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Freezing to Death? Don’t Worry, It’s Good for the Environment!

November 17, 2021

By Paul Homewood

 

Why does the BBC hate the British people so much? – Episode 98

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59316544

Settle for less!! Don’t you know how lucky you are?

37 Comments
  1. Neil Wilkinson permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:03 pm

    Like anyone shivering at 16 degrees is going to be mollified by the thought they are saving the planet ! 😀

  2. devonblueboy permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:04 pm

    Arrogant, patronising twat. Obviously yet another BBC journalist with zero understanding of how people live in the real world. “Turn your thermostats down you proles”.

    • Ray Sanders permalink
      November 17, 2021 10:50 pm

      Being in total agreement with you, I have complained to the BBC (details seperately below). I have since found an email address for the author so I dropped him a polite but firm note.
      Here it is if you feel inclined to enlighten him andyverity@protonmail.com It is publicly available.

      • devonblueboy permalink
        November 18, 2021 7:11 am

        Many thanks. Will do 👍

    • bluecat57 permalink
      November 18, 2021 1:57 pm

      They can turn them up because they don’t have the money to feed their meters anyway. Right?

  3. Keith Harrison permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:04 pm

    And as for those sinking Pacific and Caribbean Islands…

    As a Canadian I addressed this issue with federal ministers of natural resources and climate change in the following letter,

    Dear Ministers:

    Minister Wilkinson, as Canada’s recent G20 Italy point man for establishing a $100B per annum climate fund to mitigate the ravages of sea level rise in less developed countries from CO2, you may not be aware of what projects may enjoy this largesse.

    The Maldives Islands, well known for their carping about sea level rise washing away their homeland thanks to Canadian CO2, and a strong proponent of rich country handouts, really do not have a problem with the current state of climate affairs and carbon mitigation, if we are to believe the tourism press.

    Why do I say this? Well, since 2010 Maldives has levelled many of its islands and reclaimed land by destroying precious coral reefs for new airports. Who would invest in new airports if the land is submerged?

    “How many?,” you ask. There were 5 airports in 2010. Today they number 18 of which 5 are international airports.

    That is a lot of on island fossil fuel storage, not to mention the ships which bring it, and the diesel to run the electrical grid, plus all that jet fuel burned to get there.

    What will Maldives do with their handout from rich countries? Build another airport it would seem.

    Here is colourful blog promoting Maldivian airports: https://www.dreamingofmaldives.com/maldives-blog/list-of-all-maldives-airports-and-their-respective-atolls/

    So we kill our oil and gas industry and jobs (10% of Canada’s GDP) in order to send our taxes to build Maldivian airports?

  4. trevorshurmer permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:06 pm

    Recommending 16 degrees as habitable. Tell that to Age UK. Not really sure what planet these morons live to be honest.

    • Ray Sanders permalink
      November 17, 2021 5:48 pm

      Exactly. This is what Age Concern recommend. ” Living room temperatures should ideally be kept at 70F (21C) and above whereas bedroom temperatures should be kept at a minimum of 64F (18C).(8) However, Age UK’s research(9) shows that over 80% of older people didn’t know the ideal living room and bedroom temperatures.”
      https://www.ageuk.org.uk/latest-press/archive/over-3-million-older-people-are-concerned-about-staying-warm-in-their-own-home-this-winter/

      This BBC article is completely irresponsible in suggesting just 16°C should be recommended. I have complained but I seriously doubt the “so far up its own arse it can’t see daylight” BBC will even understand.

      Finally is it just me or do all journos have a problem with their keypads? It really is not difficult to find this symbol “°”. At the very least they could copy and paste the degree symbol.

  5. John Hultquist permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:08 pm

    The “perfectly habitable” temperature is darn close to cave temperature.
    That’s funny.

  6. cjw1954 permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:08 pm

    Perfectly habitable 16C! Is he out of his mind?
    Hypothetical question – the answer is obviously yes – he works/preaches for the Big Brother Corporation.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      November 17, 2021 7:55 pm

      My (very) tight Brother-in-Law hates to have his heating at a comfortable temp because it costs money. But he still pays for what heating he has. So I put it to him: why pay for something that provides no benefit? It’s like buying a bottle of cheap wine that you don’t enjoy: If you paid a couple of quid more and enjoyed it the actual cost of the benefit the wine gave was the couple of quid. So, if I’m paying £50 a month (say) for my heating and still feeling cold but I can feel warm for another £2 then my heating benefit cost me £2.
      He never understood.

      • Lorde Late permalink
        November 17, 2021 9:25 pm

        I had a freind like that with restaraunts, cheapest every time, for him even if the food was inedible. Would not see my point that I would rather dine out once every two months in a high end London eaterie. Each to their own I geuss.

    • Mike Jackson permalink
      November 17, 2021 9:38 pm

      My understanding is that the optimum temperature for the species is 21°C, being the temperature below which we need clothes. So I have been told.
      But regardless of that we all know of peoples who live comfortable enough lives in temperatures that, we are told, human beings cannot tolerate.So who are these experts who insist on making claims which fly in the face of observable facts? It makes no sense.

  7. M Fraser permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:12 pm

    Oh well, back to ice on the inside of windows like my childhood, single fire…… not allowed now! Madness.

    • T Walker permalink
      November 17, 2021 5:18 pm

      The idea is to drive us back to when you couldn’t afford a candle to read on a winter’s evening. No wonder they had so many kids!!

