FL GOP Lawmaker: CO2 Can’t Cause Climate Change Because “God Gave It to Us”
As Florida governor Rick Scott tries to deny he told state officials not to use the terms “climate change” or “global warming,” another Republican state lawmaker, Rep. John Wood, now says carbon dioxide can’t possibly be harmful to the atmosphere because God gave it to us.
Wood said he does not think that carbon dioxide emissions, also known as CO2, was causing air pollution.
“If you consider CO2 to be a pollutant, than everybody zip up their mouths and don’t exhale for the rest of the meeting because you are polluting the air,” he said.
“CO2 in my opinion is not a pollutant,” Wood said. “God gave us C02 to grow plants, for us to exhale, everything else.”
Wood (which is apparently also the material his head is made of) is also convinced the sea level isn’t rising despite what those egghead scientists are trying to trick us into believing.
Wood said he thought Florida’s compliance with the federal plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions would place “draconian costs” on the state and not produce much of an impact on the climate or rising sea levels.
“The impact on the level of the sea…is equivalent to the difference in this piece of paper,” he said, holding up a single sheet of paper. “For me, that is not good science. That is not a good reason to implement this provision on the people of Florida.”