December 20, 2018

CBC sparks fake outrage over CPC MP’s knowledge of basic photosynthesis

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Alberta Conservative MP Blaine Calkins was speaking to a group of schoolchildren last week in his riding of Red Deer—Lacombe, and doing the kind of hard-hitting local news we’ve come to expect, a CBC reporter tagged along to cover the visit.

The day went off without a hitch - no bozo eruptions or faux pas to be had, so CBC created one.

At one point, Calkins was asked about his opposition to the carbon tax. He explained:

"First of all, right now the current government is pointing at it as a tax on pollution. And whether or not you think carbon dioxide is pollution or not is, I still think, a question. I'm a biologist. I know that carbon dioxide is actually plant food, so there's arguments for and against."

This is grade 5 science, not at all controversial, except if you are a Liberal or work for the CBC - and I know, there is some serious overlap there! The CBC even sought comment from a climate scientist about the dangers of what Calkins said, and the PMO weighed in, asking CPC leader Andrew Scheer to denounce basic photosynthesis.

What do these people think plants eat? Cheerios? I’d love to see their gardens.

Today I’ll do some serious investigative journalism into the biological facts most 10 year olds already know, and show you some of the laughable outrage from the so-called “party of science.”

The real scandal here isn't that a Conservative MP thinks that plants eat carbon dioxide.

The real scandal is that the CBC and the Liberal Party of Canada don’t know this, and think you don’t either.

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commented 2018-12-22 02:43:44 -0500
OK.. So I’m going to go “out on a limb”… By the time this winter is over, and the polar vortex descends on central and eastern Canada, and lingers into spring, even the “climate twits” at the Weather Channel are going to be wishing Al Gore had not been born…
commented 2018-12-21 23:09:09 -0500
What was causing the warming after the last ice age? The ice above where I am now sitting used to be 1 mile thick. Where did it go? Did the mastodons cause it melt by driving their SUVs? Is the mile of ice the normal we are trying to get back to? If not, why not?

At one point in time it was so warm that palm trees grew on Vancouver Island. So the warming period at that time did not turn the earth into a waste land. Far from it. Is that the normal we should be shooting for? If not, why not?
commented 2018-12-21 12:04:13 -0500
Does this mean that the carbon dioxide used to fizz our soft drinks is a greater pollutant than the straws we use to consume them?
commented 2018-12-21 11:47:41 -0500
Taking a page from the lefty playbook, denial of settled science means that you should be deplatformed and made a social outcast if not a criminal. Hey, I didn’t make the new rules.
commented 2018-12-21 03:38:47 -0500
I wonder why the CBC is not as concerned for 3 Canadians arrested in China as they are about Kashoggi?
commented 2018-12-21 03:16:49 -0500
Gotta love self labeled intellectuals siding with deniers of knowledge such as this. Quite Pathetic actually.
commented 2018-12-21 03:16:15 -0500
Funny, I would have expected lefties to know more about plants, seeing as they spend most of their days in a vegetative state.
commented 2018-12-21 03:15:39 -0500
Andrew Stephenson just admit the left are being idiots and denying reality on this issue. Have some integrity once in your life. And the Oceans will be fine despite the lefts fear mongering. Still waiting for past predictions to come true, NONE OF THEM HAVE! And sorry but we are not overwhelming natural cycles. IF you believe that crap then sacrifice yourself in the death chamber instead of placing the burden and sacrifice on others like your peers love to do. THEY NEVER PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH!
commented 2018-12-20 23:25:56 -0500
This is the way the left acts. If they can’t find something to smear conservatives and normal folks with, they invent it. Every secondary school pupil knows that carbon dioxide is what plants need to complete photosynthesis. Maybe they should teach the CBC and the lunatic left this basic biology lesson.
commented 2018-12-20 22:45:20 -0500
All knowing andrew has overwhelmed the mass’s once again with profound statements, including words like "apparently " and “to some extent”.
Then goes of the charts from the topic of Co2 and talks about phosphorous and nitrogen effecting the great lakes. Well all knowing one, enlighten the masses and tell us what those have to do with the atmosphere and the effects on the climate. Your talking out you’re ass in the attempt at sounding intelligent. Any monkey can go on to “google” and regurgitate the rhetoric that has been allowed there as fact.
Plants also eat insects and humans drinking to much water is harmful.
Should we make some obscure conclusion that this may have an effect on the climate as well?
My suggestion is go play on the freeway or at the very least, shut the fuck up.
commented 2018-12-20 22:06:03 -0500
When General Secretary Gerald M. Butts tells CBC to jump, they don’t ask “How high?”
They jump as high as they can and ask “Was that high enough, comrade?”
commented 2018-12-20 21:36:31 -0500
There are a million sources which say that the Greenhouse Effect is a fallacy. Those pesky scientists just can’t seem to all agree.
commented 2018-12-20 21:30:37 -0500
I think we should cut Cameron Ahmad a bit of slack. Doesn’t he herald from a very sandy place with little vegetation? I can’t confirm his place of birth, but this could be the case. Maybe he was never taught this. I hate to think he would come out and say that admitting that carbon dioxide is plant food, is a lie. Is he purposely trying to confuse school children?
I don’t think he liked that Calkins expressed an opinion which was counter to the official narrative regarding the carbon tax either. I’m sure the cbc had their panties in a knot over the whole ordeal.
I wonder what the teacher made of it? I can’t stand the thought that our kids are being taught lies in school.
commented 2018-12-20 20:54:10 -0500
And that Marshal clown obviously is not familiar with studies of high ppm CO2 on crops just like all knowing Andrew likes to ignore the fact of the planet’s increase in forestation due to CO2 increase. So far more is better
commented 2018-12-20 20:37:59 -0500
Well Robert we already knew that liberal plants are a lower life form than regular plants
commented 2018-12-20 20:35:16 -0500
Plants also eat phosphorus and nitrogen, and guess what too much of that did to Lake Erie? hint: the word “fetid” could be used. More isn’t necessarily better, unless you’re growing hydroponic tomatoes, and ecosystems evolve for a certain level of any given input. Changes can be profoundly destructive.

The problem is that we’re overwhelming natural cycles.

“nor is CO2 control knob for the temperature”
It’s one of the main regulators, second only to the Milankovich cycles, 100,000 year orbital cycles that drive the ice ages (which predict a slight cooling, rather than the sharp warming actually observed) About 20% of the total greenhouse effect is due to carbon dioxide. The biggest contributor is water vapour, but its concentration depends on ocean temperatures, which is primarily affected by more stable GHGs. (not to say you can’t get positive feedback. You can. See also, Venus).

" The oceans control the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere with their out gassing and uptake of CO2. "
To some extent, yes. They’ve been absorbing a lot of what we emit (about a third, apparently). Of course, this is not necessarily beneficial since you’re trading less forcing, for increasingly acidic oceans that can no longer support things like coral. Calcium bicarbonate is water-soluble.
commented 2018-12-20 19:49:39 -0500
OMG real life photosynthesis deniers!
commented 2018-12-20 19:39:02 -0500
Liberals don’t even know what plants eat. Maybe they thing plants eat mean, like say, a Venus Fly Trap. Perhaps one day we’ll genetically modify a plant that eats Liberals. Ah, the future is bright indeed! :-)
commented 2018-12-20 19:36:25 -0500
If it wasn’t for CO2 there wouldn’t be any oxygen . CO2 is a trace gas in the atmosphere on which all life depends, of which almost 97% isn’t even caused by man, nor is CO2 control knob for the temperature. The oceans control the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere with their out gassing and uptake of CO2.