CO2 Suffocating the Environmental Movement

Bird Dog has a good post that follows up from mine on the CO2 obsession sucking the life out of more pressing environmental issues that are more amenable to being fixed.

  • The different environmental groups are known more for what they stand against than what they stand for. I remember when many of them started, most had noble ideals. Now its just anti-everything, approaching anti-human.

  • morganovich

    they also seemed like they used to do things, like raise money and buy land so that it could be donated to the national park system or put into a preserve.

    some, like the nature conservancy, still do but far too many now they seem focused on raising money to pay for raising money and calling it “public education”.

  • Alan D. McIntire

    Two problems that come immediately to mind are agriculture in Florida, and in California. I saw on R.A. Pielke Sr’s site how much of Florida has been changed to farmland over the last century. Replacing swamps with farmland would have a noticeable effect on rainfall patterns regardless of any changes in CO2.

    California is naturally a desert, where water is a scarce commodity and should be treated as such. When I was driving to southern California down I-5 last summer, I noticed plenty of irrigated cotton fields. Growing cotton in a desert is just plain nuts!- A. McIntire