Extinction Rebellion Co-founder Drives a Diesel

Cristo clashes with Extinction Rebellion co-founder Gail Bradbrook after the latest climate protests, calling her a “hypocrite” as she admits driving a diesel car and flew 11,000 miles for a holiday.

Gail: “You’re being a boring interviewer.”

@cristo_radio | @gailbradbrook

Originally tweeted by talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) on August 23, 2021.

HT/Shrnfr, Charles F

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Jeff Alberts
August 24, 2021 10:31 pm

I’m a victim of the system! And it’s not my fault!

Sounds like someone who isn’t even trying to live the life she wants all of us to live. Hypocrite is too kind a word for people like her.

Duker
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
August 24, 2021 11:16 pm

I come across older women cycling to save the planet on the way to work or back home now and then. So some are ‘pedalling the walk’, but not most of course, and never the most vocal

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
August 25, 2021 5:21 am

Sounds like someone who isn’t even trying to live the life she wants all of us to live.

Of course not, that would be difficult.

Notice the 11,000 miles to travel to a luxury resort. Notice that she claimed that this was for some medical treatment that was not available in the UK because it is illegal. The interviewer didn’t challenge her on this, and I’m sure that she knew he wouldn’t, because ‘mental health’ is so important these days.

I would have asked if she flew all that way to smoke some weed. I’d put good money on being correct.

Rick C
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
August 25, 2021 6:36 am

IIRC she flew to Costa Rica and did LSD, mushrooms and maybe other psychedelics. Not what most would consider to be medicine.

fretslider
Reply to  Rick C
August 25, 2021 8:26 am

She did the stuff you can’t get in England, Psychedelic Gazpacho soup.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
August 25, 2021 10:18 am

And notice how she tried to deflect when asked what kind of car. She looks off to the side as if she’s trying to remember. Who doesn’t know what make and model of car they picked out and paid for (or are paying for)??

She’s about as honest as Harry Mudd.

Alexy Scherbakoff
August 24, 2021 10:36 pm

Does anyone have the address of Vlad the Impaler?

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 25, 2021 3:06 am

Transylvania.
1-800-blood11

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  ATheoK
August 25, 2021 10:20 am

I thought it was Transylvania 6-5000.

Ruleo
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
August 26, 2021 12:34 pm

That’s an old reference lol

Gary Pate
August 24, 2021 10:47 pm

Hypocrites gonna hypocrite…

LdB
Reply to  Gary Pate
August 25, 2021 1:40 am

Yep same as Griff he still keeps posting killing the planet with his electricity use.

BobM
Reply to  LdB
August 25, 2021 6:07 am

Yes, every time griff posts to WUWT he proves he’s a hypocrite by using the devices and technology he seems to believe ought not to be available if he had his way.

Maybe he’ll go away if he is completely ignored.

DonM
Reply to  Gary Pate
August 25, 2021 7:51 am

“We’re hypocrites in the face of this fight…”

LdB
Reply to  Gary Pate
August 25, 2021 8:33 am

So wonder how some of our regulars get around?

Griff should be a walker, he wouldn’t own a car and catches public transport to save Africa rallies.
Loydo should be a cyclist. She needs to get around to those eco warrior weekenders but wants to make sure she does it in an eco friendly way.
Nick Stokes is probably a Diesel SUV driver which he defines as eco friendly because he redefines the car, it’s emission and the fuel.

Myself I obviously drive a gas guzzler that gets 2MPG running on crushed Polar Bear and Seal oil. Everyone knows that animal oil is much cleaner than that horrible stuff you get out of the ground.

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DonM
Reply to  LdB
August 25, 2021 9:03 am

Polar bear and seal oil are renewable.

John Endicott
Reply to  LdB
August 25, 2021 9:05 am

LOL. Since only one click of the plus is counted, here’s a +42

buggs
Reply to  LdB
August 25, 2021 9:56 am

I do hope the seal oil is from baby seals. If only to irritate the Europeans.

I’ll tell ya this much, traveling through Germany I was questioned by an individual on how Canadians couldn’t be universally opposed to the seal hunt. I simply replied that I was amazed that Germans weren’t universally opposed to all the horses that clearly weren’t there for riding. One activity is widespread, the other isn’t.

Rory Forbes
August 24, 2021 10:54 pm

Gail: “You’re being a boring interviewer.”

You’re being an irrational female and a hypocrite to boot.

Simon
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 24, 2021 11:55 pm

“You’re being an irrational female and a hypocrite to boot.”
Stupid sexist comment. Why is her gender relevant?
And…Does driving an ICE car make her a hypocrite? I don’t think so. No more than Anthony Watts having solar panels on his roof.

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Nigel in California
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 12:08 am

You are correct about the gender being irrelevant. But, Watts’ solar panels and the call to end all use of fossil fuels…are not the same thing.

The dose makes the poison.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Nigel in California
August 25, 2021 4:44 am

Of course it does, modern medicine is based on that very principle!!!

pHil R
Reply to  Nigel in California
August 25, 2021 9:52 am

…and they’re trying to dose the entire global population.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 12:13 am

How can it be sexist and about her gender? Sex and gender are two different words and two different concepts. My comment was accurate. She’s clearly irrational and unless you know different, her SEX is female … therefore an “irrational female”. Her “gender” isn’t relevant or I would have mentioned it.

She is politically connected with a terrorist group that wants to cancel fossil fuels … because — CO2; yet she drives a CO2 belching diesel – a hypocrite. As for Anthony Watts … I don’t think even someone as dim witted as you can show how he is a hypocrite for having solar panels. Talk about a non sequitur.

You’ve been trolled. Thanks for playing.

Simon
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 25, 2021 1:13 am

You need to learn to read (and understand). I am saying it is not hypocritical for AW to have solar panels and be a climate skeptic, any more than it is for her to drive a diesel. If she drove a large V8 gas guzzler maybe, but many diesels are exceptionally economical and can do 1000kms to a tank.
And still a moronic sexist comment any way you cut it.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 2:12 am

The thing is; it absolutely IS hypocritical of her to be driving a car of any sort, regardless of practicality, when she belongs to an extremist terror organization trying to stop everyone else from having access to all ICE vehicles. Trying to rationalize “some diesels” is just weak sophistry.

A skeptic is the natural condition of being a true scientist. That has nothing to do with how he powers his home (his being the only valid use of photo voltaic cells). You offered a non sequitur in place of a valid argument.

My comment was a statement of fact, not an argument … and not sexist. You can’t seem to get anything right, which doesn’t surprise me at all.

Lrp
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 3:34 am

A distinction without a difference as far as principles are concerned comrade.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 6:27 am

If you can’t refute the comment, accuse the commenter of being some kind of evil.
Typical left wing reaction.
Nobody said she’s hypocritical because she’s female, that’s your fantasy.
Anthony didn’t put up solar panels to save the planet, he did so to save money, since CA is willing to pay people to do stupid things.
On the other hand, someone who wants to use government to force restrictions in other people’s lifestyles, who doesn’t already live that lifestyle is the very definition of a hypocrite.

AlexBerlin
Reply to  MarkW
August 25, 2021 6:57 am

“accuse the commenter of being some kind of evil.”

But he didn’t! Quite the opposite: Being sexist, racist, and discriminating in any other way the collectivists hate is a sure sign of intelligence and a clear view of the world.

Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 6:32 am

You need to learn to read (and understand).

Make the first step, you are not the one to comment about “learn to read”, Simple Simon. I just gave you the hint on an other blog.

Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 6:36 am

The difference is, Antony doesn’t ask others not to use solar panels, but these XR fighter just ask not to drive cars using fossils.
That is the differnce to reading and understandig, aren’t you a fan of ? 😀 😀

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 7:39 am

“If she drove a large V8 gas guzzler maybe, but many diesels are exceptionally economical and can do 1000kms to a tank.”
She drives a gas guzzling 4×4. Thanks for playing Simon.

John Endicott
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 9:15 am

Simon says “You need to learn to read (and understand). ”

Speaking of hypocrisy. I’ve read and understood enough of your posts to realize you don’t practice what you are preaching there my hypocritical friend.

Simon says “I am saying it is not hypocritical for AW to have solar panels and be a climate skeptic”

Indeed it’s not, because he’s not claiming people should not get solar panels on their homes if they want them. He’s not blaming the ills of the world on people putting solar panels on their homes. He’s not trying to prevent other people from putting solar panels on their homes if they so choose. In short there’s nothing about his skepticism of CAGW that is in any way related to whether or nor someone should put up solar panels on their home if they so choose.

Simon says “any more than it is for her to drive a diesel.”

and that’s where you are wrong. She’s all about the “evils” of fossil fuels (like, you know, diesel) and is actively trying to make is so that people (like you and me) can’t drive fossil fueled vehicles like the one she drives. She’s doing something that she wants to prevent other people from doing. That’s the hypocrisy (as you’d well know had you ever learned to read and understand).

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Jeff Alberts
Reply to  John Endicott
August 25, 2021 10:09 am

Exactly right, John.

pigs_in_space
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 1:34 pm

Actually she’s a stupid brainless bitch.
Stop the “sexist-wokist” crap!

Only a girl with 1 1/2 brain cells could possibly come out with such utter bollox.

I’m happy to see the kind of level these E-R plonkers work at.
It’s a revelation!

huls
Reply to  pigs_in_space
August 26, 2021 4:58 am

Hysterical “of the womb”.  Nervous disease originally defined as a neurotic condition peculiar to women and thought to be caused by a dysfunction of the uterus.

This is a perfect example

OddsOn
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 3:59 pm

Yeah, my Ford Ranger gets 1300 km per tank

OddsOn
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 4:01 pm

Think I forgot to mention it has a 145 litre tank, but a tank is a tank.

Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 25, 2021 3:12 am

She is politically connected with an violent extremist terrorist group.”

Fixed it for you. 🙂

MarkW
Reply to  ATheoK
August 25, 2021 6:28 am

“She is politically connected with an violent extremist terrorist group.”

Fixed it for you.

John Endicott
Reply to  MarkW
August 25, 2021 9:19 am

“She is politically connected with an mostly peaceful violent extremist terrorist group.”

CNN fixed it for you.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 25, 2021 7:43 am

How many times have you used the phrase “irrational male” Rory? I bet it’s close to 0.
Face up to it, you used an unnecessarily sexist phrase in an other-wise perceptive post.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
August 25, 2021 10:07 am

I calls ’em as I sees ’em, Andrew. It might have been “sexist” (not necessarily a bad thing) if I had said it was because of her sex. I have no interest in politically correct speech. It was how we got ourselves in the dangerous position we’re in.

Note: I might have said violent male, if that’s what I observed. Males are more often violently irrational. Females are more often passive aggressively irrational.

Simon
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 25, 2021 12:39 pm

Sexist phrases like “irrational female” that were used by arrogant males in “the” 70’s are now only used by arrogant males in “their” 70’s. Thankfully it will be not long before both are gone.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 1:26 pm

It has been exhaustively explained to you that here is absolutely nothing even mildly sexist about the phrase “irrational female”. Calling me an “arrogant male” is a compliment, regardless of the fact you intended it as a slur. I have much to be arrogant about :-; Alternatively you’re a wimpy crybaby. Commenting on an unattractive female trait is not sexist any more than commenting on the propensity of male violence.

BTW it is ’70s … not 70’s

Thankfully it will be not long before both are gone.

Now that IS a hateful comment, typical of the twisted little Fascist you are.

pigs_in_space
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 10:53 pm

you are clearly as stupid as the very stupid woman in the vid.
Sex has nothing to do with it, stupid does as stupid is!

MarkW
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
August 25, 2021 12:43 pm

I love how you just assume that Rory uses “irrational female” a lot, and “irrational male” never. You are revealing more about your own biases than you are Rory’s.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  MarkW
August 25, 2021 12:52 pm

My biases? I’m biased towards equality of the sexes, that’s all.
As I say, I bet Rory never uses the phrase “irrational male”.
He’s spent a lot of time posting replies in a vain attempt to excuse his sexism. He’s desperately over compensating. It’s a shame, as the rest of his comment was totally spot-on.

Anyway, that’s enough thread de-railing from me. Let’s get back to laughing at the hypocrisy of the XR morons.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
August 25, 2021 1:34 pm

My biases? I’m biased towards equality of the sexes, that’s all.

The equality of the sexes is a Marxist myth. There is no such thing except in law … and the idiocy of gender politics.

As I say, I bet Rory never uses the phrase “irrational male”.

I’ve already used it at least once, on this thread.

I’m not the only one trying to explain to the foolish “woke” people who are misusing a term with a specific meaning. Males and females are not equal. In fact they vary in every way except the law, contrary to gender politics.

You are part of the problem facing rational people today.

Simon
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 25, 2021 2:26 pm

Keep going Rory, I’m sharing this with my daughters. They are loving it.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 2:58 pm

Good for you. It must be a pleasant change for them, learning something factual for a change. Gawd only knows what utter rubbish you subject them to.

Simon
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 25, 2021 4:16 pm

WUWT…. the only site this side of the dark web where a guy can make a patronising sexist comment like “You’re being an irrational female” and get 40 up votes for it. Actually on the brighter side, maybe we should just celebrate the diversity of ideas here.

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 5:34 pm

Of course it’s patronizing. The woman is a terrorist and an hysteric. As for being “sexist”, you have been corrected by everyone on that score. You’re as wrong about that as you are about human caused “climate change”. Clearly you missed my mention of irrational males … like you, for instance. Am I sexist calling you irrational? Your entire discussion of this subject has been irrational.

Eamon Butler
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 6:08 pm

I doubt they are enjoying their dad making a total idiot of himself. Don’t embarrass them any further.

Simon
Reply to  Eamon Butler
August 25, 2021 6:49 pm

Thats a clever put down. Come up with that yourself?

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
August 25, 2021 12:45 pm

Oops, I’ve got a lot of down votes for calling out Rory’s sexism.
Oh well.

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niceguy
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
August 25, 2021 9:16 pm

Over the years, I heard French male politicians being called all sort of negative names. Only when female politicians became newsworthy (when, at last, some top national candidates were female) and when they were called bad names too, it was deemed “sexist”.

After many years, most people in France accept the fact that Ségolène Royal (the ex of former President François Hollande) is in fact a remarkably inane person.

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pigs_in_space
Reply to  niceguy
August 25, 2021 11:02 pm

after which you also have to admit that “rottweiler” the Hollande “partner of a day” having become particularly vain, became a real bitch, when she was shown the revolving doors…

Bitchiness, is not sexist, Ségolène Royal was a cluster-fck attempting to be elected president, an Hollande was one of the most stupid politicians ever to serve in presidential office…attempting as he did to shut down a large proportion of French nuclear power in favour of wind and solar….
It takes monumental male stupidity to attempt to ruin a successful industry, and serial problems with his zipper to get landed with multiple incredibly stupid women!

Stupid frogs do as stupid frogs are..

Coilin
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 25, 2021 3:36 pm

Diesels are quite good in terms of CO2, or at least they can be. It is the other pollutants that makes them unattractive to environmentalists, along with inefficiencies on short journeys.

