Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Climate Change FOOD for Thought! We are Carbon-based life forms.

Most of Earth's atmosphere is Nitrogen and Oxygen. By volume, dry air contains 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen,[1] 0.93% argon, 0.04% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is very small.  Recently it has increased to where it is now close to 4 parts in 10,000, by volume, and historically been @ 3 parts per 10,000.  
Sounds Bad, doesn't it.  Not necessarily. This is still a minuscule amount when considered as a portion of the total atmosphere.  Carbon Dioxide is a TRACE gas.  But we don't like it and want to get rid of it.  If the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere were to become diminished by a mere 2 parts out of 10,000 there would be serious detrimental repercussions to the process of photosynthesis, hence to the health of Earth’s plant life and to the entire biosphere as a consequence. Plants, trees, crops do not just LIKE co2; they require it! It is their PRIMARY nutrient.   Human and all other forms of life would DIE if this process were disrupted.
CO2 is NOT a pollutant.  Yes, there are many man-made pollutants that negatively affect life but CO2 is not one of them.   So should we allow governments and politics have a crack at solving man-made "climate change problems?". We can scarcely predict tomorrow's weather.  It is though, 100% certain that government will screw things up.

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