Sunday, April 23

The green man

David Cmeron communing with his melting glacier
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"If I read another word about climate change, I shall go mad," writes Edward Celiz of Bodham Halt, Norfolk in today's Sunday Telegraph letters. in so doing, he echoes precisely the sentiment of this blog.
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If the Boy King (The Rt Hon David Cameron, MP Leader of Her Majesty's offocial and loyal opposition) ) mentions his 'green revolution', once more, we on this blog will all scream.
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"Edward Celiz's letter is preceded by one of slightly more weight, written as it is by 41 scientists who, according to the heading, "debunk global warming alert". All of them eminent in the climate field, they venture the opinion that "global climate changes all the time due to natural causes and the human impact still remains impossible to distinguish from this natural 'noise'". They also note that "observational evidence does not support today's computer climate models, so there is little reason to trust model predictions of the future".
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For anyone who cares to explore the subject, there is no end of sources that will confirm that view, the sum of which affirm that, far from being consensus, or the issue being fixed, the arguments over global warming are far from resolved and the issues are, in fact, highly contentious.
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In one positive development in an otherwise bleak landscape, Booker has been pulled out of semi-obscurity in the inside back page of the Sunday Telegraph, where we was consigned by the erstwhile, unlamented editor Sarah Sands.
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Mr Booker has been returned to his former glory by the new editor, Patience Wheatcroft, in what we hope will now be the start of the paper's reversion to a proper newspaper.
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In his column (which is essential reading for all attendees at the Bruges Group meeting on Tuesday evening) charts the damage John Prescott has done to British democracy, and also points up Defra's latest gaffe – a hilarious reporting error.
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A story in The Times yesterday, which reported the Boy King in trouble over his choice of car. No sooner was he back from Norway in his gas-guzzling private jet, having communed with his melting glacier, than the Greens were protesting that he had failed to pick the most environmentally-friendly option for his next chauffeur-driven car - to be provided at the taxpayers' expense, on top of the Boy's £125,000 salary.
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The Greens wanted Cameron to take a petrol-electric hybrid Toyota Prius but, instead, the leader of the opposition opted for a Lexus GS 450h.
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Cameron is going to regret he ever opened this can of worms.However, that has not stopped him prattling away in a vacuous opinion piece in the Sunday Telegraph, the centrepiece of which is his "radical agenda for greener cars" which he is to announce tomorrow.
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Cameron wants – or so he tells us – "Britain to be at the forefront of international efforts to build a new generation of motor vehicles that are much less environmentally damaging." Such a programme, he adds, "will include significant incentives to encourage the ownership of newer, greener vehicles."Unsurprisingly, these "international efforts" are remarkably similar to those set out by the EU last year, which rather proves ours and Booker's point. The Boy King has simply bought into the EU "green agenda" and, what is worse, he is now trying to pass it off as an expression of "traditional Conservative values".

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like green, and if you do too come and live in Wales. Its very green here and wet!!! Therefore always green *LOL*

Kelly said...

lol Maybe what Mr. Cameron meant by 'newer and greener' was this year's model and the colour of the car.
Unfortunately, we have the same type of rhetoric going on over here on this side of the pond.