Wednesday, August 08, 2007

IF YOU'RE WORRIED about the environment, drive all the time and don't get anywhere walking; use plastic bags instead of paper bags; drink regular milk and not that organic-produced one; and drive your gas-guzzling SUV instead of taking the train. No, really: Chris Goodall, a Green Party parliamentary candidate in the UK, has shattered several myths.

UPDATE. Ecochondriacs now have a great chance to earn some money: JunkScience has announced they're awarding $100,000 to the first person to scientifically prove that humans are causing harmful global warming:
The winning entry will specifically reject both of the following two hypotheses:

UGWC Hypothesis 1

Manmade emissions of greenhouse gases do not discernibly, significantly and predictably cause increases in global surface and tropospheric temperatures along with associated stratospheric cooling.

UGWC Hypothesis 2

The benefits equal or exceed the costs of any increases in global temperature caused by manmade greenhouse gas emissions between the present time and the year 2100, when all global social, economic and environmental effects are considered.