On April 1st Joss Garman wrote an article in the Guardian about South Africa becoming a high carbon zone to attract foreign investment.
Written from his ivory office in Monbiot towers Garman is upset at what he sees as the betrayal of the Church of Climatology, not for one moment would he consider that the real “crime” here is not the betrayal of his dubious religion, but the blatant wealth redistribution and subsequent job loses and energy poverty that they want to inflict on the people of Britain.
Ever since the deeply flawed IPCC 2007 report appeared we have been brainwashed that the man has changed the climate, and that unless we reduce global carbon emissions we are doomed.
Bearing the above statement in mind, Garman’s story is extraordinary for exposing exactly what is likely to happen:
With its sky-high poverty levels and average life expectancy of just 51 years, South Africa is not a country we generally associate with extravagant binge-flying lifestyles, turbo-consumerism, and shopping trips to New York. How bizarre then that per capita carbon emissions in South Africa are now higher than in many European countries. While most South Africans are unlikely to ever own a plasma screen TV or Hummer, their carbon footprints still appear to be only slightly less than your average Japanese, and their national carbon emissions are now greater than those of France.
The situation becomes more comprehensible when you look at South Africa’s industrial base, with 60% of South Africa’s electricity being guzzled by heavy industry, and most of that comes from dirty coal. Now this key global climate player wants another coal station that would pollute as much as the two dirtiest plants in Britain put together, and cause a further surge in its national emissions – and they want you to pay for it.
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