That would be amusingly hypocritical. Guess what?
People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity than those who do not, a Government study has found.
Those who say they are concerned about the prospect of climate change consume more energy than those who say it is “too far into the future to worry about,” the study commissioned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change found…
Of course they do. They’ve expressed the proper opinions, and therefore they can do whatever they want.
So, of course:
The findings will strengthen the case of those who argue that more coercive methods are needed if people’s energy consumption is to be reduced.
Peter Lilley, a Conservative member of the Commons Energy and Climate Change committee, said: “The survey exposes the hypocrisy of many who claim to be ‘green’: the greater the concern people express about global warming the less they do to reduce their energy usage.”
Or you could just leave people alone. Has anybody in any government, anywhere, ever, considered that approach? It’s never too late to start.
Hi, @AlGore. I’m wearing a flannel shirt in Indiana in July. Please go to your nearest mansion and place the entire thing inside your colon.
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) July 15, 2014
But of course, weather isn’t climate.
Unless it’s hot outside.
(Hat tip: the man to credit/blame for my “career”)