Do you know a quick path to turning the world brown and dead? Get rid of the CO2 in the atmosphere.
The frequent vilification of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) by the climate change zealots has some major issues that run counter to other narratives.
We began what is now called Climate Change (meaning anything) with warnings about impending Ice Ages. Then around the time frame of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" it became about Global Warming. Then as predictions made by the models failed to even remotely manifest they moved the goal posts and they stopped talking about Ice Ages, and Global Warming. They simply switched to "Climate Change" which is the superset which contains all of the others. If the climate does anything other than remain static (which has never happened throughout the life cycle of any of the planets) then they can say "See, it's climate change".
Now when I point this out they'll say that they mean "Anthropogenic Climate Change" and they are just leaving off that qualifier. They'll say when the label Climate Change is used that it is referring to human caused climate change.
These same people will tap into FEAR as is the go to thing to do in the world these days to get people to panic and react without thinking. The ocean levels are going to rise. The temperature is going to be insane. Then there is one of my favorites. The world is going to become brown and dead.
Then they blame CO2 as one of the main culprits. CO2 levels according to core samples, tree rings, etc. are close to the lowest levels found throughout these samples. It is also important to know that CO2 is required by plants. Some green houses intentionally push more CO2 into the greenhouse to increase the production. In general higher levels of CO2 lead to greater plant growth and greening. This is important because plants produce oxygen which other life forms like us need.
In the past times we had giant animals and giant insects as evidenced by fossils. This was possible due to an increased atmospheric pressure AND an increased amount of oxygen. They also had a lot more CO2 than we do today and by extension had a lot more plant life.
If we start pulling CO2 out of the atmosphere when it is at one of the lowest levels in history then to me that sounds like it would lead to browning. There would be insufficient CO2 for extensive plant growth.
It is interesting that many people pushing this CO2 is the bad thing narrative often happen to be vegetarians or vegans. They want us all to switch to plant based food while at the same time the climate change narrative is targeting CO2 which will make production of plants more difficult.
I've lived around lots of pavement and have experienced "Heat Islands" so yes there are ways mankind is changing things. We are also polluting and I have been against pollution since long before global warming was a thing in the narrative. I am still a proponent for dealing with ALL pollution. The problem is that CO2 is nowhere near any level that it should be considered pollution.
In fact attacking CO2 actually could lead to "Anthropogenic Climate Change" in the form of plant die off and browning. Temperature has very little to do with it in this case. It is purely about suffocating and inhibiting plant growth.
Pulling CO2 out of the atmosphere is a very bad idea at the moment.
If you want to target poisonous byproducts like chloroflouro carbons (sp) then I am there with you. We should be dealing with what those are doing to the ozone layer whether you care about climate change or you do not.
One thing I can tell you... The climate will change with or without our help. Yet if you don't want it to change start thinking and try spending less time letting fear be the pilot in control of your mind.