carbon dioxide

I've read some stupid _ _ _ _  (you know the word) in my time here, so nothing really surprises me anymore. Except when it does.  Like this: "The Other Poison Gas Killing Syrians: Carbon Dioxide Emissions," which was written for The Nation by Juan Cole, a history professor at the University of Michigan. Cole is as qualified to talk about science as I am to be a wet nurse. 

Yes, he claims fossil fuel emissions are what Syrians should be worried about rather than a homicidal dictator. His politics are clear, but what about his science? Cole's statement could not possibly get by a chemist without scrutiny. So let's scrutinize.

"Yet the president and...