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Aarde warmt op of kleine ijstijd?!De discussie rondom de opwarming van de aarde lijkt een nieuw hoofstuk te krijgen. Afgelopen week las ik al een aantal keer dat er zelfs sprake was van een kleine ijstijd! Net zoals in 1600 het geval was. Zie ook:
http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/8548 ... tml?p=20,1
http://hoax.blog.nl/nieuws/2010/12/21/n ... is-hoaxOok 'grappig' om te zien is dat er voorheen werd gezegd dat de temperatuur in Nederland stijgt 'en als dit zo doorzou gaan...'. Goed, nu stijgt de gem. temperetatuur in Nederland niet meer (hij daalt zelfs sterk) en roepen de aanhangers van de stijgegende-temperatuur-theorie dat de temperatuur wereldwijd stijgt!Ik ben geen geleerde en weet ook niet of er momenteel zo wienig zonexplosies zijn (zoals in het artikele gemeld word). Echter weet ik wel dat de aarde in ieder geval niet meer aan het opwarmen is ;-)  Dromen
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do 23 dec 2010, 16:44

Volgens mij is het gewoon winter, we kennen hier vier seizoenen, elke keer als de eerste sneeuw / vorst komt roept iedereen in paniek "IJstijd!"

Iedere winter weer :wodan:
het is niet wat het lijkt,... het is veel erger
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do 23 dec 2010, 16:46

Geef het een paar maanden, dan stijgt de temperatuur hier weer :P

En zo niet, dan zijn we aanbeland in de 3 aaneengesloten winters voorafgaande aan Ragnarokk.
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Ragnarokk ?

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het is niet wat het lijkt,... het is veel erger
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[quote name="Permuter 0."]Ragnarokk ?

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Nee, Ragnarok: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnarok

Overigens valt dat dan wel weer gelijk met het eind/begin van de maya-cyclus

winter 2010(/11), 2011(/12) en 2012(/13).
...Alleen valt de winter van 2012(/2013) net NA 21-12-2012. Dus hebben we eigenlijk maar 2 aaneengesloten winters.

Daarentegen hebben we nou ook niet echt een lekkere zomer gehad afgelopen jaar, en de winter van 2009/2010 was ook koud, dus kom je dan evengoed weer op 3 winters...
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vr 24 dec 2010, 01:52

ik meende laatst op pownews te lezen dat 2010 juist een gemiddeld warm jaar was.
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Ook 'grappig' om te zien is dat er voorheen werd gezegd dat de temperatuur in Nederland stijgt 'en als dit zo doorzou gaan...'. Goed, nu stijgt de gem. temperetatuur in Nederland niet meer (hij daalt zelfs sterk) en roepen de aanhangers van de stijgegende-temperatuur-theorie dat de temperatuur wereldwijd stijgt!

Dat spreekt elkaar niet tegen.
Door opwarming smelt het pool-ijs en gaan de warme stromen over de Atlantische Oceaan anders lopen of worden verstoord.
Ons gematigde klimaat hebben we te danken aan die stromingen.

Maar evengoed kun je "bewijzen" genoeg vinden dat we op een kleine ijstijd aanstevenen (zie artikel van Mark).

Of er heeft weer iemand met zijn fikken aan de HAARP schakelaar gezeten......

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Midwest Storm Impacts:

http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather- ... 2011-02-01

Midwest Storm Impacts


Chicago, IL

-TWC Meteorologist Mike Bettes reported that as of 6:30am CT: "This may be the biggest snow storm the city has ever seen."
-Forecasts call for more than 24 inches of snow, with snow totals possibly surpassing those of the 1967 and 1979 blizzards. A record 23 inches of snow fell during the 1967 blizzard.
-South Bend, IN, located just 100 miles south of Chicago, had already seen nearly 75 inches of snow this season, according to The Associated Press.
-Some 1.100 flights were canceled out of O'Hare Airport today, and 100 flights were canceled out of Midway Airport. Both airports expect to cancel more flights as the day goes on.
-City officials estimate more than 400 trucks with plows on the streets removing snow.
Moweaqua, IL, located some 250 miles south of Chicago, reported 3/4 of an inch of freezing rain by 7 am CT.

