Like just about everything this administration and Democrats in general say or do is based on fabrication of data (read LIARS). The whole premise of the so-called Clean Power Plan is based on the false presumption that carbon dioxide (CO2) is harmful to the planet. Of course, nothing could be farther from the truth.
Worse, the media (whether gullible or complicit) fan the falsehood fires until the misinformed public buys into the bovine feces which is most of the anthropogenic climate change argument. Popular support of the AGW theory runs rampant among media believers to the point where they buy electric cars or hybrids thinking they are helping. They even tolerate the wind farm eyesores while shunning real clean power like nuclear.
The Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change posted an article refuting the administration’s claims of impending CO2 DOOM an excerpt of which is posted here:
President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is built upon a pack of lies. This I know because for the past two decades I have read and published reviews of literally thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers that show rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations have little impact on global climate. These reviews, along with some of my own original research, are archived on the CO2 Science website, www.co2science.org, as well as in the 2013 publication Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science. This massive collection of papers definitively refutes the narrative President Obama is attempting to sell America and the rest of the world; for there is nothing unusual, unnatural or unprecedented about the planet’s current level of warmth, extreme weather events are not increasing, and the net impact of rising temperatures is to actually save human lives.
Furthermore, it is equally disingenuous of the President and his Administration to characterize CO2 as a “pollutant.” Carbon dioxide is a well-known aerial fertilizer, and many thousands of studies have proven the growth-enhancing, water-saving and stress-alleviating benefits it provides for the biosphere, which benefits were recently summarized in the 2014 publication Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts.
The reality is that rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations are stimulating the productivity of the entire biosphere, where despite all of the many real and imagined assaults on Earth’s vegetation that have occurred over the past several decades, including wildfires, disease, pest outbreaks, deforestation, and climatic changes in temperature and precipitation, as shown in the figure below, the terrestrial biosphere has become, in the mean, an increasingly greater sink for CO2-carbon, more than compensating for any of the negative effects these phenomena may have had on the global biosphere. Additionally, the direct monetary benefits of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on global crop production have been estimated to have been a staggering $3.2 trillion over the period 1961-2011.