Thursday, November 22, 2012

Trying to get students to Copenhagen for climate education, this video shows a fetching blond fetching bottles of beer, encourages long-haul travel to Copenhagen, then travel "all over the world" after that

The video opens with no fewer than four people mentioning the blond/fair hair of the Copenhagen people.   I have no problem with this, but in the context of saving our grandchildren from CO2-induced fiery floods, I don't think it's highly relevant. 

To prevent bad weather, shouldn't these people recycle their beer fridge and start drinking room-temperature tap water?  Shouldn't they only accept new students who live within walking or biking distance of the college?

Study Climate Change at the University of Copenhagen - YouTube
The new 2-year interdisciplinary MSc programme in Climate Change, Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation combines natural and social science approaches to the study of climate change. Two students and the head of studies talk about the programme.
2007: "Beer fridges" present a gassy problem
"People need to understand the impact of their lifestyles," says Joanna Yarrow, director of Beyond Green, a sustainable development consultancy in the UK. "Clearly the environmental implications of having a frivolous luxury like a beer fridge are not hitting home. This research helps inform people - let's hope it has an effect".

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