An “impressive” letter from an educated person in The Napa Valley Register.
We know that without greenhouse gases (of which CO2 is the most prevalent) in the atmosphere, the earth would be covered in ice. We know CO2 levels have been increasing with the start of the Industrial Revolution, along with average global temperatures. We know that combustion of fossil fuels releases CO2.
Correct, except for a fatal input error. Water vapour is more than 50X as abundant as CO2, and it absorbs a much broader range of frequencies. His argument then gets absurd because he lacks basic information.
As for consequences, some might be beneficial, as the temperate zone moves toward the poles and new areas open to agriculture. Other projections, including rising sea level, mass dislocations of large populations and famine on an apocalyptic scale, are truly frightening. So what to do?
Marc B. Francis, M.D. / Napa
Please …. This guy lives in a beautiful place with perfect weather surrounded by some of the best wineries in the world. Get on your bike, take a wine tour, go to Six Flags. Enjoy your Sunday, take a chill pill.