Friday, 05 July 2013 10:50

Study: Too Little Carbon Dioxide Will Destroy Earth

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Do you want to save the planet? Fire up the SUV this holiday weekend and go for a pleasure ride; burn some more coal in your barbecue grill; crank up the house’s AC; and, generally, aspire to a Paul Bunyan-size carbon footprint. Because according to astrobiologist Jack O’Malley-James speaking at the National Astronomy meeting at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, life on Earth will suffer a carbon-dioxide-related extinction. But contrary to popular-culture belief, the problem will be too little of the naturally occurring gas.

It probably won’t ruin any of your plans, as this fate awaits us nearly billion years down the geological road, but the process by which life may end is rather simple. The Daily Mail reports:

[A]s the Sun ages and grows hotter, greater evaporation and chemical reactions with rainwater will take away more and more carbon dioxide.

In less than a billion years, its levels will be too low for photosynthesising plants to survive, say scientists. When that happens, life as we know it on Earth will cease to exist.

With the loss of plants, herbivorous animals will also die out, as well as the carnivores that prey on them.

At this point microbes will rule the Earth, though their days in the sun — pun intended — will likewise end. As the sun grows even hotter, the oceans will evaporate, making the planet inhospitable to all but the sturdiest micro-organisms. “Any remaining life will be restricted to pockets of liquid water, perhaps at cooler, higher altitudes or in caves underground,” says O’Malley-James.

While it’s probably hard to forecast weather for 1,000,002,013 A.D., many experts have pointed out that CO2 needs to hire a PR team, misunderstood and maligned as it is by global-warming proponents. For instance, Mike Adams of Natural News asks, “If CO2 is so bad for the planet, why do greenhouses pay to produce it?” He then offers the answer:

CO2 is a plant NUTRIENT.

Nope, it's not a pollutant that threatens human civilization as has been ridiculously claimed by global warming doomsday pushers. CO2 actually increases plant yields, accelerates "re-greening" and improves reforestation of the planet. [Emphasis in original.]

In fact, Adams doesn’t mince words, stating:

The more you really examine the scientific truth about carbon dioxide rather than the politically-charged "hate speech" against Mother Nature being spewed by people like Al Gore, the more you realize CO2 is a crucial nutrient for the Earth's environment and ecosystem. In fact, the vast majority of all the CO2 released into the atmosphere is produced by Mother Nature via animals in the ocean.

Note here that carbon dioxide is to plants what oxygen is to man. People have reduced stamina and more trouble breathing at higher altitudes because there’s less oxygen in the air; likewise, decreased CO2 inhibits plant photosynthesis, which is why botanists pump the gas into their greenhouses. This is also one reason the age of the dinosaurs was marked by lush foliage blanketing the Earth: Carbon dioxide levels were 5 to 10 times those of today.

But while CO2’s affect on flora is well established, its influence on temperature is a different matter. In fact, some scientists believe increased carbon dioxide may actually cool the atmosphere. Writes Principia Scientific International:

A recent NASA report throws the space agency into conflict with its climatologists after new NASA measurements prove that carbon dioxide acts as a coolant in Earth's atmosphere.

NASA's Langley Research Center has collated data proving that “greenhouse gases” actually block up to 95 percent of harmful solar rays from reaching our planet, thus reducing the heating impact of the sun. The data was collected by Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry, (or SABER). SABER monitors infrared emissions from Earth’s upper atmosphere, in particular from carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitric oxide (NO), two substances thought to be playing a key role in the energy balance of air above our planet’s surface.

Whatever the effect of CO2 on climate, many experts also point out that the computer forecasting models predicting a steadily warming planet are belied by actual temperature records. Wrote the Daily Mail last year:

The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.

The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

This means that the "plateau" or "pause" in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.

So if the critics of Anthropogenic Global Warming theory are correct, the only man-made aspect of the matter is the data itself. Nonetheless, while it’s entirely possible the climate won’t be heating up anytime soon, the rhetoric surrounding it most surely will.

5 comments

  • Comment Link Scottar Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:41 posted by Scottar

    If you believe the mantra hype that the CO2 increase is due to anthropogenic sources I have read 2 papers that dispute that including this one:

    http://www.elsevier.com/locate/gloplacha

    Jul 19, 2013

    The Phase Relation Between Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Global Temperature

    But every little bit helps. Maybe we need CO2 generators to ensure plant health as animals need plants to survive in the name of the endangered species act. So anti Carbon activists are endangering all animal species including humans.

  • Comment Link Randy Dutton Sunday, 14 July 2013 17:10 posted by Randy Dutton

    The Carbon Trap is my novel and is the first to explore mankind's attempts to control CO2 going awry and threatening all life on Earth. It's the first book in The Carbon Series. Book 2, The Carbon Cross will be published within the next couple weeks.

    I put a lot of research into the issue, and I believe Earth would have had a severe CO2 shortage in about 10-20 million years (not 1 billion) had we not started burning fossil fuels. The real global warming research has found was from CFCs and their effect on ozone, and how it affected cosmic radiation. With CFCs decreasing, global cooling is projected to start in roughly 20 years.

  • Comment Link Nora Saturday, 06 July 2013 01:22 posted by Nora

    If only we could "fire up the SUVs" and go for a pleasure ride. With all the checkpoints in place now, there is little unmolested travel possible.

    Open minded folks with no agenda have known for a long time that global warming is baloney, and in particular man-made global warming is made up by the men who stand to profit from it, if they can con us into believing this nonsense so they can collect those carbon taxes. What more proof do you need that all mainstream media has to offer is lies?

  • Comment Link Patty Reynolds Friday, 05 July 2013 22:17 posted by Patty Reynolds

    P.S. maybe the NSA will allow proof of the PLAN or chemtrails' deliberate use to pollute the soil and air in collusion with the pesticide soaked earth being created by GMO production.

    IS ALL THIS THE UN FRONT FOR TAXATION/POPULATION CONTROL AT WORK ?

  • Comment Link Patty Reynolds Friday, 05 July 2013 22:05 posted by Patty Reynolds

    One did not have to subscribe to the "conspiracy" that conceived the carbon pollution/taxation to in order to see that CO2 is a nutrient, not a pollutant, necessary to the lives of the plants that sustain ALL life on earth.

    Unless our elected officials have been either blackmailed, corrupted by the communist inspired public education system of the last 65 + years, and/or just born stupid and greedy: WHY HAVE THEY GOTTEN AWAY WITH THE "ONE WORLD ORDER" PLAN WHICH DEVISED THIS ASSININE WAR ON CARBON DIOXIDE/ SAVE THE "ENVIRONMENT"/LAND WHILE UN IMPOSED PROPERTY GRABS ARE STEALING COUNTRIES VIA AGENDA 21/IMPERIAL WARS WORLDWIDE ?

    It is corruption on a grand scale, and destroying our country wholesale under false pretenses, while destroying the the basis of our constitutional law in the process, which is their apparent target, which has allowed this military industrial complex, fueled by the Banksters to rule the world.

    Maybe the current brouhaha in the NSA will spill over to finish off this whole scenario for what it is: "GRAND TREASON " ! (THANK EDWARD SNOWDEN FOR THE NOW PUBLIC PEEK INTO THE CALDRON, AND PRAY FOR HIS SAFETY !)

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