CO2 is not the Problem; Ask Dinosaurs
Jazmine Sullivan had a song with the lyrics “Lions, tigers and bears, Oh My.” She wasn’t afraid of them, but she was afraid of loving someone. Well, The Gospel of JJ also came up with some lyrics, as well. “Dinosaurs, Plants and CO2, Oh My!” I’m not afraid of dinosaurs since they no longer exist, I am afraid all the plants on the planet might not be able to develop as well as they could if we tried to lower CO2 levels, and therefore, I am absolutely not afraid of an increase in CO2 because that would actually be a very good thing. And that makes a fear of CO2 increasing clearly a phobia. You know, a fear of something that’s not actually real.
Why on earth would the supporters of our planet overheating, start calling global warming, “Climate Change.” Why is that? Could it be that global warming really isn’t real? So they picked a couple of words that are real – Climate Change. How do we know it is real? Because the climate changes every day and it has been doing so every day for the past 5.6 billion years. But during all the changes over those billions of years, those changes had nothing to do with The CO2 level. When CO2 level was around 3000 parts per million volume, the plants exploded. The plants loved it. What did the plants bring us? Dinosaurs! All the dinosaurs had so plentiful a food source, they continued to increase in size reaching as much as 100 tons. In turn, the meat eaters flourished because they had only to find one plant eater of 100 tons to fill their bellies. We know that having salad every day would take dinosaurs a very long time to grow to an such immense sizes, as much as 100 tons. In fact, it took 165 million years for that to happen.
Look at what an increased amount of CO2 did. The CO2 level was extremely high and the plant life jumped for joy. The biggest animals we have going for us today are elephants that reach an average of about 3 tons. The heaviest elephant is 7.5 ton. That is 7.5% of a hundred tons of dinosaur. If we took the averages, 3 tons for an elephant and 64 ton for dinosaurs, the difference would mean our elephants are a about 4.6% the weight of the average dinosaur. And if we looked at it from the dinosaur’s point of view, they would weigh 95.4% more than an elephant. The elephant would be equivalent to a “between meals” snack for a T-Rex. The biggest dinosaur was a plant eater weighing in at over 100 tons. His or her name was Argentinosaurus found in Argentina, hence the name. There were thousands of these “Argy” fellows or gals running around foraging plants to eat. But “Mother Nature” created T-Rexes, the meat eater, to sneak up on the argies and eat them; it was nature’s way of controlling the population. If this food cycle continued for 165 million years, there had to be a good balance. None of this would have been possible without an increase in CO2. A fact, 400 parts per million is not enough CO2 for any plant.
Plants had to have had an extremely good source of sun, CO2 and water to reach such a prolific state during the dinosaur feast fest. It was Photosynthesis on steroids. Today, we have just about the same amount of sunlight and the planet is covered with at least 70% of ocean. It is the ocean that creates the primary greenhouse gas, water vapor (H2O). And you would think from all the hype, CO2 was the primary greenhouse gas. Actually, CO2 is considered to be a trace gas in our atmosphere according to all the scientists. But we have been lied to big time.
Here is how they lie to us. If you look at all the greenhouse gases but conveniently exclude water vapor and then just focus on the remaining quantities of each Greenhouse gas in our atmosphere, CO2 comes in at 99.44%. Wow, that sounds like a lot. But when you compare the impact of these gases on how well they retain heat in our atmosphere, and still exclude water vapor, you find that CO2 rates at 73%. The quantity of Nitrous Oxide (N2O) rates at 19% and methane rates at 7.1%. I might add that recent increases in Methane have shown an impact of 20%. But no one mentions that rapid increase of methane because that doesn’t support the narrative and that increase comes from natural sources, not humans.
