Patrick Moore – we need more CO2
Patrick Moore, co-founder and former leader of Greenpeace has a dramatically different take on atmospheric CO2 and its impacts on the environment.
In fact, the Earth has been warming very gradually for 300 years, since the Little Ice Age ended, long before heavy use of fossil fuels. Prior to the Little Ice Age, during the Medieval Warm Period, Vikings colonised Greenland and Newfoundland, when it was warmer there than today. And during Roman times, it was warmer, long before fossil fuels revolutionised civilisation. …
We have no proof increased CO2 is responsible for the slight warming over the past 300 years. There has been no significant warming for 18 years while we have emitted 25 per cent of all the CO2 ever emitted. Yet we have absolute proof CO2 is vital for life on Earth and plants would like more of it. Which should we emphasise to our children?
This is similar to what I have been saying for some time – CO2 is a valuable commodity and an essential part of all life on Earth. Contrary to the popular myths being spread, CO2 is most certainly not a pollutant.