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  • Anonymous

    Just another money grabbing scheme. Socialism at the world level. Take from the nations who are producers and distribute it to dictators who rob their people. Isn’t it called redistribution of wealth or also known as social justice?

    • Anonymous

      Like the oil change companies used to advertise, “You can pay me now or you can pay me later”.

  • Anonymous

    Not much proof that reducing CO2 levels increases the radiation of heat into space during night, making it cooler; but there is plenty of evidence that allowing plant life to flourish does cleanse the atmosphere of CO2. CO2 is heavier than air and doesn’t affect solar radiation, but it is ‘food’ for many plants. Maine’s forests are growing beyond use, and urban forests are as well. Longer ‘green’ periods will increase biomass, and that in turn uses up CO2.

    I have faith that this is a natural balance of elements. and I also believe that Climate Engineers mucking around could be a disaster.

    Might just mow the back lawn when the sun comes out Thursday and picnic at the beach for sunset w/parsley from the patio plant in the salad.

    • Mike White

      betting the lives of grand kids on that but then others take it seriously and are acting. The science is right on. Shame on you.

      • Anonymous

        Climate change is happening. It has happened before and it will happen again and everything humans do to prevent it is like spitting in a hurricane.

        The only thing risking the lives of our grand kids are the misguided attempts by enviro- Naz1s to push us back into the stone age in their misguided attempt to control climate.

        The seas may rise. Permafrost may melt. Animals and people will have to migrate. Some areas will no longer support the crops grown there. New areas will become productive.

        The world will not end. It will change.

        • Anonymous

          And change drastically for the worse. How far above current sea level do you live? How far from the coast? Ever thought of what the millions who will be affected will do? What the even more will do when they run out of usable water? Those of us well off will be the target.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t agree with your first sentence. The heat is in the form of infrared radiation that is re-radiated off the earths surface regardless of day or night. Plants do most of their growing at night. CO2 is “food” for all plants but when plants themselves metabolize, using those sugars and staches for energy, they also give off CO2. I don’t think that the differences in densities between CO2 and air (O2/N2) allow for significant fractionation of CO2 at atmospheric concentrations.

      Controlled experiements have shown that plant growth is enhanced with increased levels of CO2 but the effect is not linear. The improvemnet tops out at relatively low CO2 concentrations.

      I do agree that there’s a lot of downside to most proposed geoengineering proposals.

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