Denver, CO

-Bitter cold is expected to be the story. Forecasts call for wind chills in the area to fall to -20 degrees. Tonight's overnight low is expected to be -11 degrees.
-Denver International Airport has been placed under a ground stop.

Detroit, MI

-Forecasts are now calling for 18-24 inches of snow for the city and surrounding areas.
-As of 7 am ET, more than an inch of snow had fallen at Detroit Metro Airport.

Kansas City, MO

-Forecasts call for heavy snow with gusty winds producing blizzard conditions and 8-12 inches of snow.
-Boonville, MO, located on I-40 midway between Kansas City and St. Louis, reported up to 2/10th of an inch of freezing rain over the previous 24 hours.
-Flemington, MO, some 250 miles south of Kansas City, reported at 7 am CT that 5 inches of snow had fallen between 4 am and 7am.

Milwaukee, WI


-Winds are expected to be the story, as forecasts for the city call for occasional snow showers with winds reaching 25-35 mph. The gusty winds are expected to produce blizzard conditions.
-National Weather Service officials are telling Packer fans planning to drive to Dallas for the Super Bowl to delay their departure until Wednesday afternoon.

Oklahoma City, OK


-With 7 inches of snow already on the ground and blizzard conditions, Delta, Southwest and American airlines canceled flights out of Will Rogers Airport.
-Temperatures are expected to be 38 degrees below average.
-TWC Meteorologist Jeff Morrow at 6 am CT: "Conditions are really beginning to go downhill. The wind is picking up, blowing snow all over the place."
-Morrow reported 6 inches of snow had fallen already, at the rate of 1-2 inches per hour.

St. Louis, MO

-From 9 to 12 inches of snow expected to fall today.
-City under a blizzard warning. According to the National Weather Service, forecasters who have been in St. Louis since the early 1990s say this is the first time they've ever seen a blizzard warning for the city.
-TWC Meteorologist Mike Seidel at 6 am CT: "We have freezing rain right now, less than a quarter inch."

Tulsa, OK

-As of 10 am CT, 9.2 inches of snow had fallen since midnight, making today the snowiest February day on record for Tulsa. Meanwhile snowfall at Tulsa International Airport was measured at 14 inches as of 9 am CT. All flights were canceled.
-Tulsa's record heaviest snowstorm was 12.9 inches in March 8-9, 1994.
- In nearby Catoosa, part of the roof of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino collapsed from the weight of snow.
-In nearby Verdigris, OK, snow drifts of 3 feet or more are being reported, with many roads becoming impassable.
- And in Miami, OK, about 80 miles northeast of Tulsa, 5 inches of snow fell within 90 minutes, for a total of 13 inches as of 9 am.
- I-44 was reportedly shut down in southwest Missouri to the Oklahoma border because of the storm. In Oklahoma, the Will Rogers Turnpike (I-44) was closed near Big Cabin because of weather-related conditions. And the Oklahoma National Guard reportedly was assisting the Highway Patrol in rescuing stranded motorists on I-35 south of Norman, OK, to the Texas state line.
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Groningen, dinsdag 25 januari 2011
http://www.star-people.nl/index.php?module=news&id=6564

Door Investor Business Daily

"De geschiedenis van ons ras, en de ervaringen van elk individu zijn doorspekt met bewijs van het feit dat het niet moeilijk is een waarheid de nek om te draaien, en dat een goed vertelde leugen onsterfelijk is"

-Mark Twain, Advice to Youth


Baggerwetenschap: Democraten in de Amerikaanse staat Virginia proberen een openbaar aanklager er van te weerhouden een onderzoek te doen naar klimaatfraude door onderzoekers van de universiteit van Virginia op kosten van de belastingbetaler. Zijn ze bang dat er een ongemakkelijke waarheid aan het licht zal komen?

