Is your breath polluting the air?
So says the EPA.
Officials gather in Copenhagen this week for an international climate summit, but business leaders are focusing even more on Washington, where the Obama administration is expected as early as Monday to formally declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant.In case you don't understand the title, humans breathe out carbon dioxide (CO2) - the same gas that the EPA is likely going to declare a dangerous pollutant.
An "endangerment" finding by the Environmental Protection Agency could pave the way for the government to require businesses that emit carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to make costly changes in machinery to reduce emissions -- even if Congress doesn't pass pending climate-change legislation. EPA action to regulate emissions could affect the U.S. economy more directly, and more quickly, than any global deal inked in the Danish capital, where no binding agreement is expected.
Many business groups are opposed to EPA efforts to curb a gas as ubiquitous as carbon dioxide.
An EPA endangerment finding "could result in a top-down command-and-control regime that will choke off growth by adding new mandates to virtually every major construction and renovation project," U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said in a statement. "The devil will be in the details, and we look forward to working with the government to ensure we don't stifle our economic recovery," he said, noting that the group supports federal legislation.
At the same time the world's global warming alarmist elite have gathered in Copenhagen to discuss how to limit global CO2 emissions. They take this task so seriously that they are going to be using 1,200 limos and 140 private planes to get and stay there. While they discuss limiting CO2 for everyone else, their daily carbon emissions are going to be equivalent to the carbon emitted by 30 countries.
It's almost like they know it's a hoax.