Published on May 10th, 2013 | by David Housholder2
CO2 Good for Us? #0092 Life & Liberty
CO2 is not the same as smoke.
Grab a piece of coal. Your fingers get grimy just handling it. Smokestacks belching puffs of black soot, etc.
CO2 is something entirely different. It is simply not a pollutant. You are breathing it out right now. CO2, in simple terms, is clean.
Some statist environmental activists purposely combine the two in terms like “carbon footprint.” Carbon is arguably the only element necessary for life. Stuff that has carbon in it is called “organic.” Many of you took organic chemistry in school–it’s the study of carbon and life.
CO2 was not included in the Clean Air Act until recently when the Supreme Court (those environmental and chemical experts) decided that it should be. Hey, it sounded the same to them.
Is Carbon Dioxide (CO2) actually good for the planet?
Well, remember that chart of the oxygen/CO2 cycle between plants and animals, from your grade school science textbook?
According to that, CO2 is good for plants, which is good for agriculture, which is good….for us.
Listen in to my short audio on Carbon Dioxide, recorded today in Rotterdam. Click on the box below…
Call it a “greenhouse gas?” What happens in a greenhouse? Life thrives. When this planet was at its lushest, CO2 levels were multiples of what they now are. In fact you can make a case that the last few centuries have had a shortage of CO2 which has increased the creeping growth of deserts and drought in many places.
Why would amber waves of grain in the Sahara be such a bad thing?
I read a landmark study, reported in the Wall Street Journal, on this topic which you can see by clicking on HERE.
And in the quest for fairness, I have included an opposing view (how many climate change enthusiasts do that?) which you can read by clicking on HERE.
“Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”
-Dwight D. Eisenhower, at the end of his presidency. 1961
Have a look at my other segment on the same topic: