Interesting reading from the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (which until now I never heard of but I don’t know the significance of that). They report the results of research literature to conclude that increases of CO2 in the 20th Century have
… “produced no deleterious effects upon global weather, climate, or temperature. Increased carbon dioxide has, however, markedly increased plant growth rates. Predictions of harmful climatic effects due to future increases in minor greenhouse gases like CO2 are in error and do not conform to current experimental knowledge.”
They also go on to say
“Greenhouse gases cause plant life, and the animal life that depends upon it, to thrive. What mankind is doing is liberating carbon from beneath the Earth’s surface and putting it into the atmosphere, where it is available for conversion into living organisms.”
I find that an interesting perspective that I haven’t given too much thought about, e.g. we are actually helping living organisms. So what happens when living organisms thrive in ways different than now?