Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Good news!

Car sales are up, and the ubiquitous one is thrilled:

“There are three good reasons why potential buyers should grab the opportunity presented by the scrappage scheme: the scheme’s £2000 grant, VAT at 15% until the end of the year and the better fuel efficiency of a new car over a 10-year-old one,” said Edmund King, the AA’s president.

And there’s nothing like a new car to cheer you up and help you to forget about this sort of doom-laden nonsense:

Melting glaciers will set off avalanches, floods and mud flows in the Alps and other mountain ranges; torrential rainfall in the UK is likely to cause widespread erosion; while disappearing Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets threaten to let loose underwater landslides, triggering tsunamis that could even strike the seas around Britain.