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Way to go Greta

Discussion in 'off topic' started by ff1d1l, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

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  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Needs more Kool Aid, obvs.
     
  3. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    without the electric and acid bits...that red button is too close for those.
     
  4. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

    Taking China as an example, the "white folks" of the world are getting most of their stuff made in China and up until recently plenty of "white folks" were sending their plastics to China for recylcling .. so a significant proportion of the CO2 emissions and plastic pollution coming out of China is not just China's problem.

    Also worth adding that China's "Three-North Shelter Forest Program", which started in 1978, has planted 66 billion new trees (so far).
     
  5. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Good point.
     
  6. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    He appeared to me to be suppressing a giggle at one point as the shaking and mumbly chanting increased in intensity or that he was letting out a silent fart.
    Meanwhile Uday Trump is showing off his ‘Christian’ credentials with the Crusader helmet design on his gun.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Agree. It's not a simplex cause and effect problem, especially with WW chasing for the lowest cost production and manufacturing. Brings me back to thinking about the (above) top 10 global corp initial producers of the polluting plastics - Coca Cola, PepsiCo etc. Ascribing simple Right Wing diatribe to these I feel is underestimating their global reach and ability to work with (operate ABOVE imho) and also manipulate the political and economic systems of most persuasions across most geographies.

    My point was and remains that making this thing a race or L/R issue is just not going to help. It's hardly helping elsewhere at present. Unless divsion is seen as useful vehicle to us all cleaning up our collective Species Act.

    Was just listening to Porcupine Tree's 'Fear of a blank planet' LP last night.
     
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  8. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    2050 is the new 2100. (Soon to be 2030) -

    https://www.independent.co.uk/envir...end-human-civilisation-research-a8943531.html

    World Bank concerned over global growth slowing again. Blames everything but a world on hold for a new iPhone or Streaming series -

    https://www.axios.com/world-bank-cuts-growth-forecast-d552ce67-b547-4350-80c4-0fec759510ad.html

    Pesky existential projections. Not written by anyone worth cancelling, probably not of interest -

    https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/148cb0_a1406e0143ac4c469196d3003bc1e687.pdf
     
  9. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Gaycha,

    This is a good example of what I was talking about the other day — Righty Aussie PM Scott Morrison wants to outlaw climate boycotts because they hurt the economy.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...imate-boycotts-arguing-they-threaten-economy/

    Given how much Australian infrastructure has been burned to the ground, you'd think he might be somewhat more receptive to factoring in the costs of environmental disasters to the economy.

    Joe
     
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  10. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    ....isn't it preferable to divert rather than hurt the economies of the worl

    Understood and reprehensible. For me its better to divert rather than actively hurt the economies of the world.

    However to contrast. The Aus PMs poor stance and records, the ALP seems very close to the Govt, almost to point of mirroring them in their last election pledges on climate:
    https://www.carbonbrief.org/australian-election-2019-what-manifestos-say-energy-climate-change

    Not impressive stuff.
     
  11. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

    Yes, I would agree with all of that
     
  12. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

    we really would assume that.. I find the Australian right wing position baffling.

    I’ve come to the conclusion that Scotty from marketing and his team are fully aware of the validity of AGW theory, but they recognise that Australia’s economy is pretty screwed if it constrains its coal mining industry, so they’ve decided to pretend they don’t accept AGW.

    (Hi btw Joe, I hope you’re well!)
     
  13. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    Australian wildlife finding new habitat

    IncompleteVigorousHerculesbeetle-mobile.mp4

    A cartoon with roos holding signs "Will jump for food" isn't likely far off since there's no telling what they're going to eat in suburbia. Or maybe the other way around and roo-kabobs become popular.
     
  14. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

  15. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    To be fair, judging interest in wildlife deaths due to the AUS fires by social media isn't a good metric given it's difficult to make this story about the self. I mean, what sort of look is it to post how your vet had to put Fluffy down in a thread concerning a billion critters being slow roasted? Well ... maybe just one pic of Fluffy.
     
  16. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    TYT story on this:



    trump junior is a horrible person and seemingly hanging out with other terrible people, but i don't think modern "identity" presentations of the crusades are in the best interest of society and information. i imagine all you "lesser of two evils" people agree christian imperialism is slightly better than the ottoman empire.
     
  17. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    No, I’m of the immoral equivalence school of thought.
     
  18. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Why ? Where ? For who ?
     
  19. tuga

    tuga European

    Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
    Thunberg, 17, has encouraged students to skip school to join protests demanding faster action on climate change, a movement that has spread beyond Sweden.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1128751
     
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  20. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Cool. She absolutely deserves it.

    PS I hoofed an idiot post and its poster off the thread.
     
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