In response to: My Take on the Carbon Dioxide Narrative: Introduction
Comment from: Member
There are always two (and sometimes more) sides to a discussion and time usually resolves the issue one way or the other.
On this particular matter it seems that 97% or so are on one side and a small minority of 3% or so are on the other (obviously these levels of percentages quoted can also be argued over as to their accuracy).
I personally disagree with the general thrust presented here but give credit to the author for a well written and well researched presentation on a difficult to understand and quite divisive matter which has been gaining worldwide accelerating momentum for some years now. I particularly agree that the aggressive/abusive ways some people approach this topic as depicted above do little for their cause and in some respects turn otherwise sympathetic observers towards the opposite argument.
Regarding who is right or who is wrong is problematic. Irrespective if you are of the 97% or the 3% there are always well-argued articles available on both sides as support to each side’s perspective.
Carbon Dioxide is the culprit here. As mentioned it comprises some 0.04% of Earth’s atmosphere. I am very very far from being a scientist but my readings and research over many years tell me that even though it’s such a tiny percentage, the volume of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere is the most critical factor which controls the earth’s temperature. The argument here is not that 0.04% is such a small amount - it’s the up or down percentage movements in this percentage which can and do (as in the past) have such a dramatic effect on earth’s surface temperatures. One article (and there are many others) which illustrates this succintly: https://www.worldatlas.com/environment/how-much-carbon-dioxide-is-in-the-atmosphere.html
Ultimately, only time will prove this dilemma but it would be foolish in the interim to ignore potential dangers and not take action on the positive side.