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View EverybodyDannsNow's Profile EverybodyDannsNow Flag SE19 02 Nov 21 3.59pm Send a Private Message to EverybodyDannsNow Add EverybodyDannsNow as a friend

Originally posted by stayloa

Completely. Regardless of ones political views, it staggers me that anyone can still be burying their head in the sand over climate change and the horrendous impact it is having.

Will me not getting on a plane every year make a difference? No. Will everyone doing that make a difference? Yes. Do goverenment's and big industry need to do a hell of a lot more too though? Yes again.

We're on the brink of disaster though and our children coudl have a miserable existence if nothing is done!

It's just easier to pretend it's not your problem - that started with outright denial it existed, then became a 'well what about China?' and has now shifted to pointing out the hypocrisy of someone catching a flight or driving a car - eventually they'll run out of places to hide.

Comforting lies are preferable to unpleasant truths.

 

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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 02 Nov 21 4.37pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

I find this subject difficult to approach.

China has pumped out more co2 in the last year than we have since the industrial revolution.
Developing countries will continue to do so as we did in our past.

Whatever we do will not alter the reality of relentless climate change. All we can do is reduce our contribution to it which might, just might reduce the impact on human lives in the short term.
The reality is that our biggest problem is the amount of humans. Everything else is just a symptom of overpopulation. Climate is probably the least of our problems.

The Earth will get warmer, and it will eventually hit another ice age. We won't change that. I suppose that talk of reducing Co2 and all the rest of it at least offers people hope and helps them to ignore the inevitable disruption to the environment that humans have been fortunate enough to experience for the last twelve thousand years.
I really don't know how much difference any amount of greenness will achieve, but I do know that people will be exploiting it whatever the outcome.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 02 Nov 21 6.07pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

I don't think there'll be another ice-age. We really have passed the tipping point, and are now in unchartered territory.
Like magicians, the politicians have produced 'deals' to reduce methane and stop deforestation. These will not kick into effect any time soon, and are likely to rapidly increase in the next few years.
There's nothing on the table for significant reductions in carbon dioxide. diddly squat.
For my take on it, watch this 25 minute film by Dr Seuss. It's an oldie, but everything holds true (unfortunately)
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And Hrolf is bang on the money about human over-population. That is the massively big elephant in the room. Nature will sort it, eventually.

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 02 Nov 21 8.43pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

So Biden thinks China and Russia wrong to attend.

They actually do have delegates, but probably do not wish to participate in another capitalist junket designed to enhance western politicians reputations to the disadvantage of the issue of climate itself.

Saw you coming Joe.

Without China this will not work, and of course it is a communist society.

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 02 Nov 21 10.26pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

I find this subject difficult to approach.

China has pumped out more co2 in the last year than we have since the industrial revolution.
Developing countries will continue to do so as we did in our past.

Whatever we do will not alter the reality of relentless climate change. All we can do is reduce our contribution to it which might, just might reduce the impact on human lives in the short term.
The reality is that our biggest problem is the amount of humans. Everything else is just a symptom of overpopulation. Climate is probably the least of our problems.

The Earth will get warmer, and it will eventually hit another ice age. We won't change that. I suppose that talk of reducing Co2 and all the rest of it at least offers people hope and helps them to ignore the inevitable disruption to the environment that humans have been fortunate enough to experience for the last twelve thousand years.
I really don't know how much difference any amount of greenness will achieve, but I do know that people will be exploiting it whatever the outcome.

A sensible post on a depressing topic. I do think we should all do what we can, and 'going green', 'renewables' and the like would even make sense in the absence of global warming, so we should continue to forge ahead.. but there are unavoidable realities that will still come our way.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 03 Nov 21 5.03am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

No one want to go green first, because ultimately it would put your economy at a huge disadvantage.
The UK could stop making plastic stuff, only for China to flood our markets with cheap stuff made in coal-fired factories.
We could re-arrange our farmers to be less polluting, only to get cheaper stuff from abroad.
That is the big concern for politicians. The economy and their popularity.
The world population swells,...the biggest contributor to world pollution and burdening our resources is having a child.(ATM)


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View HKOwen's Profile HKOwen Flag Hong Kong 03 Nov 21 8.26am Send a Private Message to HKOwen Add HKOwen as a friend

It's a problem for some that the climate was warmer a couple of thousand years ago and that far fewer people die now in floods for example than in previous centuries.

No one disagrees that greener is beneficial but don't use scare tactics of apocalyptic disaster to achieve political ends.

The much mentioned Chatham House report is projective based on a view through certain lenses, as we saw in the pandemic , these sort of projects are variable in accuracy and often wildly wrong.

For those with an agenda that this suits the report becomes a bible, similarly with opposing views, as usual, the truth will lie somewhere in between the extremes

 


A lie will travel half way around the world before the truth has got it's shoes on.

When conceited septuagenarians opine , best to ignore.

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 03 Nov 21 3.31pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

When it gets too hot for us humans to live, and at the present rate it could be quite soon, what to do?

An advance booking of the new Academy hydrotherapy pool seems to be in order.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 03 Nov 21 4.56pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

When it gets too hot for us humans to live, and at the present rate it could be quite soon, what to do?

An advance booking of the new Academy hydrotherapy pool seems to be in order.

Or you could run on the pitch at half time and get a cold shower under the sprinklers that come on every match even if itís pissing it down. Football clubs and their fans are so non green. The truth is itís all one big pr thing. Population is the huge issue. Tripled in 70 years.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 03 Nov 21 7.41pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by HKOwen

It's a problem for some that the climate was warmer a couple of thousand years ago and that far fewer people die now in floods for example than in previous centuries.

No one disagrees that greener is beneficial but don't use scare tactics of apocalyptic disaster to achieve political ends.

The much mentioned Chatham House report is projective based on a view through certain lenses, as we saw in the pandemic , these sort of projects are variable in accuracy and often wildly wrong.

For those with an agenda that this suits the report becomes a bible, similarly with opposing views, as usual, the truth will lie somewhere in between the extremes

All climate predictions are based on the very very worse outcomes.
Not taking into account that we as humans will naturally egress away from fossil fuels.
Then the never ending lecturing on this worse scenario is constant and a piss taking insult to our ability to know what's going on.
Is it any wonder that people think it's a load of bollox.
Why not show the least worse scenario and maybe if it is 'real' we can look at the middle ground.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 03 Nov 21 8.35pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Rich people telling poorer people that they have to live with less.

 


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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 03 Nov 21 10.20pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

I enjoyed the first Robocop movie; very inventive and ahead of its time.. but there's no way I'm watching 25 more.

 

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