Greenie killjoys frown on iPods

… because they cause “climate change” of course. The greenies will be in their element this year, especially with Copenhagen fast approaching, scolding us about how we should restrict our use of 21st century technology, the products of a highly developed economy, and all go back to living in the Dark Ages, in order to “tackle climate change”.

Demand for power-thirsty gadgets like mobile phones, iPods and big-screen TVs is undoing efficiency gains elsewhere, the International Energy Agency said today.

The agency urged developed governments to keep pace with the invention of new consumer devices when crafting efficiency standards and implored people to make thriftier choices.

Rising home energy use underlines how dramatic action on climate change would require action by individuals as well as governments. The report underlined the difficulty of cutting greenhouse gases as people’s lifestyles became increasingly affluent.

“Thriftier choices” and barely concealed envy at “affluent lifestyles” – that sums up the enviro-headbangers attitude, pursuing pointless emissions reductions in order to stifle developed “capitalist” economies. Watermelon politics – green on the outside, red on the inside.

Read it here.

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