Is CO2 a Natural Byproduct of – Nature?

Michelle Bachmann and her understanding of CO2 and climateCO2 and climate

Ah, the magnificent grasp Congresswoman Michele Bachmann commands on the English language: “CO2 is a naturally occurring byproduct of nature.” As opposed to all the unnatural byproducts of nature?

Her mangled language aside, Ms. Bachmann displays the simple-minded, even childish, assertion that more of a “good” – or in this case “natural” –  thing is the desired goal. Totally missing that balance is as much a part of nature as its constituent parts. Anyone looking to Bachmann for a coherent understanding of science gets what they deserve. Nonsense.

Following is a recent video from our YouTube friend greenman3610, A.K.A Peter Sinclair, explaining the role CO2 plays on Earth’s climate.

Image credit, Gage Skidmore, courtesy flickr

Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schueneman
Tom is the founder and managing editor of and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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