The IPPR has released a report insisting that actually, you know, the peeps are dully onboard with this idea of lots and lots of detailed and planned action on climate change. They have found this out by lying to people:
The IPPR Environmental Justice Commission, which publishes its final blueprint for a fair transition today, has seen this first-hand from hundreds of hours of conversations with citizens across the UK. Over the past 18 months, we have convened “citizens’ juries”, where people from different areas are randomly invited to take part in a series of events, to hear from experts and discuss and propose their own ideas.
The problem here is in that word “experts”. Who selects the experts, what do they say? How many of those “experts” said that a carbon tax was the solution? As the Stern Review did? As William Nordhaus gained the Nobel for? As 93% of surveyed economists insisted was the solution?
How much browbeating went on to persuade those juries of the predetermined and desired answers?
Well, OK, now consider a bit. This is the commission:
THE IPPR ENVIRONMENTAL
Green party MP for Brighton Pavilion
Labour MP for Leeds Central and former
Environment Secretary (Co-chair)
Former Conservative party MP and Chair of the BEIS/
Ofgem Energy System Data Taskforce (Co-chair)
Chairman, Policy and Resources
Committee, City of London Corporation
Regional Secretary of the Northern TUC and
Paul Booth CBE
Chair of Tees Valley Local Enterprise
Member of 2050 Climate Group and member of
the Scottish Just Transition Commission
Chief Advisor, Economics and
Economic Development at WWF-UK
Political writer, researcher, and
former Director of IPPR
Campaigner and climate activist
Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford
University’s Environmental Change Institute
Deputy General Secretary,
Trade Union Congress
Global Future Ready programme leader at WSP,
Director of Aldersgate Group
Chief Responsible Investment Officer,
Associate Fellow at Chatham House, founder
Track 0 and Extinction Rebellion activist
Student climate striker and activist
Professorial Fellow and Head of Engagement
and Impact at SPERI
Dr Emily Shuckburgh
Director of Cambridge Zero, University
How many of those would even recognise a price and market solution, let alone recommend one? And how many of the people they called to talk to these juries did?
That is, how much lyin’ to the people was going on?
Pity Mavis Staples is no longer with us.
The smilin’ faces have changed but not much else…….