A Bush misstep on CO2

Carbon dioxide occurs naturally. It exists around and within living things. It sustains plants. It regulates animal respiration. It does not harm people.Nevertheless, some environmentalists want governments to regulate CO2 as an air pollutant. They point to the chemical's possible, though far from certain, contribution to global warming. They seek measures that, if strict enough to make a significant difference in the CO2 content of air, would require radical change in the behavior of people. Yet the effort might have no net effect on temperature at all.Regulation of CO2 as an air pollutant is a bad idea that belongs on the outer fringes of environmental extremism. So what is a recomm...

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