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  1. Macron has always been a champion virtue signaller, and this looks like one of his best efforts yet. Result for the planet: Nil. Result for Macron: lots of "progressive" brownie points. "Make the Planet Great Again". Good grief. It sounds like show & tell day at the kindergarten, with lots of paper streamers, coloured balloons and ice cream.
  2. The myth of melting ice and rising seas

    Then I guess it also wasn't you who authored "Vulnerabilities and Contributions of the LGBTTQ communities within the context of climate change: sea-level rise unpacked from an decolonial non-heteronormative perspective"?
  3. The myth of melting ice and rising seas

    Indeed, climate research is unearthing new and important discoveries every day, which will help us to save the Arctic ice This is especially true in Australia, where funding for the following breakthrough research was made possible by funding from the Australian Research Council Discovery Grant - Making Less Space for Carbon: Cultural Research for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. Yes, but what about the climate? Ah, that's more like it. Hooray, the sea ice is saved! Your climate research tax dollars at work.
  4. The myth of melting ice and rising seas

    The poster in question has no intention of being precise; quite the opposite. The Green/Left prefers to be vague, even contradictory, to avoid having to step into the cold light of data, facts and reality. That's why they throw around lame meaningless slurs like 'denier' the whole time. It's code for "your views are beyond the pale so I don't have to listen to you. So there." 'Denier' is first cousin to 'racist' or 'Islamophobe'; a term used to suppress debate, not encourage it. Which in turn makes climate activism simply another outpost of social justice warrior activity, another iteration of the Victim-Oppressor game the Green/Left is so fond of. I can see the attraction. Standing up for "climate justice" requires no thought, and no knowledge, and confers a instant comforting sense of moral superiority on themselves. That is very attractive to a certain sort of personality.
  5. Aide to EU Commission head tweets picture of white smoke at Brexit meeting with May That wasn't white smoke, it was a white flag being waved by Mrs May.
  6. Thailand is a country where the only hierarchy is power. And you, as a farang, have none. So, 1. Never invest more here than you can afford to lose 2. Make sure you are worth more alive than dead. 3. Do not upset powerful people, especially those with guns and a mental age of 10.
  7. The myth of melting ice and rising seas

    Well, I guess that says all we need to know about your scientific knowledge, since life on earth as we know it wouldn't exist without the stuff.
  8. The myth of melting ice and rising seas

    I wouldn't try. Those are not ad hominem attacks, as no specific person has been identified. And if you want to start a debate about the scope of the phrase ad hominem, you're on your own. For politicians, I could cite several dozen, celebrities likewise, NGOs a handful, and bucketloads of journalists. The cases I cited in person are clear: both Kennedy and Geldof are on video; Parncutt wrote a blog post.
  9. The myth of melting ice and rising seas

    All well-documented occurrences, as 2 minutes with Google would demonstrate.
  10. The myth of melting ice and rising seas

    1. The agenda isn't about saving the planet. Only a naïf would think that politicians are into climate matters for anything other than their personal vanity projects; most of the NGOs get money from the UN and EU, which they use to lobby for more money from the EU and UN; celebrities are trying to appear noble, and nobody with any sense believes what appears in the press. Journalists are mostly given guidelines to write to, or they're incompetent, or they may have a personal agenda. With some, it's all three. 2. Do some reading. You could start with Bob ("Extinction by 2030") Geldof, Prof. Richard ("Death to Deniers") Parncutt, Robert F. ("Skeptics are Traitors") Kennedy, and work your way down from that.
  11. The myth of melting ice and rising seas

    Scientists don't operate an "aggressive single agenda and hysterical propaganda." That sort of trendy and tiresome agit-prop is left up to the UN, the EU, Bob Geldof, Greenpeace, the BBC, the LA Times, the Climate Justice Alliance, Kevin Rudd, Pocoyo, the WWF, MSNBC, 350.org, the Bianca Jagger Foundation, Prince Charles, Angela Merkel, the Maldives government, People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights, the Sydney Morning Herald, David Suzuki, the Maryknoll Sisters, the New York Times, Justin Trudeau, the Basque Centre for Climate Change, Leonardo di Caprio and the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University. Do any of them really care about climate? Probably not. Are they up for some champion virtue signalling? Absolutely.
  12. The myth of melting ice and rising seas

    Well, quite. I confess I didn't appreciate that on a thread ostensibly devoted to sea ice and rising seas, we were supposed to be including quantum mechanics as part of the discussion. It is still BS to suggest, as another poster did, that the heat that emanates from burning is principally due to loss of mass in an E=mc2 type relation.
  13. Thai social media thinks it is a remake of Annabelle http://www.khaosodenglish.com/culture/net/2017/11/30/army-new-mascot-run-lives/
  14. The myth of melting ice and rising seas

    This is complete BS at an elementary school level. In purely chemical reactions, mass is never lost or gained, as Lavoisier and others proved in the 18th century. (see Law of Conservation of Mass).
  15. Canada apologises for persecution of gay public servants

    Canada seems to have gone further down the insane totalitarian identity politics road than almost anywhere else. Bill C-16 makes it mandatory to refer to another person by whatever pronoun they choose to call themselves, whether it be 'they', 'zee' or 'squiffy' or whatever. There are serious penalties for non-compliance. It is now also, apparently, an offence to even discuss Bill C-16 in public. Discussing Bill C-16 in public is now a violation of Bill C-16, and if that isn't totalitarian, I don't know what is. I'm not making this up. A university teaching assistant recently showed her class a clip from a mainstream Canadian TV show of a two-sided debate on Bill C-16, and immediately got hauled in by her teaching professor and accused of 'gender violence', contrary to the bill's provisions. See Lindsay Shepherd and Wilfrid Laurier University for details. Bring your sick bag.