I'm not labelling anyone as anything,I'm not denying climate change, almost no scientist is, as it is a fact that the climate changes. However i'm skeptical amongst a lot of scientist and other critical voices that it is caused or sped up by human and in addition that co2 is an important ingredient in this mix. A car or boat exhaust has far more damaging output for example. I also hate the way this discussion is being catties out, you and others brand me 'as someone who denies climate change' while that is'nt true, the world is'nt all black and white so i'm not fully on the side of the climate hoaxers neither on the side of the deniers.
How much Extra CO2 are you talking about then? Because partucally that number seems to vary a lot also it is in important fuel for plants, i would say the gasses that only cause damage to humans and plants are far more dangerous.
Totally agree with that but that is an different discussion,
which technology or technologies are you talking about?
So you're linking something measureable like we have 10 liters of gas but we've have used up 5 liters already to climate change, interesting can you explain how you link these two?
As long as China is allowed to be seen as ''emerging market'' or something like that and can set his autograph under a climate deal with no actions expected from them at all those things are not gonna help a thing. That's why Trump and Canada pulled from it, it is a bad deal. As it allows China to join to feel good boat with minimal efforts as one of the biggest sources.
It is very expensive to own something like a farm or with a large garden, but if you have or can have a reasonable plot of land to grow vegetables on it takes work and effort but is possible to be self-subtainable. If you eat meat it's more complicated because i believe you not allowed to slaughter animals yourself but i'm not to informed about the exact rules on this matter.
It has never stopped happening, yet we do exactly what you tell is bad, because the leading thesis seem to be ''Whatever IPCC related scientist say is right'' While you say here it is hard to predict so in other words like most science we don't know yet. Is'nt it very dangerous then to accept one model as the absolute reality? And discard any others or divide it in a black and white camp like ''climate deniers or climate hoaxers''?
But I do get exasperated with people who argue on about the fact that what we are doing has no effect, or that we don't need to change, or that why should we do anything cos those people over there are worse.
It's easy to blame China, and I'm not saying they're not culpable.
But so are we, their economy has gone through a massive boom lately partly based on our demand for cheap goods.
Which we love.
But we're not interested in the hidden costs to people and planet that lie behind it all.
Like many others I feel what I'm doing is a tiny drop in the ocean.
But an ocean is ultimately made up of tiny drops.
Believe me I've gone through periods of thinking "What is the point of all this hard work, pushing an unpopular stone up a hill.. Why don't I just sack it all off, I could earn more money doing less work."
But what we do here, has inspired others to give it a go.
And I'm not suggesting everyone should go 'back to the land' or whatever, but I know a good few who would like to.
As you say - land is expensive.. I'm still paying the mortgage on it
One thing I'm helping to campaign on is better access to land - especially closer to cities, for people who would like to make a living from growing fresh food for their communities.
Lord knows we're going to need it soon.
Can't keep importing food for ever, and it could create jobs, and give people access to decent diets.
Government - or at least their civil servants are making some positive noises about this - we shall see.
All this would be good, with or without CC looming.
Ultimately we can only do so much, but looking for what we can do, rather than negging, or indulging in lazy cynicism.
((which is just laziness, made to sound clever))
is at least a nicer way to live a life... And who knows it might help a bit.