I hope you’re all looking forward to this years “Climate Week” – I know I am. By which I mean it will give me yet another chance to rant and rage at the utter stupidity of this pointless, but apparently well funded, campaign. It was set up in 2010 by one Kevin Steele, who according to his Linkedin profile doesn’t appear to have done much in the way of productive work since leaving university.
The site is reminiscent of “Cool The World” that Gotty featured (strangely, also in 2010) – another attempt at brainwashing. Unlike that one, however, Climate Week doesn’t seem to be a registered charity – a near standard business model for any sort of campaigning outfit these days. So I haven’t been able to download their accounts and see just what sort of money is involved. But the “Supporters” page has a huge listing, covering just about every private and government source of funding imaginable. How nice that such “Eminent individuals” as Al Gore, Paul McCartney, Ed Balls, MP and all the current political leaders are mentioned.
I had to larf at seeing “Keep Scotland Beautiful” included – quite how that motto covers littering their countryside with bird mincers I really don’t know. You are also encouraged to make today “Meat Free Monday” – guess which eminent individual is behind this! Why not partake of large quantities of beans, lentils and other vegetables, and get a “warm feeling” when you emit plenty of the greenhouse gas methane later! I also spotted “Population Matters” in the list, so we know the REAL agenda behind the term “Sustainable”.
I trust you will all try and find 5 minutes of your day to engage someone in conversation, and combat this grotesque waste of our money in a pointless exercise. If they don’t agree, and accuse you of being “Big Oil” funded deniers, just threaten to blow them up – the infamous “10:10″ are also supporters…
P.S. You’ve got an Open Thread for general topics, so keep to relevant comments here, please.