Monday, May 28, 2007
Gore: Volcanoes must purchase Carbon Offsets
Volcanoes are immense polluters of the environment and should be required to adhere to the same rules that will be levied upon humans, according to climatologist Albert Gore, Jr.
"Volcanoes -- which are responsible for releasing millions of tons of Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere -- can no longer expect a 'free ride' when it comes to climate change," said Albert Gore, Jr. The author, moviemaker, meteorologist, and retired politician has extended his Carbon Offset advocacy to natural -- and not just man-made -- events.
According to the United States Geological Survey, active volcanoes release more than 130 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.
Several active volcanoes did not return calls seeking comment yesterday.