‘Individuals who can afford to care are people who can afford to care.’ Climate change lectures enrage Christys.
PATRICK CHRISTYS stated that only the wealthy could afford to be concerned about climate change.
Patrick Christys, anchor of GB News, said that the government’s climate change policies would harm the lowest members of society. Professor Rupert Read and I got into a heated debate over how the government should respond to the climate emergency while speaking. “The individuals who care about climate change are those who can afford to care about climate change,” Mr Christys remarked.
“There are a lot of people on the breadline, especially now that unemployment is at an all-time high, and there are a lot of individuals who have been furloughed.
“We’ve very much gone through the worst 18 months in living memory.
“Actually, only folks with a spare $40,000 to spend on an electric piano can afford to be concerned about it.
“The majority of people are only concerned with getting food on the table.
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“Perhaps that is why this environmentalist thought isn’t catching on.”
Professor Read responded by acknowledging that he was dubious of why GB News was making this argument, despite their wealthy backers.
He went on to say that climate change is a serious problem that would eventually affect everyone.
“Your care for the needy at GB News is touching,” he said.
“However, considering that you are supported by a company situated in a foreign tax haven and a hedge fund billionaire, please excuse my skepticism.
“When it comes to the real issue, Mr. Montford claims that there is good news all across the world.
“I’m not sure if the fires in Greece are considered good news right now.
“People are being killed in Greece, and I’m not sure if those who have suffered in America would consider that good news.”
The repercussions of failing to act on climate change, according to Alok Sharma, the UK minister in charge of the COP26 negotiations in Glasgow this November, will be “catastrophic.”
“I don’t think there’s any other word for it,” he continued.
“You see what is going on throughout the world on a daily basis.
“Last year was the hottest on record, and the previous decade was the hottest decade on record,” says the author.