People are so gullible for a gimmick, especially the middle-class.
People are so gullible for a gimmick, especially the middle-class.
Guess the instathots and minimalism bloggers better GTFO.
The information technology sector produces nearly 4 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions — almost twice that of the civil aviation industry. By 2040, it’s predicted to rise to 14 per cent
Guess they’d better get off the internet with their veganism and tech detox.
Just stay indoors eating complex carbs and staring at a wall.
BBC3’s Dirty Streaming: The Internet’s Big Secret estimates that watching every episode of the drama Peaky Blinders generates the same amount of pollution as driving from Birmingham to Manchester.
Meanwhile, internet users streaming the music video for Despacito, the mega-hit pop song by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi, which has more than six billion views on YouTube, have already produced the same volume of carbon emissions as five African countries combined created in a year.
Aping your eco-hero Greta Thunberg, pictured above, you’ve just had an exhausting but morally uplifting day out protesting to save the planet
The reason why is that the films, TV shows and music videos, along with everything else we search, read and watch online, is sent to our phones and computers through underground cables from vast data service centres, often thousands of miles away, in an immensely energy-consuming process.
Adults did not know this?
I knew this as a child. Okay, I was a computer nerd, but still.
Do they think leprechauns make it happen? Probs.
That energy is provided by electricity often created using fossil fuels, which produce carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping greenhouse gas.
breathing is a problem to this lot
Those thousands of data centres are largely owned by technology giants such as Amazon and Google.
Some so-called hyper-scale centres (of which there are now 500 and rising) are as big as a football pitch and house hundreds of thousands of computers.
Each of these needs to be running continually to keep the internet working, gobbling up electrical energy in the process.
Indeed, they produce so much heat that many are housed in the Arctic to save on cooling costs.
With more than half of the world’s 7.7 billion people now using the internet, the infrastructure behind it has inevitably become colossal.
yeah the problem is always when the Third World adopts First luxuries
suddenly it’s meant to be our problem when they’re literally most users
The information technology sector produces nearly 4 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions — almost twice that of the civil aviation industry. By 2040, it’s predicted to rise to 14 per cent.
(Something to point out next time a technology-addicted teenager piously berates you for daring to fly off for a holiday in the sun.)
In a telling illustration of the obliviousness of millennials to the environmental damage caused by their internet addiction, Beth Webb, the young presenter of Dirty Streaming, seems shocked by her journey of discovery.
we’re not oblivious, we’re not buying it
we know about the solar cycles
Travelling to northern Virginia, home to vast data centres that cover 13.5 million square feet and claim to store 70 per cent of the world’s digital data, she looks in horror at the local coal-fired power station that helps to fuel them, its chimneys spewing out carbon dioxide into a clear blue sky.
what about the horror of the phones she buys made by slaves? plantation phones
you can tell MSM wanna ration internet
sick of Green Missionaries
As Carlin said, the planet’s gonna be fine.
People in high population density areas are fucked.
Especially if you stick out visually.
ER, putting the mental in environmentalism.
Ecofascism is worst fascism, 2/10.
Bonus: made a comment-friendly comic version.
Feel free to use for whatever. I honestly don’t care.
The Harry Potter thing is also nicked: http://runesecrets.com/rune-meanings/sowilo
Also a version for idiots:
I cannot out-meme this.
“Man must not fall into the error of thinking that he was ever meant to become lord and master of Nature. A lopsided education has helped to encourage that illusion. Man must realize that a fundamental law of necessity reigns throughout the whole realm of Nature and that his existence is subject to the law of eternal struggle and strife. He will then feel that there cannot be a separate law for mankind in a world in which planets and suns follow their orbits, where moons and planets trace their destined paths, where the strong are always the masters of the weak and where those subject to such laws must obey them or be destroyed. Man must also submit to the eternal principles of this supreme wisdom. He may try to understand them but he can never free himself from their sway.” — Adolf Hitler
Source: Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Chapter 10.
“National Socialism is politically applied biology.” — Hans Schemm, Founder and Head of the National Socialist Teachers Association Source: Die Biologe 5 (1926), p. 281.
Yes I have met socialist teachers.
We rarely bother to repeat ourselves, though.
We just call them teachers.
“Deep and understanding feeling for nature is the foundation of every culture.” — Hermann Goering Source: Blätter für Naturschutz 18, 2 (1935).
“The whole of organic nature on our planet exists only by a relentless war of all against all. … The raging war of interests in human society is only a feeble picture of an unceasing and terrible war of existence which reigns throughout the whole of the living world.” — Ernst Haeckel, Father of German Ecology
Source: Ernst Haeckel, Monism: The Confession of Faith of a Man of Science. Tr. J. Gilchrist (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1895), pp. 73-74.
“Christianity [is] a rebellion against natural law, a protest against nature.” — Adolf Hitler
Source: Adolf Hitler, Hitler’s Secret Conversations, 1941-1945 (New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1953), p. 43.
