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Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report Nys Dept Of Environmental Conservation

Some say our species is exclusive in its prospective to “destroy the planet,” but repeated catastrophic impacts of asteroids and explosive eruptions of megavolcanos have had far greater destructive consequences than any weapon devised by humans. And so we are left with carbon, the most versatile, most adaptable, most valuable element of all. An exception might be located in the abundant element silicon, which falls in the middle of the periodic table’s third row. Silicon is element 14, occupying the significant position suitable below carbon. Elements sharing a column of the periodic table generally have comparable properties, so perhaps silicon...