Green Weenie of the Week: The Nation’s Gasbags

Just when you think the climatistas can’t get any stoopider, The Nation magazine comes along with this:

The Other Poison Gas Killing Syrians: Carbon Dioxide Emissions

By Juan Cole

Wait! Stop right there? Juan Cole? The noted climate scientist Juan Cole? No: Juan Cole the radical leftist historian at the University of Michigan, a foe of Israel and apologist for the Iranian regime. Anyway. . .

. . . Yet the president and most of his party are committed to increasing the daily release of hundreds of thousands of tons of a far more deadly gas—carbon dioxide. Climate scientist James Hansen has described our current emissions as like setting off 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs each day, every day of the year. . .

It is hardly worth bothering with the preposterous idea that without climate change the Middle East would be a peaceful, cheery place with no conflicts whatsoever—I mean, who knew that Lebanon’s civil unrest of the last 75 years were almost surely caused by climate change? And if it was just wo degrees cooler, and there was 10 inches more rain every year on the West Bank, I’m sure the Palestinians would stop hating Jews.

I expect that future historians will look back and conclude that one of the dumber things the climatistas did was calling carbon dioxide a “pollutant.” But if you want a handy scientific guide to the idea of whether CO2 and Sarin are equivalent, our friends at the American Council for Science and Health have produced this nifty chart:


Good news for The Nation and Juan Cole: Power Line’s coveted Green Weenie Award is not only gluten-free, but also carbon free, too.


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