Student strike for climate change

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smartypants

38,979 posts

108 months

Friday 15th February
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Coolbanana said:
I'm not here to educate you, but you are seriously in need of an education on the subject if what you have stated here is true - the same goes for anyone in the same situation. That doesn't mean you are "stupid", far from it, it simply means you need to delve into the subject better than you obviously have; personally, I believe the debate was done a long time ago and people are waking up to and accepting the reality - so change is happening, slowly, but the momentum is there and it'll get better from here on out - hopefully with enough time to make a positive difference. smile

Denial is akin to not believing in Evolution or a round Earth and while you may have a dawning moment and understand having researched properly, many won't but that's ok so long as they are in the minority and are "forced" by legislation etc to consume and use services and products that reduce their harmful footprint. There is a wealth of easy-to-understand information as to what Climate Change is, how humans have affected it and what they might do to redress the situation - and this quite apart from the Earth's natural cycles and the tin-foil hat brigade and big businesses for whom it is cheaper to pay rogue "Scientists" to confuse the issue with falsehoods and dubious "facts".

Anyway, good on the schoolkids for doing their part to keep people talking about it - and hopefully, joining in to do something about it too. smile
I refer you back to my points a, b and c



turbobloke

84,351 posts

199 months

Friday 15th February
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smartypants said:
Coolbanana said:
I'm not here to educate you, but you are seriously in need of an education on the subject if what you have stated here is true - the same goes for anyone in the same situation. That doesn't mean you are "stupid", far from it, it simply means you need to delve into the subject better than you obviously have; personally, I believe the debate was done a long time ago and people are waking up to and accepting the reality - so change is happening, slowly, but the momentum is there and it'll get better from here on out - hopefully with enough time to make a positive difference. smile

Denial is akin to not believing in Evolution or a round Earth and while you may have a dawning moment and understand having researched properly, many won't but that's ok so long as they are in the minority and are "forced" by legislation etc to consume and use services and products that reduce their harmful footprint. There is a wealth of easy-to-understand information as to what Climate Change is, how humans have affected it and what they might do to redress the situation - and this quite apart from the Earth's natural cycles and the tin-foil hat brigade and big businesses for whom it is cheaper to pay rogue "Scientists" to confuse the issue with falsehoods and dubious "facts".

Anyway, good on the schoolkids for doing their part to keep people talking about it - and hopefully, joining in to do something about it too. smile
I refer you back to my points a, b and c
Best of luck with your interlocutor on those points. Independent thought is so yesterday in bien pensant circles.

The tactics in play, indoctrination and pester power (influencing parents supposedly), that's what schools are for.


Cold

6,341 posts

29 months

Friday 15th February
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I posted this in the Juvenile thread because it amused me:

Cold said:
Belfast today, a group of the schoolkids who are "on strike" to protest about climate change, but still maintaining a sense of humour.

Randy Winkman

6,179 posts

128 months

Friday 15th February
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Good on the kids. Nice to see them doing something interesting and annoying for boring old codgers.

funkyrobot

16,886 posts

167 months

Friday 15th February
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Cold said:
I posted this in the Juvenile thread because it amused me:

Cold said:
Belfast today, a group of the schoolkids who are "on strike" to protest about climate change, but still maintaining a sense of humour.

If I ever feel the need to take my daughter out of school for a holiday, I'm going to say it's really to protest about climate change.

Looking at some of the spelling above, they need to be in school more. hehe
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smartypants

38,979 posts

108 months

Friday 15th February
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turbobloke said:
Best of luck with your interlocutor on those points. Independent thought is so yesterday in bien pensant circles.

The tactics in play, indoctrination and pester power (influencing parents supposedly), that's what schools are for.

hehe

We had the same when we were at school, in fact fossil fuels were supposed to have run out by now, and the ozone layer should have disappeared. (obviously it didn't just because the western world stopped using CFCs... aren't we amazing)

turbobloke

84,351 posts

199 months

Friday 15th February
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Randy Winkman said:
Good on the kids. Nice to see them doing something interesting and annoying for boring old codgers.
You didn't post a qualifying age but I'd say more interesting and entertaining than annoying.

Parents who aren't already molten due to the horrendous global warming we're all experiencing may consider the loss of lessons/teaching/learning time as a point worthy of consideration.

At least the teachers will have an excuse for any lower grades this year. Apparently the strike is supported by at least one headteacher union. They've spotted that it's hardly worth striving for good results when the kids will be frying in their own juices fairly soon.

smartypants

38,979 posts

108 months

Friday 15th February
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Good practice I suppose for when Comrade Corbyn gets in. Probably get some fluorescent jackets upon graduation.


williamp

16,348 posts

212 months

Friday 15th February
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Randy Winkman said:
Good on the kids. Nice to see them doing something interesting and annoying for boring old codgers.
On a school day? Whats wrong withthe weekend??

garagewidow

758 posts

109 months

Friday 15th February
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Wonder how many of them will have forgotten all this once they get on the greasy career pole and strive for a 4 bed detached and 2 German motors on the drive.

Wacky Racer

30,679 posts

186 months

Friday 15th February
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Pah! Students, never done a days work in their lives.


They could have put the time to better use tidying their rooms up.

Vanden Saab

1,880 posts

13 months

Friday 15th February
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Randy Winkman said:
Good on the kids. Nice to see them doing something interesting and annoying for boring old codgers.
Not in the slightest bit annoying to this old codger. The sooner they understand that protesting is cold, thankless and pointless the better. I think teachers should be applauded for teaching them this important lesson so early in life.

Terminator X

7,177 posts

143 months

Friday 15th February
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What temperature are they asking for?

TX.

PRTVR

4,565 posts

160 months

Friday 15th February
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The thing is the kids do have the power to change things, the largest CO2 emitter by a mile is China, if they give up there phones and anything made in China it would be a start, it might be hard but it's for a good cause right ?

smartypants

38,979 posts

108 months

Friday 15th February
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PRTVR said:
The thing is the kids do have the power to change things, the largest CO2 emitter by a mile is China, if they give up there phones and anything made in China it would be a start, it might be hard but it's for a good cause right ?
Actually the largest CO2 emitter is themselves.... and the long life they will have, they cars they will buy, the dogs they will own and the offspring they will have to do it all over again.

Am I allowed to suggest suicide as a solution?

garagewidow

758 posts

109 months

Friday 15th February
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^Very much so,...erm not the suicide bit.

A,we are the problem.

Q,how are we going to save ourselves?

dandarez

9,980 posts

222 months

Friday 15th February
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Randy Winkman said:
Good on the kids. Nice to see them doing something interesting and annoying for boring old codgers.
You've learnt a lot in your short life to date, eh?
You should sit for a degree in Ageist ttness - I'm confident you'd get a First Class Honours.
laugh


turbobloke

84,351 posts

199 months

Friday 15th February
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A translation, but an acceptably good and checkable translation.

http://www.stichting-jas.nl/2019/01/guus-berkhout-...


smartypants

38,979 posts

108 months

Friday 15th February
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garagewidow said:
^Very much so,...erm not the suicide bit.

A,we are the problem.

Q,how are we going to save ourselves?
Suicide, genocide, or wait for the next war.

If you believe we’re the problem. Whatever the problem is exactly.




ninepoint2

1,802 posts

99 months

Friday 15th February
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Jasandjules said:
The first question is what climate change problem...
I believe it's a common myth perpetuated by Governments around the world as a justification to raise more tax, particularly from the poor already heavily taxed motorist wink

Edited by ninepoint2 on Friday 15th February 19:43