Thursday, January 11, 2007

A Holiday Paradise

Skegness will become the new Antibes at the heart of a North Sea Riviera as unbearably hot summers drive tourists away from Mediterranean resorts, the European Commission forecast yesterday while announcing new targets to combat greenhouse gases.

Nobody mentioned Thanet however. Time for the council to act in defense of the Ramsgate Riviera!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't give Eastcliff Richard further encouragement to bang on about the so called superior south side of the Isle!

Chris Wells said...

Trouble is, whilst this may be seen as relatively good news for Skegness, without serious steps being taken, by which I mean serious lifestyle steps of the sort governments hide from, this is really bad news for all of us. Many in Kent claim climate change will boost the local economy as the sort of conditions listed here for Skegness come to the south east first, which they will. However, whatever your comfort zone for such temperatures is we cannot stop this process when it gets advantageous to us, it will grind on and exceed our confort zones across the board. If the Mediterranean becomes uncomfortable, what will Africa be like? How much population displacement will and must take place?

The irony of different government departments pursuing their different agenda is as we pile more and more housing into the south east, within 60 to 100 years people will wish to bbe heading northj again as temperatures and living conditions deteriorate here.

I am aware some will still dismiss this as a modern day Malthusian prophecy; at the other end of the scale some will shrug and say so nothing can be done, and its not in my lifetime anyway. In terms of impact and devastation potential this is the greatest challenge our world will face in the next 100 years. How much of your lifestyle are you willing to change to make sure your children and grandchildren have a reasonable life themselves?

Chris Wells said...

Trouble is, whilst this may be seen as relatively good news for Skegness, without serious steps being taken, by which I mean serious lifestyle steps of the sort governments hide from, this is really bad news for all of us. Many in Kent claim climate change will boost the local economy as the sort of conditions listed here for Skegness come to the south east first, which they will. However, whatever your comfort zone for such temperatures is we cannot stop this process when it gets advantageous to us, it will grind on and exceed our confort zones across the board. If the Mediterranean becomes uncomfortable, what will Africa be like? How much population displacement will and must take place?

The irony of different government departments pursuing their different agenda is as we pile more and more housing into the south east, within 60 to 100 years people will wish to bbe heading northj again as temperatures and living conditions deteriorate here.

I am aware some will still dismiss this as a modern day Malthusian prophecy; at the other end of the scale some will shrug and say so nothing can be done, and its not in my lifetime anyway. In terms of impact and devastation potential this is the greatest challenge our world will face in the next 100 years. How much of your lifestyle are you willing to change to make sure your children and grandchildren have a reasonable life themselves?

Chris Wells said...

Trouble is, whilst this may be seen as relatively good news for Skegness, without serious steps being taken, by which I mean serious lifestyle steps of the sort governments hide from, this is really bad news for all of us. Many in Kent claim climate change will boost the local economy as the sort of conditions listed here for Skegness come to the south east first, which they will. However, whatever your comfort zone for such temperatures is we cannot stop this process when it gets advantageous to us, it will grind on and exceed our confort zones across the board. If the Mediterranean becomes uncomfortable, what will Africa be like? How much population displacement will and must take place?

The irony of different government departments pursuing their different agenda is as we pile more and more housing into the south east, within 60 to 100 years people will wish to bbe heading northj again as temperatures and living conditions deteriorate here.

I am aware some will still dismiss this as a modern day Malthusian prophecy; at the other end of the scale some will shrug and say so nothing can be done, and its not in my lifetime anyway. In terms of impact and devastation potential this is the greatest challenge our world will face in the next 100 years. How much of your lifestyle are you willing to change to make sure your children and grandchildren have a reasonable life themselves?

Eastcliff Richard said...

As far as I'm concerned, Ramsgate is already the new Monte Carlo! Here on the superior side of the world, though, it hasn't rained in some places for five years, and today's headlines are full of the Conservative government's plans to put a tax people's water butts. There's an idea for Sandy!

Oh well, must go, my audience in Melbourne awaits! Be seing you!

DrMoores said...

With luck the Aussies will appreciate your talent!

Eastcliff Richard said...

I thought you said I didn't have any!

DrMoores said...

Irony is lost on some!

Eastcliff Richard said...

Yikes! Yet another redeeming feature I've clearly missed out on!