EU Observer – The Czech social democrat party is discussing the possibility of suspending president Vaclav Klaus’ powers if he does not sign the EU’s Lisbon treaty. The temporary suspension would require a simple majority of 41 votes in the country’s 81-seat senate and would allow caretaker prime minister Jan Fischer to sign the document instead. Read Article
The Historian – Democracy in action, New World Order style
The Guardian – Consumers will need to pay more for energy if the UK is to have any chance of developing the technologies needed to tackle climate change, according to a group of leading scientists and engineers.In a Royal Society study to be published today, the experts said that the government must put research into alternatives to fossil fuel much higher among its priorities, and argued that current policy in the area was “half-hearted”.”We have adapted to an energy price which is unrealistically low if we’re going to try and preserve the environment,” Read Article
The Historian – I have no problem in paying more for my fuel to stimulate less pollution and consumption of natural resources. As usual however the CO2 zealots miss the point (intentionally?). CO2 is not a pollutant, it is necessary for all plant life on thsi planet and incidentally has been conisderably higher throughout history than it is today. What is pollution is soot particulates, nuclear waste (from the power stations they are going to build to “fight global warming”), carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and numerous other pollutants we human’s emit.Â Until we wake up to this inconvenient truth and stop playing into the hands of those who don’t care about that, but see this as a great money making venture through taxation (to replenish those empty coffers) and carbon trading, then all this real pollution will go on unabated.
Reuters – North Korea appears to be enriching uranium, potentially giving the state that has twice tested a plutonium-based nuclear device another path to making atomic weapons, South Korea’s defense minister said on Tuesday. “It is clear that they are moving forward with it,” Defense Minister Lee Sang-hee told a parliamentary hearing, adding such a programme was far easier to hide than the North’s current plutonium-based activities. Read Article