Alarming News: I like Morgan Freeberg. A lot.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: We were following a trackback and thinking "hmmm... this is a bloody excellent post!", and then we realized that it was just part III of, well, three...Damn. I wish I'd written those.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: ...I just remembered that I found a new blog a short while ago, House of Eratosthenes, that I really like. I like his common sense approach and his curiosity when it comes to why people believe what they believe rather than just what they believe.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is an intriguing guy...[he] asks great questions and answers others with style, flair, reason and wit. On the blogroll he goes. Make him a part of your regular blogospheric reading. I certainly will.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is brilliant.
Common Sense Junction: Misha @ Anti-Idiotarian never ceases to amaze me. He keeps finding other good blogs. I went over to A.I. this morning for my daily Misha fix and he had found this guy named Morgan Freeberg in Fair Oaks, California, that has a blog, House of Eratosthenes. Freeberg says its "The Blog That Nobody Reads" but it may now become the blog that everybody reads.
Jaded Haven: Good God, Morgan, you cover a topic from front to back with a screwy thoroughness I find mind boggling. I'm in awe of your thought proccesses, my friend, you're an exceptional talent. You start by throwing in the kitchen sink, tie in someone's syphilitic uncle, bend around a rip tide of brilliance and bring it all home in a neat, diamond dripping package of an exceptionally readable moment of damn fine wordsmithing. I love reading you.
Mein Blogovault: Make "the Blog that No One Reads" one of your daily reads.
Philmon: When Morgan meanders, stick with him - he's got a point and it'll be worth it in the end. He's not a hit-and-run snarky quip kind of guy. The pieces all fall into place like tumblers in a lock and bang! He's opened a cognative door for you.
Rightlinx: Morgan at House of Eratosthenes is one of the best writers out there. I read him nearly every day because he manages to provide an interesting perspective, even though I don't always agree.
Poetic Justice: Cletus! Ah gots a laiv one fer yew...
Every adult should be forced to carry one. Yeah sure, that’ll fix it.
Under the scheme, everyone would be given an annual carbon allowance to use when buying oil, gas, electricity and flights.
Anyone who exceeds their entitlement would have to buy top-up credits from individuals who haven’t used up their allowance. The amount paid would be driven by market forces and the deal done through a specialist company.
For the scheme to work, the Government would need to give out 45million carbon cards – each one linked to a personal carbon account. Every year, the account would be credited with a notional amount of CO2 in kilograms.
Every time someone makes a purchase of petrol, energy or airline tickets, they would use up credits. A return flight from London to Rome would, for instance, use up 900kg of CO2 credits, while 10 litres of petrol would use up 23kg.
“The idea is a radical one” [says MP Tim Yeo] “As such it inevitably faces some significant challenges in its development. It is important to meet these challenges.
What we are asking the Government to do is to seize the reins on this, leading the debate and coordinating research.”
Wow, this Yeo guy is good. And you have to give the environmental activists props for going through the motions of finding a way to make capitalists happy…as if all of us who aren’t clambering on board their bandwagon get a commission or some kind of sex thrill every time someone buys or sells something that isn’t worth anything.
I also find it adorable the way they try to look like they’re searching for a way to save the planet without intruding or interfering in people’s lives. Intruding is what it’s all about; saving the climate, hasn’t got a damn thing to do with any of it.
The [British] Government is committed to cutting CO2 emissions to 20 per cent below 1990 levels by 2010.
Ratchet ’em all the way down to ZERO. What the hell’s that gonna do? Or…double them, just for grits and shins. Have we got some kind of “scientific consensus” that the United Kingdom’s emission of a purely non-toxic gas, or lack thereof — a gas that is part of a natural photosynthetic cycle that spins around on a daily basis — will affect anything that could be called the “global climate”?
Because I’m not aware of one.
If I’m wrong, then what’s our best estimate of the ultimate effect of that 20% cut? Are we good then? If not, then why isn’t it 25%?
These are very silly questions. That’s the point. If there was a rational process to figure out 20% was our magic number for the UK, then not only would these questions be eminently reasonable…but there would be great urgency in acquiring reliable, accurate and verified answers to them. I don’t see anyone working on that.
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