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How important is Global Warming to you in the Grand Scheme of Things?  

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  1. 1. How important is Global Warming to you in the Grand Scheme of Things?

    • Give me a break, I've enough on my plate
      17
    • I suppose there's something in it, but it's for the Politicians/Corporations/Those in power to sort out
      4
    • Yes I think it is important and I try to do my bit.
      79
    • If we don't stop it, the Planet dies in a few years, it's as simple as that.
      34
    • I think it is all hype and not half as bad as they make out
      108
    • I don't know what to think
      17

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22 hours ago, MuckleJoannie said:

Ted Cruz tweeted: “By rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, President Biden indicates he’s more interested in the views of the citizens of Paris than in the jobs of the citizens of Pittsburgh. This agreement will do little to affect the climate and will harm the livelihoods of Americans.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/aoc-ted-cruz-biden-paris-climate-agreement-b1790701.html

I thought that was an odd thing for Cruz to Tweet considering Trump said something very similar three years ago after pulling out of the Paris accord but had the his thunder stolen by the Mayor of Pittsburgh.

Trump: “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,”

Mayor of Pittsburgh: “Pittsburgh stands with the world and will follow Paris agreement..... As the mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris agreement for our people, our economy and future.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/01/pittsburgh-fires-back-trump-paris-agreement

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On 21/01/2021 at 22:48, MuckleJoannie said:

Ted Cruz tweeted: “By rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, President Biden indicates he’s more interested in the views of the citizens of Paris than in the jobs of the citizens of Pittsburgh. This agreement will do little to affect the climate and will harm the livelihoods of Americans.”

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/aoc-ted-cruz-biden-paris-climate-agreement-b1790701.html

This guy went to Princeton University and Harvard Law School for goodness sake! Please tell me he knew the Paris Climate Agreement was named after the location the meeting took place and had nothing to do with the "...views of the citizens of Paris..." It could be the case he knew fine well and just said it anyway knowing it would play well with his target audience.

I did like the comeback in the link though...

‘Quick question: do you also believe the Geneva Convention was about the views of the citizens of Geneva?’ Rep Ocasio-Cortez responded

 

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

It looks lik we're going tae hae tae cut vent hols in wir flankers afore ower lang!

"SHETLAND has been identified as one area in Scotland likely to be affected by extreme droughts as a result of climate change, a new scientific report published by NatureScot has found."

Yun came fae da 2nd story doon on dis page https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2021/02/03/news-round-up-funding-for-seafood-businesses-drought-hotspot-self-determination-questionnaire-globelyell-festival-and-polycrub-graduate-sought/

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I can mind droughts as a youngster, where we had hose bans etc, with the Sandy loch at a very low ebb . Our infrastructure has obviously improved greatly since then, which along with our expected rainy climate had seen little lack of fresh drinking water in recent years. Mind you I always think the summers back then we’re sunnier and drier.

It seems to suggest that we could go from a drought one year to floods the next. Who would have thought Shetland could be short if water.

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