Friday, November 25, 2005

BBC Q&A on UK Energy/Climate Policy

Tony Blair's recent speeches and articles on climate change issues have the environmental groups in a tizzy, not to mention many in his own cabinet. This article makes an attempt to see through the mist (or is it fog) of political rhetoric and explain to us lesser mortals just what is going on. While the entire article is worth reading for insight into just how muddled the energy/climate policy is, the final Q & A is worth repeating here:

Q: Will the politicians be able to devise politically saleable policies fast enough to make sure we don't suffer catastrophic climate change?

A: There are so many unknowns in climate science, policy, technology and politics that it is impossible to answer this question.

They should have put this first, then the rest of the article need not have been written.


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