Lobbying firm sends ant-climate change bill letters from "old peole's homes".
After last week's news that big oil are against a better environment it seems that the lobbyists who oppose any moves to limit climate change (incase it dents the profits of big business) have stooped to a new low point.
Friends, Britons, countrymen... lend me your ears.
Today, Friday 10th July 2009, is supposedly Green Britain Day. The concept has been thought up by French nuclear energy giants EDF.
However, as has been said , this whole concept is a complete sham because:
...Saturday 28th March 2009 at 8:30pm.
Yes folks it's nearly time for Earth Hour again. Earth Hour takes place on Saturday night at 8:30pm local time so whether you're inÂ Sydney, London, New York or Los Angeles at 8:30pm your time it's time to switch the lights out.
President Obama is not hanging about is he? Yesterday he announced America's intent to provide global leadership on climate change (Gordon Brown, are you listening?) and to allow states to set their own vehicle emissions targets for vehicles.
Ministers will apparently give the go-ahead for the controversial third runway at London's Heathrow Airport later today according to the BBC.
Despite open opposition from around 50 of the Government's own MPs, opposition MPs, environmental groups, concerned citizens and residents of the houses in the path of the runway, the announcement will be made today under the provision that the expansion is within strict environmental parameters.
Farmers Markets are a great way for people to find local producers and cut down on the usually unseen environmental costs that globalisation brings.
Whenever there's a local farmers market on we go down to see what we can do to assist with "localisation". Afterall, if there is an oil crash and we all end up being unable to travel, we're not going to be able to get our flowers from Kenya and beef from Argentina, so it makes sense to rely on local producers.
Farmers Markets also boost the local economy and stimulate the sense of local community.
The BBC's speculatively-titled story "Chancellor looks to green budget" is pretty thread-bare, starting with the opening line:
Green taxes and measures to help people struggling to pay energy bills are likely to be among changes in the chancellor's first Budget on Wednesday.
It goes on to speculate that the chancellor, Alistair Darling, might put a levy on larger vehicles like people carriers, putting their price up by Â£2000.
And that's it!
Globalisation is a fascinating concept: you buy goods that are cheap because they were made in a country where the production costs are lower and then you wonder why the company down the road making the same local goods at local prices goes out of business!