PETITION: Tell presidential candidates to stop lying about climate change!

March 30, 2015 by  
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In 2016, the American people will select a new president , and that person will face some of the most difficult challenges this world has ever seen. Climate change and the human impact on it are arguably the biggest problems the next president will have to tackle. With the frenzied season of political promises ahead will come a barrage of media coverage of presidential hopefuls and their proposed policies. Newly-announced presidential candidate Ted Cruz is well known for rejecting climate change, saying “global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the flat-Earthers.” Other candidates are likely to pick and choose which scientific facts they wish to believe as well, but that doesn’t mean the media has to relay their lies without keeping them in check. This new petition is targeted at major media outlets, in the hopes that journalists will hold political candidates accountable for their climate change lies. Can you imagine media coverage that included a fair and balanced reporting of scientific facts? Sign the petition today and send a message to presidential candidates that it’s time to get real about the things they say about climate change in our fragile world. SIGN THE PETITION > Image via Shutterstock Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , climate change deniers , global warming , media accuracy , media holding political candidates accountable , media reporting on climate change , presidential candidates , scientific facts about climate change

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Do Potato Chips Have a Larger Carbon Footprint Than Cement?

April 10, 2010 by  
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A recent report from the Carbon Trust notes that there are ” more carbon emissions from crisps (potato chips) than cement .” Although it may be a surprising bit of news at first, it conceals the greater issue of scale. Undoubtedly though, someone is certain to rail against potato chips and argue that we don’t need to worry about cement production when snack foods are the bigger problem. While the Carbon Trust’s statement is factually correct from one perspective, as the famous saying goes, there are ” Lies, damned lies, and statistics “, so let’s talk about numbers a bit.

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Do Potato Chips Have a Larger Carbon Footprint Than Cement?

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