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16 minutes ago, Chomper Higgot said:

Perhaps you should examine who’s promoting the arguments against environmentalism and check that against who’s promoting the idea you should not trust your government.

I'm not talking about environmentalism; I'm talking about taking action on a perceived threat of man-made climate change, which is what the OP is about. The two things are not the same at all, despite what activists would like us to believe. 

 

Even though climate change is the narrower problem, it is probably the harder one to solve. I have yet to see a viable "solution" which has any chance of being adopted by any government. If the idea is to run the world economy on sun and wind, well, good luck with that.

 

The best way to go about cutting CO2 emissions would be to ramp up nuclear power, but of course the Green/Left won't have a bar of that. It's almost like they don't believe the problem is serious.

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31 minutes ago, RickBradford said:

I'm not talking about environmentalism; I'm talking about taking action on a perceived threat of man-made climate change, which is what the OP is about. The two things are not the same at all, despite what activists would like us to believe. 

 

Even though climate change is the narrower problem, it is probably the harder one to solve. I have yet to see a viable "solution" which has any chance of being adopted by any government. If the idea is to run the world economy on sun and wind, well, good luck with that.

 

The best way to go about cutting CO2 emissions would be to ramp up nuclear power, but of course the Green/Left won't have a bar of that. It's almost like they don't believe the problem is serious.

The threat of man made climate change is not ‘perceived’.

 

The scientific consensus is that man made climate change is a threat.

 

The scientific consensus is not a ‘perception’.

 

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https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/11/05/china-may-raise-2020-solar-target-to-over-200-gw/

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26 minutes ago, RickBradford said:

I'm not talking about environmentalism; I'm talking about taking action on a perceived threat of man-made climate change, which is what the OP is about. The two things are not the same at all, despite what activists would like us to believe. 

 

Even though climate change is the narrower problem, it is probably the harder one to solve. I have yet to see a viable "solution" which has any chance of being adopted by any government. If the idea is to run the world economy on sun and wind, well, good luck with that.

 

The best way to go about cutting CO2 emissions would be to ramp up nuclear power, but of course the Green/Left won't have a bar of that. It's almost like they don't believe the problem is serious.

 

A double "thank-you".  It's good to see the problem stated so clearly.

Probably 100% of us here on ThaiVisa, responding to this  kind of thread, are totally in favour of preventing pollution wherever possible (including opposition to the deforestation which is a major factor in climate catastrophe). 

If you want to stop CO2 emissions, why not go protest against all the volcanos of the world, which occasionally remind us of the power of Nature (as opposed to the puny effect of anthropogenic contributions).

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8 minutes ago, blazes said:

 

A double "thank-you".  It's good to see the problem stated so clearly.

Probably 100% of us here on ThaiVisa, responding to this  kind of thread, are totally in favour of preventing pollution wherever possible (including opposition to the deforestation which is a major factor in climate catastrophe). 

If you want to stop CO2 emissions, why not go protest against all the volcanos of the world, which occasionally remind us of the power of Nature (as opposed to the puny effect of anthropogenic contributions).

So the excuse for not addressing which  is within our control is to be found in pointing at that which we can’t control.

 

And you thought that deserved a thank you?!

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Just now, Chomper Higgot said:

So the excuse for not addressing which  is within our control is to be found in pointing at that which we can’t control.

 

And you thought that deserved a thank you?!

Oh dear, you did take me literally, didn't you?

 

You blinded yourself to the attempted humour of my suggestion that we protest against volcanos!!!!

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1 minute ago, blazes said:

 

Clearly anyone who, with religious intensity, calls upon "the scientific consensus" so often and so blindly has never been inside a university, where he would have perceived that academics are ordinary people with totally comprehensible motives in life.  They have careers to protect.  In the Sciences, a scientist's academic career depends hugely on Grants won from thousands of commercial enterprises worldwide.  If a Chemist is happy to "doctor" her results to satisfy her commercial sponsor, why be surprised if her colleagues similarly go along with whatever the  "consensus" happens to be.

 

And finally, let's not forget that in Western societies, those who blow the whistle to call attention to the lack of clothes being worn by the Emperor are treated as traitors, heretics, and unpatriotic rats.

I’m not at all sure on what basis you claim ‘[I’ve] never been inside a university’.

 

If you can enlighten us on your evidence to back up that claim, we might then get an idea of the worth of the other statements you make.

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1 minute ago, Chomper Higgot said:

I’m not at all sure on what basis you claim ‘[I’ve] never been inside a university’.

 

If you can enlighten us on your evidence to back up that claim, we might then get an idea of the worth of the other statements you make.

 

Dear Chomper, all I was saying was that if you knew academia from the inside, you would not be so ready, willing and able to give "scientists" such unquestioned belief.

And I am not going to satisfy your nosy desire to find out how I am qualified to make that kind of statement.

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We continually hear about these polls conducted by various outfits but never about the people who take part in them. The BBC are said to conduct polls among their own staff about various political issues.

 

I have never been asked to take part in a single poll and neither as far as I'm aware has a single one of my friends, relatives or acquaintances. None of 'em are aware of any effects of global warming, climate change rising sea levels and none could care less about US power. As our main ally we welcome it.

 

Many of us Britons on the other hand actually see Trump as a breath of fresh air compared to our own politicians who have destroyed what used to be our capital city and are equally intent on eventually destroying the rest of Britain using the same policies.

 

My son has had two of his acquaintances stabbed to death in the last few years including the painter and decorator who had his throat cut in South London just the other day. The lad was going about his business and had never been in a fight in his life.

 

It used to be one of the safest cities in the world but it is now one of the most dangerous and it has nothing to do with climate change. I'm sure the citizens of other Western nations have similar concerns when it comes to prioritising affairs that really affect their way of life.

 

Our main concerns are the ever increasing threat of violence along with the rise of Islam in the UK and the attack on free speech that is intended to prevent us from discussing it. 

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46 minutes ago, Chomper Higgot said:

The scientific consensus is that man made climate change is a threat.

That's simply not true.

 

The  scientific consensus is that:

a ) the planet has warmed about 1C since 1850

b ) man-made emissions of greenhouse gases have most likely contributed to that warming

 

The idea of a "threat" is not really a question for scientists anyway. They can make computer models predicting whatever disasters they choose, but it is really in the realm of economics to decide whether this represents a "threat".

 

The Nobel Laureate William Nordhaus, who is perhaps the best-known specialist on the impacts of future climate change, recently collated studies from around the world estimating the damage caused by climate change by the year 2100.

 

The results were: Not much, even at the extreme estimates of temperature rise.

 

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So, for any mainstream estimate of temperature rise, damage comes in at a few percent of output at most. And by 2100, the world will be many times richer than it is today.

 

Where's the "threat"?

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4 hours ago, wilcopops said:

And the mini ice age was caused by human activity.

Are you aware it was in 1645 when people used horses and the population was a fraction of the present? How exactly did humans cause it?

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