Carbon? Huh? What Happened To Carbon Dioxide??

Piers Fawkes of PSFK raises an interesting point on his blog at Club of Pioneers. Since when did carbon, a black heavy solid or clear expensive diamond, become a problem? Was it not Carbon Dioxide? When did the terminology change? "Something odd is happening in the eco-lexicon and I'm not too sure I like it too much. Carbon Dioxide is being replaced by the word Carbon in messaging and I'm not too sure I'm that happy about using a simpler phrase that's scientifically incorrect."

He asked me, who deferred to John Laumer. Read the answers at ::Club of Pioneers