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Of his new plan to address climate change, President Obama says:

This plan will cut the dangerous
carbon pollution
that contributes to climate change. For years, groups like the
American Lung Association
have warned us that carbon pollution
threatens our health and the air our children breathe
. We limit the mercury, sulfur, and arsenic in our air and water, but today, there are no federal limits on the amount of carbon pollution that power plants can pump into the air.
That’s not safe.
So we’ll work with states and businesses to set new standards that put an end to this limitless dumping of carbon.

Apparently our President choomed his way through high school science class…

  • The problem is not “carbon”, it’s carbon dioxide, CO2.
  • Unlike mercury, sulfur and arsenic, carbon dioxide is not toxic. EPA wants to regulate it because it is a greenhouse gas.
  • Carbon dioxide is necessary for photosynthesis. It is an input in green plant respiration; oxygen is an output. Higher CO2 concentrations stimulate plant growth.
  • Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at current levels around 400 ppm (0.04% concentration) cannot “threaten our health and the air our children breathe.”
  • The carbon dioxide concentration of the air we exhale is 4 to 5.3%, over 100 times the concentration in the air we inhale.
  • The American Lung Association’s position (pdf link) supports the EPA’s stricter carbon dioxide emission standards because of Global Warming, not because of concerns over toxicity or health-damaging air quality. They think Global Warming will lead to increased levels of smog and ozone.

And it’s the Climate Change community who accuse skeptics of being anti-science?

 

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One really ought to be thankful that we have esteemed institutions like the Weekly Standard and Redstate.com informing Americans about the fundamentals of science.

ummmm.......didnt you hear? scientists make millions to research global warming...if they concluded that the atmosphere was copacetic......they would be out of a job...

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The problem is not “carbon”, it’s carbon dioxide, CO2.

 

Hate to break it to you, but RedState is wrong on this, or at least at laying it at Obama's feet.

 

(you don't actually have to click the links to get the point; they are just there to show validity)

 

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

 

Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants

 

The Dangers of Carbon Pollution on the Environment

 

And so on...

 

CO2 is correct, yes, but they call it Carbon Pollution, when they are using it to describe the damage they think CO2 does.

 

I call it more lib-speak, like 'pro-choice'.

 

The real question is why he is talking about climate change.

It's popular, and it makes him look schmart.

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Of his new plan to address climate change, President Obama says:

Apparently our President choomed his way through high school science class…

  • The problem is not “carbon”, it’s carbon dioxide, CO2.
  • Unlike mercury, sulfur and arsenic, carbon dioxide is not toxic. EPA wants to regulate it because it is a greenhouse gas.
  • Carbon dioxide is necessary for photosynthesis. It is an input in green plant respiration; oxygen is an output. Higher CO2 concentrations stimulate plant growth.
  • Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at current levels around 400 ppm (0.04% concentration) cannot “threaten our health and the air our children breathe.”
  • The carbon dioxide concentration of the air we exhale is 4 to 5.3%, over 100 times the concentration in the air we inhale.
  • The American Lung Association’s position (pdf link) supports the EPA’s stricter carbon dioxide emission standards because of Global Warming, not because of concerns over toxicity or health-damaging air quality. They think Global Warming will lead to increased levels of smog and ozone.

And it’s the Climate Change community who accuse skeptics of being anti-science?

 

Hattip to RedState.com

 

 

Science ??? from a conholer ??? LMFAO

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Of his new plan to address climate change, President Obama says:

Apparently our President choomed his way through high school science class…

  • The problem is not “carbon”, it’s carbon dioxide, CO2.
  • Unlike mercury, sulfur and arsenic, carbon dioxide is not toxic. EPA wants to regulate it because it is a greenhouse gas.
  • Carbon dioxide is necessary for photosynthesis. It is an input in green plant respiration; oxygen is an output. Higher CO2 concentrations stimulate plant growth.
  • Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at current levels around 400 ppm (0.04% concentration) cannot “threaten our health and the air our children breathe.”
  • The carbon dioxide concentration of the air we exhale is 4 to 5.3%, over 100 times the concentration in the air we inhale.
  • The American Lung Association’s position (pdf link) supports the EPA’s stricter carbon dioxide emission standards because of Global Warming, not because of concerns over toxicity or health-damaging air quality. They think Global Warming will lead to increased levels of smog and ozone.

And it’s the Climate Change community who accuse skeptics of being anti-science?

 

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In order for carbon dioxide to exist, you have to have carbon. The basis for all organic substance. This is easily researched in the most basic of chemistry references. Increased levels of smog are increased because of the trapping of gases in the atmosphere. Increased levels of ozone are created by the release of CFC's which also contain molecules of carbon which bind with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. You really should stop talking goofy about things you obviously know nothing about, and referencing anything red state isn't exactly helping your cause.

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