Niet het misdrijf telt, maar de doofpot, zo zegt men. In het geval van de voormalige klimaatonderzoeker van de University of Virginia, Michael Mann en zijn supporters is het allebei goed. Niet alleen is Mann betrokken bij een van de grootste leugens van onze tijd, maar hij heeft waarschijnlijk ook op frauduleuze wijze belastinggeld achterover gedrukt om dat te kunnen doen. .

Dat denkt toch in ieder geval de openbaar aanklager van de staat Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli, die ijverig probeert documenten en emails die verband houden met de werkzaamheden van Mann los te krijgen van de UVa. Mann kreeg in de periode 1999-2005 meer dan $500.000 belastinggeld voor onderzoek.

Cuccinelli vermoedt dat Mann de boel heeft belazerd middels het willens en wetens manipuleren van data toen hij zijn aanvraag deed voor de onderzoekssubsidie.

Mann was een van de spilfiguren in het Climategate-schandaal dat draaide om uitgelekt emailverkeer van het Britse Climate Research Unit (CRU) aan de Universiteit van East Anglia. In een email, gestuurd aan Mann en anderen door CRU-directeur Philip Jones (inmiddels ontslagen vanwege de affaire) spreekt deze van een 'truc' om de ontbrekende data in te vullen en zo het bewijs van dalende temperaturen op aarde te verdoezelen.

"Ik heb juist Mike's trucje uit Nature (wetenschappelijk tijdschrift, Z.) toegepast om de dalende temperaturen te verdoezelen," schreef Jones. Het was deze poging de dalende temperaturen te verdoezelen die de hele klimaatzwendel over CO2 en opwarming onderuit haalde.

Michael Mann was de architect achter de beroemde 'hockeystick'-grafiek uit 1999, die men misschien beter de 'jokkiestick'-grafiek had genoemd. Ontwikkeld door Mann met gemanipuleerde groeiringgegevens van bomen werd Mann verondersteld te bewijzen dat de temperatuur de laatste 1000 jaar gelijk was gebleven om in de 20e eeuw als een raket omhoog te schieten. Mann en zijn kornuiten moesten daarvoor wel het Middeleeuws klimaatoptimum (van ongeveer 800 tot 1400 n.c.) en de mini-ijstijd (grofweg van 1600 tot 1850) uit de statistieken doen verdwijnen.

De grafiek was gebaseerd op gegevens van bomen van het Yamal-schiereiland in Siberië. Ook hier werden de juiste data nauwkeurig geselecteerd om het juiste plaatje te geven. Mann gebruikte slechts 12 van de 252 bomen uit de dataset van het CRU. Een groter aantal kernen van 34 bomen uit de omgeving gaven een heel ander beeld en toonden wel de warmere periode in de middeleeuwen. Ze werden niet opgenomen in de grafiek van Mann.

In een poging om Cuccinelli te weerhouden de waarheid over de fraude van Mann aan het licht te brengen hebben de senatoren Chap Petersen and Donald McEachin in Virginia nu een wetsvoorstel ingediend die het de openbaar aanklager onmogelijk maakt zijn onderzoek voort te zetten.

Ze beweren de academische vrijheid te beschermen, terwijl een kleuter kan zien dat wat ze werkelijk doen het verdoezelen van wetenschappelijke fraude is. Wetenschappelijke fraude die inmiddels zijn weg heeft gevonden naar de eveneens frauduleuze rapporten van het Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) van de Verenigde Naties en langs die weg naar de parlementen en ministerraden van een groot aantal landen op deze afkoelende planeet. De fraude bracht ons de peperdure, vrijheidsbeperkende en voor het klimaat nutteloze verdragen van Kyoto, Kopenhagen en Cancun en zorgde er in de VS zelfs voor dat CO2 er als een giftig gas werd bestempeld dat gereguleerd moet worden.

Sluwe zakenmensen hebben via een uitgebreide en jarenlange lobby (zelfs Al Gore, het Nobelprijscomité en Hollywood werden voor hun karretje gespannen) inmiddels tal van markten bedacht waardoor er aan de fraude van Mann inmiddels miljarden dollars worden verdiend door bijvoorbeeld de handel in CO2-emissierechten.

