As carbon pollution hits record level, Senator James Inhofe says Climate Change is greening the planet, according to VICE News.
“‘People don’t realize you can’t grow things without CO2,” Inhofe, the Republican chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said on the chamber’s floor Wednesday. “CO2 is a fertilizer. It’s something you can’t do without. No one ever talks about the benefits that people are inducing from that as a fertilizer.” That buildup has led “to a greening of the planet and contributed to increasing agricultural productivity,’ he said.
The overwhelming majority of climate scientists, however, warn that the increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases — a byproduct of burning coal, oil, and natural gas — are changing the Earth’s climate at an unnaturally rapid rate. The warming that results is likely to bring a future of rising seas and more intense storms and droughts, with the world’s poor bearing the brunt of the effects.”
As people in power constantly dispute scientific findings and allow big corporations to contribute to global warming, our planet—and its inhabitants—finds itself in a dire predicament.
Read the full article here (https://news.vice.com/article/as-carbon-pollution-hits-record-level-senator-james-inhofe-says-climate-change-is-greening-the-planet?utm_source=vicenewsfb).
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The U.S. is taking the helm regarding climate change and its alarming rate in the arctic, and, at the Arctic Council Friday, tried to make climate change a priority of the utmost importance, according to the Globe and Mail.
“‘This is not a future challenge, this is happening right now,’ Mr. Kerry said as he outlined the rapid retreat of Arctic ice cover, the collapse of permafrost with resulting massive releases of the potent greenhouse gas methane as well as dire coastal erosion and the acidification of the Arctic Ocean.”
Read more of the fascinating article here (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/arctic-council-to-focus-on-climate-change-under-us-leadership/article24126137/).
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