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Thursday, June 30, 2005


In true Zen balance, after mentioning Millsy of the left, I thought I'd mention Maddox of the right (as in right over the top). He has to have the best page in the universe. It says so, right on the web site. Here's an opinion that relates to Kyoto:
They supposedly do this by buying "clean air credits." Great idea assholes, so instead of owning up to your shitty ideals and not polluting, you pay someone else not to pollute. Maybe we should all try to pay someone off every time we want to do something that might inconvenience us
So how many billion will we pay Russia each year now? Still, that was just the tip of the iceberg. I'd warn you to be brave, pure of heart, right of mind (mostly brave) but why bother - how else did you get to Sir Humphreys?

Posted by ZenTiger | 6/30/2005 05:15:00 pm


Blogger JamesP said...

Don't forget that Russia and most of the old Eastern Bloc countries were effectively bribed into signing Kyoto by setting their emission targets to Soviet era levels. The only problem with this is that since the Communist collapse many of the old state run industries which were heavy polluters have become uneconomic and folded. The result is we are paying for carbon credits which represent CO2 which was never going to be released in the first place.

If we want to reduce CO2 emissions, a laudable goal but not the super high priority some believe, then we should be paying local companies to do it through incentives / rebates etc. That way we get to set the level of expenditure not some nebulous CO2 trading market, the benefits are kept local not exported to other countries, and we might actually reduce the total level of emissions.

6/30/2005 09:51:00 pm  

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