Lordy, haven\’t these people got bored yet?
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) calculated the impact of each country by measuring the amount of carbon, water and other natural resources consumed by an average person in a year.
Overall people are using 50 per cent more than the planet can provide.
Yes, it\’s that time of year again. Dr. Wackernagel\’s Ph.D thesis comes out for its annual run.
The resource which is being overused is the ability of the biosphere to recycle the carbon emissions we\’re making. That\’s pretty much it. And yes, we know about that one and we\’re working on it.
Just about everything else they wibble about is a result of the way they do their calculations: as I never tire of pointing out, they insist that nuclear power has the same carbon footprint as coal fired.
This year though we do have at least some amusement. Do read the piece by Louise Gray, \”environment correspondent\” for The Telegraph.
As an example of journalism by butchery of a press release it is superb. Should be on the syllabus for wannabe journos around the country: here is what you don\’t do.