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Utah lawmaker: We should emit more CO2 into the atmosphere
The Daily Caller ^ | 2/19/2014 | Michael Bastasch

Posted on 02/20/2014 7:14:46 AM PST by rktman

While the Obama administration is focused on cutting carbon dioxide emissions to fight global warming, one Utah state lawmaker argues that the U.S. should emit more carbon into the atmosphere.

Utah Republican state Rep. Jerry Anderson says there’s not enough carbon in the atmosphere and that levels “really could be much higher and give us a lot of benefit for growing plants.”

“We are short of carbon dioxide for the needs of the plants,” Anderson, who’s a retired science teacher, told state lawmakers. “Concentrations reached 600 parts per million at the time of the dinosaurs and they did quite well. I think we could double the carbon dioxide and not have any adverse effects.”

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TOPICS: Agriculture; Business/Economy; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: gangreen; globalwarminghoax; jerryanderson; plantfood; utah
I KNEW my plants were lookin' a little on the peeked side. I'm doing my part to provide as much CO2 (and some other trace gasses) as I can. ;>}
1 posted on 02/20/2014 7:14:46 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

I’ll breathe faster.


2 posted on 02/20/2014 7:19:55 AM PST by FreeperCell
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To: rktman
Concentrations reached 600 parts per million at the time of the dinosaurs and they did quite well.

Much higher than 600. Samples from Late Cretaceous amber bubbles indicate CO2 was around 3,500 ppm. The oceans didn't acidify; fossils show luxuriant coral reefs from that time as well as huge chalk deposits. The climate was not hot, but mild from pole to pole.

3 posted on 02/20/2014 7:23:42 AM PST by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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4 posted on 02/20/2014 7:31:24 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: rktman

NO !! more CO2 it’s cold enough now ,we’ll end up like Mars , LOL


5 posted on 02/20/2014 7:36:27 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Spirochete
Carbon dioxide only makes up less than one-half of one percent of the Earth’s atmosphere while nitrogen makes up 78 percent of the atmosphere. Oxygen, argon, water vapor and other trace gases make up the rest.

Isn't 500 ppm only 5/100th of 1%? One-half of 1% would be 5000 ppm, wouldn't it?

6 posted on 02/20/2014 8:03:51 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: rktman

Please no. If this catches on, in five years we’ll be investing 5% of the GDP in creating CO2 for no reason at all. Politicians are that greedy and stupid, they won’t even remember they were selling the exact opposite five years before.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 8:14:41 AM PST by Moose Burger
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Instead of wasting a resource like CO2, they should confine elevated levels of CO2 in partially underground greenhouses, designed to get maximum sunlight in winter.

Small, fast growing crops absorb the most CO2, and convert it to dry weight, along with providing more sugars to their grains, fruits, etc.

The end result would be the growing of high quality fresh produce in winter, with big cost savings to consumers.


8 posted on 02/20/2014 9:45:43 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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