Friday, March 14, 2008

Blair struggles with climatological plastic bag

The Guardian leads with the news that "Blair is to lead campaign on climate change".

On the one hand, leaders are talking, and we should be grateful for small mercies.

On the other hand the leaders doing the talking are warmongers and human rights abusers, the targets they are setting are hopelessly inadequate from a scientific point of view, and the actual measures put in place in the Budget show that the Treasury is still struggling to get out of the plastic bag stage of evolution.

Still, all is not lost. A thorough global economic recression may serve to cut down our CO2 emissions more effectively than any global agreement, and a green economy may rise phoenix-like from the ashes of the irrational dyseconomic system that prevails.

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