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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2020, 11:46:26 am »

I'm waiting to hear the call for the rejection of constantly, or at least frequently, upgraded new hand held mobile electronic devices by those who make up it's key market.
These are largely produced in countries using carbon heavy means and are made of rare and precious minerals and metals which themselves are mined in an ecologically destructive manner.



If you can fit all that onto a placard, come and join us on Friday!
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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2020, 11:51:43 am »

I am disappointed to report that I have no plans to be anywhere near Bristol next Friday so will miss out on this marvellous opportunity to indulge in some collective virtue signalling.

#MeToo. My wife hasn't told me what I'm doing that far ahead, and I could get the train up. If Emma Thompson's flying over to lend her support, I will definitely come, but I'll bet Wetherspoons will be rammed.
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2020, 12:08:08 pm »

I'm waiting to hear the call for the rejection of constantly, or at least frequently, upgraded new hand held mobile electronic devices by those who make up it's key market.
These are largely produced in countries using carbon heavy means and are made of rare and precious minerals and metals which themselves are mined in an ecologically destructive manner.



If you can fit all that onto a placard, come and join us on Friday!


Oh drat and double drat..... I've already booked Friday to trawl Curry's and Carphone Warehouse for my new widescreen home cinema and 5G compatible toaster.  Angry
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2020, 12:20:49 pm »

I'm waiting to hear the call for the rejection of constantly, or at least frequently, upgraded new hand held mobile electronic devices by those who make up it's key market.
These are largely produced in countries using carbon heavy means and are made of rare and precious minerals and metals which themselves are mined in an ecologically destructive manner.



Agree, the materials contained in each device are fairly small, as are the carbon emissions from manufacture of each device. However the vast number of such items sold adds up to very considerable environmental harm.
I have only one mobile phone which I have no intention of replacing unless it ceases to function.
I have two laptop computers, both purchased second hand. No intention of replacing them unless no longer functional.
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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2020, 01:29:54 pm »


I have only one mobile phone which I have no intention of replacing unless it ceases to function.
I have two laptop computers, both purchased second hand. No intention of replacing them unless no longer functional.

I have two laptops, one needing a new fan and the replacement being just slow, so I use the 12 year old desktop, rejuvenated by the addition of a solid state drive. I have a drawer full of defunct phones, waiting for them to get better.
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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2020, 01:35:10 pm »

I'm waiting to hear the call for the rejection of constantly, or at least frequently, upgraded new hand held mobile electronic devices by those who make up it's key market.
These are largely produced in countries using carbon heavy means and are made of rare and precious minerals and metals which themselves are mined in an ecologically destructive manner.



It'll never happen. It'd mean millenials would have to develop enough social skills to make conversation & develop relationships rather than living via social media and having access to it 24/7.
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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2020, 03:40:03 pm »

...as well as many people born prior to the 'Millenial' tag.
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« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2020, 11:36:08 pm »

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Greta Thunberg is coming to Bristol on Friday ! This is to take part in the climate change demonstration ! This will undoubtedly will mean that there will be a MASSIVE TURN OUT FOR THIS EVENT !!!!!!! The media will be all over it like a rash ! The crowds will be enormous ! The disruption to the city centre will be massive !!!! Please if you can find an alternative way to get in and out of Bristol then do so !

If not then please be patient with the public transport and the drivers that will be running late !!!! They won't have seen a break ! Their lunch or a toilet in hours !!!!!! Sky news ! BBC news ! ITV news they will all be there to cover this event ! Greta Thunberg is the hip thing at the moment ! And she will have a massive impact on your travel plans ! SO PLAN AHEAD PEOPLE !!!!!
They say that!!!! Like it's something! SURPRISING!!!!!

(I'll be busy all morning but I might wander down about 2 and see if she's/anyone's still there.)
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« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2020, 11:45:43 pm »

Do explanation marks have an impact on climate change?
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« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2020, 07:57:54 am »

I wish there  really were such things as explanation marks to make things clearer......as a rash of exclamation marks often only adds hype and confuses the issues!!
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« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2020, 08:51:19 am »

Let's hope Greta isn't planning to travel by train through or from Norway, which contrary to the received wisdom on global warming is currently experiencing their highest snowfall totals for over 15 years.


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« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2020, 09:08:22 am »

...contrary to the received wisdom on global warming is currently experiencing their highest snowfall totals for over 15 years.

It's not contrary to the received wisdom on global warming. Global warming science predicts extreme weather events, be they storms, rain, droughts of heavy snow.
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« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2020, 01:29:56 pm »

Let's hope Greta isn't planning to travel by train through or from Norway, which contrary to the received wisdom on global warming is currently experiencing their highest snowfall totals for over 15 years.

She isn't.  She was in Germany at the end of last week and over the weekend posted "Heading for the UK!".

Reducing carbon footprint is not only about travelling by more sustainable means - it's also about travelling less, joining journeys together where possible and taking careful decisions about "is my journey necessary"; I know we have some members here who will argue about the necessity of Greta's journey.  Paradoxcially, too much success in reducing travelling might reduce the need for rail enhancement, and a call for an extra carriage (or 10 carriages rather than 5) could be answered by "it's better for the environment for us to pack you in ..."
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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2020, 02:26:18 pm »


It's not contrary to the received wisdom on global warming. Global warming science predicts extreme weather events, be they storms, rain, droughts of heavy snow.

In that case, I offer my humble apologies. I mistakenly considered it to be "Climate Change" that is the undeniable science which explains and predicts the extreme weather conditions currently being experienced, which is why I specifically avoided using the term in this instance. It's painfully obvious that the climate is changing, and not for the better. I thought "Global Warming" was more of a perception than a science. However, I'm happy to stand corrected and can only apologise. Either way, the snowfall in Norway is causing huge disruption to the railways there, which is hopefully an observation worth making in itself on a transport forum.
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« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2020, 07:33:13 pm »


What route is she following to get to Bristol from Sweden by train? Is split ticketing available?

Yes. Split at Didc°t.
Following her recent adventures on an ICE, no doubt she will enjoy a short-formed class 800. On the plus side, it's likely that there will be no environmentally polluting trolley. Has anyone told her that it might run on dirty diesel for some of the way?
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