5:16 pm short quake (3084351/G), my predominant reaction is 'bring it on' - guess that makes me a misanthropist
8:00 pm just back from a 350 (ppm) climate meeting. Bill McKibben spoke. I'm sure he 's right, but will folks willingly give up that oil use? 47 MJoule/kg is just too rich. I got in a mention of Dr Jim Salinger, Bill had evidently heard of the sacking, and seemed as perplexed as anyone. Raef Chapman was there, hes a senior environment honcho at Victoria University Wgtn, so I buttonholed him (we were briefly in an an advanced maths class together a couple of ages ago) So I told him to support Salinger.
Anyone can join 350.0rg.nz
Anyone can protest to NIWA about them sacking a Nobel prize winner for appearing on a TV show about glaciers (Yes they are melting - except for 2. Oddly I visited Franz Josef in 1986 and the signs about said it was retreating, which it evidently had done by a long walk, for decades. Seems it was right about then going into growth...)
Dr. Mapp in parliament has sheeted the blame (for the sacking, not the growing) onto: "The chief executive of the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Mr Morgan, and the chair of the board, Sue Suckling,"
NIWAs flack catcher seems to be Ms Hollis.
I suggest you leave a message of dismay on her cell phone 0272552500
her email is email@example.com
"AI investigated tens of cases where the Israeli army used Palestinians, children as well as adults, as 'human shields' during military operations in towns and refugee camps throughout the Occupied Territories. Palestinians were forced to walk in front of Israeli soldiers who, at times, fired their weapons while shielding themselves behind the civilians. As well (they) were made to enter houses ahead of Israeli soldiers to check for explosives or gunmen hiding inside
OK, I promised I would never criticise zionists again. After my Vista vanished after mysterious update ( Java: now that Larry E. has bought Sun: do Java updates trash ZE critics PCs? Is Bill G. OK with that? ) But I cant resist, this is a new method of warfare: move only behind local hostages. This eliminates boobytraps, actually it eliminates defence. Sadly, now the zionists have blazed a moral trail beneath SS depths, resistance henceforth involves sacrificing however many of your people the zionists have shackled to the front of their war machines.