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#216120 - 03/13/12 04:11 PM Dangers of carbon dioxide? Tell that to a plant
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Rick Santorum: ‘The dangers of carbon dioxide? Tell that to a plant’

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Rick Santorum told attendees at the Gulf Coast Energy Summit in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Monday to trust his judgment on the environment, highlighting his position on climate change—that is, that it's a liberal myth.
"The dangers of carbon dioxide? Tell that to a plant, how dangerous carbon dioxide is," Santorum said, according to the Associated Press.
Santorum sharpened his tone on the energy issue as the country's surging gas prices have come into focus.
"I didn't change as the climate changed," Santorum said. "I stood tall. Now the climate has changed and everyone's for drilling now. But understand that when times were tough, they were not and I was."
As he did last month, Santorum positioned himself as the only candidate in the GOP field that stands polar opposite of Obama on energy, calling global warming a "hoax."
On Saturday, an op-ed penned by Santorum was published on RedState.com, explaining his position in more detail.
"The Washington Establishment would rather fight global warming than fight for American jobs," Santorum wrote. "President Obama and his administration have decided to wage war against global warming and thus against the American worker. ... Those living on or near the Gulf Coast in particular know the impact these extreme environmental positions can have on the region's economy."


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Is it just me or is this complete nonsense?
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#216124 - 03/13/12 04:27 PM Re: Dangers of carbon dioxide? Tell that to a plant [Re: Greger]
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YES! let's elect this guy and take the plunge off the cliff into oblivion once and for all. and while we're on the way down, we can play rock, paper scissors for the most ignorant schmuck in the world. frankly, i think santorum would win, even in a game of chance. after all, games of chance require little to no intelligence or logic. you just shove your fist out there and let it happen. sort of like his mouth. he just shoves it out there lets whatever comes out of it fly. yeah, president santorum. kinda sounds dirty in a pornography sort of way. hmmmmm.
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#216125 - 03/13/12 04:31 PM Re: Dangers of carbon dioxide? Tell that to a plant [Re: Greger]
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Clearly Mr. Santorum doesn't understand the CO2 is toxic to humans. Plants thrive on the stuff.
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#216126 - 03/13/12 04:35 PM Re: Dangers of carbon dioxide? Tell that to a plant [Re: Greger]
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That might be the best line of the 2012 campaign.
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#216131 - 03/13/12 04:58 PM Re: Dangers of carbon dioxide? Tell that to a plant [Re: Greger]
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Actually, CO2 is an absolute requirement for human respiration. Without CO2 your body will "forget" to breathe on its own, since it is an increased level of CO2 in the blood stream that triggers respiration.

Santorum's desire to talk to matter in a vegetative state is well-paired with the current Republican Party. One would think he would have learned from the Schiavo disaster, when he tried to subpoena a brain-dead body to testify before his Senate subcommittee.
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#216137 - 03/13/12 05:46 PM Re: Dangers of carbon dioxide? Tell that to a plant [Re: Ted Remington]
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From the article:

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"The Washington Establishment would rather fight global warming than fight for American jobs," Santorum wrote. "President Obama and his administration have decided to wage war against global warming and thus against the American worker. ... Those living on or near the Gulf Coast in particular know the impact these extreme environmental positions can have on the region's economy."


Yes, like what happened with BP, and all those jobs/businesses ended created with the oil slick? rolleyes

And it is an exchange with CO2. We humans emit CO2, which the plants absorb and they give oxygen, which we breathe. It is like a symbiotic relationship.
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#216170 - 03/13/12 08:11 PM Re: Dangers of carbon dioxide? Tell that to a plant [Re: pdx rick]
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the stats are atmo co2 is 390 ppmv
lethal concentration is 100k ppmv (30 minutes)

which would require a dramatic change in atmo which has not been predicted nor addressed by climatologists as far as I know

I suspect what santorum and other conservatives confuse is the contribution of co2 to global warming v deleterious effect on humans ... gee not the same but anyone who makes statements to that effect clearly does not understand any of the science or is being disingenuous
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#216177 - 03/13/12 08:27 PM Re: Dangers of carbon dioxide? Tell that to a plant [Re: Greger]
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No danger, hunh?
New theory: CO2 makes you fat

That doesn't even adress global warming.
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#216180 - 03/13/12 08:37 PM Re: Dangers of carbon dioxide? Tell that to a plant [Re: Ted Remington]
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Originally Posted By: Ted Remington
... Without CO2 your body will "forget" to breathe on its own, since it is an increased level of CO2 in the blood stream that triggers respiration...

This here is Santorum's Achilles heel on the subject. See, more CO2 causes heavy breathing, which is undoubtedly the work of Satan in promoting casual sex. Santorum is now in a Catch-22 where he's agin low CO2 levels, which makes him for heavy breathing, which makes him for rampant and uncontrolled sex activity. He could blow a gasket when the snake bites its tail on this one!
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#216206 - 03/13/12 11:53 PM Re: Dangers of carbon dioxide? Tell that to a plant [Re: Ozymanithrax]
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Originally Posted By: Ozymanithrax
No danger, hunh?
New theory: CO2 makes you fat

That doesn't even adress global warming.


There's a guy in Vegas who is the keeper of the swans at the lake in front of one of the casinos. He has to weigh them every day because of their concerns over this possibility, and he has discovered that he can win at Keno by using the numbers (in kg) of the fattest swans. Yes. Obese Swan Keno Bets.
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