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    Dear Climate Striking children

    YES the Climate is in a mess

    YES some of that is mankind's fault

    YES we the grown up's started too late

    NO we did not steel your future

    YOU are steeling your future

    By going on STRIKE you miss out on classes, you FAIL to get the GRADES needed to get the JOBS that will finish the work of cleaning up the environment.

    We may have been a little late but we have STARTED to repair the damage done. Any cure we start is and will be a LONG TERM project, one that YOU will finish. If all our scientifically minded kids fail to become scientists because they were too busy striking and being famous like dear Greta then when we are gone there will be no scientists to finish the work and then it will be YOUR FAULT.

    BTW not every grown up you see is a horrible climate Nazi some of us campaigned against "the bomb" (atomic - you know the one whose tests filled the atmosphere with radiation) , WE campaigned against CFF's, WE started clean beach movements and anti litter campaigns. WE pressed for cleaner desil and petrol. WE are the reason there are filters on exhausts and in factory chimneys. WE are the reason western people don't dye of smog in cities (unlike china) WE are the reason that the ozone hole is shrinking (yes that is a good thing look it up - shrinking isn't always a bad word the ozone isn't meant to have a hole.) WE are also the generation that invented mass renewable energy.

    So NO we are not stealing your future, WE are working DAM HARD to ensure we give you a future that is salvageable.

    YOU are stealing your own future. Go back to school. Get the grades you need to finish the job of saving the world.

    If you wanted to impress us you would strike during the holidays.

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    Well said.

    To add to the above, how about protesting outside the Chinese embassy as the Chinese don't believe in global warming or damage to the ozone layer https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48353341

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    I love Greta and all the striking kids, and I support them wholeheartedly. Go Greta go!

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    I'm all for kids wanting to improve their environment. What annoys me is all this striking is counterproductive. If they wanted to help the world they could give up their Smartphones and foreign holidays (environmental rape and carbon footprint)

    I don't see any kids with placards along the lines of :
    "save the gorillas ditch the smart phone" or "cleaner air = staycation"

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    Striking kids are helping to change hearts and minds.

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    Climate change ...everyone yawns
    Climate change.. AND THEY STRIKED ON A SCHOOL DAY?? - NOW YOU'VE GOT OUR ATTENTION!

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    Excellent news! Yes, come round to ours for tea. I'll nick down to the pier to pick her up in the smoky old Dexta with the transport box on the back. Then she can have a slap up dinner of Orkney roast beef as she'll be hungry after her sail.

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    Unfortunately, Greta’s headed for Madrid on this trip, not Sweden. She’s going to a conference on climate change. Since everyone in Orkney has a boat, could you nip down and give her a ride back north after the conference finishes?

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    I'm not sure the old Gardner in the boat would make it to Spain and back. It burns as much oil as it leaks, so between the oily sheen it leaves behind from the bilgewater, and the blue haze from the exhaust, I don't think young Greta would be impressed.

    Surely she could paddle her way here in some kind of craft that didn't require any trees to be felled, animals to be harmed or nasty chemicals to be brewed up to make fibreglass?

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    That’s a pity. I was looking forward to sampling your Orkney roast beef with Greta.

    A paddling it should be.

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    She'll be fine - Apparantly she's a time traveller;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkfodRxyk7s

    If she can do this, then getting from Spain to Caithness / Orkney / Sweden shuold be a doddle for her.

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    Yes, but evidently time travel requires huge amounts of energy, which she’s reluctant to use. It’s back to the paddleboard for now.

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    Maybe she could get a lift in the above mentioned and pictured fire engine? As it meets the emissions requirements of Extinction Rebellion, then surely it would fit the bill? And they could use the "Blues and Two's" to re-inforce the level of "Climate Emergency".

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    Loving all the hypocrisy in the below news report about the climate snowflakes blockading the Shell offices in Aberdeen;

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...tland-51132110

    Where do you start? Bright orange suits to keep out the cold. Made with man made fibres, made from oil.

    Camping chairs. Man made material forming the seat and back, made from oil. Plastic coated steel frames. Plastic made from oil.

    The blue plastic carrier bag. Made from oil.

    The snowflakes are doing a wonderful job of advertising products made from oil.

    You couldn't make it up
    Last edited by orkneycadian; 16-Jan-20 at 22:36. Reason: Spelling

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    I bet that boat is amde of fibreglass too.

    I contacted XR scotland on Monday as MFR said XR were lobbying Holyrood to get all future duelling of the A9 stopped. I asked them to have a word and see why the Scottish government are happy to promote a pure driving holiday (NC500) yet claim to be an environmentally friendly government. No problem with tourism, but get people to come here and visit properly, not just see how fast they can get round the route. XR's response...not interested, contact my msp!

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    Yes, I have thought this too. If we are serious about climate change then surely things lie the NC500, mainly, it seems, driven by people in camper vans, needs to become a thing of the past.

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    The Aberdeen branch of the Snowflake Rebellion just keep giving more and more. I see on the link I posted above, a video has been added. Right, lets see.....

    00:01 - To keep our climate activists going, we seem to have, on top of the oil drum a stove top kettle (the kind you put on a gas stove, probably a portable camping one) and milk in a plastic bottle. Shame on the person who brought the plastic / metal insulated mug. Another activist in the background wearing a man made fabric orange jacket whilst sitting on a camping seat of man made fabric. All produced from oil (except the gas to boil the kettle.....)

    00:10 - Thats a gey plasticky looking flower in her hair.

    00:19 - And to go with the coffee, they have brought some plastic wrapped digestive biscuits. Baked in Middlesex, wrapped in plastic and probably road hauled using diesel to Aberdeen. And that orange vest definitely looks like its made of man made fabric.

    00:20 - Man made fabrics galore.... And definitely a lot of fibreglass in that boat.

    00:26 - A plastic bag as a "sleeping bag" - Seriously?

    00:30 - Deary me - More nylon and plastic camping chairs, a white plastic carrier bag beside the camping chair, plastic welly boots, a cushion / mattress made of polyisocyanurate foam (Kingspan to you and me.....) and a number of nylon backpacks

    00:33 - An activist walks into shot wearing a man made fabric high viz jacket, carrying a plastic carrier bag

    To finish - Do all that red costumes look like they are made of cotton?

    They really don't have a clue do they?
    Last edited by orkneycadian; 16-Jan-20 at 22:35. Reason: Spelling

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    And the next cracker.....

    You would expect that the Climate Snowflakes, when protesting outside Shell's offices would be using very sustainable transport - Perhaps an electric vehicle. But they had to get that boat and its trailer there. The number plate on the boat trailer is HY68 AZB;




    A quick check of the numerous online look up sites shows this to be a Ford Ranger 4 x 4 turbodiesel. They were obviously keen to get that well out of the way before the cameras arrived. Now, where do they think the diesel for their guzzly 4 x 4 comes from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodfellers View Post
    I think XR have been called out before over things like this and the answer is "It's for the greater good, so is acceptable".
    Ah, so like having F list "celebrities" jet over, First Class, from the far side of the USA to join in a protest about the plebs flying cattle class to Ibiza?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orkneycadian View Post
    Ah, so like having F list "celebrities" jet over, First Class, from the far side of the USA to join in a protest about the plebs flying cattle class to Ibiza?
    Sounds about right. Only 'normal' people have to change their ways, the rich can carry on developing space tourism, but we have to stay at home!

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