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    EPA Claims Sunlight Is ‘Not Always’ Good For Plants

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/09/30/ep...funct-webpage/



    Sunlight is good for plants, right? Not always, according to the EPA, which is now claiming that “sunny days” aren’t necessarily good for plants.



    The EPA tries to justify its claim that sunlight-driven ozone, or smog, is hurting foliage by linking to an agency webpage that ostensibly had information on this subject, but interestingly enough, the link only leads to this:



    EPA’s claim was lambasted by Dr. Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace who left the group decades ago. Moore called the EPA “boneheads” and went on to criticize the agency’s claim of sunlight harming plants.



    Maybe the agency was trying to link to this other webpage explaining the link between high ozone levels and impaired plant growth. The basic argument is that ozone, which is the product of airborne chemicals interacting in the presence of sunlight, impairs plants by inhibiting their ability to absorb carbon dioxide and dissolves water within plants. It also reacts with other chemicals that may inhibit growth.

    But how certain is the link between ozone levels and impaired plant growth? NASA says that “[a]lthough research shows that ozone pollution harms forests and that prolonged exposure has serious consequences, the precise extent of ozone damage to mature forests has proven a difficult issue to resolve.”

    “Natural ecosystems are highly variable and complex, and laboratory studies can never fully simulate them,” NASA says. “Variability extends to individual plant species, subspecies, and varieties; some react to ozone more strongly than others.”



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    The Sunscreen Industrial Complex has started paying the EPA now? They're trying to talk gardeners into buying their grease and smearing it on flowers?

    I knew the fedgov was trying to sell us sunscreen every time we turned around, but I never expected this...
    "Trump was just a chuckle-headed sucker" is not an effective sales pitch.

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    "Article 58-1a, twenty five years... What did you get it for?"
    Gulag Prisoner: "For nothing at all."
    Gulag Chief: "You're lying... The sentence for nothing at all is 10 years"



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    Idiots?

    Intentionally evil?

    I can no longer tell.
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    There is only one correct way: freedom. All other solutions are non-solutions.

    It appears that artificial intelligence is at least slightly superior to natural stupidity.

    Our words make us the ghosts that we are.

    Convincing the world he didn't exist was the Devil's second greatest trick; the first was convincing us that God didn't exist.

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    The EPA tries to justify its claim that sunlight-driven ozone, or smog, is hurting foliage by linking to an agency webpage that ostensibly had information on this subject, but interestingly enough, the link only leads to this:
    Article is using an out-of-date link to EPA page. Actual link should be: http://www3.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/criteria.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Article is using an out-of-date link to EPA page. Actual link should be: http://www3.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/criteria.html
    Dude, you need to work on your reading comprehension skills.



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