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10 Environmental Heresies

Wired has a good follow-on to my column from yesterday. Saving the environment from the environmentalists won’t be easy. The ten heresies are (click on the link above for the associated articles):

LIVE IN CITIES:

Urban Living Is Kinder to the Planet Than the Suburban Lifestyle

A/C IS OK:

Air-Conditioning Actually Emits Less C02 Than Heating

ORGANICS ARE NOT THE ANSWER:

Surprise! Conventional Agriculture Can Be Easier on the Planet

FARM THE FORESTS:

Old-Growth Forests Can Actually Contribute to Global Warming

CHINA IS THE SOLUTION:

The People’s Republic Leads the Way in Alternative-Energy Hardware

ACCEPT GENETIC ENGINEERING:

Superefficient Frankencrops Could Put a Real Dent in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

CARBON TRADING DOESN’T WORK:

Carbon Credits Were a Great Idea, But the Benefits Are Illusory

EMBRACE NUCLEAR POWER:

Face It. Nukes Are the Most Climate-Friendly Industrial-Scale Form of Energy

USED CARS — NOT HYBRIDS:

Don’t Buy That New Prius! Test-Drive a Used Car Instead

PREPARE FOR THE WORST:

Climate Change Is Inevitable. Get Used to It

 

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