I've heard and seen a huge amount about this in recent weeks, not just on the news but because it's around about ten miles away from where I live (and for those watching some news shows it's not in fact in either Edinburgh, England, or London, but in Scotland, roughly 10 miles from where I am, near Stirling (see the top of the blue road on this map and around 55 miles, by road, from Edinburgh. Because of this proximity I've been seeing big attack helicopters and jetfighters all over the skies, police everywhere, and can't drive to work without at least almost driving over one protester. I'm more than glad that I'll be out of the country for it, in Sweden, because of all this disruption for eight people. What I'm wondering is what people are seeing in the news around the world of it, and what everyone thinks about what they're trying to achieve for Africa, and of world climate. It was announced this morning that President Bush would reject any Kyoto style treaty to reduce pollution in the states- instead pushing for new technologies to replace the polluting ones... which I personally think is a way of getting the USA out of committing to actually doing too much about it, but at least it's a step further than the last few years where he just pushed Kyoto out the window with a big "no!".