"Your Environmentalism Sucks!" Says WIRED Answered
The cover story of WIRED this month has been published online and you can read their 10 "heresies" about the environment. They're clearly trying to shake things up by telling people stuff that sounds so wrong, but is obviously right according to them.
The gist of WIRED's philosophy is that it's all about the carbon dioxide emissions and that every discussion should be framed entirely by this. After that setup, each article is a quick hit against some supposedly sacred cow.
The full list of articles is below and here's a response from ecogeek that continues the discussion. So what do you think?
Live in Cities: Urban Living Is Kinder to the Planet Than the Suburban Lifestyle
A/C Is OK: Air-Conditioning Actually Emits Less C02 Than Heating
Organics Are Not the Answer: Surprise! Conventional Agriculture Can Be Easier on the Planet
Farm the Forests: Old-Growth Forests Can Actually Contribute to Global Warming
China Is the Solution: The People's Republic Leads the Way in Alternative-Energy Hardware
Accept Genetic Engineering: Superefficient Frankencrops Could Put a Real Dent in Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Carbon Trading Doesn't Work: Carbon Credits Were a Great Idea, But the Benefits Are Illusory
Embrace Nuclear Power: Face It. Nukes Are the Most Climate-Friendly Industrial-Scale Form of Energy
Used Cars - Not Hybrids: Don't Buy That New Prius! Test-Drive a Used Car Instead
Prepare for the Worst: Climate Change Is Inevitable. Get Used to It
Counterpoint: Dangers of Focusing Solely on Climate Change