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Guest Post – Hope They Sweep It For Polar Bears First…

Today’s Guest Post is from @AmbushPredator

Polar bears at the Von Post Glacier on Svalbard, Norway

Artist Alex Hartley and 18 volunteers excavated about six tonnes of material from an island exposed by a retreating glacier on the Svalbard peninsula in Norway.

The material will be sculpted into a piece of art called Nowhere Island and floated along the South West coast for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

It is one of 12 arts projects funded by the Arts Council to represent each of the UK regions as part of the Cultural Olympiad to run alongside the sporting events in 2012.

In other words, we’re paying. All £500,000 of it. Read the rest of this entry

London Olympics Abandons Carbon Off Setting Pledge

About that carbon off set pledge to get the Olympic games in London, er... We lied

When Britain won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics back in 2005, Climate Religion was approaching the zenith of it’s power and part of the bid was making the Olympic Games a shining example of trendy Green symbolism, the games were supposed to be carbon neutral.

Attempts to provide the dreaded and inefficient renewables to the site have proved to be difficult, the ever present bird choppers have mostly been abandoned and the bulk of renewable energy will come from biomass boilers and some last minute solar panels.

Part of the deal involved a carbon off setting plan where Britain indulged in wealth redistribution invested in clean energy projects in poor countries: Read the rest of this entry