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Offline ?Impact

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Re: Greta Thunberg: Inspirational or Annoying?
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2019, 06:12:17 pm »
Young people can be idealistic, because they've never actually faced the realities on an adult life.

Realities? You mean they haven't been indoctrinated into the religion of money?

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« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2019, 07:06:27 pm »
  But basically holding society in contempt is not a productive way to start a dialogue.
 

I agree with this AND her anger....
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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2019, 12:17:38 am »
I'm mostly indifferent to her.  I don't think she's very relevant to the issue.  Her poorly educated opinion is as important as most every other person's poorly educated opinion on the topic.

There's the science, and then there's real, practical, workable solutions.  Everything else is just hot air.  WAAAAYYY tooo many people have under-educated opinions on climate when most people just need to STFU and listen like the rest of us.  A very small % of the population is qualified to give opinions of the science and the possible solutions.
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.

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Re: Greta Thunberg: Inspirational or Annoying?
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2019, 12:27:05 am »
I'm mostly indifferent to her.  I don't think she's very relevant to the issue.  Her poorly educated opinion is as important as most every other person's poorly educated opinion on the topic.

There's the science, and then there's real, practical, workable solutions.  Everything else is just hot air.  WAAAAYYY tooo many people have under-educated opinions on climate when most people just need to STFU and listen like the rest of us.  A very small % of the population is qualified to give opinions of the science and the possible solutions.

You should maybe STFU and pay attention to the ~97% of professionally educated climate scientists who agree global warming is a real issue, supported by actual data.

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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2019, 08:24:32 am »
You should maybe STFU and pay attention to the ~97% of professionally educated climate scientists who agree global warming is a real issue, supported by actual data.

Sure. Lets agree with those people.

But what will be done? Banning meat production? Banning personal cars? Banning Natural Gas? Banning Air Travel? Heck Manufacturing of Medical supplies? (ALL THE PLASTIC!!!!)
And the big one...Banning human reproduction?

Sure, that's hyperbole. But without concrete workable solutions, that's all I assume people like Greta with her stern platitudes have.

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Re: Greta Thunberg: Inspirational or Annoying?
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2019, 09:32:37 am »
Make CO2 a cost, thereby invoking the market to solve it.

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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2019, 09:33:21 am »
Make CO2 a cost, thereby invoking the market to solve it.

We have carbon pricing in Canada. Does anyone really drive all that much less?
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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2019, 11:51:25 am »
We have carbon pricing in Canada. Does anyone really drive all that much less?

I do, I plan my trips better and apparently others here in BC do too. Emissions have dropped here 4.7% since the carbon tax was levied.

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« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2019, 12:13:49 pm »
I do, I plan my trips better and apparently others here in BC do too. Emissions have dropped here 4.7% since the carbon tax was levied.

Greta spits at that level of Carbon reduction.

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« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2019, 12:16:32 pm »
We have carbon pricing in Canada. Does anyone really drive all that much less?

That's not the point - the $ from the tax can be used to offset the extra carbon, planting trees etc.

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« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2019, 12:31:07 pm »
That's not the point - the $ from the tax can be used to offset the extra carbon, planting trees etc.

Sure. I'm all for that. Greta is still disappointed in that level of inaction.


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« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2019, 12:58:21 pm »
Sure. I'm all for that. Greta is still disappointed in that level of inaction.



Well I see Trump has sent out a tweet mocking her.  The POTUS picking on a 16 year old who gave an emotional speech aimed at focusing attention on harm to our climate. Apparently the knuckledraggers who support him are cheering from the stands.Talk about a disappointing level of reaction.
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« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2019, 01:01:36 pm »
Sure. I'm all for that. Greta is still disappointed in that level of inaction.



Ok, well... She's probably devastated that we can't even get that small step approved.

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Re: Greta Thunberg: Inspirational or Annoying?
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2019, 01:02:47 pm »
Well I see Trump has sent out a tweet mocking her.  The POTUS picking on a 16 year old who gave an emotional speech aimed at focusing attention on harm to our climate. Apparently the knuckledraggers who support him are cheering from the stands.Talk about a disappointing level of reaction.

Well what authority does a 16-year-old have on this issue? I'll concede Trump has no authority either.

And are you accusing me of supporting Trump?

We're in this situation where, because she's an autistic teen, she's to be above critique. Because anyone who'd criticize a widdle girl is a meanie.


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Re: Greta Thunberg: Inspirational or Annoying?
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2019, 01:06:36 pm »
We're in this situation where, because she's an autistic teen, she's to be above critique. Because anyone who'd criticize a widdle girl is a meanie.

Well... let's put it this way: she's making an emotional plea.  Pretty much nobody thinks it's a bad idea to follow what she is generally saying.

Picking at her message... why do that ?  She can't be counted on to provide solid policy options and we're not taking new ideas anyway - the bare minimum is what we're trying like hell to move forward.

And as for making fun of her... That's the Republican brand right there.  It has been taken over by snoflakes.
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