Sky’s Adam Boulton goes full gammon and loses it with a young climate protester

Robin Boardman and Adam Boulton
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Sky News is in hot water again. On 17 April, presenter Adam Boulton went full gammon and lost it with climate protester Robin Boardman. Boulton told Boardman:

You’re a load of incompetent, middle-class, self-indulgent people who want to tell us how to live our lives, that’s what you are, isn’t it?

 

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“Middle class” is quite the accusation from Boulton, who was educated at Westminster School – one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. And the personal attacks did not stop there. The presenter also referred to the demonstrator as “a right-wing fascist”.

The interview comes just a day after another Sky presenter, Jayne Secker, smeared a tenant facing eviction as “incompetent”. And Secker, a landlord herself, also faced widespread condemnation.

“Millions of people are going to die”

Earlier in the show, the protester explained:

Thousands of people are out on the streets to tell the truth, that we are in a climate and ecological emergency. And that millions of people are going to die.

In October 2018, the UN warned we have 12 years to reduce the oncoming climate catastrophe. And this may downplay the problem because if we hit climate tipping points, that could set off an unstoppable chain reaction.

On Sky, Boardman continued:

We don’t want to disrupt Londoners’ lives. But when there is an emergency, when there is a fire in a theatre someone has to disrupt that theatre and tell the people that there is an emergency.

Whatever you think of Extinction Rebellion, this campaigner is right. Sitting governments are sleeping at the wheel, leading us towards climate catastrophe. And Boulton seems quite happy to continue riding the merry-go-round towards oblivion.

In the UK, the current manifesto of the main opposition party – Labour – pledges to roll out local, publicly funded renewable energy firms across the country to rapidly decarbonise the economy. It’s a matter of urgency that we support this, as well as the type of direct action young people like the school strikers, are taking.

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    1. Watched it live, patronising bastard doesn’t do it justice. Can’t help thinking that Boulton has done the Extinction movement more good than harm.

    2. Are millions going to die because of Carbon Dioxide which constitutes 0.04% of earth’s atmosphere?
      …. i.e the transparent, vegetation-vivifying gas CO2 is but one part in 2, 500 !
      Can anyone summon an ounce of common sense when listening to this “carbon footprint” bullsh*t?
      We are defining CO2 as ‘toxic’. Madness. Climate Scientists do not factor in variations in the behaviour of the sun’s surface into climate models.
      UTTER madness!

      This is a globalist political agenda posing as a scientific/environmental one. When you want to impose global governance including a global tax collection centre, you need a “global problem” as an instrument on which to base your activities.
      … and what could be more global than climate?
      Enough of this plutocratic bull. International finance is in the process of trying to establish a centralised monopoly of power over all the earths people and resources. To accept this is to accept a forthcoming Soviet-style tyranny in which ordinary people and common sense will have one option. Submit and obey.

      1. >> – Are millions going to die because of Carbon Dioxide which constitutes 0.04% of earth’s atmosphere?

        A – No of course not, not if the levels stay at 0.04% of Earth’s atmosphere or lower. If they go higher, i.e. past the tipping point, then no, millions won’t die either …. trillions and trillions will.

        >> – …. i.e the transparent, vegetation-vivifying gas CO2 is but one part in 2, 500 !

        A – Some of the bacteria in our bodies make up only a very tiny fraction of our ‘whole’, and are essential for life, but it only takes a small increase in their numbers to seriously impede or end life. Just because something constitutes only a small, maybe even seemingly insignificant part of something else, it does not mean it is not dangerous or lethal.

        >> – We are defining CO2 as ‘toxic’.

        A – I’m not, many others aren’t, it doesn’t constitute ‘We’ just because you think it is so.

        >> – Climate Scientists do not factor in variations in the behaviour of the sun’s surface into climate models.

        A – Really? What, all of them? Please say it ain’t so……also could you please submit/link to your detailed models and research, which DO include the Sun’s surface data into your climate models, I think that would be a very interesting comparator.

        >> – This is a globalist political agenda posing as a scientific/environmental one. When you want to impose global governance including a global tax collection centre, you need a “global problem” as an instrument on which to base your activities.

        A – Planet Earth has lost huge amounts of life to our activities already (and everyone is complicit, either willingly or unwittingly), the pace has not slowed, but is in fact increasing. We are already in the Sixth Global Extinction, and hundreds, thousands, and Millions have already died with the only goals achieved being the serving of human greed and lust.

        Against that backdrop, you claim that Climate Change is ““carbon footprint” bullsh*t”, then that CO2 can’t possibly harm because it is a “transparent, vegetation-vivifying gas” in very low quantities.

        I can agree with you about CO2/Us being exploited in a Machiavellian manner, and yes to generate more money destined for private coffers, but the science is not hokey, it is spot on right.

        What I think you are getting confused about is the simple fact that humans can indeed exploit something as real and dangerous as extinction, and climate change, for personal, short-term gain, and have done so frequently throughout history. Consider Mitsubishi Corp, and its deliberate campaign to make Bluefin Tuna extinct, why?, because it drives the price of their stocks of frozen Bluefin Tuna up astronomically. Profit, not the prevention of the extinction of an endangered species comes first, period (source of information = Sea Shepherd Conservation Society).

