Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Dear No.10



Click on image to read poll results.

Thank you to all who took part in the Climate Change poll here at the Coffee House. We now have over 100 votes in and therefore have closed the poll. The top two are no surprise;

(1st ) more renewables/electric vehicle use
(2nd) targeting of big business.

It’s the next three that are interesting;

(3rd) introduce a personal carbon credits scheme.
(4th) tax cheap airfares so people travel less.
(5th) ban city cars with engines greater than 2000cc (2lt).

This shows I believe that voters are willing to see tough policy measures put in place by government to tackle the causes of climate change. The government would be wise to take note. Of course these poll results are on their way to No.10 and City Hall. We shall see if they bother to reply! Once again, thank you to all who took part.

4 Comments:

At 6:05 pm, Blogger Pete Smith said...

Fascinating that 17 voters think that all our climate change problems would be solved by nukeing the US. There's nothing like a good old-fashioned nuclear winter to provide an antidote to global warming.

 
At 6:51 pm, Blogger Matt Burge said...

Yes, problem solved in a flash.

 
At 7:58 pm, Blogger Earthpal said...

Interesting results. Well done you guys.

Let us know how No.10 responds.

 
At 6:48 am, Blogger Matt Burge said...

Thanks earthpal

I'm just really impressed that things like the Personal Carbon Allowance scheme have come so high up the public's priority list.

The EU released its Phase II carbon trading limits for each EU country yesterday. Needless to say some countries have reacted like sulking hippos! Apparently UK companies involved with the scheme cover 45% of UK carbon emissions. More detail at; http://www.dti.gov.uk/pressroom/news/page31235.html

 

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