Leading Evolutionary Biologist Says “CO2 Is A Blessing”, Rejects Cult-Like “Earth Heat Death” Claims

German evolutionary biologist and physiologist Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kutschera told in an interview that “CO2 is a blessing for mankind” and that the claimed “97% consensus” among scientists is “a myth”.

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Evolutionary biologist Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kutschera. Source: ResearchGate

97% consensus claim “untenable” 

Kutschera, who has authored over three hundred scientific publications and twelve books, told the German “Junge Freiheit” (JF) that the 97% figure on consensus was created in 2013 by Australian cognitive scientist John Cook and that it has since “turned out to be untenable”, as proven by David R. Legates.

“Cook and Powell evaluated an arbitrary number of climate publications according to questionable criteria,” Kutschera told JF.

Climate doomsday “kind of religious cult”

When asked why he also signed the European Climate Declaration declaring no climate emergency, he said he considered it “important that a professional educational initiative, hopefully politically neutral, should finally emerge” and that he rejected extremes, among them the “‘climate alarmists’ who predict a fictitious, imminent ‘earth heat death’ and thus practice a kind of religious cult.”

“Basic nutrient for all plants”

“So since plants need CO2 as a basic foodstuff, there would be no life on earth without this trace gas,” said Kutschera, in response to claims that CO2 is a pollutant. “Therefore, the scientific discipline of plant physiology is of central importance, and CO2 is therefore a blessing for mankind!”

CO2 tax “nonsensical”

“Since about 1850, the CO2 content of the air has risen from 0.028 volume percent (280 ppm) to 0.041 volume percent (410 ppm) today. This has led to an increase in global photosynthesis – in other words, we humans have made the earth greener!” said the highly controversial professor from Kassel.

He also calls the planned CO2 tax “nonsensical” and that it is “actually a kind of new ‘special food tax’ on the state”.

Earth being greened by man

The renowned biologist also told JF that the natural carbon cycle has been altered by man so “that currently about a third of the CO2 we put into the air is consumed by plants, which increases their growth. The result is that the earth is greened by man, including higher crop yields – from which, incidentally, agriculture benefits worldwide – i.e. mainly poor countries that depend on agricultural products to a much greater extent than we do.”

97% of FFF activists don’t understand carbon cycle

Kutschera criticizes the hysteria that some of his fellow scientists are spreading and he sees the climate issue as highly politicized and poorly understood. Concerning the Fridays for Future activists, he tells JF:

As I have been active in nature conservation since my early youth – building ponds, etc. – I basically rate the movement positively. However, I fear that more than 97 percent of its activists can neither define the term ‘climate’ nor have understood the carbon cycle or the function of the Rubisco enzyme, and therefore act purely politically. Since the irrational climate cult is on the rise, I advocate a ‘Fridays for Plant Physiology’ movement.”

7 responses to “Leading Evolutionary Biologist Says “CO2 Is A Blessing”, Rejects Cult-Like “Earth Heat Death” Claims”

  1. Tom Anderson

    This is the crowning irony of climate alarmism. Despite today’s little uptick, carbon dioxide levels have been declining for billions of years and will continue to decline as long as the shells of dying sea life settle to build massive limestone deposits on the ocean floor. It appears to be a natural, inexorable path to exhausting this vital gas. Unless sapient life can at least compensate by, say, large-scale calcining, eventually nothing may survive on the planet but amoebae that don’t depend on it.

  2. tom0mason

    Just look at the soil at your feet an see that there is a lot of carbon in it. Look under the soil and over the history of the world carbon has been sequestered away mostly by plants. Here is another reserve of carbon that is begging to be released in to the atmosphere –https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2019/10/21/northern-peatlands-double-carbon/
    I doubt the UN-IPCC would allow it though, not that they account for sources of CO2 accurately, IMO, volcanoes and termite are particularly miscounted.
    See https://www.livescience.com/40451-volcanic-co2-levels-are-staggering.html and https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/46274502

    More CO2 and a greener planet. A greener planet is good for all life on it. Low CO2 and all life has a more difficult time.

  3. Jacques Lemiere

    the very idea that we have to preserve environment is incontradiction with history of mankind. we ve always changed environment..it is our nature.. we have a brain.
    the all idea is “man is bad”.

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    Although aware of photosynthesis, this article, for the first time, alerted me to investigate the magic of the RuBisCo enzyme in the Calvin cycle, which is the driving force in the former process. I agree with Tom’s comment that it illustrates the illiteracy of the climate movement, Al Gore, the IPCC, and all miscreants of their ilk.

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