I am fed up of being lectured on bloody climate change. I am sick to the back teeth on being lectured on “turning off your standby appliances”, “change to energy efficient lights”, “only charge your phone every other night”, “insulate your house”, “recycle all your rubbish”, “only throw trash out once every other week”, “don’t travel by aeroplane” etc. I am done with being told that there are Government incentives being planned that will reward people that recycle, and punish those that choose to drive big cars, throw out garbage or whatever. The powers that be need to stop trying to punish the individual and start looking at the bigger problem.
Stop turning a blind eye to countries that fell thousands of acres of rainforest every month. Start punishing businesses that are the most energy wasting monsters in the country. Start investing in DECENT public transport instead of just trying to price people off the roads with speed cameras, fines for driving big cars or congestion charges. How dare you lecture me on why I should not drive (or learn to drive) when you have the nerve to raise rail fare prices, citing that “the more people that travel ,the more CO2 is produced, and we need to offset that.” Anything to spin a cheap buck. Tell those dirty hippies to stop protesting outside airports. People need to travel internationally. We are a global economy, and air travel is important. Out of a few hundred thousand planes that travel each year, do you think a few hundred rich people travelling by private jet will do much more damage? Or what would you prefer? For the world to travel by boat? “Well, no, because boats produce emissions.” Car? “No cars produce emissions.” So how? Oh, maybe you’d like us not to bother travelling at all. Civilisation cannot stand still just to appease you goddamn hippies. Oh, and I don’t think that leaving a TV on standby is quite as bad a blowing the ever loving hell out of half of the middle east several times a day. You try to stop people having bonfires (“produces too many heavy, carbon based gases!”), yet have no problems firing off God damn cruise missiles and sending vast, pluming fireballs into the sky.
Oh, and start turning the lights off in Whitehall at night! Don’t feed me any bullshit about monuments not being able to be lit at night because it contributes to “carbon footprints”, when you won’t even turn off the lights in several hundred huge offices in Government buildings every night! How dare you use “security issues” to try justifying your own pig headed laziness. How dare you try and punish people who try to do their part but don’t meet the life changing expectations you expect to be put in place.
Climate change is real. This summer has been pretty obvious. And it is important that everyone tries to do what they can to help this planet. But stop trying to lecture and spin a quick buck off people that give a shit when you’re a bigger problem than the rest of the country combined. Stick the green agenda that you use to spin a story or photo op up your hypocritical, arrogant, self centred arses.