Saturday, September 2, 2006

Environmental Concerns

Communities in the UK are getting ready to try out a system that would have residents paying for their garbage disposal by weight. It's an interesting idea, but I don't know if weight is the best way to determine garbage costs. It wouldn't work here anyway since my garbage disposal is paid for by taxes and fees.

In spite of the Kyoto environmental treaty, greenhouse gas emission continue to rise. The article is careful to point out that much of the increase comes from the U.S., famously not a signatory of Kyoto. But other countries are still increasing as well. If global warming turns out to be the catastrophe that the fanatics believe, it may already be too late. Or to use an analogy, the SUV has already left the driveway...

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