Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, the largest independent environmental organization in the world, recently offered some facts about the benefits of carbon dioxide (CO2). He shared the information in The Truth About CO2, an educational video presented on the PragerU website. The purpose behind the creation of the video was to offer information “you won’t hear in the current debate” about CO2 and carbon emissions, and to counteract the EPA’s classification of CO2 as a “pollutant.”
You may be surprised by some of the facts he shares in the video, especially if you follow the news about regulations pertaining to carbon emissions and manufacturing. You might also be surprised by the information in the video if you’re aware of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mandate that “CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, which constitute 85% of our energy use, must be reduced to zero by 2100,” as stated in the video. Moore says the common usage of the term “carbon emissions” to refer to the emissions from burning fossil fuels for energy is misleading. He goes on to explain that “carbon dioxide is not carbon… It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas which is an indispensable food for all living things.” According to Moore, while climate alarmists are saying you can have too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the big-picture outlook paints a different reality. He says that for most of the history of life on Earth, carbon dioxide has been present in the atmosphere at much higher levels than today. He cites the time of the Cambrian explosion, when CO2 levels in the atmosphere were as much as 10x higher than today.
Moore claims, “We should celebrate CO2 as the giver of life it is…” rather than looking at CO2 as a bad thing. Wherever you stand in the debate about climate change, it takes less than five minutes to watch The Truth About CO2. We found Moore’s video presentation to be very interesting. What do you think?