Newsmax host John Bachman is not a scientist, and he demonstrated that fact after showing a clip of John Kerry—the head of climate policy in the Biden administration—giving a speech on the importance of President Joe Biden's climate jobs act.
Mistakenly believing John Kerry suggested the President wanted to remove carbon dioxide from the air in general, Bachman asked, with a straight face, "what're the trees gonna turn into oxygen?"
Newsmax host: "If we take all the carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, what're the trees gonna turn into oxygen?" https://t.co/PzslVApzi7— Jason Campbell (@Jason Campbell)1619199136.0
Aside from the fact the political right has had no interest in acknowledging humans have negatively affected the climate at all, this idea is nonsense—considering humans aspirate carbon dioxide, as do literally most animals on planet Earth.
The trees will have plenty to work with.
Damn, can't believe the scientists overlooked this https://t.co/9behkpW0tA— Zachary Kerska (@Zachary Kerska)1619378654.0
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His stupid is showing. https://t.co/hALqTJkK8l— David J. Syzdek (@David J. Syzdek)1619304729.0
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The carbon emissions Kerry is referring to are the excess emissions—mostly from corporations and vehicles—that release massive amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, trapping heat on the planet's surface.
This effect—called the "greenhouse effect"—has raised global temperatures at a record rate in the recent past and poses a threat to human civilization and the very well-being of planet earth.
@JasonSCampbell @mmfa Oh so now they think humans can affect the climate— Luke Darby (@Luke Darby)1619199419.0
@JasonSCampbell The sane are worried we can't reduce carbon emissions by a high enough enough percentage to stave o… https://t.co/MUtwspCKQL— Alan Steele (@Alan Steele)1619201279.0
@JasonSCampbell how depressing is it that the average climate change denier doesn't even know the bare minimum about climate change?— C.C. Riddle 🌹 (@C.C. Riddle 🌹)1619292633.0
@JasonSCampbell if I remember right, a couple of decades ago R. Regan blamed the trees for the carbon dioxide, sugg… https://t.co/1t082P29Xe— Douglas Fir (@Douglas Fir)1619207036.0
@JasonSCampbell @mmfa LOL! Reminds me of when I suggest it wouldn't hurt companies like Amazon to at least pay SOM… https://t.co/Zn1xIWFnjJ— Ken Scott (@Ken Scott)1619199796.0
Climate change threatens human life today, from water sources, to entire cities and coastlines becoming submerged under the ocean as the polar ice caps melt.
It also threatens several species of animal across the face of the earth, as their food sources will become extinct should climate change become irreversible.
@JasonSCampbell The trees could survive based solely on the hot air from Newsmax— Tina -#VoteBlue (@Tina -#VoteBlue)1619199342.0
If we took all the scientifically illiterate right-wing hosts off of their "news" slots, who's going to misinform t… https://t.co/eoYPtTIi2I— Peter Gleick 🇺🇸 (@Peter Gleick 🇺🇸)1619303321.0
There were no trees before the industrial revolution https://t.co/tPzPSpVNgg— Brian Tashman (@Brian Tashman)1619270811.0
Today's example of blinding stupidity. They took off his helmet for the show. https://t.co/tHpP76vOPv— cheryl (@cheryl)1619260695.0
The battle against climate change continues on regardless of what Newsmax thinks about Kerry's supposed plans to suffocate humans by removing all carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Don't worry, the trees will get by.