Undeterred by the egg splattered faces of scientists struggling to extricate themselves fromÂ a rising crescendo of claims that the whole notion of global warming and climate change is fraudulent,Â and oblivious to the excruciating timing of the co-incidental flooding of Cockermouth and large areas of Cumbria, the Government has chosen today to launch their latest fear mongering campaign, just ten days ahead of Gordon Brown’s self imposed deadline to ’save the world’.
Lord Lawson has called for a public enquiry into the claims based on information found in thousands of documents stolen from the University of East Anglia that appear to indicate that global warming is in decline – and thus put at risk millions of pounds worth of research grants for the eminent men and women whose business it is to furnish the Government with data that allow Gordon Brown to mount yet another attempt to ’save the world’ from his platform in Copenhagen next week.
The damage wrought by those e-mails goes further than a few accademics having to earn an honest crust in future, the Treasury was planning to fund raise on a massive scale from tax payers to finance work on reducing this increasingly toothless threat.
The advertising industry, fresh from its success at terrifying young children with itsÂ ‘Bedtime Story’ which showed a drowning puppy and rabbits dying of thirst, an advertisement which has so far garnered 700 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority, and although patently aimed at very young children, can now only be shown after the 9pm watershed, was also quaking in its non-recession proof shoes at the thought that the ‘global warming’ story might not have legs after all.
A recent poll revealed that over 50% of people questioned don’t believe that climate change will affect them,Â and nothing galvanises this Government more than the fear that the electorate are not quite frightened enough, so despite the huge and very real suffering endured in Cockermouth, or perhaps because of it – a good day to drown bad news, perhaps -Â they have chosen today to launch a campaign entitled ‘Coming to a Street Near You’ which will feature, not polar bears being thrown from the skies, but your child’s much loved snowman being melted down by Mummy and Daddy’s inate seflishness.
Small children everywhere will go to bed with images like these from giant billboards embedded in their minds and wonder whether they will wake up gurgling as the flood water from the melting snowman surges into their young lungs. In a spirit reminiscent of Churchill’s futile war time call to provide iron for munitions which saw the fine iron railings surrounding many homes torn down, we shall have small children demanding that their Father no longer drives to the Pub, too smokey, the drink will kill you Daddy, and the puppy will drown if you don’t stop using the car…in the few households which still feature a ‘Daddy’, he is to be seen as the cause of all the world’s troubles. If, and it is currently a big ‘if’, global warming really exists, it has taken thousands of years to occur, it will not be solved by reducing one man’s carbon footprint of his annual holiday in the sun or trip to the pub. Not even if 100% successfull.Â Like the iron railings, it is a propaganda move designed to make people feel that they can ‘do’ something, that they are not helpless in the face of the imminent collapse of Western civilisation.
Children are quietly being turned into a weapon against us -Â the Brown ‘Youth Brigade’, encouraged to snoop on us, report us, stigmatise us, mistrust us, be disappointed by us, decry our failure to protect their future – and support this government in its battle to protect them from ‘us’.