Thursday, April 12, 2012

'Green' consumer attitudes questioned -

LONDON, April 12 (UPI) -- [Less than half of] Young Chinese adults say they would pay extra for products that display green credentials, but consumer behavior researchers say they are skeptical.

The Carbon Trust in London quizzed 2,800 18 to 25-year-olds from six countries on their attitudes to climate change and carbon footprints, reported Thursday.

While most participants said they would buy products labeled with carbon footprints only if they cost the same as conventional products, in China 42 percent of respondents said they would be willing to pay more.

Computer Models Wrong Again, Says Former Environment Minister Sammy Wilson MP

East Antrim MP and former Northern Ireland Environment Minister Sammy Wilson MP, has said that computer models and their predictions about global warming are proving, once more, to be wrong.

Sammy Wilson was speaking following the publication of an article by Professor William Happer, a professor of physics at Princeton University, in which he states that computer models from organisations such as the IPCC assume that CO2 is responsible for warming and this is causing their inaccuracy.

Sammy Wilson said, "If we actually look at the facts we can see that there has been very little change in global temperatures in the last ten years. There has been no statistically significant warming in over a decade.

CO2 has been demonised as a pollutant but in reality it has had little to no effect on our climate. Computer models assume that CO2 is responsible for warming and this is why they have been so inaccurate.

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