If CO2 is So Bad for the Planet, Why Do Greenhouse Growers Buy CO2 Generators to Double Plant Growth?
For only “pennies a day,” any greenhouse owner can produce CO2 to help increase plant yields in their greenhouses. That’s the message on CO2 generators sold by greenhouse supply companies across the United States and Canada.
“1,500 ppm [of carbon dioxide] can be achieved… these generators automatically provide the carbon dioxide needed to meet maximum growing potential for only pennies a day,” the ad says.
View it yourself in this picture taken from a greenhouse supply magazine.
CO2 generators “improve plant quality” and “increase production.” They’re made in the USA and run on propane or natural gas, turning fossil fuels into carbon dioxide.
Nope, it’s not a pollutant that threatens human civilization as has been ridiculously claimed by global warming doomsday pushers. CO2 actually increases plant yields, accelerates “re-greening” and improves reforestation of the planet.
And while today’s atmosphere contains only 400 ppm of carbon dioxide, CO2 generators can help raise that level to 1500 ppm inside greenhouses, thereby accelerating plant growth and food production.
Here’s the ad so you can see it for yourself:
Is CO2 is so bad for the planet, why do greenhouses pay to produce it?
If CO2 was so terrible for the planet, then installing a CO2 generator in a greenhouse would kill the plants. But scientists and even governments actually recommend supplementing CO2 in greenhouses in order to boost plant growth and food production.
“The benefits of carbon dioxide supplementation on plant growth and production within the greenhouse environment have been well understood for many years,” says the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
“CO2 increases productivity through improved plant growth and vigour. Some ways in which productivity is increased by CO2 include earlier flowering, higher fruit yields, reduced bud abortion in roses, improved stem strength and flower size. Growers should regard CO2 as a nutrient… increasing the CO2 level to 1,000 ppm will increase the photosynthesis by about 50% over ambient CO2 levels.”
In fact, as recent scientific studies have shown, the slight rise in CO2 levels of the atmosphere has actually helped re-green deserts and arid areas, accelerating the growth of trees, shrubs and grasses which produce the oxygen human needs to breathe.
Attacking carbon dioxide is hate speech against Mother Nature
The more you really examine the scientific truth about carbon dioxide rather than the politically-charged “hate speech” against Mother Nature being spewed by people like Al Gore, the more you realize CO2 is a crucial nutrient for the Earth’s environment and ecosystem.
In fact, the vast majority of all the CO2 released into the atmosphere is produced by Mother Nature via animals in the ocean. Anyone who criticizes CO2 is attacking ocean life and condemning trillions of aquatic creatures who exhale carbon dioxide as part of their natural respiration. (Should they all be fined?)
Besides, all those people who keep sounding the alarm on CO2 are being too negative all the time. Nobody spews more doom and gloom than Al Gore and the global warming crowd who paint apocalyptic pictures of Earth’s future if we all don’t start paying carbon taxes to the super rich. Stop being so negative!
They need to practice more positivity and repeat to themselves affirmations like:
“CO2 is a nutrient for forests.”
“CO2 is produced by ocean life.”
“CO2 brings balance to the global ecosystem.”
“CO2 is to plants as oxygen is to humans.”
“CO2 can help transform barren deserts into sustainable forests.”
Perhaps by staying positive, the global warming fearmongers and doom-and-gloomers can calm down, take a few breaths (with extra CO2) and recognize that what’s good for plants is good for the planet.
“All experiments so far made go to show that fertilizing the air by means of carbonic acid gas [CO2] is a much more efficient process than even an increased fertilization of the ground…”
“The secret of this, in Prussian professorial language, is carbon fertilization of crops; in ordinary language it is the diversion into and distribution among growing plants of carbonic-acid gas, the CO2 of school books, a gas fatal to human beings and animals in very moderate quantities, but beneficial and indispensable to plant life. Through the application of adequate doses of this poison gas wheat ears are doubled in weight and size; rye, which in the German’s daily bread plays a greater role than wheat, is equally increased; and on impoverished soil rise potatoes, cabbages, peas, tomatoes and fruits surpassing the prize productions of model farms. From red currants to pumpkins no fruit has been discovered that cannot be poison-gassed into extra size and nutritiousness. And all this magic, which will revolutionize agriculture and ultimately the trade of the world, will be achieved at a very moderate capital expenditure, and at practically no operating cost at all.”