Benefits of carbon use far outweigh its costs

September 25, 2014 10:02 AM

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Hundreds of thousands of people paraded through New York City Sunday in a “people’s climate march” designed to influence world leaders at a UN climate summit. They contend that fossil fuels and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions cause "global warming." But since global temperatures have been stable or declining for the past two decades, the term “global warming” has morphed into “climate change” or “climate weirding.”

Whatever the term, the protesters contend that Earth's climate is highly sensitive to CO2, and then hypothesize almost every conceivable malady, including sea level rise, increased hurricanes and tornados, worsening droughts, heavier snowfalls, and other extreme weather events impacting humanity.

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