7 November 2009

Hunger strike to stop global warming!

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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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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 … : ]

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy3:16 pm 13 Nov 09

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

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 heywood11:17 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.

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.

“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

Thumper said :

150,000 die per year from climate change?

How? Where? Why?

Mostly hunger strike related deaths

neanderthalsis2:38 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.

150,000 die per year from climate change?

How? Where? Why?

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 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?

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.

I blame global warming.

Oh, wait…

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

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 Duffy3:48 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.

“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 bastard12:35 pm 08 Nov 09

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

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

Samuel Gordon-Stewart3:12 am 08 Nov 09

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

What an idiot. He can do his bit to stop CO2 “pollution” altogether as far as I am concerned. Willing to bet he will only be “fasting” during the day – probably stocking up on pizzas all night.

I’ve always wondered whether hunger strikes actually work. All they really do is make the person doing the protesting suffer and no one else really gives a stuff. It would be better for him to be some kind of public nuisance – like chaining himself to the Parliament House doors or something.

He’s using our oxygen and water resources, this man must be stopped.

I think this is fantastic. Paul is the organiser of the fast and he, along with others across the world, are going without food to show the importance of the Copenhagen talks and the need for strong decisions to be made by world leaders. They are also fasting to be in solidarity for the estimated 150,000 people who are already dying each year from our changing climate.

These are not hippies or unwashed greenies who are doing actions like this – these are people who have been born and raised like most of us, but who are willing to put their bodies on the line to ensure that the attention given to this problem is reflective of the size of the problem.

Go down and visit them and find out more – they will welcome the conversation and meeting Canberrans because they are not locals. They will be outside Parliament House every day until the end of the Copenhagen talks.

Pommy bastard1:20 pm 07 Nov 09

I bet this’ll make’em all revise their plands in Copenhagen.

Blatant self publicist or what?

barking toad11:46 am 07 Nov 09

Hahahahahahahahaha!

Hippies are funny.

If they were serious they’d stop breathing. What with all the CO2 emissions and water vapour and such.

And don’t use up all our water resources – don’t drink!

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