During a House hearing, California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher asked Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy what percentage of the atmosphere was made up of carbon dioxide. When the EPA chief admitted she did not know the answer to what should have been a simple question, the exchange got testy. The Daily Caller,
“You’re head of the EPA and you did not know,” Rohrabacher shot back in astonishment, “and now you are basing policies that impact dramatically on the American people and you didn’t know what the content of CO2 in the atmosphere was… the justification for the very policies you’re talking about.”
“If you’re asking me how much CO2 is in the atmosphere, not a percentage but how much, we have just reached levels of 400 parts per million,” McCarthy said, looking slightly annoyed with the lawmaker’s response.
“I think I was very clear on what I was asking,” Rohrabacher retorted. “I think it was very clear you didn’t know.”
Rohrabacher said carbon dioxide only makes up “one-half of one-tenth of one percent of the atmosphere,” adding that mankind only contributed to about 10 percent of the total amount of CO2…