Monday, March 01, 2010

Well, at least they aren't currently emitting carbon

Russia is doing its part to fight global warming by curbing a hundred or so modern tanks. Quite literally, it seems, by abandoning them along the side of a highway:
Video clips from the website that were rebroadcast on Russian television showed local people clambering over some of the unguarded T-80 tanks that were parked in long rows in Kamishlovsk, about 100 km from the Ural city of Yekaterinburg.


Russia is currently streamlining its massive military, with some commanders recently quoted in the Russian media as saying they only require half of the country's 20,000 tanks.
Some people have criticized the "Cash For Clunkers" program (and I'll let you Google those people, seeing as how I'm too lazy to find the links) for a number of reasons, but, um, that didn't really involve vehicles with treads and high explosive shells, so I guess this is a little different.

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