Our local council has a climate change co-ordinator on £39000 ($70000?) a year, and he informs us in the Town Hall’s newsletter that the Western world is responsible for 300000 metric tonnes of carbon pumping into the atmosphere every year. He also stated that car exhaust fumes were responsible for the storm surges that hit our part of the East coast the year before last.
I actually crossed paths with him at a lifeboat fundraising morning in Mablethorpe. I proceeded to in form him that my wife’s mother lives near the flooded area, and the rising water had less to do with drippy hippy theory than the decision to build new social housing on flood relief land that the Met Office down in London had advised against.
Climate Change Charlie hummed and haarred and harrumphed, but reluctantly agreed. But like most of these types, he had to have the last word. He claimed that the flooding was Americas fault ! In the same way that soil erosion in the third world is the supermarkets fault.
I decided to speak on behalf of all of the Freepers ; that he shouldnt worry about snowfalls, stormsurges of torrential rain. I said if he wakes up one June morning and the sun is blazing down, call some friends (if he has any) round for a barbeque and have a bash. I finished by telling him that he would have a much happier life if he stopped telling everyone what to do all the time.