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Sir David Attenborough: 'People thought we were cranks'
By Paul Glynn Entertainment reporter

entertainment? - pffff......


Taken a little out of context ... and not afaics a joke... but even still - a really bad choice of analogy?

One for computer nerds mebbe - but - "we don't build power stations any more we just plug things in" - uh... whut? - containers an virtualisation at the Financial Times ....

Oct 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Cadbuary won
National Trust members voted *against* ending partnership with Cadbury at the AGM

Oct 20, 2019 at 7:54 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Yeh why would they hold it in an exotic location
in the soutthern hemisphere summer
instead of Dusseldorf in the misty winter
where it might snow ?

Oct 20, 2019 at 7:49 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

It has just struck me as slightly peculiar that the December United Nations meeting combating global heating (note correct terminology Guardian fans) is to be held in a country called Chile. It's like holding a conference on life sciences in Death Valley.

Oct 20, 2019 at 7:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterAK

Sunday Times reports that the Star Wars franchise has gone all woke with a new lesbian archaeologist character of colour, Dr Aphra, and recycling bins for plastic light sabres. May the force diminish.

Oct 20, 2019 at 5:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterAK

The Guardian's coverage never stops!

"UK urges World Bank to channel more money into tackling climate crisis
Size of British contribution also hinges on better gender equality and an anti-poverty approach"

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/20/uk-urges-world-bank-to-channel-more-money-into-tackling-climate-crisis


"Easter egg hunts land National Trust in a row over Cadbury’s link to rainforest loss"

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/20/women-took-on-national-trust-over-cadbury-sponsorship-deal

[FWIW, we haven't bought Cadbury's products since Kraft took them over, promising (in a non-legally binding way) the (IMO) rather naive Vince Cable not to close any plants in the UK, then almost immediately after Vince Cable approved the takeover, closed UK plants and transferred the work to Poland.]


"The Bangladeshi crab farmers battling climate crisis – and pirates"

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/18/the-sundarbans-crab-farmers-battling-climate-crisis-and-pirates-bangladesh

Oct 20, 2019 at 3:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson
Oct 20, 2019 at 1:07 PM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

what a wonderful wheeze CAGW>>climate change was - the ghastly Conversation wallows in it....

elsewhere

Rebecca Long Bailey (a name begging for the Occasional Cortex treatment) opines on Brexit.

Oct 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM | Registered Commentertomo

@Mark mentioned Attenborough hyping up stuff

Is Climate Anxiety causing real world deaths ?
In the two large mass shootings you recently had in the US both perps quoted Climate concerns

I tend to think that those mass shooters are going to lash out anyway citing some other excuse

Oct 20, 2019 at 9:24 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

This offers Brexiteers some hope, but personally I won't hold my breath while I wait for Macron to veto the extension request:

"France doesn’t want to see new Brexit delay, PM Johnson was ‘underestimated’ – Macron"

https://www.rt.com/newsline/471238-france-brexit-johnson-macron/

"President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that France does not want to see Britain’s departure from the EU delayed beyond October 31 now that a divorce agreement has been reached, AFP reports.

“I think the October 31 date should be respected. I don’t think that new deadlines should be given. We need to end these negotiations and get on negotiating the future relationship,” the French president said.

Macron also said after an EU summit in Brussels that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who clinched a Brexit deal with the EU on Thursday, had been underestimated.

“He may be a colorful character sometimes but we all are at times. He’s got a temper, but he’s a leader with a real strategic vision. Those who didn’t take him seriously were wrong,” Reuters quoted Macron as saying."

Oct 20, 2019 at 9:16 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

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