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Arguing that we need more carbon dioxide, not less, in the atmosphere, Rep. Jerry Anderson, R-Price, has proposed legislation that would limit the state’s ability to regulate emissions of the greenhouse gas.
"We are short of carbon dioxide for the needs of the plants," Anderson, a retired science teacher, told the committee overseeing environmental programs in the the state on Tuesday. "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."
“I’m glad we had some global warming so it didn’t get any colder than that,” he said.
Anderson’s bill would prevent the establishment of state standards for carbon dioxide below atmospheric concentrations of 500 parts per million.
reply to post by benrl
well china issue is not really CO2, their air got many more things and its more likely an acid cloud than air but the guy is right, a warmer place with more CO2 would help vegetation, but if you see a news like this one:
Amazon could shrink by 85% due to climate change, scientists say
It would appear there are more factors to consider and things are not as the good guy says, after all he just want to help the plants, and perhaps make a little profit in the process.
People could argue that this news is just propaganda but who really knows
The problem with the entire climate change issue, is that it is political in nature, scientific research takes a back seat. And the only causalty in this dance is the truth.
I say we not assume too much nor speculate too far.
lets go to the levels of CO2 where a super volcano was active and generated mass extinctions like the Siberian_Traps, the trees will be huge, or not what you say fellow ATS?
What was the cause of this extinction event? Asteroid impact, Massive volcanic eruptions, something else or all of these things together? I wouldn’t be willing to blame it entirely on carbon dioxide.
This massive eruptive event spanned the Permian-Triassic boundary, about 250 million years ago, and is cited as a possible cause of the Permian-Triassic extinction event. One of the major questions is whether the Siberian Traps was directly responsible, or if it was itself caused by some other larger event, such as an asteroid impact.
The issue is with carbon dioxide not industrial pollutants. I don’t think anyone is arguing that pollution is a good thing.
Look at what India does already to the rivers there, china to, Imagine both with a boom that expands the urban sprawl like the Industrial revolution did for the US.