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Belgium to impose tax on barbequing to fight global warming
BRUSSELS, April 3 (RIA Novosti) - The government of Belgium's French-speaking region of Wallonia, which has a population of about 4 million, has approved a tax on barbequing, local media reported.
Experts said that between 50 and 100 grams of CO2, a so-called greenhouse gas, is emitted during barbequing. Beginning June 2007, residents of Wallonia will have to pay 20 euros for a grilling session.
The local authorities plan to monitor compliance with the new tax legislation from helicopters, whose thermal sensors will detect burning grills.
Scientists believe CO2 emissions are a major cause of global warming.
The lunacy of the Algorians knows no bounds.
(link via Drudge)
UPDATE: As believable as this sounds, given the pure batshit-crazy mindset of the Carbon Offset Coalition of Knuckleheads, alas, it's not true.
The date stamp on the story Drudge linked to was April 3rd. That's the first thing I checked when I read it.
So, we can all delete the most recent entry of 50°54′N 4°32′E from your automated backyard missile guidance systems.