"Energy Clarity: The fertilizer effect" Alex Epstein

The fertilizer effect
 

This week we’re going to discuss the fertilizer effect. From a geological perspective we are in a CO2-poor phase of the earth's atmosphere. There are two main benefits additional CO2 in the atmosphere will have on plants.

CO2 is plant food

One is that higher concentrations of CO2 increase the growth and yield of many plants. CO2 is plant food. That is why operators of greenhouses put additional CO2 in their greenhouses: to fertilize their plants. There are estimates that the increase in global crop yield over recent decades is partially attributable to increased atmospheric CO2, although the exact impact is subject to speculation.

Another effect of additional atmospheric CO2 is that plants can improve their water management with increased CO2 concentration. Through photosynthesis plants exchange gases like CO2 and oxygen with the atmosphere over little holes in their leaves called stomata. The higher the CO2 concentration the fewer stemmata are needed for the exchange. As a result less water evaporates from the leaves in the process. This can have significant impacts, especially in areas where water is scarce for the plants.

Global greening

The overall effect of this is a boost to plant life with increasing CO2. Satellite observations have confirmed significant increase in global plant biomass over the last 35 years, which can be detected by measuring the area of green leaves on the planet surface.

Notably, there is significant plant growth in areas human beings have not touched except through us feeding the plants more CO2 by using fossil fuels. Thus, we can say with some confidence that atmospheric CO2 increases have had a positive impact on planetary plant and crop growth from a human perspective.

A key lesson here is that we can’t assume that environmental impact is bad. We certainly can’t assume that it's catastrophic.

When we're thinking about what to do about fossil fuels we have to be precise about the negatives and we cannot ignore the positives. We have to look at the full context.

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Required reading for every wokester

 

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

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