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Should the EU’s emissions-cutting targets be eased because of the global crisis?

Never ever. If we wait for better time or decide we can’t afford to make risky decisions we will become like a puddle on a carpet, we’ll get absorbed by our surroundings and trodden on through our own naive delusion to go back to a bygone era where life was easier.
The global crisis has come about as a result of naîve arrogance and not heeding the warnings.(According to the IMF there have been 42 systemic banking crises in 37 countries between 1970 & 2007) The financial world will keep on changing and continue to grow; it did after 1930 and 9/11 and will continue to do so. This is a crisis in a financial system whose very processes are all made up – the JP Morgans, Gordon Browns, Alan Greenspans and the Federal Reserve of this world can make it work again albeit in “new” way.
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We need to treat emissions and befouling our environment like we would a serious global disease epidemic – perhaps using union style “outrage rhetoric” could get some fresh thinking going! To decide on the fate of humanity and condemn communities to a filthy death because the global banking system is having issues is depraved and hideously naîve. To sanction this for cheaper electricity bills is even more gratuitous.

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