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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Environmentalists objectively hate the poor

It runs over the poor.  Consider:
British energy supplies are on a “roller-coaster” heading “downhill fast”, the boss of the regulator Ofgem has said, in a stark warning to consumers and the Government to brace for higher prices.
European Carbon emission agreements combined with an unsustainable "sustainable" power initiative have led to energy prices increasing 150% in the last decade.  Now the Brit.Gov is shutting generating plants, reducing excess capacity (read: "emergency capacity") from 15% to under 5%.

Next up, winter:
Spiralling energy bills contributed to 24,000 deaths last winter, as many elderly people cut back on their heating.

The shocking toll will increase fears that the number will be even higher this year because of further increases in energy bills and warnings of a particularly cold winter.

The figures for ‘excess winter deaths’, published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics, reveal the majority of victims were over 75.
It seems that the UK.Gov has finally found something that can kill faster than the NHS.  If only some people had warned about the recklessness of these environmental plans.  Oh, wait:
I have been trying to explain this here for so long that my readers may be weary of it. It was back in 2006 that I first reported on why, within a decade or so, we might see Britain’s lights going out. In fact, as I set out in my book, The Real Global Warming Disaster, in 2009, the writing was already on the wall in the government’s energy White Paper of 2003. Tony Blair signed us up to an energy policy centred on building thousands of windmills, already fully aware that we would be losing many of our coal-fired power stations due to an EU anti-pollution directive, and that we were unlikely to build any new nuclear power stations to replace those that by now would be nearing the end of their life.

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Around lunchtime last Monday, for instance, National Grid was showing that all our 4,300 wind turbines put together were providing barely a thousandth of the power we were using, 0.1 per cent, or a paltry 31MW (as compared with the 2,200MW we can get from a single gas-fired plant).

The harsh fact is that successive governments in the past 10 years have staked our national future on two utterly suicidal gambles. First, they have fallen for the delusion that we can depend for nearly a third of our future power on those useless and unreliable windmills – which will require a dozen or more new gas-fired power stations just to provide back-up for when the wind is not blowing.

Yet, at the same time, by devices such as the increasingly punitive “carbon tax” due to come into force on April 1, they plan to double the cost of the electricity we get from grown-up power stations, which can only have the effect in the coming years of doubling our electricity bills, driving millions more households into fuel poverty.
Same argument as last time: objectively, environmentalists hate the poor.  They hate the elderly.  They are pleased to see their fat cat business friends make tons of money on subsidized pie-in-the-sky wind power projects that quadruples the energy bill of senior citizens.  They are please to see their ridiculous and evil philosophy close down cheap generation plants, further increasing senior's heating bills.  They are please to watch the elderly poor die without so much as a whimper of protest.

Of course, some may object that it's possible to prevent these deaths.  Well, so where is the environmental movement and their fat cat business friends, offering solutions?

[crickets]

Really, it's just evil.  There's no other way to look at it.

2 comments:

Fred said...

There's little question that the environmental movement, driven by far-leftist politics (and money), is evil. As you say, there is no other way to describe it.

The same is true for almost everything that emanates from the leftists.

Having identified it is useful; formulating and implementing a plan to eliminate that evil is the necessary next step.

So, what's the next step, BP?

chiefjaybob said...

To paraphrase Comrade Stalin, One death is a tragedy; 24,000 is a statistic.