I recently spoke with a couple of political disinterested legal pot growers. What surprised me was their utter disdain for the whole “CO2 causes anthropogenic climate change” theory. They’d reached that point by dint of their experience as growers.
It turns out that indoor pot growing is harder than it looks. In a highly competitive commercial environment, you need whatever edge you can get in terms of both the time it takes the plant to mature and the plant quality. One of those edges is to release CO2 canisters in the growing environment because the CO2 helps force pot plant growth.
In other words, what these two indoor farmers have learned is that CO2 is a good thing: The green things that it helps grow are the first step in the food chains that makes up the rest of life on earth. No CO2, no life. CO2 is not a problem; it’s a solution.
Thinking about the epiphany my indoor farming friends had, I suddenly had my own epiphany. We tend to speak of America as “red states” and “blue states.” That’s not really true. America is purple states, with vast red urban areas situated in seas of mostly blue. Except for a few outliers such as Vermont, where everyone is crazy (my apologies to the handful of sane Vermonters I just insulted), the blue state phenomenon is really a blue city phenomenon.