This from today’s Sunday Telegraph. Although the wheels are coming, scientifically and logically as they must anyway, off the global warm-mongering-bandwaggon, these interfering Stalinists not only don’t learn and don’t say “sorry”, they keep buggering on. Some of it is worth quoting for its breathtaking pomposity:
Drinking bottled water should be made as unfashionable as smoking, according to a government adviser.
“We have to make people think that it’s unfashionable just as we have with smoking. We need a similar campaign to convince people that this is wrong,” said Tim Lang, the Government’s naural resources commissioner.
|Bottled water generates upto 600 times more CO2 than tap water|
Phil Woolas, the environment minister, added that the amount of money spent on mineral water “borders on being morally unacceptable”.
Their comments come as new research shows that drinking a bottle of water has the same impact on the environment as driving a car for a kilometre. Conservation groups and water providers have started a campaign against the £2 billion industry.
A BBC Panorama documentary, “Bottled Water: Who Needs It?”, to be broadcast tomorrow says that in terms of production, a litre bottle of Evian or Volvic generates up to 600 times more CO2 than a litre of tap water.
If semi-state-supplied tap water, provided by (not really free market) water “companies” did not taste and smell so utterly disgusting, then perhaps more people would drink it. But then, in a Nazified socialist paradise with no available or permitted plastic bottles (your carbon footprint, sonny), how do you take it with you on a sunny day, or indeed any other kind of day?