Below is a letter I have sent to my local paper. I sent a similar one to the Daily Mail. I don’t know if either will be published. Please feel free to use if you wish. Belief in a “climate emergency” is not the problem (just as believing the Earth is flat is no problem) it is the proposed solution to it that needs to be exposed as a sham.
Isn’t it odd that so many Western governments seem to agree that there is now a global “climate emergency” and yet you hear of no pressure being applied to the Chinese and Indian governments to stop building new coal-fired power stations? No urgent motions at the UN, no speeches decrying their flagrant disregard for the planet or their people. No mention of any sanctions being threatened.
It appears to also be the case that the environmental groups are silent on this. I see no demonstrations outside the Chinese embassy on the news or in the press. No big marches. All their efforts seem to be on urging the UK, who emit just 1% of the world CO2 emissions, to move further and faster to net zero emissions.
Clearly the Chinese and Indian leaderships cannot believe there is a “climate emergency”, though they are very happy to see the West give up fossil fuel use as they know it will give them a massive economic advantage and we appear quite willing to do it. For the UK it is particularly bad timing as we leave the EU and the need to be competitive is even more vital as we try to penetrate new markets.
The views contained herein are those of the author and not necessarily those of China Daily Mail.