Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I had a good laugh


The just newly appointed minister of environment and forestry, Veysel Eroğlu, says that Turkey has the resources to withstand the effects of climate change. In fact he said directly that, and I quote him here: “In my opinion, global warming does not threaten Turkey. There is a solution for everything as long as one takes the necessary measures”. So, according to this genius, Global Warming stops at the borders of Turkey, and all other countries which don't take 'the necessary measures', are responsible for the effects of Global Warming. Maybe this minister must make a trip to the Aral sea and see with his own eyes what Global Warming means: lack of understanding by mankind what their actions in the past and today did to the environment. And it looks like Mr. Eroğlu thinks that solving water shortages are the only problems to be solved as a result of Global Warming. Ever heard about the word pollution Mr. Eroğlu? There is more at stake than water. Fire the guy before it's too late - in my humble opinion...

5 comments:

super hero said...

its a typical statesman talk. nothing really changes.

Vassili said...

You are quite right. It is dangerous as it is just the thin edge of teh wedge, and all too often they just take the environment for granted. And well look at Greece...

Hans said...

SH, maybe Greenpeace can take over his post..))
As his boss is starting to talk like this....olala
Vassili, I noticed that in several parts of the world envorinmental issues are on the top of the agenda, but not in Turkey and Greece...

Idil said...

He speaks the word of God, leave him alone Hans.
;)

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

Dear Isil,
Are you saying: 'Make place, the High Priest Baykal is preaching again'..))))