State legislator says global warming is good for us and our crops

From my own back­yard: Lar­ry Pow­ell, a Repub­li­can state leg­is­la­tor from West­ern Kansas, has assert­ed that increased CO2 lev­els will make crops flour­ish. He cites a study that says that, “atmos­pher­ic CO2 enrich­ment will boost world agri­cul­tur­al out­put by about 50 per­cent.” They don’t deny glob­al warm­ing any­more, instead they insist that it is good for us. Here is the link to the Lawrence Jour­nal-World arti­cle. The com­ments are actu­al­ly much more inter­est­ing than the idi­ot­ic asser­tions in the arti­cle itself.