If you don’t travel much, one of the most environmentally destructive things you could do is junk a diesel for an electric car.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Coilin
August 25, 2021 5:29 pm

Yeah … I owned a Nissen Diesel sedan a few years ago (when they were fashionable). My wife wanted to save the planet. However, it does produce CO2. That makes her a hypocrite … especially since she’s an extremist and a terrorist.

Bill Toland
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 12:37 am

Simon, I’ll start believing that global warming is an emergency if the people who call it an emergency start behaving as if it is an emergency. You honestly don’t see anything hypocritical about a climate alarmist driving a diesel car? It is extremely obvious that climate alarmists don’t believe their own propaganda.

Tom Gelsthorpe
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 25, 2021 1:06 am

Refer to Eric Hoffer’s “The True Believer” to understand why activists bleat incessantly about a “climate emergency” yet refuse to think in geologic time. “True believers” glom onto a cause to fill up an emotional void inside. It makes little difference what the cause is; only that it give the true believer a mission and a sense of importance.

When the climate panic set in 30-odd years ago, even activists warned against mistaking individual weather events with “climate.” The distinction between weather and climate was thrown overboard years ago. Now a hot day, a cold day, a local downpour, etc. are routinely conflated with “climate” and touted as key indicators the world is PLUNGING OFF THE DOOMSDAY CLIFF unless we make drastic changes to relieve “THE EMERGENCY!”

Meanwhile evidence accumulates that most of these so-called key indicators are well within the range of normal. In short, the panic arrow is moving in one direction only, but the arrows of data are not.

Meanwhile most of the world is NOT insane. Asia, with 60+% of the world’s population, continues to industrialize while the West writhes with pointless guilt and self-flagellation, led by hypocrites who fly to conferences about the End of Times.

The fad will pass, and the True Believers will find another crackpot cause.

Simon
Reply to  Tom Gelsthorpe
August 25, 2021 12:34 pm

 Now a hot day, a cold day, a local downpour, etc. are routinely conflated with “climate” and touted as key indicators the world is PLUNGING OFF THE DOOMSDAY CLIFF unless we make drastic changes to relieve “THE EMERGENCY!””
Rather simplistic of you. I think we are well past confusing weather with climate. I certainly am.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 12:45 pm

If that’s true, then you are just about the only climate alarmist who is capable of making that distinction.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 3:02 pm

I think we are well past confusing weather with climate. I certainly am.

Nope. You’re in a constant state of confusion. Confusing weather with climate is the only way to get any traction at all from “true believers”.

Simon
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 25, 2021 1:09 am

You honestly don’t see anything hypocritical about a climate alarmist driving a diesel car?”
I think she has a point that cost can be prohibitive sometimes. ICE vehicles as many here has said on many occasions here, are cheaper to buy. Electric vehicles are still out of the reach of many and till they come down in price there is going to be trade off for people.

Bill Toland
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 1:35 am

Simon, thank you for admitting that she is a hypocrite.

The gap in price between electric cars and ICE cars will increase in the future, not decrease. The main reason for the price differential is the battery in electric cars. As more electric cars are produced, the additional demand for the raw materials used in batteries will increase their price which will force up the cost of the batteries. This is basic economics.

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Simon
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 25, 2021 12:30 pm

“Simon, thank you for admitting that she is a hypocrite.
The gap in price between electric cars and ICE cars will increase in the future, not decrease.”
So you say she is a hypocrite then say she is right that electric cars are expensive. Huh?

Bill Toland
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 3:15 pm

Simon, you are conflating two entirely different things. But you are a climate alarmist and this is what climate alarmists do all the time.

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Simon
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 25, 2021 12:32 pm

But I don’t agree with your price increase thing. Battery technology is advancing at a pace like never before and much of what is being improved on is the materials going into them. The good news is we will see who is right.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 12:43 pm

EVs are a great idea: less pollution at point of use (and no, the CO2 an ICE produces isn’t pollution, it’s plant food).
However, if EVs become affordable it will be because of market forces, not because some commies forced us to buy them.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 12:45 pm

Not true, but then reality has never slowed you down.

Bill Toland
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 3:20 pm

Simon, your optimism about electric car batteries is not reflected in the real world.

pigs_in_space
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 11:12 pm

Battery technology is what?
You have to be completely f..cked in the head!

There is nothing new at all, and this so called advancing technology is becoming so dangerous, hardly a week goes by without a new story of a major unextinguishable fire happening.

Go tell your fairy tales to Boeing about the dreamliner fiasco. You realise how much it cost to put right???

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-lithium-ion-batteries-grounded-the-dreamliner/

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 1:56 am

Simon,
How about the 11,000 mile flight. That’s more than I’ve flown for holidays in 71 years!

You’re obviously suffering from the misconception that people who question humans role in the current warming, the people you like to refer to as deniers, are out to deliberately destroy the planet as quickly as possible.
Anthony is typical of most of us. Weighing up the pros and cons carefully about low energy light bulbs for example, Hg v Heat, cost v hours. Having solar panels and an electric car makes sense in urban California not so much in rural Perthshire Scotland. Despite all the known issues we will recycle more carefully that XR protestors AND take our litter home.
Unfortunately you are as misguided about this as you are about the climate

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
August 25, 2021 3:23 am

What silly is really trying to accomplish is to validate it’s own usage:

  • Of computers,
  • Cheap electricity,
  • Plenty of fresh food in the grocery plus a refrigerator to keep it,
  • Stove and oven to cook the food,
  • Plenty of fresh water to wash dishes and self,
  • Fossil fueled vehicles and easy access to airlines,
  • Well constructed dwelling,
  • Plenty of heat, cooling and air movement,
  • Government representatives within easy reach to represent them…

That is true hypocrisy and signs of mental imbalance, which is why silly is trying so hard to whitewash the XR cofounder and prime instigator of violence and society destruction..

Drake
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
August 25, 2021 9:39 am

https://dailycaller.com/2017/03/06/a-comparison-of-tea-party-rallies-and-recent-leftist-rallies/

ALL leftist “movements” leave loads of trash and damage, “right wing”, i.e. conservative movements, do not, because those movements consist of honest, hard working self reliant type people, not greedy a$$hats who want to determine how OPM (other peoples money) is spent.

And to Obama, he was a “community organizer”. That type of activist exists only to try to get government to spend OPM on what they will not do themselves.

60 years ago:

Community organizer = rabble rouser
Homeless person = vagrant

We need to return the vagrancy laws, requiring the overturning of a SCOTUS decision.

Also need to overturn another SCOTUS decision where the MEDIA can say anything they want about a “public person”, and must be PROVEN to have acted maliciously to be sued and forced to pay. Both decisions by the activist court of the 60s. Force the media to reveal the lying sources they used in the Russia, Russia, Russia coverage and you could disqualify half of OBiden’s appointees.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Drake
August 25, 2021 10:59 am

In politics language is everything … like the difference you provide between a “conservationist” (conservative) and an ‘environmentalist’ an otherwise meaningless Leftist PC slang.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 25, 2021 12:40 pm

With the emphasis on “mentalist”

Simon
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
August 25, 2021 12:29 pm

Unfortunately you are as misguided about this as you are about the climate”
You need to learn to understand when you read. I said I was fine with a skeptic having solar panels just like I am fine with someone concerned with the future of the planet driving an efficient diesel.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 1:41 pm

You need to learn to understand when you read. I said I was fine with a skeptic having solar panels just like I am fine with someone concerned with the future of the planet driving an efficient diesel.

Your problem, and the reason you still believe in a “climate crisis” caused by CO2 is your lack of reading skills. If you tried to actually understand the science provided by skeptics rather than the politicized nonsense provided by AGW true believers, you might grasp why your comments are so universally scorned.

