Skip to comments.It's Time To Pardon Carbon -- CO-2's bad rep is undeserved.
Posted on 11/10/2010 10:12:58 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
It's high time we recognize that carbon dioxide has been treated unfairly. Not only have the good deeds of that wonderful molecule so essential to rain forests, begonias and plants that feed God's creatures been ignored, it has even come to be demonized as an endangering pollutant and climate-ravaging menace. What real evidence has been offered up to support these defamatory charges? Absolutely none.
Take the EPA's CO-2 endangerment finding, for example. Shrouded under the ever- expanding blanket of the Clean Air Act, it is being applied to validate an unprecedented regulatory takeover of carbon-emitting energy and construction industry permitting. Another proposed congressional end-run application will restrict emissions produced by long-haul trucks.
The endangerment finding ignores conclusions of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) own internal research report: "Given the downward trend in temperatures since 1998 (which some think will continue until at least 2030), there is no particular reason to rush into decisions based upon a scientific hypothesis that does not appear to explain most of the available data."
The study author, a senior analyst at the EPA's National Center for Environment Economics, was subsequently removed from his position after serving for 38 years.
And exactly what man-made climate crisis will such a ruling protect us from? If the science is really "settled," as alarmists claim, how are the large numbers of knowledgeable dissenters accounted for? Take, for example, noted physicist Harold Lewis, who recently resigned from the American Physical Society over its suppression of views contrary to those of man-made global warming orthodoxy. Excerpting from his open letter, the APS Fellow and member of 67 years declared:
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
The Clean Air Act and the interstate commerce clause have been chosen as the means to enslave U.S. citizens by the federal government. It’s time to get tough on our public serpents and refuse to let them threaten us. They work for us, and we can refuse to pay them if they forget their place.
Conservatives exhale CO2. That is absolute proof that CO2 is harmful and should be banned. :)
Rush just said today that the first thing the Republicans should do is repeal the law phasing out the incandescent bulb. I think that’s brilliant, it would shed more light (pun intended) on the unjust criminalization of CO2.
The good news is that the new Republican governor will one way or another nullify the board action and the legislature hopefully will put a stop to this in the future unless the "settled" science shows it is a real problem and not a wealth redistribution and de-industrialization scheme.
See also this new thread:
Meanwhile the idiot voters in California allowed an economy killing cap and trade schemem to remain state law.
Once we have our lightbulbs back, can we have real toilets and real showheads?
It's ironic that environuts use the term "green" to describe attempts to reduce CO2 levels.
There are some speed bumps for the moonbeam Governor and his cronies.
I’m thinking GE and others did this because the patent ran out on the light bulb.
Some are finally to speak up. Good for Forbes to be willing to speak from other then one side.