The EPA and December 7th: A date that will live in infamy

CHICAGO, December 7, 2012 — December 7, 2009 is a date that will live in infamy. Not in memory of the attack on Pearl Harbor, but the day the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared carbon dioxide to be a pollutant under the Clean Air Act.

The 52-page EPA Endangerment Finding can be summarized simply. The agency concluded that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases emitted by US industry and vehicles were causing dangerous global warming. The EPA stated that these gases “threaten the public health and welfare of current and future generations.” The agency relied on studies by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations, the U.S. Global Climate Research Program, and the National Research Council.

That ruling is bizarre. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. It is an invisible, odorless, harmless gas. Your body produces it and expells it with every breath you exhale. Green plants depend on it to make the sugars and starches we eat, the cellulose in our paper and our timber, and the oxygen we breath. It does not cause smoke or smog. The rising visible plumes from the smokestacks of a power plant are not CO2. That’s condensing water vapor. We can’t see carbon dioxide.

The EPA ruling failed to include nature’s most abundant greenhouse gas, water vapor. Scientists estimate that 75 percent to 90 percent of Earth’s greenhouse effect is due to water vapor and clouds. As any eighth-grade chemistry student learns, burning hydrocarbon fuel produces both carbon dioxide and water vapor. When natural gas (methane) is burned, two water vapor molecules are produced for each carbon dioxide molecule. Since water vapor is a greenhouse gas produced by human industry, the EPA should declare water a pollutant by its own logic.

Read more at The Washington Times. By Steve Goreham.

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Comments

  1. erik osbun says:

    CO2 has never been a pollutant. The EPA has always been a pollutant.

  2. what are they going to do arrest everyone for breathing?

  3. Don't give the radical wackos in the Obama administration any more ideas on how to kill our economy and us at the same time.
    Historically, there have been periods when there was MUCH more CO2 in the atmosphere than now. Plants flourished, Greenland was truly green.
    More vigorous plant growth means more food (for us, and for animals we raise for food).
    Less CO2 means less plants, less food for us and the animals, equals famine and less life on earth.
    The wackos want to depopulate the earth to about 500 million. (You can find many of the elites saying so in their own words if you search the Internet … They don't advertise it widely, but they aren't making great efforts to hide it either, because they believe we're all to stupid and inferior to them to catch on, even if they're open about it.). To get to their "ideal, sustainable global population of not more than 500 million people" is to kill off about 6.5-7 BILLION people through starvation, poisoning the water (fluoride and other chemicals), vaccines that contain who knows what genetically engineered materials, mercury, etc., and, ultimately genocide (something on the order of 170 million people were murdered by their governments in the 20th century – after those governments rendrd them defenseless by disarming them)

  4. They will not arrest you. If you pollute you can be fined for it and they want your money. This agency is promoting a false agenda that is based on junk science. The are working hand in glove with the U.N. and their drive for Agenda 21 and must be shut diown.

  5. The EPA was created to clean up coal burning plants and steel mills from smoke pollution . This agency is totally out of control and should go, sooner than later, lets get rid of a worthless and needless agency.

  6. I remember a speech made by The Community Organizer where he stated that "carbon pollutes the air we breath and the water we drink." Last time I checked, my under-sink water purification system uses carbon to clean the water of pollutants and toxins. So, when I drink my morning coffee, made with purified water, or sip my bourbon and Coke in the evenings, made with carbonated water, I will be able to do nothing but sadly reflect on how stupid our country had become because they lap this stuff up and blindly march behind him.

  7. love my guns says:

    It's totally unreal that people are so stupid to think just because a group of money hungry men can say anything the want and get paid for it as long as it follows the current direction of the current ruling class that want us all to bow down and worship king ob

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