Skip to comments.Utah lawmaker: We should emit more CO2 into the atmosphere
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 theres 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, whos 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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I’ll breathe faster.
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.
NO !! more CO2 it’s cold enough now ,we’ll end up like Mars , LOL
Isn't 500 ppm only 5/100th of 1%? One-half of 1% would be 5000 ppm, wouldn't it?
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.
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.