Let’s tackle real environmental issues.
A lower proportion of people are living in poverty than ever before and the world’s population is growing. We are making, using and disposing of more stuff than at any time in human history. Much of that impacts the environment.
It is important to take care of our planet. We need to consider the consequences of our actions and reduce adverse impacts.
Serious problems include garbage ending up in rivers, lakes and oceans, toxic chemicals in effluent, air pollution, land erosion and overfishing. They all need to be tackled urgently, although none have much to do with climate change.
Understand the difference between real pollution and carbon dioxide
Climate Alarmists say that carbon dioxide is a pollutant and producing less is a top priority. Many don’t differentiate between different forms of carbon, presuming that soot, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide are equally bad. The reality is that carbon dioxide is essential for life and good for the planet.
These are forms of carbon – the bottom two are pollution – carbon dioxide is not
When fossil fuels are burnt they produce mostly carbon dioxide and water vapour that are not pollutants. Small amounts of other gases as well as soot and ash are produced, commonly referred to as smog. In Canada these emissions are strictly regulated and are largely removed.