The wonderful benefits of CO2– The gas of life

Earth is actually in a ‘CO2 Famine’

Professor Frank J. Tipler:

“Carbon dioxide is first and foremost a plant food. In fact, plants take carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use the energy from sunlight to combine the CO2 with water to yield glucose, the simplest sugar molecule. Carbon dioxide is also the source of all organic — this word just means “contains carbon” — molecules synthesized by plants. Without carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, there would be no organic molecules synthesized by plants. The less carbon dioxide there is in the atmosphere, the fewer organic molecules synthesized by plants. All animals depend on plants to synthesize essential organic molecules. Without the organic molecules synthesized by plants, the animal world could not exist. Without plants, there would be no biosphere.

Several million years ago, a disaster struck the terrestrial biosphere: there was a drastic reduction in the percentage of CO2 in the atmosphere.

The flowering plants evolved to be most efficient when the percentage of CO2 in the atmosphere was about 1,000 parts per million.”

http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=AF8F5B20-802A-23AD-49FB-8A2D53F00437

David Archibald:

“The 100 ppm carbon dioxide increase since the beginning of industrialisation has been responsible for an average increase in plant growth rate of 15% odd.”

And remember, the present level of CO2 is around 389 ppm. Which is 61 ppm BELOW the lowest figure in the video.

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/#mlo

Also remember that commercial greenhouse operators often enrich greenhouse air with CO2 , also known as nature’s fertilizer, to levels of 1500 parts per million, or four times that of our current atmosphere.

See also my posts:

Climate Gate – All the manipulations and lies revealed 110

Humans and Their CO2 Save the Planet! We’re really in a CO2 famine now.

The Best way to reduce CO2 emissions? – Civil War, Dictators, Political oppression and TOTAL poverty for the people!

The wonderful benefits of CO2!

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4 thoughts on “The wonderful benefits of CO2– The gas of life”

  1. I have been using the Socratic method lately while pondering CO2 levels.

    Q- What are fossil fuels?

    A- Decayed plants and algae from millions of years ago. The cellulose molecules (C6H10O5) have been converted to long chain HydroCarbons.

    Q- How did the carbon get into the prehistoric plants?

    A- The plants and and algae absorbed the carbon from atmospheric CO2 and entrained CO2 in the oceans. During photosynthesis the carbon was retained to build new growth and the oxygen was returned to the atmosphere.

    Q- When we burn fossil fuels are we adding CO2 to the atmosphere or are we returning it to the atmosphere it was removed from millions of years ago?

    A- We are returning it to the atmosphere.

    I welcome any rational debate. Cheers,

  2. I have been using the Socratic method lately while pondering CO2 levels.

    Q- What are fossil fuels?

    A- Decayed plants and algae from millions of years ago. The cellulose molecules (C6H10O5) have been converted to long chain HydroCarbons.

    Q- How did the carbon get into the prehistoric plants?

    A- The plants and and algae absorbed the carbon from atmospheric CO2 and entrained CO2 in the oceans. During photosynthesis the carbon was retained to build new growth and the oxygen was returned to the atmosphere.

    Q- When we burn fossil fuels are we adding CO2 to the atmosphere or are we returning it to the atmosphere it was removed from millions of years ago?

    A- We are returning it to the atmosphere.

    I welcome any rational debate. Cheers,

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