Most human-caused greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide (CO2), are created when fossil fuels combust. Despite CO2 constituting only 0.04 percent of all atmospheric gases, it has been demonized as an evil trace gas that causes droughts, floods, more storms, fewer storms, illnesses, and death. In reality, CO2 is a harmless, odorless, colorless gas essential to all life on Earth.
Why the Media’s Portrayal of Carbon Dioxide Is Often Wrong
The media and the Obama administration alike should stop misleading the public about what carbon dioxide really is.