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How many polar bears did YOU kill so far today?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:21 pm

I am eating breakfast right now, and I am a climate criminal destroying The Planet TM.

Oatmeal cooked in my coal burning oven. Well really it's a microwave but where does the electricity come from?

I figure about two and a half polar bears. That includes one cute little baby bear.

Going shopping later -- in my car.

Any old time Eskimo would envy my prowess.

How about you? :)
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Re: How many polar bears did YOU kill so far today?

Post by shuize » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:46 pm

My girlfriend likes to leave the light on in the house when we leave.

To keep burglars away.

In Japan.

I don't fight her about this.

She also just bought a new car.

She thought we should buy it together.

I fought her about that.

Not because I care about the planet.

Because I'm cheap.

Or so she says.

But I didn't spend a single yen on that fucking car.

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Re: How many polar bears did YOU kill so far today?

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:38 pm

Whenever I see a light on, I turn it out.

Whenever my wife sees a light off, she turns it on.

This dance is 30 years old.

I have not killed her over it.

I figure at least three polar bears have died because of the lights unnecessarily being left on.

I accept responsibility.

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Re: How many polar bears did YOU kill so far today?

Post by solely » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:34 pm

I don't see any around me, so I must have killed them all.

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Re: How many polar bears did YOU kill so far today?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:41 pm

solely wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:34 pm
I don't see any around me, so I must have killed them all.
Ding ding ding! :figamagee:
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Re: How many polar bears did YOU kill so far today?

Post by Witness » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:01 am

It's always about the spectacular ones, bears, tigers, whales…

But in the background a lot of humble critters nobody knows about are biting the dust.

An example:
Wild bees and other insects are disappearing in the UK

Researchers have studied 700,000 records on insects from 1980 onwards and found that a third (or 33%) of 353 species, including wild bees and hoverflies, have declined across their ranges. Experts say that the levels of die-offs within several species of flying insects over the past decades raise the prospect that they may soon go extinct in England, Scotland and Wales.

Wild bees, which serve a vital role ecosystems as pollinators, have especially been hard-hit by the use of harmful insecticides known as neonicotinoids, which have recently been banned by the European Union. However, more than a tenth (11%) of species studied have seen their numbers increase since 1980, which means that certain insect pollinators are still abundant enough in the UK.

A third of insects surveyed are in decline, including upland bees, which inhabit alpine environments and moorlands, and solitary bees, which live in burrows in the ground. But not all insects are on their way out: populations of 22 species of Britain’s most important crop pollinators are in good health.

“The widespread common species, in very broad terms, are doing okay. The rarer species are doing less well,” says Nick Isaac, of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. “If you only care about wildlife and biodiversity, it’s bad news. If you only care about whether your crops are being pollinated, it’s okay.”
https://www.tiredearth.com/news/wild-be ... pearing-uk

So Abdul will still have his oatmeal. For now…

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Re: How many polar bears did YOU kill so far today?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:22 am

As long as the mosquitoes of New Jersey are safe (for now).

Wouldn't want to lose those. It's their state bird. :)
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Re: How many polar bears did YOU kill so far today?

Post by solely » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:30 am

It happens to be the Eastern Goldfinch which I've never seen, therefore...