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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Two things to do about Sterling Burnett: laugh at him and go see a movie 

First, laugh at a grown man making a fool of himself for money,

CO2 is not a pollutant, CO2 is a naturally occurring gas and thank god we have it, if we didn't have C02, the plant would be uninhabitable: plants wouldn't live.

You don't say, Sterling! From the An Inconvenient Truth's website, the movie he was pushing back against,

Carbon dioxide and other gases warm the surface of the planet naturally by trapping solar heat in the atmosphere. This is a good thing because it keeps our planet habitable.

Burnett continues from his non-sequiter opening of the clip,

What we're doing is we are adding CO2 to the atmosphere and if it were a closed system, like a greenhouse, then yeah, you would expect temperatures to rise exponentially.

Burnett casts unsupported doubt of the reality that Earth's climate is warming - a position held by exactly zero climate scientists.

Anyway, enough with such foolishness. The second thing for you to do is pledge to see An Inconvenient Truth on its opening weekend.

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