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The Maldive Islands

The Maldive Islands have pledged to go carbon-neutral by 2020. They're building windmills left and right. That's a pretty good goal.

By Bill McKibben  |  November 11, 2009; 6:12 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg     Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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You know what's great about this article? It's presented on a Sunday, a time traditionally reserved for the practice or religion.

How appropriate that this sermon is being given to the faithful worshiping at the alter of Carbon Offsets.

I'd laugh except you propose I send a chunk of my income as a tithe to people who have the answer to a question that was never asked.

Time to get rid of people like this and replace them with people who are actually scientists and not priests.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | November 15, 2009 1:31 PM
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My first question is why don't they close the airport and let only people who arrive by boat under sail be their only visitors? That would likely have a bigger impact on their country's carbon footprint than going strictly wind power. I suspect they'd say it would effectively eliminate tourism which I would agree with but I'd then ask how serious they are about climate change? Isn't it essential to the survival of their island nation? Perhaps only then someone would check the tide gauges to see that sea levels have not risin in thirty years in the Maldives and realize nor is their any trend of future increases.

Posted by: SEAN19 | November 15, 2009 11:45 AM
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