The EPA may have just jumped the environmental shark.
The Environmental Protection Agency tweeted out a warning, as part of its war against so-called climate change, alerting Americans that sunny days can actually harm plants and other living beings.
Think sunny days are good for plants? Not always. Sunlight causes #ozone to form, which harms foliage, weakens trees: http://t.co/6skU7aBsTx
— U.S. EPA (@EPA) September 29, 2015
Viewers are going to have to guess as to the EPA’s reasoning, because the linked-to article is no longer available for some reason (probably the amount of public scorn it generated).
But apparently, the agency is concerned about the disastrous effects of too much sun on the natural environment, arguing that it can build up ozone in the environment and essentially destroy the plants that feed off of its live-giving rays, reported Twitchy.
Either EPA scientists missed a couple days of Botany 101, or they don’t quite remember their elementary school biology class.
@EPA Lemme just leave this here for you. If you have a 3rd grader around there, they can explain it. pic.twitter.com/Raw4WECUeV — Stef Harris (@av8orchk) September 29, 2015
Social media users were quick to savage the “weapon’s grade stupidity” of the EPA’s newly-announced anti-sunshine agenda.
@EPA Honestly, weapons grade stupidity like this ought to physically hurt
— Dallas (@DallasElCazador) September 29, 2015
@EPA maybe the idiots at EPA should hire a couple of actual scientists — Allan (@Allan11n) September 29, 2015
@EPA YOU HAVE COMPLETELY GONE INSANE. SUNLIGHT AND WATER IS WHAT CREATES LIFEFORM, INCLUDING PLANTS. FRIGGEN IMBECILES
— Chuck Norris (@GreyShhadow) September 29, 2015
@EPA Sunlight tax in 3..2..1 — Rusty98UM (@Rusty98UM) September 29, 2015
It’s settled, photosynthesis is a myth. @EPA #ClimateMcCarthyism #climatechange
— DamageControlled (@HitByTorpedo) September 29, 2015
A giant water balloon slingshot is our only hope, @EPA. Building it will stimulate the economy. — Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) September 29, 2015
.@EPA Stop. Just stop. #facepalm
— Suze (@suze109) September 29, 2015
.@EPA what do you expect the plants to do about this — Joe Simonson (@SaysSimonson) September 29, 2015
@av8orchk @JammieWF @EPA So first it’s carbon dioxide and now sunlight. Soil should be nervous.
— Andrews Dad (@Andrew_Dad) September 30, 2015
Of course, the inevitable question was finally asked:
@EPA So sunlight is bad, but the country should be moving exclusively towards solar power? Got it. Thanks a bunch! — paulyballgame (@paulyballgame) September 29, 2015
After being ruthlessly mocked on social media, the link explaining the EPA’s allegation suddenly stopped working. Maybe, it was hacked by pro-sun activists?
Some entertaining pushback in the replies. @EPA took down the post, probably because of the insanity factor. https://t.co/i4gyxDOeme
— Jeff Brokaw (@jeffbrokaw2013) September 29, 2015
The fact that this kind of kindergarten “science” came from the same federal agency that tells us not to question their “global warming” talking-points is probably good reason for concern.
After all, unlike “global warming,” the facts behind the sun’s beneficial role in plant life is pretty much “settled science.”
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