These two videos are enlightening.
The first is an interview on Andrew Neil’s Sunday Politics show this past weekend. His guest, Elizabeth Truss, was appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 15 July 2014. It is frankly terrifying that she has absolutely no grasp whatsoever on what the UK has signed up for – legally binding agreements to cut our greenhouse gas emissions by 80% of our 1990 levels by 2050, and the massive associated ramifications. Andrew Neill, quite rightly, shows no mercy.
It is scary to think that people like Truss have our collective future in their hands. It’s even scarier to consider that a Prime Minister would want them in his cabinet.
The next video is blunt and to the point. Professor Dieter Helm's appearance before the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee on Tuesday was pretty special. From his opening remarks he lays it on the line with the House of Lords Science & Technology Committee. He says that it's a pretty amazing state of affairs that Britain is even discussing the possibility of power cuts, and that we are failing on each of security, price and decarbonisation, which is certainly true.
It is deeply disturbing that as one of the top industrialised countries in the world we find ourselves in this appalling state of affairs. Professor Helm’s evidence to the committee starts at 11.39, so slide the button along a bit to that time.
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Just to cheer you up, I’ll let you on your way with a cutting from today’s Press & Journal; More raptor deaths are caused by wind farms than from by shooting industry. Click on it to enlarge it slightly.
The wind energy industry: Don’t ya just love it?