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When politicians and journalists use the phrase "carbon pollution," to which of the following substances are they typically referring?




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Politicians and media outlets have been using the phrase "carbon pollution" to refer to carbon dioxide (CO2). This unscientific practice is akin to referring to water (H2O) as "hydrogen pollution." Unlike carbon, carbon dioxide is colorless, odorless, and nontoxic at many times the concentration in earth's atmosphere.

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