Today I received a letter from a company I have done regular business with for more than 30 years. The letter was from the daughter of the founder. She was promoting a new initiative to be “carbon neutral” which she is managing. Here is my reply. Modify and use as you see fit. Dear ____,
Don’t waste your time, effort or money on the carbon scam. And it is a scam. “Global warming” or “climate change” is a giant, multi-national fraud. And I mean fraud in the full, legal sense of that word. Have you seen this documentary video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARrAIK9c2C8&feature=share
I am a chemist and my entire career was making, marketing, selling, and servicing instrumentation, software and consumables for measuring chemicals, worldwide. I was VP in 4 public corporations in life sciences instrumentation. I can tell you for a fact that human-produced CO2 and carbon are not a problem for our environment and do not cause any significant change in temperature or climate. On the contrary, CO2 is plant food and THE ONLY WAY carbon … the building block for all life … gets into the food chain.
Also, if you do the math, and I have done it, you will learn that if all of humanity were to devote all of its power plants to heating the oceans fulltime 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, and doing nothing else but that, it would take about 10,000 years to raise the average temperature of the oceans by 1 degree centigrade. In other words, nature controls the climate, not humans and absolutely not the atmospheric trace gas CO2. “Global warming,”/”climate change” is a religion and politics. It is not science.
If you want more information or have any doubt, please let me know and I can supply many references and peer reviewed papers.
Sustainable farming is a different matter and very worthwhile.
Also, reduce or eliminate use of plastics everywhere in your processes. Biodegradable plastics are OK. Plastics made from cellulose nitrate are good. Use hemp or natural fiber rope everywhere. Did you know there is a giant island of swirling trash, mostly plastics, nets, rope, trucks, boats, etc in the north Pacific?
The biggest problem ahead of you and future generations with regard to the environment is the ongoing destruction of the oceans, and implicit in that is pollution of water. Plastics are accumulating in the oceans, in fish, in birds, in plankton, in everything all the way up the food chain. These plastics, some visible some microscopic, also end up in human food and in our cells and bodies.
Concentrated chemicals like fertilizers, pesticides and antibiotics end up in the oceans too, going from land and aquafers to creeks to rivers to oceans.
Next, humans are massively overfishing the oceans and the worst example is fishing the large pelagic and top predator fishes, such a marlin, swordfish, sailfish, bluefin tuna, and shark. Similar to killing a wolf on land, killing top predator fish in the oceans destroys the food chain pyramid beneath it, the smaller fishes, the coral, the microorganisms… humans are killing them all. And most of these large predator fish may only breed and have few young in an average of ten years. Normally, they live long lives too. When these large ocean animals go extinct, the oceans will die, and humans will follow.
You might want to see the documentary Blue, now playing in theatres. Here’s the trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg-tUZG2vsA