You have to hand it to AGW crowd, latest scare tactic over here in the colonies being promoted by Starbucks: The scientific statement that in 10, 20 or 30 years you won't be able to have a coffee because climate change will mean that the beans can't be grown.
Location: Cardiff, UK (Englishman on missionary duty)
from the BBC report linked by pulse:
In Afghanistan, for example, fuel has to be delivered by road from Pakistan
Not correct. Most comes in From Uzbekistan through the new rail link to oil storage depots near Hairatan, Afghanistan. (I have the joy of investigating the theft of a couple of hundred tons of Jet A-1 there that was shipped in by rail all the way from Estonia - wonder what the Environmentalists would make of that )
I see the propaganda prior to the next Climate Conference has started. All aimed at getting Third World countries to rally to the cause.
BBC News - Climate change 'grave threat' to security and health
The BBC's "Country File" programme had a very biased report on wind turbines on Sunday, along with the usual Global warming/climate change/disruption rant. I think their pension fund investments must need a boost.
October 17, 2011 Windmills to shut at night following demise of rare bat
Night operation of the windmills in the North Allegheny Windpower Project has been halted following discovery of a dead Indiana bat under one of the turbines, an official with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday.
The finding marks only the second location where an Indiana bat has been found dead under a wind turbine. Two Indiana bats were found under turbines in the Mid-west, said Clint Riley, supervisor for Fish and Wildlife’s Pennsylvania field office.
“While finding the dead bat is not good news for any of us, it does show the monitoring works,” Riley said from his State College office.
That's the main thing that annoys me about the greenies - they complain about everything and never come up with a workable solution.
Can't have nuclear as it'll irradiate the planet (think of the children!). Can't have coal as it'll release nasties into the atmosphere. Can't have gas as it involves digging holes in the sea and killing seagulls. Can't have wind as it kills some stupid bat. So what can we have?
Can't have gas as it involves digging holes in the sea and killing seagulls
And its not if f$#@ seagulls are in short supply.
Taken to it's natural conclusion, a return to the Stone Age.
Being, a glass half full kinda guy. I tend to think of the positive sides of that outcome. No problem with silly dating etc, knock the nearest wench over the head with your club and wander off with her over your shoulder. After all they do want to go back to nature
A news item about fuel poverty (2700 died last year, families choosing between heat and food) was closely followed by one on numpty politicians bleating that a £1bn carbon capture scheme was being abandoned. Can't these idiots see that inflating fuel prices to fund vanity projects is, in fact, killing people?