P5_3 Exhaust-ing Gardening

Mark Sharman, George Knott, Ben Rayson, David Molloy


In Series 13 Episode 5 of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson decides to help stop global warming once
and for all. He designs a system in which a car tows a greenhouse full of plants in an effort to
completely offset Carbon emissions. The report contains the physics required to obtain an accurate comparison of both emission and sequestration rates. This data has been used to acquire a well - based estimate of the number of Bamboo plants required to achieve this neutrality. This value comes out to be 125 stems ,which would likely result in a greenhouse 78m long, assuming all the plants are equal size. We therefore conclude this system would not be feasible.

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