“Clearly, the goal is to reduce your animal protein consumption of any sort. They mean not just beef or pork but poultry as well and, by extension also fish and fishmeal used for poultry food.” – Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
Newest menace to the globe: Laughing Gas.
Laughing Gas—A Laughing Matter?
Some dentists use Laughing Gas for its analgesic effects instead of local anaesthetics. It’s supposed to prevent pain when they get close to your nerves. I’ve never had the pleasure of such a treatment and my dentist prefers the modern “slight discomfort” version of the poke and needle variety. Of course, that’s miles ahead of the procedure I experienced in my early years when the dentist appeared to use a hammer drill to lay bare the live nerves of my teeth—without any analgesic at all.
But I’m getting sidetracked. This post is about the newest menace to the globe: Laughing Gas. Believe me this is not a laughing matter. Some activists think that this gas is another villain causing “climate change,” “global warming,” polar ice melting, rising ocean levels, droughts and floods, and all other calamities.
Obviously, the claims of carbon dioxide (CO2) causing every conceivable misfortune is running into some difficulties; it must be high time to find another culprit.
Laughing Gas (LG) is a simple chemical, composed of two nitrogen (N) atoms and one oxygen (O) atom, hence the chemical notation of N2O and name nitrous oxide. Of course you know that molecular nitrogen gas (N2) and molecular oxygen (O2) make up 99% of the atmosphere on earth (disregarding water vapor). That new villain, LG, is present in the atmosphere at approximately 330 parts per billion, or 0.00003% in the atmosphere. What a menace!
Not only is LG a natural trace constituent of air, mainly arising from soil bacteria and lightning, it is also commercially produced and used for a variety of purposes, some of which – I frankly admit – are beyond my comprehension. For example, Wikipedia mentions uses that include rocket fuel or additive, internal combustion engine fuel additive, propellant for such food items as whipped cream dispensers, recreational and medicinal uses.
The “problem” with LG, as we are now told is its effect as a “greenhouse gas,” not that the greenhouse gas theory has been proven as a cause for any global warming (including CO2). Wiki claims that LG is a greenhouse gas with a large global warming potential (GWP). More to the point, from change.org (in three language no less!) we learn that “In addition, further estimates suggested that livestock was responsible for 65 % of all emissions of nitrous oxide—a greenhouse gas that is 296 times more destructive than carbon dioxide (CO2) and stays in the atmosphere for 150 years.”
Of course, all that hogwash is only the background to the NGOs real intentions. The claim that LG stays in the atmosphere for 150 years is ridiculous. LG is a strong oxidizer that will readily react with many other trace substances or particulates in the air. That’s why its concentration in air has barely changed for several decades.
So what do these NGOs really want?
The change.org and other NGOs want the LG matter to be put on the table at the upcoming COP21 conference at Paris in Dec. 2015. In that call for action, they are referring to the 2013 report on “Tackling Climate Change through Livestock, a global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities” by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Abstract of which states as follows:
As renewed international efforts are needed to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the livestock sector can contribute its part. An important emitter of greenhouse gas, it also has the potential to significantly reduce its emissions. This report provides a unique global assessment of the magnitude, the sources and pathways of emissions from different livestock production systems and supply chains. Relying on life cycle assessment, statistical analysis and scenario building, it also provides estimates of the sector’s mitigation potential and identifies concrete options to reduce emissions. The report is a useful resource for stakeholders from livestock producers to policy-makers, researchers and civil society representatives, which also intends to inform the public debate on the role of livestock supply chains in climate change and possible solutions.
Shifting global demand for meat and dairy produce is central to achieving climate goals.
Clearly, the NGOs goal is to reduce your animal protein consumption of any sort. They mean not just beef or pork but poultry as well and, by extension also fish and fishmeal used for poultry food.
The UN and NGOs
The UN and its multitude of sub-organisations, panels, committees and the like are working hand in hand with an army of NGOs all over the globe. Their unifying goal is to convert the world into a one-government state where everyone is equally miserable. They are hell bent to make a vegan out of you yet, if not today then tomorrow. After that, your diet of grains, veggies and nuts, undoubtedly, will have to be reduced further, perhaps to tree roots and bark. In a nutshell, that`s the Agenda-21 or decarbonisation plan.
For your and your children`s sake, don`t go for that!
Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser is author of CONVENIENT MYTHS, the green revolution – perceptions, politics, and facts.
Dr. Kaiser, scientist and author, has been conducting research for more than four decades.
After receiving his doctorate in chemistry from the Technical University Munich, he joined Environment Canada’s National Water Research Institute where he served as research scientist and project manager for several research groups. He represented the institute at a variety of national and international committees, gave numerous presentations at scientific conferences, was editorial board member and peer reviewer for several journals, adjunct professor and external reviewer of university theses, and was the Editor-in- Chief of the the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada for nearly ten years.
Dr. Kaiser is an author of nearly 300 publications in scientific journals, government and national and international agency reports, books, trade magazines, and newspapers. He has been president of the Intl. Association for Great Lakes Research, and is a recipient of the Intl. QSAR Award. He is currently Director of Research of TerraBase Inc., and is a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada.
Dr. Kaiser is widely recognized for his expertise in environmental chemistry and his “no-nonsense” approach to issues.
Dr. Kaiser can be reached at: email@example.com