Stochastic Scribbles
Random musings in a variety of subjects, from science to religion.

"Harmless" carbon dioxide

That crazy United States congresswoman from Minnesota, Michele Bachman, has yet again made a fool of herself, this time raving about how harmless carbon dioxide is, completely missing the point about the effect of carbon dioxide concentrations on global warming. I normally would not talk about anything she does (I’m still not sure if she really is as unbelievably stupid and delusional as she appears to be or whether she’s a firm believer that bad publicity is better than no publicity), but her ravings about carbon dioxide being harmless leaves me wanting to ask her a question:

Does she think that the 1,700 people who died in a natural burp of carbon dioxide from a natural reservoir of the gas would consider carbon dioxide harmless?

Cattle killed by carbon dioxide; from Water Encyclopedia