NIPCC's Craig Idso on Power Hour Podcast: Benefits of CO2

NIPCC's Craig Idso on Power Hour Podcast: Benefits of CO2
December 6, 2013

Jim Lakely

Jim Lakely is director of communications at The Heartland Institute, co-director of Heartland’s... (read full bio)
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Craig Idso, the former president and current chairman of the board of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, and lead author of the reports of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) talked with Alex Epstein on his show, Power Hour.

Idso and Epstein discuss the benefits of CO2, something that Idso grew up studying, and still studies to this day. The issue of CO2 has been going on for decades, but society’s sentiments have changed. It used to be (back in the 1970′s) that excess CO2 was a good thing, but throughout the decades, it has come to be seen as a negative thing.

People now consider CO2 as a pollutant, in fact they call excess CO2 “carbon pollution”. But, Epstein and Idso are wondering why people believe this to be true. CO2 is considered the “elixir of life”, and throughout all of scientific history, excesses in CO2 has caused spurts of growth for the earth.

Idso battles the climate change alarmists, and seeks to present the world with scientific-based information about climate change.

Listen to the full interview here, and watch Idso and other members of NIPCC present Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science in the video above.

Jim Lakely

Jim Lakely is director of communications at The Heartland Institute, co-director of Heartland’s... (read full bio)