This past week "world leaders" are hoping to resolve an issue which has been long standing....climate change and combating it. It appears that we need to shift...rapidly into greener energy. The U.N. is seeking to establish a legally binding treaty within early next year. This will be the rule of law amoungst all nations to abide by there emission cuts and lower there carbon footprint. One questions that sticks in my mind is how are they going to achieve this? Conservative estimates state that there are over 600,000,000 vehicles on the roads....thats a coservative guess, Im guessing its about the 800,000,000 - 1,000,000,000 mark. Now this is not counting trucks, ships, planes and trains. They are all HUGE! uses of fossil fuels. And to my knowledge there isnt really any effort underway to make fossil fuel free variations of these modes of transportation. If they pass these new laws which are set to be very stringent, how do they expect any of it to work? Even if you attempted to fase out cars etc etc and replace them with fully functioning hybrids...alot of people just dont have the money to go out and buy a new hybrid, and the time period to do that would take several years..or much more. Then you have the issue of where do you put the cars? Its simple, we have created a life reliant of fuels...and no treaty is ever going to slow or deminish that. Every single aspect of life has a large carbon print. From making plastic bags, to tyres, even to making clean water....they all require fuel of one source or another. I hardly think you can over hall the entire system in what? 25-50years? no way. I think we'll see restrictions on travel, possibly some other server measures. I hate to think whats down the near future.