Scottish Parliament rejects call to treat climate change as an emergency

Posted: March 30, 2019 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, ideology, News, Politics
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Far-out ideology, loosely based on failing climate models, gets a reality check. So-called ‘virtue’ signalling at the expense of voters’ jobs and general economic well-being is a no-no.

Nearly all Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) have voted down a call for the urgency of climate change to addressed by stopping the extraction of fossil fuels.

There were six votes for and 111 votes against, reports The GWPF.

All other parties rejected a Scottish Green motion to recognise a climate emergency by ceasing investment in oil and gas and banning fracking.

The SNP, Labour and the Scottish Conservatives argued too many jobs and livelihoods depend on the oil and gas industry in Scotland.

There were six votes for and 111 votes against.

Last year a landmark report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the world is on course to experience 3C warming by 2030, leading to flooding, forest fires, cyclones and other events which can cause huge displacement of people and widespread poverty.

The Scottish Government has introduced legislation to set tough targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but campaigners such as striking schoolchildren argue they are not being backed up with urgent action.

Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment Mairi Gougeon said “no one” would dispute “the urgency of the situation”.

“Suddenly ending production would have an absolutely massive impact on communities and jobs, especially in the north-east of Scotland and in constituencies such as mine,” she said.

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Comments
  1. Saighdear says:

    Just a bunch of hypocrites ….

  2. Gamecock says:

    ‘The SNP, Labour and the Scottish Conservatives argued too many jobs and livelihoods depend on the oil and gas industry in Scotland.’

    The “Fiddling while Rome burns” argument.

    ‘Mairi Gougeon said “no one” would dispute “the urgency of the situation”.’

    Uhhh . . . most everyone would.

    But urgent or not, what makes the Scottish Parliament think there is something THEY can do to change anything about it? The Scottish Green motion to recognise a climate emergency would wreck the Scottish economy, kill people, to show their virtue. Meanwhile, China and India proceed unconcerned with what Scotland does, as does The Planet.

  3. dennisambler says:

    Petition site 38 degrees has a petition urging “climate emergency” action from local councils

  4. JB says:

    Happy for the Scotts being spared additional political insanity for the time being.

  5. hunterson7 says:

    Hoping that this signals the widest possible rejection of the climate consensus.

  6. oldbrew says:

    (IPCC) said the world is on course to experience 3C warming by 2030

    On course? We can safely call that one out as total BS.

  7. hunterson7 says:

    Olbrew,
    And the climate hypesters selling anomalies as absolute temperature change is just one of a long list of deceptions that are widely accepted these days.

  8. oldbrew says:

    “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraordinary_Popular_Delusions_and_the_Madness_of_Crowds
    – – –
    Politicians likewise?

  9. ivan says:

    oldbrew, politicians generally will never recover their senses because they remain in a crowd – the party – and are expected to do as they are told – the whips. Usually there is no hope for them – it is akindness to kick them out of office.