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Christopher Kreuzer
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Climate emergency

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:57 pm

To cheer us all up, some thoughts on climate emergencies (and the current heatwave):
National Rail wrote:
Hot Weather is causing major disruption

Train companies affected: c2c, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Gatwick Express, Grand Central, Great Northern, Great Western Railway, Greater Anglia, Hull Trains, LNER, London Northwestern Railway, London Overground, Southern, Stansted Express, TfL Rail, Thameslink, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains
Why we just blocked Boris Johnson on his way to see the Queen
Greenpeace wrote:In the peak of our latest heatwave – the second to hit the UK in two months – we just saw Boris Johnson officially become our latest Prime Minister. We can see clearer than ever that our climate is breaking down.

It will be Boris Johnson’s job to help tackle the climate emergency that’s dangerously heating our planet and threatening the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world. What happens next will be on his watch.

[...]

Today we handed him our full Climate Emergency Manifesto with all 134 action points that’ll help to steer us to climate safety.

John McKenna
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Re: Climate emergency

Post by John McKenna » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:26 pm

Boris Johnson says Britain would be “clean, green, prosperous, united, confident and ambitious”.
(BBC News)
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

soheil_hooshdaran
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Re: Climate emergency

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:40 pm

John McKenna wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:26 pm
Boris Johnson says Britain would be “clean, green, prosperous, united, confident and ambitious”.
(BBC News)
So he is not "Trump" that much, at least in words.
As an Iranian official said, Britaish people won't allow for populism.

John McKenna
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Re: Climate emergency

Post by John McKenna » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:41 am

There's some truth in that, but Boris coming to office has changed the political climate here.

Trump himself has said that some are saying Boris is "Britain's Trump".

The British do not do populism with any great enthusiasm, unlike in the USA where enthusiasm is a prerequisite in all walks of life.

Here in the UK, the favourite word of Boris' supporters is now 'optimism' and Boris' own favourite word is (political) 'energy'.

Trump's theme is 'greatness' - first his own and then America's - his fanbase in the US is far larger and more enthusiastic than Boris' in the UK.

Trump can fail, again and again, yet still be hailed as the chief.

Boris has only to fail in his stated mission (Brexit) once and he'll be consigned to the dustbin of history along with his predecessors.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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