Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fair Weather Activists

How long has it been? A year, maybe two, since the bamboozled masses declared that they were ready to make considerable changes to their lifestyles in order to save the world from the consequences of man-made climate change? I remember this call reaching a particular shrillness from our Estuary-inflected neighbours over the pond.

Polls show that 70% of gas-rattled British voters are now unwilling to pay higher taxes to combat climate change.
And all it took was a little gas price hike.

Yes, ladies and gentleman, it's true! Oil is our friend! It always has been, and it is impossible that we should be what we are--that even David Suzuki or Al Gore should be what they are (whatever it is that they are)--without it.

The only possible calamity that should concern us on this front is the possibility of its running out.