Thursday, May 9, 2013

In Praise of CO2...

Harrison Schmitt (of Apollo fame) and William Happer have an interesting article in today's WSJ.  The lead:
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.
Read the whole thing...

1 comment:

  1. I've written about the same thing a few times as well. Plants thrive on CO2. Frankly an increase in CO2 will be good for plants, that will then "breathe" it in and produce more oxygen and balance is restored to the world once again. :)