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Greening the land

You may be aware that horticulturists add CO2 to greenhouses, boosting the level of this deadly pollutant in make the plants grow both faster and more lush. Some pollutant huh?

On the basis of this reality, I have seen a few articles expressing puzzlement that a consequence of all this nasty anthropogenic CO2 stuff will be reduced agricultural production, leading us all to get a little hungry bye and bye. Personally? I have always thought this was a load of scaremongering twaddle, worth as much as a bucket of foetid dingos kidneys.

Try this, with or without warming -


  1. NickM says:

    Ever read “Big Jelly” by Rudy Rucker and Bruce Stirling. A Texan oil-man contends, when criticised over CO2, that “All this is CO2″ waving at the trees along a freeway.

    I’m increasingly of the opinion that no fucker really knows and that everyone is believing whatever on the basis of something other than science. I’m an AGW sceptic because of that. I just don’t know and the fact that the worst are full of passionate intenstity pisses me right off as does the howling hysteria of the Greenie-Meanies. Oh and there’s lots more. Along the lines of “We’re facing a ‘crisis” let’s screw the economy in order to tackle it”. D’oh!

    If I’m right on this then the fact that lots of folks have “chosen” the most depressing, haven’t we as a species over-reached ourselves option is dismal, utterly dismal and maybe we therefore deserve the Greens.

    C’mon H sapiens sapiens where’s ya fuckin’ Promethean Spirit!

  2. RAB says:

    Yep I agree Nick.
    I recently posted something to the same effect over on SI.
    Rather a long one for me.

  3. El Draque says:

    It was a “Greening Earth Society” feature on the greening of deserts that first got me wondering whether the global warming theory was wrong. That and the “Still waiting for Greenhouse” site, in Australia.
    I had been vaguely informed on the subject since 1965 – I did a school project on futuurology and mentioned the greenhouse effect – so it was an eye opener.
    We just have to keep pegging away.

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