Over at TreeHugger Forums, topics from energy to global warming to diapers to brownies are up for discussion, and with the addition of monster trucks and toilets, there's never a dull moment. Here are some of the recent highlights...
1) samchase joins the recent fray started by the "Is walking worse than driving?" debate; though it seems a bit silly, "The article talks about meat, but it does beg the question as to what the carbon footprint of a vegetarian diet is in relation to travel. I don't do well with numbers, but does anybody with a science background know if this article is legitimate?" Thoughts?
2) Forums user bkfass is trying to swing the tide of some global warming-denier relations: "Does anyone know a good resource where someone tracks who the global warming deniers are and where their money comes from? I need this in my arsenal while debating my "brown" family...."
3) In the same vein, user OG spots an interesting read: a "lightbulb" moment for a former climate change-denier who writes for Reason Magazine: "On the day that the studies were released I wrote a column for Reason in which I declared that my skepticism of man-made global warming was at an end...." The "most terrifying video you'll ever see" and baking brownies, after the jump...
4) Forums user ajl9290 points to a lengthy (in short-attention-span internet user time, at least: almost 10 minutes) video featuring a man, a plan, and a dry-erase board, who distills down a dense, scientific topic into something bite-sized and tasty for even the most casual TreeHugger. Check it out now and thank ajl9290 later.
5) Lastly, user wannaBgrn takes a moment to share a "lightbulb" story: "My 'moment' came last night when I made my family a pan of brownies. I substitute prune puree for the oil. Well, I got lazy and used baby food prunes instead of making my own. I washed the plastic container the baby food came in and happened to check the bottom. It was a #7 plastic. It felt like a kick in the stomach." When did your "moment" come?
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