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Letter: Why so mad about CO2? All life depends on it to survive

Feb 5, 2024

I could not believe what I was reading in the Opinion Page a couple mornings ago. “A reader’s urgent plea to halt sale of CO2 carbonated beverages.” What the heck? Someone actually believes that by not drinking carbonated beverages CO2 will be reduced? Are they serious?

CO2 is the gas of life. Nothing can live without CO2, above the earth or below. The more CO2 there is, the better and more healthy are the forests and ecology of the earth. We need CO2, cannot exist without it. Every thing green emits it, humans and animals exhale it.

Like I learned when I was beginning out in life, “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” (Mark Twain). John Wayne said, “Life is hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.”

Lonnie Crockett



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