José Manuel Barroso, leader of the EU Commission, announced today that Europe shall reduce it’s CO2 emission by 20 %. With European pride in his voice he claimed the global superiority of this environmental project.

Bless the EU for waking up at last, but this self conscious tone reflects nothing but the embarrassing ignorance which grows proportionally with the rice of the recently invented “European identity”. Barroso claimed that no country in the world has comparable environmental ambitions.

I wonder if Bhutan is a part of Barroso’s active vocabulary, or if he thinks the word refers to one those green house gases he recently discovered?