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  Reply # 1925930 28-Dec-2017 09:02
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Personally I think the planet would be far better off without us and I hope we do become extinct.

 

I used to believe that we should make every effort to get off this planet to ensure our survival but now I can't think of a worse outcome. We would pollute the solar system and eventually the Universe. We are a virus and need to be killed off.

 

I can't think of a single thing humans have done that has been to the Earth's benefit We've just been feathering our own nest.


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  Reply # 1925933 28-Dec-2017 09:08
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Fred99:

 

Men Resist Green Behavior as Un-Manly

 

Plausible hypothesis based on observation.
Lucky image-conscious men aren't running the planet... (/s) 

 

 

Interesting idea, (from a marketing perspective) , but the pejorative laden language used in the article is not actually helping their cause

 

"we threatened the masculinity of male participants by showing them a pink gift card with a floral design"

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1925934 28-Dec-2017 09:10
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Any man who feels his masculinity is threatened by seeing a pink card with a floral design has got other problems.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


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  Reply # 1925935 28-Dec-2017 09:13
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wellygary:

 

Fred99:

 

Men Resist Green Behavior as Un-Manly

 

Plausible hypothesis based on observation.
Lucky image-conscious men aren't running the planet... (/s) 

 

 

Interesting idea, (from a marketing perspective) , but the pejorative laden language used in the article is not actually helping their cause

 

"we threatened the masculinity of male participants by showing them a pink gift card with a floral design"

 

 

I'm not sure where you get "pejorative laden" out of that.

 

Many men react badly when they feel their masculinity is being threatened.  You'll see it in bar fights and boardrooms all over the world.


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  Reply # 1925945 28-Dec-2017 09:39
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Fred99:

 

wellygary:

 

Fred99:

 

Men Resist Green Behavior as Un-Manly

 

Plausible hypothesis based on observation.
Lucky image-conscious men aren't running the planet... (/s) 

 

 

Interesting idea, (from a marketing perspective) , but the pejorative laden language used in the article is not actually helping their cause

 

"we threatened the masculinity of male participants by showing them a pink gift card with a floral design"

 

 

I'm not sure where you get "pejorative laden" out of that.

 

Many men react badly when they feel their masculinity is being threatened.  You'll see it in bar fights and boardrooms all over the world.

 

 

Because they make statements based on their assumptions

 

Hands up who's "masculinity is threatened" by a pink floral gift card.... I mean its simply a stupid thing to say,

 

They could have said " we showed men a pink floral gift card, and when compared to those shown a regular card, those shown the pink one chose non green products," -


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  Reply # 1925974 28-Dec-2017 10:22
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frednz: In other words, ignoring the fate of the planet itself, which we know has survived such events before, if we were able to significantly reduce our carbon emissions over the next 100 years, will this be enough to preserve human life on our planet? Or, are we already too late to achieve this?

 

I think we'll start to see the answer to that within the next 5-10 years. Crop failures due to changing climate should be high in peoples mind. On top of this, with increased population comes increased demand for food, driving agriculture to use more and more water. This in turn is eroding aquifers worldwide. I think we're getting extremely close to the point where something has to give before too long. 


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  Reply # 1925977 28-Dec-2017 10:27
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wellygary:

 

Fred99:

 

Men Resist Green Behavior as Un-Manly

 

Plausible hypothesis based on observation.
Lucky image-conscious men aren't running the planet... (/s) 

 

 

Interesting idea, (from a marketing perspective) , but the pejorative laden language used in the article is not actually helping their cause

 

"we threatened the masculinity of male participants by showing them a pink gift card with a floral design" 

 

It's western perspective stuff, especially the colour part. Travel extensively through Asia and you'll quickly find that pink is not regarded as feminine.


