with Peter Sinclair
Surprisingly effective in one minute 23 seconds. The only bits missing out are the thousands flying around the world to talk aimlessly about cutting CO2 emissions, often in suspiciously nice locations; and the destruction of the environment by companies trying to make a “quick buck” out of green concerns (eg the clearing out of rainforests to expand palm oil plantations).
The drive to make a quick buck is why we’re in this sorry state, and clearing out rainforests is insane — agreed, on both. I don’t follow how palm oil plantations are ‘green’; happy (as always) to be educated.
PS I believe that investment is always necessary to cure a problem. TANSTAAFL.
Great. So the talks in UN dont really work. But dont make that to an argument against AGW. We still need to find a way to reduce emissions.
Point taken. Note to self: PDFTT.
You’re right on both Peter.
As for palm oil and rainforests I believe Friends of the Earth first denounced the situation six years ago. It hasn’t stopped many projects though.
Quote: “This generation has altered the composition of the atmosphere on a global scale through … a steady increase in carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels.” Lyndon B. Johnson, February 1965.
Comment: At that time, not only was the US the leader of the free world, it was also the leader of the industrial world. There was very little industrial activity in India and China back in the 1960s. Today the industrial activities of these countries is now used as an excuse to do nothing. Meanwhile, according to German reinsurance company Munich Re, the citizens of North America are feeling the brunt of collective inactivity. Had the US decided to do something back then, the world would be a very different place now.
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