Monday, January 30, 2012

Email 1395, Oct 2000: Bad weather in various places around the world; this allegedly wouldn't have happened if we didn't drive cars

Email 1395

The group says extreme weather worldwide in the last three months has included storms in Taiwan, Brazil and Canada, floods in Bangladesh, Japan, Vietnam and India, fires in the US, Italy and the Balkans and droughts in Burundi, Croatia, Kenya and Iran. Roger Higman, Senior Climate Change Campaigner at FoE, said: ``Dangerous climate change is already happening. The storms and floods we are now seeing will get more frequent and more severe. We desperately need cuts in the use of coal, oil and gas to prevent the worst forecasts coming true. ``That means the Government must stick to a fuel price policy that discourages the use of cars.'' World leaders will be under pressure in the Hague to agree a complex set of rules for carbon trading to try to avert the climate change disaster.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, it would be much better to devote up to half of our croplands to providing sustenance for the millions of horses we'd require to replace the automobile, nevermind the huge amounts of methane they'd produce or the fact that we'd be up to our elbows in horse dung. Which, I suppose we could burn for heat... doh! Dang, the car does seem like the more environmentally friendly option.