I finished George Monbiot's latest "Heat" and so will offer up a classic quote. This vaguely biblical one-liner references the amazing amount of energy waste that goes into keeping grocery stores operating:
But though you walk through valleys of ice, you remain warm.And one for the bonus round:
Buying and selling carbon offsets is like pushing the food around on your plate to create the impression that you have eaten it.I consider it a fairly upbeat read, and with the U.N. downward revising global warming impact by 25%, Monbiot's recommendations might hit their targets with a hip, thanks to some creative bookkeeping by the blue helmeted ones.
Update: Big Gav has commentary on a recent Monbiot article here, which I must admit provoked me to finish the book.