Elon Musk Gets the CO2 Science Wrong

Elon Musk is selling high tech solar tiles for your home’s roof.  This is a great idea and I wish his company well and I might speculate that this product may become the his core industry while his SpaceX and Tesla autos languish from technology issues.  No doubt he’s an industrial genius and I agree with him that this is probably not the base reality concerning the simulated reality issue.  So with great admiration for Elon, I regret that as a blogger I must challenge his CO2 presentation in his climate video.  Here is his video as part of his pitch for his new solar tile product:

CO2 levels are not dangerously high like the climate alarmists claim.  They are still historically low and the real threat to human civilization is low CO2 levels during the cold dry Ice Age climate.  During the last glaciation CO2 levels got so low that many megafauna species died off from lack of food from low to no plant growth.  So how is CO2 dangerously high?  It isn’t!  CO2 is dangerously low because plants stopped growing in the last Ice Age.


New data points to sudden change to Ice Age conditions, the first early signs of a major cooling trend, besides a measurable temperature drop, is crop failures.  We are seeing that now.  Those areas in short farming seasons will be the canary in the coal mine. Many are saying that we are just starting a new Little Ice Age.  So how is that even possible if CO2 is dangerously high and forcing warming?  How is it that we can even have an Ice Age again?

All of modern civilization was made only possible because temperatures warmed and oceans released CO2.  Not because the ice melted, but because CO2 reached sufficient concentration to allow agriculture.  During the Ice Age, CO2 was so low, below 200 ppm, the level at which trees quit growing.  At some points CO2 got all the way down to 140 at which plants die.  These extreme low levels of CO2 drove mass extinctions and forced migrations.  Neanderthals were forced south and went extinct.  Nearly all the Pleistocene great cats went extinct.

Al Gore wants you to believe that CO2 levels are dangerously high and that we face a runaway warming crisis.   He is wrong because he has his causality wrong – temperature is driving CO2 and not the other way around.  As temperature drops the solubility of CO2 in sea water goes up and the atmospheric Carbon is absorbed and then used as food by coral reefs.

CO2 lags temperature by 800-2000 years but it is not apparent on long-term charts.  If you zoom in to Vostok CO2 levels as measured in ice cores you will see that CO2 lags temperature by 8oo years on the last peak.  Temperature is measured by a radioactive oxygen isotope but you get the picture about the claim that CO2 forces warming.  Carbon Dioxide doesn’t make the temperature go up because if it did all the snow on earth would be long gone and our children would not know snow.

CO2 is not driving Global Warming, that is a modern myth created by unscrupulous politicians like Al Gore.  Al Gore’s problem is that he is not scientifically trained and nor is he honest.  He is a politician and the political class gets political power through the use of the Big Lie.  The lie of CO2 forcing warming is a modern meme circulating in society, it is meme, it doesn’t have to be true but to most of the public it is true.  Elon Musk is a billionaire business man who is probably well-meaning but caught up in Al Gore’s runaway warming bs.

Elon Musk is not the only leader caught in the web of lies in politicized climate science.  The Pope is also a believer in runaway warming from CO2.  The Pope is also not a scientist and doesn’t understand the real physics of the role of CO2 in the atmosphere.  For instance, as CO2 concentration increases, the warming effect from CO2 molecules rapidly decreases as an inverse logarithmic function.  Post industrial CO2 levels above 280 ppm are having no warming effect because the warming effect is in the first 20 ppm.

The reason CO2 levels are historically low is from a cooling earth over the past 65 million years.  Since CO2 follows temperature, CO2 levels were driven lower and lower and during the last freeze CO2 got critically low.  As the earth entered the Ice Age period 2.5 million years ago CO2 levels went even lower until they got so low that plants stopped growing which led to the megafauna extinction crisis.  Without enough CO2 grass growth rates dropped and the herbivores starved then the predators starved and many species went extinct.

Humanity is deluded into thinking that industrial CO2 output is going to change the situation that we are in.  We are in an Ice Age and at the end of an interglacial.  Any time now temperatures could plunge by several degrees Celsius and this could lead to a real farming crisis – but this time around we artificially pumped the atmosphere with CO2 so that plants will keep growing but at lower latitudes.  So this so-called industrial “pollutant” of CO2 may save us, but many of us will be forced to move south.

Just to prove that CO2 alarmism is really politicking is how Methane is demonized.  CH4 (Methane/natural gas) is far more diffuse than CO2 and it is measured in parts per billion.  That is a magnitude lower than the trace gas Carbon Dioxide measured in parts per million.  Man made CH4 is 0.066% of the greenhouse effect – that’s so low that rounded off to the nearest decimal it’s 0.1% and not measurable.

Water is the primary greenhouse gas and the atmosphere can not be overpumped by H2O as it will condense, CO2 a distant second and Methane a miniscule third, so rare measured in parts per billion.  Methane is doing nothing because the concentration is so low.  Atmospheric molecules measure in parts per billion means that if you put a million or hundred million particles in the box, none would be methane!  Taxing cattle for CO2 or CH4 emissions is ludicrous.

So like CO2, Methane CH4 is being another natural gas being made into a problem by lying politicians who want to sell you carbon taxes.  Elon Musk wants to impose a carbon tax – which may be good for his solar tile business.   CH4 and CO2 are both trace gases and both have little effect on atmospheric thermodynamics but you wouldn’t know that from the bullshit on Jewtube.  The sad truth is that our society is making incorrect decisions based on false data that is being pushed on us by a mad, mad, political class.

Carbon Dioxide as a problem is a huge diversionary scam being created by the political class to enslave us.  They want world government paid by carbon taxes.  The problem for them is that their science is wrong, CO2 and CH4 are not warming gases as claimed.  Elon Musk also brings up the threat of global flooding from melting ice which is also not true.  Current ocean levels are already at interglacial levels.  In other words New York City going underwater is an impossibility because it was built after the glacial melt sea level rise.

The oceans went up 370 feet during the last warming phase that lasted 10,000 years from 18,000 to 8,000 years before present.  Yes Virginia, the flood took 10,000 years it inundated the previous glacial civilizations.  What is important to realize is that whatever was going to melt has already melted and oceans are not going to rise dramatically as claimed by the alarmists.  Our society is run by lunatics and economic predators and it is important that we make correct decisions on accurate data.  Global Warming is not the threat.  Lying politicians creating false memes are the threat.

For more information I’ve created two very easy to read and understand Global Warming books:

The Global Warming Hoax Book

Global Warming for Dummies Book

and don’t forget to read through my blog:

Global Freezing Your Ass Off


One thought on “Elon Musk Gets the CO2 Science Wrong

  1. I don’t know if you’re for real or not.. no one educated contests CO2 from over millions of years. The argument is over the last 1 million years. It takes time for life to adapt… millions of years. Drastic changes have drastic consequences. Drastic in this case is what we are doing to the atmosphere is in a very very small time frame on an EON timescale (100 – 200 years). Make sense? Doesn’t matter – I’ll be dead anyways. A friend and mine agree – let climate deniers burn it all down.. even if you were right, wouldn’t you want to just improve air quality as a general rule? Do you really want to see Canada be the next tropical haven and the U.S. is a desert? It’s honestly exhausting..

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