Monckton and Shimkus get silly together

I hope out Parliamentary Committee hearings in New Zealand don’t get this silly.

Here’s an argument against climate change made last year to a hearing in the US House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment by Republican John Shimkus

via YouTube – Rep. John Shimkus: God decides when the “earth will end”.

This was followed by a little exchange with “expert witness” Lord Monckton. These global warming deniers made a novel argument that because plants need carbon dioxide for photosynthesis, limiting our man-made carbon dioxide emissions would actually kill the world’s plants:

Thanks to Progress Illinois Shimkus: Capping C02 Emissions Will “Take Away Plant Food”


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3 responses to “Monckton and Shimkus get silly together

  1. Richard Christie

    Lol, I love Shimkus’ line that there is a theological debate over whether this is a carbon-starved planet. I wonder if it is as important to the faithful as is knowing how many angels can dance on a pin-head.


  2. Watching the Deniers

    I can’t believe how *inane* the argument is. But people will still lap it up.

    They do know we are trying to curb Co2 emissions right? Not actually ban CO2 all together – that a bit of C02 in the atmosphere is partly responsible for the natural greenhouse effect…

    Sometimes one can only shake your head in dismay.


  3. I loved the “people who want to save the world” comment… are there actually people out there who DON’T want to save the world?…. actually I just realized that yes there are….


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