Het feit dat twee senatoren hun eer en goede naam op het spel willen zetten om deze fraude met krankzinnige wetgeving in de doofpot te houden door een jurist te beletten zijn werk te doen bewijst eens te meer het criminele karakter van de klimaatzwendel van NASA, het IPCC en het CRU.

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Dit artikel verscheen op 20 januari 2011 op Investors
Vertaling© en toevoegingen door Willem Huntelaar


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New Soros investment fund, profiting off Obama's
'green energy' push, hires top Obama energy aide


Published on 02-25-2011
http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/bel ... hires-top-


George Soros -- whom we're always told is not serving his own economic interests at all by promoting liberal politicians and big-government policies -- is launching a new investment fund that plans to profit off of the "green energy" boom, which is entirely dependent on government subsidies supported by the groups Soros funds.

As the press release puts it, this fund will "leverage technology and business model innovation to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and emissions, harness renewable energy, and more efficiently use natural resources, among other applications." As Soros puts it in the same release: “Developing alternative sources of energy and achieving greater energy efficiency is both a significant global investment opportunity and an environmental imperative.” Cadie Thompson at CNBC's NetNet flagged this.

So, yeah. The big-government policies advanced by the liberal outfits he funds -- like Center for American Progress -- will enrich the companies in which Soros is investing.

But this story gets better.

The press release casually mentions whom Soros is hiring to run this new fund: Cathy Zoi. As Cadie Thompson at CNBC's NetNet (edited by my brother John Carney), puts it,

Zoi was Barack Obama's "Acting Under Secretary for Energy and Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy." An Al Gore acolyte, Zoi was Obama's point-woman on subsidizing green tech. Now she's going to work for George Soros to profit off of subsidized green tech.

If you remember Zoi's name, it's because of another green-tech conflict of interest: Zoi's husband is an executive at a window company, Serious Windows, which the White House regularly held up as a "poster child of green industry."

The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota put it this way:

"Ms. Zoi is married to Robin Roy, a top executive at Serious Materials, a privately held manufacturer of 'sustainable green building materials' located in California. On the Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure submitted by Ms. Zoi to the White House Ethics office as part of her confirmation, Ms. Zoi disclosed ownership with her spouse of 120,000 vested and unvested stock options in Serious Materials, a company her office regulates and that she may profit from."

Oh yeah, Serious Materials pocketed federal stimulus money, too.

But we can put all that behind us, because now Zoi has left the Obama Administration and will go back to work making an honest living in the private sector, where she can put all the knowledge she gained from working for the Department of Energy to work for the private equity firms. Thata girl Zoi!
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House Votes to Defund U.N. Climate Change Panel that Missouri Congressman Calls ‘Nefarious’

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
By Chris Neefus
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(CNSNews.com) - The House of Representatives has voted to defund a United Nations climate change panel after the Republican who introduced the proposal said the body had “whipped up a global frenzy” over climate change because its members were politically motivated.

“It is tragic that some perhaps well-meaning but politically motivated scientists who should know better have whipped up a global frenzy about a phenomenon which is statistically questionable at best,” Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) said on the House floor late Saturday night.

Luetkemeyer introduced the amendment to the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act, a bill that will fund the federal government for the balance of the year. His amendment prohibits any of the money the government plans to spend this year from supporting the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the U.N. body that reports on climate change science.

The amendment -- which passed on a 244-179 vote, with nine Democrats joining the majority -- would add a section to the end of the spending bill that says, “None of the funds made available by this Act may be used for contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).”

Luetkemeyer accused the U.N. IPCC of giving incorrect information.

“This group has been in the headlines for their activities with regard to how they are trying to tinker with the data that they put out,” Luetkemeyer said. “(W)hy would we want to fund a group of folks who are nefarious and give us incorrect information? It’s beyond me.”

During debate, however, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, challenged Luetkemeyer’s characterization of the panel and called the IPCC an “extraordinarily sound” and “nonpartisan” organization.

