In a BBC story running today, former Top Gear host, Jeremy Clarkson, finally admitted things were awry with the climate during a recent visit to Vietnam.
“Climate change was very definitely rammed down our throats in Cambodia,” Clarkson says of filming this special, which sees the rivers considerably shallower than they should be.
“You can say that the Chinese have dammed the rivers and caused the problem, but it also wasn’t raining, and it should’ve been bucketing down all the time. And all the fishermen say ‘the climate is changing’. So you can’t sit there and say, ‘there’s no such thing as climate change’.
Yay, I guess. The BBC is a bit more charitable about his “change of heart”, than me. But, Clarkson, being Clarkson, must ever be a boorish ass.
“Now, if I wanted to, I could run around the world on carbon fibre yachts, shouting and yelling and wailing,” he adds – a clear reference to the actions of the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
“Or, you can just acknowledge it, and then behind the scenes start working on how we address this problem. But we don’t offer any solutions, we’re not scientists, only scientists can come up with solutions. Politicians can’t. Weird Swedes can’t. Only scientists can.
Always nice to see sneering and insulting condescension by a grown man leveled at a teenage girl who had the audacity to be right. For the record, the “weird Swede’s” message has been constant: “Listen to the scientists!”
While we are happy to see Clarkson admit his error, we think he should leave any further commentary to expert teenage Swedish girls, and stick to what he is best at, being a first class lout, and beating his underlings when they displease him.