Tory Peer Drives Eco-Loons Apoplectic

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Tory Peer Matt Ridley has defended the use of Fossil Fuels in the Wall Street Journal, driving climate change hippies into fits of self-righteous anger. The paragraph the eco-loons hate the most points out that a million people still don’t have access to electricity. Meanwhile pollution from wood fires kills four million people a year. Ridley has some harsh words for those who would prevent the third world gaining access to fossil fuels:

“The next time that somebody at a rally against fossil fuels lectures you about her concern for the fate of her grandchildren, show her a picture of an African child dying today from inhaling the dense muck of a smoky fire.”

Yet:

So, Africans achieving the same standard of living as the West is a contentious issue? Who knew…

 




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