You too can be a Cool Planet Champion

McTell

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Great idea, 26 counties need 26 guys n gals to explain to us iggerant under-ejamacated taxpaying car drivers how to live more greenly.

An idea I've always waited for, at least to justify all the green taxes and "public service obligations" (aka taxes), and to explain why the EPA costs 100m a year and is always moaning that we should pay more, even when they set a CO2 target and we meet it.

Champions can expect "free training" and food and a bed .... looks like the big salaries have been taken. :? But it might look good on your CV when you're applying for that 100,000,000 grant in 2021 to build some windmills on your auntie Joan's farm....

In terms of urgency, the champions will be sent forth in 2018 because, well, the first thing you'll learn is that global warming is all about public money, and so there's no urgency for the government jets to go.


https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/cool-planet-experience-champions

Cool Planet Champions Application - Cool Planet ExperienceCool Planet Experience


Once selected, the Cool Planet will train the 26 Cool Planet Champions to engage, educate and inspire the general public in their own county about how our changing climate directly impacts them and how they can make a real, practical difference.
 


benroe

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The EPA are a bunch of useless clunts, there was a huge fish spill on the shore in front of our house, we called them and they appeared the following day and did what every governmental agency tasked with helping the public, found the first excuse and ran away.
I love the multi coloured font on the "champion" page, its like virtue signalling without having to say anything.
 

Half Nelson

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We’ve partnered with Dr. Cara Augustenborg and Raoul Empey to bring their expertise on climate communication through Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project ...
Can Soros be far behind?

I smell $$$$
 

Turbinator

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The EPA are a bunch of useless clunts, there was a huge fish spill on the shore in front of our house, we called them and they appeared the following day and did what every governmental agency tasked with helping the public, found the first excuse and ran away.
I love the multi coloured font on the "champion" page, its like virtue signalling without having to say anything.
Sounds very familiar that - the EPA are very much a dog without a bite
 

midlander12

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Excruciating nonsense, generously funded no doubt by us People Who Pay For Things. If they want to counter Trump and the deniers, they'd need to come up with something 'cooler' than this.
 

Breanainn

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Great idea, 26 counties need 26 guys n gals to explain to us iggerant under-ejamacated taxpaying car drivers how to live more greenly.

An idea I've always waited for, at least to justify all the green taxes and "public service obligations" (aka taxes), and to explain why the EPA costs 100m a year and is always moaning that we should pay more, even when they set a CO2 target and we meet it.

Champions can expect "free training" and food and a bed .... looks like the big salaries have been taken. :? But it might look good on your CV when you're applying for that 100,000,000 grant in 2021 to build some windmills on your auntie Joan's farm....

In terms of urgency, the champions will be sent forth in 2018 because, well, the first thing you'll learn is that global warming is all about public money, and so there's no urgency for the government jets to go.


https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/cool-planet-experience-champions

Cool Planet Champions Application - Cool Planet ExperienceCool Planet Experience


Once selected, the Cool Planet will train the 26 Cool Planet Champions to engage, educate and inspire the general public in their own county about how our changing climate directly impacts them and how they can make a real, practical difference.
I thought we haven't met any of our CO2 targets, and we're above 1990 emission levels?
 

Expose the lot of them

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Great idea, 26 counties need 26 guys n gals to explain to us iggerant under-ejamacated taxpaying car drivers how to live more greenly.

An idea I've always waited for, at least to justify all the green taxes and "public service obligations" (aka taxes), and to explain why the EPA costs 100m a year and is always moaning that we should pay more, even when they set a CO2 target and we meet it.

Champions can expect "free training" and food and a bed .... looks like the big salaries have been taken. :? But it might look good on your CV when you're applying for that 100,000,000 grant in 2021 to build some windmills on your auntie Joan's farm....

In terms of urgency, the champions will be sent forth in 2018 because, well, the first thing you'll learn is that global warming is all about public money, and so there's no urgency for the government jets to go.


https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/cool-planet-experience-champions

Cool Planet Champions Application - Cool Planet ExperienceCool Planet Experience


Once selected, the Cool Planet will train the 26 Cool Planet Champions to engage, educate and inspire the general public in their own county about how our changing climate directly impacts them and how they can make a real, practical difference.
Does that mean we will see less of that swivel-eyed look Ryan and the other tainted veggies?
 

