Monday, December 12, 2005

London Oil Blast Violates UK's Commitment to Kyoto Protocol

LONDON, England -- (CNN -- Carbon News Network) -- Today various environmental groups including the European Environmental Agency declared that the recent London oil blast is a clear violation of the UK's commitment to the Kyoto Protocol. The groups are also angrily criticizing Great Britain for the vast amounts of pollution now being released into the atmosphere from burning petrol.

In a phone interview with CNN's Brussels bureau, a EU environmental spokeman stated: "This fuel explosion will surely mean that the UK will exceed its limit on greenhouse emissions for this year. Tsk, tsk, Mr. Blair, who once was a champion of Kyoto -- now he must preside over this environmental disaster. We must form committees immediately to study the effect of the smoke cloud on Europe. We will also consider scolding or fining the UK -- Blair, he will not pay of course, but we do love fines and regulations and paperwork and grand televised speeches."

All the same, every cloud has a silver lining, even a cloud born of burning fuel. Scientists speculate that the resulting ash, smoke, and fine particulates in the air may produce spectacular sunsets in the near future -- similar to the effects of volcanic eruptions. "Possibly this may help our tourism initiatives," said hopeful travel analyst, Mary Packer. "Our economy could use a boost."

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