In response to Will Jones: Even if the world IS getting warmer, time is on our side,
Bruce Mills wrote:
Two of many heroes in my early post youth days were called Patrick Moore; one, the well known late amateur astronomer of great renown and the other the ecologist who founded Greenpeace, Dr Patrick Moore. For many a year I was a member of Greenpeace; paid my subs, bought their stationery, calendars, christmas cards and so forth; must’ve saved a whale or two from the harpoon. But, maybe twenty years ago, I gave it all up, not for anything specific that I recall other than saving myself some hard earned money. But I do remember getting a bit fed up with their ‘activism’ which began to look a lot like today’s XR. Oh! and buying a helicopter, and then pursuing endeavours agin all fossil-based industries. Yes, that might have been the trigger-point – the ruddy helicopter.
Yesterday I caught up with Dr Patrick Moore via YouTube. What a wonderful fella! I hadn’t known that he, Greenpeace’s founder, had also given up on his creation, but had become an evangelical proselytiser against the hokum of CC/GW which has infected our world like the bubonic plague, or flu of times past. He’s an engaging bedfellow to have onside when, perhaps, you’re arguing the toss with some of the credulous charlatans of GW. Even Saint Greta might learn something from someone who knows what they’re talking about. Then again, probably not.
Long 1.27.27: The Power of Truth: Lots of graphs to befuddle the Beeb’s Roger Harrabin besides me. Somewhere in it he dismissed, briefly, our Sir David Attenborough as of little importance.
I watched an XR activist couple in Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild last night. Apparently they were able to fund their pleasant work-free life by selling a property in evil capitalist London, and they make some money by blogging on the evil internet enabled by capitalism and using a computer made by capitalist enterprise! Rather strangely they did not object to Ben flying all the way out from the UK to film them.