- Oct 2014
Pollution: the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects.Actually they're not. Both are caused mainly by fossil fuels. If you choose not to believe in climate change, fine. But the ocean is filling with plastic, coal ash ponds are getting into people's drinking water, there's mercury in the fish, etc.
Why don't you care about that?
Co2; because it is essential to life has a cycle where animal life runs on oxygen and adds carbon as a byproduct and plant life that uses that carbon and water to metabolize. That places co2 as a nutrient.
Nutrient: a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life.
When you talk about the massive amounts of plastics, chemical by-products, and other pollutants (harmful or poisonous) that is bad and should be mitigated. The thing is; in the western world this is already being done. Take pulp and paper (a source of some really noxious pollution), in the west, the laws are so stringent that these are now produced in closed loop systems, meaning that they add water and the chemicals get reused.
Methods are constantly being improved to produce less pollution and where possible to capture it; but to assume that I don't care about pollution because I take a realistic, scientifically valid, and objective position instead of actually validating your own position says far more about your character than it does mine.