Thursday, February 19, 2009

CO2 as a pollutant? EPA to sally forth with decree

International Herald Tribune: "If the environmental agency determines that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant to be regulated under the Clean Air Act, it would set off one of the most extensive regulatory rule makings in history. Jackson knows that she would be stepping into a minefield of congressional and industry opposition and said that she was trying to devise a program that allayed these worries.

"We are poised to be specific on what we regulate and on what schedule," Jackson said. "We don't want people to spin that into a doomsday scenario.""

I'm sure the trees would disagree most vehemently. As will I.
There's an odd juxtaposition, tree huggers and the right wing of the nation joining hands.

I doubt it happens though, I think the environmental movement has sacrificed its soul upon the altar of political expediency and hyperbole for financial expediency.

Composition of the Earths Atmosphere:
  • Nitrogen - 78.084%
  • Oxygen - 20.95%
  • Argon - 0.934%
  • Carbon Dioxide - 0.036%

The concept of humans creating pollution with our very breaths is ludicrous, and yet, this is where we find ourselves. Seeing as government agency are merely political hack jobs of whomever is in office, this travesty of ecological and economic management will proceed.


Solameanie said...

Although you must admit . . . quite a lot of gas comes out of oral orifices in Washington. In fact, recent studies have shown a huge ozone hole above the dome over the Capitol rotunda.

And that giant sucking sound is our money being vacuumed out of our pockets.

Gino said...

thats it.
every breathing human MUST be registered with the govt.

Palm boy said...

That sucking sound is getting much louder very quickly, unfortunately.

Gino, there's a good angle to this whole thing... but why stop at humans. We can also register every mammal under the sun.