CARBON DIOXIDE: VITAL TO ALL LIFE

WHAT IS CO2?

  1. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a colorless, odorless gas Read More from Vaisala Corporation …

    CO2 Molecule - Essential To All Life
  2. Tropospheric concentration runs between 384 to 420 ppm
  3. Protects by delaying advance of next ice age Read more about When greenhouse gas meets ice age…
  4. CO2 is heavier than air with specific gravity of 1.56 (air at 1.0 and methane (CH4) at .5537) Read more about the specific gravity of gasses…

WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF ATMOSPHERIC CO2?

  1. According to Columbia University, the primary source of carbon/CO2 is out gassing from the Earth’s interior at mid-ocean ridges. Hotspot volcanoes and subduction-related volcanic arcs. Read more about the carbon cycle…
  2. The Himalayas: a powerful CO2 pump Read more from the National Center for Scientific Research…
    Himalayas Seen From Space
  3. Chinese industry – melting the Himalaya ice cap Read more from the
    Guardian…
  4. About 3% from human activity Read more … (maybe – skepticism on my part)

WHAT ROLE DOES CO2 PLAY IN HUMAN LIFE?

  1. Every living thing is made up of carbon Read more about why carbon is important to life …
  2. Carbon dioxide is the gas that animals (including humans) exhale. It is a food for plants and without it no plant can grow. Read more about Carbon Dioxide and Man…
  3. Our food sources depend on essential carbon dioxide Read more about photosynthesis…
  4. Protects life from a global ice cover, if proponents of anthropogenic global warming are right.
  5. CO2 Essential to production of O2
    1. Ozone (O3) is a form of Oxygen (O2) that creates a thin layer in the stratosphere where it blocks harmful ultraviolet rays. Read more about The Earth’s Atmosphere …
    2. A mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people breathe. Read Top 10 Reasons Why Trees Are Valuable and Important…
    3. Russian forests are “oxygen bag” for Europe. Vast Russian forests produce approximately 15%, or more, of
      Sprawling Russian Forests

      the world’s O2. Read more Climate Ark…

IS CO2 CONCENTRATION A CAUSE OR EFFECT?

  1. According to geologic record, ever since the Pre-Cambrian, ice ages have occurred at widely spaced intervals of geologic time – approximately 200 million years – lasting for millions. During the present ice age, glaciers have advanced and retreated over 20 times, often blanketing North America with ice. Our climate today is actually a warm interval between these many periods of glaciations.  Read more from NPR report The Big Chill…
  2. Research said to prove that greenhouse gasses cause climate change has been condemned as a sham by scientists. Read more from MailOnline Greenhouse effect is a myth, say scientists…
  3. The oldest geologic sediments suggest that (before mankind existed) atmospheric concentration may have been one-hundred times that of the present Read more about The Carbon Cycle from NASA…

    CO2 Subduction Plume CO2

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

  • Global warming and global cooling cycles have predictable recurrence. What caused global warming the other 19 times when human and domesticated animal population was almost non-existent?
  • A growing global population certainly requires a growing supply of oxygen. Trees and plants produce oxygen; carbon-dioxide is food for the trees and plants. Does it make sense that we need CO2 to sustain life on Earth?
  • What do you think about anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming?
  • If, as many scientists say, we are moving into another ice age when glaciers will again cover the North American continent (20th time), should we produce more “greenhouse gasses” to preserve mankind?

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