Global Warming: Loons Gone Wild 1
Global Warming seems to be the hottest topic in the news right now. Virgin Airlines Branson is now offering $25 Million to any one who can come up with a means from eliminating CO2 from the atmosphere. From Reuters:
Flanked by climate campaigners former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and British ex-diplomat Crispin Tickell, Branson said he hoped the prize would spur innovative and creative thought to save mankind from self-destruction.
"Man created the problem and therefore man should solve the problem," he told a news conference to reveal the Virgin Earth Challenge.
"Unless we can devise a way of removing CO2 (carbon dioxide) from the earth's atmosphere we will lose half of all species on earth, all the coral reefs, 100 million people will be displaced, farmlands will become deserts and rain forests wastelands."
Now this is lunacy at its highest point. Branson wants to remove all CO2 from the atmosphere. He uses fear tactics that death, destruction and extinction will result if we don't. Never mind the fact that all life on Earth is dependent on CO2, and removing it from the atmosphere is not only impossible (all living creatures exhale CO2 and plants use CO2 as part of its biological functions), eliminating all CO2 would end life on Earth. Plant life cannot function without CO2 in the atmosphere.