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By Spooky
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LowNSlow1 wrote:But Flyingfemme, we only have 11 years to save the world...… or is it now down to 10 or 9.....


I’ve lost count of how many times we were told the world would end. Seems extremist climatologists are worse than The Express for forecasting end of world events :lol:
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By johnm
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LowNSlow1 wrote:But Flyingfemme, we only have 11 years to save the world...… or is it now down to 10 or 9.....


The world will be fine, the issue is about the species Homo sapiens and whether it is smart enough to spot a threat to its existence and mitigate that threat and adapt to what it can’t mitigate. The alternative approach of infantile and pompous denials is unlikely to be useful. :roll: :roll:
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By skydriller
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johnm wrote:The world will be fine, the issue is about the species Homo sapiens and whether it is smart enough to spot a threat to its existence and mitigate that threat and adapt to what it can’t mitigate. The alternative approach of infantile and pompous denials is unlikely to be useful. :roll: :roll:


Like any successful species, we should be doing the "adapt"bit, because its pretty clear from history that the climate will change regardless of what we do, even if our actions nudge it one way or the other. This is not denial, this is practical acceptance, something that seems to be lost on these eco-nutters.

Regards, SD..
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By eltonioni
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Sorry that this article is behind the paywall but it might be worth the free trail anyway. It sums up lots of the real-world technological and geopolitical happenings as well as throwing in a few worrying thoughts about how the demise of fossil fuels might affect the nations reliant on them. In short, it's quite positive for the climate, not so great if you're in one of those developing nations (Nigeria, ME, Venezuela, etc and most worryingly, Russia) where the rapid shift away from fossil fuel is going to leave the economies and / or people even further into the toilet.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/20 ... rgy-shift/

As a liberal, I liked this bit;
The long view is that rentier petro-states are inimical to democracy, political pluralism, and market creativity. They are inherently corrupt. The sooner they are gone, the better it is for the world and above all for their own people.


This bit reflects the adapted future created by grown ups with technology;
Prof Scholten said we are moving quickly to an unrecognisable global order where there are no longer energy importers and exporters. Most countries will be ‘prosumers’, generating their own needs locally, first with solar, wind, and batteries, and in the next phase with such technologies as green hydrogen. Global energy trade will wither on the vine.

but there's a kicker;
“It is going to get really ugly for the petro-states, and soon. What worries me is that the world will stop caring about the Middle East, and we’ll just have failed states everywhere falling apart,”
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By Paul_Sengupta
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They've been protesting at Chambery airport.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51516442

The campaign group said its members were participating in a "peaceful protest" along with members of the anti-globalisation movement Attac and environmental charity Friends of the Earth.

Not entirely sure how Friends of the Earth can associate themselves with the other anarchic groups here.

Along with a reduction of flights from Chambéry airport, those participating in Saturday's protest were calling for an increase in fuel taxes and the eventual closure of the airport.

They really should go and protest in China instead.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/china-new-airports/index.html
By johnm
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Trinity will cope without drama, it has ample resources in gardening as in other areas.

It used to said that you could travel from Cambridge to London and never leave Trinity land :D :D
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By PeteSpencer
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The Beeb interviewed a cop supervising the block on Trumpington Street who assured the reporter that as there was no disorder, severe disruption, violence or criminal damage the anarchists will be left alone to exercise their right to protest.

Wrecking the street frontage of Trinity is certainly causing criminal damage and will alienate those members of the public who have only weak support.

They need to be arrested charged convicted sentenced and given a criminal record: That will concentrate the minds of the undergraduate trainee lawyers, solicitors doctors and other 'trusted' professions.

Beat them mummy!

Peter
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By PeteSpencer
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johnm wrote:Trinity will cope without drama, it has ample resources in gardening as in other areas.

It used to said that you could travel from Cambridge to London and never leave Trinity land :D :D


The house I spent most of my formative years in in Cambridge was on St Johns College land at the foot of the Gogs.....

Peter
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