London Mayor too close a friend of extinction rebellion to do his job?

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London Mayor too close a friend of extinction rebellion to do his job?

Post by Boro Boy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:40 pm

Citizen Khan is as quiet as a mouse whilst the streets, bridges and airports of London are squatted on and blocked by extinction rebellion. Shouldn't the Mayor be keeping London working rather than shying away from the issue? :think:

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Re: London Mayor too close a friend of extinction rebellion to do his job?

Post by Derbiean » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:47 pm

Probably too busy trying to make preparations for a very undemocratic no deal brexit. :roll:
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Re: London Mayor too close a friend of extinction rebellion to do his job?

Post by Boro Boy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:30 pm

Derbiean wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:47 pm
Probably too busy trying to make preparations for a very undemocratic no deal brexit. :roll:
"undemocratic"??? You are very badly informed! He is too busy building his empire of highly paid advisors rather than spending the money on London :wave:
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Re: London Mayor too close a friend of extinction rebellion to do his job?

Post by Boro Boy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:32 pm

I wonder how many other issues those climate change scientists got wrong? https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/empoweri ... spartanntp :think:

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Re: London Mayor too close a friend of extinction rebellion to do his job?

Post by pabenny » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:58 am

Did you not bother reading to the end of that article?
We're not saying that plastic pollution isn't bad, just that the persistence of polystyrene in the environment may be shorter and likely more complicated than we previously understood'

'The chance for injury to the environment over decades is still available.
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Re: London Mayor too close a friend of extinction rebellion to do his job?

Post by Boro Boy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:11 am

pabenny wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:58 am
Did you not bother reading to the end of that article?
We're not saying that plastic pollution isn't bad, just that the persistence of polystyrene in the environment may be shorter and likely more complicated than we previously understood'

'The chance for injury to the environment over decades is still available.
Yes, I read the whole article and as usual the "experts" ideas are turned on their head time after time. Just look at the times the "experts" have changed their ideas on what we should eat; next they might be telling us it's not global warming it's the next ice age on the way. It wouldn't be the first time!

But don't get me wrong taking plastics, in all their formats, out of the environment would be a clean up for the planet.

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Post by Sarah » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:25 am

Not really. What qualified nutritionists agree upon and what the Daily Express regurgitates from minor studies to print as an eye-catching story are quite different things.
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Re: London Mayor too close a friend of extinction rebellion to do his job?

Post by pabenny » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:41 am

Boro Boy wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:11 am
... and as usual the "experts" ideas are turned on their head time after time. Just look at the times the "experts" have changed their ideas on what we should eat; next they might be telling us it's not global warming it's the next ice age on the way. It wouldn't be the first time!
It's called advancement of scientific knowledge. It's rarely as binary is experts now saying that black is now white - that's over-simplification by headline writers. Most of these questions are complicated and it takes time for enough evidence to be obtained for a consensus to emerge.

Take evolution, for example. Deeply controversial when Darwin first suggested it; now accepted by more or less the entire scientific community. Ditto the link between smoking and lung cancer, where there were vested interests from the tobacco industry seeking to deny and discredit the evidence.

The scientific certainty over climate change is comparable to the scientific certainty over evolution. But as with tobacco there are vested interests who seek to promote denial. I'm not clear from your posts whether you believe that climate change is not happening at all (and hence the data is wrong). Or that you accept that it is happening but believe that it is not human-made (and presumably, therefore believe that we need not take any action)
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Re: London Mayor too close a friend of extinction rebellion to do his job?

Post by Boro Boy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:06 am

pabenny wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:41 am
Boro Boy wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:11 am
... and as usual the "experts" ideas are turned on their head time after time. Just look at the times the "experts" have changed their ideas on what we should eat; next they might be telling us it's not global warming it's the next ice age on the way. It wouldn't be the first time!
It's called advancement of scientific knowledge. It's rarely as binary is experts now saying that black is now white - that's over-simplification by headline writers. Most of these questions are complicated and it takes time for enough evidence to be obtained for a consensus to emerge.

Take evolution, for example. Deeply controversial when Darwin first suggested it; now accepted by more or less the entire scientific community. Ditto the link between smoking and lung cancer, where there were vested interests from the tobacco industry seeking to deny and discredit the evidence.

The scientific certainty over climate change is comparable to the scientific certainty over evolution. But as with tobacco there are vested interests who seek to promote denial. I'm not clear from your posts whether you believe that climate change is not happening at all (and hence the data is wrong). Or that you accept that it is happening but believe that it is not human-made (and presumably, therefore believe that we need not take any action)
Global warming and Ice Ages have been happening as long as this planet has been in existence, thinking we can alter the course of events is similar to thinking men are gods...! Lets just concentrate on cleaning up the planet, something we can do!

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Re: London Mayor too close a friend of extinction rebellion to do his job?

Post by Derbiean » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:21 am

Boro Boy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:30 pm
Derbiean wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:47 pm
Probably too busy trying to make preparations for a very undemocratic no deal brexit. :roll:
"undemocratic"??? You are very badly informed! He is too busy building his empire of highly paid advisors rather than spending the money on London :wave:
That's Boris Johnson you're talking about and you're as well informed as Steve Gibson was about DCFC :lol:
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