PDA

View Full Version : Climate Change:'Hefty Taxes and Monitoring Needed', Says Rajendra Pachauri



megimoo
11-30-2009, 10:10 AM
The West must undergo a radical lifestyle change to prevent a global warming disaster, the world's leading climate change scientist has said.

His latest suggestions include curbing car use, increasing London's congestion charge to £25, putting electricity monitoring equipment in hotel rooms and implementing hefty aviation taxes to stop people flying

Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said imposing hefty taxes and increasing electrity monitoring is needed to combat the ways of adults who have been "corrupted" by their daily routines.Dr Pachauri caused controversy last year after suggesting people should eat less meat due to the levels of carbon emissions associated with rearing livestock.

His latest suggestions include curbing car use, increasing London's congestion charge to £25, putting electricity monitoring equipment in hotel rooms and implementing hefty aviation taxes to stop people flying.In an interview with the Observer Dr Pachauri said: "Today we have reached the point where consumption and people's desire to consume has grown out of proportion. The reality is that our lifestyles are unsustainable.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/6683735/Climate-change-Hefty-taxes-and-monitoring-needed-says-expert.html

Hanyou
11-30-2009, 01:48 PM
"Today we have reached the point where consumption and people's desire to consume has grown out of proportion. The reality is that our lifestyles are unsustainable.

Sounds just like Karl Marx and the other socialists/communists.

Believe what you want about the environment, but for God's sake, people, don't lend credence to the environmental agenda. Those who embrace this shit most readily are those most inclined to control, ration, and demonize humanity. The rest are (unfortunately) naive.

Statements like Mr. Pachauri's ought to be trumpeted on the airwaves.

Sonnabend
11-30-2009, 04:55 PM
Hat tip Andrew Bolt (http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/)


Of course, this new asecetic lifestyle cannot possibly be imposed on a man as grand as Pachauri, with such crucial work to do to save us from the gases he belches out the back of his jet:
I recently examined a UN document entitled ”Details of Outreach Activities carried out by Chairman IPCC, Dr. R. K. Pachauri (http://www.ipcc.ch/meetings/session29/doc7-add1.pdf)Jan ‘07 July ‘08?
Dr Rajendra Pachauri flew at least 443,243 miles on IPCC business in this 19 month period (http://www.stopflying.org/?p=82&cpage=1#comment-21). This business included honorary degree ceremonies, a book launch and a Brookings Institute dinner, the latter involving a flight of 3500 miles.