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There is much debate on whether or not the modern increase in atmospheric CO2 has caused, or is presently causing, dangerous global warming, warming so severe that it is threatening life all across the planet. Read on to find out why a rise in the atmospheric trace gas should not be feared.


Global terrestrial net primary productivity increased from 56.2 to 66.0 Pg C/year since 1901 and fossil fuel combustion was the reason for that improvement...

 
Watch a video or read the text of a presentation by Dr. Craig Idso at the 13th International Climate Conference that explains the objective of the Institute of the Human Environment.


As is generally taught in most second or third grade science class, atmospheric CO2 is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. What is more, plants just love CO2. Why? Far from being a pollutant, CO2 is better than the best fertilizer ever invented, because it is actually the "food" that sustains essentially all plants on the face of the earth. It is the primary raw material utilized by plants during the process of photosynthesis to build and construct their tissues. And the more CO2 plants "eat" (take in from the air during photosynthesis), the bigger and better they grow, a fact that has been conclusively demonstrated in literally thousands of laboratory and field experiments...

 
Over the past five decades, vegetation in the Northern Hemisphere has become ever more robust, adding to the growing body of evidence that Earthís terrestrial biosphere is reaping a tremendous benefit from the ongoing rise in the airís CO2 content...


As more and more nano-sized nickel oxide particles make their way from consumer products into the environment, the negative effects of this phytotoxic hazard on plants will be reduced, if not eliminated...

 
Given the results of this study, it would appear that pea farmers and consumers in Himachal Pradesh, India, will benefit from future CO2-induced increases in pea growth and yield, regardless of whether or not the CO2 rise is accompanied by a rise in temperature...


Watch this video presentation by Dr. Craig Idso recorded at a briefing sponsored by the CO2 Coalition at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC, on May 1, 2019. Dr. Idso discusses how rising atmospheric CO2 levels (principally driven by increasing fossil fuel combustion) are enhancing global food security, providing more food to feed the planet's ever-growing population.