Martin Klein EU still around in 2023?

I wonder if the EU will even be around in 2023?
Posted: 30 May 2013 at 08:00

Doug Vining EU still around in 2023?

That's a good question, Martin! But remember 2023 is only 10 years away, though a lot can happen in 10 years. Just look how the world has changed in the last 10 years. I think the EU will still exist, but it might have very different members or structures.
Posted: 30 May 2013 at 08:27

Doug Vining Worried about global cooling

In the future, almost anything is possible. This look into the end of the century is reminiscent of several MindBullets we have published over the years.

Whatever happens, I'm fairly sure that people won't be concerned about global warming in 2099. They will have other crises to deal with!
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Posted: 10 July 2013 at 18:18

Doug Vining They will charge us for breathing next

Told you so. We'll soon be paying for air - some of us anyway!
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Posted: 7 September 2015 at 18:03

Doug Vining Taxing food and water, and air

A few years ago, we published a MindBullet which suggested that the climate control freaks, I mean bureaucrats, would eventually tax us for the very air we breathe. While that was a bit tongue-in-cheek, the idea is not so far fetched. Water is already taxed in the form of VAT on your council bill, and bottled water is taxed three times over, which is probably a good thing.

Now comes an idea to tax food based on carbon emissions. So I guess vegans would pay less tax, unless their veggie compost heaps were guilty of excess methane emissions! I'm all for healthy eating and conserving the environment, but the idea that you can control global warming by modifying eating behaviour with a complicated tax, is, quite frankly, totally absurd!

You may as well just tax the air.
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Posted: 8 November 2016 at 14:51
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