Being Small is no Excuse

August 10, 2021

7 Responses to “Being Small is no Excuse”

  1. pendantry Says:

    Nice idea. Wouldn’t work. In my experience, the average climate change denier cannot (or does not want to) comprehend numbers.

  2. redskylite Says:

    Extremely callous and selfish way of looking at the problem, human nature can be really gross, expect some agree with the speaker. There’s much smaller nations than N.Z and they care, their future is in our hands and our unselfishness.
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    “We are paying with our lives for the carbon someone else emitted,” said Mohamed Nasheed, a former Maldives president who represents almost 50 countries that are vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

    • redskylite Says:

      Pls ignore my comments – too hurried and misunderstood the thrust of the speech:

      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-58064485

      • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

        I remember a report from a remote island nation sending out a mixed message to help them deal with climate change
        (1) We need more money to adapt to rising seas.
        (2) We want more tourists to fly out and spend money here.

        I don’t think it occurred to the reporter that there was any kind of conflict between the two statements.

  3. Brent Jensen-Schmidt Says:

    Allow me to give this post a huge cheer. This disgustingly selfish rationalization of ‘too small to make a difference’ is common, specifically in Australia, a contender for worst emissions per capita on the planet. Effective arguments against nationalistic selfishness are difficult and am still looking.

  4. redskylite Says:

    Being small – you can set the example for the big:-
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    In Sprakebüll — population 260 — the energy revolution has already happened.

    https://www.dw.com/en/sprakeb%C3%BCll-a-german-village-embraces-a-solar-future/a-58284115


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