The Many Benefits of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment
Press Release: 2 Feb 2011
Many are the books and reports that rail against mankind's usage of fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil, because of the copious quantities of carbon dioxide or CO2 that their combustion releases to the atmosphere. Indeed, this phenomenon is routinely castigated in numerous print and visual venues as a result of the unproven predictions of catastrophic CO2-induced global warming that are derived from theoretical computer-driven simulations of the state of earth's climate decades and centuries into the future. Now, however, comes a book that does just the opposite, and that describes a host of real-world benefits that the controversial atmospheric trace gas provides, first to earth's plants and then to the people and animals that depend upon them for their sustenance.
The book is The Many Benefits of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment, written by the son/father team of Craig D. and Sherwood B. Idso. It is encyclopedic in nature, with fifty-five different subjects treated and arranged in alphabetical order -- starting with Air Pollution Stress (Non-Ozone) and ending with Wood Density -- each of which entries comes with its own set of reference citations. The book is subtitled How humanity and the rest of the biosphere will prosper from this amazing trace gas that so many have wrongfully characterized as a dangerous air pollutant. It may not be everything you "always wanted to know" about the bright side of the issue; but it illuminates a number of significant aspects of earth's biosphere and its workings, as well as mankind's reliance on the biosphere for food and numerous other material necessities that are hardly ever mentioned by the mainstream media.
Brief synopses of each of the 55 sections of the book may be found at http://www.co2science.org/education/book/2011/55BenefitsofCO2Pamphlet.pdf, while the book can be ordered from Vales Lakes Publishing, Inc.