From the Telegraph:
Drinking bottled water should be made as unfashionable as smoking, according to a government adviser.You know, maybe it's me, but haven't we been told by the leftist MSM all these years that tap water is dangerous? And, uh, now, bottled water is dangerous?!?!?
"We have to make people think that it's unfashionable just as we have with smoking. We need a similar campaign to convince people that this is wrong," said Tim Lang, the Government's naural resources commissioner.
Bottled water generates upto 600 times more CO2 than tap water.
Phil Woolas, the environment minister, added that the amount of money spent on mineral water "borders on being morally unacceptable".
Their comments come as new research shows that drinking a bottle of water has the same impact on the environment as driving a car for a kilometre. Conservation groups and water providers have started a campaign against the £2 billion industry.
A BBC Panorama documentary, "Bottled Water: Who Needs It?", to be broadcast tomorrow says that in terms of production, a litre bottle of Evian or Volvic generates up to 600 times more CO2 than a litre of tap water.
This reminds me of Nineteen Eighty-Four where one year the media tells the people that Oceania is at war with Eurasia, and the next year Eastasia is the enemy.
Paper or plastic? If you say paper, then you want to destroy the earth by destroying trees. If you say plastic, then you want to destroy the earth with non-biodegradable substances.
Either way, the message is, human beings destroy the Earth by the very fact of their existence. Gaia, mother Earth, is threatened by humans, who are merely an unnatural blight upon her body, an unwanted organism in the ecosphere, a bit of tissue it would be better to abort.
When I was four years old, I remember being in church and hearing the Minister say, "The people were worshiping stones and trees." I thought that was the most absurd thing I had ever heard. Worship rocks? WTF?
But, now I am an adult and I see that, all around me, people are worshiping mother Earth. Paganism did not die. It became the environmental movement.
Reliapundit adds: GREAT POST PASTO! Here's an additional facet, (excerpt from above):
"Drinking bottled water should be made as unfashionable as smoking, according to a government adviser.WELL: It may be "UNFASHIONABLE" to smoke... NOW, but it might be even worse - if the left gets its way: These left-wing wackos/paganists/eco-nutsies in the UK actually want to require a license for smoking.
"We have to make people think that it's unfashionable just as we have with smoking. We need a similar campaign to convince people that this is wrong," said Tim Lang, the Government's naural resources commissioner."
And they think drinking bottled water is just as bad.
IS THERE ANY PART OF OUR PRIVATE LIVES OR ANY PART OF THE FREEMARKET THEY DON'T THINK THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO CONTROL!? No, there is not. Sheesh.