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    I think it would be interesting and useful if people criticising attempts to reduce global heating made their basic position clearer. Are you in favour of global heating and thus opposed to any measure, no matter how trivial, that might...
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    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/23/environmental-hypocrisy-climate-crisis-green-politics Ever since Al Gore first launched his climate crusade, the sight of any given public figure making the case for action, anywhere other than in their own home, has frequently been met with the following genre of response: if...
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    is it a good argument? Is that a rhetorical question?...
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    sports car - getting down and up (or in and out) is more of a problem! That's almost entirely a trade-off between lower is faster and more stable, higher is easier to get in and out of. But there...
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    "Support staff" includes the yacht crew There's a whole lot of complexity here, but it's unreasonable to count her use of the yacht as the entire cost, more reasonable to count only the marginal cost. It's not as though...
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    for activism to be worth anything, worth the effort or worth the overall cost the challenge is to target action around achievable change at points where that change is meaningful. Which is where "please vote against the climate catastrophe" comes...
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    there's almost always going to be some idiot who wants you to blow something up or kill someone In less violent countries the cops can't be that blatant without everyone laughing at them. Or lecturing them at length, which...
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    They're a bit concerned that that does not seem well thought out. I find it hard to respond to that because to me you're asking "produce a detailed plan that explains how everything in society works and specifically how I...
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    H, you and me disagree on whether non-violence is a viable answer to the current problems. I respect your assumption that I am profoundly ignorant of the theory and practice of nonviolence but I'm not going to argue it. What...
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    David Spratt runs through the 'billion survivors' argument: http://www.climatecodered.org/2019/08/at-4c-of-warming-would-billion-people.html One thing that annoys me, and I do write letters to people about, is that there's not enough mention of the importance of voting. We can change the government, at least...
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    No, I'm saying that I'm not in a position to dictate the methods others use, so I support more or less anyone who shares my goal(s). I'm also saying that just because my goals are not identical to another's, or...
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    One group that I do speak out against are the puritans. There are far too many "allies" who spend all their time and energy seeking out people on "my side" who are insufficiently pure, then trying to destroy those people...
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    My question is always: are you helping solve the problem, or are you making the problem worse? Politics does not consist of unilaterally declaring a goal and working towards it in a straight line, unless your politics is "one person...
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    The point is to disrupt and thus cause political change. Talking about direct emissions from their activities is on a par with tone policing. Don't forget the annual berating of the IPCC when people fly to their international meetings, and...
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    Yeah, bicycle power assist laws are pretty consistent outside the US because it makes manufacturing/importing easier. But since it's also very easy to make those kits in whatever power you like there's a lot of less-legal options. It's hard to...
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    Also, one thing that pisses me right the fuck off with XR Sydney is that the public organising is almost entirely on facebook. To find out how to help you first have to have a facebook account. Grrr!...
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    their attitude seems more to be "don't trust anyone over 30, especially if they're white and cisnormal male Maybe where you are, but if you look at XR UK you'll note that their public face is about 80% middle aged...
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    A little further down that path and you start thinking the right wingnuts are right - what us greenies need to do is start getting seriously violent in an organised way. The premier of NSW has just been in the...
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    the only solution involves a change of approach to transport. You and me agree very strongly on that, and we have both personally done pretty much all we can in that direction. I'm pretty sure we can both "dismount and...
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    and this is when, if possible, I'm riding *on* the white line on the right. I find that's a lot more dangerous than taking the lane. If I'm in the middle of the lane I get many fewer dangerous overtakes,...
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    "first show that electric cars will directly kill fewer people per year" ... You started with a figure for road traffic deaths The only one I see is in this context: "the 30,000 people murdered by motorists every year in...
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    first show that electric cars will directly kill fewer people per year WTF? My point was that electric cars are likely to kill as many people directly. Almost the whole problem with electric cars is that they are nearly...
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    I'm not sure how you can solve that by taking the tools home every night. I know tradies, and one of them had his whole van stolen from inside a locked garage next to his house. He was *pissed*, because...
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    In my opinion electric cars are one of the least awful solutions for people who literally cannot get round any other way. The trouble is that they're mostly used as a crutch by people whose disabilities are social rather than...
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    You take your tools home in a van and at the very least park it with the load area doors up against a wall, or preferably take the tools indoors An electrician in England who I watch on youtube...
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    if you leave your tools at a work site they will get nicked. That's definitely an issue, but it's also largely a solved problem. I say this having talked at some length to someone who owned a "mobile site office"...
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    Ah, so the problems solved by the electric car are also solved by your zero-emission, zero-pollution car that you only use on private roads. Thus you're not imposing any costs on others except the minor usurption cost of having private...
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    their definition of "reasonably inexpensive" includes "multiple recurring costs each of which individually are more than I've ever paid for an entire sodding car" Of course, because you force the rest of us to pay most of the cost...
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    Plus, have you ever tried to take an electric guitar & amp on a bicycle (or a city bus)? Or for that matter - a camera, bag, tripod and lights? ... the necessary tools & spares for servicing fire...
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    One of the many naive things coming out of the current Extinction Rebellion is the idea that it'll be easy to get cars out of cities The point ER is trying to make, and the reason so many of...
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