Friday, August 17, 2012

OK To Keep Breathing

Although our crack EPA has declared carbon dioxide, which we expel with every breath and which is essential to plant life and photosynthesis, is a carcinogen which must be controlled, they can't quite get the rate taxation level through Congress yet. That's what makes this front page item in the Dallas Morning Fishwrap so fascinating:

Carbon Dioxide Drops From Market Forces

That's right, because natural gas is cheaper and more efficient, power companies freely shift their energy requirement to the fuel thereby driving down consumer costs and simultaneously reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Almost over-looked in the piece is this significant paragraph:
Many of the world's leading climate scientists didn't see the drop coming, in large part because it happened as a result of market forces rather than direct government action against carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere.
Whoda thunk it?

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