There is no excuse for her arrogantly hypocritical behavior.

Lrp
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 3:38 am

There is no excuse if you really believe there a climate emergency.

John Endicott
Reply to  Lrp
August 25, 2021 9:34 am

Indeed, it’s not much of an emergency if you can justify driving a fossil fueled car and fly 11,000 miles for a vacation.

John Tillman
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 6:28 am

Let her take the bus, Tube, bike or walk.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 6:32 am

Once again, Simon proves what a hypocrite he is.

It’s OK for someone who is richer than most of us put together, to buy an ICE car, because electrics are expensive.
On the other hand, this same someone wants government to ban the sale of ICE cars altogether, regardless of whether hoi polloi can afford electrics or not.

Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 6:38 am

No money for an EV ? Take the bicycle, but not a Diesel as Simple as Simon. 😀

LdB
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 6:59 am

Well we can’t afford to do anything about climate change and that will be our trade off. We will tell them Simon says.

John Endicott
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 9:33 am

Simon says “I think she has a point that cost can be prohibitive sometimes”

Yet she wants it so that the only option for all of us is those “cost prohibitive” EVs. It’s the rules for thee but not for me. She’s a hypocrite. And there are other options she could take, if she wasn’t such a flaming hypocrite, such as walking, biking, public transit.

pigs_in_space
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 11:06 pm

Pathetic drivel.
It’s clear to me you have neither worked in the motor industry, nor in any industrial mass production environment.

I’ll bet you work in the “service sector” in an office.

Ron
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 25, 2021 1:33 am

if it’s a true ” emergency” why is she driving at all? Wouldn’t a bike, walking or public transportation be appropriate for the leader her group?

H.R.
Reply to  Ron
August 25, 2021 5:24 am

Oh, no no no, Ron. Some animals are more equal than others. Isn’t that what she was saying?

fretslider
Reply to  H.R.
August 25, 2021 5:41 am

If Nineteen Eighty Four is the holy book, then Animal Farm is the Hadiths…

Rory Forbes
Reply to  fretslider
August 25, 2021 11:04 am

That was very well put … brilliant, in fact.

I intend to use that often and with full self righteousness, s’il vous plait.

MarkW
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 25, 2021 6:29 am

I’m sure Simon does see it as hypocritical, that’s why he’s spending so much effort trying to spin the ridiculous “sexist” angle.

Notice how Simon completely ignores the part about her flying 11,000 miles to go on vacation.

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Simon
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 25, 2021 3:01 pm

Simon, I’ll start believing that global warming is an emergency if the people who call it an emergency start behaving as if it is an emergency. “
Really? You will excuse me if I show a little skepticism on that one.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 3:24 pm

So, who amongst the climate alarmists is acting like they personally believe that there is a climate emergency?

It really is fascinating how the only thing you are ever skeptical of, is comments from people who disagree with your religion.

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Bill Toland
Reply to  Simon
August 26, 2021 11:14 am

Simon, every climate alarmist who I have ever met has had a carbon footprint bigger than mine. I am pretty sure that you do too. I’ll set you a little test.
Do you have a car?
Have you been on a plane in the last ten years?
Do you have any pets or children?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you have a carbon footprint bigger than mine and you are a hypocrite.

Tony
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 1:27 am

Nothing sexist about it,stop being woke.

Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 3:09 am

Pure poison compared to Apples?

Bizarre association, silly.
Absolutely typical of you.

Derg
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 3:18 am

Russia colluuuusion one trick Simon?

Lrp
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 3:31 am

Sexist but right. And, yes, driving an ICE car makes her a hypocrite , because she’s the one preaching to the world about evil fossil fuels.

AlexBerlin
Reply to  Lrp
August 25, 2021 7:00 am

I have yet to see one sentence, in any context, decried as “sexist” or “racist” that was not an accurate description of reality. If your thinking isn’t sexist and racist you are either lying or fooling yourself.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 4:43 am

Simple Simon says, used to love that game as a kid, playing it the car on long journeys!!! Just because someone isn’t a raving Greenalist it doesn’t mean they don’t care about the environment!!! I am also aware that many XR whacks used fossil fuel powered transportation to turn up at their destination, & home again!!!

MarkW
Reply to  Alan the Brit
August 25, 2021 6:35 am

I remember reading about one XR rally somewhere in Britain, where the organizers made a big deal about the solar panels they had placed near the stage, telling people that their event was solar powered.
What they didn’t tell people was they had a gas powered generator behind the stage that was actually providing most of the power.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 5:27 am

The comment is unnecessarily sexist, that’s true, but your comment about Anthony having solar panels is way off the mark:
AW isn’t forcing everyone else to fit solar panels on their roof and driving an ICE vehicle whilst telling everyone else they’re not allowed to.
(The idiot Bradbrook allegedly drives a 4×4, which really doubles down on the hypocrisy.)

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
August 25, 2021 11:12 am

The fact that you labelled my comment “unnecessarily sexist” is the reason we’re in the mess we’re in. You’re pandering to political correctness and giving PC morons their daily buzz. Not only was it not sexist, it was absolutely true. Should I comment on your ad hominem … “The idiot Bradbrook”. No I shouldn’t because she does exhibit a tendency towards idiocy, in the same way she definitely IS an irrational woman.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 25, 2021 12:36 pm

She’s definitely an idiot. Just like many other men and women.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
August 25, 2021 1:14 pm

She’s definitely irrational and unlikely to be an actual idiot, just like “many other men and women”. The contemporary urge to label things, “sexist, racist, homo-trans-Islamophobic” should be resisted whenever you feel the urge. Resist using “gender” when you mean sex because you’re just giving Fascists and Marxist cancel culture encouragement.

My initial comment was specifically worded to trigger the irrational responses I got. “Climate change” is a similar trigger as is denialist.

MarkW
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 6:23 am

Wait, she’s not female? Stop the presses, there’s something else she’s been lying about.

John Tillman
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 6:25 am

Sex, not gender. Biology, not grammar. Her sex is female. Her pronoun gender is feminine.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  John Tillman
August 25, 2021 11:15 am

Thank you John. I’ve forgotten how often I need to explain that to people. Also, I’m not all that certain how “feminine” she is.

AlexBerlin
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 6:51 am

Yes the gender is relevant, because her behavior is typically associated with the female sex and therefore to be expected by anyone not totally naive. That’s why sane and successful societies used do not allow females in leading positions. “Sexism” like “racism” is a construct to force people into denying the obvious truth and everyday experience that there are two (only two!) sexes that differ fundamentally in their behavior and mentality, just as there are several races recognizable by their physiognomy, with very different physical and intellectual capabilities. The “average human” does not exist, no more so than the here oft-discussed absurdity of “the earth’s average temperature”.

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DonM
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 9:10 am

Simon, you dumb ass,

She acknowledges that she is a hypocrite. “We’re all hypocrites in the face of this fight…”, she says.

She sees nothing wrong with being a hypocrite for the ’cause’.

She is the same as you, except that she admits it.

Eamon Butler
Reply to  Simon
August 25, 2021 5:58 pm

Is she not a female? Is she not being irrational?
She advocates that people should not drive ICEs, to save the world, yet it’s exactly what she drives. That does indeed make her a hypocrite. I don’t believe Mr. Watts ever told people not to get solar panels on their homes. You don’t understand the issues of solar energy.

Sara
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 25, 2021 4:32 am

You wanna go over that irrational female thing again, Rory Forbes??????

