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by Kim O'Hara
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 209
Views: 24707

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Looking at where this author sits in the global power hierarchy, this statement represents a huge shift. (Ditto for where it's published.) Former UN Climate Chief Calls For Civil Disobedience In a book out tomorrow, the woman who led the negotiations for the Paris Agreement calls for civil disobedie...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 157
Views: 26161

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

Just for you, Charbel, since no-one else here is likely to be interested ... One of Townsville's retired journalists is now blogging about local politics and this week - https://www.townsvillemagpie.com.au/family-feud-jenny-hills-brother-fred-says-she-is-not-to-be-trusted/ - he passes on information...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26836

Re: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread

The problem of methane - new science. Methane emissions are probably much higher than we thought and that could be a good thing Publishing their findings in Nature today, researchers have found that human activity is the source of nearly all the atmosphere's fossil methane — the kind that comes from...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26836

Re: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread

Climate crisis: One-third of all plant and animal species could be extinct in 50 years, study suggests In just 50 years’ time, a third of all plant and animal species on our planet could be wiped out due to man-made climate change, US scientists have warned. The damning new study of humanity’s impa...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 157
Views: 26161

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

... Instead of ranting here to empty audience, send to: statedevelopment@ministerial.qld.gov.au Kim does not rant IMO, unlike some others. He provides useful, interesting, and well documented updates related to the topic of the thread. How do you know what else he does? Perhaps he has already conta...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 157
Views: 26161

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

A pair of important articles in The Guardian. The Future We Choose, a new book by the architects of the Paris climate accords, offers two contrasting visions for how the world might look in thirty years ... This is an edited extract from The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christia...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 157
Views: 26161

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

:thumb: Grazing land being rezoned outside of Townsville purportedly for green energy, even though the land appears far in excess of the actual need and even though there are alternate sites in already existing industrial zones. :| https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-01-29/lansdown-industrial-pr...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 157
Views: 26161

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

... Let's hope this is a sign that oil is beginning to follow coal's death spiral. :namaste: Kim :thumb: n mid-January, Adam Waterous, who operates the private equity firm Waterous Energy Fund, made a prediction about the crown jewel of the U.S. shale oil industry, the Permian shale play that strad...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Against neoliberalism
Replies: 103
Views: 15046

Re: Against neoliberalism

An excellent article about the origins of our increasing inequality - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/02/how-mckinsey-destroyed-middle-class/605878/ The history is presented as background to Buttigieg's candidacy and the author asks, quite reasonably in my opinion, whether someone so ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 71
Views: 1993

Re: Bushfires in Australia

Someone who reads only quickly without trying to investigate at any level, even the shallowest, may easily remain under the assumption that those numbers (for example 267) are related to arson, simply because ARSON is the first word in the tweet you quoted. Actually this makes Malcolm Roberts' twee...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 71
Views: 1993

Re: Bushfires in Australia

lyndon taylor wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:19 pm
if the shoe fits, wear it!! I never called Paul an ignoramus, I said it would take an ignoramus to deny the influence of climate change on Australia's fires.
:goodpost:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 71
Views: 1993

Re: Bushfires in Australia

Greetings Kim, At this stage I have to say that either you are knowingly lying (and I do hope you wouldn't do that) Lying about what ? :shrug: OR you have information which you haven't posted here and I haven't seen elsewhere. About what ? :shrug: To modify a good Aussie idiom, put it up or shut up...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 71
Views: 1993

Re: Bushfires in Australia

Greetings, as lightning is the biggest cause This is false. The truth is closer to this, as sourced from the Australian Institute of Criminology... big dumb pie chart Lightning would come under the "natural" category, and thus, would not be more than 6%. an ignoramus All the best. :candle: Paul, I ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Against neoliberalism
Replies: 103
Views: 15046

Re: Against neoliberalism

Been there, done that.
viewtopic.php?t=277&start=20#p3428

:juggling:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 71
Views: 1993

Re: Bushfires in Australia

... This post says nothing other than that you and fwiw are trying to play down the reality that now 267 people have been charged. How high will that number need to get before you consider it little more than a mere trifle? (Nevermind all those who will never be caught) As per one of my more recent...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26836

Re: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread

Human fingerprint in global weather An anthropogenic fingerprint has been detected in long-term climate trends, but distinguishing human-induced change from natural variability in day-to-day weather remains a challenge. Research now finds that a human influence is discernible in global patterns of ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 71
Views: 1993

Re: Bushfires in Australia

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Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 71
Views: 1993

Re: Bushfires in Australia

We actually discussed and trashed that kool-aid earlier on this thread, ... Indeed. This post, Sarath - https://dharmawheel.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4950&start=20#p11401 - and a few either side of it, in case you didn't see them. :coffee: Kim Thank you for your attention, Paul. :smile: Kim :focus:
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Opinion: Greta Thunberg is nothing but a bone of contention
Replies: 27
Views: 1029

Re: Opinion: Greta Thunberg is nothing but a bone of contention

Case in point. Screenshot_2020-01-23_19-34-07.png Here's most of what she said - 'Act as if You Loved Your Children Above All Else': Greta Thunberg Demands Davos Elite Immediately Halt All Fossil Fuel Investments Climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the world's elite face-to-face at the World ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Opinion: Greta Thunberg is nothing but a bone of contention
Replies: 27
Views: 1029

Re: Opinion: Greta Thunberg is nothing but a bone of contention

Well, yes, but...rebirth? I'm guessing most of us will be back in some form, not as "justsit" or "kim" or whomever, but still as beings in the human realm with its attendant problems. :cry: Indeed. It has crossed my mind a time or two, and I fear the wait for a human rebirth, let alone a fortunate ...