Councillors have today voted unanimously to support the appointment of a dedicated Climate Change Officer to lead the authority in tackling climate change.
It didn't take long for the Lib Dems to start pissing council tax money up the wall.
What on earth will this officer do? Think I’ll apply for the job, money for old rope!
On a not unrelated matter: I was on the bus the other day and given the close proximity of the seats couldn't help but overhear a conversation between two of the other passengers. One was telling the other that her son-in-law works at the Met Office in Exeter and that his field of study was icebergs. "Icebergs!" cried the other passenger "what on earth is he studying that for?" "Yes, I agree" said the other, "after all a piece of ice is a piece of ice. You'd think they'd have better things to spend their money on than studying bits of ice"
Yup you are right. Ice is ice. No problem. Maybe go tell that to the Titanic.
Sea levels rise as polar ice melts https://www.ft.com/content/604b261e-df04-11e9-9743-db5a370481bc
(for the avoidance of doubt - I totally disagree with the sentiments expressed by the person I overheard on the bus. In fact I was gobsmacked that someone should be so ignorant of the importance of studying icebergs/caps/flows given their climatic impact).
I listened to a BBC world service programme the other day that featured climate scientist experts that said the ice caps only featured on the earth after the huge meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs crashed and created the huge dust cloud that blocked out the sun (severely lowering the temperature) and created the ice age.
The ice caps are remnants from that time and it is only natural that over time as the remaining dust cloud disintegrates, the temperature will rise and the remaining ice will melt until eventually the earth returns to the warm (hothouse) climate that the dinosaurs experienced.
They made complete sense. I was left with the impression that modern mankind is a fluke result of a meteorite and land returning to beneath the seas is the natural order. Climate change is real and it will continue to change with or without mankind's contribution. They went on to say other planets have also experienced climate change but clearly mankind did not contribute to it.
There is a Dawlish Town council meeting this coming Monday (30th September). There is an item on the agenda concerning climate change. Click on this link https://www.dawlish.gov.uk/edit/uploads/2802_1800658666.pdf to read the report from the town council's Climate Change Working Group.
Climate change climate change officer dawlish council = increase in car park charges, more roads you will not be able to park on around dawlish, increase in car park permits, etc, etc.
For goverments and councils climate change is just another 'vechicle' to screw more tax out of everyone.
Call me cynical if you like.
There's some bonkers proposals in that document:
force takeaway shops to change their packaging because it fills the bins too quickly
force them to print large warnings on the packaging that it is an offense (sic) to litter
create a team of volunteer beach wardens to snoop on visitors
It was obviously written by somebody with way too much time on their hands.
I can't see anything that talks about forcing shops to change their packaging. The emphasis in on working together and encouraging changes in behaviour.
The document quite clearly states the council wants the law changed, so not only would it affect Dawlish but rest of the country too. Methinks Dawlish town councillors are getting a bit above themselves.
4a. At the same time, write to whoever is responsible to get the law changed, or voluntary - to mark all take-a-way packaging in big print: 'It's an offense to drop the container anywhere - BIN IT
I think our nationally elected representatives have other things on their minds at the moment......
1- Dont print out more usless paper items about "climate emergency"- save paper
2-Litter- what about a proposal to cull the skyrats.
Please don't respond with "its the peoples fault for encouraging them et al " they still get into bins and leave litter about. Pehaps the warden can issue the seagulls with a notice.!!!
4- Stop circulating LIB-Dems papers telling us how good they are, although to be fair it can be recycled as toilet paper.
5-Declare a yob emergency to clean up the gang behaviour as thats what annoys most folks- not climate change.
5- save the money for the climate channge officer to get grass verges cut, bushes trimmed back and improve general apperance of local areas
6 - send mail to America & India who are the main poluters saying if you don't change TDC will come after you.
We are all being conned by these champions of climate change. The tax payers of Teignbridge made one big mistake making a protest vote turn into the return of the Snowflake Libtards to power, dont make the same mistake by allowing them to waste our money for the next 3-1/2 years. Climate change is a natural cycle that has been happening for millions of years and no amount of human effort and money is going to stop it. Wise up people and outcast the ones trying to profit from doom and gloom preaching
A council that declared a "climate emergency" is printing about 21 million pages a year, it has emerged.
£35k grand a year... how do they arrive a these salaries decisions.?
What, if anything,, are the independent council members doing about the cost to the taxpayers.?