The Conservatives in their recent budget do at least seem to be grudgingly accepting that Net Zero is a fool’s game. But they’re still tinkering around the edges. Net Zero legislation (the Climate Change Act 2008 and Theresa May’s statutory instrument amendment) needs to be repealed entirely in order to prevent further damage to the economy and to society:
Alas, that’s not going to happen any time soon. Now we have the terrifying prospect of a Keir Starmer led Labour government becoming a real possibility at the next general election. I’ll be voting for the Heritage Party but most British voters are still moronically and stubbornly attached to the two party system, believing that they can get real change by voting either Labour or Conservative. What is it going to take to convince them that they are just two pimples on the same arse?
So anyway, Andrew Neil challenged Labour shadow minister Jon Ashworth on Net Zero electricity generation. This was the utterly cringeworthy result:
Give Hollywood its due; they predicted exactly this type of scenario in 2006:
‘Net Zero has what plants crave’.
Actually, it doesn’t. What plants crave is CO2. Satellite images prove that the rise in atmospheric CO2 since 1950, supposedly attributable in its entirety to human activities, has greened the planet considerably. Plants love CO2. But apart from that, Hollywood’s Idiocracy was an uncannily accurate prediction of the Net Zero Idiocracy. I just can’t figure out which actor in the above clip best exemplifies Jon Ashworth.
The argument from Idiocracy reminds me of just about every meeting I have at work. Eventually you learn to embrace the electrolytes to collect your check.
Nukes are their only option for power if they carry this bizarre fear of CO2 forward.
Nukes and Hydrogen for cars/trucks. Hydrogen isn't great but it's light years ahead of giant batteries in 100% pure evs.
Sunlight water and CO2 - that's what plants want :-)