“Green” — what’s in a word.

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People who call themselves “green” typically demand drastic measures to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, which, they claim, are caused by humans. They see themselves as the friends and defenders of the vegetal world against reckless CO2 contaminators.

Earth’s atmosphere contains approximately 78.08% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.04% carbon dioxide – yes, only about 400 parts per million – and traces of hydrogen, helium, and other so-called “noble” gases.

During photosynthesis, plants take in carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) from the air and soil. Within the plant cell, the water is oxidized, meaning it loses electrons, while the carbon dioxide is reduced, meaning it gains electrons. This transforms the water into oxygen and the carbon dioxide into glucose. Green vegetal organisms are the main source of oxygen replenishment of our atmosphere. Human and all animal life need oxygen to live.

The global average surface temperature has shown a rising trend (i.e. global warming). Between 1850, the end of the Little Ice Age, and 2020, the global average combined land and ocean surface temperature shows an average warming of 1.09 °C, based on multiple independently produced datasets.

CO2 molecules can absorb infrared light (photons) at a few wavelengths, but the most important absorption is light with a wavelength of about 15 microns. Eventually, CO2 molecules will release these photons. Sometimes, the photons continue out into space and sometimes they rebound back into the Earth’s atmosphere, where their heat remains trapped.

CO2 cannot absorb infrared light (heat) in unlimited quantities. Many scientists believe that CO2 has already absorbed as much heat as it can and that consequently the so-called greenhouse effect has already had its maximum impact. In fact, the capability of CO2 to absorb heat maxes out exponentially and further increases in its concentration will cause little additional warming. If, e.g., the 2015 level of 400 ppm (parts per million) of CO2 in the atmosphere were to double to 800 ppm, the radiative forcing of CO2 would increase by just 1%. This could explain why between 1998 and today there has hardly been any measurable increase in atmospheric temperature, while the CO2 content of our atmosphere has been steadily increasing (China/India!).

During the Cambrian/Ordovician periods of Earth’s history, approximately 500,000 years ago, the CO2 content of the atmosphere was approximately 7,000 – 8,000 ppm. During the same period Earth’s land mass was all bunched together in a single super-continent, called “Gondwana”, which was located on the southern half of the globe. The global average temperature was apparently rather stable – approx. 25 degrees Celsius.

Contrary to the oft-repeated “green” mantra that today’s CO2 concentration is unprecedentedly high, our current levels of carbon dioxide are at near-historic lows. We don’t have too much CO2; we don’t have enough.

About 45 % of Earth’s vegetated lands have shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely (70%) due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25, 2016. More CO2 in the atmosphere means more plant growth. More plant growth means more oxygen, more agricultural yield, and higher ground water tables due to increase in forestation.

The rises of CO2 during Earth’s early history have all been happening without any human participation. We did not yet exist. It must also be questioned if any rises in atmospheric temperature were ever caused by rises in atmospheric CO2. The analyses of ice cores from Antarctica and Greenland all show that the temperature rises first and that 500 to 2000 years later the CO2 rises. The oceans are the world’s largest CO2 deposit. What happens when your beer gets warm? It releases its CO2 and gets stale. For the oceans to release CO2 into the atmosphere the ocean water must first warm up. The biggest factor in ocean warm-up is atmospheric warm-up. The chain of events is thus like this: Atmospheric warm-up > ocean warm-up > increase in atmospheric CO2. For atmospheric CO2 to be the root cause of atmospheric warming, it would have to be its own cause and effect, which is factually and logically impossible.

Seems very probable that the “green” folks are blaming the wrong substance for global warming. But even if CO2 were indeed the root cause of atmospheric warming, it would still not all be man-made, because our industrial and biological processes that release CO2 into the atmosphere do not all produce new CO2. Most of them only recycle it back into the atmosphere from where it was originally sequestered by plants and microorganisms.

On balance, CO2 is the staple food of all plant life. More CO2 in the atmosphere and warmer climate are obviously not only good for plants but also for animals and humans. To deprive the atmosphere of CO2 and reduce its availability to plants reduces photosynthesis, chokes the production of oxygen, reduces forestation, and lowers the ground water table. It also reduces agricultural yields and thus human food supply.

The draconic and dictatorial anti-CO2 measures the green folks are trying to implement and force upon us will destroy our energy and food basis. They will destroy free market capitalism and with it our wealth, our civil liberties, and our religious freedom. “Green” is not about the climate or about protecting plant life. It is about Globalism and global control. It is but one of the spoons with which the globalist collectivists are trying to feed us government obedience and social conformism.

If they succeed with their ideology-driven program, they will not only ultimately turn us into government serfs. They will also destroy the very nature they pretend to preserve because at about 100 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere nature starts choking and at 80 ppm all plant life will die and with it most animal and insect life, as well. Those who call themselves “green” are in truth the gravediggers of plant life and consequently of all life on Earth.

The Italians have a nice proverb: “Dagli nemici mi guardo io, ma dagli amici mi guardi dio!” In English: “I can protect myself from my enemies. May God protect me from my friends!

If I were a tree on planet Earth, this would be my evening prayer.

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