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It’s going to be grim in Greentopia

Published 11th December 2009 - 6 comments - 869 views -

According to The Scotsman newspaper, an Edinburgh scientist has come up with the best way for coffee lovers to help save the planet — drink the old-fashioned instant variety. Dr Dave Reay, a world-renowned expert on carbon emissions, has calculated that filter coffees pump 50 per cent more carbon into the atmosphere than cheaper instant coffees. And he says that switching from filter coffee could help reduce your carbon footprint by the same amount as a flight across Europe.

So that means no meat and awful coffee, then. What's next?

Category: Health Effects, | Tags: coffee, meat, calvinism, scotland, starbucks,


Benno Hansen on 11th December 2009:

“Green” people didn’t decide coffee should be a luxury. It just is.

Mike on 11th December 2009:

What’s next? Depopulation of the planet.

Federico Pistono on 14th December 2009:

Yes, forceful extermination of every human being!

And while we are at it, let’s become vegetables ourselves, so that our vegan overlords will be happy.

Was that too much, Mike?

Mike on 17th December 2009:

You of all people should know that you can never be green enough to satisfy.,0,1781040.story

LA Times: There has been talk of reducing the U.N.‘s role in future climate change policy and allowing Western-led institutions to oversee how the developing world spends any money it receives from developed countries. Can there be a deal that excludes the U.N.?

Ban Ki-moon: One of the principles agreed upon is that all commitments should be reportable, measurable and verifiable. This is what has been agreed by both developed and developing countries. We will establish a global governance structure to monitor and manage the implementation of this.

Straight from the horse’s mouth? smile

David Hiss on 17th December 2009:

Mike, you should know that if it was easy to be “green enough"we wouldn’t need conferences like the COP15.

Mike on 17th December 2009:

It’s very easy to be green. For 5 cents of lead you too can reduce your carbon footprint by 100%. smile

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