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By Don C. Brunell
Contributor 

Water has a greenhouse gas problem

 

Last updated 6/24/2021 at 8:35am



In our zest to quickly switch from gas-powered to battery-operated vehicles and to convert our power grid to wind and solar generated electricity, the impacts of CO2 released from rivers, lakes and streams has been ignored.

President Biden wants to transition America to renewable electricity by 2035 and have every car CO2 emission free by 2050. In the world of nature, the focus is carbon gases releases from forest and rangeland fires.

In California last year, wildfires released about half the typical annual emissions from that of the transportation sector and forest fire pollution topped an...



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