Wednesday, September 20, 2006

CO2 is plant food; Al Gore is toast

Al Gore wants to tax pollution, not payrolls.The biggest problem is: At 380 parts per million, Carbon Dioxide is NOT a pollutant! Gore better go back to college to learn his chemistry. CO2 is plant food! Plants utilize carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, using both the carbon and the oxygen to construct carbohydrates. In addition, plants also release oxygen to the atmosphere, which is subsequently used for respiration by heterotrophic organisms, forming a cycle.
"Penalizing pollution instead of penalizing employment will work to reduce that pollution," Gore said in a speech at New York University School of Law. "Instead of discouraging businesses from hiring more employees it would discourage business from producing more pollution," Gore said.
Al Gore should choose his words with better precision. Or he should pick his issues more carefully. :)


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