Crikey intern Tig Huggins rounds up the latest green news:
Bolt warns against climate change mental illness. Andrew Bolt believes those of us who believe in climate change may beon a steady path to madness, writes Deltoid. “Psychiatrists in America have identified a new mental illness that threatens the very fabric of society: an obsession with saving the planet. Some people are so addicted to cutting their carbon emissions that they seem to have gone quite mad.” It’s OK, though — by the time it hits we’ll have to swim to work anyway.
Swans opt for England over Siberia — just. English winters have only just won out over Siberia’s in further proof that London winters are second only to Siberia as the most miserable place on earth, The Independentreports. “The return of a Bewick’s swan to an English nature reserve has ended fears that the birds would attempt to survive the winter in an unseasonably warm Siberia”
McCain won’t control emissions if elected. “A McCain-Palin administration will not be issuing new orders that businesses must follow to control greenhouse gas emissions,” says the Huffington Post. “It will use a voluntary or incentive-based approach, one that has never worked in any country to restrain emissions growth.”
Greenies pick up tab for Obama. Green groups, perhaps worried by the chance of a McCain/Palin victory, have put their dollars on the line for Obama. Grist reports: “In the past 24 hours alone, more than $130,000 has been spent by independent groups in support of Barack Obama, and of that, $38,024 was spent by the League of Conservation Voters, accounting for the second-largest expenditure by a single independent group in favor of Obama in the final day before people head to the polls.”