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the US and the environment

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SenoraPostrophe Tue 05-Jul-05 22:49:06

just been watching the news and doing some googl'in.

Here are some statistics:

US contributes 25% of world greenhouse gas emissions
EU contributes 13%

US population: 296.5 million
EU population: 456 million

and according to this site the average residential car engine size in the US in 1995 was "198 cubic inches" (3.27 litres) and looks to be increasing.

..so what exactly is Bush on when he says he can make no agreeements on climate change?

Janh Tue 05-Jul-05 22:51:29

Well you know that they are paying around £2 a US gallon for fuel these days, shock horror? So obviously he feels they are already doing their bit for the environment, bless them.

They are not on the same planet as the rest of us.

WideWebWitch Tue 05-Jul-05 22:52:36

God Bush is such a twunt on this issue, among others. What do Friends of the Earth and people tihnk we should be doing to persuade him of the error of his ways?

SenoraPostrophe Tue 05-Jul-05 22:53:41

the sad thing is that they are on our planet thoug, jan.

I thought Uncle Tone was

Janh Tue 05-Jul-05 22:55:04

Oops, not they're not, it's less than £1.50 - my source was unreliable. But it has doubled in the last few years, and the rest of the world neither exists nor matters for most of them.

SenoraPostrophe Tue 05-Jul-05 22:55:07

whoops, didn't mean to submit that - was wiping tobacco off the mouse pad.

I thought uncle tone was a poodle of the big business barons.

Janh Tue 05-Jul-05 22:56:01

Uncle Tone can't make Bush do anything unless he was going to do it anyway.

SenoraPostrophe Tue 05-Jul-05 22:56:18

...was wiping tobacco of the mouse pad of darling husband's computer, as he pointed out.

SenoraPostrophe Tue 05-Jul-05 23:03:09

Do you know the thing that kept me sane during the Iraq war was the idea that Bush would owe us one, as it were.

I always though TB was doing it for reasons of political expediency rather than outright conviction (though I thought he was wrong).

sigh.

SenoraPostrophe Tue 05-Jul-05 23:24:15

lol at "twunt" btw. he is one of those,yes.

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