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"It's the cold, not global warming, that we should be worried about" Telegraph article on the disastrous results of climate propaganda

 
Vision Thing

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04/11/2013 05:53 PM

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"It's the cold, not global warming, that we should be worried about" Telegraph article on the disastrous results of climate propaganda
Here's an excerpt from a recent article, I don't have much comment to add, this excerpt speaks for itself.

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[link to www.telegraph.co.uk]

Each year, an official estimate is made of the “excess winter mortality” – that is, the number of people dying of cold-related illnesses. Last winter was relatively mild, and still 24,000 perished. The indications are that this winter, which has dragged on so long and with such brutality, will claim 30,000 lives, making it one of the biggest killers in the country. And still, no one seems upset.

Somewhere between the release of the 1984 Band Aid single and Al Gore’s 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, political attention shifted away from such problems. The idea of people (especially old people) dying in their homes from conditions with which we are all familiar now seems relatively boring. Much political attention is still focused on global warming, and while schemes to help Britain prepare for the cold are being cut, the overseas aid budget is being vastly expanded. Saving elderly British lives has somehow become the least fashionable cause in politics.

The reaction to the 2003 heatwave was extraordinary. It was blamed for 2,000 deaths, and taken as a warning that Britain was horribly unprepared for the coming era of snowless winters and barbecue summers. The government’s chief scientific officer, Sir David King, later declared that climate change was “more serious even than the threat of terrorism” in terms of the number of lives that could be lost. Such language is never used about the cold, which kills at least 10 times as many people every winter. Before long, every political party had signed up to the green agenda.

Since Sir David’s exhortations, some 250,000 Brits have died from the cold, and 10,000 from the heat. It is horribly clear that we have been focusing on the wrong enemy. Instead of making sure energy was affordable, ministers have been trying to make it more expensive, with carbon price floors and emissions trading schemes. Fuel prices have doubled over seven years, forcing millions to choose between heat and food – and government has found itself a major part of the problem.

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04/11/2013 05:55 PM
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Re: "It's the cold, not global warming, that we should be worried about" Telegraph article on the disastrous results of climate propaganda
basically, everyone in charge is a traitor, and should be treated as such
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04/11/2013 05:58 PM
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Re: "It's the cold, not global warming, that we should be worried about" Telegraph article on the disastrous results of climate propaganda
Interesting article. Food for thought for sure.

Here is Canada we can relate. Brrrrr.
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04/11/2013 05:59 PM
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Re: "It's the cold, not global warming, that we should be worried about" Telegraph article on the disastrous results of climate propaganda
Climate is terrorism!





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