"“The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler,”
"[Vilification of carbon dioxide] differs little from. . . the Soviet extermination of class enemies or ISIL slaughter of infidels"
"“Warming and increased CO2 will be good for mankind.”
The guy, William Happer, is supposedly being considered by the Trump administration to determine whether climate change is a danger.
I know vanity fair is biased, but still the quotes exist.
- Yes. #CO2LivesMatter
- No. CO2 deserves to be shamed
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CO2 and water vapor are the most prevalent 3-atom molecules in the atmosphere.
Such gaseous molecules are greenhouse gases because they have extra kinetic modes and thus can retain more energy than 2-atom molecules like O2 and N2 which dominate our atmosphere.
Temperature is the measurement of average molecular energy of a large group of molecules.
Thus, the more greenhouse gases there are, the higher the temperature becomes.
The water vapor is in the atmosphere as part of the hydrological cycle so its amount does not change much.
But human activity is causing a steady increase in CO2 so the atmosphere is steadily increasing in average temperature.
It's really very simple physics. So simple, it was first predicted in 1896.
CO2 does not deserve the bad reputation.