We’ve a solution here

Nearly 2 million people living in the greater Glasgow area face severe disruption from climate heating unless billions of pounds are invested in protecting homes, businesses and transport links, a report says.

Is Glasgow worth billions to save?

If the answer is not then don’t spend the money……

32 thoughts on “We’ve a solution here”

  1. A study on the impacts of climate change on the Clyde area estimates about 140,000 of its poorest residents will be the worst affected by increased heatwaves, flash floods and droughts,

    Member when David Icke said the exact same thing, but was ridiculed because he blamed intergalactic pedo-lizards instead of the more socially acceptable bogeyman, Gorbal Warming?

  2. Gorbals warming in Glasgow?

    Oh, drop dead! Scotland is not the centre of climate disasters. And if it ever becomes so, they’ll be able to fry Mars Bars on the pavement and save money!

  3. I thought the SNP wanted independence?
    Their problem then, easily paid for by the profits from “Scottish Oil”.
    If it is indeed anything more than the usual press drivel.

  4. Surely it will happen in say Plymouth first, giving Glesga ample time to prepare. Or is it a couple of billion for every city on the way up?

  5. I was under the impression that the property occupied by “the poor” in Glasgow suffered from cold and damp… Surely, increasing the outside ambient temperature might just make them slightly more habitable?

  6. I thought the plan was to insulate homes against cold to reduce energy bills to keep them warm. If ‘climate heating’ is going to take place, the houses don’t need to be insulated against the cold and energy bills (and CO2 emissions) will be reduced. Problem solved.

    These idiots just don’t listen to themselves; they are unaware of their self-contradictions and inconsistencies. But then, it’s religion.

  7. By 2050 there is a 50% chance that every year Glasgow will experience summers as hot as the record reached in June 2018, when the city baked in temperatures of nearly 32C, buckling rail lines and melting material in the roof of the Glasgow Science Centre.

    32deg might be a bit hot fae Glasgae but it is pretty standard on the continent and their infrastructure doesnt collapse into civil war and cannibalism. And besides how long in June ? And 50% chance is literally “heads or tails” .

  8. It is 38C in the shade here at the moment.

    I don’t think that the chance of every other Summer reaching 32 is too much to worry about TBH…

    After all, lots of Jocks come here on holiday and some even move here.

  9. I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

    If there’s enough fuel, we could do the same for Ely..

  10. the city baked in temperatures of nearly 32C, buckling rail lines and melting material in the roof of the Glasgow Science Centre.

    What did they use to roof the Glasgow Science Centre? Blancmange?

  11. The Other Bloke in Italy

    A teacher of mine came from Glasgow. He would look at us balefully and demand to know “Boy, did ye think Ah came up the Clyde oan a banana boat?”

    I suspect some of these folk did just that.

  12. Dennis, Septic to the Masses

    It’s like saying that if we don’t spend billions Detroit will become a hell on earth.

  13. Dennis, Climate-Change Denying Fruitcake

    Viewed by climate policy experts as one of the most significant to emerge in the UK, the report identifies 11 priority issues, including some where there is already inadequate investment and planning. They include:

    * Ensuring social justice is embedded in the region’s climate strategies, so the poorest and most vulnerable are helped the most.

    Ah yes, the grift…

  14. Bloke in North Korea (Germany province)

    “32deg might be a bit hot fae Glasgae but it is pretty standard on the continent and their infrastructure doesnt collapse into civil war and cannibalism. ”

    Not quite civil war and cannibalism, but the aircon on the trains here stops working when it’s hot. It’s wonderful when they announce that this carriage has no working aircon but the next one does. Everyone gets up and leaves so you have the entire carriage to yourself.

  15. 2050 there is a 50% chance that every year Glasgow will experience summers as hot as the record reached in June 2018, when the city baked in temperatures of nearly 32C

    That’s not much of a threat. In 30 years time it will be be 50/50 whether it gets a bit toasty in the summer. Horrors!