  8. Eddy Barrows permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:14 pm

    Where does the BBC find all these arrogant pompous fools? Mr Verity may consider 16C habitable and I daresay that 2C is also if you are wearing appropriate clothing but I can assure this gentleman that a house in winter at 16C would be very uncomfortable for an elderly person and if enforced by large and completely unnecessary energy prices could also endanger health.

  9. T Walker permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:15 pm

    What an idiot – do these people ever sit down and think before they write? Either he is dumb or thinks we are – of course both could be true.

    I am often amazed how they think we need things spelling out to us – well perhaps some people do?

    Jeremy VIne sometimes has role-play about the simplest of topics. Its almost as if the producer says we will have to infantalise this or they won’t understand. Perhaps they have stopped now as I stopped listening yonks ago.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      November 17, 2021 8:00 pm

      JV only has role plays about the very simplest of topics because he is a simple man of very little brain. In short, he is a thick as mince.

      • devonblueboy permalink
        November 17, 2021 9:15 pm

        Only to be expected of someone with a Desmond in English

  10. robertliddell1 permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:20 pm

    When I was young, I loved the BBC. Now, almost everything about it is ghastly. I don’t understand how Roger Horrible has gotten such a grip on the organisation. This latest “analysis” by our economic correspondent is just breathtakingly awful.

  11. Douglas Dragonfly permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:21 pm

    It has been said before.
    WE are the carbon they wish to reduce.

    • David V permalink
      November 17, 2021 7:55 pm

      Too true!

  12. Athelstan. permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:26 pm

    I’d really love to know, what verity sets his thermostat to, I’d bet good money it ain’t at 16ºC. The arrogance of this prat shouts from his lines but I don’t mind that, what I cannot abide is hypocrisy.

    • Crowcatcher permalink
      November 17, 2021 6:03 pm

      And I wonder what the temperature of his office is – NOT 16C
      I would guess

      • Tim Pateman permalink
        November 17, 2021 6:32 pm

        If the temperature ever dropped to 16c in the BBC offices Andy Verity and all the other stroppy children at BBC News would burst into tears, spit out their dummies, throw down their rattles and march in Unison down to their shop steward ‘nannies’!

      • Harry Passfield permalink
        November 17, 2021 8:08 pm

        Funnily enough, the law actually says it should be 16C but the most accepted tolerable temp is 20C in offices.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      November 18, 2021 8:53 am

      I bet the offices of the BBC are not 16 degrees.

      That’s the minimum temperature by law for a workplace.

  13. Patsy Lacey permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:27 pm

    so over 28000 excess winter deaths (2019/20) is perfectly acceptable to this moron and that was 19% higher than the previous year. It’s likely to be even more this year

  14. Devoncamel permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:38 pm

    You first Mr Verity.

  15. Penda100 permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:52 pm

    I don’t know whether Andy Verity is evil or stupid. Wanting to kill off the elderly with hypothermia says evil but the entire tone says stupid. But what else can you expect from MiniTrue.

  16. Brian permalink
    November 17, 2021 5:55 pm

    Honestly? 16c and paying more for the privilege? I have to ask. Is Andy Verity quite mad?

  17. Ray Sanders permalink
    November 17, 2021 6:31 pm

    I have complained to the BBC stating the following
    “Your article by Andy Verity states

    “Where we don’t need to burn energy and do so, for example, because we prefer the house to be at 21C rather than a perfectly habitable 16C, higher energy costs will make us think twice.”

    Since when was your economics correspondent an expert on habitable room temperatures?

    Real experts at AGE UK state

    ” Living room temperatures should ideally be kept at 70F (21C) and above whereas bedroom temperatures should be kept at a minimum of 64F (18C).(8) However, Age UK’s research(9) shows that over 80% of older people didn’t know the ideal living room and bedroom temperatures.”

    https://www.ageuk.org.uk/latest-press/archive/over-3-million-older-people-are-concerned-about-staying-warm-in-their-own-home-this-winter/

    These experts indicate that many elderly are unaware of the safest recommended temperatures and your misinformation is potentially lethal. The irony is that many of these elderly look to the BBC for trustworthy information.

    I insist you immediately withdraw this incorrect advice, publish correct guidance and stop putting your clearly very poor understanding of climate and weather issues ahead of peoples lives and well being.”

    I ask everyone who can to also lodge a complaint.

    Nearly 50 years ago I used to use a pub in Hull where many elderly locals would go in the winter for a half pint just to get the benefit of the heating that they were struggling to afford at home. My mates and I would often chip in with a drink for them and they were very good company and good for a yarn of older times. One January night we noticed a WW2 veteran regular was not there so we popped around to his flat. His paraffin can was empty and he had literally frozen to death. One of the saddest days of my life that I can never forget. We must never go back to those times and I deeply resent irresponsible idiots at the BBC printing crap like this.

  18. David permalink
    November 17, 2021 9:39 pm

    What is the carbon footprint of the BBC? The vast number of employees in their very extensive offices all sitting around doing very little must need loads of heat to stop them shivering and I bet most of them wear the minimum of clothing! And the vast gas bill paid for by the license payers.

  19. Phoenix44 permalink
    November 18, 2021 8:56 am

    Wake me up when over of these Pacific islands actually vanishes under the waves.

  20. Bloke down the pub permalink
    November 18, 2021 1:33 pm

    My motivation for installing PV solar panels was nothing to do with saving the planet. One of the advantages that I foresaw was that, as the FIT is index linked to the cost of energy, so the more government green mandates push up the price of energy, so the amount I receive from the FIT goes up too.

  21. bluecat57 permalink
    November 18, 2021 1:55 pm

    And less painful than dying from heat. Maybe a few million Leftist can be the subject of an experiment to see if that is true.. Inquiring minds want to know.

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