On Question Time BBC 1 15th February 2007, Lord Tebbit in an answer to a question about high bonuses paid to some who work in the City, referred to the large amounts of money also paid to people like David Beckham for just kicking a leather ball about.
Defra head man David Miliband has put forward the idea for personal carbon credits. Here is a contribution to a Defra consultation from 2004. Probably written in a cynical 'can we get serious' mood on climate change the concept of personal carbon credits was replaced by climate change death equivalents. (Metal Bands looking for a name please apply for permission).
The nice lads from Defra had it posted for a few days before losing their bottle and contacted me to ask if it was all right to change a 'few things'. Of course I didn't mind, Defra had let me get away with so much prior to that, I was surprised they still let me on the site anyway.
Here is Lord Tebbit and David Miliband connected in spirit. You might think I meant !*$"/ *!£%*/, I couldn't possibly comment.
Sustainable Development: The UK Government's Approach
Date posted: 06/10/04 19:32:00
Author: Roger Thomas
Message: The unsustainable media and popular unsustainable culture seems to consider the (Some Sportspeople) as role models.
Now (Some Sportspeople) contribution to society seems to be kicking a bag of air up a field. He works in Spain but as his wife wants the kids to be educated in the UK he commutes by jet between the two countries.
Tens of 1000's of miles many by private jet. He just contributes above the norm to climate change. Those islands that are going to be flooded, those starving through drought, making penguins homeless.
What we need is some sort of lifestyle indicator, such as CCDE, climate change death equivalents. Similar is employed in the nuclear industry to measure the affects of a radio active escape.
As well as having a high CCDE due to a selfish and uncaring attitude to the rest of the planet, (Some Sportspeople) also thinks its good to show off and persuade others to indulge in his lifestyle of shallow materialism, 10 cars etc.
His attitude is insulting to many people who care about the planet and others by recycling, saving energy etc.
(Some Sportspeople) is a bad influence on society especially young people and should be banned. If your choice in life is just to kick a bag of wind, then live near the football ground with your family so you can walk to work and not undo the good work others are trying to do to make the world a better place.
MP2 Applied Planetary Engineering