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  • #1732260
    halcyon
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    halcyon

    Where have all the contributors gone, long time passing?
    Where have all the contributors gone, long time ago?
    Where have all the contributors gone?
    Gone to other websites everyone.
    Oh, when will the Moderators ever learn?
    Oh, when will they ever learn

    With humble apologies to Peter Seeger of Peter, Paul and Mary.   🙂   🙂   🙂

    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” (George Orwell, The Animal Farm)

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  halcyon.
    #1732263
    huiatahi
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    huiatahi

    I think they like killing us off

    huiatahi

    #1732279
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    Either that or they are all too scared of posting something that might be considered political.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1732284
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    On the other hand it is spring so maybe they are all out enjoying themselves as the sap starts to rise again.

    As Jerry Warriner said “In the spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to what he’s been thinking about all winter.”

    I know that’s what I am doing.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1732317
    huiatahi
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    huiatahi

    My mind’s boggling about what you’ve been thinking about all winter hero

    huiatahi

    #1732324
    supergold
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    supergold

    So there goes another lifesaving mission up in smoke…
    – Ian Rutherford Plimer  (Published 2010 following the volcanic eruption which caused havoc with commercial aircraft travel.)

    Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From?
    PLIMER: “Okay, here’s the bombshell. The recent volcanic eruption in Iceland… since its first spewing of volcanic ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet – all of you.

    Of course, you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress – it’s that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesize into oxygen for all humans and all animal life.

    I know… it’s very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kids “The Green Revolution” science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle and replacing all of your 90 cent light bulbs with $9 light bulbs …. well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days.

    The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere in just four days – yes, FOUR DAYS – by that volcano in Iceland has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at any one time – EVERY DAY.

    I don’t really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt. Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.

    Yes, folks, Mt. Pinatubo was active for over one year – think about it !!!!

    Of course, I shouldn’t spoil this ‘touchy-feely tree-hugging’ moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keeps happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.

    And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud, but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year.

    Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you, on the basis of the bogus ‘human-caused’ climate-change scenario.

    Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention ‘Global Warming’ anymore, but just ‘Climate Change’ – you know why? It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past few years and these global warming bull artists got caught with their pants down.

    And, just keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme – that whopping new tax – imposed on you that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer. It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure.

    But, hey, relax… give the world a hug and have a nice day!”

    Ian Rutherford Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies. He has published 130 scientific papers, six books and edited the Encyclopedia of Geology.
    Born
    12 February 1946 (age 68) Residence Australia

    Nationality Australian

    Fields Earth Science, Geology, Mining Engineering

    Institutions University of New England, University of Newcastle, University of Melbourne, University of Adelaide

    Alma mater University of New South Wales, Macquarie University

    Thesis The pipe deposits of tungsten-molybdenum-bismuth in eastern Australia (1976)
    Notable Awards Eureka Prize(1995, 2002), Centenary Medal (2003),
    Clarke Medal (2004)

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

    #1732332
    paxis
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    paxis

    What an excellent article……..

    #1732345
    halcyon
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    halcyon

    And I will bet a bob to a knob that someone will label him a Climate Change denier, and point out that he is involved in the mining industry,  rather than offer sound scientific evidence to refute the comments he  made.

    So to define the question: is his comment true about the amount of CO2 produced by Mt. Pinatubo?

    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” (George Orwell, The Animal Farm)

    #1732346
    halcyon
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    halcyon

    Sorry folks, this comment was  like tonight’s curry. Repeats are not as good as the original.   🙂 🙂

    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” (George Orwell, The Animal Farm)

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  halcyon.
    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  halcyon.
    #1732353
    Bryan
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    Bryan

    Well at 80 nopthing I do will change anything so it’s a case of keep on keeping on for me I’m sorry!

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

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