On Fox & Friends, climate change denier Marc Morano claims CO2 is not pollution because "we exhale carbon dioxide"

On Fox & Friends, climate change denier Marc Morano claims CO2 is not pollution because "we exhale carbon dioxide"

Morano: "We inhale oxygen, we exhale carbon dioxide, so [Beto O'Rourke is] calling CO2 pollution, which it's not"

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From the April 30 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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JEDEDIAH BILA (GUEST CO-HOST): What do you make of this plan? First of all, let's talk about whether it's realistic or not. Let's just look -- I want to get your response, the four-part climate framework: Start cutting pollution, whatever that means, mobilize $5 trillion over 10 years, guarantee net zero emissions by 2050, defend communities preparing for and fighting against extreme weather. So some of this sounds very vague and very nice and very idealistic. Is it practical and realistic?

MARC MORANO (CLIMATEDEPOT.COM): No. First of all, pollution, carbon dioxide, humans -- we inhale oxygen, we exhale carbon dioxide, so he's calling CO2 pollution, which it's not. No, this plan is as pie in the sky as the Green New Deal except it's a little bit more tepid. What's happened here is Beto O'Rourke is not satisfying the Democratic base. Within minutes of him releasing this plan, the Sunrise Movement, which was instrumental in the Green New Deal, is going after Beto O'Rourke for going back on his pledge from 2030 zero emissions to now 2050. They are saying that Beto's plan could result in 100 million climate refugees and tens of million dead. So that's the thanks that Beto O'Rourke gets for coming up with a lighter version of the Green New Deal and a massive federal boondoggle, just not as big a boondoggle as the Green New Deal's proposal.

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Previously:

Climate denier on Fox & Friends: International efforts to address climate change are "medieval witchcraft"

On Fox Business, climate science denier Marc Morano claims "you cannot distinguish" a human impact on the climate

Climate change misinformer of the year: Marc Morano

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