Politicians are the problem
Mar 24, 2012
Bishop Hill in Climate: Parliament

In an announcement that is somewhat reminiscent of the Soviet Union, leaders of the opposition parties in Scotland have united in their backing for the ruling SNP's policy on climate:

The leaders of Scotland's political parties have united to reaffirm their commitment to tackling climate change and cutting emissions.

First Minister Alex Salmond, Labour's Johann Lamont, Tory leader Ruth Davidson and Willie Rennie of the Lib Dems have pledged to help meet targets.

Holyrood has passed legislation committing Scotland to a 42% cut in emissions from 1990 levels by 2020.

It is also committed to a reduction of 80% by 2050.

I would have thought a 42% reduction in votes for their parties by 2020 and an 80% reduction by 2050 would be a suitable response.

Update on Mar 24, 2012 by Registered CommenterBishop Hill

Perhaps Scottish politicians should take a look at what's happening in Australia right now, where it looks as if the carbon-taxing Labour party is heading for a rout.

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