atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#7553: This is why Texas had to freeze in the dark

China emits over 30% of the human atmospheric carbon budget. The United States is #2, but it is a distant second, at 13.4%.

Okay? US carbon emissions are less than half those of China's. And even as we speak, China continues to build coal-fired power plants at a prodigious rate.

So, the next time people talk to you about how we in the US need to be "carbon neutral" as soon as possible, remind them that China already produces more than twice the carbon dioxide that America does, and that China has no plans even to start reducing its carbon output before 2030 at the earliest: "At the United Nations General Assembly last September, President Xi Jingping pledged that China is targeting peak CO2 emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060."

I believe communists as far as I can comfortably piss a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.

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School board moron likens school attendance to "slavery".

No, she really said that trying to educate children is "slavery".

You know, this is the thing that really gets me. The United States spends an inordinate amount of money trying to educate people who do not want to be educated. That would be fine, if the people who do not want to be educated would be content with that and would let those who want to be educated get their education. But they don't. Those people insist that because they are not interested in being educated, that no one should be allowed to be educated.

That's really what this whole thing amounts to: "Our culture doesn't like education. How dare you try to learn anything when our culture refuses to learn? Your desire to learn is giving you an unfair advantage! It's unfair and racist that you're willing to learn when we're not!"

If the coming collapse does nothing but remove that level of entitlement from our populace, it will have accomplished a miracle.

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Very quiet Saturday, which I sorely need.

In fact I'm about to go take a nap. Mrs. Fungus went to bed last night around midnight and is still abed; I have no idea what I'm doing up except that Maki came into the bedroom and meowed until I was awake, which has not exactly endeared him to me.


I don't remember what time I went to bed but it was after one AM, and awakened around 11-ish. The only reason I got up (after the fool cat STFU) was due to the headache I had. But it's gone now and I'm still tired, and this past week was annoying and exhausting, so I'm going to get more rest.

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