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April 10, 2014

Wow

Wow.

If this is a joke, it's not evident from the written transcript:

Lord Lawson of Blaby (Con): My Lords, is it not clear that my noble friend the Minister is completely mistaken in saying that it is not a question of mitigation or adaptation but both? There are competing claims on resources, and we have to decide which is our priority. Is it to decide single-handedly to decarbonise the world and thus, to no useful purpose, push up British energy prices, make fuel more expensive for British homes and litter the countryside with wind farms and solar panels? Is it not better instead to devote our resources to increasing our resilience to extreme weather events, whether or not the frequency of such events is marginally increased by global warming?

Baroness Verma:
As always, I am extremely grateful to my noble friend for his intervention. However, I am also grateful to him for allowing me to say that the UK has among the cheapest energy prices in Europe. I think my noble friends will agree that this is about measures that address the issues of today, but which also look forward to ensuring that we have a much better future.

Viscount Simon (Lab):
My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Judd, mentioned food in his initial supplementary question. In a programme some months ago on the BBC, it was stated that this country has the largest production and consumption of baked beans in the world. Can the noble Baroness say whether this affects the calculation of global warming by the Government as a result of the smelly emission resulting therefrom?

Baroness Verma:
The noble Viscount’s question is so different. He raises a very important point, which is that we need to moderate our behaviour.

I suppose that Viscount Simon might have been making a joke-- but he's Labor (the left). And the BBC doesn't indicate that he was joking.

Now, actually, yeah, those smelly emissions are methane and methane is in fact a greenhouse gas.

In fact, one of the major sources of greenhouse gases are cows' smelly emissions.

But this idea that we have to "moderate" our farting to save the planet...


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