Vincent Gray is a Wellington scientist with a long career in research who has specialised in climate science for over 20 years. He has submitted comments on all of the Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 1,898 for the last one. He has published critiques on many of the issues involved and has concluded that carbon dioxide has a beneficial effect on the climate and not a harmful one.
Here are his conclusions on the effects of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere;
- All plants depend on carbon dioxide, which is also the source of much of that other life-supporting gas, oxygen.
- There is no correlation between variations in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and surface temperature.
- The increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is wholly beneficial. There is no evidence it causes harm.