Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Green fatigue

Environment | Americans are still willing to buy environmentally friendly products, but only if they're friendly to the wallet as well
by Megan Basham
Posted 3/12/10, 08:30 am

When Audi unveiled its new "Green Police" campaign during the 2010 Super Bowl, it signaled a dramatic shift in the tidal wave of eco-conscious advertising that has been growing since the mid-2000s. In the commercial, average, relatable people make a series of innocuous decisions like choosing paper over plastic or putting an orange rind down the garbage disposal that result in their being raided by the "green police," a group of sinister-looking, big-brother-type authority figures.

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Boiling over

Environment | Climate-gate, IPCC errors prompt a reconsideration of global warming policy
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 2/26/10, 06:23 am

Scientific scandal, media intrigue, and legal action: So go exhibits A, B, and C to prove "Climate-gate"-the name attached to the leak of emails between influential climate scientists late last year-was not just a passing headline. Investigations into the emails have since triggered a series of alarming revelations, ultimately prompting demands for a review of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse-gas policy.

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Environment | A cold snap in late December and early January puts much of the world-and global warmists-on ice
by Timothy Lamer
Posted 1/15/10, 06:16 am

In March 2000, climate scientist David Viner made a bold prediction. Within a few years, because of global warming, snowfall in Britain would become "a very rare and exciting event," the senior research scientist at Britain's Climatic Research Unit told the Independent. "Children just aren't going to know what snow is."

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