Ain’t that the truth

Overall there is huge amounts of ambition and support for this. I would caveat that by saying it is relatively easy to engage intellectually and socially with these ideas but it is more difficult when it comes to us having to make a decision which might mean changing certain behaviour. Some students and members of the public are less supportive when they see what being net zero energy actually means for their everyday lives.

“A lot of them can be naive. They don’t fully appreciate the changes this will bring to their lives.”

All too few are grasping the costs which those against climate change are trying to impose….

12 thoughts on “Ain’t that the truth”

  1. Not just students. I know quite a lot of apparently sane and successful middle class people who express hand-wringing concern over CO2 levels. All think something should be done, but none have done anything.

  2. @Sam… Well, you can’t expect the poor dears to have to give up their “stress relief” of four long-haul holidays a year, the SUV to take the kids the half-mile to school, etc etc. Restraint is for the little people.

  3. I did read a call by the Business Council of Australia for ScoMo to push us towards zero net carbon emissions by 2030 or 2050 or something.

    I noticed that it was to be paid for by a carbon tax. It certainly wasn’t to be paid for by the members of the Business Council of Australia.

  4. Bloke in North Dorset

    Some students and members of the public are less supportive when they see what being net zero energy actually means for their everyday lives.

    Plan for achieving net zero:

    1. Turn off all heating and restrict lighting in university student accommodation and public areas.

    Wait 5 years to consider whether step 2 is necessary.

  5. It will get their attention in 20-25 years. Net Zero 2050 means they don’t have to think about it now.

    Which also means it’s all bluster from the government. If it were a real problem, they’d push Net Zero 2020. That they can wait is proof that it is NOT a problem.

  6. Nobody ‘is against climate change’… I’m all for it if it means less cold nights. What we are against is a new theocracy that tells lies to further its aims, its priests and acolytes getting wealthier at our expense, our choices being made for us and the prospect of economic ruin if these mad people and crooks are allowed to prevail.

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