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  Reply # 1925985 28-Dec-2017 10:36
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wellygary:

 

Fred99:

 

wellygary:

 

Fred99:

 

Men Resist Green Behavior as Un-Manly

 

Plausible hypothesis based on observation.
Lucky image-conscious men aren't running the planet... (/s) 

 

 

Interesting idea, (from a marketing perspective) , but the pejorative laden language used in the article is not actually helping their cause

 

"we threatened the masculinity of male participants by showing them a pink gift card with a floral design"

 

 

I'm not sure where you get "pejorative laden" out of that.

 

Many men react badly when they feel their masculinity is being threatened.  You'll see it in bar fights and boardrooms all over the world.

 

 

Because they make statements based on their assumptions

 

Hands up who's "masculinity is threatened" by a pink floral gift card.... I mean its simply a stupid thing to say,

 

They could have said " we showed men a pink floral gift card, and when compared to those shown a regular card, those shown the pink one chose non green products," -

 

 

That's not what they said.  Read it again.


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I would like to say I am not having children but is just a healthy biproduct of not liking them on the other hand I use it as my argument that I do not need to go vegan.

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Dratsab:

 

frednz: In other words, ignoring the fate of the planet itself, which we know has survived such events before, if we were able to significantly reduce our carbon emissions over the next 100 years, will this be enough to preserve human life on our planet? Or, are we already too late to achieve this?

 

I think we'll start to see the answer to that within the next 5-10 years. Crop failures due to changing climate should be high in peoples mind. On top of this, with increased population comes increased demand for food, driving agriculture to use more and more water. This in turn is eroding aquifers worldwide. I think we're getting extremely close to the point where something has to give before too long. 

 

 

I fully agree. Fred is correct that the earth will recover, its been hotter before and once it was fully covered with ice. The human issue is we will reduce the size of the planet for occupying and providing food.

 

The sad thing is that we are overrun with technology to replace fossil fuels. And as the big powers say, they want to, but AFTER they use the cheaper and already available, FF. Then they will be very happy to go green. Way too late then though

 

Its only about today's money, not tomorrows survival or tomorrow's ultra expensive costs to maintain ourselves with too many people in too small a space


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  Reply # 1926039 28-Dec-2017 11:22
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tdgeek: Fred is correct that the earth will recover, its been hotter before and once it was fully covered with ice.

 

Or to be a little more accurate, earth's been hotter than it is now a number of times and there's been 5 known major ice ages.


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  Reply # 1926052 28-Dec-2017 11:34
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Dratsab:

 

tdgeek: Fred is correct that the earth will recover, its been hotter before and once it was fully covered with ice.

 

Or to be a little more accurate, earth's been hotter than it is now a number of times and there's been 5 known major ice ages.

 

 

Yes, its recovered naturally. Now, we are not adding natural components into the atmosphere, and we wont be stopping for decades. It will recover, but we won't be here, of if we are, its a few million


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Fred99:

 

Men Resist Green Behavior as Un-Manly

 

Plausible hypothesis based on observation.
Lucky image-conscious men aren't running the planet... (/s) 

 

 

A couple of issues with this study ... I'll limit myself to commenting on two of them

 

1) The study found that both women and men see eco behaviour as inherently feminine.  This data supports a hypothesis that the femininity motivates females to act sustainably in order to appear feminine but has no effect on males.

 

2) The pink gift card situation could be interpreted to show that men will avoid eco behaviour at times when they feel their masculinity is threatened.  Those results don't support a hypothesis doesn't extend to shunning eco behaviour at other times.

 

Loose experimental design ...

 

Personally I (a male) know I could live more sustainably, but I can't be bothered. Likewise I could also do better job of making the bed and folding the laundry but I can't be bothered trying harder with those either.





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The Big Read: Climate change – the best and worst for NZ

 

A week-long series, 50 Questions About the Environment, Victoria University climate scientist Professor James Renwick discusses the threats we face from a warming planet.

 

The series deals with our rivers, our climate, our nature, our biosecurity, and our oceans.

 

This seems to be a very worthwhile series of publications.

 

 

 

 


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