Classic Global Warming Logic

Veröffentlicht: 6. August 2007 von infowars in Klimalüge/Ökofaschismus, Propaganda

Brent Jessop
Knowledge Driven
Sunday Aug 5, 2007


Global warming activists, some dressed as scientists, have pretty much blamed every imaginable situation on carbon dioxide. From extreme cold to melting ice caps, from more droughts to more malaria, and ultimately the total destruction of life on earth, or should I say Earth.

Now there is no shortage of disconnects in logic, but it is always amusing when they really stretch a positive effect of more atmospheric carbon dioxide into something scary and bad.

From the CBC article In Depth: Poison Ivy:

What begins often as a breezy stroll through nature can sometimes end in an insatiable itch, a rash of red dots and a mess of oozing blisters. Those who’ve needed treatment for a poison ivy rash are not likely to forget the experience and are forever on the lookout for the glossy, three-leafed plants that provoke an allergic reaction in about 85 per cent of the population.

In fact, new research suggests we should all be on our toes as the plant is growing like never before. According to a study published in the July 2007 issue of Weed Science, high levels of carbon dioxide linked to climate change is providing ideal growing conditions for poison ivy.

Researcher Lewis Ziska, an ecologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, found that when the plants were exposed to carbon dioxide levels matching current levels in the atmosphere, they grew at an accelerated pace — with larger, more robust leaves. The plants were also found to produce more potent compounds called urushiols that would raise the intensity of the allergic reaction…

John Stinchcombe, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor at the University of Toronto, says the two studies indicate the plants are very responsive to climate change.

„The recent study suggests that poison ivy is itself very sensitive to very moderate changes in carbon dioxide such as ones that have been observed over the last 50 to 60 years,“ he said.

Stinchcombe warns that people will have to brace themselves for even more problems linked to climate change.

„I think with global climate change one of the potential consequences of it [might] be an increased abundance of either weedy species or species that are harmful to humans through allergies like poison ivy or maybe they’re harmful to agriculture or they’re harmful to clean waterways and so on,“ he said.

„There’s a real potential for climate change to make our lives harder by increasing the abundance of species that cause problems for us.“

Increased carbon dioxide has been shown to increase yields of an enormous variety of plants, including most agricultural crops and trees. But instead of relishing the increased crop yields and healthier forests, global warming activists focus on things like the dreaded poison ivy. Just another disjoint in the fear mongering of global warming.

As a side note, increased carbon dioxide beyond certain levels (well beyond where we currently are) can cause yields to drop. This is just as true for agricultural crops as it is for poison ivy, except that selective breeding would allow agricultural crops to adapt much faster then poison ivy. Regardless, the CBC article makes no mention of any of this and is clearly focused on scaring ignorant people.

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