Makes up 0.03% of our atmosphere. It is not warming the planet. If the planet is warming up (and it may well be) it's not down to CO2. Even if it was, if we (UK) stopped producing (releasing) any at all, it would make no difference in world terms. I'm all for saving recourses, but the trouble with this CO2 business, is it takes the eye off the ball in terms of dealing with the problem. Perhaps we should be planning for the inevitable.
What this CO2 bollocks does do, is give an excuse for more tax, and more government expansion to administer the problem.
As for why we give so much in foreign aid, it's like this.
Banks lend money to foreign countries (and more recently to domestic individuals) than they could possibly pay back.
These countries could simply default - as in "bollocks to you we're not paying."
And that's what they'd do if they didn't get foreign aid.
So. The banks bribe the politicians, both with party donations and nice jobs when they leave office ( see traitor Blair and his $5Million adviser role as JP Morgan adviser) (Though that was more a thank you for his Iraq support, whatch where Gordon ends up).
The politico's give our money to 3rd world countries.
The 3rd world countries dictators use the money to strengthen their military, have a comfortable lifestyle, AND MAKE THEIR INTEREST PAYMENTS TO THE BANKS.
That's why we pay so much for fuck all, whilst we're up to are arse in debt