Being able to target a specific neighbourhood with instructions to 'cease driving until further notice', or to stay indoors until the 'danger' has past is just too tempting for those local councils obsessed with WHO pollution targets.
When the UK Government announced it was to launch an Emergency Alert System many questioned why such a system was suddenly needed. According to the Government press release, the official reason given was to "warn you if there’s a danger to life nearby" such as severe flooding, fires, and extreme weather.
The system which becomes operational on Sunday, is said to allow authorities to send urgent messages reportedly to warn the public of what they describe as "life-threatening situations like flooding or wildfires." According to a statement by officials, the alert system will focus on the most serious environmental events, with the ability to get a message to 90% of mobile users within the relevant area. Terror, and pandemic alerts will reportedly be added to the list of potential events that would trigger a notification once live. The messages will include details of the area impacted and instructions about how to respond.
Cabinet minister Oliver Dowden told the BBC the warnings are sent in a "very targeted way" and other than the test, hopes "people will never hear the alert again, or, at least for a couple of months".
However, it has emerged that local councils across England are eyeing-up the system to use for their own agendas including demanding lockdowns in certain areas due to pollution levels.
According to sources in Whitehall, the system will not be run centrally, but each local authority will have control of the system in their area. Councils who have been restricting people's freedoms based on the lie of life-threatening pollution (Sadiq Khan for one) are said to want to use the alert system as part of the 15 minute city agenda.
A demand to stop using your car because of high pollution levels in a given neighbourhood would then have 'compliance monitoring' via the network of smart cameras that have been installed.
Being able to target a specific neighbourhood with instructions to 'cease driving until further notice', or to stay indoors until the 'danger' has past is just too tempting for those local councils obsessed with pollution and climate change.
Pollution is rapidly becoming the new global warming. The WHO have reclassified what they say are acceptable pollution levels giving local councils the perfect excuse to implement draconian rules to meet them.
There has been a concerted effort by several councils to reframe pollution levels as 'life threatening.', Sadiq Khan claims that several thousand people in London die every year due to pollution levels, this is a total fantasy, but khan doesn't let a little thing like truth get in his way. He'll be buzzing your phone with tall stories about pollution levels the minute he gets hold of the Emergency Alert System according to his critics.