Archives for July, 2011

“Gobal warming is not about overconsumption, morality, ideology or capitalism. It is largely the result of human beings generating energy by burning hydrocarbons and coal.” – Mark Lynas, in his book The God Species: How the Planet Can Survive the Age of Humans Provocative? Bleedingly obvious? Guaranteed to generate some comment (and sell some books).…

The narrow mind of Greenpeace

Way back when I was just a novice environmentalist, Greenpeace seemed like a good idea. It published a decent newsletter, was drawing attention to otherwise neglected issues, and, while understandably suspicious of technology, seemed to have more than a grudging respect for science as a tool to preserve those things worse preserving. It was one…