Her irrational behavior probably has more to do with her use of psychdelic drugs and being a loud-mouthed, obnoxious, self-important twit than anything else. And yes, a hypocrite – definitely, but the rest of that?

She’s a snot-nosed bimbo who thinks she knows everything and doesn’t like her “authority” being questioned. Those “how dare you” rants come from GUYS, too, y’know.

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MarkW
Reply to  Sara
August 25, 2021 6:36 am

Isn’t calling her a bimbo sexist?

Sara
Reply to  MarkW
August 25, 2021 7:39 am

Nahh! I’ve called guys “bimbos”, too. 🙂

Lrp
Reply to  Sara
August 25, 2021 9:52 am

Non sexist guys are bimbos?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Sara
August 25, 2021 6:52 pm

You’re very confused … under no circumstance could a man be a bimbo

Wikipedia:

Bimbo is a slang term for a conventionally attractive, sexualized, naive, and unintelligent woman

Urban dictionary:

A girl who is stupid, wears lots of make up and is obsessed with boys and clothes. Generally blonde but there are exceptions.

Using bimbo in any context would be sexist. The woman in question is certainly no bimbo. She looks more like a train wreck.

Sara
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 26, 2021 5:53 am

Not a bit confused. “Bimbo” can apply to idiots of all sexes and genders and that includes the current crop of “Karens” or “Chads”. Most are self-involved brats who have public screaming fits, as this one did, over nothing. Meltdowns are quite common with them, whether they are He or She or It. 🙂

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Sara
August 26, 2021 10:21 am

You obviously didn’t bother to avail yourself of the definitions I provided. Bimbo does not refer to the behaviors you offered. Just because you’re argumentative doesn’t mean you can use words however you want. Regardless of your incorrect usage, the word is a pejorative (at least you got that right) and using it would be sexist, unlike my use of irrational.

A bimbo usually looks like a transvestite’s idea of a woman … garishly dressed, overly made up and with too much cleavage.

DonM
Reply to  Sara
August 26, 2021 11:03 am

Hi Sara,

I’ve called guys “irrational female” as well.

Does that mean I get a pass for using the same descriptor when talking about a woman? 🙂

fretslider
Reply to  MarkW
August 25, 2021 8:28 am

It’s an insult to bimbos.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Sara
August 25, 2021 10:26 am

I understand your objection to “irrational female”, but until the era of cancel culture and the fraught, politically correct nonsense, an accurate comment like that would have gone unnoticed. It’s like saying George Floyd was a violent male … hurtful to some, sure, but accurate. People are now forgetting that no one has any obligation to make others feel good.

It’s her irrationality that gives her the feeling of entitlement to inconvenience others with a completely irrational set of beliefs. If people went back to calling things as they are we’d be a whole lot better off. We’d probably still have a rational president in power rather than an irrationally demented old man.

DonM
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 25, 2021 6:21 pm

now you’ve gone and added old & man to your list of mean adjectives.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  DonM
August 25, 2021 6:57 pm

Yep, old I am and unrepentant about it. It seems as though straight old, white men are a fair target of malicious vitriol, from any quarter, without any intersectionalist push back. Hypocrisy and an irrational affection for illogic is the one consistency of the Left.

Sara
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 26, 2021 5:57 am

Oh, don’t feel alone, Rory Forbes.

It ain’t just the Old White Men sitting on the front porch in a rocker these days.

I sometimes think my cat is smarter than the majority of politicians everywhere on the planet. There are fistfights going on in the Armenian parliament this morning, and the participants came from both sides of the fence.

Chaswarnertoo
August 24, 2021 11:00 pm

TBF modern adblue diseasels are fairly clean. Not as clean as petrol, though.

Beagle
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
August 24, 2021 11:43 pm

But she did say it was an old car because she bought it when the government mistakenly thought diesels were good for the environment.

Peta of Newark
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
August 25, 2021 1:04 am

Define ‘Clean’

My little VW adblue diesel is quite capable of 100 miles per UK gallon of diesel

Sadly what is a very willing and energetic (haha) little 2 litre engine is spoiled by its DPF, EGR and Adblue catalyser, to the extent it barely acheives 60 mpg
While its onboard computer encourages you to be constantly changing into higher and higher gears to ‘save fuel’

BUT, if you do follow the computer’s lead, (##) the EGR and the DPF fill with soot and carbon, necessitating a 4 figure (GBP) repair bill for each.
Where does that money come from, please explain the Broken Window Fallacy (again)

## Once you learn the symptoms, easily spotted in diesel engines without all that pollution control, the repair bills can be delayed.

Basically, careful gentle driving ‘glazes’ the cylinders and piston rings with the result that the oil-control ring stops working, letting engine oil into the combustion.
Result being = blue smoke from the exhaust
Normally, without ‘pollution control’, easily spotted and remedied.

The solution is to absolutely thrash the engine for as long, fast and hard as you can.
It de-glazes the rings, stops the engine-oil burn AND the resultant red-hot exhaust manifold & gases burns away the accumulated soot/carbon in the rest of the system.

VW engine management guidance:
If the cruise control stops working and or yellow dashboard lights appear, we are talking multiple hour-long at least, 80+mph blasts, in 4th gear out of six as a possible remedy.
If your fuel consumption gauge ever rises above 30 during those times, you’re not doing it right
Red-line it in 3rd instead.

(Those little engines have Very Long Legs – they do enjoy a ‘good run’ now and again. seriously they do. You will find it quite uplifting also as, running like an Inter City train at 90+, you witness multiple Puritanical Heads exploding along the way)
Mind out for speed cameras tho, Know Your Road

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Peta of Newark
Reply to  Peta of Newark
August 25, 2021 1:21 am

Missed the edit.
Just to say, you maybe now have a better understanding of German Autobahn speed limits…………

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Peta of Newark
August 25, 2021 5:39 am

you maybe now have a better understanding of German Autobahn speed limits

Yeah, there aren’t any!

When hiring a car in Munich once, the tag on the keyring said “please don’t drive me at more than 220 kph”. I laughed and said to the clerk “oh yes, you don’t have speed limits here”. He agreed, then suddenly looked very serious and said “But we do in towns!”

Sadly, these no limits areas are being eroded. We used to have one in the Northern Territory in Australia, a straight road for thousands of km from Alice Springs to Darwin. It is now regulated, although you can pay for it to be cleared for road tests. Apparently the sand drifting across the bitumen can cause serious problems over 200 kph…

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Drake
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
August 25, 2021 10:06 am

In many western US states there were “safe and sane” speed limits between towns where there was nothing for 50 or more miles other than dust and open range. You drove as fast as YOU felt was safe for the conditions, including visibility. You could come over a mountain pass and see the next one more than 20 miles away. But you DID look out for cattle.

Even after the 55 speed limit, the county mounties and highway patrol would just flash their lights to slow you down, just to make sure you were paying attention, then turn off their lights and let you go on. That was while driving 80 mph at night. They knew where you were going (to work) and why you were going so fast (so you could sleep later).

After the 55 national speed limit was revoked, the number of highway deaths in the US WENT DOWN. Fewer people falling asleep because what should have been an 8 hour drive became a 12 hour drive. Long stretches of interstate out west have 80 MPH speed limits now. I just completed an over 750 mile drive, the first 80 miles at lower speeds through a river gorge, in less than 12 hours, 6 of them in the rain. At 55 we would have needed to stop for the night. Almost 600 of the miles were at 85 to 88 MPH. Just set the cruise control on the diesel 1 ton pu, turn on the engine break and AIM the truck. Averaged almost 19 mpg, even with a truck set up for towing. If I had another gear, we would have been over 20 MPG. It was really nice to get back home before dark, the road to our cabin can often have deer crossing at dusk.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Drake
August 25, 2021 7:04 pm

This blog sure does have some fun anecdotes… what a wealth of experience and what a treat reading literate contributors … thanks.

robin townsend
Reply to  Peta of Newark
August 25, 2021 1:21 am

or you could advocate legal blasts at 70mph in 3rd. then you would be making your point without recommending criminal behaviour. Just saying.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Peta of Newark
August 25, 2021 5:28 am

The solution is to absolutely thrash the engine for as long, fast and hard as you can.
It de-glazes the rings, stops the engine-oil burn AND the resultant red-hot exhaust manifold & gases burns away the accumulated soot/carbon in the rest of the system.

