Trendoids Begin to Move on From Enviromoonbattery

Enviromoonbats have exactly one thing going for them. Their antihuman ideology is very trendy, which guarantees the support of our shallow media, entertainment, and political establishments. Fortunately, fashion is a flower that doesn’t bloom for very long. Alice Thompson reports that being green isn’t cool anymore:

Julie Burchill can’t stand them. According to her new book, Not in my Name: A Compendium of Modern Hypocrisy, she thinks all environmentalists are po-faced, unsexy, public school alumni who drivel on about the end of the world because they don’t want the working classes to have any fun, go on foreign holidays or buy cheap clothes.

Michael O’Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair, agrees. In an interview with Rachel Sylvester and me, he told us that the “nutbag ecologists” are the overindulged rich who have nothing better to do with their lives than talk about hot air and beans.

You can fool some of the people some of the time, but…

People have become wary of environmental causes that can turn out to do more harm than good. They don’t want wind turbines marching across Britain’s moors when nuclear power stations can do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They worry that washing and bleaching all those non-disposable nappies may be damaging the ozone layer, that the massive incentives for biofuels have distorted the world food market, and that green taxes are actually stealth taxes.

It isn’t just that the green movement is as phony as Obama’s face on a $3 bill, from the Goracle on down. Environmentalism is a frivolous indulgence that people can’t afford in lean economic times:

According to Andrew Cooper, director of the research company, Populus: “There is a direct correlation between how people perceive the economy and the importance they place on the environment. When times are tough people resent paying more to salve their conscience.”

They might even come to question whether they have anything to feel guilty about in the first place. Next they’ll be questioning the power-mad bureaucrats and greedy profiteers who demand they feel guilty when they’ve done nothing wrong.

Then will come the backlash. Dupes who fell for the global warming hoax are going to be in for more ridicule than white leisure suits after disco crashed.

On a tip from mega. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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