The National Trust Wants You To Emit Greenhouse Gases

Attack of the Killer Orange Groves? The Day of The Palm Triffids? London’s California Horror?

Apart from being scientifically flawed in the extreme (with an ocean next door, one should compare Britain to Portugal, not Sicily or Greece), the latest attempt by the National Trust to “highlight how gardens will look if global warming brings Mediterranean weather to Britain in the next few decades” might turn into a PR disaster.

People are spending thousands of pounds every year to get from Britain to somewhere sunny, and the thought of having it all at home might as well entice a good increase in GHG emissions…

National Trust: Britain today
National Trust: Heavenly (?) Britain today
National Trust: Britain today
National Trust: Hellish (??) Britain +2C
National Trust: Britain today
National Trust: Hellish (????) Britain +4C

Notably, Monbiot himself made a similar point a few weeks ago