On Global Warming and Carbon Dioxide

Published September 26, 2008

Dear Editor:

Global warming alarmists like James Hansen have been prophesying our “doom” due to warmer temperatures caused by carbon dioxide. In 1998 Hansen testified there would be apocalyptic temperature increases if we didn’t stop using fossil fuels. Our use of fossil fuels has increased since then, yet temperatures have been dropping for the past 10 years. (“NASA climate expert warns Kansans of dire consequences of global warming,” September 23)

CO2 is an essential chemical compound. It is at the root of photosynthesis, and thus at the root of the creation of oxygen. Without it, life on this planet could not exist.

Zonia M. Pino ([email protected]) is a legislative specialist for The Heartland Institute.