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Why did these architects become full-time climate change activists?


I have been quoted out of context. Here is my full comment: 'Stopping people getting to work, hospital, school, and generally going about their business is not making 'Extinction Rebellion' very popular. Wasting police time when they are already very short of resources puts people in danger. Stopping children getting to school prevents them from learning about the very thing the weirdy beards are all wittering about. Oh well - yet another group of middle class naive kids wanting their 15 minutes of fame. Seen it all before. Now go and get some work done like the rest of us are trying to do. Yes I know the climate is changing away from favourable conditions for one virus - like, destructive species, but it has done that in the past, which has given other species the chance to have their day. The planet won't care if we become extinct and every other living thing would be better off without us.' No, I don't think it is business as usual - picking part of my comment out is lazy journalism. I haven't flown for many years, I rarely eat meat or imported food, I don't have umpteen children and my work does not consist of erecting huge glass and steel excrescences are in no way 'green', nor modern housing estates which are being thrown up everywhere. The problem, which is caused by overpopulation, is already here and all we can do is to mitigate it. 'Green' energy is all very well, but it will generate nowhere near enough power even for the flood of electric cars the government wants us all to use, and that is without finding power for anything else. The only solution is more nuclear power, which of course the protestors don't like either. David Attenborough agrees that overpopulation is a major problem but this tends to be ignored.

Posted date

16 May, 2019

Posted time

10:02 am