Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (East Midlands)
(DEFRA) Carbon calculator - letter from David Miliband - Derbyshire
LETTER TO BE PUBLISHED
I know readers in Derbyshire increasingly want to do their bit to help combat climate change - and knowing about your carbon footprint is a good way to start.
That's why we have this week launched a new online CO2 calculator, where people can find out their carbon footprint. The calculator will also suggest the practical steps we can take to cut our emissions and, often, save some money as well.
Things we do in our everyday lives have an effect - good or bad - on the environment. And more than 40 per cent of the UK's carbon dioxide emissions come from our homes and travel.
Most of us have become a bit greener already - for example, nearly all of us are into recycling now - but there are lots of other things we can do to reduce our impact on climate change.
Whatever your lifestyle, the Act on CO2 calculator will give you practical pointers about how to cut your emissions, tailored to the way you live.
To check out your carbon footprint, and find out what you can do about it, log on to: http://www.direct.gov.uk/actonCO2
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Of course, you can replace Derbyshire with every other Midlands county across the country: Batshit has. Such a pity that the website address given—http://www.direct.gov.uk/actonCO2—takes an age to load—about 3 minutes by my watch—before finally resolving to http://actonco2.direct.gov.uk/
But can I now calculate my CO2 footprint with the amazing carbon calculator?
Website text reproduced below:
Thanks very much for visiting the carbon calculator - we really value your interest. So that we are able to ensure your journey through the calculator is as quick and efficient as possible and because it is proving so popular we are currently expanding the site's capacity.
It will be raring to go shortly, so please visit again.
Er, no. Count me down as one very gutted Devil.
Having said that, of course, given the paucity of people who visit just about every other government site, that we all pay well over the odds for because the fucking government wouldn't know a good deal if it jumped up and bit an MP in the knackers, perhaps the fact that the Carbon Calculator has had so many people interested is a bonus.
It might have been nice, of course, it the site hadn't been been so poorly built that the developers didn't allow for scaleability; we are probably now paying through the nose, doubly, for development that should have been done in the first place, for fuck's sake.
Oh dear, Batshit "Wikid" Miliband does not seem to be doing too well technology-wise; but can one blame him? He is, after all, so fucking spastic that he has to pay someone to upload his blog posts. And he is probably one of the more tech-savvy ministers.
Remind me, how much of our money are these technical illiterates pissing away every year on their vanity projects?