Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Respiration

Republican lawmakers argue for the innocuous nature of atmospheric carbon dioxide, as evidenced by the fact that we "breathe" it.

Because we are plants.

And then there's this:

"Do you have any evidence in your findings of illness or death caused by exposure to too much CO2? We have that for SO2, and for mercury; even ozone we know exacerbates asthma, but we don't have that for CO2."

Rep. Joe Barton
R-Texas
April 22, 2009

Never mind EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson being unable to produce a satisfactory response; the fact is, Congressman Barton, with a dozen ounces of propane gas, a used "Mr. Heater", a CO2 partial-pressure meter and a wet towel under the bathroom door you could quickly remedy this apparent defecit in medical science.

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