Tories Face Extinction In This Climate Of Hysteria
The Tories are facing extinction – without even the pleasure of a rebellion.
Having beaten themselves to a pulp over Brexit, they are now too punch-drunk to defend themselves over global warming.
Lifelong Swampy Jeremy Corbyn has latched on to climate change as a lethal weapon against a party which has lost control of the agenda. Idealistic young voters are all ears.
There is a solution to our looming energy crisis — cheap, clean shale gas. But feeble Energy Secretary Greg Clark threw it away, forcing fracking tsar Natascha Engel to quit yesterday in disgust.
After nine dithering years in power, with no idea how to keep the lights on, this Government is damned now whichever way it jumps.
Protesters claiming “The End Is Nigh” are swarming like angry wasps.
Jezza is using these crowd-pullers to turn dull carbon emissions into a glittering crusade — a national emergency no less.
His Momentum Marxists are tutoring the Extinction Rebellion protesters who gridlocked London and turned 16-year-old Greta into a global warming superstar. The Tories have nothing to say.
Gutless Clark abandoned fracking contractors who risked hundreds of million only to see Project Shale strangled at birth.
Engel’s walk-out should surprise nobody. I received a frantic call from the ex-Labour MP weeks ago warning about “nonsense” rules that stop fracking at the slightest tremor.
She told me: “This is a real threat to the industry and means buying more Russian gas.” Her argument doesn’t wash with Jezza’s anti-capitalist anarchists, Greta or Blue Planet’s Sir David, who between them now run UK energy policy.
Arguments for shale have been drowned out by images of raging bushfires, tidal waves and an Apocalypse Now soundtrack.
Saint David’s bell tolls, and it tolls for the Tories.
Climate change is the issue of the day. They have thrown in the towel on this as on so much else.
They were doing NOTHING to reduce carbon emissions, she spat. In truth, Britain is leading Europe, at a huge cost, in reducing carbon emissions while replacing fossil fuel with renewable energy. Wind and solar energy are replacing coal.
It is also a fact, courtesy of the respected Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change, that global warming is not about to roast us all alive or drown us beneath stormy oceans.
Polar bears are multiplying, not disappearing. Walruses are thriving, not throwing themselves off rocks.
None of this washes with single-issue, black-and-white zealots who regard all inconvenient truth as the work of the Devil. I am no climate change denier. We are polluting the water we drink and the air we breathe.
If I ruled the world, Russia, China, India, and America would not turn oceans and rivers into chemical sewers.
I would ban plastic dumping, save sea life from being choked or poisoned and halt deforestation and desertification.
But I don’t rule the world, and nor does Saint David or Greta Thunberg — or the hundreds of, let’s say, well-intentioned young folk who think paralyzing London is the next best thing.
Britain deserves credit for cutting carbon emissions further and faster than most EU countries.
Temperatures are rising, but not by Extinction Rebellion or Miss Thunberg’s worst-case projections.
Evangelical followers want an end to air travel except when they go skiing.
Everything must come by sea even though shipping is a highly polluting form of transport.
We must grow our own food, putting farmers in poor countries out of a job and workers here on the dole.
Jezza’s much brighter brother Piers deserves a final say on this sudden burst of mass hysteria and Greta worship.
“Listening to an ignorant, brainwashed child is deranged,” he tweets. “I am an actual scientist of physics, meteorology, astrophysics, and climate and say Greta Thunberg is wrong.”
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