Monday, April 09, 2007
The Euro-peons, who feel that the phony issue of "global warming" is worse of a threat than Muslims who wish to eliminate the world via nuclear weapons, have announced that their attempts to eliminate so-called "greenhouse gases" to halt "global warming" has in fact had the opposite effect: the amount of "greenhouse gases" have gone up, not down.
More proof that liberalism just does not work. It is as simple as that.
EU’s carbon trading fails to cut emissions
The amount of greenhouse gas pumped into European skies rose by up to 30 million tonnes last year despite the EU’s pledge to lead the world in tackling climate change.
A much-heralded emissions trading scheme, which is being copied by California and is seen as the market solution to reducing harmful gases, failed to achieve the cuts in industrial pollution needed to hit Kyoto targets, figures from the European Commission showed.
The Europe-wide increase in CO2 came in the second year of the scheme to allocate emission permits to companies and power generators. Critics described the EU trading system as “botched central planning” because too many permits were granted, enabling polluters to buy them at knockdown prices and carry on producing the gases that cause climate change.
Figures published yesterday for industrial emissions in 18 of the 27 EU countries, showed that European companies and power generators produced 1.79 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas last year. They came less than a month after the EU vowed to set an example to the world by making at a cuts of at least a 20 per cent in greenhouse gases by 2020.
Now California and other states are implementing this same pap. How long will it be before these do-gooders discover that their plans mean shit? And how long will it be before the media calls them on it?