Carpe Diem

Environmental Heresy, Parts I and II

1. Disposable diapers are more green than reusable diapers, according to a recent U.K. report that concluded that disposable diapers have a global warming impact of 550 kg of CO2 over 2.5 years, while reusable diapers produced 570 kg of CO2.

2. The number of climate change skeptics is growing rapidly. Because a funny thing is happening to global temperatures — they’re going down, not up. Don Easterbrook, a geologist at Western Washington University, says, “It’s practically a slam dunk that we are in for about 30 years of global cooling,” as the sun enters a particularly inactive phase.

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