Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Denmark not quite a fairy tale kingdom for enviro-fundamentalists

"Thumbelina" from H.C. Andersen´s fairy tale

Flashback April 17, 2012:

“This is the place to be for renewable energy and green growth”

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark

WWF, May 15: 

Denmark’s demand on the earth’s resources is one of the greatest in the world according to a a new report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The biennial Living Planet Report examined the impact of human activity on the planet and found that Denmark’s ecological footprint per person – measured in terms of the amount of space demanded per inhabitant for the country’s global activities – is the fourth largest in the world.
This places Denmark behind only the gulf oil states of Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, but ahead of industrial superpowers and heavy polluters like the USA, Canada and China.
A country’s ecological footprint is made up of both the quantity of goods and services individuals consume and the amount of waste they produce, as well as the decisions of businesses and governments and their environmental demands and impacts.
Read the entire article here
It goes without saying that both the PM and the WWF are trying to hype their own misleading and false "green" propaganda. However, it is interesting to note that Denmark is not quite the enviro-fundamentalist paradise Mrs. Thorning-Schmidt would like us to believe.  Maybe she has been reading too many of the great Hans Christian Andersen´s fairy tales?
(image wikipedia)

1 comment:

www.greenworldbvi.com said...

Fourth in the world? Hah, awesome! Its for information like this that I ended up with my blog reading habit. I would have guessed the Gulf States, but then maybe a Canada (oil sands) or China, India or other big developing countries. All I can say is that if this is true, the Danish government has one bloody hell of a great marketing agency they employ. All one ever hears about the place is towns which have converted to total self-sustainability, offshore windmills etc etc.
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