The ecological system of the Earth is in the long-term danger of collapsing for the lack of
CO2, unless humanity intervenes and enriches the atmosphere of the earth by
increasing its CO2 density. Carbon dioxide, called CO2 in chemistry, is the
stuff that all life on the planet depends on.
CO2 used to be richly present in the atmosphere in geologic
times going back half a billion years and more. It was created and then
consumed, and was recreated several times thereafter and then consumed again
to the present extremely low level (see illustration).
The CO2 density has dropped so low that the ecological system of the Earth now
exists in a semi-starvation mode. The starvation is so severe that simply
doubling the CO2 density in the air enables a 50% increase in plant growth,
and if the density drops below half the present level, plants die. We are that
close to the edge of a very real ecological collapse, because during Ice Age
conditions, for which the transition has already begun towards the next cycle,
the CO2 density is known to have fallen many times below the critical level
where the ecological collapse happens.
the long history of life on our planet spanning more than half a billion
years, atmospheric CO2 concentrations are known to have been tens of times
greater than what we have today, more than 50 times greater as some research
suggests. Life became explosive in its expansion in these early times with
Undeniably, CO2 is the
stuff of life. All plants depend on it. They breathe it. They absorb CO2 from
the air, and with the aid of its green chlorophyll molecules, powered by
sunlight, the plants split the CO2 apart into oxygen and carbon. The carbon
becomes thereby available to the plant to aid the production of its countless
different molecules that the plant lives by and constructs itself with.
The entire ecological system of the Earth exists on this basis in which the
CO2 molecule in the air plays a super-critical nourishing role. It is the
heart of the food chain for everything.
the concentration is high on our planet, as in the polar oceans, life unfolds in abundance,
and where it is low, life is sparse as in the tropical oceans. Life is so
critically dependent on CO2 that it cannot exist without it, or with less than
is absolutely required.
The interdependence, of course, is not
unknown. Commercial greenhouse operators profit from this knowledge. They have
discovered from common sense logic, without the aid of science that lags far
behind in this field, that increased CO2 density in the air in their
facilities produces increased plant growth. Inversely, they have noticed,
perhaps accidentally, that if they allow the CO2 density to diminish below
half the current level, the plants stop growing and then begin to
die. These common experiences teach us that the Earth's ecological system is currently
already operating in a critically CO2-starved environment.
other words, the present atmospheric CO2
density of 300 to 400 ppm is the bare minimum for plants to get by. That's not
an efficient way to operate. It also means that we are dangerously close to
the 200 ppm level, below which the ecological system falls apart. The prevailing
CO2 concentration in the air is not primarily determined by how much CO2 is
emitted into the atmosphere, but by the balance or imbalance in the global CO2
recycling system. About a third of the atmosphere is recycled through the biosphere
and the oceans (see illustration).
CO2 balance in the atmosphere is climate sensitive. CO2 is more easily
dissolved in cold waters near the polar regions, from where it is transported
to the tropics by the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt (see illustration).
the temperatures increase and the waters rise, the waters cannot hold the high
CO2 concentrations, whereby most of the CO2 flows back into the air. Similar
dynamic systems operate on land. During the cold periods of the Ice Ages this
balance is altered. More CO2 becomes absorbed and less released. The Antarctic
Vostok ice core records show that the CO2 level had dropped well below the 200
mark for long periods during the cold parts of the glaciation (see illustration).
the recycling slowing down, the concentration may have been lower than that in
the tropics that were ice free, but too poor for agriculture. The people
coming through the ice ages had evidently extremely little to eat, except
fish. That's why only a few million people have actually made it through the
last Ice Age. Since we are in a transition period now, towards another Ice
Age, the critical factor of CO2 starvation requires consideration.
Back in the
times of the dinosaurs when the CO2 density was 10-times greater than it is
today, the biological system was so enormously productive that gigantic creatures
roamed the land that dwarf anything existing today in our starving ecological
landscape. This rich environment is what we need to get back into in the near future to solve humanity's unfolding food
crisis, and to protect the biosphere from its potential collapse during the
coming Ice Age when the CO2 density frequently drops below the 200ppm level.
With the Ice Age transition
now in progress much of the world's agriculture that supplies humanity's food is
now increasingly stressed with severe weather and drought conditions, and this
already while the trend has just begun. The time is over when we can rely on
rainfall for agriculture.
