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December 4, 2007
Divorce and global warming
Christopher Alleva writes:
Last week we learned that global warming causes everything.
Today the drive by media is serving up more idle drivel with this whopper:
"divorce is harmful to the environment and causes global warming." This is a perfect story for the "the chattering bloody classes" from the Washington Post and the New York Times that make their living foisting this nonsense on the public.
The source for this baloney is a study sponsored by the National Science Foundation- your tax dollars at work.
I wonder if the media would be so agog if they published a study that shows gay marriage harms the environment?
The media brahmans really ran with this one. It was published on every continent except Antarctica.
The Houston Chronicle
The Toronto Globe and Mail
The L.A. Times
The Washington Post
Herald Sun (Australia)
The Age (Australia)
The Times (UK)
The Detroit News
Rosslyn Smith writes:
Finally a story on the environment I can wholeheartedly agree with!
In a study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jianguo Liu, lead author and holder of the Rachel Carson chair in ecological sustainability at Michgan State University's department of fisheries and wildlife concludes that divorce hurts the environment. This is simply a function of efficient use of resources. As Liu notes
Data for 12 nations was included in the study, including the United States, Brazil, Ecuador, Kenya, Mexico and Spain.
The study was inspired by a global population phenomenon
Liu hopes that his study will cause people contemplating divorce to rethink the decision because of the effects on the environment. Raoul Felder, a prominent New York divorce attorney, remains skeptical.