Ecoliteracy

“The UK has been running up a massive environmental deficit over recent decades and which future generations will have to pay off. These cuts are a false economy and will undermine and jeopardise the future growth and development of the economy. … We are now faced with the extremely worrying prospect that Government no longer has the ecological literacy or functionality that society needs if we are to build a genuinely sustainable future.” (http://www.rspb.org.uk/media/releases/409659-rspb-and-the-wildlife-trusts-criticise-decision-to-cut-funding-for-environment-by-up-to-40)

UK government seems to have succumbed to the loan shark mentality: combine all your debts into one easy, overwhelmingly impossible repayment.

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Climate Alarmist

“The Bank of England governor has given a stark warning that climate change poses a huge risk to global stability. … Mark Carney pointed out the rapid increase in weather-related catastrophes and the jump in both the physical and financial costs. He said the challenges currently posed by climate change ‘pale in significance compared with what might come’.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7688)

Him too? Must be another of Rupert Murdoch’s “Extreme greenies, … Against growth and subsequent jobs.” (https://twitter.com/rupertmurdoch/status/639405066433220608)

Deaficit

“Even though we are in [an ecological] deficit equation we are not taking measures to take us in the right direction. … It is obvious to children, but for 98% of economic planners it is a minor risk not worth our attention. … The two biggest emitters are starting to co-operate and the G20 leaders have recognised we have to move out of fossil fuels by the end of this century – although this is a bit too slow.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/12/humans-have-already-used-up-2015s-supply-of-earths-resources-analysis)

Thankfully today’s children will take charge before then.

Unsootable

“The combination of large windfall payments to coal handed out through the capacity market, the Government’s opposition in the Energy Act to an emissions performance standard (a limit on carbon emissions intensity) for existing plants and a low carbon price, mean that many more coal plants may choose to extend their lives beyond the mid-2020s.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7255)

Human and other life may not get the choice.