The Union of Concerned Scientists tackles gardening to save the planet

The Union of Concerned Scientists tackles gardening to save the planet“. Anthony Watts pastes in another press release this time from the Union of Concerned Scientists. They’re offering practical climate-friendly advice to gardeners:

  1. Minimize Carbon-Emitting Tools and Products.
  2. Use cover crops.
  3. Plant Trees and Shrubs Strategically.
  4. Expand Recycling to the Garden.
  5. Think Long and Hard about Your Lawn.

“Seventy percent of Americans garden, and they can have a positive impact. Our guide shows them how.”

Anthony’s snarky response is that “we can just garden our way to carbon nirvana, that is, if the bugs don’t eat it.” It can’t be much fun being so miserable all the time.

2 thoughts on “The Union of Concerned Scientists tackles gardening to save the planet

  1. Anthony knows that the UCS has never written anything that implies “you don’t need to worry anymore about global warming,” but that doesn’t stop him from conjuring up that lie. This is a prime example of why I find him to be one of the most dishonest bloggers out there.

  2. DITTO…..The Press Release is low keyed and down-to-earth from beginning to end:

    “Home gardeners can avoid contributing to climate change by using certain techniques and tools that are more climate-friendly than others…”

    “Gardeninlg practices alone won’t solve global warming…”

    So Anthony must misstate and exaggerate his summary:

    “…we learn that you don’t need to worry anymore about global warming, we can just garden our way to carbon nirvana…”

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