Wednesday, 3 October 2007

FUMING!

Spanish Goth inadvertently got me all wound up and unnecessary when I read his last post.

This climate change/global warming crap has got really out of control. What a brilliant way to tax the crap out of us all. Based on a load of unsubstantiated data that over half the worlds leading meteorologists and climateologists say is rubbish.The majority seem to say that the planet is going through a normal cyclical period. Global temperatures , taken since 1998, show a slight cooling trend.

So Gordon Brown and his cronies are going to make standard light bulbs a thing of history by 2011, and make us all buy energy saving bulbs, which cost 3 times as much, and don't like being turned on and off too often, (they fail), great! Who's going to pay for all my new lampshades?

These bulbs are made using mercury, which the EU has just stopped our barometer makers from using, in case it gets into landfill. Where are the dud energy saving bulbs going to go?

And, whilst China is opening a new coal-fired power station every 4 days, this is going to save the planet?

Which planet do these people live on?

14 comments:

PI said...

We have them in the hall and they give such a dreary light - enough to cause an increase in SAD disease I should have thought.
Are you practising? You tube?

Karmyn R said...

Well, all I know is I just keep trying to do my part in lowering waste and what not.

#Debi said...

I read a story not too long ago about a woman who dropped one of those bulbs and broke it. She wasn't sure about cleanup so called the manufacturer. She ended up with a HAZMAT team quarantining her house to clean up one broken light bulb.

Apparently those bulbs have to go to special recyclers, which use up more energy recycling them than was saved using them...

SpanishGoth said...

Which Planet? - a really small one, powered by battaries - probably fed with little small hamsters going "oh, not the fucking wheel again, you bastard"

Old Grumpy Git said...

Spanishgoth - I wish you wouldn't fucking swear such a fucking lot. Don't you realise that children and normal people might be reading this crap? When I say "normal" I don't mean John of course. To call him normal would be an insult to normal people.

karmyn - The only re-cycling I do is on a Raleigh bike.

Well, that's the pleasanties over with, now I can go back to bed....

Babs said...

Wait. This isn't Saturn??

Fuck, I've made a wrong turn somewhere!!

(And those lightbulbs, if they're the same as our huggy-tree lightbulbs, are ridiculous. They wouldn't fit my handy-dandy reading lamp. Bastards}

Mu Tai Dong said...

Trying then in The Pub British large imposing building for the conduct of authority business!!

Drama Queen said...

Erm, Zog maybe.

john.g. said...

Karmyn r , we recycle all we can, just to prevent too much landfill, but our little country is hardly going to 'SAVE' the planet!

Goth, lay off the JD !

Babs, you and your wrong turns!

DQ, more than likely, it certainly isn't this one!!

her indoors said...

we will be stepping backwards soon and using candles!

ChrisB said...

Like Pi I have those lights in the hall and cellar and I have to agree they are dreary. However I have had them for a long time in fact quite a few years before all the global warming info came out. So have I helped saved the planet don't know but I do try all the recycling stuff. I had no idea about the problem of disposing of these types of bulb. Funny how trying to resolve one problem creates another and who foots the bill!!!!!???

john.g. said...

Chrisb, I know who'll foot the bill!

Mr Farty said...

Aaarrrgghhh! Don't you realise we're all going to DIE?

Sooner or later.

Meh.

SpanishGoth said...

Don't see why I get told off for swearing - bastards ;-)