Surprise: People Will Be Forced To Change Their Lifestyles For ‘Climate Change’

Funny how this so often comes down to Government forcing citizens to change their lifestyles, as demanded by people who won’t voluntarily change theirs

Climate change: Big lifestyle changes ‘needed to cut emissions’

People must use less transport, eat less red meat and buy fewer clothes if the UK is to virtually halt greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the government’s chief environment scientist has warned.

Prof Sir Ian Boyd said the public had little idea of the scale of the challenge from the so-called Net Zero emissions target.

However, he said technology would help.

The conundrum facing the UK – and elsewhere – was how we shift ourselves away from consuming, he added.

In an interview with BBC News, Sir Ian warned that persuasive political leadership was needed to carry the public through the challenge.

And taxes!

Sir Ian said polluting activities should incur more tax. He believes the Treasury should reform taxation policy to reward people with low-carbon lifestyles and nudge heavy consumers into more frugal patterns of behaviour.

And, while he tries to say this is voluntary, government will force change

“We’ve got to reduce demand to a much greater extent than we have in the past, and if we don’t reduce demand we’re not going to reduce emissions.

“Emissions are a symptom of consumption and unless we reduce consumption we’ll not reduce emissions.

“It will very rarely come down to a direct message like ‘sorry, you can’t buy that but you can buy this’. But there will be stronger messages within the (tax) system that make one thing more attractive than the other.”

So, why are climate cultists not changing their behavior?

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10 Responses to “Surprise: People Will Be Forced To Change Their Lifestyles For ‘Climate Change’”

  1. Mad Celt says:

    I believe the total economic collapse will get us first.

  2. Kye says:

    Proving yet again leftists regardless of their nationality have no policy other than HATE former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell Tweeted out “I’m rooting for a direct hit on Mar-a-Lago” by hurricane Dorian. Ain’t she sweet? It doesn’t matter how much damage the storm does, how many people are harmed or even killed she’s “rooting” it hits a property owned by Trump and she thinks that’s just fine to Tweet out. What a piece of pond scum.

    All these leftists have is hate.

    Trump 2020 Let’s get rid of these hate filled leftists once and for all.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      No doubt god will steer it from Mar a Lago toward the sodomites north or south of Palm Beach.

      • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

        Hurricanes be racist yo.

        — little sissybitch

        Lolgfy loser. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

      • Kye says:

        I don’t think God steers storms because if he did Fredo would have been struck by lightning already. However, I do think storms go where the current climate variables push them. I realize Fredo wants to blame all bad things on God and all good things on his heathen lord, government but I doubt that’s true. After all Fredo believes in 57 genders and who knows how many races. He obviously is a science denier and lacks perception and logic.

        Trump 2020. Buy Greenland and “flip” it. Make the leftists cry!

  3. ST says:

    Too Funny Video: Mark Steyn Cracks Tucker Carlson Up Talking About Joe Biden Telling False Story

    https://commoncts.blogspot.com/2019/08/too-funny-video-mark-steyn-cracks.html

  4. John says:

    Teach 2 years ago you were a big cheerleader for the Byitivh leaving the EU
    How is that working out ?
    The pound has dropped from /1.50 to 1.20
    And may drop to. Wing only equal yo the dollar and the Euro

    • formwiz says:

      They haven’t left yet, nitwit.

    • Dana says:

      And yet the credentialed media are telling us how the strong dollar is hurting our economy. Shouldn’t the weaker pound Sterling help the British economy?

      Since we’ll be taking a fossil fueled flight to France and then the UK next summer, it’s our plan to buy pounds Sterling on November 1st or 2nd, if we get a no deal Brexit on Hallowe’en. We’ll pick up euros at the time we leave.

  5. Dana says:

    Not much of a surprise: our host wrote about this three months ago, as did I.

    The thing is, we see these articles in places very few Americans read, The New Republic a few months ago, and now the BBC. What we need is an exposé of this in media to which a lot of Americans pay attention. Al Gore and John Kerry don’t care if their wagyu steaks cost more money, because they’re millionaires, and don’t have to worry about the costs of their meals.

    The credentialed media have done a bang up job warning people about the (purported) hazards of global warming climate change and pushing the solutions from the left; they’ve also done a bang up job on not telling the American people what all of those proposed solutions would cost us, in terms of money and in a poorer lifestyle.

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