Grandstanding versus real action (8 Oct, 2019)

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Re: Grandstanding versus real action (8 Oct, 2019)

Postby Necrotic Kingdom » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:26 pm

Tauranga rebels sail to national protest.
https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/222864-t ... hqVheggxjI
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Re: Grandstanding versus real action (8 Oct, 2019)

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Re: Grandstanding versus real action (8 Oct, 2019)

Postby phill » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:59 pm

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/1 ... tic-ocean/

we knew it was going to happen in siberia sometime .. but it seems the area is much larger than that
and its happening .. now

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/ ... rea-arctic
more extensive article of that link
( ,,,,,,,, ....... A E I O U use em sparingly theres probably not enough )

i might live and eat in a sewer .. but hey look how many of these shiny things i have got
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Re: Grandstanding versus real action (8 Oct, 2019)

Postby pctek » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:33 pm

The planet doesn't need saving. It was here before us and will be long after us.
It's us that needs saving. But are we worth it?

We are arrogant and to be frank, stupid.
No other species has caused so much damage to the environment and other species.

Messing about with plastic bag bans, carbon credits and EVs is just a joke.
There are too many of us. Reduce it by 9/10ths and a whole heap of problems disappear.

Make Room, Make Room by harry harrison should become required reading in schools, never mind drama queen rants on the net or days off to "protest".
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Re: Grandstanding versus real action (8 Oct, 2019)

Postby phill » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:09 pm

good writer i loved his stainless steel rat series

i once contacted one of the bleeding heart groups and asked them just how many people they thought the planet could hold ... no answer
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Re: Grandstanding versus real action (8 Oct, 2019)

Postby Necrotic Kingdom » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:38 pm

This may be the first instance of a rabbi being arrested while undertaking non-violent direct action. Sitting on a street in the City of London 77 year old Rabbi Jeffrey Newman declined a request from the police to stand up. "“We are in a period of enormous, catastrophic breakdown and if it takes an arrest to try to find ways of helping to galvanise public opinion, then it is certainly worth being arrested.”
https://youtu.be/nxSnxeiX5p0
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Re: Grandstanding versus real action (8 Oct, 2019)

Postby Necrotic Kingdom » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:58 pm

A new tactic from the climate deniers: instead of trying to deny the increasing mountain of evidence they are promoting doomism: There's no point passing laws and taxing oil companies because its already too late
https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... fuel-lobby
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Re: Grandstanding versus real action (8 Oct, 2019)

Postby Necrotic Kingdom » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:10 pm

pctek wrote:There are too many of us. Reduce it by 9/10ths and a whole heap of problems disappear.
True, but I suspect there will be a lack of volunteers to be part of the excess 9/10ths. (Golgafrincham B ark anyone?) So the alternatives seem to be:
  • Try to preserve our current civilisation while bringing the population down at a manageable to sustainable levels, or
  • do nothing and let it completely collapse leaving us in what James Burke referred to as a technological trap
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