EPA declares greenhouse gases a health threat
I heard a little disturbing news on the radio today. So I looked it up to se if it was true. And guess what, we are all walking health hazards. So please stop exhaling! You are destroying the ozone with each breath!
The "first step toward possible federal regulation of Carbon Dioxide"? Please tell me they arent going to regulate Carbon Dioxide. I am not a scientist, but isnt Carbon dioxide necessary for plants to live? And dont we rely on plants via photosynthesis for us to live? And hasnt it been proven that the oceans are the biggest producers of carbon dioxide on the planet? So why are we attempting to regulate it?
"A national goal". Great. Now we have put global warming on the front burner, when there are just as many scientists who say it is a joke, as there are supporting it. Cant we wait until a definite decision is made? Why are we "regulating" and "legislating" based on a theory?
Climate legislation? Excellent. So, those $400 a year tax breaks will be out the window, and then some, the second they pass legislation on Carbon Dioxide emissions. These Carbon credits will be bought and sold at unbelievable costs. And just who do you think will pay those costs? Thats right! The Consumer. You see, corporations do not pay taxes. Not even on Carbon Dioxide emissions! Because as the govt raises their taxes, they raise their prices, passing the cost of the tax onto us.
We all need to respect mother Earth, and be conscious of our environment. Take all thos little measures necessary to help be energy efficient and eco friendly. We all need to be GREEN if you will. But to pass legislation or regulation on Carbon Dioxide based on a "Global Warming Theory" is ridiculous. Until there is concrete evidence that Global Warming is real, I would rather leave the jury out! Too many scientists on both sides of this argument. let them figure it out before we do something this dangerous.
Note from Suzi: ReaganFan quoted several passages from a site that was not identified nor linked. I left it up for four hours after requesting that he cite his sources. I realize that he may have been too busy to comply, but I could not risk the possible legal problems for the RFO site, so I removed the quoted passages. I think that RF's comments on the subject give everyone a clear idea of the subject at hand, and there is some good discussion here, so I handled it this way instead of removing the whole thread. Thank you all for understanding. Suzi