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Whilst it's perfectly reasonable to claim "that human-caused climate change is happening" (https://whatweknow.aaas.org/get-the-facts/), there aren't any practical solutions to the global scale problem - and you (the reader) really do need to think GLOBAL ! If you accept that, in its simplest form, climate change is driven by an increasing world population and rampant consumerism - then how are you going to solve that problem ? Humans have spent many centuries finely honing the 'materialistic' based society - the concept is embraced by most societies. You go to work to earn the money to buy the things to make you feel better and make your life easier. Bigger. Better. Faster. More. And so it goes.
By the end of today there'll be around 200,000 humans added to the world. So far this year we're looking at around 8,5000,000 additional people added to the world's population. Most of them will be driven by materialism in some shape or form. Think about what that means :shock: Spend a minute watching the population counter spin ever upwards on this website https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ and think about the fact they'll all need to consume - some a paltry amount, some driven by greed, but they'll all consume. For every global benefit you score from your electric car, or triple insulated house, or working from home, or whatever - it'll be wiped out in a nano-second by the global increase in consumerism.
It's not practical to tell the world to 'Stop Buying Things' - partly because that's, ultimately, what drives people to get up in the morning, and partly because that's what drives the global economy and keeps people in business and taxes coming in to governments. It's also fairly impractical to try and control the global population increase - only wars and pandemics are good at that sort of thing.... and I can't see that happening any time soon 8-[

Whilst I really do admire Greta Thunberg for standing up and getting the headlines (and I really do like her for peeing off Trump :lol: ), there aren't any practical solutions to the global problem. Sure - you can make the Earth habitable for a little longer if we all strive to be 'green', but unless you knock 'consumerism' on the head or send the world population into gentle decline, mankind is still going to be stuffed in one way, shape or form :(

In its simplest form - will mankind stand a better chance of long term survival with more people on the planet, or fewer ?
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I agree entirely with your arguement there Bobins but what are you putting in Room 101 ? :-D

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Donald Trump. Just because I can :rofl2:

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bobins wrote:
07 Feb 2020, 22:00
Donald Trump. Just because I can :rofl2:
The problem with that selection is that Room 101 has standards, and has rejected him! Try the local sewage farm, they might have a better place to put him (as he is full of it).

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I think Michel will have to go in for his political rants. :-D

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I think I can justifiably drop TalkTalk's online Web Chat service into Room 101 from a very great height. I've been trying to set up TalkTalk's Mail Plus service to keep a recently deceased relative's emails going for the time being, but through every twist and turn on their website I'm being prevented from doing so, so I thought I'd try the web chat to see if they could resolve it. I explained the situation i.e. They're deceased, I want to set up Mail Plus, but can't. Their reply: "As you're not the account holder, we need to speak to them to confirm their details"
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bobins wrote:
17 Feb 2020, 19:03
I think I can justifiably drop TalkTalk's online Web Chat service into Room 101 from a very great height. I've been trying to set up TalkTalk's Mail Plus service to keep a recently deceased relative's emails going for the time being, but through every twist and turn on their website I'm being prevented from doing so, so I thought I'd try the web chat to see if they could resolve it. I explained the situation i.e. They're deceased, I want to set up Mail Plus, but can't. Their reply: "As you're not the account holder, we need to speak to them to confirm their details"
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I would have done that last year following similar incompetence but I wasn't active on here then so well done!!

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VAR

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I had a Talktalk problem on Saturday, I had no internet, no broadband or internet lights on the router, called them on the phone, a bit of the 'press one, press two' hassle but not a big problem.

My biggest difficulty was that they communicated by text to my mobile and I'm not a 'texter'.

I did however manage and after a bit of question and answer to and fro was told that they would need to send an engineer and the timeframe was 24 to 72 hours, I could live with that so bothered no further.

At 8pm same day I got a text saying "your broadband is fixed" and it was, can't grumble at that.

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Can I add incompetent medical staff? A friend is currently in hospital after suffering a couple of falls at home (so he is wearing a wrist band saying "Falls Risk"). He was complaining about pain in his leg, so they put him on a morphine drip. While this helped make him 'happy' the pain in his leg did not go away. Nine days after he was admitted the hospital decided to investigate further, and found his tibia was fractured.

The same hospital also have a problem with their kitchens. My friend is vegetarian. Twice, to my certain knowledge, he has been served meat dishes (and on one of these occasions this was not picked up on until the kitchens had closed, so his daughter had to cook and bring in an evening meal for him).

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
13 Feb 2020, 10:42
I think Michel will have to go in for his political rants. :-D
Those posts have now been deleted for being overtly political and breach the AUP.

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Google, in all it's manifestations. I hate it with a vengeance not just for being totally corrupt but for corrupting my computer, as it slowly but surely takes control.

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Well I've watched one video on it so sorry Nissan into my personal 101 goes your

"e-power"

and along with it some other "badging" of vehicles with words.

"eco-Hybrid", "Plug-in Hybrid", "Blue Motion", "Eco Sport", "Eco Flex", "Eco Boost", and I am waivering over my own Leaf's Zero-emission little badge.

I will add to the list as I find more......

Can you think of any?

Regards Neil

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e by gum? :lol:

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I've got a new rating for TV programmes, 'Pi' Poor imitation.

Start with Judge Rinder a poor imitation of Judge Judy and new Top Gear a poor imitation of the original.

Any more?