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This is how you win an argument about climate change.

Another climate change conversation goes sideways.

This is how you win an argument about climate change.

Nice try, skeptics.

Some climate-change deniers suggest that the 0.04% amount of the trace gas CO2 in the atmosphere falls far short of what it would take to make a difference. Climate Adam demonstrates in a radical way that a teeny bit of some things is just too much.

Here are some other things we know about that are deadly in teensy doses:

Dioxin.

If there's more than 0.00003 ppb (that's parts per billion, my friend) of dioxin in drinking water, the EPA wants to know about it. Pronto.


Inorganic mercury.

Again, more than 2 ppb in water, and there's a problem.

PCBs.

This stuff, formerly used in manufacturing, is also deadly to drink. The EPA reckons anything over 0.5 ppb is an issue.

And then there's arsenic.

So, yes, 0.04% carbon dioxide is honestly a bad, bad thing.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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