The Ecologist Mag's Gareth Dale in 2020: The "report recommends a radical transformation to the way we live. All shipping must be phased out by 2050, and likewise all use of cement-based mortar or concrete. In Britain, all airports except Heathrow and Glasgow will have to close by 2029, and those two by 2049. Aviation must become illegal by then, and, as the report states, ensuring that carbon is at zero must become “a regulation issue, with prohibitions on the use of carbon similar to prohibitions on the use of asbestos.”
From the UK govt funded November 2019 Absolute Zero report:"The big actions are: travel less distance, travel by train or in small (or full) electric cars and stop flying; use the heating less and electrify the boiler when next upgrading; lobby for construction with half the material for twice as long; stop eating beef and lamb. Each action we take to reduce emissions, at home or at work, creates a positive ripple effect."
"In addition to reducing our energy demand, delivering zero-emissions with today’s technologies requires the phasing out of flying, shipping, lamb and beef, blast-furnace steel and cement."
Page 39: "Ensuring carbon is at zero is a regulation issue, with prohibitions on the use of carbon similar to prohibitions on the use of asbestos."
Washington Post: The 12-story condo tower that crashed down early Thursday near Miami Beach was built on reclaimed wetlands and is perched on a barrier island facing an ocean that has risen about a foot in the past century due to climate change. Experts on sea level rise and climate change caution that it is too soon to speculate if rising seas helped destabilize the oceanfront condo.
Commissioner Eliana R. Salzhauer, also questioned whether the land underneath the building had been compromised. “I think this is all tied to sea level rise and our overdevelopment,” she said. “And Mother Earth comes back, and the ocean comes back, and takes it.”
Steve Milloy of JunkScience comments: "It is total BS to blame the Surfside condo collapse on global warming. Surfside was built on a sandbar with fill 100 years ago. Local sea level rise (~3MM year) is average and constant."
Sanders preferred ultra-low temperatures of just 60 degrees F ... In addition to blasting the air conditioning during warmer weather, according to the book, Sanders also much preferred taking trips on board private jets — a surprising revelation about a Congressman who has consistently called for action on climate change and more recently endorsed the Green New Deal.
Flying Private: “Charter flights were a revelation to him,” Dovere wrote in the book, as quoted by Fox News. “He would always be a little embarrassed pulling into the private terminals, but boy, did he get a kick out of not worrying about being late for a flight that couldn’t take off without him.”
Michael Shellenberger: "Here's the Malthusian environmental record:
- 2 famines (Ireland & India) - make energy & food more expensive everywhere, particularly in poor nations - make energy less reliable, causing black-outs - fear-monger about scarcity so they can create scarcity
For decades the Malthusian pro-scarcity agenda is funded by Chinese solar industry, shadow banks, fossil interests
Started with Jerry Brown's Dad and Gavin Newsom's dad in the 1960s. Continues today. ...
The reason that Malthusian pro-scarcity activists & pseudoscientists like @PeterGleick have to lie, cheat, and steal is because their agenda hurts people and the environment and is bought and paid for by powerful interests
New York Times “breaking news” reporter Maria Cramer propagandized how a preschool administrative assistant named Robin Harper allegedly has only “shower[ed] once a week” since the pandemic. In Cramer’s estimation, “The new practice felt environmentally virtuous, practical and freeing. And it has stuck.” ... "The individual choice to stop showering or bathing daily is a critical one to make at a time when environmentalists are calling on countries to take more action against climate change, Mr. McCarthy, the environmentalist [who bathed ‘once a week,’] said."
John Stuart Mill: In 1848, decades into the Industrial Revolution, Mill wrote that “[h]itherto it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater population to live the same life of drudgery and imprisonment...”Mill’s answer as to why this was the case was, at its core, Malthusian. The fruits of innovation had not been equally shared, he argued — a few made fortunes, and productivity growth had increased the comforts of the middle classes, but most saw no benefit and would not do so until “the increase of mankind shall be under the deliberate guidance of judicious foresight.”