Carbon Tax and Global Warming

The Carbon Tax in Canada, Another Tax Grab?

Yes, the climate is warming.  The earth is actually in an unusually cool state.  Historically our planet has been on average much warmer.  And yes…mankind is putting the amassed fossil carbon (historic organic carbon) back in the global carbon cycle and may be contributing to warming. Should we be paying as Canadians a carbon tax?  Should we be listening to the carbon alarmists?

Here’s were things get dicey for the carbon alarmists.

The trend that they are looking at is a very small snapshot in the history of planet earth.  A few hundred years rather than the billions of years of earth’s history.

  • Historically CO2 levels have been much higher on our planet.
  • Historically the earth is usually not ice covered.  It is usually much warmer.
  • The carbon being released by mankind is organic carbon that is from plants and animals.  Putting something that was in the carbon cycle, back into the carbon cycle.

It has been noted by scientists around the globe that plant growth increases with CO2 concentration.  CO2 is plant food to build biomass and a natural component of the environment.  With the increasing population of the planet it is a benefit for plants to grow faster.  In Canada, Justin Trudeau wants to tax carbon emissions. Fossil fuels are natural deposits of organic carbon from plants and animals.  We burn them, release the stored energy and CO2.  CO2 is an essential part of photosynthesis and helps plants to grow.  It  begs the question if the government will attempt to tax plant nutrients, sunlight or water?

CO2 is not truly pollution.  It is a natural component of our planet’s composition.  We are all made from carbon.

Let us fight pollution (The presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects.).  This is not CO2.  Let’s fight the actual pollution emitters.  For example, plastic is not a natural form of carbon.  We should stop creating plastic and stop polluting the planet.

Greenpeace co-founder (Patrick Moore) is telling us not to worry about CO2 as it is plant food. NASA is telling us that the planet is greening as we put organic CO2 (came from plants and animals) back into the atmosphere.  Let’s listen to the scientists and not the global warming alarmists.

I really think we should worry about pollution not CO2. Let us clean up the planet, not worry about a natural component that was here and will always be here.

The carbon tax is a tax for the sake of taxation.  Don’t we not have enough taxes in Canada already?

See also the Paris Accord.