? I was just pointing out the same NASA you referenced also has related the Sun activity with global temperature change. Why then the personal attack?Because you're a hypocrite. If you really believed in your cause you'd do everything that I've listed there - stop flying, stop driving, don't use electricity off the grid AT ALL. Don't consume anything (especially plastics), don't buy food that has come from outside of your district, don't buy new appliances, don't throw away old appliances (especially if they still work).
If you really believe that anthropomorphic climate change is a serious threat to humanity - and it sounds like you do - then stop being a hypocrite and do everything on my list.
In this case, let me respond to your somewhat over the top post, just sticking to the simple facts:DD:Nobody - no reasonably well off person - will make personal sacrifices in the developed world if they knew what it really entailed - I bet you're the sort of person who flies alot –
-“a lot” is subjective, whatever I say, you might say it’s a lot. However whenever on local travel it’s the train, international travel for work is air, maybe 6 times per year. However in 2016 I boarded planes 65 times. So a cut of 90%.DD:and I bet you also consume lots of nice new things all the time.
- Not really and nor does the average Swiss either.DD:Safe to assume since you're living in a really highly developed nation. You probably have all the latest computers,
- Youngest personal computer is about 11 years old. I brought them from OZ.DD: Phones
- Youngest phone is 2014 vintage. No plans to upgrade.DD:Cars
- No motorized transport owned at all in my family (nor provided by my company), Local commuting is train / bus or main form of transport bicycle which is ridden most days. I rode it to work today and then rode it to meet a friend at the pub. He also rode his bicycle. DD:and other personal conveniences that mark living in a developed country. You throw away things that are a couple of years out of date,
- Not really, for example, I have a Sumsung flat screen that broke, that I am in the process of repairing. I repaired our second hand washer a couple of times, it predates mz arrival here so maybe 10 years old?DD:you only buy brand new household goods
- Not really, Washer, dryer and old fridge are all second hand though I had to buy my first new fridge in 25 years this year.DD:and clothes.
- Yes clothes are generally replaced with new when worn out.DD:You even love buying imported luxuries like fresh tropical fruit from the other side of the globe regardless of how much carbon was spewed into the atmosphere to get it to your plate.
- Not really, these tend to be expensive and rarely available, at least where we shop. Sometimes we go to the outback steakhouse in Zurich and enjoy a smeg XXXX beer. Maybe the odd Aussie wine is in the supermarket, nothing from the other side of the globe. I did buy some manufactured items from Australia for my second job.DD:If I'm right about all that then you, sir, are a hypocrite. You go around banging the drum about climate change
- I have rarely commented on CC and don’t believe I ever articulated an opinion. Its not what YOU think it is.DD:but you won't do a single thing to change your own behaviour
- Buggers me how you could possibly know this. See above, but the main drivers are not about climate change, though it plays a part I guess. I could if I wanted to get a gas guzzler or two, fly everywhere, trash all my worldly goods and replace them. But I see not reason to, doing so won’t make my life better and arguably it will make it worse. DDutside of buying feel-good greenie credits on your electricity or carbon off-sets.
- ? Power in CH is already basically carbon free. When I was in OZ, I was the first guy on my street to install panels on my own cost. 12 years later still going. I don’t depend on “carbon credits” to “feel good”. DD:But stop driving your car? Stop flying? That'd be a bridge too far wouldn't it.
- Both largely done.DD: You've obviously drunk the Kool-Aid so there's no point in trying to argue with you anyway.
Again, I don’t believe I have actually articulated a position on climate change on this board. All I did was point to other Nasa research that brought together the activity of the sun with global temperature rise.