MADRID, Spain — The most important thing – indeed the only thing – you need to know about the U.N.’s latest climate circus, COP25, is that it was originally going to be staged in Santiago, Chile.
Why is this fact so important? Because the reason COP25 is no longer being held in Chile is because the green policies introduced by the country’s president Sebastián Piñera have proved so disastrous and unpopular that Chile is in flames.
MADRID, Spain — I’m in Madrid for the latest UN Climate Conference – COP25 – and literally no one cares.
When I say that literally no one cares I mean none of the real, normal people — whether natives or tourists — just wanting to go about their daily lives in this handsome capital city, have a few glasses of vino with their tapas, check out the Prado, make ends meet, look at the Christmas lights, not even think about global warming because hey it’s December and its chilly even in Spain.
What I definitely don’t mean is the 30,000 or so loons who have flown in for the freak show about a thirty buck cab away in an industrial exposition zone on the edge of town. Clearly they care a lot but they’re not normal and they have no connection with the real world other than the unfortunate fact that they currently seem to make all our rules.
Sir David Attenborough has been caught out telling more porkie pies to promote his green agenda – this time with a whale of tale in which he misleadingly suggests that ‘climate change’ has altered polar bears’ feeding habits.
The whispery-voiced, gorilla-hugging, walrus-slaying Malthusian made his claim on his Seven Worlds One Planet series for the BBC.
It showed footage of a polar bear in Hudson Bay, Canada leaping into the water to kill a beluga whale. Attenborough’s script heavy-hinted that this was virtually unprecedented behaviour which had been forced on the hapless, starving bear as a survival strategy to deal with climate change.
After claiming that Canada is ‘warming faster than any country on earth’, Attenborough praises the polar bear’s ‘remarkable strategy for survival’.
According to a breathless resume in the Mail, formerly a newspaper sceptical of the global warming scare, this was an example of ‘climate change’ forcing ‘predators to hunt new prey’.
Speed is in my blood. My father, grandfather and great-grandfather all used to race cars in their youth. We even have a hill-climb specialist car part-named after us, the Dellow. Just after I’d passed my test, my dad let me share the driving in his V12 Jag en route to our holiday home in Devon. I vividly remember him rebuking me whenever I let the speedometer dial creep below 100mph.
So I suppose it was inevitable that naughty habits would catch up with me in the end and that I’d find myself doing one of those compulsory speed awareness courses.
Terrorist attacks often reveal a country at both its worst and its best. Yesterday’s atrocity – in which a Muslim terrorist Usman Khan murdered two passers-by before being shot dead by police – was no exception. Here is the good news and the bad…
The good news:
Ordinary people have had enough
This was the clear message from social media yesterday. People were overwhelmingly jubilant that a vicious killer had been taken down quickly and ruthlessly with what sounded – from the much-shared video footage – like two head shots. My suspicion is that the general public are way, way to the right of almost all politicians on this issue. The political class – see below – is still more eager to persuade us that radical Islam isn’t a threat than it is to take serious measures to protect us from it. But the public’s evident impatience – and obvious desire for tougher measures – is a sign that this complacency will not last.
Greta Thunberg the teenage Climate Puppet has gone full Marxist.
In her latest public statement, she says that the ‘climate crisis is not just about the environment’:
It is a crisis of human rights, of justice, and of political will. Colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression have created and fueled it. We need to dismantle them all.
Greta the Climate Puppet goes full-Marxist:
"After all, the climate crisis is not just about the environment. It is a crisis of human rights, of justice, and of political will. Colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression have created and fueled it." https://t.co/mffeq9eAKP
Well of course it is. Social media is controlled by the left and the latest leftist trope — as the Corbynistas kids would call it because it’s a clever word they all learned on their Gender Studies course at Uni — is that Boris Johnson is a great big coward for refusing to participate in a debate on climate change staged by the hard-left fake news station Channel 4.
Boris is, of course, quite right to have turned down this opportunity.ad he accepted it would have shown him to be so stupid as to be quite unfit to win this general election.
The European Parliament has voted to declare a ‘climate emergency’. This is part of an ambitious plan by incoming European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen for the EU to become the world’s first Zero Carbon entity.
The vote was opposed by the European Climate Realist Network, which argued that ‘unjustified panic and alarm could pressure MEPs into supporting costly policies that will hurt European families, businesses, and Europe’s economic stability and competitiveness.’
It is only likely to exacerbate divisions in the EU between those countries campaigning for deeper emissions cuts and those opposing them.
A Cambridge historian has announced that he has overcome his concerns about Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-Semitism and that he’s still going to vote Labour in Britain’s general election.
I'm voting Labour. Great manifesto, pity about the leader, shame about Labour's support for Brexit, though at least they promise another referendum. The failure to deal with antisemitism in the party makes me very angry. But in my constituency only Labour can beat the Tory.
British schoolchildren are going to be brainwashed this Christmas with a woke version of Jack and The Beanstalk in which a heroine based on Greta Thunberg climbs a beanstalk made of recycled materials, the Dame lives in a carbon neutral cottage and the baddies are climate change denying giants.
Not altogether surprisingly the author of the pantomime is a former presenter from the BBC children’s TV show Blue Peter.
“It’s not PC!” insisted the author, Peter Duncan, when quizzed by Piers Morgan on the breakfast TV show Good Morning Britain.
Pantomime is traditionally the most subversive and irreverent form of theatre — invariably involving male celebrities in drag (the Pantomime Dame) and lots of rude jokes and innuendo for families to laugh at. Panto has been a staple of English theatrical entertainment since the early 18th century.