The Biz Bucks Blog provides former Biz Bucks students and other busy professionals with a summary and commentary of seminal articles from the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. You can be notified of a new posting by subscribing to the blog (enter email in box on right) or by following on Twitter: @BizBucksGuy.
A Godless Theology May 13, 2013 11:00 AM | Tagged as Carbon Dioxide, Global Warming
WSJ May 9, 2013 p. A19: “In Defense of Carbon Dioxide” by Harrison H. Schmitt and William Happer
Schmitt, a professor of engineering at Wisconsin-Madison and former Apollo astronaut and former US Senator, along with Happer, a professor of physics at Princeton, had some interesting things to say about carbon dioxide in this article.
Carbon dioxide is an essential compound for existence of life as we know it. In spite of the dogma coming from the socialist branch of the environmental movement, carbon dioxide is needed to sustain life. Current levels in the atmosphere are about 400 ppm. Historical data shows it was much higher (3000 ppm) several million years ago and life flourished on land and in the oceans. Real scientists know more carbon dioxide would mean more efficient growth of food for our world. Commercial growers know this and increase their greenhouse concentrations to 1000 ppm to increase their yield.
Here’s some quotes from Schmitt and Happer:
“Thanks to the single-mined demonization of (CO2) this natural and essential atmospheric gas by advocates of government control of energy production, the conventional wisdom about carbon dioxide is that it is a dangerous pollutant. That’s simply not the case.”
“The cessation of observed global warming for the past decade or so has shown how exaggerated NASA’s and most other computer predictions of human-caused warming have been – and how little correlation warming has with concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide. …There isn’t the slightest evidence that more carbon dioxide has caused more extreme weather.”
“The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing carbon dioxide will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science.”
Schmitt and Happer got it right. The doctrines of the socialist, big government folks are a godless theology masquerading as scientific fact.
Posted in Global Warming | 0 Replies
To receive email updates when a new post is made, please enter your email address in the box below and click Subscribe.
Use these key words to search past blogs:
1994 97% Alesina Recession Alinsky Allesina austerity Baloney BAT Binz bird kills Bogle Border Adjustment Tax Brulle Bryce capitalism carbon Carbon Dioxide CBO CFTC chains China Churchill Climate Climate Change Clinton Comparative Advantage Crichton Cronyism Cummins Curry Darwin Death panel demographics population economics Denier derivatives Dodd-Frank Drug dynamic Dynamic Scoring education electric car Energy Energy Policy Enron Debt Entitlements Eugenics Fat Fry Flat Earthers fracking free markets free trade Free Trade E-Verify Free Trade Zoellick Freedom Heritage Foundation Friedman gas lines Gas Prices glaciers Global Warming Global Warming Sustainability global warming subsidies IMF Globalization Trade God Google Gore Gramm Green Blob Grifo Groupthink Growth Hannity Hayek Hostess Hybrid Immigration Imports index funds Indexing Intellectual Denial investing investment IPCC JFK Joint Tax Kennedy Kerry Keynes Keynesian Keynesian Tax Cuts King Barak Bird Kills Koch Koonin Laffer Lamar Smith Lomborg macroeconomics macroeconomics;static; dynamic MACT Makiel markets Marxist medical care minimum wage Mitchell Model T Moore Morgenthau Navarro Neumark NOAA NY Times Obamacare ObamaCare Rove Health Insurance O'Reilly participation rate Patrick Moore peer review Peer Review EPA Piketty Pipelines plywood Presidential authority Price Controls Pruitt Racial divide Rare Earth Reagan Recession REE Renewable Portfolio Standards Renewables Ricardo Ridley robotics RPS Ryan Schlaff Science science integrity scoring Settled Science Shaffer shortages socialism socialized medicine Solar Panels Solvaldi Sovaldi static steel STEM Stephens Steyer stimulus subsidy sugar Supreme Creator tax policy Taylor territorial taxes corporate taxes Tesla Trade train wreck Trump unemployment wages Wind wind power women Zuckerman