Now the watermelons are blaming carbon dioxide for a rise in…. wait for it… hay fever…. I kid you not… my first and immediate reaction when I saw the headline was: what a load of mushroom fodder.
I am a sufferer of hayfever, and I have suffered since about the age of 12. Now I understand that what set off my upper respiratory tract infections was something related to being close to a factory that produced fly spray (Hunter) in West Footscray, at about the same time that my father was passing through that suburb (yes I was in the car) discharged pyrethrins into the air. Yes, that is the “natural” ingredient that is in those cans of fly spray that the manufacturers push. After that incident, whenever anyone used Mortein or other sprays that were not synthetic ingredients I would end up not being able to breathe through my nose. I would have to cover my nose with a handkerchief and start breathing through my mouth.
This was followed by a succession of other allergies: the bathroom mould killer known as Exit Mould was a doozy. In fact it has taken many years before I have been able to use a bleach because of my exposure to high levels from using Exit Mould. I had reactions to paint fumes, cigarette and cigar smoke as well as the fumes emitted from cars before we had new policies that have helped reduce pollution in the cities.
All of these things contribute to hay fever…. yet according the the mushroom fodder artists who do their research into the mushroom fodder of all mushroom fodder, climate change, we are seeing a rise in hay fever sufferers because of carbon dioxide… what a lot of twaddle.
Carbon Dioxide, which is the air that we breathe out, is an essential ingredient in the process known as photosynthesis. This process is related to plants and trees. The plants and trees breathe in the carbon dioxide and exhale the oxygen, which we as human breathe in and then exhale carbon dioxide. The process has no effect upon the length of spring or anything else. One would think that these mumbo jumbo scientists had never heard of the process of photosynthesis. It is all so ridiculous that they just continue the spin because they want the research dollars, which governments can ill-afford.