OUR STANCE ON THE ENIRONMEMNT
bBY: Project 56
The earth’s climate goes through natural warming and cooling cycles. These cycles are hard to understand and even harder to predict. Project 56 is not denying the earth’s climate changes, we are denying human interaction has a major impact on the world’s climate.
Let’s look at a hypothetical situation; what if the world’s scientists came to a consensus that we are heading into an ice age. The earth is cooling at alarming rate. If we applied the climate change theory, which states methane and co2 emissions create a warmer world, then the solution would be to inject more methane and co2 into the atmosphere stopping the coming ice age. This situation seems laughable; the earth has gone through warming and cooling cycles while humans didn’t exist. Man made climate change is propaganda to change the way energy and resources are distributed throughout the world.
Climate change or global warming is blamed on carbon dioxide, lets look at the facts behind carbon dioxide. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is not pollution and Global Warming/Climate Change has nothing to do with pollution. The average person has been misled and is confused about what the current Global Warming/ Climate Change debate is about, greenhouse gases. None of which has anything to do with air pollution. People are confusing Smog, Carbon Monoxide (CO) and pollutants in car exhaust with the life supporting, essential trace gas in our atmosphere, Carbon Dioxide (CO2). Pollution is already regulated under the Clean Air Act and regulating Carbon Dioxide (CO2) will do absolutely nothing to make the air you breath "cleaner". Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is plant food. People are misled to believe that CO2 is polluting the oceans through acidification but there is nothing unnatural about current measurements of ocean water pH and a future rise in pCO2 will likely yield growth benefits to corals and other sea life. Regulating Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions through 'Carbon Taxes', 'Cap and Trade' or the EPA will spike energy prices and take money out of the average Americans pocket.
Popular Technology identifies important quotes from prominent professors in the Climate Change debate:
"Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant but a naturally occurring, beneficial trace gas in the atmosphere. For the past few million years, the Earth has existed in a state of relative carbon dioxide starvation compared with earlier periods. There is no empirical evidence that levels double or even triple those of today will be harmful, climatically or otherwise. As a vital element in plant photosynthesis, carbon dioxide is the basis of the planetary food chain - literally the staff of life. Its increase in the atmosphere leads mainly to the greening of the planet. To label carbon dioxide a "pollutant" is an abuse of language, logic and science." - Robert M. Carter, Ph.D. Professor of Environmental and Earth Sciences, James Cook University
"C02 is not a pollutant as Gore infers. It is, in fact essential to life on the planet. Without it there are no plants, therefore no oxygen and no life. At 385 ppm current levels the plants are undernourished. The geologic evidence shows an average level of 1000 ppm over 600 million years. Research shows plants function most efficiently at 1000-2000 ppm. Commercial greenhouses use the information and are pumping C02 to these levels and achieve four times the yield with educed water use. At 200 ppm, the plants suffer seriously and at 150 ppm, they begin to die. So if Gore achieves his goal of reducing C02 he will destroy the planet." - Tim F. Ball, Ph.D. Climatology
"To classify carbon dioxide as a pollutant is thus nothing short of scientific chicanery, for reasons that have nothing to do with science, but based purely on the pseudo-science so eagerly practiced by academia across the world in order to keep their funding sources open to the governmental decrees, which are in turn based on totally false IPCC dogma (yes, dogma - not science)." - Hans Schreuder, Analytical Chemist
"Atmospheric CO2 is required for life by both plants and animals. It is the sole source of carbon in all of the protein, carbohydrate, fat, and other organic molecules of which living things are constructed. Plants extract carbon from atmospheric CO2 and are thereby fertilized. Animals obtain their carbon from plants. Without atmospheric CO2, none of the life we see on Earth would exist. Water, oxygen, and carbon dioxide are the three most important substances that make life possible. They are surely not environmental pollutants." - Arthur B. Robinson, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry
Project 56 believes in a clean environment, a healthy balance of regulation and economic impact needs to be maintained. Eliminating fossil fuels through the misguided claims of CO2 being a pollutant is unrealistic and ludicrous but finding safer ways to extract and use fossil fuels is important. Conservation is needed but should not be over regulated. Over regulating the environment leads to higher energy costs hurting the economy. We should be investing in more efficient ways to use, burn and extract fossil fuels rather than wasting investments in solar, wind and other alternative sources of energy. We will be providing more information debunking the ridiculous myth of man made climate change.