We need to take a page out of Saul Alinsky’s playbook. It is called using ridicule.
Now we have a Congress that passes immense, world-changing laws without reading them or having any chance to read even a small percentage of the text.
At the same time, the Constitution with it careful choice of every word and thorough debate, is virtually ignored, and courts read into it what ever THEY think is a good idea.
CO2 is NOT a pollutant. If it was, I think we should all just stop exhaling! :lol: CO2 concentrations even today are only 380 ppm (increase of ~100 ppm in the last 100 years). Toxicity doesn’t exist until 30,000-50,000 ppm. So, even at our WORST we have merely increased CO2 by 1/100th of a percent in 100 years, and our cars and manufacturing plants are MUCH cleaner than they were in the first half of that century. Further, CO2 is REQUIRED by humans, plants and animals for mere survival! Despite all of the dirty carbon belching cars, trucks, and manufacturing plants in at least the first 2/3rds of that century and the fact that the last third of that century we made leaps and bounds in getting engines and manufacturing to spew MUCH less pollutants via technology .. well .. Algore’s alarmism just seems rather silly!
“To suddenly label CO2 as a “pollutant” is a disservice to a gas that has played an enormous role in the development and sustainability of all life on this wonderful Earth. Mother Earth has clearly ruled that CO2 is not a pollutant.” - Robert C. Balling Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Climatology, Arizona State University
“Many chemicals are absolutely necessary for humans to live, for instance oxygen. Just as necessary, human metabolism produces by-products that are exhaled, like carbon dioxide and water vapor. So, the production of carbon dioxide is necessary, on the most basic level, for humans to survive. The carbon dioxide that is emitted as part of a wide variety of natural processes is, in turn, necessary for vegetation to live. It turns out that most vegetation is somewhat ‘starved’ for carbon dioxide, as experiments have shown that a wide variety of plants grow faster, and are more drought tolerant, in the presence of doubled carbon dioxide concentrations. Fertilization of the global atmosphere with the extra CO2 that mankind’s activities have emitted in the last century is believed to have helped increase agricultural productivity. In short, carbon dioxide is a natural part of our environment, necessary for life, both as ‘food’ and as a by-product.” - Roy Spencer, Ph.D. Meteorology
“I am at a loss to understand why anyone would regard carbon dioxide as a pollutant. Carbon dioxide, a natural gas produced by human respiration, is a plant nutrient that is beneficial both for people and for the natural environment. It promotes plant growth and reforestation. Faster-growing trees mean lower housing costs for consumers and more habitat for wild species. Higher agricultural yields from carbon dioxide fertilization will result in lower food prices and will facilitate conservation by limiting the need to convert wild areas to arable land.” - David Deming, Ph.D. Professor of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma
My concern is that if CO2 is a pollutant, will BIG BroGovmint be telling families how much CO2 they’re allotted and that they must abort baby #4 or kill grandma because their allotment only has room for four human breathers?
I pray to God that the Senate sends the bill back to committee and DEMANDS that they be given time to read and analyze anything coming from the Screwy DemocRats.
REAGAN ON LIBERALS: If it moves they tax it, if it keeps moving they regulate it, if it stops moving they subsidize it.
Exhale Tax ping
You won’t get an honest answer. Durbin is a traitor.