Monday, August 07, 2006

"GATE BRITAIN" warning from The Mirror

What is the concentration of Co2 in the atmosphere?

Two days ago I described some of the issues facing motorists and the public about cars.

Today "The Mirror" is running an article called "Pay-as-you-go roads vision"

The article basically states that if the transport secretary gets his way Toll Gates will start emerging at various locations across the UK, drivers of higher polluting vehicles will face a significant tax hike, speed limits along motorways will be lowered in an effort to "cut pollution" (maybe I should be getting more vitamins or something because that doesn't make sense to me), more congestion charging zones will be added and satellite road charging will be introduced along with various other measures.

WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! None of those measures are positive. Sure it may stop people from travelling and increase inflation, erode more of our privacy and make driving more difficult, but in the long term, those measures will just turn into a not so stealthy tax on freedom.

If you haven't already, check out my previous post on the subject where I offer suggestions for dealing with pollution and congestion. Douglas Alexander is rapidly becoming a target for a new letter!!

"As of 2006, the earth's atmosphere is about 0.038% by volume (381 ┬ÁL/L or ppmv) or 0.057% by weight CO2." From wikipedia

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