- First, singer Alanis Morissette drops 20 pounds on Eat to Live and now she’s saving the environment! This Saturday, March 28th is Earth Hour. Sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund, the event encourages people worldwide to unplug their appliances and turn off the lights for one hour, to give our planet a break. In this toenail-snipping video, Alanis implores you to join the big turn off; via Green Daily.
- Or you can join the 40% of Americans who believe global warming is exaggerated, i.e. nut jobs. The results, obtained by Gallup poll which surveyed 1,012 adults over four days, also showed Americans rank global warming last out of the eight environmental issues they were asked about, others included water pollution and animal extinction; the AFP reports.
- Rising political star and Republican National Committee Chairman, Michael Steele, doesn’t think the planet is warming. Instead, he claims its cooling. His rational is based on some jibber-jabber about Greenland now being covered with ice and Iceland, which is now green. Mind you, despite being an intelligent and very likable guy, he’s also the originator of the “drill baby drill” slogan; from Green Inc.
- Fortunately, in stark contrast to Michael Steele and the recent Gallup poll, new research by Yale and George Mason Universities reveals 90% of Americans feel the United States should act to stop global warming, with two-thirds of Americans saying the U.S. should cut its emissions of greenhouse gases; SustainableBusiness News reports.
- Experts blame the release of aerosols, such as soot, dust and sulfur dioxide, from burning fossil fuels and other sources for the decreased visibility on clear days. Using satellite imagery, scientists confirm since the 1970s visibility has declined due to aerosol concentrations in the air resulting in global dimming, especially over Asia, South America, Australia and Africa; ENN explains.
- Now, you’d think city-dwellers would be grime-covered, exhaust-breathing environment slayers, but an examination of 12 major cities in Asia, North America, South America and Europe, revealed urbanites actually produce less carbon dioxide than people living in suburban areas, the use of public transportation is one explanation why; via Fresh Greens.
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