Coke’s effect on global warming
February 6, 2010 1 Comment
People are starting to make changes to decrease their impact on the environment. But there is one thing that people will never give up, no matter how bad the environment gets… drinking coke. There is a lot of carbon dioxide in Coke which gives it its fizzy bubbles. When you open the can a lot of that stored carbon dioxide gets released into the atmosphere. In 2003 for the first time in history carbon emissions from coke and other carbonated beverages passed electricity and heat, as the number one cause for increased carbon dioxide concentrations in our atmosphere.
This could spell disaster for the planet. We need to shift away from drinking carbonated beverages and drink alternative non-carbonated drinks: such as grape juice or milk. However, scientists agree that these alternatives won’t be economical feasible for at least another decade. In the meantime there are many things we can do to limit our coke use. You can share a coke with a friend; this reduces carbon emissions by half. You can use mass beverage delivery systems, such as fountain drinks, which releases 60 percent less carbon dioxide but is 60 percent more watered down.
Also, if you want to help the environment, don’t build Mentos MythBuster soda fountains. Not only do they release carbon dioxide, but they stain and have lost all jaw-dropping potential.