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The Emperor And His Energy Saving, 100% Recycled Clothes
The AP reported that 15 phony items were admitted to the EPA's Energy Star program because manufacturers' claims of energy efficiency are not verified:
But the General Accountability Office, Congress` investigative arm, said Energy Star doesn`t verify claims made by manufacturers -- which might explain the gasoline-powered alarm clock, not to mention a product billed as an air room cleaner that was actually a space heater with a feather duster and fly strips attached, and a computer monitor that won approval within 30 minutes of submission.
A gasoline powered alarm clock? Seriously?
Last week I posted about the United Nations suspending its third carbon credit auditing company in 15 months. These situations undermine all efforts towards a more sustainable future. Take, for example, the damage done by the climate change email debacle. To be credible, solid, verifiable evidence must be the foundation of efforts designed to change the mind of skeptics and convert naysayers. Otherwise, we will be measuring climate change using a gasoline powered thermometer...hey...now there's an idea...