‘Green Issues’ Archive

Cigarette maker spends big to fight per-pack tax July 7, 2011 No Comments

If we are going to add to the expense of cigarettes, I can suggest better things to do with the extra dollar per pack than put it in the government coffers. 1. Have the manufacturers (or sellers) put a Ziploc type bag with each pack. Then in open spaces, such as parks and beaches, make […]

Dishwasher Detergent March 12, 2011 No Comments

The interesting thing about the impulse to give us dishwasher detergent that doesn’t actually clean dishes is that it comes from the Spokane area, an area traditionally regarded as conservative.  They did not like the idea of phosphorus in their river, however. Related: “Another Triumph for the Greens” by Jonathan V. Last at The Weekly […]

Global Warming: If You Can’t Beat It, Join It. February 24, 2010 3 Comments

This recent article in Reason Magazine by Ronald Bailey raises the issue of whether Global Warming is worse than the sort of society and government it would take to stop it. Actually, I think a more efficient way of dealing with global warming might be to adapt to it.  That solves two problems. First, I […]

BlueKennel Declares It’s First Official Consumer Boycott! December 31, 2009 2 Comments

I had heard about all this before, but this explanation [link to Rohrlich] by Justin Rohrlich on the evils of corn (maize, for non-North Americans) based ethanol as opposed to sugar based ethanol explains not only the situation, but the history of how the situation came to be. But why should we just sit and […]

A Water Conservation Tip December 18, 2009 No Comments

While we’re on water conservation, unofficial San Diego laureate Jason Mraz has some advice for us. Maybe Levi’s saw this, because Details magazine has a Levi”s ad with a guy peeing in a field. I will spare you that picture. You just have to take my word for it. Related: Jason Mraz’s Thirsty Thursday: A […]