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BBC’s Want To Change Our Lifestyles

January 5, 2019
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By Paul Homewood

 

h/t stewgreen

 

Yet more PR on the BBC “News” Channel:

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Buy less meat and dairy. Walk, don’t drive. Dry laundry on a rack.

They’re all things we’re told could help save the planet. But how far are any of us prepared to go? And what’s stopping us from doing more?

We challenged three people to spend one week making as many changes as possible to live a greener life. Here’s how they got on.

You can read the rest of the Yawnathon here.

 

Perhaps, if the BBC really are so concerned, they could start by sacking half their staff, shut down half their operations, stop sending staff half way round the world to film 5 minute snippets, ban the use of all private transport within the organisation, and stop using all fossil fuels.

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12 Comments
  1. Jules permalink
    January 5, 2019 11:20 am

    Gosh I love paying my license fee for this dross.

  2. Dave Ward permalink
    January 5, 2019 11:22 am

    “Dry laundry on a rack”

    Yes, I sometimes do – but after encountering damp problems around the house I’m now very careful about doing do this. I’ve decide to accept a small increase on my electricity bill, and use the trusty 39 year old Creda “Reversomatic” tumble dryer to get most of the moisture out, then hang any items that are still a bit damp on the clothes dryer in the spare room.

    As for their other exhortations – I don’t eat meat anyway, and my dairy intake is already modest. I walk to the nearby supermarket for most shopping, and for the rest I try and plan a “Round Trip”, taking in as many other destinations as I can in my (small) car. If that’s not good enough the Beeb can go kiss my ***e…

    • Silverback permalink
      January 5, 2019 11:27 am

      Dave, don’t you feel guilty having a spare room. Have you declared it?

  3. January 5, 2019 12:02 pm

    I still have the very large drying rack my mother used over the upstairs hallway register. The home was built in 1880’s. There is now an additional register on the 2nd floor in the room I use. I used that rack in the 1868 home I restored on the other side of town. However, there is a nice register in the corner of the kitchen where the basement stairs are. There has always been a little clothesline crossing that corner and it is a real gem for drying on hangers. In the summer, hooks on the porch and my hammock provide many opportunities for hanging drying clothes. All of this is after I have partially dried most of them in my dryer.

    As for the “suggestions”……pish-posh.

  4. The Man at the Back permalink
    January 5, 2019 12:08 pm

    “Perhaps, if the BBC really are so concerned, they could start by sacking half their staff, shut down half their operations, stop sending staff half way round the world to film 5 minute snippets, ban the use of all private transport within the organisation, and stop using all fossil fuels.”

    Just like the 10’s of thousands who intend climate fests, the rules don’t apply to them. Such people as these have no sense of their own contradictions.

  5. Gerry, England permalink
    January 5, 2019 12:34 pm

    Don’t forget sending more people to cover Glastonbury than actually appear at the festival. Sending hoards to big sporting events to do exactly the same jobs but with one for each of the huge number of BBC outlets – share the output? Don’t be stupid, we have tons of other people’s cash to spend.

  6. Philip Butterfield permalink
    January 5, 2019 2:59 pm

    It’s called a “Victorian Kitchen Maid” except back in those days, the houses had higher ceilings to hang them in ! As for condensation, open the window every now and again. Works wonders. BBC is a joke now. Can’t trust any report to be accurate. Seems to me to be mainly a propaganda machine. Perhaps it always has been, just we are more aware of it now with better access to the facts.

  7. January 5, 2019 4:07 pm

    I love my meat – I wouldn’t want to put my neighbouring farmers out of work.
    I have no choice but to drive 10 miles to my nearest market town for the weekly shop. I do cycle to the village occasionally to the post office and community-owned shop.
    We always use the tumble-dryer at this time of year and a washing line in summer. We also have a Sheila-maid to air things on.
    Anyway, I love a warming climate (I wish for one) and the extra CO2 is good for growing fruit and vegetables.

  8. smoke_and_mirrors permalink
    January 5, 2019 8:08 pm

    They are completely out of control!

  9. Ian Terry permalink
    January 5, 2019 8:20 pm

    Totally what you expect from the BBC and just confirms that it is well past its sell by date and should be broken up or just sold off. Complete waste of licence payers money always banging on with all the same old green crap.

  10. Gamecock permalink
    January 6, 2019 3:07 am

    It was 0.000000000001 degrees cooler today. Felt refreshing.

  11. January 6, 2019 9:29 am

    walk don’t drive

    Try telling that to a tradesman.

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