This new honesty is really refreshing.
I can’t wait until the global warming czars start speaking honestly about how many elderly people need to die to save the planet.
A Massachusetts climate official said people who heat their homes and fuel their cars will need to have their “will” broken in order to combat emissions and climate change.
“I know one thing that we found in our analysis is that 60% of our emissions come from … residential heating and passenger vehicles,” said David Ismay, Massachusetts, undersecretary for climate change, during a virtual meeting with the Vermont Climate Council. “Let me say that again: 60% of our emissions that need to be reduced come from you, the person on your street, the senior on fixed-income. Right now, there is no bad guy left, at least in Massachusetts, to point the finger at and turn the screws on and now break their will, so they stop emitting. That’s you. We have to break your will.”
Honesty. Was that so hard.
Here, by the way, is what breaking the will of seniors on fixed incomes who need to heat their homes looks like in the UK.
More than 3,000 people are “needlessly” dying each year in the UK because they cannot afford to properly heat their homes, new research has revealed.
Almost 17,000 of those people are estimated to have died as a direct result of fuel poverty and a further 36,000 deaths are attributable to conditions relating to living in a cold home, the research found. The number dying through cold each year is similar to the amount who die from prostate or breast cancer.
The research was published to coincide with Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on Friday which aims to highlight the problems faced by those struggling to keep warm in their homes.
Keep raising the cost of heating homes and you help kill off the older generation. Or make sure there’s no air conditioning during the summer. It’s the French and German way.
A 2003 heat wave killed 15,000 people in France. And, in response, the authorities have deployed Chalex, a database of vulnerable people who will get a call offering them cooling advice.
The advice consists of taking cold showers and sticking their feet in saucepans of cold water.
The 2003 heat wave killed 7,000 people in Germany. And, today, only 3% of German households have air conditioning. Germany’s Ministry of the Environment refused to back air conditioning as a response to global warming.
Temperatures in Dusseldorf hit 105 degrees. Officials in Dusseldorf had recently rejected proposals to install air conditioning systems because they’re bad for the environment.
Would Democrats do this sort of thing in America? They’re already doing it.
When Obama’s Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Alaska, she told the residents of an Eskimo village where nineteen people had died due to the difficulty of evacuating patients during medical emergencies that, “I’ve listened to your stories, now I have to listen to the animals.”
Jewell rejected the road that they needed to save lives because it would inconvenience the local waterfowl. When it came to choosing between the people and the ducks, Jewell chose the ducks.
Ducks don’t talk, but environmentalists do, and they had vocally opposed helping the people of King Cove. Jewell had received the Rachel Carson Award, named after an environmentalist hero whose fearmongering killed millions. Compared to the Carson malaria graveyards of Africa, nineteen dead Eskimos slide off the post-human conscience of a fanatical environmentalist like water off a duck’s back.
Sadly, over in MA, David Ismay resigned after talking about breaking the will of seniors to heat their homes.
In the letter, Ismay apologized for remarks he made at a January Vermont Climate Council meeting.
“My inability to clearly communicate during that discussion reflected poorly on the Governor, on you, and on our hardworking staff,” he wrote. “Although my comments were interpreted by some as placing the burden of climate change on hardworking families and vulnerable populations, my intent was the opposite.”
My words just happened to be the complete opposite of my intent.
What’s Dave’s qualification for breaking the will of the people? He has a JD from Berkeley. As Howie Carr at the Boston Herald notes, he’s “a 49-year-old blow-in drifter and bust-out lawyer from California who is now living the high life in a mansion in Chestnut Hill.”
If you’re going to break the will of the people, that’s the place to start.
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