So, let’s add in water vapor. Water vapor makes up 95% of all greenhouse gases. And, it is absolutely important to realize that when the temperature rises, we get more water vapor which is the most dominant greenhouse gas. Got it? Water Vapor is what controls our environment and its temperature. The sun heats the water and we get water vapor which keeps the heat in. If we did not have water vapor, we would freeze to death. When the clouds start blocking the sun light, the sea water temperature goes down and less water is evaporated by the ocean. The question then becomes, what impact does water vapor play in retaining heat in our atmosphere? It plays a role of 95%. When you then compare that to the CO2 impact to the overall impact by all gases to include water vapor the heat retention for CO2 is 3.6%. That is not quantity of CO2, it is the percent of impact. You also need to realize that this CO2 is all CO2, not just the CO2 coming from us humans. Of all the CO2 in our atmosphere, the part of the CO2 coming from every human, or more specifically all the humans in every country in the world, it is .28%. That is about ¼ of one percent. The amount coming from the humans in the USA is 15% of that ¼. So our part in the USA is just 4.2% of 1/4 of a percent. Now that is not very much at all when you take into account the magnitude of how this planet keeps itself from freezing over instantly. When it comes to our part here in the USA, we are talking about a flea on a 100 ton dinosaur. Even if we boiled the flea first and then put it on dinosaur it would not feel a thing. So how are we going to reduce the size of the flea and make any different. It would cost us billions of dollars to reach a reduction of 10% of the flea. Not gonna happen!
Then 65 million years ago the extinction event happened. The scientists are pretty sure a huge asteroid hit and darkened to skies blocking the sun for a long enough time for the plant life to die out taking away the dinosaurs’ primary food source. It should also be noted that the oceans of which covered 70% of the globe cooled down due to a lack of sunlight warming the seas. That caused less CO2 to be emitted from the oceans. It took a long period of time for the skies to clear and the CO2 level to recover. It is common scientific knowledge that the warmer the ocean gets the more CO2 it emits. It is the sun that heats the ocean. To claim that the CO2 in the air is solely responsible for retaining enough heat to warm the ocean, knowing it covers 70% of the planet and extends as much as 25,000 feet deep, is ludicrous. The heat is coming from the sun.
Here is a chart that depicts the changes that occurred millions of years ago with CO2. Keep in mind that plant life began about 450 million years ago. The dinosaurs began to appear about 230 million years ago. As mentioned above, it was 65 million years ago when the extinction event occurred wiping out all the large dinosaurs. It took another 64 million years for the first ancestors of humans to show up on earth. Actually humans in their most primitive form showed up about 1 million years ago. The chart shows CO2 being extremely high and when we get to our time, the CO2 is at its lowest.
Back in 1950, just 65 years ago, the CO2 level was 310. It is now 400. That is an increase of about 25% and the oceans did not rise because of it. And the planet did not heat up. And I would be willing to bet, all the CO2 increase is not stored up human CO2. The scientists tell us that the ocean soaks up about 40% of our CO2. So if all the increase is ours since 1950. We had to provide an increase in human CO2 of 150 ppmv so the ocean could soak up 40% of that to get us to 400. Then the scientists tell us 3.4% represents human part of CO2. It doesn’t make any sense. If we start with 3.4 and end up with 3.4 then all the increase is not human CO2. The scientists cannot have it both ways. Or, maybe, just maybe, there isn’t a consensus among scientist after all. Just sayin’!
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) tried to get countries in line to cut CO2 emissions registered in 1990, to 5% by 2012. It didn’t happen. Countries are fighting to grow economically trying to reach the living standards of the west. They cannot cut emissions without reducing their economic growth. It is way too difficult to place environmental matters ahead of their growing economies. The Kyoto treaty the UN is trying to get everyone to sign, specifically exempts China and India and the US refused to sign it. Those countries, with the European Countries included emit 60% of all the CO2. Do you have any idea why the rest of the countries do not want to agree to a cut in their emissions? The real goal of the UN is to tax carbon emissions. Who knew?
Something else happened over the past 20 years. The CO2 went up but the temperature did not. We get information from our weather satellites that confirm this. Scientists also tell us the sea levels have been rising since the last ice age which was well before the beginning of the industrial revolution. CO2 levels have go up but the ocean didn’t. Plants like CO2 levels at least as high as 800 ppmv. Good old marijuana grows best between 1200 and 1500 ppmv. Why do you think we have all these actual greenhouses with CO2 being pumped in the help the plant growth?
Humans are not to blame and they couldn’t do anything about it if they were!