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Subject:  Re: Arctic Ice Date:  2/27/2014  10:21 AM
Author:  rubberthinking Number:  445662 of 461081



Much of the CO2 is being produced by burning oxygen

"Burning" means rapid, exothermic oxidation. So you can't be "burning oxygen" (oxidating oxygen?!). What do you mean?!

Aleax,

I am old fashioned.

Dave

PS do an MIT.edu search under chemical reaction number 37, if the search works you will come upon an article some one to three months old. It is the actual newly found chemical reaction on how a combustion engine works. Since most of the CO2 we are discussing comes from tailpipes this is a fair idea of how we get our pollution problem, how hydrogen, carbon and oxygen burn in an engine. To be honest, the article does not actually go into how the specifics work. It points to a much more complicated research paper only recently presented. Chemical reaction 37 is the last found chemical reaction. This is fully informed discovery. They hope in time to find still other chemical reactions and/or understand them fully.
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