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I thought we haven't met any of our CO2 targets, and we're above 1990 emission levels?

Well as a small country, not bad. A shade above 1990, but a lot less than 2008.

Like I said, if it was a really serious problem there'd be no ryanair, aer lingus or government jets, and we'd all be put on bicycles and pony carts.

The scientists say 95% likely we are to blame for 1/2 the warming, but warming since the late 1800s has been less than 1 degree. Plus we are emerging from an ice age; ice ages have taken up 15% of earth's life; greenhouse earth has taken up 85% and is normal.

Anyway it doesn't seem that the champions are going to be paid a 100,000 salary, so it looks like another optics solution that won't cost the rest of us all that much (but just enough to annoy).



 

gandyalf

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Well as a small country, not bad. A shade above 1990, but a lot less than 2008.

Like I said, if it was a really serious problem there'd be no ryanair, aer lingus or government jets, and we'd all be put on bicycles and pony carts.

The scientists say 95% likely we are to blame for 1/2 the warming, but warming since the late 1800s has been less than 1 degree. Plus we are emerging from an ice age; ice ages have taken up 15% of earth's life; greenhouse earth has taken up 85% and is normal.

Anyway it doesn't seem that the champions are going to be paid a 100,000 salary, so it looks like another optics solution that won't cost the rest of us all that much (but just enough to annoy).



This may be of interest to the discussion:

Is there really still a chance for staying below 1.5 °C global warming? « RealClimate

Ireland is a tiny part of the globe, although it is incumbent upon all people to reduce their carbon footprint as best they can.
The above link and comments thread are plenty scary.
 

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Great idea, 26 counties need 26 guys n gals to explain to us iggerant under-ejamacated taxpaying car drivers how to live more greenly.

An idea I've always waited for, at least to justify all the green taxes and "public service obligations" (aka taxes), and to explain why the EPA costs 100m a year and is always moaning that we should pay more, even when they set a CO2 target and we meet it.

Champions can expect "free training" and food and a bed .... looks like the big salaries have been taken. :? But it might look good on your CV when you're applying for that 100,000,000 grant in 2021 to build some windmills on your auntie Joan's farm....

In terms of urgency, the champions will be sent forth in 2018 because, well, the first thing you'll learn is that global warming is all about public money, and so there's no urgency for the government jets to go.


https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/cool-planet-experience-champions

Cool Planet Champions Application - Cool Planet ExperienceCool Planet Experience


Once selected, the Cool Planet will train the 26 Cool Planet Champions to engage, educate and inspire the general public in their own county about how our changing climate directly impacts them and how they can make a real, practical difference.
Are there conferences they will all need to attend in the same location this facilitating mileage claims rather than conference/video/Skype calling or public transport usage? What about traveling around their counties? Will they be allowed claim for private mileage use? Will they have targets which will take account of the amount of travel they must rack up? Some counties are larger than others so more mileage will be required. Or, if there will be a significant amount of ground to cover, will ownership of an electric vehicle be a prerequisite to getting the position?
 

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I thought we haven't met any of our CO2 targets, and we're above 1990 emission levels?

Well as a small country, not bad. A shade above 1990, but a lot less than 2008.
By the end of this year we will have breached our 2020 targets.

Our 2020 per capita targets are 50% over the EU average, and 50% over UK emissions.

We are a mess when it comes to pollution, and we have no plan to address it.
 

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By the end of this year we will have breached our 2020 targets.

Our 2020 per capita targets are 50% over the EU average, and 50% over UK emissions.

We are a mess when it comes to pollution, and we have no plan to address it.

Yes, so the real problem was why we agreed to targets that were not possible.

People have to commute to work and heat their homes. They have to watch tv or go online. Farmers have to till to grow grain or have stock that emits methane. These all cost in CO2.

Our energy prices are already higher than europe, so most families don't leave lights on all day.

We agreed to the policies because we had to be seen to agree with whatever our "partners" in europe said. That's independence for ya...
 


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