Carbon dioxide, or CO2, which is characterized as a damaging pollutant by mainstream media and progressive politicians, is hugely beneficial to Earth and life on the planet, an expert has said.
Gregory Wrightstone is executive director of the CO2 Coalition, a nonprofit organization with a mission to educate about the role of CO2 in the environment, including making the earth green and helping crops to thrive.
Plants process CO2, water, and sunlight into nutrients and oxygen. The abundance of CO2 helps plants to retain more water so they need less watering, Wrightstone said in a recent interview for EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program.
This leads to higher soil moisture, thus helping to reduce fires around the world, he said. There were many more fires during the 1920s and 1930s than there are today, he added.
According to NASA Earth Observatory’s report, the area burned each year globally between 2003 and 2019 decreased by roughly 25 percent.
A scientific paper published by Science in 2017 asserted that “agricultural expansion and intensification were primary drivers of declining fire activity.”
Another paper published in Nature stated that tree cover had increased globally by about 7 percent during the period from 1982 to 2016.
Benefits of Warm Climate
The combination of modest warming and increased CO2 brings many benefits to human civilization, Wrightstone said. “The warming allows longer growing seasons.”
Looking back at several thousand years of human history, there were three warming periods, Wrightstone said, and each of those warming periods were warmer than today, but the level of carbon dioxide was much lower.
“Each one of these warming periods was hugely beneficial for mankind. Life was good, food was bountiful, great civilizations and empires arose,” he said.
The first great warming period, called the Minoan warm period, occurred during the Bronze Age, Wrightstone said.
The first great civilizations that rose up during that period were the Minoans, the Hittites, the Babylonians, and the Assyrians, and then the earth started getting cold, Wrightstone explained.
“All of those civilizations crashed and cratered at about the same time related to this cold. It was called the late Bronze Age collapse,” he said.
“We see that repeated time and time again,” Wrightstone said. “Warm period—beneficial. Cold period—crop failure, famine, pestilence, and mass depopulation.”
CO2 is cited as a dangerous emission that is a primary cause of climate change. Yet, historical data and modern science show not only that CO2 may not be as bad as it sounds, but that the information is being falsified. This is according to Gregory Wrightstone, executive director of the CO2 Coalition.
Wrightstone said, “What I found, frankly, shocked me. I was amazed at how much information—misinformation—was out there and how much science and the scientific process was being trampled on.”
We speak with Gregory Wrightstone about CO2, suppressed data, and how the science of climate change is being manipulated for political agendas.