huggers nightmares and gummints the world over another reason to tax us all.
Personally I don't subscribe to this nonsense. And I don't care if the 'lesser spotted urchin' or whatever is under threat due to 'man made' (or, to keep the equality nazis happy, 'human made') global warming.
But now we have another reason to feel guilty, another measure of how we are destroying our planet.
Ladies/Gentlemen and members of the Labour Party, I am proud to present to you the 'WATER FOOTPRINT'.
You can visit the site to instill a sense of shame and guilt upon yourself for having the goddamn cheek to be living a life. See how much of this precious resource you are consuming and the devastating affect on the equilibrium of the rock we are clinging on to as it hurtles through the vacuum of space.
Now, I am no scientist. I'm not particularly an 'expert' on any subject although I am quite good at sitting on my arse and watching TV. I'm sure if there was a University course dedicated to sitting on your arse I could quite possibly be a lecturer. But, water doesn't disappear. Does it? My understanding is that it just goes to another place within the earth. Ice, clouds, oceans, within plants and animals etc. So, we are using more and more water. Big deal, it's still here. In Scotland, it's here all the bloody time. It's always raining!
I wonder what the next guilt trip will be. Stop eating beans because farting harms the ozone layer?
Update - I've left the bath tap running. The cold tap of course, the hot one costs me money!
Update 2 - I just remembered that in the supermarket they are selling refills for instant coffee. You refill the jar, (recyclable), with coffee from a pack which is not recyclable! Go figure...