When borrowing my mother’s car, many, many moons ago, I justified hard driving by believing I was decoking the cylinders. Sounds like I was right.

I must admit, when she lent me her twin turbo Volvo S80, I definitely made sure it was decoked. I never did find out the 0-60 time, by the time I looked, it was at 130 mph*…

(*this was in Germany, where it is legal)

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pigs_in_space
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
August 25, 2021 11:28 pm

Please buy a book on motor engineering.

From what I am reading here, popular myths and legends appear to be gaining ground.

H.R.
Reply to  Peta of Newark
August 25, 2021 6:08 am

Howdy, Peta.

I just bought a 2021 diesel-powered truck to tow a 16,500 pound trailer, so the truck has all the latest Government over-regulated doodads.

In the break-in section of the owner’s manual, the manufacturer actually did recommend “thrashing” it a bit and doing so from time to time thereafter. My truck automatically goes into “thrash mode” every so many miles.

Also – I’m U.S. – most states have an exception for EGRs if your diesel is powering a ‘farm vehicle’ which is typically a pickup truck. You are legally permitted to delete the EGR. You need a ‘Farm’ license plate if you’re belching a bit of smoke from deleting the EGR, though.

So, yeah, you have to thrash ’em a bit if you’re stuck with a modern, standard issue diesel. The U.S. manufacturers have built your advice into the engine management software.

pigs_in_space
Reply to  Peta of Newark
August 25, 2021 11:24 pm

“Basically, careful gentle driving ‘glazes’ the cylinders and piston rings with the result that the oil-control ring stops working, letting engine oil into the combustion.
Result being = blue smoke from the exhaust”

You are talking bollox.
It’s clear to me you have no idea how modern common rail electronic injector diesel engines work.

RickWill
August 24, 2021 11:25 pm

Cristo Foufas – an interviewer who actually asks searching questions. The hypocrisy of Gail Bradbrook is putrid. She is from the Al Gore mould although she is yet to work out how to make a swag of money from the scam.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  RickWill
August 24, 2021 11:47 pm

Al Gore got his money through insider knowledge (government graft). He was first in on the Chicago Climate Exchange fraud. He got out (as an insider) being warned of its collapse and made ~ $65 million. He bought a TV network at fire sale prices with his political influence. He sold that at a profit of ~ $350 million to Arab oil money so they could have an influential foothold in American broadcasting. Gail Bradbrook had no such connections. She’s just a crazy lightweight who happens to be useful to the corrupt UK government … for the present.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Rory Forbes
August 25, 2021 5:28 am

Not to mention (re Gore) Occidental Petroleum – talk about the ultimate hypocrisy!

H.R.
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
August 25, 2021 6:18 am

And the family tobacco farm, but we won’t mention that.

John Endicott
Reply to  H.R.
August 25, 2021 9:45 am

What, you mean the one that made him proud to be a tobacco famer in a 1988 speech (4 years after the death of his sister from lung cancer).

H.R.
Reply to  John Endicott
August 25, 2021 2:05 pm

Yeah, that one, John. The one we’re not mentioning.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
August 25, 2021 10:44 am

Yes, I’d forgotten that, thanks. Somehow he as given a pass for his connection to “big oil”, while Dr. Richard Lindzen was cancelled for having his airfare paid for to a speaking engagement.

August 24, 2021 11:53 pm

What a joke this woman is, and now you can see the level of intellect on display….. and their minions must be so proud LOL

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fretslider
August 25, 2021 12:05 am

The more they kick off about climate the bigger the hypocrite they turn out to be

Middle class airheads

Ed Zuiderwijk
August 25, 2021 12:09 am

Unfortunately green warriors do not understand the concept of hypocrisy. There is a minimum requirement of intellingence for that.

michel
August 25, 2021 12:29 am

I don’t know how likely this is, but its certainly possible that in the next few days we will see massive firefights breaking out at Kabul airport, involving large US and UK military casualties and even larger ones among the desperate civilians. Not necessarily as the result of a deliberate decision by the Taliban leadership. How much control they have is not clear, it could happen in spite of them.

There are also enough missiles around in all kinds of hands to bring down a loaded exit flight.

What the US reaction will be to this, if it occurs? Who knows, but its likely to be extreme. And the reaction of the other players to that?

For a couple of weeks now we have been watching events which have the potential to put all the pious worries of people like Bradbrook into perspective. I hope we get away with it.

Meanwhile, ER intends blocking central London in order to…. do what exactly? No one, including them, has any idea. And why, in the present circumstances, this should be a priority? Likewise.

Its a generation that has grown up in relative luxury and self indulgence and believing that nothing has any costs, there is no hard objective reality, and the most important thing is not feeling the least emotional discomfort while expressing yourself to the max.

One day we will pay the price for this. I hope its not in the next few days, but even if its not, we will pay it sooner or later.

fretslider
Reply to  michel
August 25, 2021 12:54 am

They were playing musical chairs to Pan pipe music in Covent Garden

Reply to  michel
August 25, 2021 3:33 am

Meanwhile, ER intends blocking central London in order to…. do what exactly?”

They are extortionists. After they get local government to wimp out, then everyone will learn want they want.
Control and money.
They see themselves as similar to Castro and his revolution.

H.R.
Reply to  michel
August 25, 2021 6:26 am

michel: “[…] and believing that nothing has any costs, there is no hard objective reality, […]”


Anyone who believes there is no objective reality should try standing on the railroad tracks at 11:59 pm when the 2:00 pm express freight train is due to pass through at 60 mph.

Then we’ll see if they really believe there is no objective reality.

Carrie
August 25, 2021 1:04 am

Hmm wonder what she was doing legally in Costa Rica that she can’t do legally over here? Having holidayed there twice I’m pretty certain I know!

Climate believer
Reply to  Carrie
August 25, 2021 1:45 am

From her Wikipedia page:

In 2016, she went on a psychedelic retreat to Costa Rica, “where she took Ayahuasca, Iboga and Kambo, in search of some clarity in her work.”

….and now she’s clearly barking mad, just like the other co-founder Roger Hallam.

Here’s a 2019 poll for what it’s worth, they have very little public support and if they add more misery to peoples lives since covid, then that’s likely to fall even lower.

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Reply to  Climate believer
August 25, 2021 3:56 am

Ayahuasca — also known as the tea, the vine, and la purga — is a brew made from the leaves of the Psychotria viridis shrub along with the stalks of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine

Psychotria viridis contains N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a psychedelic substance that occurs naturally in the plant.
DMT is a powerful hallucinogenic chemical. However, it has low bioavailability, as it gets rapidly broken down by enzymes called monoamine oxidases (MAOs) in your liver and gastrointestinal tract (2Trusted Source).

For this reason, DMT must be combined with something containing MAO inhibitors (MAOIs), which allow DMT to take effect. Banisteriopsis caapi contains potent MAOIs called β-carbolines, which also have psychoactive effects of their own (3Trusted Source).