“When we National Socialists speak of a belief in God, we do not mean what naive Christians and their clerical exploiters have in mind. …The power of nature’s law is what we call the omnipotent force or God. …We National Socialists demand of ourselves that we live as naturally as possible, that is to say in accord with the laws of life. The more precisely we understand and observe the laws of nature and of life and the more we keep to them, the more we correspond to the will of this omnipotent force.” — Martin Bormann, NSDAP Party Secretary
Cult of Gaia again. Animism is the biggest clue. Naturalistic fallacy too.
Getting drunk on high proof beer is unnatural, MARTIN.
Source: Boria Sax, Animals in the Third Reich: Pets, Scapegoats, and the Holocaust (New York: Continuum, 2000), p. 106.
“The German countryside must be preserved under all circumstances, for it is and has forever been the source of strength and greatness of our people.” — Adolf Hitler
Source: Hitler quoted in Raymond H. Dominick III, The Environmental Movement in Germany: Prophets and Pioneers, 1871-1971 (Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1992), p. 81.
“Nations whose feeling for nature dissipates because they destroy their homeland, carry the seeds of death in them; they only continue as a nation artificially. Nations with a strongly defined feeling for nature, like the Germans and the Slavs, overcome even the hardest blows and have an unlimited capacity for regeneration. Therefore a government that seeks to maintain the feeling for nature of its people is smart, and to that end no sacrifice is too large, no means too small, and everyone who helps with that serves his Völk.” — Hermann Löns, Popular Writer in Second Empire Germany
The Homeland belief is the core of eco-warrior bullshit.
Some sacrifices are obviously too large. Appeal to exception.
Source: Zeitschrift für Vogelschutz und andere Gebiete des Naturschutzes 1, 1 (1920), p. 44.
“Man should organize his existence meaningfully in the natural sphere of his living space, should make everything that nature offers him useful for himself while being conscious of his responsibility, should be the master of nature but at the same time its protector and conserver.” –Julius Wagner, German educator
Source: Julius Wagner, Die Biologie im Dienste heimatlicher Landschaftskunde (1934).
Those are opposites. Wild or controlled, pick ONE.
So much for superior race, ehh?
“The morality and customs of Germans are derived entirely from the organizational unity of blood and soil.” — R. Walther Darré, 1931
Source: R. Walther Darré, Um Blut und Boden: Reden und Aufsätze (München: Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher Nachführung, 1942), p. 57.
Hippies would’ve been full nationalists under slightly different conditions, they obsess over land they claim is home.
“The domestication (the culture) of man does not go deep–where it does go deep it at once becomes degeneration (type: the Christian). The ‘savage’ (or, in moral terms, the evil man) is a return to nature–and in a certain sense his recovery, his cure from ‘culture’.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
Source: Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power, Fragment 684
That isn’t a cure, it’s a death sentence and a waste. Noble savage is crap.
“Sparta must be regarded as the first völkisch state. The exposure of the sick, weak, deformed children, in short, their destruction, was more decent and in truth a thousand times more human than the wretched insanity of our day which preserves the most pathological subject.” — Adolf Hitler
Source: Adolf Hitler, Hitler’s Secret Book (New York: Grove Press, 1961, p. 18.
They would’ve still been useful, just not soldiers. They didn’t have to have kids. Nowadays the people who’d hate their kids for being like them convince themselves they don’t want kids, which fixes itself. Limit abortions but offer free vasectomies, see what happens. It’s easier to empty the chamber than to sell kevlar. Bad people don’t wanna be burdened any more than society wants the burden of them. You don’t have to celebrate disease and the intellectual void of Sparta is a key reason they went extinct. You need a scholar class.
Mentally, each generation was starting from zero, with no evolution, unlike Athens.
By selective breeding out the most intelligent genes (which take years to distinguish from diseased abnormality), throwing the baby out literally, with the bathwater, you pruned your tall poppies out of VANITY.
It’s as bad as Christianity encouraging the children of whores and bastards of rich men, then keeping those parents alive despite the Bible instructions on adultery and whoredom (aka promiscuity, immorality) to keep fucking up at societal expense, while telling smart men and women to go celibate in the clergy.
GENIUS. If you hate us.
Good tree, good fruit. HE TOLD YOU. You cannot be shocked at the increasing entitlement/irresponsibility of the modern average, the Vatican encouraged our moral weakness so we’d NEED THEM.
Jesus told you to burn the bad tree. How fucking clear do you need it to be? DO NOT enable whoredom and adultery. That’s IT.
There were no exceptions given by the tree that says it’s really sorry.
The most virtuous and intelligent must experience the pressure and rewards to breed.
THAT is civilization. When you reward the criminal, where is the crime?
There are more requirements for a driving license than a marriage license. Wow. That is not an advanced society.
Soldier cults are another form of death cult, for the bravest, smartest, fittest. A meat grinder.
Those smart people frozen to death for an extra toe could invent new weaponry, asshats.
You cannot run a civilization with ONE caste, it isn’t a treehouse club.
