Charles Moore: The Tories should not have signed up to Corbyn’s alarmist climate ’emergency’. Climate change is indeed a serious matter, but not an emergency. Its dangers can be mitigated. If you think that, and that steady economic growth is not to be thrown away on undatable speculation about catastrophe, or out of crazy guilt about climate “genocide”, no mainstream party speaks for you at this election. Just now, politicians think there are lots of votes in green panic. They will learn too late that they are exaggerating. Mr Corbyn’s XR apocalypse is even more of a phantasm than Mr Foot’s fear of nuclear holocaust which had him so roundly beaten in 1983. Yet no one in power dare say so.
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