BAN the bomb marches?
Where did the supporters of ban the bomb go? Forty years ago it was all the rage to insist Britain disarmed herself of nuclear weapons or the entire world's population would annihilate itself.
Forty years later we know better. We know the threat of mutual annihilation kept Russia, the US and China from using the bomb during the Cold War.
Did ban-the-bombers find something more fashionable to protest about? Good job we never disarmed just on the fashionable whim of protesters.
Whatever happened to irradiated food protesters? Is food still being irradiated? Or has it stopped?
Did the protesters move on to GM crops or climate change? There have been minority groups who agitate for the compliance of the majority over some issue or another. If there was any real substance in their arguments these minorities would have formed political parties and now be running the country. Fortunately the public are not so gullible.
Almost 20 years ago environmentalists predicted the world's temperature would rise by 8°C in 100 years.
By the year 2000 and with only 90 years to go world temperature had not risen more than an acceptable fraction of one degree.
Somehow around the turn of this century the prediction was modified to 'by the end of the century'. Thus giving the prediction a bit longer to be proved right. Even so, with only 93 years to go world temperature still refuses to budge.
Yet the temperature of the world is the centre-point of all predictions about global warming. Without a significant increase in world temperature the greenhouse effect does not change.
But it is the very idea of 'man-made' global warming that is the reason for trying to get the public to feel guilty about our modern way of living. It is this very idea of man-made global warming that causes the minority 'worries' to force more extreme and unacceptable recycling and energy efficiency measure upon an increasingly sceptical majority.
Yet re-using materials (salvaging), and using as little expensive energy as possible (cutting of running costs), have always been goals of the public - long before environmentalism was invented.
So who's kidding who?