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Sun Nov 8, 2015, 06:01 AM

Elevated CO2 Levels Directly Affect Human Cognition, New Harvard Study Shows

Apparently, increased levels of carbon dioxide affect human cognition. They inhibit basic cognitive activity, crisis response, decision-making, and strategy. The problem was researched primarily in poor indoor-air quality and is likely to worsen as overall air quality indoor and out declines due to climate change. High concentrations of CO2 in the air seem to diminish thinking activity across the board.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/10/26/3714853/carbon-dioxide-impair-brain/

Introductory excerpt:

In a landmark public health finding, a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health finds that carbon dioxide (CO2) has a direct and negative impact on human cognition and decision-making. These impacts have been observed at CO2 levels that most Americans and their children are routinely exposed to today inside classrooms, offices, homes, planes, and cars.

Carbon dioxide levels are inevitably higher indoors than the baseline set by the outdoor air used for ventilation, a baseline that is rising at an accelerating rate thanks to human activity, especially the burning of fossil fuels. So this seminal research has equally great importance for climate policy, providing an entirely new public health impetus for keeping global CO2 levels as low as possible.


This does not bode well for the future of clear-headed decision-making and crisis response to the problem of global warming itself. Human beings overall are likely to experience diminished cognitive ability due to high levels of CO2.

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Koinos Nov 2015 OP
TexasProgresive Nov 2015 #1
Koinos Nov 2015 #2
pipoman Nov 2015 #3
freedom fighter jh Nov 2015 #4
burfman Nov 2015 #5
freedom fighter jh Nov 2015 #6
Warren Stupidity Nov 2015 #7
pscot Nov 2015 #8

Response to Koinos (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2015, 06:26 AM

1. As bad as elevated CO2 is in the atmosphere this study has to do with

elevated CO2 in our houses and buildings. Modern construction techniques have lead to homes that are extremely tight. The CO2 is from breathing. Without good air exchange from the outside the levels of Oxygen goes down and the levels of CO2 goes up. Combining that with the outgassing of modern construction materials equals a formula for ill health an lower cognitive ability. The moral of this story is to air your home regularly and get outside more often.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 8, 2015, 06:30 AM

2. It makes one wonder how many bad decisions are made indoors.

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Response to Koinos (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2015, 08:13 AM

3. Is this a theory to better explain Ben Carson's statements and writings?

 

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Response to Koinos (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2015, 09:43 AM

4. Grow your own indoor air.

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Response to freedom fighter jh (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 8, 2015, 10:12 AM

5. NASA did the original research on plants to clean indoor air.

I remember reading about this many years ago.

NASA did the original research on using house plants to clean indoor air.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Clean_Air_Study

I'll have to look at what Kamal Meattler has published.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamal_Meattle

Thanks,

Burfman

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Response to burfman (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 8, 2015, 12:29 PM

6. That makes sense.

Cuz you can't be stuck indoors any worse than being in a vehicle in space.

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Response to Koinos (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2015, 09:43 PM

7. i dont understand

 

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 09:35 AM

8. You need to get out more

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