Posts by Farmer Green

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

    Ouch!!

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  • Hard News: The Language of Climate,

    It was entirely my fault. I apologise to all concerned.

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  • Hard News: The Language of Climate,

    Will do. Good luck.

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

    GD was just playing his part in the pantomime Bart. I didn't write the script.

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  • Hard News: The Language of Climate,

    Well there’s your answer Russell. Bart has spoken. FG caused GD to leave and took pleasure in doing so. . It’ s horseshit for mine, but that will be the full extent of the Grand Inquisitor’s engagement.
    The fact that GD went off half-cocked and prematurely is irrelevant; pre-judgement was , and continues to be the order of the day.
    What I see is that GD was determined to undermine what Ben was doing; the theatricality was definitely amusing , especially in view of the poor timing. [Wait for the cue George , wait for the cue :-) ]
    And the effect on Ben was obvious to see.

    With the best will in the world , Ben could not have kept that conversation going on this blog.

    I’m not so sure that language was the problem. Sacha has it right I think.

    Anyway, your call Russell. Leave it there?

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

    As I see it, the answer that you have given pretty much is saying that you aren’t much interested in the subsequent questions.

    I haven't seen them yet. It's something earlier in the thread right?
    So , in giving an honest answer to your question , I wasn't aware that would lead to your assumption.
    Sorry I had to duck away there. I had to load up with silage and feed the cows.
    I'll take a look at the questions during my next break.

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

    It's so funny , because I saw that my original answer was likely to provoke an outburst.
    George won't be back while I'm here.

    I don't believe that the climate is currently changing in a way that is out of the ordinary for the planet? But I can't know that.
    But I also believe that there is not enough good evidence to say conclusively that it is or it isn't. Primarily , I think that the period during which we have extremely accurate observation is too short to draw a conclusion either way.
    I'm aware that this answer will probably derail the conversation right there. , if it hasn't already been derailed. But as moz accurately observes , some people live for that sort of thing.

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

    I see so much common ground when it comes to the actual actions that produce the net gains.
    But like you say, some people will never see it that way. It is only mildly frustrating to see too little being done because some are perceived to lack the idealogical purity , and it has never stopped me from getting on with it.

    Does anyone condone pedophilia?
    I attended a Catholic boys boarding school in the 60s. I think I might be close to being over it (the whole experience , that is. I was lucky) ; some still are not.

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

    You couldn’t know because you weren’t involved, but I did answer it ; and encountered the uncertainty that Ben has since emphasized.

    So I deleted my whole answer (a couple of minutes after I had posted it) , and suggested that clarification was needed. Ben obviously agreed.

    Perfect George. Just jump to conclusions and immediately publish a falsehood i.e
    “Mr Green refuses to answer it.”

    I wonder what would have been lost if you had simply said nothing and waited for the clarification.

    Classical! :-)

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

    1. If so, do you believe that the climate is currently changing in a way that is out of the ordinary for the planet?

    That might not be precise enough.

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