        No-one had to invent anything with regard to Climate change except those who have vested interests in Oil-Power (which includes the Military Industrial Complex, Big Pharma, Big Media, The Banks, Big Food/Agriculture, Politicians and so many more supporters and derivatives). Not surprisingly their ‘experts’ are the ones making the case against man-induced climate-change, and they are actually very much in the minority when it comes to Global scientific consensus.

        Less than 1% of the World’s scientists say climate change is fake, 60+% of the World’s public don’t believe the +99% of scientists who say it is real (according to polls carried out for and on behalf of the United Nations). What this reveals is an astonishing disconnect with reality, caused by the disgusting betrayal by our respective Main Stream Media outlets, who view News as entertainment, truth and science as something to be manipulated for political gain.

        So whilst there is indeed a Global conspiracy regarding Carbon Tax, there is also Human induced Climate Change, and that is because we are raising CO2 levels through our various CO2 making activities, but CO2 is only part of the problem globally. When it comes to heat, you need to understand why it is called ‘an engineer’s nightmare’. It is very hard indeed to negate heat, even thinking generates heat, not just cars. Anecdotally It could be said that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction …+ heat.

        Here on Planet Earth, and almost certainly throughout the Universe, trapped heat builds up very quickly indeed. Heat speeds things up, which then creates more heat, which speeds things up even more, which creates more heat, which …… well I’m sure you get the picture. The only place on Earth for heat to go (in order to cool things down a bit) is space.

        Space may be very cold, but it turns out it isn’t the best conductor for heat (ask any competent spacecraft/aircraft/rocket engineer), but it’s all we’ve got and it does help to prevent too much heat build up here … unless of course you put something in the way that reflects or traps the heat, like say water vapour, methane, CO2 and others.

        Methane is approximately 20 times more potent as a greenhouse gas, but has a short life and combines with oxygen to produce CO2. CO2 however is less potent short-term, but due to its properties lasts a great deal longer, and hence is more dangerous to life at higher levels over time.

        It may seem to you that a measly 1, 1.5, or 2 degrees Celsius rise globally is a piddling amount to worry about, I mean its so tiny (Interesting side-note – Bees can tolerate 1 degree Celsius more heat than wasps, something they use when defending their colonies) but it has profound effects, just as a tiny increase in CO2 does.

        The only people to benefit from global warming are the Oil and Gas Industries (with their huge global business partners waiting eagerly in the wings to use/exploit it), who by warming the Earth can expose more territory where oil may be found and fought over. They would argue that we too benefit greatly from their exploits, but that too is only a short term gain (or lie), with devastating future consequences.

        >> – … and what could be more global than climate?

        A – Earth itself perhaps?

        >> – Enough of this plutocratic bull. International finance is in the process of trying to establish a centralised monopoly of power over all the earths people and resources. To accept this is to accept a forthcoming Soviet-style tyranny in which ordinary people and common sense will have one option. Submit and obey.

        A – Indeed! However, International Finance isn’t in the process of ‘trying’, it has already very much succeeded, The New World Order is already here, they are just in the process of dotting the ‘I’s and ‘T’s. To accept it is to give up on love, goodness, truth, humanity, freedom of speech and thought, genuine friendship, and so much more that is vital to not just the survival of life, but the enjoyment of life.

        Why do you feel the need to bring Soviet-era politics into this when the USSR no longer exists? Is this yet another poor attempt to try and make Russia out to be somehow responsible for all of the World’s ills? Certainly seems like it to me. I’d like to see what type of reasoning lies behind that statement … forthcoming Soviet-style tyranny? Wow! Those pesky Soviets must have developed time-travel!! … I wonder how modern, life-affirming Russians will feel about that eh!? .. and more to the point … are you a prophet?, or perhaps you have received news from beyond the grave from Stalin?

        I think it would be better worded if you used the actual nations who are forcing the World to do exactly as you say, you know, the one with over 800 military bases around the World (just like…..er….no one else at all in fact) and the one (who definitely appreciates being called ‘The One’) who goes around the World insisting it has a divine right to instigate its own corrupt form of Democracy (read unfettered Capitalism) on everyone else, and just in case you are somehow still seeing a picture of Stalin and Soviet-era politics in your mind, be very clear that the only ‘one’ that fits this description is America + its indentured servants (UK, Australia, France etc.,).

        One last point. Even if it turns out to be the biggest hoax (it isn’t as there is one far larger going on under our noses right now) it is actually a useful, and much needed kick in the pants for humanity. We need to stop putting ourselves ahead of this Planet, and the life on it. This could potentially be seen by future generations as the Hoax that woke us up (only if it actually turns out to be a hoax of course). Regardless of whether you believe in man-made climate change or not, we need to respect Earth NOW, not when it might be too late. When it is too late, it’s too damned late.

        >> – Submit and obey.

        A – We already do, if we didn’t, this problem wouldn’t exist and neither of us would be here expressing ourselves in this way. Part of overcoming the problem is by recognising the territory we are in, and who the players are. The other part is sorting the Truth from the Lie, then promoting the Truth, whilst consigning the Lie to history.

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