When combined, these two plants form a powerful psychedelic brew that affects the central nervous system, leading to an altered state of consciousness that can include hallucinations, out-of-body experiences, and euphoria.”

Well, she sure wasn’t after any sort of reality.

“Iboga – Ibogaine is the psychoactive alkaloid from the root bark of the African bush Tabernanthe Iboga.”

Allegedly, Ibogaine is also used to break other drug addictions. I wonder why Gail Bradbrook needs ibogaine?

“Dermorphin, Cerulitide, Deltorphine & others

C₄₄H₆₂N₁₀O₁₀S₂ | C₄₀H₅₀N₈O₁₀ | C₅₈H₇₃N₁₃O₂₁S₂

Kambo, also known as frog medicine, is the venomous secretion of Phyllomedusa bicolor (the giant leaf or monkey frog), a bright green tree frog native to the Amazon basin.”

Lots of formerly smart people fool around with poisonous frog venom…

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Climate believer
Reply to  Climate believer
August 26, 2021 11:01 am

An update on their popularity in 2021.

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Rusty
August 25, 2021 1:15 am

Read elsewhere that she drives a Land/Range Rover of some sort, which doesn’t surprise me in the least. She wouldn’t dare drive anything smaller as that would reduce her standing amongst her peers.

Oldseadog
August 25, 2021 1:25 am

You can go further on a gallon of diesel than you can in a petrol (gasoline) driven car of the same size.

Does anyone know if it takes more or less energy to make petrol than it takes to make diesel fuel?

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Oldseadog
August 25, 2021 2:06 am

In a refinery, diesel is the first refined fuel produced. But with diesel, you can burn almost any oil. There is a “state” in which a diesel engine “feeds” itself called “dieseling” where oil is fed and burnt. This is usually called a “runaway”. And you do need to run away if you can’t shut off fuel or air.

Oldseadog
Reply to  Patrick MJD
August 25, 2021 4:16 am

If disel is the first product, do you mean that you then do something to the diesel to make petrol?

Oldseadog
Reply to  Oldseadog
August 25, 2021 4:45 am

diesel, even.
Silly computer can’t spell.

fretslider
Reply to  Oldseadog
August 25, 2021 8:35 am

Read up on fractionation distillation As you go up the fractionating column, the hydrocarbons have lower boiling points and lower viscosity (they flow more easily)

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Oldseadog
Reply to  fretslider
August 25, 2021 9:27 am

Thanks for this, fretslider, I am now cross-eyed and punch drunk.
However, it seems to me that the distillation of most crude oils produces more diesel than is needed and less gasoline than is needed so some of the diesel is cracked to make gasoline.
In other words, on average diesel uses less energy to produce than gasoline. And takes you further per unit of volume.
So diesel must be better for the environment.
What have I not understood?

Reply to  Patrick MJD
August 25, 2021 4:18 am

Modern diesel engines have a “fuel shut-off solenoid” that is “Off” until it is enabled.

Part of the ignition electronics supply power to the solenoid to open the fuel line from the tank to the fuel injectors.
Any problem and the power to the solenoid shuts off.

Diesel engines do not operated by “spark plugs”, the compression of the pistons is sufficient to cause ignition.
The only way to shut off a diesel engine is to interrupt the fuel supply.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  ATheoK
August 25, 2021 5:48 am

The only way to shut off a diesel engine is to interrupt the fuel supply.

I knew a guy who had a diesel truck with no battery. He’d always park it on a hill to ‘push’ start it, or just leave it running otherwise. Diesels are quite efficient when idling, unlike petrol engines.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  ATheoK
August 25, 2021 8:04 pm

So you have never hear of a three speed clutch, diesel spark plugs and a long wait at the parts department?

decnine
August 25, 2021 1:36 am

I understand that she also said that she keeps the diesel because she can’t afford an EV. It’s only a matter of time before some well heeled Greenie hands her a large donation. Maybe her on-air admission wasn’t so dumb?

fretslider
Reply to  decnine
August 25, 2021 4:29 am

she can’t afford an EV

Which means she doesn’t qualify to be included in the elite. Oh dear.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  fretslider
August 25, 2021 5:46 am

She *says* she can’t afford an EV. Maybe she can, but doesn’t choose to waste the money on a less useful vehicle, or doesn’t choose make the necessary “sacrifices” she wants shoved down the throats of everyone else in order to free up the resources necessary to “afford” an EV – or to not need one.

MarkW
Reply to  decnine
August 25, 2021 6:43 am

If someone as well off as she is can’t afford an electric, then why is she trying to force electrics on the rest of us?

Charlie
August 25, 2021 1:45 am

The Sun says

Yet Bradbrook, who has posted about the need to ground aircraft, proudly put pictures on Facebook during her 2016 Costa Rica jaunt — which left a carbon footprint of 2.6TONNES of CO2 emissions. One photo was of her in a flowery dress at the beach taking snaps of monkeys.

She revealed that her holiday of self-discovery included taking hallucinogenic drugs that inspired her calling “to get with the spirit of the otter”

.Bradbrook said she contacted a spirit known as Grandmother Ayahuasca and got a “kick up the a*** on negative habits”.

Twice-married Bradbrook, who has been repeatedly arrested by police at protests, revealed last month how on her Costa Rica break she took West African hallucinogenic shrub ibogaine. She claimed it “rewired” her brain, giving her “the codes of social change”.

She added that she had undergone a “mystical experience” — explaining: “I lay down and a voice that felt very external to me said, ‘Gail, you create your own reality’. When I got home I ended a marriage and separated my family. It was a huge decision but it was the right thing to do.”

Extinction Rebellion founder blasted after 11,000-mile flight to Central America for luxury break away – The Sun

The New Yorker says

Bradbrook and Hallam met in person for the first time in early 2017, not long after Bradbrook returned from a psychedelic retreat in Costa Rica, where she took ayahuasca, iboga, and kambo, in search of some clarity in her work. Bradbrook had been involved in the Occupy movement and campaigns around peak oil, but they failed to take off. “I was just sort of, like, fed up with failure,” she told me. “I was willing to just try anything, really.” Together, Bradbrook and Hallam sketched the outlines of Extinction Rebellion.

Does Extinction Rebellion Have the Solution to the Climate Crisis? | The New Yorker

Yes, I should definitely take notice of what this person has to say.

John Endicott
Reply to  Charlie
August 25, 2021 9:54 am

Twice-married Bradbrook”

How the heck did she find two fools willing to marry someone so nuts? Their names weren’t griff and Simon by any chance?

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Charlie
August 25, 2021 11:08 am

In short: stark raving bonkers.

Keith Woollard
August 25, 2021 1:56 am

I have always had a huge problem with hypocrisy. A number of times I have put out the following change to people who claim there is an emergency. I always get the same tired response like I try and use less XXXXX or it’s the governments fault. No one has ever accepted my challenge (but still want to debate) . Here is a sample

“To all my friends and family that attended, supported or posted about this laughably named climate “strike” today… I applaud you for standing up for what you believe in. It was claimed by the promoters that this is the greatest crisis to face mankind and it is an existential threat to us all.
I don’t agree
I think the greatest problem for us all is violence and particularly domestic violence (and wars) and to this end I do my small part by not beating up my family and also I am pretty sure I haven’t started a war. In fact the last time I remember being violent to another human was back in second form when I got into a fight with a guy called Rainer (I am sorry I don’t remember his first name). I don’t say to people “domestic violence is a huge problem so I only do it when I need to” and I don’t think planting a tree will absolve me if I have to hurt someone.
So my challenge to all of you is, if you think climate change is an emergency, don’t use any hydrocarbons for a month. This means no driving anywhere, no plane trips, no buses, trains, trams. Walk or use a pushbike. Turn your power off at the meter box, Turn your gas off. Don’t use your phone Obviously you already have a huge amount of plastics and cement in your house, you can use them but don’t buy any more for that month.
All these things are possible and under your control, if any one of you manage to do this for a month, then I will happily applaud you and then be willing to chat about why I don’t think it is an emergency. If not, then you are hypocrites and there is no point having that discussion”

saveenergy
Reply to  Keith Woollard
August 25, 2021 3:39 am

That’s brill, I shall use it !!

