Science Taking Back Seat to Political Correctness | Heartlander Magazine
[Dr. Irvin H. Forbing] Carbon dioxide is not a dangerous pollutant, as increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will benefit increasing populations by increasing agricultural productivity. Many greenhouses inject as much as 1,000 ppm or more into the air, to grow better plants and vegetables. In past geologic history, atmospheric concentrations were as much as 3,000-7,000 ppm. The world was much greener then, though not much warmer. This is happening—to our benefit—once again. Satellite data show the earth is now increasing in greenery as a result of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations.On Keystone XL, will Obama stand up to big oil? | Bill McKibben | Comment is free | theguardian.com
There are days, in fact, when it's hard to muster much fire for the fight (though whenever I find my enthusiasm flagging, I think of the indigenous communities that have to live amid the Mordor that is now northern Alberta).