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Monday
Apr282014

Reminder: Donna in Edinburgh

Just a reminder to readers in central Scotland that Donna Laframboise is speaking at the City Chambers in Edinburgh tonight. It's free!

Details here.

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Reader Comments (11)

A lady with a good heart and her eloquence flows, I shall be there in spirit if not bodily - Edinburgh is more than 400 miles from where I live but truly I would be there in other circumstances, because Donna is one girl you should all listen to.

Apr 28, 2014 at 10:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterAthelstan.

Ditto everything Athelstan said but I'm closer - "only" 307.2 miles.

Apr 28, 2014 at 11:15 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlan Bates

I'm hoping we will be able to video the event, or part of the event. If that works we will let you know where you can view at a letter date.

Apr 28, 2014 at 11:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterCameron Rose

OT but check the grid monitoring site http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/

Apr 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterDumfoonert

I've only just heard about this today. I was trying to work out how I might have missed the announcement, but I can't find the URL. Could anyone tell me where I should have been looking?

Apr 28, 2014 at 3:20 PM | Registered CommenterMikeHaseler

MikeHaseler -
Donna's trip was announced on Donna's blog, and here at BH.

Apr 28, 2014 at 9:07 PM | Registered CommenterHaroldW

I hope the meeting goes well, and look forward to the video.

Apr 28, 2014 at 9:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterFay Tuncay

My old stomping ground, alas to far for me to return at present.

have a drink for me Bish & Donna, all the best :-(

Apr 29, 2014 at 1:05 AM | Unregistered Commenterdougieh

I couldn't make the meeting last night but suggested a friend who lives not so far from Edinburgh attend - this is his summary:

Went along as suggested, Ms Laframboise was excellent - very calm, measured and persuasive. Nothing I didn't already know about the IPCC and its generally political / ideological rather than scientific orientation, but some interesting factual details nonetheless.

Donna's best comment came at the end when she said that the Climate Change movement is demanding that trillions should be spent to avoid the hypothetical suffering of children in the future, whilst ignoring the fact that 6 million under-fives die every year right now of preventable causes. Furthermore (and this is my own extension of the the theme) the industrial and general C02-related processes which the IPCC et al wish to ban are the very ones needed to lift these suffering children out of poverty, starvation, disease etc.

Anyway all-in-all an interesting and worthwhile evening, cheers for the heads-up.

Thanks to Cameron Rose for organising this meeting and the dinner with Donna on Friday. I get the feeling quite a few people in Scotland will have been gently persuaded that all is not as it seems in the IPCC, or with climate science generally.

Apr 29, 2014 at 8:07 AM | Registered Commenterlapogus

... Climate Change movement is demanding that trillions should be spent to avoid the hypothetical suffering of children in the future, whilst ignoring the fact that 6 million under-fives die every year right now of preventable causes. Furthermore ... the industrial and general C02-related processes which the IPCC et al wish to ban are the very ones needed to lift these suffering children out of poverty, starvation, disease etc.
Thank you, lapogus, for passing on this very perceptive observation. It sums up the irony of the IPCC's position perfectly.

Apr 29, 2014 at 10:08 AM | Registered CommenterMike Jackson

Good and gratifying to read! Thanks for the friendly report, lapogus.

Apr 29, 2014 at 10:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterOrson

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