The Global Warming Policy Foundation welcomes the acknowledgement by Professor Colin Prentice, a leading UK climate scientist at the Grantham Institute, that the thrust of the GWPF’s latest report on CO2 is correct and a well-established scientific fact.
Last week, the GWPF published a report by Dr Indur Goklany (Carbon Dioxide: The Good News) which highlights the many benefits of carbon dioxide for the environment and human health.
Professor Prentice, AXA Chair in Biosphere and Climate Impacts at the Grantham Institute, also confirms that the many benefits of CO2 documented in the GWPF report “are indeed ‘good news’.” (Carbon dioxide: the good and the bad, the right and the wrong).
At the same time, Prof Prentice denies that there is any demonization of CO2 as “evil and dangerous.” But the entire case for urgent measures to reduce CO2 is derived from the notion that CO2 is dangerous. In fact, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s case for CO2 regulation is based on its so-called “Endangerment Finding” which declared “CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere threaten the public health and welfare of current and future generations.”
The demonisation is further promoted when the USEPA refers to carbon dioxide as “carbon pollution.”