PLAY #213: THE LIES THAT NUMBERS TELL ARE ONLY TERRIBLE (JULY 16)

POLITICIAN with a solar panel above head, like a hat.

POLITICIAN addresses an imaginary press conference.

 

POLITICIAN

20% by 2020

50% of pre-1995 levels

incredible!

yes, of pre-2010 levels that would be different

it’s about how you slice it the figures

yes

we do slice them the most attractive way possible

wouldn’t you?

 

we are committed to renewables

increase of 30%

from what levels?

when?

don’t get bogged in the details

a total of 40% renewable energy by 2050

no

not too little

 

we’ve installed 100 megawatts of solar

a goal of 400 by 2025

yes that’s 1% of the total output

still though

when you break it down

30% increase!

 

don’t worry at all

we’ll be fine

we’re doing everything we can

when you measure it

our progress is

exponential…

 

POLITICIAN exits smiling.

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