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Jo Nova also covers Obama's very kind donation of other peoples $500m to the UN Climate Fund. She also lists how some Australians have done similar, and, amazingly, have then got jobs earning some of that money for themselves.

http://joannenova.com.au/2017/01/last-minute-500-million-dollar-gift-to-un-climate-fund-from-obama/

It is so helpful of National Politicians to demonstrate how taxpayer funding of global warming works to their benefit.

Jan 19, 2017 at 2:04 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

@stew

I don't know if he's Tourette -ing but I find it challenging not to use copious profanity when discussing the gent.

In other news - GMG fails to chart as LGBT friendly workplace - a crisis meeting tomorrow then.

Jan 19, 2017 at 12:09 AM | Registered Commentertomo

@Tomo obvious PR not science
Is it a farewell tour
Or did you mean he is touretting ?
- "warmest year evah" -
- "Big Oil funded denialists" -

Jan 18, 2017 at 11:47 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@stew


Here he is - the present touring lecture I presume.

With the $1 billion Obamah's given the UN Environmental Program (inc $500 mil today) - I wish I could get wager on with Ladbrokes that BHO will get a UN climate top banana gig and the soon to retire Gavin will become chief sci advisor there - an accumulator bet.....

Jan 18, 2017 at 11:35 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Gavin "hottest year evah" Schmidt was just on R5 news
Despite working for NASA he didn't say much about satellites.

Now Peter Stott is on "main thing is our GHGs"

Jan 18, 2017 at 11:06 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Wake me up if mad Monbiot says anything interesting.

Jan 18, 2017 at 10:42 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

The chemists at Compound Interest do Ocean Acidification - I'm disappointed they didn't give it a quantitative spin.

I have a suspicion that an absolutely insane amount of CO2 would be required to get to dissolving/fizzing seashells - does anybody lurking know of any concise evidenced estimates?

Jan 18, 2017 at 9:05 PM | Registered Commentertomo

lapogus. The Monbiot piece was new to me and I very much appreciate being led to it. It captures Monbiots style so perfectly that I was several paragraphs into it before my sceptical brain cells were sufficiently stimulated.

Jan 18, 2017 at 7:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

tomo & lapogus,

George Monbiot fails to mention the noxious emissions, including greenhouse gases, from huffing and puffing vegetarian cyclists, that other road users have to put up with.

Jan 18, 2017 at 6:36 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

This is an old one from the Daily Mash, but it is always worth re-reading:


Do we really need ambulances?
01-08-07
By George Monbiot

THEIR screaming sirens, their back-to-front writing and their dirty diesel engines have become a fixture in our modern lives, but does anyone ever stop to think if we actually need them?

Allow me spell it out for you. Ambulances are notoriously inefficient in terms of fuel consumption. They are either screaming along dual carriageways at more than 90mph, on their way to some self-inflicted ’emergency’. Or they are plodding along carefully at 30 because they are carrying some fascist polluter with a fractured spine.

I performed a peer-reviewed calculation on my phone and discovered that British ambulances make up 0.00023% of our annual CO2 emissions. Look at that figure again and tell me you don’t feel an overwhelming sense of shame.

We must re-order Britain as an ambulance-free society. It won’t be easy. De-ambulancification never is. But we must reach down to the very roots of our being and rip up everything that allows the ambulance to prosper.

Why do we need ambulances? Because people hurt themselves. Or get sick. Therefore our first step must be to stop using things.

Hoovers, Magimixes, television sets and angle-poise lamps are not just power-sucking planet-killers, they are death traps. I use none of these things and yet I am still able to go about my day and make a comfortable living writing articles about ambulances. Why can’t you do the same?

More than half of all UK heart attacks are caused by easyJet. Peer-reviewed fact! Every time you fly you are causing a heart attack which requires the dispatch of an ambulance to take the fat polluter to hospital where it is hooked up to electrical machines, only to recover and go on yet another holiday to one of easyJet’s 74 European destinations. And so your filthy, gassy circle keeps turning.

Those of you who have ever been so complacent, so self-absorbed, so willfully ignorant as to allow yourself to be carried in an ambulance should ask yourselves this question: Am I really good enough to go on living among people like George Monbiot and some of his friends from university?

Source: Do we really need ambulances? By George Monbiot

Jan 18, 2017 at 5:12 PM | Registered Commenterlapogus

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