Carbon Dioxide: "They call pollution we call it life"
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Kevin Rudd has cunningly revealed a new name for the Emissions Trading Scheme - it's now called the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.
Re-naming this essential plant food as “pollution” makes Rudd sound more moral with his plan to choke our standard of living.
What a shameless spinner. Have you seen anything like this guy in federal politics?
(Via Andrew Bolt)
Since when is Carbon dioxide a pollutant?
One of the best-kept secrets in the global warming debate is that the plant life of Planet Earth would benefit greatly from a higher level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. You read that correctly. Flowers, trees, and food crops love carbon dioxide, and the more they get of it, the more they love it. Carbon dioxide is the basic raw material that plants use in photosynthesis to convert solar energy into food, fiber, and other forms of biomass. Voluminous scientific evidence shows that if CO2 were to rise above its current ambient level of 360 parts per million, most plants would grow faster and larger because of more efficient photosynthesis and a reduction in water loss. There would also be many other benefits for plants, among them greater resistance to temperature extremes and other forms of stress, better growth at low light intensities, improved root/top ratios, less injury from air pollutants, and more nutrients in the soil as a result of more extensive nitrogen fixation.