Adding more fuel to the fire over man-made global warming/climate change, a former Greenpeace official says carbon dioxide emissions might well be aiding Earth’s environment.

Patrick Moore, a senior fellow at the Frontier Centre, a Canadian public policy think tank, reports that 18,000 years ago, CO2 dropped to its lowest level — to the point of actually stunting plant growth. If those levels were to continue at the same rate, carbon-based life on Earth eventually would begin to die, he writes.

Fossil fuels have reversed the CO2 decline and likely will foster increased growth rates for plants, including food crops, according to Mr. Moore. Rather than disrupt the environment, human emissions have restored balance, he says.

Naturally his findings have prompted ridicule from the climate-change mainstream, which accuses him of being a “paid representative of corporate polluters.” Others are less kind. The website Hot Whoppers says succinctly “He’s nuts.”

Anthony Watts of the skeptics website Watts Up with That calls Moore’s research “a sensible and practical take on the issue.”

What’s clear — and has been since climate alarmists tried to convince us about global cooling in the 1970s — is the divergent nature of climate theories and the effect of human emissions. What’s “nuts” is to embrace a foregone climate conclusion amid contradictory analyses and credible questions.


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