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Carbon Dioxide and Climate – Friend or Foe? By Brian Joondeph

Carbon dioxide is not an enemy. From Brian Joondeph at americanthinker.com:

In global warming circles, carbon dioxide is the bogey man, the cause of all evils. CO2 is another Vladimir Putin, blamed for rising gasoline prices and President Biden’s 8.5 percent inflation. Just as Putin isn’t responsible for consumer prices, which began rising shortly after Biden took office, CO2 may not be the bogey man hiding under the beds of Greta Thunberg and Al Gore, ready to pop out and consume the world.

Is CO2 really the bogeyman? Is it a friend or foe of planet Earth? The answer may surprise you.

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CO2 is one of several greenhouse gasses. Water vapor however is the largest contributor to the Earth’s greenhouse effect. CO2 is also plant food. Think back to high school biology and photosynthesis. Water, CO2, and sunlight combine to produce carbohydrates and oxygen, the carbohydrate being the plant food.

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