All 20,000 were gone within hours, sold at a fiver each to shoppers keen to prove that they could consume as fervently as ever and yet be green too.
The limits of such an approach was illustrated by reports that some of the bags were handed over in the conventional sunbed-orange carriers.
Source: Reuters April 30 (Reuters) - Top climate experts and government officials from around the globe began a five-day meeting in Bangkok on Monday to discuss a draft report on how to fight climate change and how ...
The alternative is a world without any carbon-reduction rules at all."I'm not a plastic bag" reads this week's must-have, a designer tote sold by the not-especially-designer Sainsbury's.During the last 10,000 years climate has been seesawing between the North and South Atlantic Oceans.As revealed by findings presented by Quaternary scientists at Lund University, Sweden, cold periods in the north have corresponded to warmth in the south and vice verse.Buying yet another product to demonstrate one's concern for the environment smacks of self-contradiction.
The approach that many companies and consumers take, however, fits the same pattern by participating in various schemes to offset their carbon emissions.
These results imply that Europe may face a slightly cooler future than predicted by IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Spreading giant anti-glare shields over the glacier each April after piling tonnes of loose snow upon it, workers at the Zugspitezebahn cable car operator are fighting a losing battle to keep their glacier alive - for business and ecological reasons.
"Imagine that the air is gray and filled with poison caused by cars burning oil, gasoline.
Now imagine that your political leaders are oil executives.
Perhaps fearing the coming crunch of climate and energy legislation, oil giant Exxon Mobile more than doubled their reported lobbying expenditures in 2006 to .5 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.