Yeah... it's not a new thing but it's very effective. Must be extremely dispiriting for the rank and file who are presumably dedicated to the cause when they have a boss brought in above them who doesn't even believe in climate change or whatever. It's truly Orwellian...It's quite interesting that thing the right do where they don't try to abolish the ministry for feminism or whatever they just put an anti feminist in charge of it. Or make an oil tycoon the minister for the environment. Or whatever.
"the Ministry of Truth, which dealt with lies, the Ministry of Peace which dealt with war, and the Ministry of the Environment which dealt with fracking the shit out of Kent and digging up the arctic to find oil".