This Richard Black outpouring has it all. First the agency involved, The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, is an innocent, raped, victim of government spending cuts. Those nasty Tories again. Second the said body is clearly a collection of eco-nutters preaching that we are doomed unless we stop reproducing, move around to where resources are (whatever that means), stop drinking water (and consuming generally), stop producing waste, and fervently conform to the torrent of how-to-live diktats from global and national rulers. Mr Black, as usual, purveys this fanaticism without a jot of understanding; if our Victorian forefathers had followed this sort of insane ideology, no ship would ever have left a British port, and no entrepreneur would have ever invented anything or introduced any new industrial process. All round the world, except in the green-obsessed regressive west (and for complex, non-related reasons, Africa), human beings are relishing the challenges of expansion and in general making the business of being human a happier, longer-lived and wealthier experience. The greenie philiosophy which Mr Black reports with such one-sided relish wants to introduce the economics of suicide. and negativity. Evidence of the misery wrought by his greenie chums is not hard to find – try, for example, here. The most vulnerable are actually seriously suffering because they can’t afford inflated fuel bills that have been jacked up to subsidise windfarms that are a central componenent and totem of the eco-creed. But such contradictions are lost on Mr Black (and Marcus Brigstocke!); they have their greenie worldview and they are sticking to it.
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