First of all, a bit of a follow up on this.
This in the Times underscores how increasingly loony the environmentalists - sorry, the AGW folks - are becoming, and how apocalyptic they want our future to be.
To quote Lord Stern of Brentford:
...a successful deal at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December would lead to soaring costs for meat and other foods that generate large quantities of greenhouse gases.
He predicted that people's attitudes would evolve until meat eating became unacceptable. "I think it's important that people think about what they are doing and that includes what they are eating," he said. "I am 61 now and attitudes towards drinking and driving have changed radically since I was a student. People change their notion of what is responsible. They will increasingly ask about the carbon content of their food."The obsession with carbon content is designed to rule our lives. Convenient, that, since socialism/communism failed and fascism is so totally discredited. It remains nonetheless a new collectivism, one based on the principle that you, the common man, is too dumb to know what is good for you and hence you need - and it must be imposed - a new order to make sure that your life is not wasteful.
Second, the continuing belief that changing the name of the thing makes it somehow ... different.
How stupid does Pelosi and Co. think we are?
Sorry: that question answers itself. Calling a thing by a different name makes no difference to the reality of the thing. Basic metaphysics, that.
Over and Out.