High School Science and Cap and Trade Legislation

For every one ton of coal burned, 2.86 tons of carbon dioxide is produced.Wait a minute. How can one ton of hard coal produce nearly triple that weight of a gas (in this case, CO2)?Those pushing this climate change argument ask us to accept some of the most complex science that very few understand, and to accept that science on faith.Yet this coal-to-CO2 thing is not complex science. It's basic first-year high school science that we all learned. Science was never really cool at high school, so we remembered enough to get us through the exams, and once that was achieved, it was no longer necessary to remember it.One of the first things we learned in high school science was the first few atoms in the periodic table of elements: hydrogen, helium, lithium, beryllium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen.What that indicates is the smallest of atoms working up to the heavier atoms, each with more protons, electrons, and neutrons. The weight rises as you go up the chart.Notice there how oxygen...(Read Full Article)