Ask your local global warmonger to tell you what percentage of our atmosphere is made up of carbon and you will probably hear 10 percent or 20 percent or maybe even 25 percent. The truth of the matter is the amount of carbon in our atmosphere is so infinitesimally small, it’s almost non-existent: approximately 40 one-thousandths of one percent. You have to multiply that amount of carbon 25 times just to reach one percent.
The one greenhouse gas that is the true culprit to any warming is not carbon, but water vapor. The pro-global warming crowd, however, does not include water vapor in their computer models because, they say it is too variable. So they blame carbon. That is no different than blaming the recent flooding, not on heavy rainfall (rainfall is too variable) but on some poor schmuck in Davenport who flushed his toilet too many times.
They will probably never mention the huge amount of water vapor in our atmosphere as the cause of any warming. You can’t tax water vapor, but you can most certainly tax carbon. And in the end, I have no doubt that this is what this whole nonsense is really all about.
It’s not “settled science.” It’s just being irresponsible.
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Gerard Luebbers, Carlyle