By Editorcarbon offsets, environmentalistsComments Off on Green blogger laments the reality facing environmentalists: ‘The truth is, it’s very difficult to get most people to care.’
The blogger at carbon offset monger, TerraPass, says environmentalists are “horribly off-message”, and that they haven’t made much progress in successfully communicating their message:
In a former life I was a journalist for a national radio news program. Stories about the environment were always difficult to put on air. Whether the topic was rainforests, pollution, ozone, endangered species or one of so many other things that falls to the Environment Desk, we always struggled to make it sound interesting and relevant. The truth is, it’s very difficult to get most people to care.
Now that the man-made global warming science has been exposed via Climategate > Glaciergate > Amazongate > (please insert any “gate” I’ve forgotten in here), their messaging has been made yet more difficult. And for that they can blame the “scientists”.
By Editorcarbon offsets, videoComments Off on Video: C.R.O.C. (Carbon Regulatory Offset Commission); ‘if you do something good for the environment, that allows you to do something bad to the environment’
This latest Public Service Announcement from C.R.O.C. (the Carbon Regulatory Offset Committee) explains how YOU the taxpayer are now eligible to redeem carbon offset points just a like a multi-national corporation. It couldnt be simpler: do something good for the environment, then do something bad to it!
By EditorAl Gore, carbon offsets, TwitterComments Off on alexashrugged tweets: ‘Just booked flight w JetBlue & they asked if I wanted to donate money to offset my carbon footprint-bleh, no Al Gore indulgences for me, thx’
By Editorcarbon offsets, President Obama, videoComments Off on Videos: Those litterbugs at the Obama Inauguration should have bought Litter Offsets, then they could have littered to their heart’s content
According to TerraPass, an actual propane fired grill doesn’t have much of a carbon footprint, but:
…if you’re inviting friends round for the inaugural 2008 barbecue this weekend, here are a few other things to think about: Consider transportation. Where are your guests coming in from? Can they carpool? Walk or bike? Take public transportation? Make it easy for them.
It’s about what you cook, not how you cook it. Think about your actual ingredients. Meat (and especially beef) has a high carbon content. A recent study found that a pound of beef can take 36 times its weight in carbon dioxide to produce. Diversify your menu choices, and buy local, fresh and organic where possible. Where you can’t do all three… well, let’s not get into the local vs organic debate here.
Use reusable plates and cutlery. It might seem easier to use the paper plates, but you’ll look so much more sophisticated if you use the real things and wash them afterwards.
Lose the heat lamp. The cool evening air just isn’t supposed to be reheated. We’re doing well enough as it is with global warming.
Get a keg. Beer tastes much better from a keg than the bottle or can. Serve it in glasses and you won’t have to worry about emptying out those half-drunk cans when you’re clearing up.
The comments include much hand-wringing and analysis over whether or not it’s better for the earth to use paper plates that could be recycled or composted versus using regular plates that can be washed with soap and water. If other-wise productive people have the time to fret about ever more trivial worries today, what are these people going to be obsessing over ten years from now?
Gore lied, and those lies continue to create irrational guilt in otherwise intelligent rational people. I’d refer these folks to the George Carlin video on the last post. Here.
The GL staff will be enjoying the Memorial Day weekend by BBQing with one of these carbon-spewing fellas.
Al Gore: "I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are...."
Grist Magazine (May 9, 2006)