The unspoken danger of CO2: It makes people go absolutely nutty – by Lawrence Solomon (Financial Post – February 8, 2019)

When the inmates run the asylum, whispers of ‘climate’ explain everything

Carbon dioxide, a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas, represents the most serious threat today to the citizenry of the developed world. No other substance known to man more often makes us go crazy.

“The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change” and combat CO2, Democrat firebrand Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated two weeks ago, explaining her views and those of “millennials and Gen Z and all these folks that come after us.”

A few days later the Doomsday Clock — the countdown to total nuclear annihilation established by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists during the Cold War — got wound up tighter than ever by adding CO2 to nuclear weaponry as an existential threat. “Today sets the Doomsday Clock at two minutes to midnight — the closest it has ever been to apocalypse,” the organization announced in a press release.

According to a fanciful study reported in The New York Times this week, the world as we knew it did end because of carbon dioxide, sort of, following Christopher Columbus’s discovery of the New World.

After the white man’s oppression “wiped out 90 per cent of the indigenous population in the Americas, or about 55 million people … (the earth) then reclaimed the land that these populations left behind. The new vegetation pulled heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and into the land, contributing to what scientists refer to as the ‘Little Ice Age.’”

For the rest of this column:

Comments are closed.