Friday, December 18, 2015

Fracking insane

No sooner has historic agreement been reached on a climate change deal in Paris than fracking beneath national parks has been approved and the subsidy for homeowners who instal rooftop solar panels has been slashed by 65 per cent. It's idiocy that simply doesn't add up, and for once it's not just the Tories who are to blame - the fracking decision was endorsed by a ballot of MPs, despite ministers promising an "outright ban" on the practice within national parks as recently as January. The sort of short-termist thinking exemplified by these two decisions is precisely what we have to move away from if we're to be remotely serious about tackling the enormity of climate change.

(Thanks to Lyndsey for the link.)

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