Gases in the Air
Join sisters Elyssa, Sophia, and Ariana as they tell you about something very important that we take for granted — the air that surrounds us! This entertaining and engaging video explains the components of the air we breathe and the basics of photosynthesis.
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time provides scientific information in a manner that is simple enough that even a young child can enjoy and understand. The story is told through the adventures of three young girls who live on a tree farm in Oregon. They learn from their kindly neighbor, a scientist, that carbon dioxide (CO2) is the miracle molecule that is necessary for life on earth to exist and that increasing CO2 is helping plants to grow faster and bigger.
Fun Fact #1: There are a lot more polar bears alive today than when your grandparents were young!
There are a lot more polar bears alive today than when your grandparents were young!
In 1960, the estimated polar bear population was about 10,000. The latest estimate is about 32,000, the largest ever recorded.
Fun Fact #2: Carbon dioxide is plant food. (Part 1) More is better!
Plants need three things to grow:
3. Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
More CO2 means plants grow faster and bigger and provide more food for us. Some people say that breathing on their plants makes them grow better.
Your breath has VERY high levels of CO2 so more CO2 could help them grow.
Fun Fact #3: Melting of ice near the South Pole is small & a lot is from volcanic activity.
Very active volcanoes in western Antarctica are melting ice from below.
Fun Fact #4: A warming planet & more CO2 means more food.
We are growing more food every year.
- Modest warming means longer growing seasons
- More CO2 means more plant growth
Source of crop data: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization – World grain production 1961-2012
Fun Fact #5: More carbon dioxide is “greening” the planet.
Much of Earth’s surface has increasing plant life because of more CO2.
More CO2 = Greener = More plants!!
Fun Fact #6: Warmer has always been great for humans and cold has been very bad.
People thrived during the previous 3 warm periods.
- Minoan (1500 to 1200 BC)
- Roman (250 BC to 450 AD)
- Medieval (850-1250 AD)
Starvation & death was normal during the cold periods
- Greek Dark Ages (1200 to 250 BC)
- Dark Ages (450 to 850 AD)
- Little Ice Age (1250 to 1850 AD)
Why Should Children Learn about CO2?
Much of what our children are taught about carbon dioxide in school and exposed to outside of the classroom is based on the flawed acceptance that human’s emissions of CO2 are leading to planetary doom.
Here at the CO2 Learning Center, students will learn that, rather than CO2 being the “demon molecule,” it is actually the “miracle molecule.” They will learn that nearly all life on Earth relies on carbon dioxide and that increasing amounts of it is benefiting our ecosystems and humanity.
The CO2 Coalition fosters an understanding of the many benefits of increasing CO2. The CO2 Coalition develops and articulates a rigorous analysis of the science of climate and the role of atmospheric CO2. Relying on empirical evidence, the Coalition provides the public and elected officials a science-based alternative to the prevailing climate narrative, one that cultivates an understanding of the harm that carbon reduction policies will create and promote the many benefits of increasing carbon dioxide.
Resources for Parents and Educators
Parents and educators realize that scientific education in many public and private schools has replaced teaching scientific methods and the complexity of the climate system with a rigid narrative that carbon dioxide emissions will irreparably damage the earth’s capacity to sustain life. The CO2 Learning Center was created to reach teachers, parents, and students across the globe with an enjoyable, accessible program that removes the climate alarmism and promotes scientific literacy.
The three primary components you will find at the CO2 Learning Center are books, videos and lesson plans. These are presented in a manner that is simple enough for a young child to understand—and enjoy! Importantly, we have created lesson plans for each book and video that educators and homeschool parents can use to teach science.