A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

"The daft, hairshirt policy" that is the Kyoto Protocol.....

Here is a splendidly uncompromising piece first published in the Sydney Morning Herald (September 29): 'Mother-earthism infects climate change debate' (On Line Opinion, Australia's e-journal of social and political debate, October 6 - hat tip to my downunder pal, Barry Hearn):
"To crucify the world's industrialised economies by spending trillions of dollars for a possible temperature drop of 0.2C simply defies comprehension. The daft, hairshirt policy exemplified by the Kyoto Accord is, in fact, a classic non-solution to a non-problem...." (read on)

No beating about the Bush there, I'm glad to say.

Philip, just loving the bit re the Australian citizen moving from Hobart to Darwin... I'm off to the 'hot house' of our kitchen to concoct a Thai Red Chicken Curry. Chillies all round. Yum, yum!

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