Source: ACC Live
by Dr. Craig D. Idso, Center for the Study of Caron Dioxide and Global Change
The reasons for rejecting efforts to regulate and reduce carbon dioxide
Ready for a pop quiz? Name a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is found in the atmosphere in relatively minute quantities and is essential to nearly all life on earth. ___________. Time’s up! The answer is carbon dioxide.
Carbon dioxide, or CO2, was probably not the first molecule you thought to name. After all, in today’s world CO2 is given a bad rap. Ironically, some people even refer to the emission of this life-giving and life-sustaining gas into the atmosphere as “carbon pollution.” They fear its accumulation in the air because of computer model projections, which forecast a future of dangerous global warming and a host of other climate- and extreme-weather-related catastrophes if atmospheric CO2 concentrations continue to rise. And, therefore, in an effort to alleviate their concerns, these individuals seek government regulation of CO2 emissions as part of their overall objective to reduce the CO2 content of the air. (more…)