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Wealthy to poor: Here’s your cardboard cooker, meanwhile Obamas fly in chef 860 miles… just to make pizza April 11, 2009

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Wealthy to poor: Here’s your cardboard cooker, meanwhile Obamas fly in chef 860 miles… just to make pizza

From Green Hell Blog, April 9, 2009

Wealthy to poor: Here’s your cardboard cooker

A cardboard box with foil and a plastic cover, positioned as a “solar-power cooker” (see YouTube video below) won the $75,000 first prize in the Hewlett-Packard-sponsored Financial Times Climate Change Challenge. The contest goal was “to find and publicize the most innovative and scalable solution to the effects of climate change.

The apparent idea behind the so-called “Kyoto Box” is to reduce the burning of wood for cooking. The plan of inventor Jon Bohmer is to have Kyoto Boxes distributed to poor Africans courtesy of corporations that would earn carbon credits for distributing the boxes. Each box would earn Bohmer an estimated $26-40 annually.

meanwhile…

From the Andrew Bolt Blog, April 12, 2009

Green hypocrites: example #726

Barack Obama preaches:

Few challenges facing America—and the world – are more urgent than combating climate change… My presidency will mark a new chapter in America’s leadership on climate change

Barack Obama does:

When you’re the president of the United States, only the best pizza will do – even if that means flying a chef 860 miles. Chris Sommers, 33, jetted into Washington from St Louis, Missouri, on Thursday with a suitcase of dough, cheese and pans to to prepare food for the Obamas and their staff.



Comments»

1. Co2 classified as “dangerous pollutant” « An Honest Climate Debate - April 18, 2009

[…] -Last week he flew a chef 850 miles to make some pizza at the White House. […]

2. Craig James - November 14, 2009

The irony of it all…. wasted money, it is a sign of our times.

Quite pathetic that our elected leaders make token handouts to relief agencies yet can commit billions to propping up greedy capitalists…… makes me sick to my guts

3. rc - March 22, 2010

true. it is sickening. yet we cannot act as if our leaders are all to blame. americans spend more money in a year on ice cream than it would take to end world hunger. it is the entire disgusting notion of anyone who has anything extra, that they deserve that extra, that is truly wrong.

4. White House to South Africa: Let them eat cake « An Honest Climate Debate - April 2, 2010

[…] For more examples of this sort of climate change madness affecting the poor, click here and here […]


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