The promotion of planting trees to save the planet is a crock in that many promoters of such schemes seem unaware that all green living plants carry out respiration during the hours of darkness when they use oxygen and give off carbon dioxide. Early last century’s flowers and floral arrangements used to be removed from hospital wards because it was thought that the oxygen being consumed and the CO2 given off would hinder the recovery of the patients.
There has been a published paper out for a few years now using physics to show that the original experiment to establish the so-called Greenhouse Effect is flawed and useless as a scientific tool.
Looking at it from a practical and logical point of view, why would you want to try to deprive Mother Nature of the CO2 that she needs to enable all green living matter to thrive and produce oxygen – it simply doesn’t make sense. Mother Nature has seen to it that it can’t be done – respiration.
I find it strange, although not surprising, that there has been no mention of the published research paper showing that the Greenhouse Effect is seriously flawed.
We are continually fed stories on how we need to ‘save the planet’.
Man cannot do anything about global warming, any more than King Canute could stop the tide coming in. It is a cyclical fact of life and we just have to adapt to it and stop thinking that we can do anything about it.
I’m all for looking after the planet and was into composting and recycling long before it ever became fashionable but I won’t be drawn into a futile exercise where certain manufacturers are making money out of trying to convince New Zealanders that they need solar power and wind turbines, electric vehicles etc. Hydro power is cheap and efficient compared to PV panels and wind turbines. I see that the Irish government has done as the Canadian government did and shown that plastic bags are better for the environment that paper bags. G R Woods Geraldine Note to correspondent: VG: Coverage included a preview, the results of select South Canterbury games and a review of South Canterbury’s performance at the tournament. Space considerations meant wider tournament results were unable to be published.