Great News: CO2 Spike Is Actually ‘Good for Mankind!’
Marc Morano, the communications guru for Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and his fellow Republicans on the Senate Environment Committee, passes along a piece of wonderful news: The increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide is nothing to worry about — in fact, it’s cause for celebration!
Morano cites Princeton University Physicist Will Happer, who told the committee that the CO2 spike “will be good for mankind.” He clarified:
“Many people don’t realize that over geological time, we’re really in a CO2 famine now. Almost never has CO2 levels been as low as it has been in the Holocene [geologic epoch] – 280 [parts per million - ppm] – that’s unheard of. Most of the time [CO2 levels] have been at least 1000 [ppm] and it’s been quite higher than that. … Earth was just fine in those times. The oceans were fine, plants grew, animals grew fine. So it’s baffling to me that we’re so frightened of getting nowhere close to where we started. …
I don’t think the laws of nature or physics and chemistry has changed in 80 million years. 80 million years ago the Earth was a very prosperous palace and there is no reason to suddenly think it will become bad now.”
That would be around the time that 40-foot snakes ruled the planet, right? Sounds like a pretty good environment for humans.
Speaking of which, here‘s a video for your further edification on the matter.