Heatwave exposes failures of Tory UK to cope with climate change

Heat death: the far north has experienced its hottest temperatures ever, with fires breaking out across the world. But the Tories see no need to adapt to climate change and Keir Starmer has abandoned Labour’s policies to deal with it.

This Site received a strange response to the article on Tory class war yesterday (August 14), to the effect that I should be writing about climate change instead. In fact, the two are intertwined.

The Conservatives don’t accept climate change because the changes that acceptance would require would bite into the profits of their donors – and therefore into their own funds.

The recent/current heatwave has brought the issue into sharp focus. This Writer has been stewing, every day – and the nightly thunderstorms, while entertaining, didn’t make up for the fact that it has been hard to concentrate.

It seems I am not alone.

Our buildings are unsuited to hot weather; they were made to keep heat in during the winter. There is still no legal requirement to ensure homes, hospitals, schools or care homes are designed for the current or future climate – and under the Tories I do not believe there every will be.

It costs too much.

Parts of England are set to run out of water soon, because the Tories privatised water provision and the new companies fell into the hands of foreign government-owned franchises that have taken huge profits but invested nothing.

Our transport and energy networks are also facing crisis – look at the Stonehaven derailment which has been blamed on a landslip after heavy rain.

What is the government doing? It’s making matters worse.

Rishi Sunak has announced a £2 billion fund to make homes more energy efficient, with the cash going towards insulation – but the wrong insulation can turn a house into a heat trap.

And Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition is no help with Keir Starmer at the helm. He has abandoned Jeremy Corbyn’s ambitious plans to combat climate change because he thinks they’re unpopular with the voters.

We’re facing a wholesale failure in thought and deed by our leaders.

And when the fabric of the nation falls (even further) apart as a result, who do you think will get the blame?

We will.

Source: UK infrastructure inadequate for climate emergency, experts warn | Environment | The Guardian

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4 thoughts on “Heatwave exposes failures of Tory UK to cope with climate change

  1. trev

    Being stuck at home in a small flat with no money during a heat wave is no fun at all. No money to buy a bottle of beer or pop, a few cans of ginger beer or lemon barley water, just a choice of hot drinks or tap water. Double glazed windows that are fine in winter but only open a few inches wide. Sweating in bed every night but no money to go wash the bedding at the laundrette that I can only afford to do once a fortnight. That’s the reality of living on £74 per week JSA. If they had given us the extra £20 per week I could afford to do laundry every week. Still, by only doing laundry fortnightly I’m doing my bit for the environment.

  2. andygarcia48

    Excellent article. Absolutely correct. Also it is clear tha Keir Starmer is a fake, an imposter. An Establishment “sleeper” now Leader of the Labour Party. He needs to be got rid of as a matter of urgency. This is about the UK’s survival. He does not come from good intent. He will damage us through his stupidity and his desire to please his masters.

  3. Stephen Brophy

    believe it or not, animal agriculture is the biggest driver of climate change! watch “cowspiracy” on youtube! an award winning documentary on climate change and then watch “what the health” made by the same film maker.

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