US Environmental Protection Agency deems CO2 a health risk
"After a thorough scientific review ordered in 2007 by the US Supreme Court, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed finding... that greenhouse gases contribute to air pollution that may endanger public health or welfare," an EPA statement posted on the agency website said.
"This finding confirms that greenhouse gas pollution is a serious problem now and for future generations. Fortunately, it follows President Obama's call for a low carbon economy and strong leadership in Congress on clean energy and climate legislation," Administrator Lisa Jackson said.
"This pollution problem has a solution - one that will create millions of green jobs and end our country's dependence on foreign oil."
Science or politics? You decide. Maybe they should think about deeming oxygen a health risk - after all if it weren't for all that pesky oxygen in the atmosphere, there wouldn't be any bushfires...
Read it here.