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Green Council Flew To Glasgow To Protest Against Climate Change!

November 9, 2021

By Paul Homewood

 

He’ll probably be off on one of the Guardian’s Winter Warmers next!

 

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/11/09/green-council-leader-flew-gatwick-glasgow-protest-against-climate/

16 Comments
  1. Dr Ken Pollock permalink
    November 9, 2021 7:15 pm

    This demonstrates well the total disconnect between well meaning aspirations about stopping “climate change” and its practical effects in day to day living. Hence, we must not extract any more fossil fuels – even though we do not have the alternatives (right or wrong) up and running to replace them. Decades would elapse before wind and solar (plus batteries) could replace CCGT etc. plus coking coal for steel and cement making – even supposing some day, we can make those things we need for our solar farms and off shore wind farms without using fossil fuels.
    And is it not a pity that none (bold claim) of our journalists in the BBC and MSM can deign to point out some of these problems on the way to Net Zero??? It would be so much more illuminating if the problems of getting from here to there were spelt out for all to see and appreciate. Then more might be convinced to follow that pathway – while others will say the price is too high and the “risk” worth taking of not pursuing that route…

    • Broadlands permalink
      November 9, 2021 7:29 pm

      And Elon Musk uses tons of biofuels to make his CO2 emission-free vehicles, batteries and then transport them to be sold. So do all those making and installing windmills and solar panels. It seems that all the CO2 we have been adding is making the Earth greener while making the IQs smaller for some Green New Deal enthusiasts.

    • November 10, 2021 7:43 am

      Dr Pollock,

      a little point, it will not take decades for wind and solar to replace CCGT, it just cannot happen. They are not a replacement option. Wind and solar (which in the U.K. really is a waste of time) cannot modulate output to match demand, technically known as asynchronous. Synchronous CCGT does the bulk of load balancing and will continue to do so. Even if we replaced all the wind with nuclear it, too, is inflexible so would still need CCGT or coal, if our government comes to it’s senses and withdraws the directive to stop coal generation.

      • Dr Ken Pollock permalink
        November 10, 2021 12:31 pm

        Mr Reid, I agree with you 100%. I was just taking the alarmist view and demonstrating that even by their own arguments about renewables, they were unrealistic. You must not get so technical with them. They do not understand any of the principles you enunciate, as they, unlike you, are not connected to the real world. They believe in fantasies.
        That said, I know you understand I was playing devil’s advocate and hence did not want my comments taken at face value. Your comments will, however, have helped others to understand more about the realities of electricity production.
        And remember the brilliant Prof David MacKay said, before his premature death, that the UK was ill suited to wind and solar energy production. Sad that no-ne took him seriously!

      • Ray Sanders permalink
        November 10, 2021 1:37 pm

        Iain, I understand the point you are trying to make but that is not actually the definition of “asynchronous” at all.
        http://www.electway.net/news/difference_between_Asynchronous_and_synchronous_generator.html

  2. Barrie Emmett permalink
    November 9, 2021 7:20 pm

    What a load of old tosh. No doubt by apologising he clears his conscience and goes out to plant a couple of trees. Disingenuous hypocrite, just like the rest of them at this festival of hypocrisy.

  3. Broadlands permalink
    November 9, 2021 7:22 pm

    But he apologized so it’s OK?

    Meanwhile Mr. Biden flew his entire entourage (and a fleet of gas-guzzling cars) across the Atlantic to apologize for Donald Trump’s money-saving decision not to pay dues to rejoin the “club” in Paris. The left’s hypocrisy never ceases to amaze.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      November 9, 2021 8:21 pm

      You see, with Trump , he had principles but, with Biden, principles are trumped by expediency- sod saving the planet, eh?

  4. MrGrimNasty permalink
    November 9, 2021 7:37 pm

    Mind you, it’s considerably less damaging to the environment than their deliberate obstruction of traffic in B&H, attracting the homeless to their sanctuary city, etc.

  5. markl permalink
    November 9, 2021 7:57 pm

    Typical Marxist action. Capitalism bad so give me your money. War is bad so let’s start a war to stop them. Poverty bad so let’s feed the poor instead of making them self sufficient. Do as I say, not as I do. It’s past time that we start saying ….. “set the example, you first”.

  6. HotScot permalink
    November 9, 2021 8:40 pm

    He apologised unreservedly?

    What? For pre booking a flight long before the trains were affected by a single fallen tree?

    Or did he just jump on a nice expensive, short notice flight paid out his own pocket?

    What’s worse about this lying toe-rag is that as he’s on official duty, It’s irresponsible to pay for transport out his own pocket as he then claims ‘martyr’ rights. What makes it worse is he then spins a feeble yarn about the tree on the line.

    All of them, and I don’t mean just the greens, think all our heads zip up the back.

  7. Harry Passfield permalink
    November 9, 2021 8:41 pm

    Of course, this being a ‘Climate Emergency’ (surely, not unlike another Battle of Britain) the solution is to ban all flights in and out of the UK; all un-necessary car journeys by ff cars; and all deliveries of goods likewise.

    Sorry, you (alarmist) mean it’s not really that kind of Emergency…..so shall we just cancel tourist class flying and self-drive vehicles?

    That’ll win votes – not to mention save the planet (but for whom?).

  8. sixlittlerabbits permalink
    November 10, 2021 2:47 am

    Just another “Do as I say, not as I do climate change hypocrite. Glad he has been exposed.

  9. November 10, 2021 10:17 am

    What a total cretin. So an apology is the new weasel way of continuing with business as usual? ” I’m thow thowwy”!

    So what is he apologising for? Flying and being a hypocrite or being caught as being a hypocrite? I think it is the latter.

    That none of his fellow gween councillors who must have signed off on this trip objected shows how rotten these people are.

    Their job and only job is to serve their public running local services not flitting around the world engaged in personal aggrandisement.

    The point is that they were caught and he and any the entourage of flunkies who accompanied him should resign!

  10. November 10, 2021 10:40 pm

    Your typo : Councillor

    Flew , well yes cos it’s not about saving CO2,
    it’s about Virtue Signalling

  11. daveR permalink
    November 11, 2021 5:33 am

    It’d be interesting to know at what time and from what source(s) said councillor’s self-admitted ‘misjudgment’ stems from.

    After the Oct 31-1st Nov tree fall ‘incident’ – a solitary tree north of Euston – lines were reinstated within five hours and train network running.

    Four days later, guess who landed via jet flight into Glasgow?

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