It makes me really mad about all this harping on about global warming. Why I get annoyed is because our government/politicians are treating us like idiots & not educating people about it, just pointing at polar bears, cycling to work (woopee) & intsalling pointless wind 'turbines' on their houses. Now I dont mind recycling because when I see my recycle box full of glass, metal & paper I feel happy that it's not going to a landfill. This makes complete sense. BUT it takes the biscuit that I'm being made to feel like a 'bad person' (& taxed for the priveledge) WHEN NOBODY HAS MADE A GOOD SCIENTIFIC CASE TO ME, EDUCATING ME, & BRINGING ME ON BOARD. Is it too much to ask for the government to state it's case? At the moment I'm enclined to agree with the sceptics and say that it's natural for the worlds climate to change through time (doesent everything?)(would it not be more bizarre for the climate to stay the same ) (has'nt there been hotter periods and ice ages waaaaaay before the industrial age?). I am a sceptic, the biggest cases stated to me all tell me that it's a natural phenomenon and the worlds sea & volcanoes dwarf mans output of C02 anyway. I have no idea if this is true but thats my point. Wheres the case from the Government educating me? Until then, and unless the case seems plausable I will remain a sceptic, be taxed throught the roof, made to feel bad just for running a car, using the stove & surviving the rat race that we all have to conform to. Whatever happened to public information? Maybe it's out there somewhere but I don't know, isn't the point that it should find you anyway, the taxman has no trouble sending us stuff, how about even a simple leaflet/booklet with proven facts? My point is that tax is not the answer, pointing fingers is not the answer, education is. Where are the REAL FACTS & why have they not been posted through my door? As I stated before, the tax man finds my letter box, it's very convenient that these things do not. I cant help but feel like I'm being treated as nothing more than an IDIOT. If my bins will be collected once a fortnight and not once a week, wheres the reduction in my council tax? Oh, I fogot I'm an idiot. If I sell my house & get charged for the 'HIP', why when I buy one thats 'HIP Approved' do I not get the fee back less the consultants charges for being green? Oh I forgot again, I'm an idiot. I could go on but I hope you see my frustration/point of view. It's just crap that you have to feel like public enemy number one just using the day to day methods of survival in the UK today. Atleast explain to me EXACTLY why. I'm sure more could be done by just treating people like people than just taxing before non-compliance. Fixed penalties would be a much better solution in my opinion for serial offenders, at least give people the chance to comply & not treat us like morons. They talk about hearts & minds for foriegn policy but I think they should apply the same practice to our own population with these sorts of issues. Any thoughts? There must be a better way to go about this issue.