Is Bono of U2 fame an environmental hypocrite?

November 5, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

Bono has been campaigning with Al Gore for the past few years raising awareness about global warming.  Bono’s humanitarian work is well known and he is to be applauded for it.

Bono is currently on tour with U2 on their 360 Tour.  U2 announced a goal on their web site of “Net Zero Emissions“.  In doing so, U2 created a web site to encourage ride sharing to cut down on carbon dioxide emissions for concert goers.  Recycling programs will also be set up at tour venues. Read more

BP makes huge oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico, but…

October 28, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

Last month, BP announced an oil discovery at the Tiber Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico which may contain more than 3 billion barrels.  Don’t open the champagne just yet!  Although this recent find is a lot of oil, let’s put things in perspective.  According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States consumes about 20.7 million barrels per day.  At that rate of consumption, the oil at the Tiber Prospect is roughly a 145 day supply for the United States. Read more

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