The Climate Change Act of 2008 will surely go down as one of the most ridiculous and pernicious pieces of legislation ever enacted by a supposedly scientifically literate and developed country. It is directly responsible for pushing up energy costs and industrialising our landscape. It is encouraging wealth-making businesses to relocate elsewhere taking our jobs and income with them. Inevitably, it will lead to power shortages and power rationing.
In order to meet the Act’s targets, so-called smart meters are being introduced at our expense. These will have the capability of turning off our power supply at the state’s whim. Individual carbon (dioxide) budgets are under consideration which will involve state monitoring of everything we do: not only will the state decide if and when we are able to use electricity, it will limit our choice of car, how many miles we may travel and, effectively, whether we may take a holiday.
Ostensibly, the Act is about changing the climate by limiting warming. Even by the alarmists own logic (sic), Britain’s Climate Change Act will affect temperature by no more than a tiny, infinitesimal, miniscule fraction of a degree but even that won’t happen because saner countries have eschewed legislating against life-giving carbon dioxide. And even if you’re gullible enough to believe that industrial CO2 is life-threatening, you have to accept that Britain alone is not going to change anything – see here, for example.
What the Act is doing is driving ever more families into fuel poverty, already at disgraceful levels in such a rich country. And what the Act will ultimately achieve is to enslave those of us who are not rich enough to circumvent the regulations.
There is an online petition to repeal the Act. It takes less than a minute to sign up and the organisers will not bombard you with spam. Please make your objection heard and sign here. And encourage as many others as possible to do the same.