Thursday, July 29, 2021

The futility of it


Allegra Stratton, Boris Johnson’s former press secretary, who is now his spokesperson for the Cop26 climate summit,  told the Independent newspaper, responding to a question about what people should do if they believed government actions on the climate emergency were too unambitious.

“When people say to me, ‘what can they do?’, they can do many things, they can join Greenpeace, they can join the Green party, they can join the Tory party. So there’s lots of ways they can get involved in politics, but for those people who wouldn’t, how do you start to change your life in manageable, achievable, feasible, small ways?”

In the Telegraph she outlined possible “micro steps” people could take to reduce their personal environmental impact.Ideas included not rinsing plates before putting them in a dishwasher, buying shower gel as a cardboard-wrapped bar, and freezing rather than throwing out half-used loaves of bread. She said she was ‘“not pretending these steps will stop climate change” on their own, but that they could contribute.

PM’s spokesperson for Cop26 suggests joining Greens to solve climate crisis | Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021 | The Guardian

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