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Extinction Rebellion protests:

Post by STELIOSBWFC » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:55 pm

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/e ... spartandhp.

I do my bit for saving the planet and try to recycle as much as I can but this is just a step to far. What happens if 1 goes out of control and hits a planes engine.

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Post by smudger » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:27 am

Me too Stelios, but this organisation is a step too far. I just feel the world is going to hell and back, in many areas, in the name of freedom and rights.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion protests:

Post by STELIOSBWFC » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:51 am

It is a real shame that man cannot live with man with out greed to enjoy this lovely planet. I'm glad that being 50 my kids have decided not to bring children in to this sad world. Call me if you want but it is the choice of my kids. The UK where they would grow up would be nothing like the 50,60 70 s but more violent and hard to live and be kids. Its sad but I respect them for that.

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:47 am

STELIOSBWFC wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:51 am
The UK where they would grow up would be nothing like the 50,60 70 s but more violent and hard to live and be kids.

I don't fear for my grandkids because humans are enterprising and resourceful and will find ways around difficult situations. For sure the next 50 years will be different to the last 50 years...but that's life and such was always the case throughout history.

I was going to say that children will have the opportunity to move to countries with a safer or more pleasing environment like us expats, but with Brexit the opportunity we have to live, work or retire to any European country will not be open to them. Sorry to bring up the 'B' topic, but that's the sad reality of what has just happened in the UK.

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Post by Kili01 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:43 am

I am not in favour of building a 3rd runway at Heathrow. But this latest plan to disrupt the lives of ordinary people by this extremists group is illegal and potentially very dangerous. The police should be supported in their duty to apprehend and charge of anyone caught flying a drone of any type too close to Heathrow or any other airport.
It’s amazing what behaviors this group Extinction Rebellion have got away with so far in the name of saving the planet.
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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:25 am

It will take years, if not decades, to transition from plastic to paper and alternative consumables. It will happen, but give it time. You can't build mega-factories capable of manufacturing new paper products overnight. Plus many consumables will have to be thought out and re-engineered from new materials.

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Post by Kili01 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:18 pm

But why can’t Cafe Nero use normal china cups, plates and glasses? Shouldn’t be too difficult if they have or(invest) in a dishwasher! That should both reduce the amount of waste they create and be much better for the planet.

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Re: Extinction Rebellion protests:

Post by Les Bean » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:46 pm

There is a documentary about the group, with them having been followed for 4 months, at 1235 our time on bbc1or now on bbc3

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Re: Extinction Rebellion protests:

Post by WHL » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:30 pm

Just a thought, how can using paper be better, how many forests will have to be cut down? to satisfy demand.

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Post by Devil » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:14 pm

WHL wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:30 pm
Just a thought, how can using paper be better, how many forests will have to be cut down? to satisfy demand.
Forests can be sustainable. You cut down only the quantity of wood that grows in an average year, so that the carbon tonnage in the growth equals the carbon tonnage you exploit. This is already much done in many places (Amazon excepted).

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Post by Lofos-Jan » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:30 pm

After seeing everyone sitting down with these plastic cups, I asked for mine to be put into a proper cup. So if you ask, they do have them. This is purely to save time/cost on washing up and is unique to that restaurant as they always serve it in a coffee cup in the Mall.

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