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Last updated on July 13th, 2017 at 01:37 pm
Despite leading a monkish life, David Freddoso still exceeds future cave-dwelling emission standards:
For all of my needless austerity, I still emitted more than 3,500 kg of carbon dioxide in October (as calculated here), almost entirely because I took two plane trips. Great Britain, in its effort to meet its Kyoto obligations, has as its goal to limit subjects to an average of just 8,000 kg of carbon dioxide per year — and in the future they want to cut that in half to 4,000 kg per year! There’s no way I’m going to meet that standard.
There’s no way anyone is. Unless we become actresses, like Toni Collette, in which case our flight emissions don’t count.
We can keep our cars or go back to pre-industrial age and all travel on horseback. So our choices are carbon emissions or horse emissions. I grew up on a farm so I’ll take carbon.
On the other hand, last summer was cooler than the previous years and if this summer proves to be the same will the warmenistas stop for a moment to reconsider?
Look, everybody is acting as if we have reached the end of science and we only have past achievements to rely upon. If necessity is the mother of invention then ‘we’ (present or future scientists) will come up with an alternative energy sources when/if the present ones become too expensive. Retreating into the caves is not an option. Besides, there are not that many caves available worldwide.
How many more years are we going to have to have this fraud shoved down our throats? If you can’t be carbon neutral, you have to fork over $$$ for carbon offsets? It’s pure extortion.
No, I believe it’s called ‘thithing,’ because AGW sure ain’t science.Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 12 02 at 12:49 PM • permalink
Shoulda been ‘tithing,’ cuz my tongue is like shoe leather before my morning sangria…Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 12 02 at 12:50 PM • permalink
I just go about my life and ignore ‘em.
It drives ‘em nuts.Posted by JJM Ballantyne on 2007 12 02 at 03:05 PM • permalink
There will be a post-Kyoto agreement that locks the western world into impossible targets. China and India will refuse to sign it or will sign it then ignore it. Rudd, of course, will sign on solely because Al Gore told him to. It is the price Australia will pay for Shallow Kev’s celebrity fixation.
The post-Kyoto agreement will be another Treaty of Versailles. Economic ruin will spark a backlash against it in the same way the Germans reacted to Versailles. The Germans elected a pariah political party to toss off Versailles, so fear of international condemnation won’t keep nations in line. One country after another will elect a government that pledges to renege on post-Kyoto limits.
Ironically, the Germans will probably be the last man standing – their shrinking nation makes post-Kyoto targets so easy to achieve.
From someone who lived in a caravan with no air-con for 4 years straight I fully understand the lure of being a tightarse.
Nighttime temps of mid 30degrees C and daytime of over 40 (shiftwork so day sleeping as well) meant sweating a lot. However that 4 years of crap set me up pretty well nowadays, but I wouldnt do it again. Living like a monk sucks ass.Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 12 02 at 10:06 PM • permalink
Mr. Freddoso could always off himself….that way he cuts his carbon production to nearly zero.
Except for decomposition, of course. But he could always direct his estate to purchase memorial carbon offsets.Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 12 03 at 04:00 AM • permalink
#13 Except for decomposition, of course. But he could always direct his estate to purchase memorial carbon offsets.
I think the ideal would be to sell carbon offsets. Assuming he is 30 years old, he can presume that he will live until he is 120 (it’s possible) and then sell offsets for his 90 years of activity that will not come to pass. From those proceeds he can live well for some years and then kill himself by being encased in glass or plastic to prevent decay emissions (visualize Han Solo frozen in carbonite). Voilà!
I should patent this.Posted by Col. Milquetoast on 2007 12 03 at 05:51 AM • permalink
The scary part is, there are groups out there seeking to gain enough power to force us into cave-dwelling standards.