How the UK Climate Assembly manufactured consent

No coincidence that Ireland and France also held similar climate charades around the same time. All part of the promotion of useless ‘net zero’ ideology.
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This stage-managed Assembly is a sham, says Spiked-online.

There is no democratic mandate for extreme climate policies.

As I have been pointing out for over a decade here on spiked, the political consensus on climate change is not shared by the public – or, at best, the public’s appetite for climate policy has not been tested democratically.

And governments are well aware of this, too.

Last year, six government departments engaged a number of campaigning organisations to convene a Climate Assembly, which they hoped would overcome this democratic deficit and produce a ‘mandate’ for climate policy.

The Assembly presented a report of its recommendations to parliament last September.

But this 500-page volume looks much more like the work of the Assembly’s convenors than any real expression of the public’s views.

For most people so far, the democratic deficit on climate policy has been of little consequence. Emissions-reduction targets have been abstract.

To the extent that the climate agenda has caused problems – such as rising energy prices – they have been relatively easily absorbed by most households and businesses.

Resistance to any of these policies has been easily dismissed as ‘denial’.

But the green agenda has much more in store for us.

Continued here.

via Tallbloke’s Talkshop

February 2, 2021 at 04:42AM

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