Imagine driving up to your £2m ($3 million) Cotswolds house and finding six bags of horse manure dumped on your driveway and front lawn? How would you react? Well, Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson was fairly amused by the actions of seven members of Climate Rush who dumped manure on his property and raised a banner outside his house reading: “This is what you’re landing us in.”
The environmentalist group said that they targeted Clarkson because he promotes polluting cars that will ultimately lead to global warming.
One of the members, Tamsin Omond, granddaughter of the founder of Climate Rush, said that she was a fan of Clarkson and Top Gear, but thinks Clarkson’s attitude towards climate change is encouraging the world to drive cars that emit high amounts of emissions.
“I love Jeremy. I love fast cars. I love progress,” she said. “But I learnt some things and those things terrify me. I learnt that climate change will make my future unrecognisable. I know that I”ll not have the same choices that Jeremy has now. If we keep on loving the fossil-fuelled lifestyle then by the time I hit 49 the world will be too busy coping with the impact of climate change to bother about how big an engine is possible.”
Clarkson’s response to all this?
“”It’s nice of them to buy me something for my roses,” Clarkson said. “I must buy them a patio heater.”
– By: Omar Rana