Legislators, you had it all wrong about S.5 and the effects are more detrimental to every day Vermonters than you are telling the people of our great little State. C02 is not a bad gas, it’s mandatory in sustaining life on God’s green earth.
Please read these facts.
If there are no carbon dioxides (C02) gas in the earth’s atmosphere, the Earth would be dead, non habitable, our planet will be gone. Now, that is catastrophic!
Did you know that fossil fuels are 100% organic? Made from the Earth and by the Earth. All life is made up of carbon and C02 originates from the atmosphere. Further, all of the carbon in fossil fuel energy that we all burn today or that we use from “friendly” climate control products that you praise was once in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide before it was consumed by the plankton and plant life. Rhe plankton in our water systems and the plants on land use C02 to live and provide for us in our every day life. Without it, they died.
Plankton and plants are the originators of fossil fuels after the heat and pressure systems in the Earth’s crust. This is an organic and necessary process, and is absolute for our life.
Carbon dioxide is one atom of carbon and two atoms of oxygen, commonly known as C02, the chemical symbol of the same. Some agency says we must eliminate C02 emissions from fossil fuels by 2100. But as I have stated above C02 is an organic and necessary process for all living things.
Moreover, carbon dioxide is colorless, odorless, and there is no taste to this gas. Which again is mandatory for life. I know how you appreciate mandates. This gas is a must for all living things in our food chain for survival.
Climate control proponents believe we have too much C02 emissions. Are they correct? Not at this point in human existence of Earth. Carbon dioxide has been part of our life for years and at much higher levels in prior years, prior to the Cambrian explosion C02 was ten times the levels of today. From this perspective, we are living in the low level era of C02.
Gregory M. Thayer, MBA Of Rutland a former Candidate for Vermont LT. Governor