Tuesday, March 24, 2009

EPA Declares Carbon Dioxide a Health Hazzard

I got a news update from ISA today declaring that CO2 is a danger to public health. Todays Wall Street Journal reports.
According to an internal document presented by the EPA to White House officials earlier this month, the EPA believes the health effects of elevated greenhouse-gas levels could cause "severe heat waves...with likely increases in mortality and morbidity, especially among the elderly, young and frail." The agency also said climate change caused by higher greenhouse-gas levels could result in more severe storms and more suffering related to "floods, storms, droughts and fires."
I suppose this means mortality and morbidity is worse here in Texas than it is in in Nome Alaska this warm weather is must be killing us. Maybe its just me but it seems that most places in the U.S might be a little nicer if it did warm up a bit. Seems like we hear more about killer blizzards and icing plane crashes than we do aboutn killer heat waves. This is all based on a false premise of global warming anyway, Its pretty clear we are currently on the a climactic cooling trend. It does provide the Obamanation an excuse to grab at more Government control and regulation.

The Environmental Protection Agency's new leadership, in a step toward confronting global warming, submitted a finding that will force the White House to decide whether to limit greenhouse gas emissions under the nearly 40-year-old Clean Air Act.

Under that law, EPA's conclusion -- that such emissions are pollutants that endanger the public's health and welfare -- could trigger a broad regulatory process affecting much of the U.S. economy as well as the nation's future environmental trajectory. The agency's finding, which was sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget without fanfare on Friday, also reversed one of the Bush administration's landmark decisions on climate change, and it indicated anew that President Obama's appointees will push to address the issue of warming despite the potential political costs.

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