The European Union's "world lead" on fighting climate change is clearly going well. The latest published figures indicate that last year European nations successfully pumped an extra 30 million tonnes into the atmosphere. Here's the London Times on the latest EU bureaucratic fiasco:
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.
Oops! Neither is there any truth in the despicable rumor that the increase is due to Al Gore buying a second home in the UK.