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Should children be invited onto Accountingweb?

Given that they demolished Brexit in the media yesterday, do they deserve a mention here?

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I gave it a day, just to see what happened but....for those of you returning from Mars, here's what you missed yesterday: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/15/young-climate-chan... in fact, if it was a long trip, you've missed months of it.

The 15/16 year old Greta Thunberg (follow the link) told both COP24 & the WEF that they (the grownups?) were not mature enough and had been fiddling whilst the planet broke down and I have to say that, with a few execptions, this is how I feel about the business community and you lot.

Anyway, just needed to sow a seed and make sure something really important got a mention on here, I'm off to plan my veg planting, 

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to andy.partridge
24th Apr 2019 17:32

andy.partridge wrote:

She's no Malala, bruv.

Maybe, but this is about science. It's not a competition in heroism.

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to Tax Dragon
24th Apr 2019 20:20

Wasn’t it scientists that caused the problem?

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By Tornado
to andy.partridge
24th Apr 2019 20:43

andy.partridge wrote:

Wasn’t it scientists that caused the problem?

No it was, and still is, too many people in the world. Control the population and you control the problems that people create.

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to Tornado
24th Apr 2019 21:47

On a slightly happier note, the world population is (apparently) forecast to stabilise (all other things being equal) by the end of the century. Peak rate of growth was in 1962.

Of course, not all other things will stay as they are, even if there is no divine intervention.

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to Tornado
25th Apr 2019 10:10

Hasn't the work of scientists considerably contributed to the population 'problem'?

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to Tornado
25th Apr 2019 10:25

Thanos thought the same and he's about to get his [***] kicked by the avengers.

The population is fine. A criminal mismanagement of resources is the worlds main problem.

People get very heated about this whole topic. Of course climate change happens naturally, but there is also a lot of evidence to suggest we are accelerating it.

Whilst the technology science creates has added to the problem, it will most likely discover new technologies that limit, or even reverse, our negative impact on the planet.

We are on a learning curve as a society, and it's good that we have people as passionate about our impact on the world to focus the mind of scientists into ensuring that our progression does not mean the Earth's regression.

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By pawncob
25th Apr 2019 12:34

Almost everyone is looking at this from the perspective of early 21st century h-o-m-o sapiens. In the context of the history of the world, mankind is a blip. Please take the time to examine the long term position.

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10th May 2019 14:25

Reopening an old thread, I know, but the following quote made me chuckle.

There is also the charging issue, and as one MP put it: Mary Creagh, chair of the environmental audit committee, told the BBC: “Ministers are useless. They seem to think the market will miraculously provide charging point and the government has no job to regulate charging points.”

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