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Actually it's called 'Greenwashing'

Posted by: bill on March 19, 1999 at 12:31:36:

In Reply to: An environmental note (to Gideon especially) posted by Joel Jacobson on March 18, 1999 at 15:33:05:

: Okay, I went and looked around for about a half hour and pulled up articles regarding the environment, global warming, etc. I'm not particularly interested the exact sciences regarding all these issues. So, please, let's get off these environmental issues, which by the way I consider arguing for free markets, and get back to the philosophical discussion regarding potential solutions for the ills we see in the world. If you want to post to me about the environment I'll just keep on referring you back to this post; I've read maximum 12 hours on the global waming issue, which is minimal for me, and am convinced it's not a big immediate issue. Most of the following links are to Ph.Ds (physicists, economists, biologists, etc) and all of the works are researched and cited to specific data sources:

: Tragedy of the Commons:
: http://www.perc.org/ps7.htm

: Markets: Conserving the Environment:
: http://www.perc.org/ps9.htm
: http://www.teleport.com/~rot/business.html

: How Collective Action Destroys the Environment:
: http://www.perc.org/ps5.htm
: http://www.cei.org/agpaper.html

: The Improving State of Out Environment (list of indicators):
: http://www.pacificresearch.org/fsheet/enviro/index.html

: Global Warming:
: http://csab.wustl.edu/research/80.asp
: http://www.heartland.org/studies/ieguide.htm
: http://www.heartland.org/studies/gwscience.htm
: http://www.cei.org/pubs/1998/sallie.html
: http://www.globalwarming.org/news/confound.htm (abstract)
: http://www.nhes.com/current_issue/feature.html (abstract)
: http://www.cse.org/cse/elecdaily.htm (abstract)

: Myths & Facts about the Rainforests:
: http://www.cfact.org/IssueArchive/rainforest.bp.197.txt

: Want more?


Good grief Spare Us....Please!

I checked out the sites, reading two fairly closely.

Not a single one is devoted actually studying the environment.

Nearly all of them represent right wing opinions, with all supporting free-market, laissez-faire ideologies.

What is of interest is the lengths to which these groups go to pretend concern with the environment. It almost seems like panic and would be laughable if it weren't for the patented dishonesty.

A Magnificent example of "greenwashing" is presented by the site:


This is called The World Climate Report.

A click on the "Sponsors" icon leads to: "Funding for World Climate Report is provided by Greening Earth Society"

A click to Greening Earth Society (another 'green' site) provides a single link on the home page. That link is Fossillfuels.org.

At Fossilfuels.org there are no more illusions. The site describes itself as: "...a website devoted to describing the importance of coal, oil, and natural gas, and to address issues surrounding their use."

Now I wonder what the oil, gas, and coal industry's interest in global warming might be? Surely there's no conflict of interest here, (titter, titter) just objective (ha,ha) scientific (chortle) research (Har, Har)right? Hahhah sorry just can't help myself hahaha...

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