H. Leighton Steward

The number of wildfires is increasing. The National Interagency Fire Center statistics of total wild land fires from 1960-2012 concludes that there is no evidence to support this claim.

The rate of sea level rise is increasing. Global statistics refute this claim. Sea level is continuing its rate of rising seven inches per century, unrelated to human contributions to global warming. There are some local areas where sea level is either rising or falling but no global increasing rate of sea level rise.

    The oceans are becoming more acidic. This is grossly misleading. Mother Earth’s oceans are highly alkaline, not acidic, and there is no evidence human emissions can cause Earth’s oceans to become acidic.

Now for the good news about our environment:

    Over 5,000 real experiments, worldwide, prove the astonishing increase in plant, food crop, and forest growth as CO2 levels rise.

    A NASA satellite, orbiting since 1979, collected data that showed that Earth has “greened” for three successive decades as CO2 levels have increased. This, despite our having paved everything in sight with concrete and asphalt and even clear-cut many rainforests. As we learned in the third grade, CO2 is what plants eat.

    Additional CO2 should cause more robust habitats and ecosystems, food production per acre will increase, and less remaining pristine habitats will have to yield to the plow as populations increase.

So true environmentalists, where are you? The less-than-truthful Administration, a catastrophe-loving media, and several groups with income, subsidies, grants or promotions at stake have misled you. CO2 is totally beneficial to life on Earth.

Lord Lawson of Great Britain said it best, “Policies invoked in the name of de-carbonization are immoral…. and a blatant transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich.” It means money to the large landowners for vast wind and solar farms and for the poor, the most expensive forms of energy known to man.”

H. Leighton Steward

H. Leighton Steward is a geologist, environmentalist and chairman of plantsneedco2.org.