    Although this is further support for my proposal that the Catholic population of Scotland be swapped with the Protestants of NI, so we can then gift NI to the Republic. I have not heard that Belfast or Londonderry is set to suffer these calamities, so the Woad-painted Porridge Wogs will be safe and sound there.

  16. The Pedant-General

    “32deg might be a bit hot fae Glasgae but it is pretty standard on the continent and their infrastructure doesnt collapse into civil war and cannibalism.”

    Civil war and cannibalism is pretty much the normal state of affairs in Glasgow, regardless of the temperature. Has this reporter never been to Rangers/Celtic match?

  17. Dennis, Understated As Always

    Has this reporter never been to Rangers/Celtic match?

    My biggest question is this: If civilization collapsed in Glasgow, how would they be able to tell. Much like Detroit, I’m not at all sure anyone could.

  18. “increased heatwaves, flash floods and droughts”

    Heatwaves are welcome in Glasgow, droughts would be too.

    “flash floods” where presumably “flash” means ‘the very worst kind’

  19. “By 2050 there is a 50% chance…”

    Apocalyptic warning.

    Far enough in the future that those making it will have moved on to other things.

    50/50 so when it doesn’t happen it can be claimed that they didn’t say it definitely would.

    I might still be around in 2050. If I am I’ll be reading dire warnings of what might happen in 2080 if we “don’t act now” because we “only have 10 years to save the planet”.

  20. “melting material in the roof of the Glasgow Science Centre.”
    Yeah I can imagine. They’ve roofed with bitumen roofing materials but not bothered to put the granite chippings on protects from solar heating. Shit architects as usual. Install an irrigator. Costs next to nothing & you only use it when you need it.

  21. @ Dennis

    “If civilization collapsed in Glasgow, how would they be able to tell.”

    The joke goes that an errant cruise missile lands in Glasgow and causes £25m worth of improvements.

  22. Surreptitious Evil

    Andrew,

    Isn’t that usually said of the inevitable going-bang of the SS Richard Montgomery & Southend?

    There are some nice bits of Glasgow (and the Gorbals has been redeveloped beyond all recognition).

  23. As a North Easterner my concern would be an exodus of Weegies heading to Aberdeenshire and Moray bringing their sparkling “wit” and general uncomplaining good nature to our beloved communities. Orange marches, wreck the hoose juice, work-dodging scallies all the while demanding that you pay homage to them as the source of all wisdom. Glasgow is Scotland’s Liverpool and the Thatcher prescription would suit both.

  24. Surreptitious Evil

    Fred,

    I’m about as far east as their nonsense generally gets so far, but not very far north. We have had both lots marching here (especially as those that are religious sympathisers with our gallant host are nutty enough that they are banned from marching in Weegieville itself. Which given that the Orange lot are permitting is saying something – I’m not quite sure what.)

  25. “Is Glasgow worth billions to save?” – that’s the wrong question. The right question is whether it is cheaper to save it or deal with the problem some other way. If Glasgow were to be abandoned, costing nothing, the residents would have to live somewhere else, which would probably mean build housing, shops, etc for them elsewhere (unless, of course, they all emigrate to a better climate, but even then there’s a cost as they no longer contribute to the UK economy).

  26. We have to believe them, they’re experts and cannot possibly be wrong: a “gradual rise in average sea level is threatening to completely cover this Indian Ocean nation of 1196 small islands within the next 30 years,” based on predictions made by government officials, = September 1988, the Agence France-Presse (AFP).

  27. When we lived in East Lothian I was interested to learn that the local Orange Lodge members were mostly Labour supporters. Why? Because the local Oirish (of whom there weren’t many left when I lived there) had arrived as strike-breakers for the coal mines.

    I later learnt that the Oirish of Dundee had also arrived there as strike-breakers. Presumably for the jute mills.

    Anyway, Scotland would be a much better place if all Rangers and Celtic supporters evaporated: poof! Gone!

    Memories of childhood: the Glaswegians who supported the lesser teams – Clyde, the Jags, Third Lanark – were just fine. In fact amiable: good natured and helpful to a small boy looking for his Daddy – hoisted on shoulders to get a better view.

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