The Proof: reality is worse than the 'Yes, minister' series
Most people have the hope, that real politicians are better. Sorry, here is the proof for the opposite. An example from Germany:
Some German politicians really think, that the lignite power plant is a great idea to waste some money.
One year lost for humanity to get a great new weapon against the CO2 problem.
News from 1996-12-05: Every year 10.000.000.000 DM subvention for stone coal in Germany. Enough money to built every year factories for 5000 MW Peak Photovoltaic. Every year new factories for 70 times of 1995 world production. Every year more money by the wins of all this new factories. But instead of this, German politicians think it is better to invest every year 10.000.000.000 DM in a dead business deadly for our home planet.