‘You think that one-month lockdown was bad in Spring 2020?’ tweeted University of Colorado Boulder professor Roger Pilke Jr. ‘Imagine 20 X, non-stop for the next 50 years..’
Unfortunately, such suicidal attitudes are not confined to liberal Big tech tycoons or ivory tower academics; they are shared by many people in government positions. The economy-wrecking hysteria is therefore spreading into the real world very rapidly.
On 20th November 2020, Reuters reported that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ‘is to declare a climate emergency in a symbolic step to increase pressure for action to combat global warming.’
‘We’ve always considered climate change to be a huge threat to our region, and it is something we must take immediate action on, Ardern said, according to State Broadcaster TVNZ.
In her first term Ardern’s government passed a Zero Carbon bill, which set the framework for zero carbon emissions by 2050, with cross-party support in Parliament. Such agreement right across the political spectrum exists in countries such as Japan and Britain; it effectively denies the public any possibility of choosing to reject elite demands.
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This is very dangerous becasue their agenda is rapidly becoming even more radical and aggressive. At the end of 2020, for example, while Germany was only just starting its forst COVID vaccination programme, a Social Democratic MP – Karl Lauterbach, warned that his compatriots should brace themselves for yet another challenge: global warming.
‘We need measures to deal with climate change that are similar to restrictions on personal freedom imposed to combat the pandemic,’ he wrote in a guest piece for Die Welt newspaper.
In Britain at exactly the same time, the government’s Climate Change Committee announced it was examining a whole raft of ideas to slash carbon emissions. These included a frequent flyer tax intended to cut flights from the UK by 15 per cent from 2018 levels. The devastating impact of lockdown on High Street shops was seen as being good in as far as the corresponding growth of internet shopping is helping to cut carbon emissions. Both developments illustrate the way in which ‘solutions’ for the elite mean problems and pain for the ordinary citizen.
The UK government’s Economics of Biodiversity advisory team, which is largely responsible for formulating such policies, does not have a single representative of consumers or ordinary people. Manufacturing, retail, agriculture, hospitality and the tourist industries are also without a voice.
Instead the hugely powerful body is dominated by individuals from the essentially parasitic FIRE (finance, insurance, real estate) corporations, academics from bodies implicated in carbon and COVID hysteria (principally University College, London and the notoriously and dishonestly alarmist Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia) and politicians. One of its most senior advisers, Sir Nicholas Stern, is an advocate of vegetarianism as a climate change mitigation element.
The resulting lack of understanding of economic reality and absence of sympathy for ordinary people, has already resulted in policies including the halting of sales of gas boilers by 2033, banning new fossil fuel cars – including hybrids by 2032, and ‘encouraging’ people to cut the amount of meat and dairy they eat by a fifth in the next decade. The advisory body admits that the new energy efficiency measures alone could cost £10,000 per home…………
The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food propose surcharges of 40 per cent on beef, 25 per cent on oils, 20 per cent on milk, 15 per cent on lamb and 10 per cent on chicken, in order to reduce emissions and reduce consumption in line with the UK Parliament’s mandatory targets…..
…..the impossible target set by the country’s political elite in the Climate Change Act 2008…opposed by just 2 out of 650 Members Of Parliament ..now costs the British taxpayer at least £18 billion every year….
Communism has been rebranded for our times. You can have COVID Communism or Climate Communism. But the fear-mongers are hell-bent on giving you 21st century Communism. END OF CHAPTER