Iowahawk invites everyone to do something carbon related on ‘Carbon Action Day:’
Good news! This coming Sunday is 10/10/10, which has been officially designated as global Carbon Action Day. Which, as I understand it, involves scaring up some action by way of our old miracle friend carbon – a/k/a “Gaia’s gift to the periodic tables.”
Mister, now that’s the kind of activism I can get behind! And if the reader-driven annual Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise is any indication, you can too. That’s why I’m asking you - the selfless, globally concerned Iowahawk reader - to dedicate the upcoming weekend to increasing your carbon output by 10*10*10%. And the more action you create the better! Have some tires to smoke? Leaves to burn? Bratwurst to grill? Heavy breathing to do? Get to it, carbon slacker, and be creative! Send me the documentary evidence (video, photo, or links) and I’ll see to it your fellow Iowahawk carbon activist are informed of your good works, right here on this thread.
Together we can stand proudly alongside other activists, like the fantasy-snuff-film makers of the 10:10 Project, and let the world know we are ready to do something about carbon. Plus generate some cheap site hits for me!
I’m taking him up on this challenge so, in lieu of this invite, I’m going to break out the V-8 for a drive and fire up the barbeque for today’s Packers vs. Redskins game. Hopefully that will increase my output by 10%.
Steve Goreham, posting at Watts Up With That, points out that reducing one’s Carbon Dioxide output is ludicrous:
The target of “dirty carbon pollution” propaganda is carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is an invisible, odorless, harmless gas. It does not cause smog or smoke. Humans breathe out 100 times the CO2 we breathe in, created as our body uses sugars. But since it’s tough to call an invisible gas “dirty,” Climatists use “carbon” instead. It’s as wrong as calling water “hydrogen” or salt “chlorine.” Compounds have totally different properties than their composing elements.
Not only is carbon dioxide not a pollutant, it’s essential for life. As pointed out by geologist Leighton Steward, carbon dioxide is green! Carbon dioxide is plant food. Increased atmospheric CO2 causes plants and trees to grow faster and larger, increase their root systems, and improve their resistance to drought, as documented by hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific papers. Carbon dioxide is the best compound that mankind could put into the atmosphere to grow the biosphere.