France Uses ‘Climate Train’ to Raise Awareness

Posted: October 9, 2015 by oldbrew in climate, humour, propaganda

Gare de Lyon, Paris [image credit:]

Gare de Lyon, Paris [image credit:]

We can already hear the ‘hitting the buffers’ and ‘going off the rails’ quips coming down the line, as another desperate effort to stir up interest in so-called climate change hits the tracks. Voice of America reports from the station.

PARIS—A train is chugging its way across France this month to raise awareness about climate change and what is at stake during December’s climate summit in Paris. The climate train got a high-level send-off Tuesday at Paris’ Gare de Lyon station that included champagne and speeches by Environment Minister Segolene Royal and other officials.

Those invited wandered through rail cars displaying maps and interactive images of how a warming climate will change our planet — and how it already has made changes. High school student Anne-Marie Coelho visited the train with her father. She attended this week’s event, she said, to learn more about sustainable development and climate change.

Climatologist Pascale Braconnot is among the “climate messengers” aboard the train, explaining climate change to the public during the three-week voyage to 19 cities and towns. “People are really thinking about it, even if some people don’t want to think about it,” he said. “And that’s why we have this train. … We have solutions that experts know … but this can only happen if people are concerned about it.”

The train is part of a series of events France’s government is planning ahead of December’s climate conference. In July, lawmakers adopted a measure that aims to slash polluting emissions and energy consumption.

Not everybody supports it. Train workers staged a small protest outside the station. Gilbert Garrel, general secretary of the CGT train workers union, criticized the government’s energy policy as insufficient and called the train a publicity stunt. So along with spreading awareness, the climate train may face some tough stops ahead.

Source: France Uses ‘Climate Train’ to Raise Awareness

  1. oldbrew says:

    The climate signals are mostly on red these days 😐

  2. michael hart says:

    There is something unusually disturbing in the climate-green insanity of the current French government.

    By the adoption of nuclear technology on a large scale, France has for many decades far exceeded the best aspirations of the current crop of anti-CO2 activists. But now the French government are apparently deciding to scale it back in favour of other things like wind which cannot give continuous supply without back up without fossil fuels, and produces worse than no reductions in CO2 emissions.

    I’d be amazed if there wasn’t some very, very extremely serious corruption at the very highest levels of the French government to allow this to happen.

  3. oldbrew says:

    ‘I’d be amazed if there wasn’t some very, very extremely serious corruption at the very highest levels of the French government to allow this to happen.’

    No change there then 😉

    Jacques Chirac: convicted at last

    French politics no stranger to scandals

    France: Elf verdicts reveal state corruption at highest levels

    Mitterrand still popular, despite years of scandal

    The diamonds affair, known in France as “l’affaire des diamants”, was a major political scandal in the 5th French Republic

  4. p.g.sharrow says:

    Watermelons permeate all levels of western government using our money granted to NDOs in their Drive to enslave us all.
    We don’t need them…pg

  5. hunter says:

    The intersection of so-called NGO’s and government money is littered with corruption.

  6. hunter says:

    The climate obsession is such an obvious cult. Look at how they talk about “climate change” (what is the definition of “climate change”, anyway?)- like evangelists or newbies in a multi-level marketing scheme.

  7. Not to mention that such an obvious PR stunt holds some (IMHO) very cheap, distasteful and disturbing (however faint and/or feigned) echoes of Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 epic French doc Shoah

  8. oldbrew says:

    ‘Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 epic French doc Shoah’

    ‘ the documentary… is nine hours and twenty-three minutes long. Lanzmann has also released four feature-length films based on unused material shot for Shoah.’

    Epic indeed.

  9. Stephen Richards says:

    The coordinated ramp up in AGW retoric the year has been impressive as has the money spent and it’s not finished yet. This scam will likely survive this generation, sadly.

  10. Stephen Richards says:

    oldbrew says:

    October 10, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Stephen R: the rhetoric hasn’t impressed the Danish government it seems.

    It’s always best to wait for the action. I will be extremely impressed, and not a little happy, if the Danes follow through.

  11. ivan says:

    They must be getting ‘concerned’ that all is nit well on the jollies front, greenpiece are spamming e-mail over here in France and they have started a petition for Holland to up the amount of renewable energy use that they hope he will announce at the COP meeting.

  12. ntesdorf says:

    This ‘Climate Train’ would be more accurately referred to as the ‘Propaganda (Fide) Train’. The money and champagne are flowing like water.