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    Quote Originally Posted by Blunderbuss View Post
    I like this (a lot)...
    When people say "The climate has changed before", these are the kind of changes they are talking about. https://xkcd.com/1732/
    Yes interesting (and scary) what a vast change to the climate 4 degrees would be. On the other hand you have mouth-breathers like ER who can only think how nice the mediterranean is in the summer.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Florida had over 100 hurricanes since 1850...but the last one was due to climate Change
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Florida had over 100 hurricanes since 1850...but the last one was due to climate Change
    No scientist has ever claimed that individual hurricanes are caused by global heating. However there is a clear link between ocean surface temperature and cyclone formation and intensity

    http://media.bom.gov.au/social/blog/...low-the-storm/

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    Want to protect the environment? Support capitalism and oppose socialism!

    Does "Capitalism Kill?" NO

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    Many socialists use environmentalism to promote their toxic goals. In reality, capitalism has enabled ways to make the environment cleaner and less polluting. E.g. fracking has enabled the USA to reduce CO₂ emissions more than the next 12 countries combined. Conversely, many socialist countries not only killed millions of their own people, but damaged their environment. If the government owns the environment, then the people have no say. Hence the polluting mines and deforestation in Venezuela.

    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Yesterday's address to the National Press Club by Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, outlining his vision of a hydrogen future. Which is not science fiction - it's started. The world's first ship designed to transport liquid hydrogen has been launched in Japan. Australia is ideally placed to serve this market.

    National Press Club Address: The orderly transition to the electric planet

    "The only way to meet the energy needs of the future without sacrificing standards of living, or undermining the economy, is by planning for an orderly transition that embraces science and technology as the stepping stones to the future we want.

    A future where we supply the vast majority of our energy requirements by electricity. Clean electricity. A future I like to call the “Electric Planet”." ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Does "Capitalism Kill?" NO

    Young Americans Against Socialism


    Many socialists use environmentalism to promote their toxic goals.
    Ah yes, environmentalists are all evil lefty socialists, like Margaret Thatcher.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Ah yes, environmentalists are all evil lefty socialists, like Margaret Thatcher.
    The scare campaign over capitalism vs socialism is only an attempt to thwart any government action on climate change and preserve the profits of the fossil fuel industries. No-one seriously believes that the US or Australia are likely to elect socialist governments.

    Fortunately there are venture capitalists who look beyond next quarter's bottom line and are prepared to invest serious dollars into long-term renewable projects (e.g. Mike Cannon-Bowles' SunCable first stage was over-subscribed when opened to investors). It would be even easier with a supportive government rather than one including a former minister who describes renewables as the 'dole bludgers' of energy generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    The scare campaign over capitalism vs socialism is only an attempt to thwart any government action on climate change and preserve the profits of the fossil fuel industries. No-one seriously believes that the US or Australia are likely to elect socialist governments.
    The irony being that the goverment's addicted to revenues from fossil fuel, and fossil fuel industry in turn addicted to subidies from the government. So which side of the argument is really the small government one?
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

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    Sometimes solutions are simply simple

    One simple trick could cut the climate impact of flying

    Changing the flight paths of just a few aircraft could slash the contribution of contrails to global warming by three-fifths, according to a new analysis. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Murray View Post
    Sometimes solutions are simply simple

    One simple trick could cut the climate impact of flying

    Changing the flight paths of just a few aircraft could slash the contribution of contrails to global warming by three-fifths, according to a new analysis. ...
    If they curtailed military flights it would save tonnes as well
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