TRUTH EXONERATES CARBON DIOXIDE - THE GAS OF LIFE
"The truth is incontrovertible; malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."
Winston S. Churchill
Carbon dioxide ("CO2") is as important as water and oxygen in sustaining life on the planet. Plants deprived of CO2, die! Animals deprived of plants as a source of food, die! Clearly, mankind must protect and enhance its store of CO2. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the unwarranted vilification of CO2 by climate-change alarmists could give rise to serious unintended consequences.
The following examines the history of CO2 and describes a plausible consequence if we continue to suppress the truth about CO2. If truth is to prevail, we must overcome the wilful blindness of politicians and the power of group think that sustains the false CO2 narrative.
"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see."
Winston S. Churchill
In the beginning, the planet Earth is created as a desert devoid of carbon life forms (i.e. plants, animals and humans).
Subsequent to the planet's earliest, documented ice age (Huronian), the Green Period begins in an atmosphere containing as much as 30% CO2.
The planet's greenery acquires its carbon by inhaling CO2 and exhaling oxygen as a waste product.
Terrestrial and marine organisms appear when the atmosphere's oxygen content reaches the critical level necessary to support such life.
Following the Karoo Ice Age, the CO2-rich (2,000 ppm) atmosphere is degraded by natural processes to produce the current CO2-starved (400 ppm) atmosphere.
About 1760, the Industrial Revolution commences with the generation of CO2 from coal, thereby extending the Earth's Green Period.
In 1992, the Earth Summit falsely accuses CO2 of having the power to dangerously interfere with the climate system.
In 2007, the US Supreme Court mistakenly rules that CO2 is a pollutant.
As a result, billions of dollars are being squandered to accelerate and augment the ongoing, natural sequestration of CO2.
Mankind finally develops a process capable of reducing the CO2 content of the atmosphere to less than 150 ppm. This process is effectively the ultimate weapon of mass destruction that can prematurely terminate the Earth's Green Period.
In the end, mankind recklessly commissions said process and transforms the planet into a desert, devoid of carbon life forms. The truth about CO2 must prevail to avert such a catastrophe.
The history of CO2, together with a scientific analysis*** of the facts pertaining to CO2, reveal that it is impossible to generate too much CO2. Nevertheless, climate-change alarmists continue to demand the reduction of CO2 emissions to prevent runaway warming, an unfounded fear.
In reality, an imminent climate threat is a repeat of the Little Ice Age (1300 to 1870). These reoccurring cold periods have resulted in mass migrations and the collapse of civilizations.
A distant, much more serious threat to all carbon life forms is the natural sequestration of CO2, which will eventually result in the end of the Earth's Green Period. Logically, supporters of a "green" agenda should applaud the enrichment of the atmosphere by our CO2 emissions.
Dr. Thorpe Watson
Retired Cominco scientist
190 Cambridge Rd
Trail, BC V1R 2J1