Why Climate Change is Irrelevant

My five-year-old explaining why snow does not mean that climate change doesn't exist
My five-year-old explaining why snow does not mean that climate change doesn't exist

The recent spate of snow has brought out the crazies. And I’m not talking about Shaun White. I’m talking about those who, through reductionist thinking, have convinced themselves that this particularly cold winter disproves climate change. But honestly, I’m not even going to get into that debate, because frankly, as I recently posted on a friend’s FB feed, I’m a bit bored of the argument. The truth is that many climate change deniers that I know are informed and intelligent people. And they’re still never going to believe that climate change exists. It might be a little too much WSJ. I know for some people, it has a lot to do with a vehement hatred of Al Gore, who is the poster child for climate change. In the end, the whole debate is irrelevant. Read more

Blog Action Day: Why what you eat makes an impact

Today is Blog Action Day and I’m proud to be participating with other bloggers around the world in raising awareness about the topic of climate change. With all the press the upcoming talks in Copenhagen have been getting, doing something tangible about climate change can seem overwhelming, or out of our hands as individuals. It’s not.

Regardless of what is decided on Washington (where cap-and-trade legislation is taking shape) or Copenhagen, there is something that most Americans do three or more times a day, and how they do it has a real impact on their carbon footprint. That’s right folks, eating. Read more