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Post  News Buzzard on Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:26 am


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Re: Hundreds Of Thousands March For Climate Action

Post  red_hill on Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:58 am

News Buzzard wrote:In New York and around the world:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/21/3570150/peoples-climate-march/

And some people flew their private jets there... and hobnob with the Emiraties on their 500' yacht (which is bigger than some cruise ships)

Having said that, humankind has certainly had some effect of the climate and will continue to do so. How to mitigate is the question, but having the US lead the charge cannot always be the answer.

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Post  Outerlimits on Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:03 pm

Something to think about.


Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment.

The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."

The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

The older lady said that she was right -- our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day.

The older lady went on to explain:

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.
Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But, too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then.

We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day.

Back then we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220volts. Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "greenthing" back in our day.

Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief(remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blade in arazor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But we didn't have the "green thing" back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the"green thing." We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then?

We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to really **** us off... especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smart-ass Obama bumper sticker Prius driving fool who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.
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Re: Hundreds Of Thousands March For Climate Action

Post  red_hill on Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:20 pm

OL, that is great!!

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Re: Hundreds Of Thousands March For Climate Action

Post  WHL on Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:33 pm

That IS great!!!! And SO true!!

Yeah people like AL Gore, the mouthpiece, flies everywhere in his private jet and burns more electricity in a month than most towns.
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Re: Hundreds Of Thousands March For Climate Action

Post  News Buzzard on Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:38 pm

red_hill wrote:Having said that, humankind has certainly had some effect of the climate and will continue to do so. How to mitigate is the question, but having the US lead the charge cannot always be the answer.

At least you're willing to acknowledge the problem. That's half the battle, and judging by that crowd I would say that climate issues will come to the forefront sooner than later.

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Re: Hundreds Of Thousands March For Climate Action

Post  News Hawk on Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:13 pm

The number of volcanoes that are erupting continues to rise, and scientists cannot seem to explain why this is happening. In 2013, we witnessed the most volcanic eruptions worldwide that we have ever seen in a single year, and this increased activity has carried over into 2014. In recent months, we have seen major volcanoes roar to life in Russia, Peru, Hawaii, Reunion Island, Indonesia, and all over Alaska. It is highly unusual for so many volcanoes to all be erupting at the same time. According to Volcano Discovery, a whopping 34 volcanoes are erupting around the globe right now. This is sending a massive amount of dust and ash into the upper atmosphere, and it may explain why many parts of the planet are experiencing strangely cold weather at the moment. If this trend continues, we could potentially be facing years of crop failures and widespread famines all over the world.

And what we have witnessed already may just be the beginning. There are several more very large volcanoes around the globe that scientists are extremely concerned about right now.
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-number-of-volcanic-eruptions-is-increasing-and-that-could-lead-to-an-extremely-cold-winter

What temperature would you like to have in the next 25 years?

Chances are, NB will have no idea.

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