Plants need water to grow. They need it as critically as they need CO2 in abundance. The current food
crisis might be overcome by simply doubling the CO2 concentration in the air, and to
increase it beyond that to near the 10-fold level as in the days of the dinosaurs.
adding 9 trillion tons of CO2 back into the atmosphere is achievable. 98%
of the global CO2 exists dissolved in the oceans, almost 40 trillion tons of
it. A quarter of it should be recoverable. This needs to be done. Considering
the consequences of failing to do so, I would like to suggest that these types
of critical projects will be done, and more than just these, like my NAWAPA-22
Highly CO2-enriched atmospheres in the order of 1000 ppm are
already employed in commercial greenhouse operations in a routine manner. The
enriched environment produces stronger
plants of higher quality in shorter growing seasons and in a cost-effective
manner. Environmental laws may not allow then to go further than this. It is presently unknown what the most efficient CO2 density is for
different plant types and what the optimum global density would be. It may be
as high as 3,000 to 4,000 ppm (see illustration
it is certainly possible to place all agriculture under cover and supply it
with a CO2 enriched atmosphere during the 90,000-year Ice Age glaciation
cycle, such a radical approach would be foolish
as it wouldn't protect the global ecological system from its impending
CO2-starvation collapse. We have no real choice therefore in the matter,
except to protect the entire ecological system with a CO2-enriched atmosphere,
with our agriculture included.
The human biological system
itself, is not adversely affected by the still 'low' CO2 concentration of 3,000 to
4,000 ppm. Such concentrations are not uncommon in under-ventilated buildings. The
current industry standard for ventilation is 2,500 ppm. Poorly ventilated
buildings may well exceed this level by a factor of two. Some people become slightly
affected with drowsiness when the CO2 concentration reaches the 10,000 ppm
level, which is extremely rarely encountered.
The extraction of CO2 from the oceans to enrich the
atmosphere to where it needs to be can be accomplished with a self-powering process. If a long tube is
extended into the deep oceans where the highest concentrations are located, so
CO2-rich waters can be pumped up to the surface, the CO2 gasifies near the top
the pressure is removed. The process of CO2 expansion and re-gasification
invariably makes the upwelling water lighter, whereby
the entire process becomes self-powering once the process gets going.
over the space of a few years or decades the global CO2 density can be brought
back up to where it should be, determined by research that has barely begun.
this critical project won't get off the ground for as long as the myth rules
that CO2 is a dangerous greenhouse gas, for which 100 million people are
murdered each year in the greatest silent holocaust of all times by the
mass-burning of food as biofuels in order to keep the CO2 concentration low,
for which also the global economy is being destroyed.
the ecological movement, or the Green Movement as it is often called, which
declares CO2 to be a climate villain and aims to curtail all human emissions,
regardless of the genocidal consequences, actually aims with its opposition in
the opposite direction than
what it hopes to achieve. It aims to protect the ecological system of the
Earth, while in doing so it actually endangers it by blocking the CO2 enrichment
that can prevent the potential CO2-starvation collapse in the coming
glaciation period. And so, I would suggest that we will also see a new Green Movement
emerging that is actually interested in protecting and empowering the global
ecology once the CO2 climate fiction is wearing thin, as it inevitably will.
would like to suggest further that the horrendous genocidal insanity that drives the
CO2 climate-fiction is just a temporary fad that will evaporate like a puff of
smoke in a storm. After it is gone, by which humanity's enslavement to the
murderous fictions ends, a new age of freedom will dawn in which the current
murderous insanities are remembered no more in the dynamics of a renaissance unfolding.
The physical facts in all
of this are
It is a fact that CO2 is NOT affecting the global climate in
the present, nor ever has in the past, or ever will in the future, even when
it becomes enriched ten-fold. (See: Global Warming
increasing the CO2 density ten-fold, which will be achieved in the future when
insanity is vanquished, will immensely affect the biosphere. It will protect it against biological starvation in the coming Ice Age, and
empower it in the near future as soon as the enrichment process begins, to
become more productive across the world than we have ever experienced it to
be, and enable thereby a more productive
agriculture. Once we get to this point a whole new horizon of amazing
opportunities will unfold that I have proposed under the heading NAWAPA-22,
with boundless freshwater resources, energy resources, and brand new materials
that are lighter and stronger than steel and exists in near infinite abundance.
Once we get into this new mode of development we will see new cities springing
up, with new industries, and with high quality free houses produced by the millions,
which we have the capability already to produce today if we care to do so as a
cultural 'investment' by society into itself. The enrichment of the global
ecology with a CO2-enrich atmosphere will then be just a small item on a wide
horizon, and will then be taken for granted.