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  Smart Green Principle number 2 - Focus on measurable results
Are we really running out of space for landfill? Lomborg points out that, even if the U.S. population doubles by the year 2100 and even when it is assumed that waste generated per capita will increase at the same rates as today, that, «Of the entire U.S. landmass, the landfill required to hold this waste would take up one-12,000th - less than 0.009 percent.» [Read More]

 

The Real Threat to the Ice Bear
Indeed, they should “do the math.” And the math is on the side of the Inuit. As a January 3, 2007, editorial in the Wall Street Journal noted: “…there are in fact more polar bears in the world now than there were 40 years ago. The main threat to polar bears in recent decades has been from hunting, with estimates as low as 5,000 to 10,000 bears in the 1950s and 1960s. But thanks to conservation efforts, and some cross-border cooperation among the U.S., Canada and Russia, the best estimate today is that the polar bear population is 20,000 to 25,000.” [Read More]