Friday, June 5th 2009, 7:27 PM EDT
Have you read about the grass-roots polls to ban dihydrogen monoxide (youtube search it for video - it’s hilarious). It’s a substance used in Enhanced Interrogation Techniques. People are just afraid of anything they do not understand. It’s just that simple. And people simply don’t understand CO2. It’s a vital component to the entire biosphere of the planet without which Earth’s entire life-cycle would collapse. But we are coached to think it’s a kind of poison.
I’ve got a good idea. For those of us who have a grip on common-sense, let’s think of CO2 as really being C(O2). Then let’s always refer to it as Vitamin C(O2); pronounced Vitamin C..(O2), with a little delay. That should help fix the perception. And the irony is that this would be an entirely fair characterization of what the molecule really is. After all, in commercial greenhouses (the real ones, not the fabled one that surrounds the entire Earth) the owner/operators regularly spike the local internal greenhouse atmosphere with Vitamin C(O2) in order to stimulate growth (to ~1000ppm or so). Not because of lore-or-myth but rather because it really does stimulate growth and they directly profit from it. The agricultural research community has done a great deal of study that supports the assertion that a fair portion of the rising global agricultural yield (maybe 15% or more) is directly attributable to the currently, and almost entirely naturally (99.5%), elevated level of atmospheric Vitamin C(O2).
Please download PDF file to read FULL essay from Ronald D. Voisin