Letter to the Editor

What's wrong with CO2?

Friday, December 11, 2009

To the Editor:

On Dec. 7, 2009 your EPA declared carbon dioxide to be a danger to public health.

The EPA is alleging CO2 contributes to global warming.

In light of the facts below, this declaration of the EPA is astonishing!

Throughout my years as a student in public education, I was taught of the miracles of photosynthesis and respiration. Those two biological-botanical processes are nature's checks and balance system. Any botanist will tell you plants thrive on CO2. As a matter of fact, to a plant, CO2 acts like a fertilizer. In a closed environment, plants maintain a constant balance between oxygen and CO2.

The earth is a large closed environment.

The warmer the earth becomes, the longer the growing season. The longer the growing season, the more plants convert CO2 to oxygen.

The earth has cooled and warmed hundreds of times before the first man ever took a breath.

The earth has been cooler than normal recently. Many scientists link this to reduced level of solar flares. As you know, our sun is the earth's furnace.

Many periods of substantial global cooling have been scientifically proven to have been caused by massive volcanic eruptions. The products of the eruptions blocked our sun's warming rays. However, due to the earth's own checks and balances, it recovered.

I am not a scientist. I am your average Joe. If I can use common sense to figure this out, why would the "well-educated" EPA announce such a ridiculous declaration? I believe they have an agenda to assist our current Democratic leaders with their goal of increasing taxes on producers of CO2.

If you don't believe me, read up on "cap and tax" legislation.

If new taxes on CO2 emissions are enacted, you will pay even more for your energy needs. This will force our economy to "tank" even more.

Please write to your U.S. Senators and Congressmen regarding this subject.

Thank you for reading.

Robert Kell Miles

North Salem