“This institution is a nonpartisan and technically extraordinarily sound organization,” Waxman said on the floor. “The Republican majority has already voted to prevent EPA from using funds to regulate greenhouse gases. Now we’re being asked to de-fund the work of international scientists to learn about the threat. The assumption seems to be that there is no threat, and therefore let’s not study it. I think that is not a wise assumption.”

Waxman pointed out that several of the scientists have won the Nobel Prize for their activities.

“I used to think that people from Missouri were the ‘show-me’ state,” he continued, referring to Luetkemeyer’s home state. “Now I gather what this gentleman from Missouri is suggesting is, I don’t want to know about it. And I don’t think that’s what the position ought to be of the United States Congress. Let’s learn the facts, and then decide what to do about it, and not stop trying to learn what the science is behind the global threats.”

House Republicans, however, have targeted the IPCC because the group, which releases a semi-annual assessment of the climate and the threats to populations around the globe, has admitted to a series of factual errors in its reports.

Some of the contributing scientists were also caught up in a scandal, widely known as “Climategate,” in which leaked e-mails showed a group of scientists seemingly hiding requests for the raw data they used to reach their conclusions.

After his amendment passed, Luetkemeyer released a statement, saying, “The (IPCC) is an entity that is fraught with waste and fraud, and engaged in dubious science, which is the last thing hard-working American taxpayers should be paying for at a time of out-of-control spending and historic debt, which is why I am extremely pleased that my amendment passed.”

The amendment is one of many that the Republican-controlled House has passed that may or may not survive the Democrat-controlled Senate and ultimately land on President Obama’s desk for a signature.

The bill Congress is considering is known as a “continuing resolution” or “C.R.” because it largely continues funding the government at the previous budgeted levels, save for any amendments made. A C.R. is currently under consideration because Democrats failed to present or have a vote on an official budget for Fiscal Year 2011.

Instead, they produced a C.R. that expires on March 4, by which time Congress will need to have passed the new C.R. needed for the balance of the year.
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EU pledges €90m in climate funds for Pacific island states

Funding for adaptation measures requires poor states to support Europe in international climate negotiations

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2 ... ic-islands


Pacific island states on the frontline of climate change are to receive €90m (£76m) in EU cash for climate-related projects in return for siding with the European bloc at international climate negotiations.


The European Union's development commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will head to Vanuatu on Wednesday to unveil funding for projects such as disaster preparedness and moving hospitals to higher ground.


The cash may appear small in EU terms, but represents as much as 19.5% of the nominal GDP of Vanuatu, and more than 12 times the GDP of the Pacific Islands Forum's poorest member, Niue.


Such an injection of cash does not come without strings attached however. Piebalgs is to make the funding announcement at a high-level climate conference on Vanuatu organised by the European commission where the he will present an EU-Pacific action plan for the island states to sign.


The document requires the states to embrace "joint positions on the international stage" as part of a "stronger Pacific-EU political dialogue on climate change".


Climate negotiations have been at a stalemate with only moderate advances made since the global UN conference in Copenhagen in 2009, as Western countries try to convince the developing world to commit to binding emissions reductions.


Cables released by WikiLeaks last year revealed a major diplomatic offensive by the US to garner support for the controversial Copenhagen accord. Since 2009, the EU has revamped its climate diplomacy strategy, with France and the UK dispatched to try to pry some African states away from what Brussels officials describe as an "awkward squad" of refusenik nations. Germany has been tasked with the Pacific.


Isaac Valero-Ladron, the EU's climate spokesman, said that the bloc has had a lot of success in the region, which contains countries with some of the lowest GDP per capita in the world. "If we put money on the table, it really creates a constructive atmosphere and good policies."


"The Pacific islands are a very helpful, positive partner on the international level. Our positions are very close."


The funds – which according to the commission are redeployments of existing development funds rather than new sources of climate financing as many development groups also demand – support projects that include mangrove replanting, watershed reforestation, rainwater harvesting, soil retention and the raising of infrastructure.


In advance of the meeting, the commissioner called on EU member states to increase their funds to the region.
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Global warming not to blame in Russia's deadliest heat wave

March 9, 2011
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A group of U.S. government scientists studying last year’s killer heat wave in Russia have concluded that global warming did not play as big of a part as some initially assumed. Rather, the effect of climate change – “if it was present,” they said – was trumped by a natural weather process that made the hot streak particularly awful.

