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Dominic Lawson has recognised how disingenuous this process is, of avoiding action by constantly debating the symptoms.
Dominic Lawson: Kyoto is worthless (and you don’t have to be a sceptic to believe that now)
The EU has managed to claim success while increasing emissions by 13 per cent
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Seldom has a politician’s call to action been so rapidly answered. Mr Ed Miliband gives a newspaper interview in which he demands “popular mobilisation” to force the world’s governments to push through an agreement to limit carbon emissions. Within hours, members of the Plane Stupid campaign occupy the runway at Stansted Airport, causing arriving planes to circle for hours before being diverted. Well done, Ed!
In fact the Secretary of State for the Environment’s demand for a “countervailing force” to be applied to the carbon foot-draggers was anticipated: last week, “climate protesters” broke into one of Britain’s biggest power stations, managing to cut almost two per cent of the nation’s power supplies. I imagine that the Secretary of State for Energy will be having stern words with Ed Miliband. This, though, would mean Mr Miliband shouting at himself, like a lunatic on a street-corner, since he is the Secretary of State for Energy, as well. Who says we don’t have joined-up government?……………………..