Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Halve meat consumption, scientists urge rich world
People in the rich world should become "demitarians" – eating half as much meat as usual, while stopping short of giving it up – in order to avoid severe environmental damage, scientists have urged, in the clearest picture yet of how farming practices are destroying the natural world.
President Obama should reject the Keystone XL pipeline | Daryl Hannah and Michael Brune | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
The only certain way we know to stabilize [the climate] is to stop using fossil fuels.
[Michael Mann to take completely unnecessary fossil-fueled trip to the University of Victoria.  What's his appearance fee this time?]
I will tell the story behind the Hockey Stick, using it as a vehicle for exploring broader issues regarding the role of skepticism in science, the uneasy relationship between science and politics, and the dangers that arise when special economic interests and those who do their bidding attempt to skew the discourse over policy-relevant areas of science.
Biofuel rush is wiping out unique American grasslands - environment - 18 February 2013 - New Scientist
Say goodbye to the grass. The scramble for biofuels is rapidly killing off unique grasslands and pastures in the central US.
Canadian Poll Results Show Lack of Trust on Environmental Issues | Corporate Social Responsibility
"70 percent of consumers say they will buy sustainable products, only 17 percent actually do"

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