What kind of monsters frighten children with tales of apocalyptic climatic doom? Obviously green monsters — not the enviro-greens, they are nothing more than useful idiots, but money greens. This is a play for power and control.

During the climate strike, I was the only counter-protester, and across the street were people I respect. But, on this issue, they are either intellectually dishonest or complicit.

The sign of a sick planet is ice at the polar caps. The presence of polar bears indicates that the planet has been sick for a long time. Fossil fuels are carbons that use to be on the surface of the earth, carbon that needs to be repatriated to the surface and atmosphere so the planet can heal.

With the natural increase of CO2 in the atmosphere, forest densities have quadrupled, food crop yields have doubled, and NASA satellite imaging demonstrates a 50% increase in vegetation covering the planet. It is a good start to healing the planet. That said, CO2 levels in the atmosphere need to be higher.

There is speculation the planet is warming, but the cherry pickers pick the data they use to bias their climate models. When all the data is considered it shows the planet is cooling, the deep ocean currents are slowing and cooling. We are past the apex of precession and headed into the next Ice Age. 2000 years ago, the planet warmed enough for Europe to grow wheat. In 2000 years it may be too cold to grow wheat absent a GMO breakthrough.

A young child approached me during the climate strike and asked how he was going to survive the flooding from the melting polar caps. No one explained to him that sea levels would drop as a result of warming. Monsters frightening children. 

David Vincent

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mysteron

You do realize why you were the only counter-protester don't you? No, I guess not.

Saschamaroon

Shaking. My. Head.

Jim Peached

David is more than likely a white Trump supporter when he states some diatribe about sea levels dropping when the polar ice caps melt. David doesn't realize that Caucasians are inherently lazy and ignorant and, in order to become educated and intelligent, they need to become indoctrinated at Liberal Universities or they end up like a majority of Trump's supporters; lazy, ignorant, low-information citizens.

Rise722

We are in a carbon drought....look it up....

smedleyb

So since I had never heard of "carbon drought" I looked it up online. Here's what I found in Science magazine.

Scientists say it's unequivocal that human activities involving fossil fuels are warming the planet with unprecedented speed. While some short-term outcomes stand to benefit crop yields, the buildup of greenhouse gases exposes nations around the world to financial and physical threats, scientists say. Here's one example: Although sea urchins are thriving as a result of climate change, they are destroying the kelp forests that provide habitat for sea otters.

The benefits that rising levels of carbon dioxide provide to some plants are outweighed by the overall effects of climate change, said Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Those include warmer and more acidic oceans, which can devastate some marine animals. Warming can also reduce crop yields for wheat, rice, and corn, he said. It's also not true that there's a carbon "drought," as Happer suggests, because global carbon dioxide levels have risen from 280 parts per million before the Industrial Revolution to 410 ppm today, Trenberth said.

They think "carbon drought" is bogus!!!

Scientists say it's unequivocal that human activities involving fossil fuels are warming the planet with unprecedented speed. While some short-term outcomes stand to benefit crop yields, the buildup of greenhouse gases exposes nations around the world to financial and physical threats, scientists say. Here's one example: Although sea urchins are thriving as a result of climate change, they are destroying the kelp forests that provide habitat for sea otters.

The benefits that rising levels of carbon dioxide provide to some plants are outweighed by the overall effects of climate change, said Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Those include warmer and more acidic oceans, which can devastate some marine animals. Warming can also reduce crop yields for wheat, rice, and corn, he said. It's also not true that there's a carbon "drought," as Happer suggests, because global carbon dioxide levels have risen from 280 parts per million before the Industrial Revolution to 410 ppm today, Trenberth said.

They said "carbon drought" was bogus.

Scientists say it's unequivocal that human activities involving fossil fuels are warming the planet with unprecedented speed. While some short-term outcomes stand to benefit crop yields, the buildup of greenhouse gases exposes nations around the world to financial and physical threats, scientists say. Here's one example: Although sea urchins are thriving as a result of climate change, they are destroying the kelp forests that provide habitat for sea otters.

The benefits that rising levels of carbon dioxide provide to some plants are outweighed by the overall effects of climate change, said Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Those include warmer and more acidic oceans, which can devastate some marine animals. Warming can also reduce crop yields for wheat, rice, and corn, he said. It's also not true that there's a carbon "drought," as Happer suggests, because global carbon dioxide levels have risen from 280 parts per million before the Industrial Revolution to 410 ppm today, Trenberth said.

They said "carbon drought" was bogus.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/02/physicist-leading-trump-s-adversarial-climate-review-also-led-group-touting-carbon

smedleyb

The person who wrote this made several false claims. That is who is frightening the children. Misinformed people.

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