Do I Dare to Eat a Tangerine?

By July 24, 2007Global Warming

From The Politico, Ben Smith’s Blog:

The politics of global warming got very concrete, and oddly difficult, In a meeting with local environmentalists in the coastal town of McClellanville today, where Elizabeth Edwards raised in passing the importance of relying on locally-grown fruit.

“We’ve been moving back to ‘buy local,'” Mrs. Edwards said, outlining a trade policy that “acknowledges the carbon footprint” of transporting fruit.

“I live in North Carolina. I’ll probably never eat a tangerine again,” she said, speaking of a time when the fruit is reaches the price that it “needs” to be.

Edwards had talked about “sacrifice,” at the meeting, but Elizabeth’s suggestion illustrated just how difficult it is to sell the specifics of sacrifice.

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  • CreditBimbo says:

    It’s hard today find enviromental friendly ways to provide the population with that amount of food required. The local authorities care to promote the local agriculture mostly.

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