Sunday, March 22, 2015

Patrick Moore Bravely Comes Out Against a World with "no carbon dioxide"

Patrick Moore is back, writing for the Heartland Institute, with gems like this:
The IPCC’s followers have given us a vision of a world dying because of carbon-dioxide emissions. I say the Earth would be a lot deader with no carbon dioxide, and more of it will be a very positive factor in feeding the world. 
Except not a single soul is arguing there should be no carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The Heartland Institute is really scraping the bottom of the barrel these days....

And it seems Moore missed this bit of science about CO2 and food: "Wheat's Nutritive Value Decreases Under Elevated CO2."

N.b: Patrick, there is no hyphen in "carbon dioxide." Jeez.

8 comments:

Harry Twinotter said...

Patrick Moore likes his straw men, obviously.

David Appell said...

Patrick Moore *is* a straw man.

Pierre-Normand said...

"Not a single sole" should be "not a single soul".

Lars Karlsson said...

With no CO2 in the atmosphere, one cannot build any straw men. There would be no straw!

David Appell said...

Thanks Pierre -- fixed.

Dano said...

It's a new meme they are trying to get the rubes and Breitbartians to spread: there's not ENOUGH CO2!!!

Best,

D

David Appell said...

I saw a new story the other day of some Florida legislators saying Obama couldn't shut down coal plants, because manatees live in their warm water outputs, and mantees are on the Endangered Species List.

Dano said...

I must admit I hadn't heard that before, David.

Best,

D