Friday Funny – how climate change really affects you

Graham Kirk writes on Facebook:

The cost of reducing net greenhouse emissions to zero by 2050 in the UK could be well in excess of £1 trillion. The sum would fund the salaries of 314,000 nurses for a century. The effect on global climate will be zero.

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June 28, 2019 11:05 am

Spot-on ! 🙂

June 28, 2019 11:53 am

What price, Justice? Remember … you are paying for Climate … “Justice”. No justice no peace. I heard several Democrat Presidential hopefuls say so.

All climate deniers are … white. And they just want to trample the brown man’s natural environment with their EVIL Co2

Reply to  Kenji
June 28, 2019 12:33 pm

The irony has often been noted.

The alarmists accuse those who don’t act with sufficient alarm of harming the third world because of what climate change will do to the third world.

In fact, by depriving the third world of cheap energy, the alarmists condemn tens, maybe hundreds, of millions to a miserable death. link

Reply to  commieBob
June 28, 2019 1:18 pm

Bob. you link doesn’t work for me. Can you post the site address, please?

Reply to  KcTaz
June 28, 2019 2:40 pm

My bad.


June 28, 2019 11:55 am

You could do a lot of things with 1 trillion:
1) save the whales
2) save the elephants
3) save a continent like Africa
4) defend against Putin
5) get a larger flat with a real refrigerator
6) unhook the BBC and get 10 other news services for choice
7) get a new weather and climate prediction team to compare accuracy
8) enhance pensions for the aging population
9) lower taxes and retain talent and investment
10) clean up all the glue from climate protest antics

steve case
Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 28, 2019 12:32 pm


All of that and more (-:

Gunga Din
Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 28, 2019 3:42 pm

11) Download the manual for your garbage disposal.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 28, 2019 5:33 pm

You forgot a scary garbage disposal on your list.

Al Miller
June 28, 2019 12:32 pm

Bang-on, Climate Fraud is NOT a victimless crime. ALL of us are victims of this continuing insanity.

Reply to  Al Miller
June 29, 2019 4:29 am
Mark Broderick
June 28, 2019 12:36 pm

“Astronomers spotted a car-size asteroid just hours before impact”
Hmmm, maybe we should stop wasting billions of $$$ on the “Climate Change” joke and direct it to the real threat to Humanity..
Oh wait….liberals want less Humans…

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Mark Broderick
June 28, 2019 11:50 pm

Not true! They don’t want too few of us, who else would toil for them, break our backs in hard labour for them, fight their “Climate Justice” wars for them? I remember a great tv show on thei “independent” channel in the early seventies, two intrepid space travellers land on a planet covered in rubbish/trash, no real people, only wealthy elites living in huge towers of luxury! When the elites felt cold & wanted the heating turned up, the overseers had a whip-round (literally) & poor largely unseen peasants in the basements had to work harder to sweat more to generate more heat! Orwell, you were’nt too far off the mark, we’re getting there, after all, the finest & easiest way to deal with the poor & poverty in general, is not empowerment of the people, it’s simply to sweep it under the carpet!

Steve Hill
June 28, 2019 12:50 pm

Nothing new to see here, please move on. 😆

Reply to  Steve Hill
June 29, 2019 1:42 am


Bruce Cobb
June 28, 2019 12:54 pm

The cost of reducing CO2 emmissions to net zero: £1 trillion.
The value of helping “save the planet”: priceless.
For everything else there’s ClimateCard™.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
June 28, 2019 1:28 pm


There I fixed it for you.

June 28, 2019 1:11 pm

The most monumentally stupid decision made by any Prime Minister, in the world, ever. (apologies to Jeremy Clarkson).

Bearing in mind this bill must pass through the House of Lords before it is passed into law. Fortunately, there are sensible heads in there like Matt Ridley who has pointed out there has been no impact assessment done on this. So, it will hopefully be passed back down to the House of Commons to have one done before being referred back.

Now, normally this would be a formality stitch up job. Get some compliant consultant to sign everything off and, Bob’s your Aunties Brother. Job done.

However, this has come at rather the wrong time for Theresa May to capitalise on her Ministerial legacy, which would lead to the inevitable lucrative deals for her memoirs.

I mean, the woman is hardly Margaret Thatcher, is she? Maggie did something, actually a great deal, most of it good and was in No. 10 for nearly 12 years. May has been there around three/four and has done little more than preside over Cameron’s c0ck up to call a referendum.

And her most notable achievement? To have her Withdrawal Deal turned down by parliament thrice, the first time by a majority never seen before in British history.

So will this be the final, most humiliating conclusion to a Prime Ministerial career, in the history of the world, ever ?

Well yes, it is entirely likely to be as she has broken cover at the wrong time. The world is rapidly waking up to WOKE’ism. By having it waved through the HoC as a statutory instrument she’s given the sceptical big guns an opportunity to swing the guns around. Many small ears are pricking up as well, and a £1tn question is a very big one to ask, there is lots and lots of mileage in this for employment hungry freelance journalists.

Now, I have said on here before that Brexit is a global political monster. I mean folks, this is the fifth wealthiest country in the world about to kick the EU right in the high pitched talking department. No one responded though, my comments on this subject have largely been ignored by a predominantly American blog. And I understand that, Trump is the big bear in the pit.

