I don’t want a lot for Christmas….

This rubbish imposed itself on my Creepbook for Business feed this morning.

Imagine having the available free time to be concerned about questions such as this?

Let’s take a moment to go full ad hominem and check out our corresponent’s experience and qualifications to be advising us on CO2 per Christmas tree:

Ok, bold claims. What’s your background?

Theology, executive assistant and an entry level degree in ecology.

This is the calibre of person demanding we change our economy to save the world.


Bill’s Opinion

If I thought she’d listen, I would suggest to Olivia McGregor that her time and energy would be better spent donating money and/or time to the organisations who are doing the hard yards inoculating kids in war zones in order to get the number of worldwide cases of polio from about 100 a year to zero.

We’re so close. Imagine the massive human misery that’s been averted so far.

And in the meantime, if it bothers you that much, don’t bother having a Christmas tree this year, just draw one with crayons and stick it on the fucking wall.

2 Replies to “I don’t want a lot for Christmas….”

  1. The times they are a changing.

    When I done my post grad environmental studies it included the carbon, nutrient and water cycle. Then there was air, ground and water pollution, C02 wasn’t one of them. Air pollution focused on particulate and gaseous pollution such as particulate emission from combustion of diesel and coal burning, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and nitrous oxides (NOX’s) emitted from vehicles and nutrient pollution of water ways that produce algae blooms and destroy pristine biodiversity etc. I done a paper on the Barrier Reef suggesting that it was fertilizer run off from the nearby fertilizer intensive sugar cane production that was causing it harm not warming, I got most of my information from the James Cook University in Townsville, they were cool with it, this is the same yooni that many years later ran out a professor for global warming denial, and lost the appeal.

    In the workplace I used my knowledge in the implementation of environmental controls necessary for environmental licencing in a set of quarries that were checked by zealous EPA inspectors every month and numerous construction projects in minimising their environmental footprint and complying with the legislation. In those days, environmental management systems were all about reducing waste and preventing pollution, both of which made perfect business sense and were therefore embraced by the various management teams at all levels of the organisation.

    Ecology was my favourite subject I still have my book, fascinating reading and the principles are something I continue to observe every where I go around the world.

    I guess they were the good old day.

  2. Makes sense given Climate Change is a religion. It’s the priest who can adjudicate on the complex questions of correctly observing the rituals.

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