this may be random, but i came accross this recent survey about the enviroment, this is actually quite scary, P.S. sorry for the anti-bush sentiment, it came with the article. here it is: The right to a future The future belongs to the young. Yet it looks increasingly bleak as industrial and domestic waste is pumped into the land, sea and air; ten acres of rainforest is chopped down every second; almost seven square kilometresof fertile land is reduced to desert every hour; fragile ecosystems are destroyed and one species goes extinct every six minutes. These all add up to long-term consequences such as the depletion of the ozone layer and global warming. The future looks even bleaker when we find out that maniacs like George Bush have the power to veto limits on pollution, and can release an arsenal of nuclear weapons at the touch of a button. But none of this is new. For years we have been told about the damage we do to our own environment. We are no longer surprised when we are told that one day, we could quite easily destroy our own planet, and make ourselves extinct. So why does environmental destruction continue? Are humans doomed to their own stupidity? what are you views on this? here is another statistic: The rest of the Euopean Union recycles over 65% of its waste and garbage, however this compared to the UK is astonishing. In the UK we recycle only just over 8% of our rubbish. And in the U.S.A. and Russia they recycle no more than 6%.