It’s a wonder that they took so long.
We have had nearly three months of lovely summer weather, but only now are the Gloom and Doom merchants starting to scream about Warble Gloaming or Climate Change or Extreme Weather or whatever the fuck the current fad is.
Now these are arbitrary “targets” set by faceless committees somewhere, but not in Ireland so it’s not our targets but someone else’s. I might also point out that if Ireland somehow produced zero carbon emissions it would make little or no difference to world levels as we are merely a small blip on the map. However, we are to be severely punished for not being good boys and toeing the line.
What struck me about the report is the size of the figures involved. Not the “carbon emission” figures, but the financial ones.
First of all, if we don’t meet our “targets” we could face fines of up to €600 million [yes – that’s €600,000,000] every year until we do reach them. Seeing as the targets are obviously unattainable then this is a nice little earner for the E fucking U. And remember – that €600 million comes out of taxes.
Then they say that to reach the impossible we have to increase our “carbon taxes”, first by 50% and then by 400% and all of that has to be paid once again out of our incomes when we purchase any kind of fuel.
Sweet lamb of divine! Are these cunts serious? Hands up anyone who has a spare €50,000 to spend on someone else’s idiotic dream!
They are seeking the impossible to attain the impossible and it’s all a beautiful excuse to flay the skin off our backs. Where does this money go? Into the pockets of the EU, the gubmint, that’s where.
This has fuck all to do with climate change.
Its’ all about money.