December 09, 2005
Thinking the Unthinkable

Bloody Hell, the Tories are talking tough on climate change. Do they mean it?

Actually, I doubt it very much. They've always been in business's back pocket, and I can't see Eton boy David Cameron changing that.

But, just as a thought experiment, what if they did mean it? What if, going into the next election, they were actually promising to take some drastic action, and I believed that they'd fulfill those promises?

For me, climate change is the number one priority by a long way. Health, education, justice, all very important, but climate change dwarfs all of these. If we don't get it sorted out, we are looking at gigadeaths, and the end of civilization as we know it. These would be Bad Things.

So even if I disagreed with every single other policy they had, an electable party serious about climate change would be...

Nah, forget it. It'll never happen.

Posted to The Big Room by Simon Brunning at December 09, 2005 07:53 PM
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