Save the planet! Eat your pet!

The Financial Times reported that "Carbon prices plunged yesterday in the aftermath of the Copenhagen conference on climate change, dealing a blow to the credibility of the European Union's carbon-trading scheme." An indulgence for a ton of carbon closed at €12.41, while "prices of more than €40 a tonne are required to stimulate investment in new low-carbon technologies." Oh no! This is-this is "bearish for the market and bearish for the world".So where's a global warmist to turn now? Well, Robert and Brenda Vale are training their sights on Fido and the other family pets. See their new book , Time to Eat the Dog, the Real Guide to Sustainable Living. And how, you might ask, do the Vales sustain themselves? By teaching sustainable living at Victoria University of Wellington.A medium-size dog had a carbon footprint about twice the size of the Land Cruiser, while a cat's carbon footprint was about equal to a small Volkswagen ... Two hamsters had...(Read Full Post)