“Without CO2 in the atmosphere there would be no life as we know it on our planet.”
– David John Haskell
An unforgiveable scam – Beware the weasel words of a politician chasing your vote
Without CO2 in the atmosphere there would be no life as we know it on our planet
David John Haskell
It is very sad that so many good people have been taken in by unscrupulous people and disingenuous politicians concerning carbon dioxide and that a generation of children are being needlessly frightened out of their wits.
Greta Thunberg’s book is titled, ‘No one is too small to make a difference’ and astute folk will tell you these are the weasel words typical of a politician chasing your vote – they have no meaning in science in the sense that a grain of salt will make no meaningful difference to the salinity of the oceans. Therefore in relation to carbon dioxide I am reminded of the words of H.L.Mencken (1880-1956), who stated, ‘The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed – and hence clamorous to be led to safety – by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary’.
Surely those who claim carbon dioxide (CO2) to be a pollutant that will bring about catastrophic global warming need to return to their science lessons. For without CO2 in the atmosphere there would be no life as we know it on our planet.
The most significant contribution to the greenhouse effect is water vapour and all those ‘wicked’ photographs of power stations emitting lots of supposedly harmful emissions are very misleading. Power station cooling towers actually emit steam (water vapour) and not obnoxious gases – steam is water vapour which comes from evaporation of boiling water. Both are invisible and both are gases in that they are molecules which adhere to gas laws.
When water vapour or steam becomes visible it is when the vapour has condensed into solid droplets of water or particles of ice – a couple of lessons of how steam turbine power stations operate would not go amiss for many folk.
It is also misleading to claim there is too much CO2 in the atmosphere at 400 parts per million (ppm) for at this level it is roughly one-third for optimum plant growth. To be sure, about 18,000 years ago the planet came dangerously close to losing all plant life, when CO2 levels approached 150 ppm – below which plant life cannot sustain photosynthesis and as such will perish. Is it little wonder then that the knowledgeable Dutch pump CO2 into their greenhouses to encourage plant growth.
As mentioned earlier the main driver of greenhouse warming is water vapour and before global warming became a political issue, it was generally accepted among physicists that water vapour contributed to between 60% and 90% of the greenhouse effect.
Carbon emissions are a smoke screen (excuse the pun), a con, a scam, and the actual danger that threatens mankind, is that of over population. This real threat manifests itself in the destruction of the Amazonian rainforest, and many other forests around the globe, over fishing of the world’s oceans, pollution of rivers, lakes and seas, pollution of the land and the pollution of the atmosphere by obnoxious gases and particulates, the menace of plastic, the spread of disease, pandemics, civil unrest, wars, the list is becoming endless – there is now not a single place on the planet that has not suffered from desecration, pollution or exploitation.