Tag: carbon cult

  • How the middle classes’ superstitions keep Africa poor and hungry

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    The man dubbed the “King of Climate Porn” achieved notoriety at the turn of the decade as the architect of the Foot and Mouth holocaust – which unnecessarily slaughtered seven million animals, and cost the country billions of pounds. But King astonished observers by saying something sensible last week – and he promises to do so again tonight.

    Speaking at the British Association’s Science Week, King will say that the Greenies’ anti-science superstitions are causing unnecessary suffering in … Read More

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  • Flush away the Eco Slums

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    Who would have guessed that in 2008, a pledge to give British people flushing toilets would be a shock vote winner?

    The Conservatives this week promised to scrap the Government’s plans for 15 “eco towns” which will potentially house 100,000 people. These have been heralded as a new era in design, but you need to take a closer look at both the theory and practice to see the full, grim picture.

    Firstly, it’s clear that “design goal” is enforcing patterns … Read More

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  • TV tells CO2-emitting children to die early

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    ABC's Planet Slayer

    Carbon Cult sickos are under fire for an interactive website that tells children they should die because they emit CO2.

    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Planet Slayer” site invites young children to take a “greenhouse gas quiz”, asking them “how big a pig are you?”. At the end of the quiz, the pig explodes, and ABC tells children at “what age you should die at so you don’t use more than your fair share of Earth’s resources!”

    It’s one of a … Read More

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  • Rationing: the UK’s parallel currency

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    Environment Minister Hilary Benn again rebuffed calls this week for WW2-style energy rationing to return to the UK. He was responding to a Select Committee report urging ministers to issue 45 million Britons with an energy trading “credit card” – a mammoth techno-bureaucratic exercise costing several billions of pounds a year to operate.

    What’s interesting is how the normal parliamentary business was turned upside down.

    Usually, it’s ministers who propose batty and unworkable legislation, and fail to cost it, while … Read More

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  • A Puny Wind

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    Domestic “microwind” turbines, recently championed as “power from the people” by opposition leader David Cameron, are about as useful as a chocolate teapot.

    A study of domestic turbines was published by renewable energy consultants Encraft in December. According to the study, only one of the 15 household wind turbines generated enough to power a 75W light bulb. The average daily output was 393.3 Watt hours: an average of 17W.

    In all, only three of the turbines generated over 400 Watt … Read More

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  • Radiohead backs WW2-style austerity program

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    Radiohead on tour?

    Misery will be compulsory, if top rockers Radiohead have their way. The band have thrown their weight behind a “World War 2”-style programme of austerity measures: including restrictions on behaviour, and higher taxes.

    Last week, two newspaper columnists called for a return to the kind of social coercion only ever seen before in wartime. It’s all for the sake of “the environment”, but as we’ll see – it’s a very peculiar and selective version of environmentalism.

    Singer Thom Yorke told … Read More

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