We are all living in Greta’s world now–Ross Clark

Sadly true

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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How we laughed at Greta Thunberg’s hairshirt world of loosely-knitted jumpers and long overland journeys, a world in which we learn to do without the luxuries of the oil-fuelled economy and go back to enjoying a pre-industrial existence. That wasn’t what net zero will look like, government ministers assured us; rather, miracle new technologies will arrive to ensure that not only do we eliminate carbon emissions; we will enrich ourselves in the process.

Well, it’s Greta’s world we are living in now. Millions are preparing to shiver this winter. Ministers are feeding us tips on wholesome home cooking. We will have to forgo holidays and evenings out just to pay our gas and electricity bills.

The energy crisis has given us a foretaste of what a world without cheap energy looks like. The immediate causes might be a surge in gas prices due to the war in…

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