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March 2, 2021

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Sapoty Brook, Main Arm

Due to uncontrolled CO2 emissions, Australia’s emissions budget for 2020 has already been exceeded. All coal-fired power and petrol stations will be shut down, as of tomorrow, for the rest of the year.

Meanwhile, in other countries, highly addictive fossilised plants continue to fuel the destruction of civilisation.


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9 COMMENTS

  1. Okay sapoty , put the car in the garage dont use it for a year .. also include your phone and computer
    Great to see a individual take action on climate change!! minimize their carbon
    Footprint.. what a example for others to follow..

    • You seem to have a thing against phones and computers, Barrow (as in pushing your own …? I like it!) Sure they create a carbon footprint (as all commodities and living things must) but my iPad allows me to virtually eliminate my paper use to:
      Write and receive letters both personal and business
      Receive and pay my bills
      Read the daily newspapers
      Borrow and read books
      Research almost any topic I choose
      Study and complete the homework for my French course
      Book travel (including trains!) and entertainment and download the relevant Epasses

      All without having to drive to the library, post office, travel agent etc. I am sure there are other examples I haven’t thought of. I’m not about to give up my phone or iPad in the pursuit of reducing my environmental impact. And just because I’m not going to live in a cave in an animal skin and forage for berries, it doesn’t mean I won’t try to make an effort and vote for change.

      Of course we have to leap the yawning gap between saying we want more Government action and actually being prepared to accept the necessary sacrifices.

      • Any wireless device uses 15 to 23 time more power than a wired device, by using a wireless device you are using the bioshere as the conducting medium to deliver your data, all living things suffer when exposed to the air born microwave radiation that caters for your convenience. Think about it.

        • I certainly realise they have environmental impacts but because they are symbols of contemporary consumption doesn’t mean they don’t carry benefits. There are also the scourges of planned obsolescence and data mining that need political action. There must always be however, cost/benefit analyses and forgive me if I seek these from wider sources than your pronouncements.

          • Cancer or convenience…..you choose
            5G will speed up your device and with ten times more radiation also your demise.
            its the poisoned apple , they tell you what it is

  2. Your maths and logic is as bad as your science. Individual actions won’t make a difference to global emissions and rising global temperatures until governments force corporations to reduce emissions. The only solutions that have been shown to bring down emissions are carbon-based taxes. Do some research and stop trying to think – that approach clearly isn’t working.

    • You have lost it mate !! So hear you are .enjoying the prosperity that Aus has given you , including
      Coal and all that is connected to it !!
      Individuals actions wont make any difference? Hypocrite!!
      “This would also apply for this country 1.3 ”
      “China carbon emissions in 7 .to 9 days ”
      Totals Australia’s for the year ..
      You are in Denial .once AGAIN !
      ” Do as i say not as i do ” laughable really !!

  3. So in calling him a hypocrite are you now FINALLY acknowledging the need for reducing emissions?
    So FINALLY addressing the issue instead of always attacking the writer? Well Done old fella.
    He’s right though, your maths is bad – it’s about 15 days not “7 .to 9”
    And what of our per capita emissions compared with China? Ours are the 2nd highest globally.
    And the actions China has committed to, compared with ours? And all without using dodgy accounting or land use changes.

  4. You have lost it as well !! Old mate Matthew
    Suggesting that individuals wont make any difference to global warming , now you are implying
    The per capita we are the second highest in the
    World ..both selective hypocrites!!” who is the owner of those figures?
    The UN , IPCC , maybe the Guardian, or the ABC
    All impartial organisations!! Look iam not a denialist , we do need to look after our planet
    However why so much panic ? And you both cant
    Dismiss the fact that there are far more scientists
    Sceptical, and infact are saying there is no climate emergency at all .to be fair you have to listen to
    Both sides .as you do in most elections .

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