To think of the power that Connie Hedegaard, European Union commissioner for climate, has. With one swipe of her mighty pen she can hold back the tides on global warming. But don’t be so perturbed: she is only performing this noble deed in order to bribe the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) into submission. The ICAO has exactly one year (you can’t hold back that tide forever, after all, as King Cnut charaded only too well) to stop flying their aircraft so much. That or charge an extra 24 euros to each passenger on each flight in green taxes. Oh – the power..!