When I discuss carbon emissions with global warming alarmists, I tell them that I believe in carbon recycling. It drives them nuts. They don't know how to answer me. I love tweaking them like this.
Here's how carbon recycling works:
Fossil fuels come from ancient organic matter. If you read the Wikipedia article on fossil fuels, written by a global warming zealot, you learn that oil comes from ancient phytoplankton and zooplankton. They state: "Fossil fuels are formed by the anaerobic decomposition of remains of organisms including phytoplankton and zooplankton that settled to the sea (or lake) bottom in large quantities under anoxic conditions, millions of years ago." Now phytoplankton are microscopic plants that use photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and water into carbohydrates. Zooplankton are small animals that feed on phytoplankton. Either way, the carbon present in these organisms was ultimately derived from the atmosphere.
Coal is similarly derived from ancient plants. These ancient plants also used photosynthesis to convert atmospheric carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and other carbon compounds.
The point is that all of the carbon in fossil fuels originated from the atmosphere. Therefore, when we burn fossil fuels, we are merely returning the carbon to the atmosphere in the form of carbon dioxide, which is how it started. Hence, carbon recycling.
Doesn't that give you a warm, fuzzy, green type feeling, to know that you are returning carbon dioxide to the place where, in nature, it started?
Read my blog post where I compare global warming groupthink people to the king's advisors in the fairy tale, The Emperor's New Clothes.