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  1. Hi Guys, The UK emits 371 million tonnes of CO2 per year in 2019, about 1% of the total, putting us in 16th place in the pollution league. China emits 9000 million tonnes and the US almost 5000 million tonnes. If we were to stop all emissions today without the rest of the world making massive improvements the world will still die on the same day. Most of the improvements that we do are irrelevant to the overall picture and only add significant costs to our daily lives. Only when the major polluters come down to our level of emissions does it make sense to introduce further improvements. Restricting cars in city centres to improve the local air quality is a different story. Other than that I am a firm believer in re-cycling and reduction/reuse of waste. Cheers, SpitfireGeorge
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  2. It's like this, Mr.doug. I’m a kind person, I’m kind to everyone, but if you are unkind to me, then kindness is not what you’ll remember me for. J.
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  3. Depends on your PoV. "It's nothing personal, it's just business", Don Micheal Corleone.
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  4. Surely the solution to the problem is to have a large diesel or petrol generator at home to charge your electric car, the ban only covers ICE fitted to vehicles after all.
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  5. I’ve said for some time that the biggest issue with the world is people. There are just too many of us for our lifestyles to be maintained. I would say at least 1/2 need to go. Do that and we might have a chance. I went to a conference last week and the energy usage is expected to go up massively - electricity in particular. The uk is fortunate in having a large coast for lots of off shore wind farms - expect lots of them appearing.
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  6. She tweeted a photo of herself sitting 'on the floor of an overcrowded train through Germany' and when it was pointed out by the train company that she had had a first class seat for most of the journey, along with her entourage, she claims she meant that 'an overcrowded train is great as it means more people are using them'. I didn't call her a liar because she told lies. I called her a liar because it's great to see her lying on a floor therefore giving up her seat to someone more needy. Honest. Boris, at least, admits he doesn't 'get' Global Warming, which is an honest statement. Not that he doesn't believe in it, but he doesn't understand all of the issues that are causing it. Greta on the other hand knows exactly what is causing it, and what we need to do to stop it. Which is what? Don't use any fuel, don't use any resources, don't pollute. She doesn't have any real solution, but just highlights the problem, like someone walking about, complaining about the dark, and getting applause, whilst someone else goes out and invents the lightbulb.
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  7. Uncontrolled breeding in third world and other religious groups are one major cause of climate change as well.... ...Sadly if you mention it?? People throw the race card in. Tony.
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  8. She is undoubtedly being used by some organisations as a "poster girl". I have said elsewhere, I really worry for her wellbeing once she is no longer useful to them and the limelight fades. On teh other hand, I am glad that some youngsters are actually standing up for things they believe in, it makes me hopeful for the future. Sure, there are loads of young rebels who will fade away as they get families and jobs, but some will persist in doing the stuff that is important. Sadly nobody really knows how this will pan out. The science/research into CC is generally sound, if open to criticism as it is often sponsored by those with a vested interest, while oters are making vast fortunes by "greenwashing". Add to that the wild predictions made 30 years ago that were just "worst case scenarios" and you end up with people just not believing that the planet not coping with human activity very well. Not sure when the tipping point will be, but possibly in my lifetime, almost certainly in my childrens. And nobody has a credible plan that is acceptable to us.
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