On December 7th, 2009 – Day 1 of the Copenhagen Climate Conference – the EPA declared that carbon dioxide (CO2) is now a pollutant. I thought that we had better get to the seed of the matter right away and explore scientific facts about CO2. Instead of focusing on the declarations of major stakeholders in the new industrial complex, I wanted to learn how CO2 affects Nature. I learned something from Dr. Sherwood Idso that may startle you.
I personally believed that carbon dioxide was a pollutant. For many years, that has been the official story: that CO2 is the root cause of “global warming”. However, Nature apparently views it as “the breath of life”.
I reached out to someone who has studied CO2 for many years in order to get a clear perspective. On the spur of the moment, I called Dr. Sherwood Idso, the president of The Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide & Global Change, who graciously granted me an interview on short notice. His many years of experience and multi-disciplinary expertise were very enlightening. Listen and see what you think.