We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you breaking news. A Republican state representative in Florida, Rep. John Wood, revealed himself to be a total moron when trying to argue against the reality of global warming. This is a repeat from every state legislature, every day.
Along with blasting the cost associated with the EPA plan, Wood said he does not think that carbon dioxide emissions, also known as CO2, was causing air pollution.
“If you consider CO2 to be a pollutant, than everybody zip up their mouths and don’t exhale for the rest of the meeting because you are polluting the air,” he said.
He said that. Out loud. In public.
“CO2 in my opinion is not a pollutant,” Wood said. “God gave us C02 to grow plants, for us to exhale, everything else.”
Wood said he thought Florida’s compliance with the federal plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions would place “draconian costs” on the state and not produce much of an impact on the climate or rising sea levels.
“The impact on the level of the sea…is equivalent to the difference in this piece of paper,” he said, holding up a single sheet of paper. “For me, that is not good science. That is not a good reason to implement this provision on the people of Florida.”
Yeah, it’s either the thickness of a piece of paper or several feet that will bury Florida’s coastal cities. It’s one of those two. But this guy has an opinion, which is obviously just as good as actual scientific research.
Please stop electing stupid people.