Federal Environment Minister David Anderson persists not only in confusing
pollution and climate change but, even worse, in equating them.
The disastrous fallacy of the Kyoto religion is that pollution
caused by humans also causes global warming. Little could be
farther from reality.
Anderson should update his understanding of documented scientific facts regarding
climate and stop repeating the outdated rhetoric of the Kyoto
Protocol that, if we fix pollution, we will also fix
global warming. Those who believe that are sadly mistaken.
* Human contribution of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere
is a small portion of the total, 2.5 to 5
per cent at most.
* More than 95 per cent of the CO2 in
the air derives from photosynthesis and respiration of plant life
and from the oceans.
* CO2 is not a polluting, greenhouse gas; it is
consumed by plants that generate the oxygen we need to
* CO2 does not control climate; water vapour does, and
it is approximately 30 times more prevalent in the atmosphere
than is CO2.