Interesting news about the group of 150 companies "clamouring" for binding emissions targets at the UN climate change conference in Bali. These companies include Shell, BAA, Nestle, Coca Cola, Unilever, it is like a list of lunatics trying to take over the asylum. They are all famous for greenwash and carbon emissions, so if they are calling for targewts, Bush really is out of touch with the buisness world.
If BAA builds a third runway in line with its desire to continually expand its operations will fing it next to impossible to reduce its emissions? Nestle is famous for agressively selling powdered milk for babies, despite the evidence that best is best. Yes some mothers will need this, but in developing countries where they are most heavily criticised the water supply can be suspect.
According to www.wired.com/science/planetearth/news/2007/12/climate_hoax_qa
there was a hoax press release from climate campaign group rising tide along these lines, but it may still be genuine. Welcoming the initiative in an article published in today’s Financial Times, Prince Charles expresses his "fervent hope" the statement will "strengthen the resolve of those gathered in Bali to make the tough decisions the world so urgently needs". Responding to the communiqué Friends of the Earth director Tony Juniper said: "This initiative from the Prince of Wales is a major step forward in facing the urgent challenges posed by global climate change.
Donna Tartt's The Secret History - I finished reading this about five weeks ago and have been meaning to write something about it ever since. However from indexing my own book (Elinor Ostro...
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