Saturday 3 February 2007

Scientists offered cash to dispute climate study

Despite all the evidence presented in Paris over the last couple of days, its good to see that the oil companies and especially Exxon Mobil are still funding think tanks that continue to deny the existence of climate change.

If you havn't already seen it, I'd recommend either reading or watchingthe corporation which might explain why corporations as whole act in ways that we hope individual humans wouldn't.

Thursday 1 February 2007

Pester Power used for good

The Guardians ever excellent Ethical living section reports that once children get the ethical / green bug they start pestering their parents about not taking cheap flight and turning off the light.

Nice to see that pester power is being used to do some good rather than selling yet another fizzy drink.

Tuesday 30 January 2007

Starbucks stirred by fair trade film

Interesting articles on a new film about fairtrade coffee and Starbucks reaction to it.

Despite Starbucks PR spin, it appears that Starbucks attempts to block the Eithopean trademark registration for their Yirgacheffe, Sidamo and Harar brands makes them look rather tightfisted when it could deny the country of a well needed $88 million dollars.

Interestingly, the Japanese, European and Canada have already registered the trademarks and the only reason why the US has not has been down to pressure from Starbucks and their trade asociations