At her confirmation hearing in early November, Kathleen Hartnett White repeated her claim that CO2 is not a pollutant. "As an atmospheric gas, it is a plant nutrient," she told senators. Credit: Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Video
Natural selection never promised us a rose garden. It doesn’t ‘want’ us to be happy. It ‘wants’ us to be genetically prolific. Understanding what is and isn’t pathological from natural selection’s point of view can help us confront things that are pathological from our point of view.