Something is wrong. My labels don’t add up. I read the NZ Ministry for the Environment booklet again.. “Scientists tell us that air has: 21% oxygen + 78% nitrogen+ O.1%-2% water vapour in the air and as clouds+0.036% carbon dioxide (CO2) + tiny amounts of other gases, including methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). Wait! That’s over 101%. And they have missed out the “Miracle Gas” altogether.
JOURNEY index Look back to 2 Journey on to 4
Argon constitutes about 0.94% of the atmosphere - a greater component than all the Trace Gases combined (0.1%) It retains minimal thermal energy and this amplifies the leverage and impact of the traces gases that do retain the thermal energy required for life to exist, as we know it, on Earth.
Argont is inexpensive, nonreactive, clear and
odourless and performs many very valuable roles in our lives. Its intelligent use, for
instance, in lighting and in double glazing can make an important
contribution to the conservation of our vital carbon balances and
resources. As such it has important roles to play in mitigating the impact of
human activities on our climate.
Some of its uses are as an insulating gas in double glazing , electric light bulbs and flurorescent tubes, flow tubes, glow tubes, welding and cutting, a protective barrier for volatile (explosive) substances, providing a protective atmosphere for growing silicon and germanium crystals.
Such omissions for political reasons destroy science in our communities.
Chapter Six - Land of the Lost Trace Gases - Dancing Tiny with the Air.
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