Suggest you amend to- if you think ‘man made’ climate change is an emergency –
no driving anywhere for any reason (including emergency’s = walk to the hospital but don’t accept any treatments or drugs developed after 1800).
Only use fresh food (no cans or processed food, & nothing packed in plastic). No cards, only use cash.
& add taxis, ambulances, internet to the don’t use list.

Melvyn Dackombe
Reply to  saveenergy
August 25, 2021 4:59 am

Surely ‘ man ‘ made is not acceptable.

fretslider
Reply to  Melvyn Dackombe
August 25, 2021 8:44 am

Person made…

John Endicott
Reply to  fretslider
August 25, 2021 9:57 am

made sounds too much like maid, so wouldn’t be acceptable either.

“non-gender specific person caused” is the more woke acceptable nomenclature. /sarc

MarkW
Reply to  John Endicott
August 25, 2021 12:52 pm

They spend so many syllables trying to stay politically correct, they never get around to saying anything meaningful.

Which is probably a good thing.

TonyG
Reply to  MarkW
August 25, 2021 5:03 pm

They spend so many syllables trying to stay politically correct

Carlin had a really good bit on that.

buggs
Reply to  fretslider
August 25, 2021 10:15 am

The illustrious “leader” of Canada coined “peoplekind”. I shat you not.

August 25, 2021 1:56 am

“But, diesels are terrible”…

No they’re not – they’re brilliant. I have two.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Old Goat
August 25, 2021 5:50 am

Me too, two!

Although in separate continents.

Unfortunately I have to travel halfway across the world twice every year to use them both. It’s only 11,000 miles, though!

August 25, 2021 1:59 am

I still have no clue as to what this “crisis” is supposed to be?

Patrick MJD
August 25, 2021 2:00 am

Probably run on used chip fat from her local chippy.

August 25, 2021 4:11 am

So do I drive a diesel, a 6,000# BMW X5 SAV highway cruiser. I love it!

fretslider
August 25, 2021 4:22 am

In 2016, she went on a psychedelic retreat to Costa Rica, “where she took ayahuasca, iboga and kambo, in search of some clarity in her work.”

That experience “made her change her approach” to campaigning. Soon after returning she met Roger Hallam (failed sometime organic farmer) and together they came up with Extinction Rebellion. – Wiki

And from the people who created Greta Thunberg:

“How is it possible for you to be so easily tricked by something so simple as a story, because you are tricked? Well, it all comes down to one core thing and that is emotional investment. The more emotionally invested you are in anything in your life, the less critical and the less objectively observant you become.” — David JP Phillips, We Don’t Have Time board of directors, “The Magical Science of Storytelling”

https://www.theartofannihilation.com/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-for-consent-the-political-economy-of-the-non-profit-industrial-complex/

Good to see the central role the scientific method has in all this.

2hotel9
August 25, 2021 5:24 am

He wants the human race exterminated, why is he still alive? Lead by example.

Andrew Wilkins
August 25, 2021 5:30 am

The most amusing part of it all is that the idiot Bradbrook then went on the Twitters to claim she won the argument. People’s replies to her tweet ripped her to shreds. The ratio was a delight to behold.
https://mobile.twitter.com/gailbradbrook/status/1430128111438516233

ResourceGuy
August 25, 2021 5:33 am
John Bell
August 25, 2021 5:55 am

Do XR actually DO anything any more? Is all their activity in England now?

fretslider
Reply to  John Bell
August 25, 2021 8:46 am

You won’t find them in China or even outside the Chinese Embassy in London..

Rod Evans
August 25, 2021 6:10 am

She brings a physical example of the term motor mouth to our screen. She blathers on and says absolutely nothing of any merit. She claims she can’t even remember the name of her car but admits it’s a diesel. With the lack of awareness she is projecting, one wonders if she has been to the Joe Biden school of misconception and confusion?
Anyway, let’s look on the bright side. If that represents the level of the top echelon of XR remembering that Carrie Johnson is a self proclaimed supporter, then XR won’t last long because they lack any sense or credibility to exist.
There is an existential threat, and it is to extinction rebellion.

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Al Miller
August 25, 2021 7:29 am

The woke environmentalists seem to be actually defined by their hypocrisy. It’s on display everywhere and it’s not hard at all to see that the emperor is naked!

RobR
August 25, 2021 7:35 am

The British Eurocrats did in fact subsidize the purchase of Diesel cars in the 80’s and early 90’s as a green alternative to gasoline cars.

Later, they realized that NOX emissions were making people sick. Of course, most of these emissions are eliminated in modern Diesels by controlling combustion temps and after-treatment systems.

yirgach
August 25, 2021 8:13 am

Solar powered Diesel truck (well, the radio and blinker lights) UTube.
Also stress testing solar panels with various caliber ammunitions.

fretslider
August 25, 2021 8:30 am

“to avoid moron replies.”

Do you get a lot of grief from Griff, then?

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Alan
August 25, 2021 8:41 am

I don’t know about the UK, but the US the diesel handle is green at most gas stations. She probably thinks it’s some kind of eco friendly fuel.

Bruce Cobb
August 25, 2021 9:11 am

Wait, she flew 10,000 miles on a plane? What, was her broom in the shop?

August 25, 2021 9:32 am

Only moron comments get moron replies. 😀
So don’t wonder 😀

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John Endicott
August 25, 2021 9:47 am

If they wanted to avoid moron replies, they wouldn’t be delaying your replies, they’d be deleting them.

ResourceGuy
August 25, 2021 9:59 am

And the Cuomo Emmy Award goes to ……….

Paul Penrose
August 25, 2021 10:03 am

Yeah, Gail, pointing out your glaring hypocrisy is a tedious job, but someone has to do it!

Bruce Cobb
August 25, 2021 11:43 am

“We are all hypocrites”!
Yes, all Believers are. Some more than others. Especially YOU.

MarkW
August 25, 2021 12:49 pm

I see you still haven’t bothered to actually research the subject.

Dan C Derby III
August 25, 2021 12:58 pm

”Stupid is as stupid does.”

August 25, 2021 1:01 pm

See, she is just driving a diesel because she needs it, Al Gore is only flying on his private jet because he can’t afford to waste time, but what excuse do you useless deplorables have to still exhale CO2?!

ResourceGuy
August 25, 2021 1:26 pm
yirgach
August 25, 2021 2:46 pm

Greta donna lika de planes

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August 25, 2021 3:12 pm

Hypocrisy is a natural human attribute.

MarkW
Reply to  Philip Mulholland
August 25, 2021 3:28 pm

True, but some make an art form out of it.

ResourceGuy
August 25, 2021 4:33 pm

What’s the going rate for paid protesting in the UK and does it come with benefits and a retirement plan?

jtom
August 25, 2021 6:49 pm

While the press and the commenters here have focused on her hypocrisy, I think the lead story should come from something else she said during the same interview:

“ ‘If I was really green, you would be saying to me: ‘Oh you want us all to go back in the caves like you Gail.’”

That is an admission that to be really green, as they demand, means going back and living in caves. Can’t be any clearer as to what they want.

Headlines should be: “Extinction Rebellion founder wants humans to return to caves”

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