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Hunger strike to stop global warming!

By Thumper 7 November 2009 26

In what appears to be an unearthed Monty python skit, Mr Paul Connor of Canberra is on a hunger strike and insisting that he’ll only drink water from now until an agreement is struck at global climate talks in Copenhagen starting on December 7.

“We’re only making one guarantee – that is we’ll stop fasting if our demands are met,” Mr Connor said outside Parliament House, where he’ll stage the hunger strike.


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I-filed 5:15 pm 13 Nov 09

Did he start off fat? If he’s a tad overweight, he’ll last AGES on water – at least 10 days per extra kilo he’s carrying…. so say he’s one of the half Australian adults carrying 10 or 12 extra kilos, we won’t need to worry about him until early March … : ]

So…is he getting hungry yet? Has anything come it?

anneenna 1:25 pm 11 Nov 09

If you look at the fasters’ website, or the Triple J hack interview you will see that they are not nutters- just people who are using a time-honoured tradition of fasting (remember Gandhi?) to draw attention to the emergency we find ourselves in.

If you don’t yet recognise this as an emergency situation -that Rudd’s Carbon trading scheme certainly doesn’t deal with the urgency of-, then you have been living under a rock for the last few years.

Have you noticed that the fire danger signs have now changed, with another category for ‘catastrophic’ bushfires?

There is currently a relay of police and emergency service workers who are running all the way from the Great Barrier Reef to Melbourne via Canberra and the ANU solar dish (on 2pm Monday )to also draw attention to this emergency situation.

See you there.

justin heywood 11:17 am 10 Nov 09

Like many of you (I suspect), I am old and cynical. I can remember when it was a moral certainty that nuclear war between the US and the USSR would see the end of the planet. I remember hysteria about Chernobyl, the ozone layer, the Y2K bug and all the other threats only Bruce Willis could save us from. The world did not end.

I’m cynical about conspiracy theories too. I believe Oswald did it. I believe Eastman did it.

I do believe in evolution, plate tectonics, that the dark side of the moon is cold. Why? Because there is evidence and general scientific consensus for these things.

Why don’t people accept the evidence for climate change? Lack of evidence? There is more direct evidence for anthropogenic climate change than there is for evolution.

Lack of scintific consensus? There will never be ABSOULTE scientific consensus about climate change, or anything else. After all, you can still find Geologists and Biologists to argue that the world is only 6,000 years old. We know THOSE guys are nuts, right? They just fit the evidence to what they WANT to believe.

That’s how I feel about climate change. If you look at the evidence and listen to the scientists, it looks like the sh*t is about to hit the fan. I don’t WANT it to be true, but it almost certainly is. Poking fun at people who are trying to do something about it is simply a form of denial.

PigDog 9:33 am 10 Nov 09

I believe that the 150,000 figure first appeared in the The WHO’s 2002 World Health Report. The report can be found here: http://www.who.int/whr/2002/en/whr02_en.pdf

The report lists attributable mortality by risk factor (pg 224). Climate Change is way down the list, hell, unsafe s*x kills more people than climate change, so does being overweight… even Vitamin A deficiency is knocking off more kids than climate change.

Maybe while fasting Mr Connor should note that low fruit and vegetable intake is a bigger killer than climate change.

vg 3:59 pm 09 Nov 09

“They are also fasting to be in solidarity for the estimated 150,000 people who are already dying each year from our changing climate”

I’m calling bollocks on this quote. They would have died from something else other than ‘changing climate’ but the deaths tenuously linked to suit a ridiculous stunt which won’t last a fortnight.

Why do these wankers get given air time, other than for our amusement? On 2nd thoughts that is reason enough

spinact 3:48 pm 09 Nov 09

Thumper said :

150,000 die per year from climate change?

How? Where? Why?

Mostly hunger strike related deaths

neanderthalsis 2:38 pm 09 Nov 09

Thumper said :

150,000 die per year from climate change?

How? Where? Why?

Ravenous lefties drowning in their own hubris and tie-die related accidents.

Thumper 2:14 pm 09 Nov 09

150,000 die per year from climate change?

How? Where? Why?

busgirl 12:52 pm 09 Nov 09

PigDog said :

Vonbare said :

They are also fasting to be in solidarity for the estimated 150,000 people who are already dying each year from our changing climate.

150,000! I almost spat my coffee on the screen – who the hell pulled that figure out of their arse?

Ahhhh…the old PIDOOMA…Pulled It Directly Out Of My Arse…

Vonbare 11:10 am 09 Nov 09

PigDog – actually it was the World Health Organisation
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/notes/2009/climate_change_20090311/en/

PigDog 9:58 am 09 Nov 09

Vonbare said :

They are also fasting to be in solidarity for the estimated 150,000 people who are already dying each year from our changing climate.

150,000! I almost spat my coffee on the screen – who the hell pulled that figure out of their arse?

Thumper 7:46 pm 08 Nov 09

Sea level rise will fix the polluters and the world population problems.

And there in is the real problem.

Overpopulation. Forget global warming, overpopulation will overcome the world and put stress on our resources a long time before we see ridiculously over stated sea level rises and hysterically projected soaring temperatures.

el 5:29 pm 08 Nov 09

I blame global warming.

Oh, wait…

Thumper 5:23 pm 08 Nov 09

I very much doubt that Mr Connor will be the first martyr to global warming.

Mr Evil 3:50 pm 08 Nov 09

Okay, let’s see if he’s got the balls to go all the way, and stave himself to death over this issue. Once the media stop paying attention to him after 15 mins, the whole act will be futile anyway.

I reckon he’ll have about as much conviction as those Tamil Tiger supporters who were going to stave themselves to death outside Parliament House a few months back because Australia wasn’t doing anything to help the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Up The Duffy 3:48 pm 08 Nov 09

Why doesn’t someone just hand the poor guy a jerry can of petrol and a lighter now, Like there’s going to be a climate change agreement.

I am a Climate change agreement Skeptic. I wish the world would agree and do something, but somehow I don’t think it will happen. Sea level rise will fix the polluters and the world population problems.

I’m Partying it up now, like there’s no tomorrow.

vg 1:03 pm 08 Nov 09

“These are not hippies or unwashed greenies who are doing actions like this “

That’s correct, just garden variety morons

I guarantee that he will be filling his face well before December 7

Pommy bastard 12:35 pm 08 Nov 09

Anyone else a fan of Viz’s “modern Parents?

http://www.sovereignty.org.uk/features/eco/viz1.jpg

Samuel Gordon-Stewart 3:12 am 08 Nov 09

At least he’s doing his bit for the supposed overpopulation of the planet.

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