Norway. Gassy and Delusional.

21 12 2007

Welcome to the split personality disorder world of Global Warming! The official website of Norway claims the whole country will be carbon neutral by 2050. Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg further adds that Norway will reduce its emissions of greenhouse gasses by 30 percent by 2020.

Such bold pronouncements are bread and butter of contemporary European politics where saving the world is all that matters. Unfortunately it is increasingly clear that European elites are suffering from some sort of mental illness. The disease attacks the central nervous system of highly ranked politicians and renders the sufferers incapable of reconciling the imaginary world of carbon-free Nirvana with reality on the ground.

You see, despite making all the proper politically-correct noises about carbon neutrality and slashing the emissions, it has just been revealed that Norway has actually increased its CO2 emissions by 80% between 1990 and 2004!

If anyone knows of a starker, more blatant example of disconnect between spin and reality, I’d like to see it.

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