This we call man-made desertification. It is caused by conventional agriculture and industry. And airborne CO2 is a side-effect of it.Since the start of the industrial revolution, a startling 50 to 70 percent of carbon once stored in soil has already been released into the atmosphere.
Yet, we persistently ignore the possibility - in fact the very probability - that globally progressing man-made desertification leads towards a global steppe- or desert climate; as we all can observe. And then we would have to abandon the idea that CO2 is a or THE pollutant.
Now, do we ignore this due to lack of vision or due to [social] dictate?
"Persistently applied stupidity in time becomes malice."