Fearmongering and the 400ppm CO2 level

Relax CO2 has been much higher in Earths History

By Albert N. Milliron

The headlines are comparative to Y2K and other end of the world predictions.  If the right-wing were pushing an issue with such data, the left would be pointing out that in earths history, carbon dioxide has surpassed 1000ppm.

I guess those awful right-wingers drove SUVs some 2-4 million years ago.  Those damned oil companies!

400ppm CO2

What 400ppm of CO2 looks like
(Media Credit: wattsupwiththat.com)

What we are seeing here is alarmist natural resource haters, who wish to blame big-oil and their supporters for a natural fluctuation in the  earths chemical make-up. This is agenda driven and plain junk science.

But since I am not a climatologist, I have provided a few such characters that will outline a bit more about the earths history and that a so-called number milestone is nothing more than fear-mongering to get eyes on the climate change and hopefully get legislation passed through various political institutions.

Don’t be surprised if President Obama starts using these numbers as part of his speeches as he does with gun control issues.

We say,  keep calm and enjoy the expansion of the rainforest and other vegetation throughout the world.  Don’t leftist care about the needs of the planets lesser lifeforms?

Harrison H. Schmitt and William Happer: In Defense of Carbon Dioxide
The demonized chemical compound is a boon to plant life and has little correlation with global temperature.

Of all of the world’s chemical compounds, none has a worse reputation than carbon dioxide. Thanks to the single-minded demonization of this natural and essential atmospheric gas by advocates of government control of energy production, the conventional wisdom about carbon dioxide is that it is a dangerous pollutant. That’s simply not the case. Contrary to what some would have us believe, increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will benefit the increasing population on the planet by increasing agricultural productivity.

The cessation of observed global warming for the past decade or so has shown how exaggerated NASA’s and most other computer predictions of human-caused warming have been—and how little correlation warming has with concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide. As many scientists have pointed out, variations in global temperature correlate much better with solar activity and with complicated cycles of the oceans and atmosphere. There isn’t the slightest evidence that more carbon dioxide has caused more extreme weather.

The current levels of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere, approaching 400 parts per million, are low by the standards of geological and plant evolutionary history. Levels were 3,000 ppm, or more, until the Paleogene period (beginning about 65 million years ago). For most plants, and for the animals and humans that use them, more carbon dioxide, far from being a “pollutant” in need of reduction, would be a benefit. This is already widely recognized by operators of commercial greenhouses, who artificially increase the carbon dioxide levels to 1,000 ppm or more to improve the growth and quality of their plants.

via Harrison H. Schmitt and William Happer: In Defense of Carbon Dioxide – WSJ.com.

The Earth has had many-times-higher levels of CO2 in the past.

Americans should welcome the 400 ppm threshold. This means that plants are going to be happy, and this means that global-warming fearmongers are going to be proven wrong’

Bloomberg News features Climate Depot’s Morano: ‘The Earth has had many-times-higher levels of CO2 in the past. Americans should welcome the 400 ppm threshold. This means that plants are going to be happy, and this means that global-warming fearmongers are going to be proven wrong’

Related Links: 

Peer-Reviewed Study finds ‘ancient’ Earth’s climate similar to present day — despite CO2 levels 5 to over 20 times higher than today!Geologists reconstructed Earth’s climate belts between 460 and 445 million years ago and found ‘ancient climate belts were surprisingly like those of the present’ – Also included ‘a brief, intense glaciation’

Prominent Scientist Dr. Will Happer Tells Congress: Earth in ‘CO2 Famine’ – Feb. 25, 2009

Prominent Princeton Scientist Dr. Happer Testifies to Congress: ‘Warming and increased CO2 will be good for mankind’ — ‘CO2 is not a pollutant and it is not a poison and we should not corrupt the English language by depriving ‘pollutant’ and ‘poison’ of their original meaning’

New Paper: Danish Physicist Dr. Henrik Svensmark’s Cosmic Jackpot: ‘Svensmark stands the currently popular CO2 story on its head…Climate and life control CO2, not the other way around’ — ‘Some geoscientists want to blame the drastic alternations of hot and icy conditions during the past 500 million years on increases and decreases in carbon dioxide, which they explain in intricate ways. For Svensmark, the changes driven by the stars govern the amount of carbon dioxide in the air. Climate and life control CO2, not the other way around…’The UK Royal Astronomical Society in London publishes Svensmark’s latest paper’

Ice Age At 2000+ PPM CO2: ‘Earth experienced an ice age 450 million years ago, with CO2 somewhere between 2000 and 8000 ppm’

Via Climate Depot

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