Planet earth and mankind could not survive without CO2. As to climate change, the climate science community is increasing its support that “CO2 is neither a pollutant nor a driver of climate change.”
Those holding an opposite view should read “Fire, Ice, Paradise,” by H. Leighton Steward. His views regarding CO2 enjoy wide support by many in the climate science group. Steward suggests we ask ourselves as we ask others, “Are we willing to bet our economy, our standard of living and lose our opportunity to provide more food and shelter for millions of people on a warning of catastrophic global warming that never happened, even when CO2 levels in the atmosphere were 18 times higher than today?”
Further support for Steward’s positions regarding CO2 comes from a group of more than 20 scientists and engineers known as The Right Climate Stuff (a group that includes AAPG Honorary member and former NASA astronaut Harrison Schmitt).
It seems clear (also even obvious) that our politicians and government agencies should take another look at the real effects of CO2 on climate before madly rushing into ill-conceived legislation in the matters of carbon tax, etc., and massive continuation of subsidies for alternative fuels, which can either compete with fossil fuels in cost or efficiency.
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