Earth Overshoot Day: An Anthropocene Fable

Guest post by David Middleton I think future historians will be amazed at how the Anthropocene was filled with more myths and fables than the combined cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and wherever Thor came from… By August 2, 2017, we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year.…

Climate craziness of the week: Apparently, crime DOES pay when it comes to carbon footprints

From the “Who freaking cares about the carbon footprint of criminals?” department comes this inane study that only a fully invested warmist could give a rats posterior about. With statements like this: “to ignore these carbon emissions risks crime prevention strategies being unsustainable.” one wonders if the author of the study really understands that the…

LA Times: Car Fuel Economy Standards Don’t Reduce CO2

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The LA Times claims that changing land use policies would make more difference to CO2, than vehicle fuel efficiency standards. But their “solution” is to reduce car use, by repealing the rights of existing residents to oppose unwanted high density urban development. … Under the national Corporate Average Fuel Economy…

Claim: Consumers care about carbon footprint

This study reminded me of one of the most ridiculous green marketing campaigns ever, “carbon free” Domino sugar. My view is that the only consumers that care about a carbon footprint are the ones incapable of understanding what they are being sold. Do consumers care about carbon emitted during the lifecycle of consumer goods? INDERSCIENCE…

Shocker: Vegetarian diets worse for climate than eating bacon

From Carnegie Mellon and the “BLT’s must be carbon neutral then” department comes this story sure to strike fear into the hearts of vegetarian climate activists everywhere. Vegetarian and ‘healthy’ diets are more harmful to the environment Carnegie Mellon study finds eating lettuce is more than three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon…