Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Evil oil companies spreading disinformation

Some fifteen years ago I saw a VHS video about Global Warming, produced by an environmental group in the USA. At the time, I was completely persuaded by the arguments for AGW, so I found the tape persuasive. One of the things it focussed on was a video presentation funded by evil oil barons, in which computer simulations showed how an increased level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would encourage plant growth. We looked at each other in disbelief, revolted by this "our friend Mr CO2" propaganda.

It seems the oil barons were right.


dearieme said...

People who grow tomatoes in greenhouses for a living add CO2 to the internal atmosphere to promote growth. T'ain't a surprise that it works, is it? Even I know enough biology to find it a case of the bleedin' obvious.

P.S. what evidence (i.e. EVIDENCE) ever persuaded you of the Global Warming malarkey?

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Let me get this right.

You were surprised to be told that increased CO2 in the atmosphere would lead to increased plant growth?

Dude, wtf?