Is CO2 a Natural Byproduct of – Nature?

 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

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Thomas Schueneman

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


  • haa oh man! Please don’t judge all Minnesotans based on Michelle Bachmann.

    • Hey Kayd – I don’t! Some of my best friends are Minnesotans…

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