Lysenko, one of the masters of political biology.
Following up on my Scientists Not Interested in Science, find below a level-headed reminder of some facts of basic, depoliticised biology.
In his summary, Luboš Motl writes:
The basic theme of the [below] article is simple and most of us learned it as fifth-graders: CO2 is primarily the plant food while its other implications for nature are negligible in comparison. Humanitarian organizations should work hard to help the mankind to increase the CO2 concentration and it's surprising that virtually all of them are failing to do so.
Thus, ex-moonwalker Harrison Schmitt and physics professor Will Happer of Princeton argue:
Of all of the world's chemical compounds, none has a worse reputation than carbon dioxide. Thanks to the single-minded demonization of this natural and essential atmospheric gas by advocates of government control of energy production, the conventional wisdom about carbon dioxide is that it is a dangerous pollutant. That's simply not the case. Contrary to what some would have us believe, increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will benefit the increasing population on the planet by increasing agricultural productivity.
The entire brief article.