Monday, October 20, 2008

Environmental Heresy, Parts I and II

1. Disposable diapers are more green than reusable diapers, according to a recent U.K. report that concluded that disposable diapers have a global warming impact of 550 kg of CO2 over 2.5 years, while reusable diapers produced 570 kg of CO2.

2. The number of climate change skeptics is growing rapidly. Because a funny thing is happening to global temperatures -- they're going down, not up. Don Easterbrook, a geologist at Western Washington University, says, "It's practically a slam dunk that we are in for about 30 years of global cooling," as the sun enters a particularly inactive phase.

6 Comments:

At 10/20/2008 7:45 PM, Anonymous ListenEllipse said...

But wait! I thought temperature swings are an effect of Global Warming. This is only more evidence that we need to give up our liberties and have the government can tell us what we can drive, where we can travel, and what our thermostats should be set to.

 
At 10/20/2008 8:24 PM, Anonymous Kevin said...

Don't miss John Kerry saying that McCain wears Depend adult diapers:

http://www.politickerma.com/jeremyjacobs/1577/kerry-s-answer-boxers-briefs-question-he-goes-commando-and-mccain-would-say-depend

 
At 10/20/2008 9:50 PM, Anonymous qt said...

How cruel but funny. Link timed out on me, malgre moi.

 
At 10/20/2008 11:38 PM, Anonymous Fred said...

Not funny, just Democrat.

 
At 10/21/2008 2:06 AM, Blogger KauaiMark said...

A more accurate statement would be:

"...we are in for about 30 years of global fooling"

 
At 10/21/2008 7:17 PM, Anonymous Dr. T said...

Some reasonable (or at least semi-reasonable) environmentalists have opposed the anthropogenic global warming scam because it is pulling resources away from ecological and pollution concerns. The global warming nuts won their propaganda war, so now our exclusive worry is CO2 (the gas that increases in concentration the more you talk).

The diaper example was perfect: the only concern was the "carbon footprint" or global warming impact. They did not care about the health hazards of discarding poop, the effects of a billion diapers on landfills, or the biodegradability (or lack thereof) of the diapers. Previous reports that took those factors into account favored cloth diapers (as long as low phosphate detergents are used).

 

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