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Thousands march in London to call for 'urgent' climate action

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Next time, do it on Zoom.

What is the environmental impact of all those signs, polyester shirts and even unnecessary adornments they are wearing.

I'd like to ask that lady with the cat eyes in the main picture how she justifies the environmental impact of that plastic adornment on her head.

When those cat ears were made, CO2 was produced and then those things will end up in a landfill, and pollute the earth.

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BanthuToday 07:18 am JST

Next time, do it on Zoom.

What is the environmental impact of all those signs, polyester shirts and even unnecessary adornments they are wearing.

I'd like to ask that lady with the cat eyes in the main picture how she justifies the environmental impact of that plastic adornment on her head.

When those cat ears were made, CO2 was produced and then those things will end up in a landfill, and pollute the earth.

According to that logic, we should all fire up our F-150s and coal power plants because we aren't willing to go protest naked.

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Quite straight forward, the public electorate simply want to treated with respect from both main parties, no condescension, no smoke/mirrors , no we will not raise taxes for "working people", state clearly where taxes will have to be raised, and welfare services will need to be cut.

Now add in net zero commitments, plus this 'Restore Nature Now', 350 charities including Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion.

How much will these demands affect on the lives of normal "working people"?

The costs, the fact they will no longer be able to afford a car or the fuel.

The cost of being able to put food on the table, the energy costs to heat there homes?

Because taxes will need to rise and services will need to be cut. Across the board.

I am sure UK people would like to be fully informed before July 4th

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Oh, god save us all from the middle class aging activist out on a marched through central London on Saturday "beano"

The reality for the so called "great unwashed" who have endured an unprecedented cost of living crisis.

A pandemic unseen in modern times.

Will ultimately be saddled with the regressive taxation to foot the bill for this virtue signalling hoard of misery mongers.

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How much hotter will it have to get before protests turn into mass riots?

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Are these the same pro Palestian marchers ? I’m beginning to think that there a rent-a-mob Company in the UK given all these protests… how can people keep track of what they’re protesting about from day to day ?

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Imbeciles.

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Just Stop Oil are doing a great job of killing the environmental movement. They had a go at Stonehenge last week. That went down really badly with the mainstream.

There are limits to what politicians can do. If the power goes off, they won't survive electorally. They can't roll out green power faster as locals complain that turbines, solar panels and pylons spoil the view. New nukes take about 20 years to build and cost more than any other form of power.

Most green policies will dramatically increase what the media call the 'cost of living crisis' (the effects of Brexit, everyone being 25% poorer with rampant inflation, higher interest rates and a labour shortage).

The war on drivers is causing political aggro. Local councils are generating huge amounts of cash from LTNs, CAZs and the ULEZ. It might be a toll rather than a tax, but it hurts. And it is generating revenue rather than switching people to EVs. EVs are simply too expensive for UK motorists, there isn't a big enough charging network and many properties are ill designed for home charging. Bans on cheap Chinese EVs will slow things even more.

Without Brexit, Covid and the green transition would have pushed the UK but might have been do-able. With Brexit, no chance. Local councils are going bust, services are collapsing and the economy is starting to degrade. Localised incidences of civil disorder - gangs with machetes and the like - sometimes make a brief appearance on the news. It's not quite Mad Max stuff, but the wider consequences of Brexit are coming home to roost. Even if the politicians and state broadcaster never mention it.

So releasing beavers, wild board and wolves all over the place is probably not high on the agenda right now.

On the plus side, the UK is still a very green place. And the lack of agricultural workers will see farmland drop out of cultivation, so that could be counted as rewilding.

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