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Washington Turns Science to Science Fiction

dukebluedevil Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 8:44 AM
The EPA absolutely lost it in my (scientific) opinion when it declared carbon dioxide harmful to the environment and started this insane unscientific, but hightly lucrative (for government) policy of carbon taxes. Carbon dioxide is exhaled with every breath from every animal and is a necessary reactant in photosynthesis, which produces atmospheric oxygen. If carbon dioxide is produced, photosynthetic rate increases, thus removing it from the atmosphere. Photosynthesis and aerobic respiration are in oppositional equilibrium. The EPA tends to overlook this relationship, which is necessary to maintain life on this planet. Their science on global warming is not, as the EPA claims, settled science, either.
traitorbill Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 2:51 PM
The EPA has more socialists working for it that people who took a high school biology class.
Vader!*#% Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 10:08 AM
With 6 or 7 billion people in the world, just think about the amount of CO2 being released evry minute. How shameful, all those dirty, polluting, unregualted humans. We need a new EPA regulation controlling the number of times a day a person is allowed to exhale. Once you have reached the number you will be cannot exhale until the next day. You will still be allowed to inhale just not exhale. You may have to hold your breath frequently during the day to avoid reaching the limit. You may have to do all you communications in writing or texting as verbal stuff generated too much CO2. Of course Congress and the Executive branch of government will be exempt.
Polly1 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 10:53 AM
Exempting Congress and the Executive branch from exhalation control is as insane as exempting China and India from CO2-emissions regulation. Rethink your proposal; submit it in triplicate to the proper bureaucracy; then lobby for it. You, too, may become wealthy (the good kind of wealthy, not that nasty "profit" kind).

“If you build it,” an Iowa corn farmer was told in the movie Field of Dreams, “they will come.” That worked out so well for all concerned that the federal government is reviving the approach, with some slight edits. “If we mandate it, the science will come,” seems to be Washington’s motto.

Instead, government has ended up replacing science with, well, fiction. Consider the push for renewable fuels.

It’s easy to see why lawmakers would want to encourage Americans to grow energy rather than dig it out of the ground. But in their eagerness to create an industry,...