"Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong." Friedrich Nietzche

"Any and all non-violent, non-coercive, non-larcenous, consensual adult behavior that does not physically harm other people or their property or directly and immediately endangers same, that does not disturb the peace or create a public nuisance, and that is done in private, especially on private property, is the inalienable right of all adults. In a truly free and liberty-loving society, ruled by a secular government, no laws should be passed to prohibit such behavior. Any laws now existing that are contrary to the above definition of inalienable rights are violations of the rights of adults and should be made null and void." D. M. Mitchell (from The Myth of Inalienable Rights, at: http://dowehaverights.blogspot.com/)

Friday, December 16, 2011

How Much CO2 Is Too Much?

We have been told for years now, by people like Al Gore, that human-caused CO2 is going to kill us all. Well, maybe not kill us, but make life really bad on Earth. Every day I see and hear advertisements about going "green" and getting rid of carbon-based fuels, and imposing a carbon tax on industrialized nations to cut their carbon output, ostensibly, to "save the Earth." (Actually, carbon is a solid, like coal or diamonds. CO2 is a gas, and a very important one.)

Award-winning Princeton University Physicist Dr. Will Happer testified before Congress in February of 2009 regarding CO2 levels. Below are just a few of the things he said.

  • "The increase of CO2 is not a cause for alarm and will be good for mankind"
  • “Many people don’t realize that over geological time, we’re really in a CO2 famine now."

  • "Almost never has CO2 levels been as low as it has been in the [present era]."

  • "Most of the time [CO2 levels] have been at least 1000 (ppm) and it’s been quite higher than that.”

He went on to say (in the full report) that during the times of much higher CO2 level plants and animals and the oceans did quite well. He also stated that under 300 parts per million of CO2 is like a starvation diet for plants. As I noted above, CO2 is a very important gas. Plants need it to survive. The more of it the better. They take in CO2 and give off oxygen, which humans and other animals need to survive.

The above was taken from a PDF document that was presented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa on December 7, 2011 by Climate Depot in their report entitled, in part: Special Report: A-Z Climate Reality Check, page 16. The full report by Dr. Happer can be viewed here.

The Special Report: A-Z Climate Reality Check is full of other good information debunking the human-caused global warming/climate change fraud.

1 comment:

Rycke said...

Short and sweet, and you give your source. Thank you.

The alarmists talk about "carbon" as though it is a pollutant, when it is the center of all life. Organic matter is that which contains carbon; we are carbon-based life forms. But it takes plants to make that carbon widely available for us to build ourselves with.

But "carbon" in its most common basic state (charcoal) is black and dirty, and sounds more like pollution than an odorless, colorless gas vital to life, so they talk about carbon, not CO2.

Alarmists also tell us that rising temperatures would bring drought. But warm air holds more moisture than cold, and can therefore release more as rain as it cools. Of course, then they say that major storms will wipe us out.

They said in Science News a while back that rising CO2 favors bad plants like poison ivy more than good crop plants like corn. Pick your plants carefully, and you can show anything; plants are good or bad depending on our use for them, not their use of CO2.

Yours in ordered liberty,