GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

10 Green Heresies...

A good article in Wired about 10 Green Heresies...

The authors support the idea of human-induced global warming....but offer some hard truths for environmentalists..

1. Live in Cities. Urban living is kinder to the planet than the suburban lifestyle.

2. A/C is OK. Air-conditining actually emits less CO2 than heating.

3. Organics are not the answer. Surprise! Conventional agriculture can be easier on the plant.

4. Farm the Forests. Old-growth forests can actually contribute to global warming.

5. China is the solution. The people's republic leads the way in alternative-energy hardware.

6. Accept genetic engineering. Superefficient Frankencrops could put a real dent in Greenhouse gas emissions.

7. Carbon trading doesn't work. Carbon credits were a great idea, but the benefits are illusory.

8. Embrace nuclear power. Face it, Nukes are the most climate-friendly industrial-scale form of energy.

9. Use cars - not hybrids. Don't buy the new Prius! Test-drive a used car instead.

10. Prepare for the worst: Climate change in inevitable. Get used to it.

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