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Old 07-24-2022, 08:59 AM   #1041 (permalink)
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Any Green New Deal talk on CNN? I'm guessing no. Reality doesn't mean their advertisers want that kind of talk on television.
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Old 07-24-2022, 09:05 AM   #1042 (permalink)
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Yes, FETCHER, 40 degrees in UK is off-the-scale weird, but as so often with climate news, UK media sources just shrug it it off with a light-hearted, "Wacky weather this weekend" segment. I think this approach is more pronounced in the UK, where we have a traditional pride in the (non-threatening) quirks of our weather.
In contrast, in the US, they have forever been reporting on deadly, and deadly serious, weather events: tornadoes, hurricanes, bushfires, etc.
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Old 07-24-2022, 09:08 AM   #1043 (permalink)
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Any Green New Deal talk on CNN? I'm guessing no. Reality doesn't mean their advertisers want that kind of talk on television.
I'm guessing, "no", Batlord. Good point about not upsetting the advertisers!
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Old 07-24-2022, 09:37 AM   #1044 (permalink)
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I mean the reality is that we're probably gonna have to overcome all that money by dragging some billionaires and millionaires out of their mansions and beating them to death and before we're ready to do that they're gonna dictate how this goes.
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Old 07-30-2022, 10:17 PM   #1045 (permalink)
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WEF apparently wants us all to ditch our vehicles. We must all own private jets or something...
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:49 AM   #1046 (permalink)
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Just in case anyone is tempted to feel cheerful this morning, here's some more coverage of the drought that is affecting not just the US:-

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Lovely. Heat waves, wild fires, tornadoes, and drought. There is no end in sight to all of this. Perhaps this is what Morrissey meant when he wrote Every Day Is Like Sunday?
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Haha! Maybe, music_collector!

One prob with a drought like this is that severe water shortage is quite literally fatal, and could generate scenes of the mass movement of people that we usually associate with the famines of Africa or Dust Bowl America.
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This country is blessed with tons of lakes and rivers. Many of them have severely low water levels. Our prairie provinces fight drought seemingly every year.

There's a wildlife reserve I have to drive through to get to my home town from here. There are a large number of lakes that dot the landscape. I'll bet that if I drove there now, those lakes would look more like creeks.

It's tragic. I could be wrong, but it seems like the only way to get out of this is for those in power to implement solutions that benefit everyone, not just themselves or their friends.

As an example, planned obsolescence is something that would benefit everyone. I just had our air conditioner replaced, after getting 17 years of use from the previous unit. Like the washer and dryer, I wouldn't be surprised if this new unit will need changing in ten years, or days after the warranty expires.

I continue to do my best to help out. There's always room for improvement on my part.

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Old 08-07-2022, 09:42 AM   #1050 (permalink)
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There's something reassuring about the wild immensity of Canada's Great North Woods, but yeah, not as badly as elsewhere, but it sounds like they are already feeling the pinch of global warming.
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