The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has said that the EU must wean the transport sector off oil entirely within a generation.
I remember at the time of the Exxon Valdez spill that one of the Trustees of the Oil Spill Board said something like “Lawyers not yet born will work on this one”.
The BP spill on the North Slope is still reverberating – here is a post to the “safepipelines” discussion group:
We are facing at least a metre rise in sea-level by the end of this century, scientists have warned. Half of the Greenland ice cap and vast areas of Antarctica are destined to melt if climate change continues unabated.