Regarding the recent global warming letters, carbon dioxide fuel emissions increase temperature. Plants reduce carbon dioxide.
Deforestation is the second largest source of manmade carbon dioxide (which also affects water vapor on our climate system). Humans contribute to CO2 emissions just by breathing and our world population has gone from one billion to 7 billion in just 200 years, a sevenfold CO2 increase.
You could stop using all fossil fuels completely and it would not stop global warming. So long as deforestation continues and human population increases, CO2 will increase. These letters are to support a state carbon tax and 15 percent ethanol gas. Just visit carbonwa.org and you’ll see they never claim their tax will reduce global warming. They’d be lying if they did.
E15 gas is a solvent. It would destroy 40 percent of all cars in America. The EPA requires a warning label on fuel pumps against using it. The auto industry excludes fuel system damage caused by E15 from their warranties. The petroleum industry is also opposed. Why? Because E15 destroys the very gas station pumps pumping it (at an average cost of $20,000). And the benefits? Just Google “does ethanol affect global warming.”
Let those opposed stop breathing.