With an approximate 925 million people suffering from hunger and malnutrition in the World one would assume that their health should take precedent over stopping global warming. That is the basis for Sherwood Idso‘s argument that global warming is, in fact, a good thing.
He does not adhere to the usual debate over whether or not Global Warming is occurring. He argues that increased CO2 is key to
crop fertilization that sustains biodiversity and averts worldwide famine, and since Global Warming increases CO2 it helps reduce starvation.
If Global Warming was reversed by environmentalists and Barack Obama’s alternative energy plans one would expect to see a proportional decrease in available resources. Thus leading to resource wars between struggling leaders in attempt to save their nations.
Such an assertion requires extraordinary research and credible sources. After further research (AKA reading the first line on Idso’s Wikipedia, link here) it came to my attention that Idso’s “research” organization, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, had received donations from Exxon Mobil.
So, just how powerful are corporations? Powerful enough to fund research projects as credible as a creationist argument.
- More proof for link between CO2 levels and global warming (summitcountyvoice.com)
- Rising CO2 levels linked to global warming during last deglaciation (terradaily.com)