Just for interest: After listening to how carbon markets will cause chaos in national economies, a representative for the IMF (who also is on the IPCC :roll: ) has mentioned in subtle terms that a global economic system might need to be implemented in order to stem hyper-inflation in local markets and avoid a cascade collapse of financial instruments. Especially as they predict oil will move to US$300 dollars a barrel in the next 10 years. There was of course no argument that supplies are not an issue, however it is true that over the last 25 years the number of refineries capable of lifting production are non-existent. I was not surprised to hear for example that in the U.S. alone 20 years ago there were 350 refineries. Today that number stands at 90. That was in 2004! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6019739/ I though that this stuff was all pie in the sky rhetoric, until one starts reading news material being bandied around: http://us.ft.com/ftgateway/superpage.ft?news_id=fto060820081850443845 http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/JF06Dj04.html Needless to say, the movement towards a â€˜carbon taxâ€™ (which has little to do with directly improving the environment) is unstoppable with many zealots preaching in the isles. The actual truth behind science has been left long ago and buried amongst a quagmire of propaganda and informational haze.