Remember that Al Gore told us that “Cigarette smoking is a “significant contributor to global warming!”
Well, in amongst a heap of greeny initiatives in this ExpressIndia piece, we find a snippet about cigarettes which doesn’t attract the usual vituperation, because, hey, they are green. (Someone once told me that’s the color they are in California).
An unusual, eco-friendly initiative sees a cigarette factory doing it’s bit for environmental conservation.
The ITC Cigeratte (sic) Factory in Pune is designed with the objective of utilising natural resources and reducing energy consumption. It has been fully operational for the past 6 months and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) has been assigned the task of assessing the efficiency of the energy system.
Wow, tobacco is a natural resource, it must be a CO2 sink as well, everybody start smoking….
Now what was that comparison between AGW skeptics and the tobacco industry?
(Dr Rajendra Pachauri, head of the IPCC is the Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute, TERI).