Contributed by Allan Taylor
We face a bleak economic future if the present unnecessary hysteria about global warming and climate change continues unabated and is acted upon by reducing carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere..
The UN (IPCC) inspired doom and gloom predictions on climate change are based on computer modeling of global climate, from which most scientists know you can predict practically anything by suitable manipulation of data inputs. Contrary to the UN, there is no scientific evidence that an increase in the carbon dioxide level of the atmosphere causes climate change nor does it present a problem.
Climate is always in a state of change naturally and like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, is beyond human influence. So let’s be happy and enjoy living on a dynamic planet!
Carbon dioxide gas is NOT a pollutant, but a harmless and vital gas which trees and plants fix by the process of photosynthesis and liberate oxygen to the atmosphere. We humans and all animals need this oxygen to breath and survive. Atmospheric carbon dioxide is recycled naturally, as a plant nutrient, by rock weathering and by being absorbed in the oceans which cover 70% of the Earth’s surface. So don’t blame carbon dioxide for climate change!
We are now experiencing benign temperatures after recovering from the last Ice Age which lasted from 10,000 to 100,000 years ago, when northern ice sheets covered the Great Lakes region of North America. The extreme changes of climate and global warming which happened over the last 20,000 years occurred naturally, or are the UN officials going to blame the carbon dioxide emissions from aboriginal camp fires?
This hysteria about the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is a case of “barking up the wrong tree”. Remember the last computer-inspired hysteria concerning the millennium bug and the coming of the year 2000? This passed uneventfully and is now forgotten.
So, for the sake of the future world economy, the Amazon jungle and plants everywhere, give the thumbs down to this UN push into fantasy land.