“The German people have always shown their great love of animals and the question of animal protection was always near their hearts. For thousands of years the German people have always looked upon their household and farmyard animals as their companions, in the case of horses as their fighting companions, and as God’s creatures. To the German, animals are not merely creatures in the organic sense, but creatures who lead their own lives and who are endowed with perceptive facilities, who feel pain and experience joy and prove to be faithful and attached. …Under the influence of foreign conceptions of justice and a strange comprehension of law, through the unhappy fact that the exercise of justice was in the hands of people alien to the nation (i.e., Jews) — because of all these conditions, until now, the animal was considered a dead thing under the law.” — Hermann Goering, August 1933
Source: Hermann Goering, The Political Testament of Hermann Goering. Tr. H.W. Blood Hermann (London: John Lang, 1939), pp. 70f.
Weakness. How many brooding men are encouraged to buy a dog? Disgusting waste, as a visitor to the Romans once famously noted, to waste affection for one’s children on a lesser animal. They were cuddling their little dogs and ignoring their own children, if they had them. To an extent, pets bring down the West. Hunting or mousing or no.
“The German landscape is something unique that we cannot disturb and have no right to destroy. The more densely populated our ‘living space’ becomes with settlements, the greater our hunger will grow for unspoilt nature. The ever increasing spiritual damage caused by life within the big city will make this hunger practically uncontrollable … when we build here on this the landscape of our homeland we must be clear that we will protect its beauty; and in places where this beauty has already disappeared, we will reconstruct it.” — Fritz Todt
Source: Franz W. Seidler, Fritz Todt: Baumeister des Dritten Reiches (München: F.A. Herbig, 1986), p. 113.
“Despite all its efforts, the side [in war] that hasn’t got the natural riches must end by going under. The world’s wealth is boundless, and only a quarter of the surface of the globe is at present at humanity’s disposal. It is for this quarter that everyone is fighting. And its all in the natural order or things — for it makes for the survival of the fittest.” — Adolf Hitler, 13 October 1941
So technically Hitler said it.
Source: Adolf Hitler, Hitler’s Table Talk, 1941-1944. tr. N. Cameron & R.H. Stevens (New York: Enigma Books, 2000), pp. 53f.
Useless rust buckets.
It’s a tax laundering scheme like tax credits in automotives.
Politicians have useless wind farms they voted to pay themselves via the taxpayer for.
The Queen does this.
“But these farms boosted the Queen’s income by tens of millions.”
Divine right seems to have conflicted with an act of God there.
Produces nothing, does it?
“The 200 turbines would earn Dutch company Eneco billions of pounds in Government subsidies.”
It doesn’t even go to our grid! Praise your glorious EU rulers!
(Why the UK economy is stagnant).
Why is national debt rising? Propping up other nation’s companies and killing our own.
Supranationalists are traitors.
Weakening the Gulf Stream by wind farming will lower our London temperatures, we could end up as cold as Calgary (a little further South).
by their own petard
Taking plastic out of cafes is like taking aluminium out of fast food.
It ain’t gonna happen.
This won’t last. They celebrated the poor tax on plastic bags (so much for helping the working class, comrades) but they don’t like it up ’em.
“That is all well and good, but according to further investigation by Reason, these “strawless lids” are kind of too good to be true because they increase the chain’s plastic use. By their calculations, this switch actually adds between .32 and .88 grams of plastic per drink, compared to the weight of their current plastic lid and straw combo.”
Capitalism wins …again.
And sippy cups are what babies use, making the safe space memes almost -too- easy.
How is conservation not the conservative thing????
You don’t see Saudi Arabia giving a shit about the pandas, do you?
You don’t see China not boiling dogs for lolz?
You don’t see Africa not killing people’s cats for magic spells?
And that’s just the non-human animals!
How is less pollution a bad thing?
The most polluting regions are, clue: not in fucking Europe.
The best one?
A CARBON TAX ON ALL BREEDERS.
A lump sum for every screaming carbon producer, produced.
CAN’T HAVE ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL WARMING WITHOUT BREEDERS.
You know, we used to call that an Act of God.
Lefties, putting the mental in environmentalism.
Hear that? The Left, shattering into little pieces.
They’ll splinter off and waste their vote on the Greens.
Labour will allow more homes to be built on parts of the protected Green Belt if the land has little “environmental or amenity value”.
The small print of the report which is expected to form the basis of housing policy, published Sir Michael Lyons, on Thursday discloses that Green Belt with little “environmental or amenity value” is at risk.
The report singles out the Green Belt around cities like Oxford, Cambridge, York and Bristol as ripe for development.
The champagne socialists are shattering their flutes.
Where will we walk the dog??!
The news comes days after Eric Pickles, the Local Government secretary, set out new tougher protections for the Green Belt amid concerns that councils are sacrificing the protected land to meet local housing targets required under new planning rules.
The report suggests that planning policy and building on the Green Belt will become one of the key battlegrounds in the run-up to May’s general election.
Chris Skidmore MP, the chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green Belt, said: “Under the previous Labour government, their dreaded Regional Spatial Strategies planned to concrete over local greenbelts without regard to local opinion.
“Now we have clear proof that Ed Miliband is intending to launch another land grab on greenbelt areas such as around Bristol and York, ripping up countryside that has been granted special protection. These plans need to fought tooth and nail.”