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yankieGirl

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Pennsylvania, USA
Re: Climate Change?
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2011, 03:36:14 pm »
The hapless citizens in New Orleans were living in a city built below sea level!!!  A government made assurances that all was well when all along they knew the levees were deficient.  You are mixing due diligence with wild speculation.

I don't see the connection to the issue at hand.  Keep in mind I couldn't get the quote thing down for a long time!

Off to bleach my moustache!

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Climate Change?
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2011, 03:45:45 pm »
And we think Americans can't do irony...  ;)
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Climate Change?
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2011, 06:19:21 pm »
The hapless citizens in New Orleans were living in a city built below sea level!!!  A government made assurances that all was well when all along they knew the levees were deficient.  You are mixing due diligence with wild speculation.

I don't see the connection to the issue at hand.  Keep in mind I couldn't get the quote thing down for a long time!

Off to bleach my moustache!

The connection is simple - it is far better to do something about a problem before it becomes a catastrophe - even if you don't have 100% proof.(why nothing was done in the case of New Orleans is irrelevant - it was just an illustration)  If you wait for that proof, it could be too late to do something - and way too late to moan "but we didn't know".  

I am really concerned at how flippant you are about a world problem which scientists with far better brains than either of us have studied and drawn these unwelcome conclusions from.

'Wild speculation' doesn't have a basis in scientific research, whereas the data emerging about climate change and its impact does.  I don't find the situation funny at all and I am not happy leaving it to my grandchildren to sort out.

I am off to bang my head against that brick wall a bit more.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2011, 06:21:23 pm by Fleecewife »
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bamford6

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Re: Climate Change?
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2011, 08:50:00 pm »
IM into the wether in a big way .......i pay for my forcast wether action this topic is true my winter in scotland starts on 31 october candle mass and spring starts april i have spent lots on better housing as i know that winters will be hard .2009 2010 was a killer for us december 2010 was as bad as it gets thats 2 hits each yere it will get worse mins 10 for 2 weeks both christmas eves minus 8 and 10 both christmasis out all day feeding watering and this is things to come iv been told the next 25 yeres  will be hard iff things do happen .minus 22 and 24 both yeres iff december caried on for a nother 2 months it would finsh farming in scotland i had no more id had enough .so iff we get to say minus 25 to minus 30 no diesel  cars vans trucks buses trains .no schools open no transport a complete shut dawn in most off uk .and this is forcast to happen soon .all water electricatey stopt no heat ........i no in 6 months before winter starts the coldest december for 100 yeres i was told in june i had more food gas etc redey but i was skint by the end off december i could not carrey on eney more .so 2 more months off that no stock left all dead no feed gas etc ,iff stock dosent get fed thats it take note ..............

robert waddell

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Re: Climate Change?
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2011, 09:13:58 pm »
what do they do in canada or the mid west of america              is it only britain that shuts up shop with frost and snow    russia has a winter temp problem as well                the early sixteys had a colder winter than we just had             time to get the vodka and the rusty razor blades out  all this doom and gloom and the recession is only just starting to bite :'(

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Climate Change?
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2011, 09:24:10 pm »
On a side note :-
I had a mate over from canada last year on holiday and she said that they leave her car running all night to keep it from freezing overnight.  For me that sounds perfect, especially if fuel was so cheap :)

I simply refuse to "acknowledge" anyone that states '`we`' dont impact on our planet'.  I almost pause for their next statement 'I chuck my litter on the floor cos it helps employ litter pickers'  -we are all part of a huge reaction to our actions.

Baz

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Climate Change?
« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2011, 07:57:34 am »
I think the States is in complete denial about it's problems - not just with pollution and climate change but a whole load of other stuff aswell.

Americans I have met seem to think they're the greatest living beings on this planet. Their arrogance is monumental  ::) ::) ..... except maybe those I met in southern CA

Although having said that - I did once se a guy with a T-shirt and a picture of George Bush on it and a slogan saying "SORRY... I didn't vote for him"  ;D ;D
« Last Edit: June 18, 2011, 07:59:44 am by suziequeue »
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