Two fingers to Tebbutt
Has anyone read this report? Is this really The Register I'm reading? Spare me the sanctimonious, guilt-ridden, New Age preaching:
"... What’s needed is a return to a more sustainable way of life"
Maybe we can decided for ourselves "what's needed".
"... Some would say that we’re beyond the point of no return."
Some like ... who? Greenpeace?
"...It’s already too late, we’re hooked on a consumer lifestyle and globalisation has ensured its future spread to the massive populations of developing countries...."
How awful: people living longer, having healthier children and more say over their lives. David Tebbutt just wants people to stay poor, if they're not poor already.
"... If these people are childless or don’t care about their grandchildren, then who’s to say they’re wrong? They will continue to plunder and to hell with the consequences."
I see: anyone who disagrees with Tebbutt must be selfish. Perhaps we disagree because the benefits outweight the costs, and we're making a rational decision? Tebbutt cannot comprehend that.
"... But they’re probably a tiny minority. The rest of us can see the sense of doing what we can to slow, possibly halt, maybe even reverse our negative impact on our world."
No, it's just a tiny minority of old hippies like David Tebbutt who want to impose their views on the rest of us.
The report shows very clearly that the respondents aren't interested Tebbutt's Green Propaganda.
Just give us the research without the Greenie preaching, El Reg.