The worry is that the hot air which will be emitted in Glasgow, the volumes of over speak across the media, and forests of trees needed to produce the printed versions, will in themselves add to the problem.
There is also a danger that the medicine will be worse than the disease. It certainly sounds as if the plan is to ban just about everything which makes our lives pleasant and practical.
Let’s hope common sense prevails and the ‘environmental movement’ does not completely ambush the world leaders into pledging trillions of pounds in the wrong direction.
Currently it is on the cards that they will.
I wonder if the Chancellor of Sussex University Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE, the British actor and comedian, and Vice Chancellor Adam Tickell are proud of the trans rights activist students who have hounded Kathleen Stock, the philosophy professor, out of her job’?
The toxic environment at Sussex University has made it impossible for the highly acclaimed professor, who was awarded an OBE in January, to remain in post. Shame on the university for neither protecting nor defending her.
We can only hope the students responsible for threatening the professor and treating her intelligent and considered views with such utter contempt, will be sent down at the very least, and have their grants withdrawn.
On joining the University as Vice Chancellor Adam Tickell pledged, “To build on the traditions of creativity, interdisciplinary, innovation and intellectual rigour in both education and research”. He planned to focus on redefining the distinctiveness of the University for the 21st century! Sadly, it is now among many which have decided to abolish free speech, and the students are clearly treating him with the same contempt to they targeted at Prof Stock.
I hope these two gentlemen are shamed by the behaviour of these undisciplined, aggressive, self-entitled bunch of ignorant thugs. Free speech is clearly endangered as those of us who speak the truth, and voice what others think but fear the consequences of saying, are attacked by the minority activists.
Poor Sussex, it hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons. We need some genuine heroes to outshine those who bring shame to our county.
Another formerly well-regarded national institute, the National Trust is also hitting the headlines, for the wrong reasons. It is quite rightly, some would say, being accused of “arrogant abuse” of its historic properties by prioritising “visitor experience” over heritage, and playing the PC card.
The current director-general Hilary MacGrady and her board, appear to be on a mission to exclude any input from regional advisory committees, which they abolished, and have undermined the curators by depriving them of any authority.
The families which entrusted their magnificent homes and properties to the NT, must be concerned by developments in recent years. Many members at the AGM on Saturday, voted to support a motion to prohibit trail hunting on trust land. This traditional sport involves people on foot or horseback following a scent along a pre-determined route with hounds or beagles without foxes or other wildlife being deliberately chased or killed.
As members entered Harrogate Convention Centre in North Yorkshire, they were harangued by demonstrators from the so-called animal welfare charity, League Against Cruel Sports. I suspect, if they were up to their usual tricks, they will have told members as they entered the building, “we know where you live”. It will be interesting to see which way the board of trustees decide to go on this one. If I were a ‘betting man’, I know where I would put my money!