And that's not all. These heat blasts in Russia will become more frequent in the coming years, according to their study, which will be published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

In Moscow, average temperatures in July fall between 65 and 67 degrees. But July 2010 had average temperatures of 87 degrees. The freakishly warm weather that month into mid-August killed thousands of Russians and wiped out vast swaths of cropland. Prolonged periods of heat, mixed with unbreathable air created by widespread forest fires, bumped deaths up by at least 56,000 in Moscow and western Russia, according to Munich Reinsurance. The insurer called the heat wave the deadliest natural disaster in Russian history.

Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration set out to do some CSI work to find out whether climate or man-made factors had any play in the scorching weather. The heat wave practically begged to be studied, because nothing in the climate data could seemingly explain where it came from.

“Knowledge of prior regional climate trends and current levels of greenhouse gas concentrations would not have helped us anticipate the 2010 summer heat wave in Russia,” said Randall Dole, lead author on the study. “Nor did ocean temperatures or sea ice status in early summer of 2010 suggest what was to come in Russia.”

The NOAA crew sifted through long-term observations and consulted 22 global climate models before arriving at a likely suspect. They determined the heat wave was caused by a common weather occurrence that many people are familiar with from hearing it on the evening news: blocking.

According to NOAA:

The heat wave was due primarily to a natural phenomenon called an atmospheric “blocking pattern”, in which a strong high pressure system developed and remained stationary over western Russian, keeping summer storms and cool air from sweeping through the region and leading to the extreme hot and dry conditions. While the blocking pattern associated with the 2010 event was unusually intense and persistent, its major features were similar to atmospheric patterns associated with prior extreme heat wave events in the region since 1880, the researchers found.

So did global warming have no part in the deadly heat wave? The scientists say it’s hard to tell because western Russia is located in a “warming hole,” or a part of the globe that has not experienced significant increases in temperature over the past century or so. (The Midwest is in another warming hole.) One person involved in the study said that trying to determine whether climate change influenced the heat wave was like “trying to hear a quiet conversation underneath the roar of a noisy fan,” the fan in this case being the local weather.

And that fan is expected to blow more and more ovenlike air over western Russia in future decades. Climate models indicate that the risk of big heat waves could increase from less than one percent in 2010 to 10 percent and beyond by the end of the 21st century.

You can read more about the study at NOAA’s website.
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Wat kost meer energie: Een plasma-tv of een hamster?
Het werd becijferd door onderzoekers van Victoria University (Australie). Van tal van dieren rekenden ze de zogenoemde "ecologische voetafdruk" uit. Wat een beest eet wordt omgerekend in de hoeveelheid land die daarvoor nodig is. Zo eet de gemiddelde hond jaarlijks 164 kilo vlees en 95 kilo granen.
Daarvoor is een stuk land nodig van 0,84 hectare (ongeveer 1,5 voetbalvelden).

Als je de voetafdruk van een Toyota Land Cruiser op dezelfde manier berekent krijg je volgens de onderzoekers een lagere uitkomst.
Om die auto te bouwen en 10.000 km per jaar te laten rijden, is jaarlijks 'maar' 55,1 gigajoule nodig. Een lap grond van 0,41 hectare kan die energie in theorie wel produceren.

Oftewel: Fikkie vreet meer energie dan een flinke terreinwagen.
Een kat is milieuvriendelijker. De ecologische pootafdruk van dit dier is iets minder dan een Volkswagen Golf.

Een hamster is nog beter: 2 van zulke knagers in een kooitje is te vergelijken met een plasma-tv. In hun boek 'Time To Eat The Dog?' geven de onderzoekers een tip aan milieuvriendelijke mensen die toch per se een huisdier willen: koop een kip. Die heeft een milieuvriendelijk dieet en levert ook wat op. Zoals eieren. En aan het eind van zijn leven heb je toch een heel fijn kippenboutje.
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