Global Warming

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Subject: Global Warming
From: " Chris Lloyd" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 08:57:01 +1200
The recent posts on climate change are an interesting mixed bag. Churlishly I 
could see discussions about flights to various exotic locales to see a "one 
off" bird for twitching purposes as little different to the Sydney Morning 
Herald prattling on about climate change with a large advertisement for a gas 
guzzling Jaguar on the same page.

As the head of Blair's panel on the issue pointed out some months ago - we 
haven't yet got the picture of how big the changes are we will have to make. We 
literally have to turn off the air-conditioning, sell the jetski/4x4/trailbike 
ad nauseum now if our kids are to continue seeing butterflys.

Our will to do this I suspect is limited by a socio-economic system which sees 
individuals as modularised consuming units within a system of production for 
productions sake. Without fundamental change to the underlying philosophy of 
this society there will be little real effort to reduce the impact of climate 

Just a short note on corruption. I remember a Tanzanian engineer in Daresalem  
saying corruption was endemic in Africa but "you white guys are so good at it". 
That might be how Paul Lennon is feeling at the moment with the loaded Gunn or 
Dick Cheney who has managed to give Halliburton a permanant IV from the US 
Chris Lloyd
Training Officer
PO Box 260
Forestville NSW 2087

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