First we had ‘Global Warming’.
Then they decided to cover all bases in case there was some snow so they called it ‘Climate Change’.
Now we have ‘Climate Disruption’ courtesy of the Irish Gubmint,
Or even ‘Climate Catastrophe’!!
Now our gubmint has decided that Something Must Be Done about the climate. I’m not quite sure how this works though. If their ideas work does that mean the end of this whole Warble Gloaming scam or will it apply only to Ireland? Will we bask in a normal [unchanging] climate while the rest of the world drowns, bakes and get covered in ice sheets?
Naturally this is all a great excuse to slam up taxes. Their ultimate aim is to make all fossil fuels, including petrol, diesel, coal and heating oil completely unaffordable, except of course for the very rich. We are all going to have to drive around in electric Noddy cars and use electric buses, all of which are powered by electricity that comes from the wind.
One little snippet did catch my eye. They want to ban the use of central heating in all new houses. I have no problem with that because I have no intentions of moving to a new house.
The Irish Times reported on Saturday that the draft contained proposals to increase the energy efficiency of homes, such as banning the installation of oil and gas boilers and potentially beginning a process to phase out the use of fossil fuel heating systems in all homes within six years, among many others measures.Irish Times
However the devil is in the detail.
… potentially phasing out fossil fuel heating systems in all buildings within six years …
So my central heating system [what I spent a couple of grand on] will somehow be banned and useless?
That’s all right. I still have an open fire. But I can’t burn coal or turf because they’re banned. And anyway, one fire in the front of the house [which only contains bedrooms at this stage] is not going to heat the whole house.
So what the blind fuck am I supposed to heat the house with? Even my portable gas heater is fucking useless. Electricity? Electricity that’s only there when the wind blows? Electricity that’s already overstretched charging all those cars buses and lorries?
In other words, all our eggs will be in one very unreliable basket.