Monday, June 8, 2009

Hot Air Oscars nomination: Easy Being Green


A nomination for most inspirational fluff on a bottle goes to Avra, Greek water manufacturers.
"It's so easy being green" ...on a plastic water bottle, in a country where the tap water is perfectly drinkable.
[From flickr, thanks to jinty for the nomination.]

3 comments:

allan said...

Hi Professor Mackay, I recently read your book Sustainable Energy with great interest, Thanks! It was eye-opening in many ways.

I'm writing to ask if you could please help to shed some light on the Climate Change argument, and address the science behind climate change.

I am currently very concerned and confused. I keep reading conflicting arguments about global warming; some say we're headed for doomsday while others say it's all just a big hoax being pushed by those who stand to benefit from environmental issues.

I strongly believe in conservation of wildlife and nature, and living a sustainable lifestyle. I'm equally concerned that global warming is just a hoax being pushed by those who have most to gain from this issue.

What are your views on anthropogenic global warming? Why is Al Gore so afraid to debate global warming publicly? And would a cap and trade carbon credits system really help to reduce global warming?

Thanks and best regards, Allan


P.S. some articles on climate change that have disturbed me greatly:

The Amazing Story Behind the Global Warming Scam
http://www.kusi.com/weather/colemanscorner/38574742.html

Update: More Than 700 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims:
http://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=10fe77b0-802a-23ad-4df1-fc38ed4f85e3

ICCC Three Brings Climate Reality To Washington DC:
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/06/iccc_three_brings_climate_real.html

UW-Milwaukee Study Could Realign Climate Change Theory:
http://www.wisn.com/weather/18935841/detail.html

Gore-backed Hara sees profit from low-carbon economy:
http://www.reuters.com/article/smallBusinessNews/idUSTRE5500S420090601

Gore lies to Congress about personal finances:
http://greenhellblog.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/gore-lies-to-congress-about-personal-finances/
http://greenhellblog.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/al-gore-lies-to-congress-part-2-goldman-who/

Energy bill is windfall for greedy Gore camp:
http://www.news-leader.com/article/20090530/OPINIONS/905300302/1006/OPINIONS

osiris87 said...

Marketing departments will do anything to increase sales - perhaps someone ought to let them know that water isn't an element.

dave said...

Allan.. have you read the first chapter of MacKay's book? http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/withouthotair/c1/page_2.shtml
I think your question is pretty much answered there. Look up the references he cites. Whatever you do, DON'T just dig around on the internet. It's full of rubbish/propoganda. (Although the site www.realclimate.org is helpful, I think.) Try reading some peer-reviewed journal papers - real science.