Wednesday, March 04, 2009

OK, so it's not been a good Tuesday so far...

I need to vent.

Environmental doublespeak

Only double? Then multiply by the number of languages.

But you can bet that one thing that won't be empty is a few coffers.

Think of the jobs! Think of the subsidies! Think of the lobbyist fees! Think of the conferences!

We are in an era when DOING has now been totally overtaken by looking like you are doing or, worse, talking about looking like you are doing. And, worse still, doing the exact reverse of what you tell others to do.

And, sadly, all the money seems to have been directed that way too to keep the circus rolling.

I'd love to know how many are in, and paid to be in productive climate-related industries, and how many and how much is creamed off to the parasites, who seem awfully good at telling folk what to do, but not so great at setting examples.

Until that is resolved, you won't get much public support behind anything, even sensible stuff, but as resolving such an entrenched, complex, corrupt system is nigh on impossible now, I fear this is just one waste that will keep on draining us, and the planet we live on, dry.

FT - Eco-groups fear an opportunity lost - Not just the EU, and not really as some reports would suggest: 'For instance, Barack Obama, the US president, wants $27bn (€21bn, £19bn) to be spent on new roads, which will raise traffic emissions.'

FT -
EU split on carbon capture intensifies - Then again...

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