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Founder of We Wire People, Martijn has 15 years experience in the field of Integration, as an Architect working in and for Enterprises. He mainly advises in case of mergers, application rationalization and Cloud / Social Media back-office integration Martijn blogs at martijnlinssen.com

2 responses to “The real cause of Global Warming: the Vatican”

  1. Pascal

    Are you suggesting that the recent increase in atmospheric CO2 is only caused by increase in human breathing due to an increase in population?
    Breathing has not impact on the carbon balance of the atmosphere as explained in one of the link you are using (http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/fq/emissions.html#q7: …”this carbon dioxide is part of a natural closed-loop cycle and does not contribute to the greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere”). The carbon you reject in the atmosphere when breathing comes from the food you ate which comes from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. So the increase in atmospheric CO2 is not caused by more people breathing.
    Atmospheric CO2 is increasing because you and I are using fossil fuels which over a few dozen years re-inject in the atmosphere carbon that was extracted from it over millions of years. And yes, the amount of CO2 added to the air by fossil fuel is small compared to the total amount of CO2 emitted by all the natural processes but the problem is that this “small” increase in emissions is not been matched by any increase in the amount taking out of the atmosphere. This is why CO2 is currently increasing. Eventually a new balance will be found but in the meantime CO2 will continue to increase, temperature will go up, and the environment is going to change as it is adapting.
    Now yes, the more people there is, the more fossil fuel is being used, so the size of the human population comes into play but it’s certainly not because of breathing.

  2. Martijn Linssen

    Thank you Pascal

    I’m not suggesting anything, I’m just showing that the increase of human-caused emission is perfectly in line with population growth

    By the way, isn’t carbon dioxide equal to CO2, and isn’t there only one kind of CO2? Like there is only one kind of H2O (water), not one evil one and another that is “part of a natural closed-loop cycle”?

    Your story lacks cause-effect arguments, just like the whole global warming religion. Let me show you:

    “The carbon you reject in the atmosphere when breathing comes from the food you ate which comes from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. So the increase in atmospheric CO2 is not caused by more people breathing”

    That doesn’t make any sense at all now, does it? I mean, even the Bible makes more sense than that. My breathing comes from my food? Really? I thought my breathing comes from my body, regardless whether I ate or not, or where. Do I breath differently when I had a burger at Wendy’s vs McDonalds?

    “Atmospheric CO2 is increasing because you and I are using fossil fuels which over a few dozen years re-inject in the atmosphere carbon that was extracted from it over millions of years”

    We’ve been using fossil fuels since ages – what’s with the dozen years? You’re just making this up aren’t you, or echo-ing someone else who did

    “this “small” increase in emissions is not been matched by any increase in the amount taking out of the atmosphere”

    Feel free to make sense of that, I can’t. Is CO2 fingerprinted now? Can you track and trace it all the way into the atmosphere and back? Wow – if only Sherlock knew

    I know of all the silly arguments, some of which you quote here, but have you ever questioned them? Have you never wondered about them? Maybe you will now, but please feel free to enlighten me – there is only one kind of CO2, last time I paid attention in science class