Monday, March 17, 2008

If we don't know what our emissions are now ....

... how the hell can we commit to set reduction targets?

This from Public Servant Daily defines the problem. It seems our Gov is consistently using two different measures for calculating CO2 emissions, neither of which agree with each other (by as much as 12%!!). Sooooo, OK, just how on earth are we supposed to achieve our targets then?

Oh well, they are only targets, aren't they. And targets, being entirely movable, malleable and stretchable, don't seem to be of much relevance (other than in self promotion and in the 'crowing' stakes) in the great Gov scheme of things nowadays.

I suppose if you are not even sure where the football pitch is, it doesn't really matter how much you move the goalposts.

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