Climate Change: We're Doomed

Discuss the application of the Dharma to situations of social, political, environmental and economic suffering and injustice.
User avatar
Malcolm
Posts: 24173
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:19 am

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Postby Malcolm » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:45 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

User avatar
Kim O'Hara
Former staff member
Posts: 3457
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:09 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Postby Kim O'Hara » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:23 pm

:good:

:namaste:
Kim

User avatar
Zhen Li
Posts: 1480
Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:15 am
Location: Canada

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Postby Zhen Li » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:17 am


User avatar
Kim O'Hara
Former staff member
Posts: 3457
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:09 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Postby Kim O'Hara » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:30 am


Simon E.
Posts: 4372
Joined: Tue May 15, 2012 11:09 am

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Postby Simon E. » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:22 am

Sorry..having sworn off the thread I couldn't let THAT one go past...

That is your definition of a denialist Mr O Hara , one who denies AGW while knowing that it is true ?

That makes no sense at all.


I am a denialist because I DONT know that it is true.

I don't expect to have that view vindicated in my lifetime..

But I think the youngest forum members may see it.

Which of course means that I don't understand the science..

Which is in fact imo the actual universal position.

I will now leave you all to agree with each other and wax indignant..
" My heart's in the Highlands
my heart is not here.
My heart's in the Highlands
chasing the deer."

Robert V.C. Burns.

User avatar
dharmagoat
Posts: 2154
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:39 pm

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Postby dharmagoat » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:15 pm


Simon E.
Posts: 4372
Joined: Tue May 15, 2012 11:09 am

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Postby Simon E. » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:01 pm

I am happy to embrace irrationality.
Its frequently a far more reliable guide to the reality of things in samsara than are rational conclusions based on data which by its nature is insufficient.

But I remain unconvinced by the psychobabbling of those who throw around definitions of 'denialism' which have been cobbled together to support their agendas.

We are seriously being asked to believe that those who are unconvinced by their arguments are secretly, really, subconsciously believers...

Rather like those Islamic fundamentalists who preach that really EVERYONE is a Muslim ..they just haven't realised it.
Last edited by Seishin on Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Foul language removed
" My heart's in the Highlands
my heart is not here.
My heart's in the Highlands
chasing the deer."

Robert V.C. Burns.

User avatar
Zhen Li
Posts: 1480
Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:15 am
Location: Canada

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Postby Zhen Li » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:35 pm


User avatar
Kim O'Hara
Former staff member
Posts: 3457
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:09 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Postby Kim O'Hara » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:48 am


User avatar
Zhen Li
Posts: 1480
Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:15 am
Location: Canada

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Postby Zhen Li » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:42 am

If you were to adjust your attitude Kim, do you admit that you might have to make an uncomfortable adjustment? Perhaps some personal compromise? And, to what extent have you attempted to disprove your own beliefs? Have you analysed the primary sources yourself? By your own admission, you haven't and won't, because you rely on the mainstream media, since you believe that they are a trustworthy source of truth under most circumstances.

User avatar
Kim O'Hara
Former staff member
Posts: 3457
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:09 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Postby Kim O'Hara » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:48 am


User avatar
Zhen Li
Posts: 1480
Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:15 am
Location: Canada

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Postby Zhen Li » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:32 am

Well, you said they can be relied upon to report the truth. That means you won't have to figure it out yourself. But of course I do apologise. :emb:


Return to “Engaged Buddhism”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests