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Worried About Climate Change? Come Borrow Some Money!

April 4, 2022

By Paul Homewood


There are many adverts like this cropping up on Facebook, such as grossly fraudulent ones about heat pumps and solar panels.



This is from NatWest:





This one is equally irresponsible, because it encourages people to get into debt that they cannot afford, simply by making them feel guilty.

They claim that their “green mortgages could help those trying to save the planet”, as if these mortgages will make the slightest difference to anything.

Maybe if NatWest are so concerned about the planet themselves, they should offer interest free green mortgages. Somehow I don’t see that happening!

Or maybe their investment bankers might like to donate their bonuses to fund solar panels for us mere mortals!

At least the little piggies did not have any pretensions back in 1984!

  1. George Herraghty permalink
    April 4, 2022 7:48 pm

    Rearrange this well known phrase or saying –

  2. MrGrimNasty permalink
    April 4, 2022 8:14 pm

    Santander send me constant ‘sustainable investment’ emails.

    A complete lack of evidence or morality in the climate change community/MSM.

  3. James Neill permalink
    April 4, 2022 8:25 pm

    A wunch of bankers?

  4. Deform Lux permalink
    April 4, 2022 10:17 pm

    What in the name of Dæmonicus is a “Green Mortgage”. No! Don’t tell me,I don’t want to know. I’ve got my head firmly buried in a bag of potting compost. Don’t even think about it!

  5. April 4, 2022 10:55 pm

    85% of people are worried about climate change. Relentless propaganda anything to do with it?

    But if you ask them how much they would be prepared to spend to fight against it, they say “a couple of quid.” “A week?” “Nah mate, a year!”

  6. Thomas Carr permalink
    April 4, 2022 10:59 pm

    Thoroughly compelling piece by Alex Epstein particularly as regards the authority and moral stance of the climate alarmists.

  7. April 4, 2022 11:13 pm

    By coincidence today 12pm R4 plugged Tuesday’s Call #youandyours
    it’s our phone in tomorrow and we want to know
    what have you done to try to be a greener consumer ?

    There is a report out later today about how WE can all mitigate climate change.
    You might already be doing a little bit
    solar panels maybe,
    .. turn down the heating thermostat.
    … using the car a bit less.

    Please let us know what you were doing to try to be greener
    email with your contact number
    Call 03700 100 444 and share your experience”

    • April 4, 2022 11:25 pm

      Being Green isn’t really about just CO2
      but they have spun it to be “reducing CO2 and often about shop-yourself-green”

      Buying Green-stuff to make yourself green
      whether by an individual or as a government , can so often be so so UNGREEN
      eg lets chop down all those tree to build a wind
      lets chop down all those tree to build HS2

      In both cases you are doing real harm TODAY, pouring lots of concrete/steel
      outputting lots of CO2
      for the dream of some years in the future claiming that you have now made back that construction CO2

      To me true greens prioritise stopping litter
      .. getting people to live near their job, so they can walk etc.

      Investing in living in a warm country in the first place
      or building proper insulation might be legitimate green spending.

      BTW The item is also advance PR for Earth Hour
      “There’s just one week to go until Earth Hour”
      tweeted WWF

      • April 5, 2022 7:53 am


        I entirely agree with you on litter, why some think it acceptable to just discard their rubbish wherever they may be at the time. I’ve lobbied my M.P. on this but he doesn’t think firing squads would go down well. 🙂

        U.K. building regulations in regard of insulation levels have been in place for many years and current regulations are to a high level. The law of diminishing returns eventually, and probably even now make it uneconomic to further increase standards. Older properties are expensive and difficult to improve beyond what most houses probably have, i.e. loft insulation and double glazing.
        With hindsight, insulation building standards in the U.K. should have been done much earlier but demand for housing has always called for ‘affordable’ properties i.e. what they cost to buy rather than the cost to run in the future.

      • Chaswarnertoo permalink
        April 5, 2022 8:14 am

        Reduce waste. Something I agree with, even though I’m not ‘green’.

      • Harry Passfield permalink
        April 5, 2022 9:55 am

        Stew: (your quote): “…they have spun it to be reducing CO2 and often about shop-yourself-green”
        They won’t be spinning when it actually gets to: ‘Shop others for not being Green’.
        It won’t be long…

      • Stuart Brown permalink
        April 5, 2022 10:17 am

        But Earth Hour is so last month, dahling. In fact it was March 26th, so what are they on about? Apparently it was a huge success too…
        “Public figures and celebrities, such as UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Justin Trudeau, Ellie Goulding, Iwan Rheon, Claudia Bahamón, Gianella Neyra, Mr Leo, Ben Pol, Liu Wen, Dilraba Dilmurat, Shruti Haasan and many more, also showed their support. Earth Hour showed that we can all play a part to shape a safer, fairer and more sustainable future for everyone on our planet, the one home we all share.”

        I only found out at the last minute and put a casserole in the oven and set a wash load off.

      • April 5, 2022 11:34 pm

        ah I must have seen someone retweeting them this week

    • Gerry, England permalink
      April 5, 2022 11:01 am

      The irony is that green taxes have made so many things more expensive that we reduce their use to save money not a planet that is not in danger – other than being overrun by left wing morons.

  8. April 4, 2022 11:15 pm

    “IPCC publishes more than 3,000-page report on how to mitigate climate change”
    IPCC AR6 WG3 report release livestream: How to mitigate #CLIMATE change
    Video of press conference

    • Gerry, England permalink
      April 5, 2022 10:59 am

      I wonder what lies their new report contains.

  9. marlene permalink
    April 5, 2022 6:24 am

    It’s a shame what the UK government has done to its people. It’s a shame for Americans too because of Biden. The US used COVID, and now the war, to force us into “climate change” jail, where we will lose our freedom and liberty. But remember, “The people who will tell you the oceans are rising are buying $30 million houses on the beach”

    • Julian Flood permalink
      April 5, 2022 10:20 am

      “The people who will tell you the oceans are rising are buying $30 million houses on the beach” and are telling us “YOU will own nothing and WE will be happy.”


    • Julian Flood permalink
      April 5, 2022 10:22 am

      “The people who will tell you the oceans are rising are buying $30 million houses on the beach” and are saying “YOU will own nothing and WE will be happy.”


      • Gerry, England permalink
        April 5, 2022 10:58 am

        But they have not thought through the consequences of bombing the mass of the population back to the stone age. Who will be using FaceTwat? Where will Apple sell £1500 phones? Who will be buying on Amazon? And what will the millions of people who will now live an empty life do? If you have nothing to lose you might as well rise up and fight for change.

  10. April 5, 2022 10:37 am

    A recent article on energy policy by Prof Dieter Helm, a UK govt adviser, but out of favour with those who wish the “green” gravy train to continue:

  11. Crowcatcher permalink
    April 5, 2022 11:08 am

    OR, you could invest you “surplus” in CLIME8 (currently heavily advertised on TV and certain papers) and lose it all when the bubble bursts!!!!!

  12. 2hmp permalink
    April 5, 2022 2:37 pm

    Suggesting that borrowing money can affect climate change is fraud. It should be reported to the NatWest board.

  13. April 5, 2022 11:36 pm

    Oh Nat West
    Deborah Meaden has a BBC green business podcast
    And her guest last month was the NatWest CEO

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