The CO2 Fairy does not exist (yet)

Dog Poo Fairy With my thanks to the Keep Britain Tidy campaign for inspiring this post. I believe the time has long since past for us humans to admit that the scale of many of our activities now exceed the capacity of our environment to assimilate and recycle the wastes we produce. Because it is not just plant food, these wastes include carbon dioxide. As I have said many times before, a frontier mentality is no longer sustainable: Using a passing river as a source of water, a laundry, and a toilet is OK if you live in a sparsely populated wilderness but; when you live in an overcrowded slum it is likely to lead to premature death. Many things that we humans now do have become a problem simply because of the scale at which we are now doing them; and that includes the doubling of the CO2 into our atmosphere (which we look likely to achieve within the next few decades). Is this to be the White Man’s Folly?


About Rick Altman

Possibly just another 'Climate Cassandra' crying 'Wolf' in cyberspace. However, the moral of the old children's story is that the Wolf eventually turned up!
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5 Responses to The CO2 Fairy does not exist (yet)

  1. pendantry says:

    Special thanks for the link to Native American Quotes about Nature (i.e. within your ‘White Man’s Folly’ post). All the quotations are great; but I think my favourite is the Cree Prophecy (in your post):

    When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.


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