The peasants are out of control

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Here we see the height of hypocrisy, as the self-appointed 'elites' fly around in their private jets, and take vacations on their private diesel powered yachts, and have multiple residences in multiple countries; some even have multiple in the same country, and they say we the peasants are the ones who are wasteful:

 

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The IEA 10-point plan to drive “changes in the behaviour of consumers” and reduce gas demand at the pump includes:


1. Reduce speed limits on highways by at least 10km/h


Many countries already use temporary speed limit reductions on highways, mostly to reduce congestion and/or air pollution and to improve road safety.


2. Work from home up to 3 days a week where possible


Around one-third of the jobs in advanced economies can be done from home, opening up the possibility of reducing oil demand while maintaining productivity.


3. Car-free Sundays in cities


Car-free Sundays were introduced in countries such as Switzerland, the Netherlands and West Germany during the 1973 oil crisis. Cities in other countries have used them more recently to promote public health.


4. Reduce public transport prices and incentivize walking and cycling


Investment in public transport and infrastructure to support walking and cycling has been boosted by sustainable economic recovery packages introduced in response to the COVID-19 crisis.


5. Alternate private car access to roads in large cities


Restricting private cars’ use of roads in large cities on alternate weekdays is a measure with a long track record of successful implementation around the world.


Drivers in Ireland have already been warned they will be forced off the roads.


The population packed into “higher density” cities under a climate plan which will “revolutionise” people’s lifestyle and behaviours.


In order to avert a “climate apocalypse”, the government plans to force people “out of private cars because they are the biggest offenders for emissions” with proposals that include banning fossil fuel vehicles from towns and cities nationwide to intentionally cripple ordinary motorists, local media reports.

Some of these are silly, but I do agree with the remote work point. I've always been a big supporter of remote work when possible (obviously it's not with some professions/jobs) and I grew up with a punk rock anti-corporate America/wage slavery/cubical life mindset. Morning commute traffic is a disgusting waste of life and unhealthy for humans and the planet.

the government plans to force people “out of private cars because they are the biggest offenders for emissions”

Yeah, F this! I'm all about saving the planet, but there's no need to attack car enthusiasts while ignoring much bigger issues like overpopulation, factory farming, and deforestation. We (passionate auto enthusiasts) make up a very small demographic and our hobby is pretty healthy in general (assuming you're not full-throttle racing around town with oil leaks, open headers, and farting packing peanuts out the window).

Since a large portion of our population sees cars just as a way to get from point A to point B, I could see some cities benefiting from some sort of EV car share program. But don't even talk about "banning fossil fuel vehicles from towns and cities" without first taking action against bigger issues. For a lot of us, cars are our freedom and a healthy passion. Don't dare take that away from us!
 

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If you want to find out what the WEF actually said or the details of the IEA 10 point plan to cut oil usage a quick google will turn up the source information on the relevant WEF and IEA websites.

Spoiler, neither include any of the inflammatory statements in the linked story.
 

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Here we see the height of hypocrisy, as the self-appointed 'elites' fly around in their private jets, and take vacations on their private diesel powered yachts, and have multiple residences in multiple countries; some even have multiple in the same country, and they say we the peasants are the ones who are wasteful:

Klaus Scwabbbbbbbb is an absolute c0ck
 

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Here we see the height of hypocrisy, as the self-appointed 'elites' fly around in their private jets, and take vacations on their private diesel powered yachts, and have multiple residences in multiple countries; some even have multiple in the same country, and they say we the peasants are the ones who are wasteful:

Hey, wait a minute.
I thought the issue de jour was cow farts.
But this too will pass....

Remember Volkswagen's fahrvergnugen?

(Driving pleasure)
 

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