Tag archives for politics

Ozone regs

According to the Economist: Barack Obama socked it to the left on September 2nd, by backtracking on a new rule to mitigate air pollution. As proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)–a hate object to many Republicans–the rule would have reduced ambient ozone, a toxic gas created by power-plant emissions and exhaust fumes, to less…

That is what The Grauniad said over the weekend. Cabinet ministers have agreed a far-reaching, legally binding “green deal” that will commit the UK to two decades of drastic cuts in carbon emissions. The package will require sweeping changes to domestic life, transport and business and will place Britain at the forefront of the global…

We are governed by fools

Thank heavens, James Annan wrote this so I don’t have to. Truely, you have to hand it to our politicians: whenever you think you are finally inured to their stupidity, they find a further depth to sink to. PS: no, I did *not* vote for them.

The election

We have an alection in prospect, how exciting. I notice (well in fact *I* didn’t, but someone else did and told me) that the oh-so-important climate didn’t get a single mention in the Great Debate. Speaking of which: here is all you need to know: Or maybe you prefer digger porn?