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Rep. Larry Powell, Kansas, Says Small Amounts of Co2 Matter.



July 14, 2012 – Comments (6)

Nov 29th, 2007

 TOPEKA — A state legislator Wednesday criticized rejection of two coal-fired power plants in western Kansas, saying carbon dioxide emissions were good for crops.

"One of the really good things about CO2 is that plants perform better under stress (drought, etc.) with increased levels of CO2," Rep. Larry Powell, R-Garden City, said in a letter disseminated to the media.

Powell said a recent study shows that over the next 50 years, "atmospheric CO2 enrichment will boost world agricultural output by about 50 percent."

 July 12, 2012

USDA declares 82 Kansas counties as federal disaster areas


Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman and Kansas Water Office Director Tracy Streeter welcomed an announcement that 82 Kansas counties will be declared as federal disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, making agricultural producers eligible for disaster assistance programs. The disaster declarations are the result of improvements the USDA recently made to current federal disaster assistance programs to update the disaster designation process and deliver more efficient and flexible disaster assistance to farmers and ranchers coping with the ongoing drought...

... "Farmers and ranchers are at the mercy of Mother Nature and many of our Kansas producers are struggling right now from the ongoing extreme heat and lack of moisture," Brownback said. "We welcome these common-sense updates from USDA and will continue working to make sure farmers and ranchers have access to the resources they need to cope with crop losses and impacts on livestock."

Despite the doubling of Co2 concentrations in the atmosphere, the corn is not doing well. 

Best wishes,


6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On July 18, 2012 at 9:51 AM, ChrisGraley (28.73) wrote:

So Powell is expecting CO2 levels around 1500 ppm then.

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#2) On July 18, 2012 at 6:46 PM, devoish (86.30) wrote:

Thats fine at 95 degrees for marijuana and poison ivy. How about lettuce or clover?

It was 95 degrees where I live today. 95 degrees sucks.

Thanks for sharing all the details though.

Best wishes,


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#3) On July 18, 2012 at 7:11 PM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

steven, devo, i wish to be respectful, but co2 hasn't doubled during "modern" times.  and the level of co2 on the planet has been many times higher in the past that we can detect.

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#4) On July 18, 2012 at 8:02 PM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

steven, i feel like i am beating a dead horse here.  i have made this argument to you before.  have you heard of the miller experiment?  the whole co2 warming argument is predicated on positive feedback mechanisms.  look at and understand the miller experiment then tell me how.

i farking give up. as awalljr. said in a previous post, go buy a book.

  animation for miller experiment:

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#5) On July 19, 2012 at 2:32 AM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

rehaps this would be more to your liking:

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#6) On July 19, 2012 at 4:11 PM, ChrisGraley (28.73) wrote:

Last I checked lettuce was a plant too. The c4 plants like CO2 better than the c3 plants, but on average its about 1500 ppm. 


And if CO2 actully did double it would have had to have been at a level unable to support plant life. Plants need at least 200 ppm.

 devoish maybe you need some perspective, here's a video

devoish I do wish your solution to too much CO2 was to hold your breath. 


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