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We’re All Going To Die: Alarmists In Our Midst

We are all going to die. The raspy scream of headlines, op-eds, demonstrators, wonks, activists, dinner guests, and friends. Or worse, our kids are all going to die (a dash of guilt to spice up the fear). The public sphere…

Politics

Thoughts on the Lib Dem, Green and Plaid Cymru remain election pact | Letters

The Greens’ electoral alliance with the Liberal Democrats (and Plaid Cymru) risks throwing their eco-socialism out with the remain bathwater (Report, 8 November). Greens have far more in common with Labour. Unlike the Lib Dems, Labour and the Greens support…

The UK Election And Another Lying Climate Poll

The Guardian has a piece with the headline: “Climate crisis affects how majority will vote in UK election – poll” reporting on a survey which claims that two-thirds of people agree that the climate emergency is the biggest issue facing humankind, with only 7%…

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The Guardian view on Extinction Rebellion: numbers alone won’t create change | Editorial

The speed and size of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests over the past year add weight to the idea that people in this decade were in revolt before they had any clear idea what form a revolution might take. Politically…

Politics

Green party calls for breakup of Home Office after Windrush scandal

The Green co-leader Jonathan Bartley says the Home Office should be broken up in response to failures over the hostile environment policy, as he seeks to position the party as “the antidote to populist authoritarianism” from Boris Johnson and others….

Wilful blindness continues, completely unabated

Here is an annotated (in bold and italics) copy of the government response to the phenomenally popular petition by Chris Packham to ban driven grouse shooting (see here). Basically, Defra maintains its wilful blindness of the issues and their responsibility…

Has Greta The Eco-Grouch Gone Overboard?

(h/t RainingSky) If Greta Thunberg really were some sort of messiah, she would also be able to walk on water and simply hike across the Atlantic by foot and reach New York carbon-free. Though she would have had to leave…

Boris Johnson’s Looming Wind Disaster

Boris Johnson’s government is shuffling towards a gigantic cliff edge that has nothing to do with Brexit. The looming disaster can be summed up in one word: renewables. The clue came in the form of the widespread power cuts that…