Carbon dioxide, the sun and the facts
How many times must the simple facts be stated? Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. It is a odourless, colourless gas which composes about 385 parts per 1,000,000 of the atmosphere. It is absolutely essential to all life on earth to survive.
The vast oceans absorb excesses of the gas from natural and man-made causes. And plants, through photosynthesis, live on the carbon and convert the sun’s energy into the plants’ mass. And the plants discharge life-giving oxygen.
The hot contents of a thermos flask, as the infrared energy bounces around the walls of the silvered glass cannot get any hotter than they were when first introduced into the flask.
Yet, in IPCC circles, the bouncing around of infra red energy within the atmosphere due to a few extra molecules of carbon dioxide is alleged to increase the atmosphere’s temperature. A scientifically ridiculous view.
It is the activity of the sun which indirectly heats the planet’s atmosphere; nothing else.
Climate Change Minister Penny Wong recently asked, “Photosynthesis. What is that?” There are many concerned scientists publishing material that wiIl reliably inform her and the Prime Minister when they are ready to listen to reason.