Something tells me that Ford of America and Ford of India do not share any information or assistance when it comes to advertising and marketing strategies. With all of the thought that apparently goes into advertising, one might think that somebody would have realized that this new ad in India - featuring an SUV and polar bears - might upset a few people. For more commentary on why this ad might be a bit insensitive, Jeremy Korzeniewski
How could I not share this one with you guys? I know that global warming is not universally accepted among scientists or the average Joe, but does that mean we should all just assume there is no problem and go about our daily lives without questioning our actions? Is that what this billboard from Spurt Aviation is trying to suggest, or is supposed to be pure satire? I'm not entirely sure. What do you think, is this funny or just in bad taste?
I'm sure that by now, all of us are familiar with Al Gore and his documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth". You probably also know that automakers, scientists and politicians are busy in Washington making decisions on what steps, if any, to take to combat global warming and the greenhouse gases that are emitted from our exhaust pipes, factories and the like. While reading over some of the statements and testimony in the hearings, something really Jeremy Korzeniewski
Not everyone agrees that CO2 is a problem, but those who do believe it is contributing to global climate change, global warming or anything else that is harming the environment like acid rain would like to let you know how to help.
In the U.S., California has led the way with stricter emissions laws than in the rest of the country. The laws that are adopted in California have been adopted in certain other states as well. Now it seems that British Columbia, Canada, will be adopting similar but even slightly tougher emissions standards of their own. Automotive emissions, which make up 40 percent of all emissions in B.C., are to be cut with phasing standards starting in 2009 and extending through
To go along with our previous coverage of the newest report on global warming by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Guardian in the U.K. is reporting that the American Enterprise Institute is offering $10,000 each to any scientist willing to undermine the I.P.C.C.'s report. The AEI is funded by... drumroll... ExxonMobil.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - a group of hundreds of scientists and representatives of 113 governments, formed by the United Nations in 1988, has released their first of four reports on global warming this year. The last set of reports was concluded in 2001. This group of scientists is generally considered "the voice of the world" on global warming. Scientists from the U.S. are included in the group. According to t
Notice the words "Global Warming" were not mentioned during the State of the Union address, but we did hear the words "global climate change". What is the difference? One is burned into the public psyche and the other isn't; one sounds worse than the other. But, really they mean the same thing for our purposes. Have you ever watched "An Inconvenient Truth"? I must be honest here and let you all know that I am not into poli
There has been speculation in the last few days that President Bush would, in his State of the Union speech, announce a historic shift in the U.S. climate change policy. It seems that this is not the case. This topic will certainly not help any of the feelings of Tony Blair or Ang
I have posted quite a bit on global warming lately, which was not premeditated. It's just that there has been so many interesting articles linking greenhouse gases to global warming in the past few weeks; I especially found the article about ice sheets that have been around for hundreds of years suddenly breaking apart to be of interest -- negative interest, but interest nonetheless.
OK, this is just a joke. I suppose this is more of a culture thing than a green thing, but I think it's pretty funny anyway. With all the talk of global warming, melting ice caps and other inconvenient truths, maybe humor is another way that global warming and the many ways it impacts life on earth will stay in our minds.
The Ayles Ice Shelf, a 41-square mile floating sheet of ice, recently broke free from the coast of Ellesmere Island 500 miles south of the North Pole in Canada. Scientists cite climate change as a major reason for the breakage. According to Warwick Vincent of Laval University, who traveled to the island to view the conditions himself, "This is a dramatic and disturbing event. It shows that we are losing remarkable features of the Canadian North