The Colours of ‘HOT’ ~ Bucolic Shropshire Version

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Today in the UK the heatwave continues, the Met Office predicting an all time July temperature high of 37’C. So things are not looking good on the climate change front. Yesterday Greenpeace volunteers wearing ‘Climate Emergency’ vests and sashes briefly blocked the Boris Johnson motorcade en route to Buckingham Palace where he was to meet the Queen.

Greenpeace say they handed the new PM a guide on how to tackle the climate crisis. But will he take action, they ask. It now transpires, as reported by  Peter Geoghegan at openDemocracy, that both he and Jeremy Hunt received campaign funding of £25,000 apiece from First Corporate Shipping Company, the trading name of Bristol Port whose influential owners, the report says, are climate change sceptics. (Hunt has declared the donation here).

But let Boris speak for himself as he pronounces on the 2015 Paris Climate Summit at the end of his account of a most exerting game of makeshift ping-pong at his office Christmas party:

It is fantastic news that the world has agreed to cut pollution and help people save money, but I am sure that those global leaders were driven by a primitive fear that the present ambient warm weather is somehow caused by humanity; and that fear – as far as I understand the science – is equally without foundation.

 

Boris Johnson The Telegraph 20 December 2015

For further insight into the jolly japes chappie we now have as PM, you can read the whole thing HERE

July Squares #25

43 thoughts on “The Colours of ‘HOT’ ~ Bucolic Shropshire Version

    1. Dismal, isn’t it. Especially when at the very least, so much environmental degradation which we do know is caused by humanity (deforestation, mining, oil drilling, over-grazing) – which does affect climate on a local and regional basis, is so blindingly existent all over the planet.

      1. Yes. I’ve given up on Australian politics and our media which is controlled by Rupert Murdoch. Surely the miuntIng evidence that something is desperately wrong will galvanize change but at the moment it doesn’t appear to be.

      2. Yes he is. Sometimes I think we are living in an episode of Dr Who. Men like Murdoch have a button at the back of their neck. When the button is pushed the human skin sloughs and reveals their true reptilian identity 😀

  1. And he will get along just fine with our current premier of Ontario, Doug Ford and the wanna be Conservative prime minister running in our next federal election, Andrew Scheer, #ScheerWeakness.

  2. Love your golden landscapes! Crazy to think that your temps are higher than ours here in Curaçao (consistently with a high of 27-29 C). Scary times with scary “leaders”. Good time to be sailing. I may never come home.

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