Mr. President, It’s Not “Carbon Pollution” It’s the “Elixir of Life!”

By | June 28, 2013

 

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On June 25th, President Obama unveiled his plan to reduce what he refers to as “carbon pollution” – the emission of gaseous carbon dioxide into the air that primarily results from the burning of fossil fuels. In discussing the rationale for his plan, the President claims that carbon dioxide, or CO2, “causes climate change and threatens public health” and that “cutting carbon pollution will help keep our air and water clean and protect our kids.” Unfortunately, President Obama’s statements could not be further from the truth. Far from being a “pollutant,” carbon dioxide is the Elixir of Life.