The Rich Are To Blame For ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

Guess what? You’re probably one of the people who are considered rich

Climate change: The rich are to blame, international study finds

The rich are primarily to blame for the global climate crisis, a study by the University of Leeds of 86 countries claims.

The wealthiest tenth of people consume about 20 times more energy overall than the bottom ten, wherever they live.

The gulf is greatest in transport, where the top tenth gobble 187 times more fuel than the poorest tenth, the research says.

That’s because people on the lowest incomes can rarely afford to drive.

The researchers found that the richer people became, the more energy they typically use. And it was replicated across all countries.

And they warn that, unless there’s a significant policy change, household energy consumption could double from 2011 levels by 2050. That’s even if energy efficiency improves.

In other words, this study is along the lines of politics, and how Government can put their foot down on citizens. So, a people for the government.

The research also examined the relative energy consumption of one nation against another.

It shows that a fifth of UK citizens are in the top 5% of global energy consumers, along with 40% of German citizens, and Luxembourg’s entire population.

Only 2% of Chinese people are in the top global 5% of users, and just 0.02% of people in India.

Even the poorest fifth of Britons consumes over five times as much energy per person as the bottom billion in India.

Say, what about all those climate cultists who take long fossil fueled trips to climate conferences? Should they be restricted, or are they given a free pass?

But Professor Kevin Anderson, from the Tyndall Centre in Manchester, who was not involved in the study, told BBC News: “This study tells relatively wealthy people like us what we don’t want to hear.

“The climate issue is framed by us high emitters – the politicians, business people, journalists, academics. When we say there’s no appetite for higher taxes on flying, we mean WE don’t want to fly less

“The same is true about our cars and the size our homes. We have convinced ourselves that our lives are normal, yet the numbers tell a very different story,” he said.

In other words, Warmsists are hypocrites, and the Cult of Climastrology wants everyone in the 1st World to be forced to live a 3rd World life.

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8 Responses to “The Rich Are To Blame For ‘Climate Change’ Or Something”

  1. John says:

    Teach
    The carbon footprint of the average American is 12 tons of CO2
    The current cost of offsetting 12 tons of CO2 is about $100
    How does that equate to anything like living a 3rd world lifestyle
    Would paying s carbon tax of 100$ put you into a 3rd world lifestyle ?

    • formwiz says:

      Offsets are indulgences. They do not improve anything except some Lefty grifter’s bank account.

      Why don’t you try it and find out?

    • Jl says:

      John-first you’d have to prove that there’s a need to pay a carbon tax. But, typical lefty “debate” tactic-start from a false premise and go from there. That way, you don’t have to come up with those pesky figures…

  2. formwiz says:

    The wealthiest tenth of people means us, of course.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    TEACH: In other words (IOW)… Warmsists are hypocrites, and the Cult of Climastrology wants everyone in the 1st World to be forced to live a 3rd World life.

    IOW: One can stop being a hypocrite by denying global warming? Awesome.

    Here’s the thing. Human-caused global warming is real and is happening. And yes, most of the CO2 emitted in the recent past and now came from wealthier nations. You guys know that humans burning fossil fuels is causing global warming and deny it. Welcome to the hypocrites.

    • Jl+ says:

      And you guys say that global warming is bad for the planet but can’t prove it. Funny how that works. Warming in and of itself is irrelevant-it would be the alleged effects that matter.

    • formwiz says:

      No, one can stop being a hypocrite by giving up all those modern conveniences that contribute.

      Cars, houses, central heating, electric power, hot and cold running water, clean water, sewage removal.

      Here’s the thing. Human-caused global warming is real and is happening.

      No, it’s as unreal as you are.

      And yes, most of the CO2 emitted in the recent past and now came from wealthier nations. You guys know that humans burning fossil fuels is causing global warming and deny it. Welcome to the hypocrites.

      I see a lot of poor countries just packed with trucks and such. Did you know most of the ocean pollution comes from Africa and Asia?

      Not a lot of rich countries there.

      And, no, we don’t know because we’ve seen the facts that say it’s a crock.

  4. Jl says:

    And you guys say that global warming is bad for the planet but can’t prove it. Funny how that works. Warming in and of itself is irrelevant-it would be the alleged effects that matter.

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