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  • Started 2 years ago by chdot
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  1. jdanielp
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    The future is bright, but that also means unbearably hot for many: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/aug/13/halfway-boiling-city-50c

    Posted 4 months ago #
  2. chdot
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  3. chdot
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  4. chdot
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    https://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/growing-number-of-scots-belive-climate-change-is-urgent-problem-1-4794801

    (Lack of subs obviously not an urgent problem at Scotsman!)

    Posted 3 months ago #
  5. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    worry is lowest among those in the 75+ age group

    No kidding?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  6. Snowy
    Member

    @iwrats
    pmsl...

    Posted 3 months ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    It said: “We have identified that the sewerage systems serving Edinburgh and the surrounding area are facing particular challenges which will be exacerbated by the prospective population growth in the area and climate change.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/residents-hail-holyrood-pledge-to-end-notorious-seafield-stench-1-4796364

    Posted 3 months ago #
  8. chdot
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  9. chdot
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  10. chdot
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    Introduction

    This speech takes twenty minutes, provided I don’t get heckled. But for those of you who are in a rush, here’s the short version of what I’m going to say:

    Climate change is the biggest threat we face.

    If we don’t tackle it the consequences are grim.

    We can tackle it and we are. The three most important things we can do are to stop the activities that cause it; enhance our resilience to its effects; and talk about it.

    Climate change is real

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/speech-climate-change-too-true-to-be-good

    Posted 2 months ago #
  11. LaidBack
    Member

    You can see that in the 25 Year Environment Plan launched this year by the Prime Minister and Michael Gove, which commits the government to take all possible action to mitigate climate change, including by continuing to cut greenhouse gas emissions;

    London's new runway at Heathrow will help that as flying is so carbon neutral ;-)

    Edinburgh has managed to get rid of Norwegian's flights to USA by not cutting APD according to them! (Green price for support of SNP) Emirates too have reduced their new service but not sure if they blame ScotGov.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  12. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    US government scientists have been doing sums;

    Estimated atmospheric CO2 concentrations in 2100 range from a low of 687.3ppm under the No Action Alternative to a high of 687.9ppm under Alternative 1.Alternative 7, the lowest CO2 emissions alternative, would result in CO2 concentrations of 687.4ppm.

    The conclusion appears to be that no one alive today will have surviving great grandchildren. Party on everyone.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  13. unhurt
    Member

    Corporate consumer capitalism as a death cult.

    eta: seems yesterday's new book has some words on this:

    Let Us Pledge

    Let us pledge allegiance to the flag
    and to the national sacrifice areas
    for which it stands, garbage dumps
    and empty holes, sold out for a higher
    spire on the rich church, the safety
    of voyagers in golf carts, the better mood
    of the stock market. Let us feast
    today, though tomorrow we starve. Let us
    gorge upon the body of the Lord, consuming
    the earth for our greater joy in Heaven,
    that fair Vacationland. Let us wander forever
    in the labyrinths of our self-esteem.
    Let us evolve forever towards the higher
    consciousness of the machine.
    The spool of our engine-driven fate
    unwinds, our history now outspeeding
    thought, and the heart is a beatable tool.

    - Wendell Berry

    Posted 2 months ago #
  14. unhurt
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  15. chdot
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  16. chdot
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  17. chdot
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    The UN’s 1.5°C special climate report at a glance

    https://theconversation.com/the-uns-1-5-c-special-climate-report-at-a-glance-104547

    Posted 2 months ago #
  18. chdot
    Admin

    SNP Conference passes topical motion on IPCC report

    THE findings of the International Panel on Climate Change’s latest report must lead to faster action and bigger ambition on the part of the Scottish Government, environmentalists have said.

    https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/13380/raise-ambition-climate-change-bill-following-ipcc-report-scottish-environmentalists

    Posted 2 months ago #
  19. chdot
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  20. LaidBack
    Member

    One response to George Monbiot's view about the BBC's ability to 'balance' debate. What I call the Radio 5 live tendency.

    "There goes the neighbourhood
    @JustAnOthr
    They made UKIP and indirectly caused Brexit some would argue. With that record we should expect the BBC to undermine attempts to halt climate change. Seems the nation’s broadcaster is hellbent on the nation’s demise - all because they like sensation and not sense."

    Posted 2 months ago #
  21. chdot
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    The most notable feature of the budget is that electoral considerations trumped the long-term national interest on climate change. The only explanation for the rejection of expert opinion on the subject is that the Government is readying itself for an election and is not willing to court the limited level of unpopularity that increased carbon taxes would entail.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/stephen-collins-government-puts-self-interest-over-national-interest-on-carbon-tax-1.3658899

    Posted 2 months ago #
  22. mgj
    Member

    And that is the problem with democracy; https://www.dailykos.com/blogs/comics

    Posted 2 months ago #
  23. Cyclingmollie
    Member

    @mgj excellent link. Goodbye getting work done this morning.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  24. neddie
    Member

    "Climate Breakdown" are the words we should be using from now on, as per George Monbiot's recommendation:

    https://twitter.com/GeorgeMonbiot/status/1050113446207983622

    4 reasons for using #climatebreakdown, not climate change:
    1. It better conveys the extent of the problem
    2. People don't say "So what? The climate's always breaking down"
    3. It makes an implicit connection with the impact on our minds
    4. It suggests that we can fix it.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  25. chdot
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    It has been a bad week for those who hope – or ardently believe – that climate breakdown caused by human activity is not really happening. Just a month after hurricane Florence administered a savage battering to the coast and inland areas of North Carolina, hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle on Tuesday, while in north-east India, 300,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in Odisha state because of a massive approaching cyclone. Ten people died in Majorca after unusually intense October rainstorms swept the western Mediterranean.

    https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/joyce-mcmillan-why-politicians-are-failing-to-tackle-climate-change-1-4813882

    Posted 2 months ago #
  26. acsimpson
    Member

    Jayce makes good use of "Climate Breakdown" as a phrase in that article. Although she still uses the misnomer of investing in roads.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  27. chdot
    Admin

    “Although she still uses the misnomer of investing in roads.”

    ?

    it cannot stop building roads, in which it invests far more than in public transport;

    Posted 2 months ago #
  28. acsimpson
    Member

    Indeed. Roads are not an investment, they are expenditure.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  29. chdot
    Admin

    Yeah, but just using SG language not (I presume) agreeing with it.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  30. chdot
    Admin

    Ignacio Galan, the chief executive of the firm’s Spanish owner Iberdrola, said energy companies “must be part of the solution to climate change”.

    https://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-power-becomes-first-big-uk-energy-firm-to-switch-to-100-wind-power-1-4815463

    Posted 2 months ago #

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