Posted 12-02-2002 at 19:18:17
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Cleaning up the world's air is a worthy endeavor. Our governments combine with others to come up with a plan to lessen global polution to pre 1991 standards. Listening to all this on my truck radio, some sense of pride came over me. I had just recieved my notice to bring my old gallopy to the pollution police for inspection.
Apparently the way it's going to work is that every nation is going to be allowed a set amount of tonnes of pollutants per year in the atmosphere. The clincher is that a nation who fails in points can obtain points by obtaining the points from a nation who passes. This way everyone(nation,industry but definitly not you or
I) is happy and no one is upset.
After the formula is calculated we can expect no action really. After the negative and positive
polluters are fitted into the equation, what's left is a result of 0, or no change.
"Gosh" I said "Maybe I can do the same. Perhaps I can get the points I need to pass
my truck from a guy who's driving a new car". "Why not" I say "It's in the Kyoto spirit"
I asked this at my local licence plate outlet and I was met by a lady with a half interested,half asleep look on her face. It occured to me that I should have had one of the Kyoto lawyers to press my argument.
The little guy always gets shafted. These laws are meant to benefit the dealers for new car sales and the auto repair shops.