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Our wonderful ‘net zero’ future?

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I bet you didn’t know about this

Here’s a link to a report produced by some of our supposedly leading academics detailing some of the changes in our lifestyle needed to reach ‘net zero’ by 2050.

A slightly confusing part of the report is that it’s called “Absolute Zero”. At the start it mentions the UK’s legal obligation to reaching “net zero” by 2050 –  Delivering the UK’s climate change commitment with incremental changes to today’s technologies. But then the report only uses the expression “absolute zero”. I’m not sure if ‘net zero’ and ‘absolute zero’ are meant to be the same or whether “absolute zero” is a much more drastic target.

But anyway, let me quote (in blue text) just a few of the best bits:

Executive summary

We can’t wait for breakthrough technologies to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050. Instead, we can plan to respond to climate change using today’s technologies with incremental change. This will reveal many opportunities for growth but requires a public discussion about future lifestyles.

In addition to reducing our energy demand, delivering zero emissions with today’s technologies requires the phasing out of flying, shipping, lamb and beef, blast-furnace steel and cement

Travel – Stop using aeroplanes – all airports to close by 2050

Heating – Use the boiler for less time, if possible, staying warm by only heating rooms if people are sitting in them sealing up air gaps and adding insulation. Wear warmer clothes in winter.

Eating – Reduce consumption of beef and lamb as these have far higher emissions than any other common food

Energy – Replace existing on-shore wind turbines with much taller models to increase total generation by 50%

Taxes – The effective price of carbon must be prohibitively large by 2050 to discourage people from using energy

Construction – All construction of new buildings must stop by 2050

Trade – All ship-based trade must be phased out by 2050

(I wonder how they plan to phase out all ship-based trade by 2050 given that Britain is an island?)

I’m not joking

In case you think I’m making this all up, firstly I’m not that imaginative and secondly here are just a few of the key images from the ‘absolute zero’ report:

This one includes airports being closed:

And this one shows that eating beef and lamb must stop:

The report also mentions greatly reducing the use of fertiliser. We’re seeing what happened in Sri Lanka when their government banned imports of fertiliser – a 40% to 50% fall in crop yields, a massive increase in food prices, economic collapse and widespread starvation.

One of the key conclusions of the report is:

Our energy supply will be 60% less than today, and solely in the form of electricity”. 

I wonder what cutting our energy use by over a half will do to the quality of life of us plebs? The elites, no doubt, won’t be affected by the Draconian restriction about to be inflicted on the rest of us.

Of course, the report’s recommendations will never be implemented in full. But the report possibly gives an insight into the kind of policies our rulers are planning for us in order to ‘save the planet’. After all, the Dutch government have just caused a massive farmers’ revolt by trying to cut fertiliser use:

And Dutch police have started to shoot live rounds at Dutch farmers to stamp out the protests:

So the kind of policies advocated in this report are already being used in various countries.

(Just as an aside, it’s odd that some of the most brutal and violent crackdowns on anti-government public protests recently have been in three of the world’s supposedly most liberal countries – Holland, Australia and Canada. However, this weekend’s blog is not the place for exploring why that might be)

The report was released in November 2019 and was authored by ‘UK Fires’, a collaboration between the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Nottingham, Bath and Imperial College London – the home of Professor Neil Ferguson.

This should cheer up your weekend!

4 comments to Our wonderful ‘net zero’ future?

  • Stillreading

    Ghastly medium to long term future lies ahead for we humble plebs if even only a part of this nonsense is implemented. It won’t bother me personally, as unless I live to 120 plus I shan’t see any of it. I can’t help reflecting on what today’s young of the developed world, by far the most self-indulgent generation ever to inhabit this planet, will make of all this when reality eventually hits them, incapable as many evidently are of walking more than half a mile to school or sustaining life without a host of power-guzzling electronic gadgetry and their personal WIFI enabled TVs in their centrally heated bedrooms. Not to mention the annual fornight of flagrant spending and boozing on the Costa whatever! Absent a TRUE pandemic, something on the scale of the Black Death, to halve the world’s population (or the mass administration of some fertility-reducing medication which the plebs will inadvertantly ingest under the guise of it being something other!) the 9 billion plus humans who are predicted to inhabit this planet by the mid-21st Century will be reduced, if even part of the idiotic net zero policies are effected, to a state of starvation and serfdom resembling that pertaining in the Middle Ages. Eat little other than the bare essential for survival, own nothing, eventually know nothing, as education becomes ever more a process solely of indoctrination in the approved ideology. I foresee that only the rich and influential, those who will control dissemination of information and communication, will be permitted to own cars, to fly, to eat a Western-style diet. Such a situation won’t last forever of course. There’s always someone – and it only needs one – to see the truth, to take a stand and initiate a rebellion. It’s something over 600 years since the Peasants’ Revolt in England. Ignorant serfs as they were, when they’d finally had enough they marched on London and the Monarchy and changed life for everyone irrevcersibly. History repeats itself. Human nature doesn’t truly change. Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose! Interesting times ahead and, as the Chinese used to say, “May you not live in interesting times”.

  • A Thorpe

    Absolute Zero obviously means taking all the carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. We know it makes sense. More worrying is that our government funded these clowns, and they believe this nonsense. It is certain that the next PM will be fully behind it.

    What parent in their right mind would allow their children to be educated at the Universities involved?

    It’s equivalent to the Romans arriving in Britain, looking around admiring the primitive way in which we were living and thinking we must give up our advanced civilisation and live like this.

  • Brenda Blessed

    Our next PM is going to be a stunt who continues net zero and future lockdowns. Starmer and the Ginger Growler are already such stunts.

    There is a Nigerian woman in the race putting forth in the same way as Boris was in the 2019 election before he became a climate and lockdown nut. The Tories have to hold that Red Wall or it is the Ginger Growler and Co. The Nigerian will remind it of immigration and that the Tories are terminally not all there, so I doubt that she will win.

  • Marc Ager

    The guy who created the following video releases regular videos that are very interesting, in my opinion.

    Holodomor 2.0 The Rebirth of Bolshevism –

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