We NEED CO2 at 600 parts per million – A little knowledge is dangerous in the hands of idiots

 there are no stupid questions just stupid people

Utah lawmaker: Our atmosphere needs more carbon dioxide | 
[Via The Salt Lake Tribune]

Arguing that we need more carbon dioxide, not less, in the atmosphere, Rep. Jerry Anderson, R-Price, has proposed legislation that would limit the state’s ability to regulate emissions of the greenhouse gas.

HB229 narrows the definition of the term “air contaminants,” clarifying that “natural components of the atmosphere,” including nitrogen, oxygen and other stable, or noble gases, are not pollution.

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So now the idiots spout misleading half-truths rather than simply lie outright. But they still lie.

Yes. Carbon dioxide  levels were higher when the dinosaurs were here. But guess what? The amount of solar radiation trapped by all that CO2 was much less, because the sun did not put out as much energy.

In fact, it was so dim that even with CO2 levels as high as 3000 parts per million, ice caps would still have formed. We have melting ice caps at 400 ppm because the sun sends much more energy to the Earth than it did.

If today’s CO2 levels were present fr the dinosaurs, the world would have been frigid. 

The entire environment was different. But these denying idiots have to rationalize their own point of view, instead of simply admitting they are wrong. Better to lie than to grasp the truth.