Posted on January 15, 2006 by jeremy
Image source: Le Monde
I love France and French people generally and I try and get to France at every opportunity. OK, so the Gitanes aren’t great for one’s health in enclosed public spaces, and you have to traverse public footpaths with some care on account of the high preponderance of dog turds that litter the pavements, but these things I can put up with because the French culture and lifestyle suit me so well. What never ceases to shock and stun me about this country, however, is its utterly appalling and quite reprehensible lack of concern for those on the receiving end of ill-conceived nuclear policy. The Rainbow Warrior fiasco will never be forgotten, nor too will the nuclear tests carried out the Pacific. The latest debacle surrounding the Clemenceau is also likely to stick in the memory banks for some time to come. This time it’s asbestos.
Filed under: Pollution | Tagged: France, Greenpeace, India, nuclear | Leave a Comment »
Posted on February 17, 2004 by jeremy
That trashy, left-wing environmental mag The Economist is at it again — this time printing an article, Killer trees, that laments over the removal of roadside trees. Incredibly, some 3 million such trees (90 per cent in total) have been cut down in the last 30 years because of road ‘improvements’ and fears about road deaths. For non-subscribers the full article is reproduced below.
Filed under: Ecological degradation, Sustainable development | Tagged: environmental law, France | 3 Comments »
Posted on June 30, 2003 by jeremy
My blogging is likely to be even more spasmodic than usual over the next few weeks on account of my relocation to Singapore (via France). Furthermore, typing on a French keyboard is unlikely to enhance my productivity any!
Filed under: Food, International political economy | Tagged: Common Agricultural Policy, France | Leave a Comment »