CO2 Is Green – More CO2 Results in a Greener Earth:
About CO2 Is Green
CO2 is Green is a 501(C)(4) non-profit organization. Our mission is to support scientifically and economically sound public policy on environmental issues. Currently, we are especially concerned with federal proposals that would interfere with nature’s dependence on carbon dioxide (C02).
CO2 is not a pollutant. CO2 makes Earth green because it supports all plant life. It is Earth’s greatest airborne fertilizer. Even man-made CO2 contributes to plant growth that in turn sustains humanity and ecosystems.
CO2 Is Green is working to insure that all federal laws or regulations are founded upon science and not politics or scientific myths. No one wants the plant and animal kingdoms, including humanity, to be harmed if atmospheric CO2 is reduced. The current dialog in Washington needs to reflect these inalterable facts of nature. We cannot afford to make mistakes that would actually harm both the plant and animal kingdoms.
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Overview of CO2s Impact on Plant Benefits and Climate Change:
Earth and its inhabitants have already benefited from the rise in airborne CO2 … since the beginning of the industrial revolution, by an average growth increase of about 12% for plants and 18% for trees. This has improved Earth’s habitats and ecosystems, including increasing food production for an undernourished population. These benefits have helped offset the many negative impacts upon nature caused by other human activities.
A listing of these benefits, addressed later by brief explanations on each, follows:
Additional CO2 causes an astonishing plant growth.
More CO2 causes plants to need less water to produce the same amount of growth.
Certain health-promoting substances such as vitamin C and antioxidants, are increased with additional airborne CO2.
With much more food production per acre, Earth should be able to feed an expanding population and save habitats and ecosystems.
Existing habitats and ecosystems will have higher plant and wildlife capacity.
The greening of Earth will continue and extend into the deserts as plants become drought tolerant.
Plants can better resist various stresses when grown in a CO2 enriched atmosphere.
Dramatic increases in the growth of Earth’s forests will help them recover from recurring natural disasters and aid a renewable resource industry.
CO2 is Earth’s greatest airborne fertilizer.
CO2 is the staff of life for Earth’s plant kingdom which is the beginning of the food chain; without it there would be no life on Earth.
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