Here we go again, “We’re all in big trouble”: and it’s all because of that evil carbon dioxide (CO2). I would like to point out an excellent example of hyperbole displayed in paragraph five of the front-page item of today’s Frederick News-Post under Seth Borenstein’s byline. “The dire effects will be felt on both land and sea, harming people, plants, animals, food, societies, infrastructure and the global economy,” my emphasis.
Back in the Dark Ages when I was in grade school, I learned that we “animals” breathe in O2 and exhale CO2. The plants (for those unaware of it, these are also a source of food) “breathe in” CO2 and “exhale” O2. Commercial greenhouse operators have been deliberately elevating the green-house CO2 levels to increase their production of plants. The plants “love” it.
Please, can somebody explain to me how increasing CO2 will harm “plants and food”?
John C. Vaughan