Posts by Che Tibby

  • Feed: Grandpa's Kitchen,

    the main food memory of my grandfather is standing in the kitchen of their place in the mount, and he's teaching me how to dip stale bread in egg-whipped-with-milk. drop into hot buttery pan and fry on both sides.

    eat with liberal sprinkle of iodised salt and a dash of pepper from the small blue shakers.

    i still eat it when i need a particular kind of comfort food.

    Ma wai ra e taurima,Te marae i waho nei?

    i miss you old boy.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2018 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Language of Climate, in reply to bmk,

    Only because if you look over the history of the planet it would have had temperature changes like that before.

    agreed. the climate changes we're on the cusp of aren't abnormal for Earth. they're unprecedented for homosapiens.

    the question isn't "will earth cope?"*, the question is, "will we?"

    *although the most alarmist think that we might push it too far and fck the biosphere once and for all.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2018 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: How I Became a Grumpy Old…,

    if it's helpful, we've longed adopted the philosophy wabi-sabi for consideration of our Manor.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2018 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Language of Climate, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    without a change in attitudes toward the value of such products.

    if the option is GM plants vs insane geoengineering schemes, i'm pretty sure which one we'll get.

    highlander 2.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2018 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Language of Climate, in reply to Richard Grevers,

    i thought the problem wtih bioplastics was input materiel?

    we can't grow enough plant matter to feed ourselves *and* the demand for bioplastics, biofuel, etc?

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2018 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Language of Climate, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    The final problem is that it isn't quite carbon neutral. That's because the way we farm depends on fertiliser which requires energy input and that is usually fossil fuel energy.

    if only we could transport all those exports on carbon-neutral trucks and sailing ships, amrite?

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  • Hard News: The Language of Climate, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    bart, what's the need for lowering the methane output of ruminants? my layperson's understanding says that as long as you're not introducing fossil-carbon to the feed end then the back end is "carbon neutral"

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  • Hard News: The Language of Climate, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    An interesting fact, which you may already know,, is that the fertiliser we use is made from hydrogen extracted from natural gas

    absolutely. i thought sue kedley was crazy when she said that "we're literally eating oil". until i figured out that this was what she meant.

    ian - none taken.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2018 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Language of Climate, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    what the. why the liberal edit?

    i'm pretty sure i meant that we need cars - but they don't need to be hydrocarbon powered. otoh we need plastics, and they'll have to be from oil or coal.

    regarding "global warming" vs. "climate change". i used to think the same. but then someone pointed out that climate change is more accurate. the freezing temperatures in the US over the past two winters are explicitly linked to global warming, but it's a tough sell. call it climate change, and ur munters are more easily convinced.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2018 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Language of Climate, in reply to George Darroch,

    But it's okay to drive to an anti-oil protest.

    yeah, we need to drive cars. there are limited options to get around otherwise, even for greenies. i think the real hypocrisy is driving to the dairy when you could walk. or refusing to take public transport, etc.

    let me put on the record that i'm not against oil extraction - even with the pollution. or entire civilisation is based on cheap plastics.

    i'm against burning it, or using it to fertilise.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2018 posts Report Reply

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