Earth Day has been celebrated on this date since the early 70's. It is a day dedicated to Gaia -- the planet, not the internet TV station with Regina Meredith. Earth Day is real, no matter what the Right Wing Lunatics want you to believe. At last count, the Academies of Science from 80 countries plus many scientific organizations that study climate science, around 95% of active climate researchers actively publishing climate papers endorse the consensus position that Climate Change is Real.
Still the deniers are out there, as on this day in April of 2009, Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota delivered this message from the House of Representatives:
"As a matter of fact, carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful! But there isn't one study that can be produced that shows carbon dioxide is a harmful gas. There isn't one study because carbon dioxide is not a harmful gas--it is a harmless gas. Carbon dioxide is natural. It is not harmful. It is part of earth's life cycle."
Update: Michele Bachmann is so evil, in 2012 she applied for a Swiss citizenship. Yeah, another patriotic Republican Congressperson who's true interest in US politics is to confuse the truth for her own personal gain, and then take the money and run to a Climate Conscious Country. Also worth noting, Bachmann runs a Christian Organization who was under investigation for stealing email addresses so she could mass-market parents with more Eco lies.
And again I have to ask you my dear Republican friends: Is this really the government you want? If so, why don't you and Michele suck the tailpipe of a Mercedes for just five-minutes and tell me carbon dioxide is safe?
|Michele Bachmann: Carbon Dioxide denier.
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