The Smokescreen of Carbon Pollution
Isaiah 55:12: "For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands."
To environmental alarmists, carbon dioxide is a pollutant and its existence in Earth's atmosphere is one of the greatest threats facing our planet today. But if plants could talk, they'd tell you a totally different story. To plants, carbon dioxide is food, and right now they are begging for more!
According to Mike Adams, editor of NaturalNews.com, "CO2 is desperately needed by food crops, and right now there is a severe shortage of CO2 on the planet compared to what would be optimum for plants." He also notes that "greenhouse operators are actually buying carbon dioxide and injecting it into their greenhouses in order to maximize plant growth."
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food supports this position when it says, "CO2 increases productivity through improved plant growth and vigour … earlier flowering, higher fruit yields … improved stem strength and flower size."
To keep carbon dioxide from being viewed in a positive light, environmental alarmists often shorten "carbon dioxide" to just "carbon". Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, founder of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, writes, "By calling carbon dioxide 'carbon,' the alarmists fool people. They raise specters of black soot that's truly dangerous to health. Then they speak of a 'carbon tax,' or 'carbon footprint,' or reducing 'carbon emissions' or 'carbon pollution'".
If anything, our planet would be a whole lot greener if we put more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. And the plants would breathe easier, too!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I praise You for the ingenious oxygen-carbon dioxide cycle that provides what plants, animals and humans need to exist! Protect us from the "word pollution" intended to deceive us. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Notes: Mike Adams, "CO2 myth busted: Why we need more carbon dioxide to grow food and forests," NaturalNews.com, 3/31/13. E. Calvin Beisner, "A Call for Accurate Language About CO2 in the AGW Discussion," The Cornwall Alliance, 11/25/15. Photo: Don't worry – that smoke is mainly water vapor. (PD)
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