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Richard Black Sees The Light

Rejoice all ye faithful! Warmist Extraordinaire, BBC News environmental expert journalist Mr Richard Black has started to grasp all that is wrong with AGW messages such “the planet is burning”, “humanity is in peril”, “climate change is a bigger threat than nuclear war”.

I would have never expected to read Mr Black (with whom I have a long list of past disagreements) write statements such as

Climate change is projected to become a major driver of biodiversity decline […] but at the moment, the major factor is habitat loss as the human footprint expands. When it comes to fisheries […] the single biggest driver is undoubtedly over-consumption […] And underlying it all is the growth in the human species

[…] if climate impacts are at present largely reversible but the loss of a species self-evidently isn’t, does that make biodiversity loss more important than climate change?

[…] if the fundamental drivers of all the trends are the swelling in the human population and our expanding thirst for raw materials, why aren’t these the things that politicians and environmental groups are shouting about and trying to change?

The blog in question is titled “Does climate cloud the bigger picture?“.

Mr Black goes as far as to admit that

some of the policies being considered as a response to climate change […] could exacerbate other environmental problems

Perhaps he (and some among my twelve readers) will now understand why I simply cannot bear the constant barrage of absurdist climate change claims (shrinking sheep included). AND the BBC’s own fixation with all things global warming.

IMNSHO, anybody that cares about the environment should be wary of overshooting remarks about any particular environmental issue: those will not help solve anything, and likely will make things worse overall.

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Indignarsi Perennemente, Un Segno Di Indegnita’

Spero che un giorno l’attuale opposizione la finira’ con questa politica della indignazione perenne, anche perche’ non puo’ funzionare se a senso unico (vedi vicenda Vaccarella). La politica dell’indignazione finisce solo con il riempire le bocche e scaldare i cuori. E a me (come, spero, a tanti) delle bocche piene e dei cuori caldi non potrebbe importare meno.

Cosa mi importa invece? Mi importa che dopo decenni di indignazione contro la CEI, nei giorni scorsi per la prima volta un Governo italiano ha detto ai Vescovi di stare zitti. Senza indignarsi, senza promettere sterile guerriglia di posizione. Magari fossimo stati capaci di tanto quando Prodi poteva far passare i DICO, e le potenti forze anticlericali della sinistra non sono riuscite a fare niente (a parte indignarsi delle ingerenze dei Vescovi).

ps questa non e’ una critica all’operato di alcun Senatore. Darei sette ottavi del mio sangue per averne dieci se non cento come la Poretti e il Perduca. E sono sicuro che se i Radicali avessero i voti che ha il PD (non dico, il PDL) i Vescovi starebbero anche piu’ zitti di adesso. Ma se sei piccolino, allora importa sapere con chi stai, per sapere cosa vuoi davvero fare a parte che passare il tuo tempo a indignarti.