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Friday
Sep252015

Quote of the day, goofy edition

This moment requires we the people to rethink democracy as a global mechanism for enacting policy for and by the planet.

Environmentalist Daphne Muller goes all Che Guevara

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Her muddled thinking is reflected in her muddled grasp of the English language. "The moment requires we to ..." is so jarringly wrong, I'm surprised that no-one has pointed it out. A speaker of standard English would say "The moment requires us to ...". Just try it with any normal phrase like "the law requires us to walk on the footpath", or "the weather forced us to put on raincoats".

Sep 26, 2015 at 9:36 PM | Unregistered Commenterrubberduck

so many comments I could make about the post by Environmentalist Daphne Muller but most are amply covered by others BTL.

But - from the link above we hear from
"Gina McCarthy is the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency."

"McCarthy received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a joint Master of Science in Environmental Health Engineering and Planning and Policy from Tufts University."

not sure where the vid came from/is aimed at, but I find a few comments interesting -
listen from 2.50 -

"we are working with the faith community to get the message across"
my take (i.e. convert the faith leaders & they will convert the believers/flock)

"EPA- we talk about the science but we need to get inside the publics heads"
my paraphrase - what science do you use ? ahhh the 97% correct brand (9 out of 10 cats ....)

"the challenge of climate change is enormous"
try an ice age !!!

"I don't need to fight the climate deniers now"
did you ever ?

you can see why the Pope & all Faith leaders are the new best friends for PR.

Sep 26, 2015 at 10:00 PM | Unregistered Commenterdfhunter

Talking of an ice age, here's a newspaper article from 1970 speculating that democracy might need to be re-thought because of global cooling:
https://sites.google.com/site/mytranscriptbox/home/19700126_ar

For a long time now man has been trying to do something more than talk about the weather. Ironically and unfortunately, he may already have done tar more than he imagines, or desires.

In fact, should a new Ice Age descend upon the earth in the centuries immediately ahead, man - or at least those as yet unasphyxiated survivors from his present billions - may have to acknowledge that he brought it on himself.

That, at least, would seem to be the moral of the latest horror story from the pollution front. Since the advent of the Industrial Revolution, debris from manufacturing processes has been accumulating in the atmosphere to such an extent that the earth is now enveloped in a layer of dust which has the effect of reflecting back into space a portion of the energy radiated by the sun.

The result has been a measurable lowering of average temperatures, not merely in industrial areas but worldwide. So far it is only in fractions of a degree. But even minor temperature changes, if prolonged and widespread, can have startling effects on climate and, consequently, on plant and animal development and survival. It would not take many degrees to trigger renewed expansion of the polar ice masses.

According to Dr. Arnold Reitze, "We will be forced to sacrifice democracy by the laws that will protect us from further pollution."

Sep 26, 2015 at 11:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull

Watching Corbyn on Andrew Marr

Asked about Scottish independence Corbin said "whether you are poor in Birmingham or poor in Glasgow you,re poor ,flags don't build houses."

Very true Mr Corbyn but Capitalism and Enterprise does build houses and red flags only build social slums.

Fact is we should start a Climate Skeptic Party because Damaging Climate Change Alarmist Hype can,t be defeated in Laboratories and Lecture halls it can only be defeated democratically in parliament buildings across the world.

Sep 27, 2015 at 10:16 AM | Unregistered CommenterJamspid

This is forcing on an entirely different level.

Sep 27, 2015 at 3:11 PM | Unregistered Commenterharkin

This is why we should be careful letting these neo-luddite Marxists steal the word 'liberal' since they are among the most illiberal people on the planet!

Sep 27, 2015 at 10:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterJamesG

If President Obama is describing climate policy as " climate insurance", then-
The Insurer is the UN IPCC,
There is no guarantee of payment in the event of a catastrophe,
Some events are not covered by the policy, namely natural climate change,
The premium is 2% of national GDP ( in the case of the UK some GBP 40 billion plus) per annum, and
The reliability of the Insurer is patchy , to put it charitably.
As Sam Goldwyn said, " Include me out ! "

Sep 28, 2015 at 11:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterHerbert

I suppose "John Schellnhuber" = Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, PIK ...

Sep 28, 2015 at 3:11 PM | Unregistered Commenterducdorleans

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