19 Jan '12, 8pm

VOTE: Hell no! It's cruel, barbaric & unnecessary [POLL] Is wool haute or not? @ecouterre

VOTE: Hell no! It's cruel, barbaric & unnecessary [POLL] Is wool haute or not? @ecouterre

of wool has been grossly overstated, according to a consortium of Australian woolgrowers, scientists, and carbon specialists known as the Wool Carbon Alliance . The group, which claims that recent advances in methodology have resulted in estimates up to 60 to 80 percent lower than previously indicated, wants to challenge existing notions about wool carbon using “current and relevant” science. “We are finding that the wool fiber production systems, based on renewable grass and natural vegetation, complement current demands to reduce carbon emissions,” announced Martin Oppenheimer, chairman of the alliance, on Tuesday. “Wool is part of the natural cycle of water and carbon that can impact climate in a positive way.”

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/wools-carbon-footprint-up-to-80-...

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