Absurd EU to declare climate emergency while forcing MEPs to travel to France every month

Posted: November 26, 2019 by oldbrew in climate, Emissions, Energy, government, Idiots
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Gone to Strasbourg for a few days


It’s ‘do as we say, not as we do’ time again for the climate-obsessing fake virtue signallers in Brussels – or is it Strasbourg just now?

Members of the European Parliament will this week vote on whether to declare a “climate emergency” – after moving thousands of staff and their whole operation from Brussels to Strasbourg, reports the Daily Express. 

In a monthly act of environmental damage, the EU Parliament ups sticks and moves from its regular home in Belgium to the French town for a week of debate.

Parliamentarians are happy to ignore this lunacy when voting on whether Europe is facing an environmental and climate emergency.

Demanding an EU reality check, the European Conservative and Reformists group of MEPs have requested a study into the environmental costs of maintaining the Strasbourg seat.

In an email to the Parliament’s environmental committee, the ECR requests a study into the “environmental burden” of the institution’s 12 532-mile round trips to France.

They insisted the trip – which costs around £100 million a year – “combined with the energy costs entailed by relocating to Strasbourg each month, undermines and cheapens, in our group’s opinion, this Parliament’s claim to be carbon neutral”.

Source here.

  1. oldbrew says:

    BBC – Climate change: ‘Bleak’ outlook as carbon emissions gap grows
    4 hours ago

    To get a sense of the massive scale of change that is needed, the study says the world will have to spend up to $3.8 trillion per year, every year between 2020 and 2050 to achieve the 1.5C target.

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    Such spending is not going to happen.

  2. Coeur de Lion says:

    The pfennig will drop that ‘Paris’ is a failure. Luckily the world of little brown and yellow people so hated by David Attenborough and the decarbonisation movement will continue to lift themselves out of poverty. Read Rosling ‘Factfulness’

  3. oldbrew says:

    BloombergNEF: clean energy investment in developing nations slumps as financing in China slows; coal burn surges to record high
    26 November 2019

    The majority of new power-generating capacity added in developing nations in 2018 came from wind and solar; however, the majority of power to be produced from the overall fleet of power plants added in 2018 will come from fossil sources and emit CO2. This is due to wind and solar projects generating only when natural resources are available while oil, coal, and gas plants can potentially produce around the clock.

    No sh1t Sherlock 😄

  4. Curious George says:

    What is the difference between a presumed climate emergency and an official climate emergency? A declaration.

  5. tom0mason says:

    And the UK’s response should be …

    And it has as much sense as the tosh this EU gabfest makes but is funnier.

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  7. oldbrew says:

    It gets worse as they squabble over the wording of the declaration :/

    European Parliament Splits Over Climate Emergency Motion
    Date: 26/11/19

    But with five competing motions now on the table, it is unclear whether any one of them will be voted at all.

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    They went all the way to Strasbourg to nitpick over nonsense.

  8. ivan says:

    They went all the way to Strasbourg to nitpick over nonsense.

    No, they went all the way to Strasbourg to keep the French happy. The whole reason for there being two identical buildings goes back to the beginning of the European alliance when France thought it was better than the other countries and if thet didn’t do this it would take its ball home and not play any more. Since Germany needed France to get the EU up and running the result was the two buildings. Not a sensible way to start anything as we can see from the present mess they are in.