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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Even Colin James admits it ain’t getting any better


Good to see even a father of the establishment like Colin James coming out and pointing out that the sky is falling, in todays column he acknowledges some of the very real threats we are facing. My beef with a lot of the mainstream dialogue is that there is a culture of self censoring denial about how bad things are getting without a major shift in our thinking. I love how John Key wants to reduce tax on petrol, mate what do you think cars put into the atmosphere as pollution? What do you think that pollution is doing to our agricultural cycle and in turn is doing to crop failure? What is it with Politicians shielding polluters from the true cost of their pollution?

Colin James: Third World resentment on 'things to be afraid of' list
Take your pick of frights: climate change, water wrangles, the scramble for fuel and metals, high food prices starving the poor. Here's another - bad food. Climate change has inspired apocalyptic predictions of sudden tipping points, sea level rises, famines, extinction of species, including us, and worse. Industries have grown up to study, warn about, respond to and challenge it. Water is a more proximate challenge. Aquifers are plundered in India and northern China (and mid-Canterbury), huge waterworks in China control and divert water, affecting surrounding countries. Control of Tibet's Himalayan headwaters is part of that. Water problems will affect food production and industrial development and may unsettle relations between nations. Right now prices for oil, coal and raw materials have gone wild as China bids to secure its industrial future (including bids for coal here) and as rich countries try to maintain lifestyles. This has made Australia the Middle East of minerals.

8 Comments:

At 29/4/08 3:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

durr I'm a south Islander I can't read this bomber durr I'm illiterate I'll just go play my banjo durr

 
At 29/4/08 4:42 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannt believe that BOOOmber is still on about Al Gore's revenge on the world for not getting elected. Climate change is a bloody myth spread by governments to suck in stupid people like those mates of this Alt outfit.
Look at it if they where oh so clever on climate change they wold close there pathetic excuse for a TV station.

 
At 29/4/08 4:47 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It won't matter to bomber if the south island is fucked over through drought, rising sea levels etc because of global warming because its banjo land deliverance... right?

 
At 29/4/08 5:01 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the genetic discrimination bill. proof that americans can still do some things right.

 
At 29/4/08 8:40 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Bomber prefers to send money off to Russia and Eastern Europe for hot air credits than feed kids in South Auckland.

 
At 29/4/08 9:20 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bomber-make a radio show with stables! it would be awesome!

also, any word on tvnz not showing kiwi gangs on ross kemp on gangs? just watched it and it was quite an interesting doco.

 
At 30/4/08 7:21 am, Blogger Bomber said...

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Oh we have some gems here today folks...

durr I'm a south Islander I can't read this bomber durr I'm illiterate I'll just go play my banjo durr
Yes, you are proving me wrong about that one aren't you anonymous poster.

I cannt believe that BOOOmber is still on about Al Gore's revenge on the world for not getting elected. Climate change is a bloody myth spread by governments to suck in stupid people like those mates of this Alt outfit.
Look at it if they where oh so clever on climate change they wold close there pathetic excuse for a TV station.

R-I-G-H-T okay anonymous poster you have some reading to do as this could possibly be the dumbest post of the week. Now as for your last line - were you drunk when you wrote this as it makes no sense whatsoever - why would we close Alt Tv when we use the channel to talk about global warming?

It won't matter to bomber if the south island is fucked over through drought, rising sea levels etc because of global warming because its banjo land deliverance... right?
Ummmmm - yeah, look buddy I think you've taken a chip on your shoulder about a bit of satire I wrote about the South Island, but you keep proving me wrong by posting things like this. We promise we aren't sniggering.

I guess Bomber prefers to send money off to Russia and Eastern Europe for hot air credits than feed kids in South Auckland.
Oh God, this post is so dumb it actually hurt to read it.

also, any word on tvnz not showing kiwi gangs on ross kemp on gangs? just watched it and it was quite an interesting doco.
Yes - what is THAT about - why won't TVNZ be showing the Mongrel Mob episode - it HAS to be political interference at some level

 
At 30/4/08 3:18 pm, Anonymous exclamation Mark said...

And pretty stupid interferance when you consider that this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTNAA_Gd1g

...has been available for two years.

 

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