Thursday 16 September 2010

More global warming greenwash

In her first speech on climate change since taking office Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, will speak about the need for Britain to adapt to rising temperatures.

“It is vital that we carry on working to drastically cut our greenhouse gas emissions to stop the problem getting any worse,” she will say.

One simple way of cutting emissions would be a national 50 mph speed limit, rigorously enforced, with massive penalties for ignoring it. It would also see a significant reduction in road crash fatalities. Naturally the ConDem petrolhead government has absolutely no intention of doing any such thing, even though lowering the speed limit to 50 mph would cut transportation-related CO2 emissions by 30 percent.