It's Official: EPA Finds Greenhouse Gases Endanger Public HealthSubmitted by SteveMT on Wed, 04/22/2009 - 19:16
Now Obama has legal grounds to regulate carbon emissions generated by polluting industries and motor vehicles.
It's Official: EPA Finds Greenhouse Gases Endanger Public Health
by Brian Merchant, Brooklyn, New York on 04.17.09
News broke earlier today that the EPA was getting ready to make its long awaited announcement—that carbon dioxide is a threat to human health. Well, the moment has come, and now it's official: the EPA has found that CO2 and six other greenhouse gases contribute to air pollution that may endanger public health and welfare. This is huge news—it will completely revolutionize the way the US views carbon emissions, and it opens the door for the government to take action against greenhouse gases. And it's perhaps the biggest victory in the fight against climate change in US politics yet.
Lisa Jackson, the EPA Administrator has issued an endangerment finding that officially labels CO2 and other greenhouse gases a public threat. From the finding: (PDF)
Obama’s EPA Declares CO2 a Poison
You can't even expel air anymore without ticking off the climate change commissars.
April 22, 2009 - by James Lewis
I am offended, just like an old-fashioned feminist. So, I’m sure, is Mother Gaia herself. Offended, because Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just officially declared carbon dioxide (CO2) to be a poison. (Sigh.)
You can’t even expel air anymore without ticking off our PC commissars.
Did you know you can die from drinking too much distilled water? Or from breathing too much pure oxygen? Oxidation products actually kill people — they cause a huge variety of fatal diseases. The only solution is to stop breathing.
All the molecules of life are also molecules of death. The old medicos used to say, “It’s the dose that makes the poison.” Perfectly safe substances can kill you if you take enough of them, or if you use the wrong channels to put them into your body. Inject fresh mountain air into your veins and you’re dead. You can choke on a nice big vitamin pill.
All substances are potential poisons, but if you’re Obama’s EPA you make it CO2. Wonder why? Because there’s gold in them thar gases. It’s the money, honey. But is there just a miniscule amount of CO2 bubbling through the atmosphere? How much are we talking about here?