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Global Warming – what are we doing?

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  • #1714386
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    TedE

    It is becoming obvious that we are not doing enough. it’s to be hoped that the Targets tat will be set by the Government are not only ambitious but that penalties for non achievement can be implemented as well. The goal set is good but it would be nice to be able to do better than that goal and that is possible once feedback loops start to kick in.

    Certainly our young people think we are not doing enough:

    School Strike 4 Climate: rolling updates as student protests kick off in NZ

    TedE - Papakura -

    #1714388
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    Hero42

    In our day we protested nuclear weapons and apartheid.

    Good on the youth of today protesting about what will effect them the most.

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    arandar

    I started the day feeling proud of so many young people and hopeful for their future.

    I shall end the day feeling sad, ashamed and angry that this sort of hate crime has happened in our country.

    Arandar

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    mommabear70

    So will the  striking school children contribute to the cause?

    They can certainly do their bit.
    Stop using everything associated with fossil fuels.
    Cease using their mobile phones and ipad devices.
    All walk to school barefoot and naked and go hungry (except for picking fruit if orchards are along the way) because they can’t use anything that requires fossil fuel transport to get it here. Naturally the walking to and from school will be across the fields as they must avoid tar sealed roads.

    Or is their protest aimed at everyone else changing their polluting ways?
    I expect so.

     

    #1714466
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    TedE

    The events in Christchurch have certainly overshadowed the SS4C. The Terrorism that I believed could not be part of NZ arrived in what I consider to be an unexpected fashion. It would almost seem like an imported act not something that is home grown. The intolerance of some of our young people (also some not so young) astounds me.

    Unfortunately there are those who seem destined to always think that the only way is their way and that compromise is a sign of weakness. However there are signs that we can manage our way through these times with love for each other.

    Ms Adern’s News interview last night was what we needed at that time.

    I found this an interesting read:

    Acting Like Adults

    TedE - Papakura -

    #1714504
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    lilith7

    There have been a lot of posts across various forums all attempting to minimise the schoolkids protest & point out that they all use cellphones & pens & so on.

    It almost seems organised & you have to wonder about that since its not unknown for big oil to try to discredit any attempts at drawing attention to the problem.

    #1714515
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    mommabear70

    How about walk the talk?

    A headline in TedE’s link:
    “Today, children are striking, and demanding of us, “If you won’t act like adults, we will.”

    That tells me the children are going to do their bit in reducing pollution.
    They’ve wagged school and waved banners about. (They haven’t gone on strike as their actions weren’t in their own time)
    As I’ve said previously I’ll back them all the way when they start doing their bit but to date I’ve not seen or heard any evidence they’re changing their lifestyles to reduce their pollution.

     

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    steph154370

    Mommabear, do you know for sure that  these young people are not changing their lifestyles in order  to reduce their pollution?

    I say, good on them for making their voices heard and publicly saying “No!” to  Climate Change and pretty loudly too.

    #1714520
    Profile photo of mommabear70mommabear70
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    mommabear70

    steph, as I said it’s all very well wagging school and waving banners, but unless they publicly announce how they’re changing their lifestyles to reduce their pollution then it’s all hot air so to speak.

    School buses are still in operation – they could refuse to travel on them.
    Many parents use motor vehicles to drop off and collect their kids from school – they could say no to that as well.
    Trains are still taking school children on field trips – they could say no thanks to that too.

    These are just three examples the children could have announced,  when they went to their strike venues, on how they’re changing their lifestyles to reduce their pollution.

    Perhaps they’re doing a lot more. I’d love to hear.

     

     

    #1714552
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    Bryan

    Point Made! I wonder how many of the strikers had a cell phone in their pockets. That’s a point I hadn’t thought of until I read your post. In small towns like ours we couldn’t function without some form of transport but we don’t need a cell phone. I admit I could easily do without mine as I only use it an hour or so a month.

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

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