Environmental Thread (for school)

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by NKUSigEp, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Yes

    29 vote(s)
  2. No

    9 vote(s)
  1. NKUSigEp


    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    If you were given undeniable evidence that cutting your grass two inches longer than you currently do, would decrease the amount of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere and increase the amount of Oxygen, would you?

    Just a simple yes or no, it's not a topic that needs to be debated here on Talkbass. I just want to get a general feel for what kind of response to expect.

    Thanks for your cooperation! :D
  2. XtreO


    Jan 2, 2008
    Yes. Noone sees our lawn.
  3. Yes, I would, but only because I'm lazy and hate to mow my grass. not because of some trumped up pseudo-scientific enviro-babble...
  4. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    No - I don't have a garden / grass.
  5. steve21

    steve21 Inactive

    Have no lawn to mow.
  6. You mean leave my grass 2 inches taller?

    Sure... Why not?

    This feels like some sort of trick question. :ninja:
  7. danders


    Mar 19, 2007
    Forest Grove, OR
    I agree with you, but voted no. If the "undeniable evidence" includes a reason for why we need to increase the oxygen content then I have no issue letting the stuff grow a little longer.
  8. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I'd stop cutting it all together for less of a good reason. Like if the city wouldn't issue me a fine for instance.
  9. XtreO


    Jan 2, 2008
    I thought that first part too. But it's not logical at all, when I thought about it one more time.
  10. I already leave my grass two inches longer...ok, possibly four or five inches too long. Then one of my neighbours will either mow the lawn or I'll get bored and mow it myself.
  11. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007

    But I would perhaps cut it more seldom. What's sounds better to you - to let it grow to 4" before you cut it to 1", or cut it to 2" every time it reaches 3"?
  12. I leave my grass a little longer in the summer anyway so it shades itself and I have to use less water.
  13. NKUSigEp


    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    Well, as of yet, there's no research that I'm aware of to credit/discredit the theory - it's just one of those thoughts where you go, "if green stuff (plants) uses CO2 and produces O2, more green stuff equals less CO2 and more O2". Sounds rational to me, even without evidence. I think it's funny how certain people by default, will reject new ideas without even giving it a thought too. :D

    Since I'm nearing the end of my education (finally!) and have my final project coming up this winter, I was thinking of topics I could do it on. This happens to be one of them.
  14. I voted yes, but this thread also reminded me that I have to mow my lawn tonight after work.

    So... thanks for the reminder!
  15. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007
    I would have voted yes too if the machines that cut the grass wouldn't release large amounts of CO2 and consume gasoline. Hence my previous reply.
  16. NKUSigEp


    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    You wouldn't have to cut your grass any more often than you already do, therefore gas consumption/CO2 production would remain the same. Or less if you choose to cut your grass less.

    Depends on how much work your lawnmower has to do to cut that 4" grass to 1". Why not let it grow to 5" or 6" and then cut it to 3" or 4"?

    And as I originally stated (and ignored my own intentions :( ), I don't want to turn this into a big debate. Just a yes or no will suffice.
  17. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    You can get electric mowers if that was a big concern. (a 3.5 HP Briggs and Stratton motor doesn't use that much fuel...)
  18. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    No, only 1-3/4" ;)
  19. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Ha...I'm with ya!
  20. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium