Regarding the “My View: Can You Afford Cap and Trade?” editorial on page 4 of October Corn & Soybean Digest (see http://cornandsoybeandigest.com ag-issues/1001-capandtrade-legislation-effects/index.html ):
It is amazing to think that there are those who are willing to spend so much (not just dollars) on something that is likely to have so little effect. The 0.1° F difference by 2050 is so minute as to not be significantly different. I wonder why America may choose to ignore science in favor of a belief system similar to the flat earth of Columbus' time and spontaneous generation of the Dark Ages. It should be well understood that increased carbon levels (carbon dioxide) can encourage plant growth because plants “inhale” carbon dioxide and “exhale” oxygen. It seems that the designer of our environment had this exchange planned long before man became knowledgeable enough to understand the process.
— Darrell Nelson Brookings, SD
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