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Leonid

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  1. Leonid

    NSW / QLD fires

    Wet enough for bushfire relief?
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    NSW / QLD fires

    As you said yourself... these people are basically fucked in the head. The fact that an eco-fascist is a fuck knuckle is akin to the observation that water is wet.
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    NSW / QLD fires

    His manifesto Were/are you a fascist? Yes. For once, the person that will be called a fascist, is an actual fascist. I am sure the journalists will love that. I mostly agree with Sir Oswald Mosley’s views and consider myself an Eco-fascist by nature. The nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People’s Republic of China. Did you always hold these views? No, when I was young I was a communist, then an anarchist and finally a libertarian before coming to be an eco-fascist
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    What a joke

    Reason #9127910318129038129 for Trump winning in 2016 and 2020.
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    NSW / QLD fires

    Look at it the other way. Our coal is raising millions (billions?) out of poverty. That's a yay from me! Bang on. And we've got one of those: Brendan Tarrant - the Aussie terrorist who shot up a Kiwi mosque. If you're crazy in one way, you're usually crazy in another.
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    how crap is this government ?

    That wasn’t a government department but ask anyone who dealt with both entities which one is better. Telstra is better than TA by a country mile.
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    how crap is this government ?

    I reckon we should privatise a government department. I’d be interested in seeing how much better services will be.
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    Time for a new religion

    If you want, I’ll help you tattoo and shave in a target area on your skull - say 50c coin in size? That’ll save the pathologist a few mins shaving the area around the ice pick impact point. Doesn’t hurt to be nice and think of people doing thankless tasks.
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    Time for a new religion

    Come the revolution Kimmo and you’ll be the first layer in a mass grave. They’ll come for you way before they even think about me.
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    how crap is this government ?

    John Falzon author of Kimmo’s article above wrote a poetry book called “Communists Like Us” has a twitter feed full of praise for Latin American leftist dictators and defends them on a similar basis as defending genocide because it reduces unemployment.
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    Chinese Whispers & Vegan Militants

    For someone disengaged and leaving for a while you are both engaged and sticking around like a bad smell.
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    Chinese Whispers & Vegan Militants

    Come back when we discuss Hollywood celebrities and the #MeToo movement in the context of Hollywood’s protection of rapists and pedophiles. Your views on us doing their thinking for them will be invaluable.
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    Chinese Whispers & Vegan Militants

    Nope. Soon as you stick your nose out as some sort of activist, your shit is scrutinised because if you’re gonna ride the moral high horse, you best have clean underwear. Humans don’t like those who lecture to us to be hypocrites.
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    Chinese Whispers & Vegan Militants

    Someone has to do thinking for them on account of them not appearing to do so themselves. May as well be twinair.
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    NSW / QLD fires

    If you think about it, I’m asking a really simple question. You guys focus on emissions. But emissions only cause global warming due to the sun. I’m asking the same question but with the knowledge that we’ve been trying to reduce emissions even as they keep going inexorably up. My question is - what can we do about the sun? It’s an equivalently important source of global warming. Less emissions = less warming, less sun = less warming.
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    NSW / QLD fires

    I expect them to undo nothing. Which is exactly why I think we should stop focussing on emissions. We neither have the technology nor the capability/time to replace existing vehicles and coal/gas plants with this technology. To reverse climate change we need to emit less than 1950s levels globally. Even if scruffy1 took his household down to the 0.33kWh/day actually required, none of that matters because China won't and China already by itself emits more than the whole world did in 1950!. At sub-1950s emissions level globally, natural carbon sinks start taking in the carbon we've thrown up that year + the gap between our emissions and 1950s levels from past years - ie by going below 1950s levels, the planet begins to clean up after our past exploits. Anything less than that (ie tokenistic zero carbon Australia while China and India ramp up) only slows global warming's acceleration by measly amounts - like a day's delay towards runaway greenhouse or whatevs. As I said: We need to start worrying about global warming. What can we do to stop global warming without reducing emissions?
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    NSW / QLD fires

    It's not a big brain. It's just that some people apparently operate with a walnut. Well given they're not moving at all should be quite easy to move faster. Power production from nuclear sources is dropping globally.
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    NSW / QLD fires

    *sigh* We've had nuke plants since the 60s (?). More importantly we've had them since Kyoto and emissions are still going up.
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    NSW / QLD fires

    --- Look it's clear that too many people here don't understand basic maths or logic. SO I'll explain it to you in a really simple form. The Anthropogenic Warming signal deviated from natural climate change in approx 1950. That is another way of saying that humans exceeded the natural GHG sink capacity of the planet. What this means is that the planet can only clean up after us at 1950s levels of emissions. And that assumes sink capacity has remained constant. Which it hasn't - we've polluted water and cut down forests. The planet has greened in terms of cover but not in terms of plant volume. Because the planet cannot exceed 1950s levels of emissions, every GHG particle we put up above it adds to global warming. In other words (and this is hugely simplified) - to stop global warming - ie actually reverse it we need to emit at below 1950s levels. That means every single person on the planet must consume 36x less electricity and we need to take almost all cars in the world off the roads. This is purely and simply: deindustrialisation. It is also damned simple maths. It's why every treaty on global warming calls for zero emissions - because that is what's needed to stop global warming and reverse it over time. It is simple maths. Get it. Combine that with human nature and you might understand why yelling about climate change and the need to replace baseload with unreliable energy while de-industrializing, might be a no-go. No-one votes to cut off their nose to spite their own face. In the absence of a technology that can reduce our emissions from all sources to sub-1950s levels, we need to stop worrying about emissions. We need to start worrying about global warming. What can we do to stop global warming without reducing emissions?
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    NSW / QLD fires

    What's your number of years then? Give me a number of years before you can hand on heart say we may have the clean energy technology AND enough time to have replaced all cars and coal, gas plants? Nope: I've stated several hundred times in this thread. Stop focusing on emissions. Start focusing on global warming. The problem is more important than the source of the problem because there may be other ways to solve the problem than just dealing with the source.
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    NSW / QLD fires

    And you utterly miss the point. The treaty came into effect and 8y later nobody was supposed to produce CFCs. ZERO. In order to reduce climate change we need to go to zero. ASAP. Let’s say 8y What technology gets us there in 8y?
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    NSW / QLD fires

    I knew someone would bring that up. The protocol established in 1987 required CFC production and consumption drop to zero by 1996. Can we use any technology to replace all GHG emissions from all human sources by 2028? Can someone name me the technology that replaces all cars and all power generation on the planet by 2028? Do remember that it’s more than 14 years since Kyoto became effective and we’re emitting far more than we did then. And still no solution.
  23. Leonid

    NSW / QLD fires

    Alternative facts and fake news were used by anti-Trumpers to describe his fake news. What happened to your plan of not engaging?
  24. Leonid

    NSW / QLD fires

    Sounds like the sort of guy that should be flying $30m military jets...
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    NSW / QLD fires

    You realise their forest cover now is lower than it was in 1990? The dorestation initiative started in 2001. Since then their emissions have increased by at least a factor of 20 on lower forest cover than in 1990. As I said: fake news.
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