But mark my words folks, if this bill is passed back to the House of Commons, any report from it will be scrutinised letter by letter by every interested party, and you had better believe, this is THE window of opportunity for the sceptical community to intervene.

Get this kicked into touch and it will be on the grounds of, not only it’s economic merit, but on it’s scientific merit.

If I could make a suggestion to any interested party in the sceptical community it would be to zero in on this, Shut down the noise, forget the rhetoric, and never mind the debate.

Make sure everyone who matters has all the right information at their fingertips. This is the oldest parliamentary democracy in the world at High Noon with alarmist climate science. Do not underestimate the opportunity here.

If this bill is booted out, you can be sure there will not only be global, hysterical howling from the alarmists, there will be an awful of of people looking for a lifeboat. They will also be out for revenge on alarmists who lost them their jobs.

The objective is Net Zero, our task is, Zero in!

This is bigger than any politician cares to admit.

William Astley
June 28, 2019 1:29 pm

It is stupidity extrapolated past the madness of wasting a trillion dollars which we do not have on green stuff.

First Part of Madness – They are locked and loaded. On course cannot change. And they are absolutely scientifically incorrect.
There is no CAGW or AGW based on a lack of correlation of temperature and CO2 levels and a dozen other independent observations/analysis results, there is incontestable physical and fundamental engineering evidence that supports the independent mathematical proofs (plural) that we caused less than 5% of the recent CO2 rise so there is no ocean acidification problem.

Second Part of Madness. They again are locked and loaded. No talk about engineering reality.
Their plan will never work. Regardless of money spent.

The CAGW ‘plan’ saturates, dies, when it hits the reality point, the energy level where mass energy storage is required.

Germany has proven there is an Engineering Reality Saturation point where installing more green stuff does not reduce total CO2 emission, as mass storage is required.

Third Part of Madness (50%?)
Industrial heat requirements, Air transportation, Construction materials, Agriculture, and so on cannot be reduced by the green stuff.

Fourth Part of Madness
India, China and so on are too smart to follow us off a cliff.

John V. Wright
June 28, 2019 1:36 pm

Actually that cost is not the cost of reducing greenhouse gases to zero – it is the cost of reducing human-caused CO2 emissions to zero. There will be zero effect on water vapor. It’s as if our UK politicians are like little children.

John F. Hultquist
June 28, 2019 1:36 pm

I don’t know about the UK, but if Sanders becomes POTUS he wants to do away with doctors pay, hospital pay, and insurance companies.
Therefore, we will not need nurses either.
The plan is to have everyone take a first aid class and get a $12 kit; then treat each other’s ills.

As close to “Friday funny” as I can get.

June 28, 2019 1:54 pm


Farmer Ch E retired
June 28, 2019 2:40 pm

More climate humor from a bumper sticker I saw yesterday:


Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
June 28, 2019 5:00 pm

Basically, “net zero” C02 emissions will never happen, except on election commercials.

Approximately 15% of coal mined worldwide each year goes into making steel, the single most useful material human civilization has developed so far. We use it for:

Structural support

This last category explains why we will not stop making steel — can you imagine warships, tanks and cannons made out of anything else?

Any country dumb enough to stop using steel will fairly soon find itself taking orders from some other not-so-dumb country.

Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
June 29, 2019 10:58 am

Indeed. I see Ireland invading England by 2030.

John Teisen
June 28, 2019 7:22 pm

Climate change costs me because like the cartoon big business uses the scam to rip people off.

One insurance company increased my house and contents insurance premiums from $1,500 to $7,500 because they believed the sea level near my home would rise by 3 meters before the end of the century.

So I changed insurers for a few years and then presto, last year the current insurer bought into the same scam and increased my premiums by $1,000 p.a. or three weeks pension. All for nothing. They profit and I pay, all because of the climate change scam.

I’m sure there are tens of thousands of people in the same situation. It is long past time governments took this great big LIE by the throat and destroyed it.

Climate change is not a victim-free industry.

Reply to  John Teisen
June 29, 2019 10:06 am

Governments will do nothing to stop it. Why would they? This “catastrophe” plays into their desire to install totalitarianism. The only way this will stop is when the people make that happen. Sadly, far too many want more govt control.

June 29, 2019 5:08 am

To be fair, it’s really only wasting a measly £340 Billion. They will get some actual energy out of this “investment”. And the rest of the world should get slightly cheaper energy without the UK sucking up some of the supply.

I hope I’m still around in 2050 after Global temperatures have dropped significantly from natural climate variability (temperatures have peaked at a steady max for 20 years…likely next to decline). And I also hope that I’m not locked up in a Socialist Internationale Re-education Camp when that happens.

Hocus Locus
June 29, 2019 7:26 am

The week’s top headline
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Michael Jankowski
June 29, 2019 9:15 am

I am sure that trillion will be returned several times over in green jobs, plus intangibles such as social justice and eternal happiness.

June 29, 2019 4:41 pm

This ‘climate change’ . . . how do you measure it? What units is it in?

donald penman
June 30, 2019 5:27 am

Something I find funny about the biased MSM reporting is they claimed that some people died from thermal shock when bathing in the ocean because of the heat wave. I think that the fact is we can die of thermal shock at all temperatures when swimming in the ocean which for me gives the lie to the idea that those of us living away from the equator are mostly kept warm by the oceans .

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