Boris Johnson mocks ‘tree-hugging, mung bean-munching eco-freaks’ at UN climate summit

Posted: December 13, 2020 by oldbrew in climate, Emissions, propaganda, Psychobabble
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Photosynthesis: nature requires carbon dioxide

All the while sounding like an eco-freak himself, who thinks carbon dioxide is a ‘toxic’ gas? Ask a scientist.
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Boris Johnson has said he is not a “mung-bean munching eco freak”, but instead supports green policies because they are “right for the world”, reports I-news.

The Prime Minister was speaking at the 2020 Climate Ambition Summit, which is marking the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The UK has pledged to cut carbon emissions by 68 per cent on 1990s levels by 2030, and Mr Johnson highlighted that the UK had earmarked £11.6 billion in overseas aid to support green technology and decarbonisation across the planet.

He told the virtual event: “We are doing this not because we are hair shirt-wearing, tree-hugging mung bean-munching eco freaks – although I’ve got nothing against any of those categories and mung beans are probably delicious.

“We are doing it because we know that scientific advances will allow us, collectively as humanity to save our planet and create millions of high-skilled jobs as we recover from Covid.”

Coal cuts

Mr Johnson said that when he was a child, the UK depended on coal for 70 per cent of its energy, a figure that has since been cut to 3 per cent. He added that the UK is putting its “foot to the accelerator in a carbon friendly way” in its plans to cut greenhouse gases.

The Prime Minister argued that these moves would be better for the UK’s economy, saying that the Government is investing in massive solar programmes, hydrogen and banning new diesel and petrol cars by 2035, and that he wants London to become the home of “green finance”.

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  1. oldbrew says:

    Does he avoid fizzy drinks?

    An ordinary soft drink is water with flavoring and carbon dioxide gas dissolved in it under pressure. Tight bottling holds the pressure until the bottle top is removed. Then the gas effervesces, or bubbles out.

  2. saighdear says:

    Oldbrew,I’ve said all this manys a time before:Lemonade and alcoholic beverages:no support for the oil industry, eh? But use their products and, AND support startup Micro breweries etc….Plastics can be SEEN in abundant use in the Covidscam etc….. just saying..

  3. Curious George says:

    Look at your lunch or dinner. Everything you see has been brought there originally as carbon dioxide. Wait – wrong – everything except salt and water.

  4. Curious George says:

    “Banning new diesel and petrol cars by 2035.” He does not expect to last for 15 years.

  5. Stephen Richards says:

    Johnson is unbelievably stupid. He really doesn’t understand the Eco world. Not at all. Many environmentalists, I’m one, want the tree preservation, nature restoration but not at the expense of human lives and poverty for all.

    What a clown !! Get him UK please, get rid of him

  6. Stephen Richards says:

    Curious George says:
    December 13, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Isn’t 2030 now ?

  7. tom0mason says:

    “We are doing it because we know that scientific advances will allow us, collectively as humanity to save our planet and create millions of high-skilled jobs as we recover from Covid.”

    Political spin, sophistry, and nonsense — aka Bull$hit writ large.
    Politics is going to ‘save our planet’ — pull the other one! It doesn’t need saving!

  8. pochas94 says:

    Virtue signalling. Boris is hoping Brits will join in and unite in feel-good-ism.

  9. oldbrew says:

    Who believes ‘scientific advances will allow us’ to make the wind blow 24/7/365?

  10. hunterson7 says:

    If Lewis Carol was writing a modern scene of the Mad Hatter’s tea party, there would have to be a character looking and acting like PM Johnson.

  11. cognog2 says:

    As a heretofore conservative voter; listening to Boris’ rants I feel that I have politically mugged. No longer can I support his policies and I am left bereft of any politician or political party that I would wish to support. I am not even a floating voter. I am sinking with no likely credible politician there to rescue me.
    All I can do now is ask him to think again totally free of any lobbyist influence and consider the ACTUAL facts and potential consequences. The information is there if he cares to look, read and understand. His conclusions will determine whether he goes down in history as a Statesman of repute or merely another grotty politician with a eye on his career. (which would not last long if he gets it wrong.)
    Basic pragmatic conservative principles are at stake here. Best that Boris does not forget that.

  12. Paul Vaughan says:

    Well-said cognog2.

    I’m certain Boris is a fall guy and the stakes are high.

  13. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Princess Nut Nut, with her art history ‘degree’, is the problem. Why could he not fall for a girl with a STEM degree?

  14. oldbrew says:

    Fire extinguishers love CO2.

  15. Phoenix44 says:

    Anything that is better for the economy happens anyway, if governments get out of the way. That ought to be the fundamental basis of economic thought for any Conservative.

    Markets are more efficient than governments.

    A simple truth proven time after time after time.

  16. Paul Vaughan says:

    @ Phoenix44

    Big tech monopoly left UNco[nn]ected fatally D-own the dr. rain of climate.

    IT’s not a “market”.
    IT’s a mark IT (ware IT = inverted totalitarianism).

    Wake up to monopoly take over …as in IT AIready happen-D.

    Conservatives are really miss a pointing with naive D-vote shh! in as UN D-air estimate D-roll off D-Comm. pet IT shh! UN.

    At this point break in them in too can’t be UN off.

    Will have 2 break them in 5 “Or. free dem.” won’t survive in dem-O-crazy.

    History avoid-D? Without looking We ran from one threat right off a cliff.

  17. Graeme No.3 says:

    Readers will know that Boris’s ideas will come true when they see the Easter Bunny riding with Santa Claus in his sleigh.
    A lot of ‘hot air’ but what practical means are available to achieve it? Even politically will his ideas survive the coming cooling from the quiet sun?

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