An AGW Conundrum: Plants Do Better With Dirty Skies

Hmm, what to do, what to do

Plants absorbed carbon dioxide more efficiently under the polluted skies of recent decades than they would have done in a cleaner atmosphere, according to new findings published this week in Nature.

The results of the study have important implications for efforts to combat future climate change which are likely to take place alongside attempts to lower air pollution levels. (snip)

Lead author Dr Lina Mercado, from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, said, “Surprisingly, the effects of atmospheric pollution seem to have enhanced global plant productivity by as much as a quarter from 1960 to 1999. This resulted in a net 10% increase in the amount of carbon stored by the land once other effects were taken into account.”

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So, we apparently want more pollution output for plants to absorb CO2 more efficiently, and since CO2 is now considered a pollutant by the EPA, we need more CO2 out put so that the plants absorb CO2 more efficiently. So, everyone buy a big SUV, crank that AC down to 68, use plastic bags!

I blame the increase of CO2 on joggers. Notice that the big health craze and massive increase in joggers, who respire more often then those who are more sedentary, means more CO2 output.

Or, we could just realize that anthropogenic global warming is just a big scam, one which the disciples rarely walk the talk, and the leaders make a fortune (h/t Gateway Pundit)

So what has Al Gore gained from his Big Green escapades?

According to public disclosure information, Gore was worth somewhere between $1 million and $2 million in 2000. Not quite eight years later, Gore is estimated to be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. While I ordinarily would applaud such financial gains from such a short period of time, I can’t help but to question just how it happened. When you look out at what Al Gore has done, it’s evident that he figured out on a way to capitalize on the creation of Big Green while becoming the official doomsday prophet that has helped to build Big Green into the monetary powerhouse that it has become.

Consider that Gore said all his profits went to non-profits. I guess Gore considers himself a non-profit.

PS: just to be clear, I want clean air, clean land, clean skies.

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