Children Are So Easy To Lie To – Climate Change Strike

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So, yesterday was that climate change strike by the little kiddies and some 1,000 of them descended upon Parliament Square to have a little shout. Shrill voices raised in anger having such a great effect upon politics as Hillary found out and as Liz Warren will.

The problem here being that they’ve been lied to. About which the Good Book has some words of advice about millstones and waters. For what is the actual demand?

‘It is our future’: children call time on climate inaction in UK

Umm, what inaction is that? We’ve been shoveling the cash at solar panels, windmills, biomass and all the rest for a couple of decades now. You know, the problem identified is that we’ve got to find non-carbon dioxide emitting methods of power generation, or transport. So, that’s what we’re doing, driving this along about as fast as we can in fact propel a technological revolution.

“March now – or swim later”, “I’ve seen smarter cabinets in Ikea” and “denial is not a policy” read the banners, as chants for action on climate change grew and strengthened with the passing hours into a deafening roar. “What do we want? Climate action! When do we want it? Now!”

Back in the mid-1990s we added in the fuel duty escalator. The Stern Review said to beat climate change we needed an extra 11 p in a litre of fuel. We’ve added some 25 p. And yes, the escalator was “to meet our Rio commitments”.

We’ve already done what the settled science of climate change states needs to be done.

What sodding inaction?

“As students we don’t have the vote, and it is really unfair because this is going to impact on us the most. It is our future,” said Evie Baldwin, 15, from north London.

You don’t have the vote because you’re ignorant lassie.

In London, there were more than 1,000 in attendance by lunchtime. Among them was former Labour leader Ed Miliband with his nine-year-old son, Daniel. “I am here because it is our future, and we need to protect it,” said Daniel.

Miliboy? Didn’t he ram a Climate Change Act through Parliament?

What sodding inaction?

The actual truth of the matter is that we’re already doing a lot. Too much in fact. But then who expects logic to be a part of politics, eh?

Yes, quite so:

The school climate change strikes are inspiring – but they should shame us

Lying to children is something to be ashamed of, as is doing so to turn them into political pawns.

No, really:

Wind farm to cost taxpayer £500m a year

What sodding inaction?

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Perhaps we’re approaching the point where only children will believe this nonsense.

BarksintheCountry
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It’s like Santa, then.

Quentin Vole
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Wait until they have to start paying for their own electricity and petrol.

Dodgy Geezer
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“I am here because it is our future, and we need to protect it,”

Tomorrow belongs to them. Let us hope that it will always be tomorrow….

Jonathan Harston
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Jonathan Harston

Children are our future… unless we stop them now!

Dodgy Geezer
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Dodgy Geezer

Anyone with a long memory will remember the ‘Children’s Crusade’ of 1212. I presume that I do not have to remind readers of what happened then. Charlie Mackay does a good job in his book – “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds’…

I note that there is a current attempt to write it out of history. Presumably so that it can be repeated…

Shadeburst
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Gullibility is not a virtue, so there’s no point in signalling it. I’ve seen smarter heads on a cabbage.

Q46
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‘It’s our future.’ If it’s your future you pay for it you smelly, little, snot-nosed, parasites since conception, not us.

Time to bring caning back.

Jonathan Harston
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Jonathan Harston

No, she doesn’t have the adult right to a vote because she’s not an adult, not because she’s ignorant. If we handed out the franchise based on cognative faculties, the electorate would plummet.