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Your daily dose of environmental self-defeat

Hey, it’s media criticism week here at TerraPass! The Washington Post lies while the New York Times fiddles: eager to find new ways to trivialize the warming of the planet, the Green Inc. blog reports on the carbon footprint of individual politicians and legislatures.

They are abetted in this effort by Terra Eco, a French environmental magazine that has calculated British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s footprint to be — *quelle horreur!* — 8,400 tons of CO2 per year. By my calcs, that’s about 0.0001% of America’s carbon footprint, so as soon as Brown buys a bicycle, we should have the climate problem pretty well licked.

In the meantime, I applaud Eco Terra’s work on this important issue, and look forward to their upcoming report on the size of Al Gore’s swimming pool.

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