Tuesday, January 31, 2012

No Need to Decarbonize the World Economy


I have been pushing this view for many years explaining that CO2 is NOT a pollutant but is a beneficial component of our atmosphere. Now the Wall Street Journal has published an article (27th Jan 2012) signed by 16 scientists entitled "No Need to Panic About Global Warming" which unveils the bunkum associated with global warming alarmism, which is followed by PM Julia in Australia and by Obama. Maybe this is to help the GOP selection for US Presidential election?

Here is what is said about CO2: (quote from Wall St Journal)
"The fact is that CO2 is not a pollutant. CO2 is a colorless and odorless gas, exhaled at high concentrations by each of us, and a key component of the biosphere's life cycle. Plants do so much better with more CO2 that greenhouse operators often increase the CO2 concentrations by factors of three or four to get better growth. This is no surprise since plants and animals evolved when CO2 concentrations were about 10 times larger than they are today. Better plant varieties, chemical fertilizers and agricultural management contributed to the great increase in agricultural yields of the past century, but part of the increase almost certainly came from additional CO2 in the atmosphere."

To read the full Wall St Journal article click here