Monday, March 19, 2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
AND THEN THERE'S PHYSICS WRITES:
I noticed another discussion on Twitter about whether or not climate scientists should fly. I have written about this before and the issue of people making personal sacrifices is something I’ve pondered recently. I have a great deal of respect for those who’ve decided to forgo something like flying in order to reduce their personal carbon footprints. However, I don’t think this should be expected of climate scientists, in general, simply because their research happens to be highlighting the risks associated with continuing to emit CO into the atmosphere. I would add, though, that those who actively advocate for changes in our lifestyles should practice what they preach.
It is therefore important to think about emissions from air travel...
A single long-haul flight could be 10% of someone’s annual emissions. So, if someone wanted to reduce their personal emissions, flying less can have a big impact. Similarly, it is one of the most carbon intensive forms of transport. If it is possible to travel via bus, train, or even car, emissions will probably be lower than if travelling by air. I certainly now think much more about how I should travel than I used to; if I can catch the train, rather than flying, I try very hard to do so...
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Climate change is a disaster foretold, just like the first world war
| YOU GO TO THE CLIMATE WARS WITH|
THE AGITPROP COMMISSARS YOU'VE GOT
“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.”... The extraordinary – almost absurd – contrast between what we should be doing and what’s actually taking place fosters low-level climate denialism ...
In 1912, the international socialist movement had staged an emergency meeting in Basel in Switzerland ... The appeals to humanity and reason did not move states
The same might be said today. From a global perspective, the necessity to abandon fossil fuels cannot be denied....
Climate change has not yet spurred an equivalent of the mutinies in France or the revolution in Petrograd or the uprising in Berlin.
Yet Labor’s appalling equivocation ... illustrates the urgency with which we need a new and different type of politics.
The stakes could not be higher. Lamps are going out all over the natural world … and no one will ever see them lit again.
Comrade Dave Spart Jeff Sparrow is a Guardian Australia columnist
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REMARKS BY THE REPUBLIC'S 70th SECRETARY OF STATE,
FORMER HOUSE SCIENCE COMMITTEE MEMBER &
DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE MIKE POMPEO
EXPLAIN HIS CUNNING PLAN TO REDUCE STATE DEPARTMENT CO2 EMISSIONS BY CUTTING OFF THE SEVENTH FLOOR'S OXYGEN SUPPLY
Breitbart climate statesman James Delingpole says Americans should rejoice at their deliverance from Tillersonian tyrrany:
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