Eco-stupidity

There are two examples of environmental craziness that need to be mocked. The first comes from California. Where else?

Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation Wednesday to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a major victory to clean-water advocates who sought to reduce the amount of trash clogging landfills, the region’s waterways and the ocean.

Egged on by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and an array of environmental groups, the City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the next 12 months at an estimated 7,500 stores. Councilman Bernard Parks cast the lone no vote.

“Let’s get the message to Sacramento that it’s time to go statewide,” said Councilman Ed Reyes, who has focused on efforts to revitalize the Los Angeles River.

Tim Flannery has some important advice on how to reduce your mercury footprint.

CLIMATE change campaigner Tim Flannery says mercury tooth fillings should be removed from corpses before they are cremated.

The practice should be made law, Australia’s chief climate commissioner said.

“You don’t want to poison people when you are cremated,” Prof Flannery said.

“No one would want that.”

Why not simply outlaw cremation altogether? I think Tim’s taken his eye off the CO2 ball with his fixation on mercury.

(Via Tim Blair and Andrew Bolt)

UPDATE:

Alfonzo Rachel on the plastic bag ban.

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About Climate Nonconformist

Hi, I'm the climatenonconformist (not my real name), and I am a global warming skeptic, among the few in generation Y. With Australia facing the prospect of a carbon tax, we need to be asking the simple question; where is the evidence that our emissions are causing any dangerous warming?
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2 Responses to Eco-stupidity

  1. grumpy says:

    Someone should ask Tim the flim flam man about the mercury in CFL light bulbs.

  2. Glen Hendrix says:

    Before any other city bans the bags, there is a solution. Make them so valuable post-retail that they never show up in the environment. I use every one I get for wastebaskets, clothes hampers, recycling bins, etc. I do cheat, however. I have help from a clever device I found on Amazon. http://amzn.to/JMi9LV

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