Monday, August 20, 2007

UK Climate Protestors Futile Battle with Thuggish Police at London Airport

They really needn’t bother. The whole thing isn’t worth another cracked skull. It’s too late to do anything about climate change. The tipping point has already been passed and if we never produced another single cubic foot of CO2 the planet would still continue to heat up overall and we’re all doomed! No, really – we are!

Phaedrus has been at odds with fellow bloggers who claim climate change is just a scam to fiddle us out of yet more money. Phaedrus believes it’s no such thing and is in fact, a genuine force to be reckoned with. However, despite our differences, we all agree on what to do about it, and that is all that really counts!

Those who believe it’s a scam advocate no change in the way we live our lives; carry on driving SUVs, carry on flying 150 miles down the road rather than driving; carry on using central heating and air-con at the same time and so forth and so on; there’s nothing to worry about.

Phaedrus’ view is that there’s nothing to worry about, either, because it’s simply TOO LATE now to take any action to reverse the situation. One should only worry about things that are within one’s control; not things that are outside of it. And climate change is now way outside of our control.

So Phaedrus is happy to endorse the continued extravagant use of SUVs on the school run and short-hop flights and central heating/air-con ad nauseam. It’s fine. Go nuts. Don’t buy into low-emission computer monitors and electric cars and recycling and all that shit. There’s no point. Do nothing and don’t change your lifestyle one iota. On that as on much else, Phaedrus and his fellow bloggers are fully agreed.

This may all sound rather sarcastic, but it’s not intended that way. Climate change isn’t a scam, but the marketing surrounding how we ought to remedy it IS. Please don’t fall for this bullshit. Carry on as normal! The planet’s dying and there’s not a goddamn thing anyone can do about it, least of all the individual consumer. Do you really think walking your kids to school is going to compensate for China’s capitol city alone registering another 1,000 cars every DAY? If you do, you MUST be nuts!