Monday, 30 October 2006

fire in the disco-muerto

ten years to save the planet
I'm going to climb all up on my high horsey about this pretty soon, but f'now: I REALLY hope noone still thinks climate change is "just a theory". If you do, you do have friends, them being George Bush, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and a bunch of other crackpot right wing mentalists. What on earth can be done?

I've listened to some early debate about this paper, and it's a bit depressing. Perhaps I should be pleased about the issue being "on the table" seriously, for once.
But already it seems the politicians are getting a little "hug me!" about the subject already.
They are not taking the opportunity to tell people how lifestyles might change, and what ones moral obligations might be.
Cause there are some pretty easy ones.
Tony Blair speaks to the world...

"You're going to need to stop wasting energy! But ACTUALLY DO IT! This means, sorry, but when you buy a car, if you have to, morally you're obliged to BUY THE MOST EFFICIENT ONE. So, no fucking BMWs, sports cars, or 4x4s, OK? Why? Because we know we can pollute less by using more efficient cars. It's simple really, and you only want your BMW because you're an insecure shit.

Four Holidays every year? CAN'T YOU AT LEAST TAKE ONE OF THEM IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY? It's a waste to fly around everywhere, and it may be a cheap luxury, but please try and be reasonable - you're needlessly polluting the skies, and don't tell me travel broadens the mind - that's not why you do it, you do it because you can, and you can show off at dinner parties how "well travelled" you are. Education and study broadens the mind, not having a weekend break in Bratislava getting pissed on cheap beer.

Why are you sitting in your living room wearing only your underwear, IN WINTER? What are you? Some kind of cunt? It's winter! Turn the heating down a little, and put on a fucking jumper you ignorant bastards. If you do have to sit around all day in your pants, move to a country where you can do it naturally, without pumping CO2 into the atmosphere.

And if "pumping CO2 into the atmosphere" doesn't sound like something to get angry about, I'm afraid it is. You have to start thinking about how you can reduce your carbon "footprint", because it's the right thing to do. Or you can continue without doing anything, which is the moral equivalent of actually murdering cute little babies.

(audience stays silent.)

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