Absolutely brilliant. All these ecological experts flying around the world to massive conferences in beautiful places like Bali to discuss just how we are going to save our planet from overheating. All these forests that are being felled to produce mighty tomes, featuring 'hockey stick' theories and complex strategies to tackle global warming. And all the time its been staring us in the face. At long last Powys County Council has come up with the answer. All we have to do is turn off the street lights.
This is an even better idea than it looks. If the Council invests all of the money it will save in power bills, it can spend it on providing thousands more street lights which it never switches on, thus making yet further massive contributions to the fight against damaging climate change. And this brilliant idea can be extended. Why not withdraw public transport, and spend the savings buying new buses which can be left in the garage. Just think how much carbon that would save. And why not stop all these refuse collection vehicles running around, burning up fuel. Sometimes, reality is odder than fiction.