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by Kim OHara
Mon May 28, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: FAcebook group for Theravadins in Melbourne and Victoria
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: FAcebook group for Theravadins in Melbourne and Victoria

This group https://www.facebook.com/groups/984222598284835/, Socially Engaged Buddhists of Australia, is Melbourne-based. It's not large and not particularly Theravadin but some cross-membership is likely.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun May 27, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 139
Views: 2037

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

Greetings Mr Man, There's a previous topic where I outlined how my political views evolved from my Dhamma views. You're welcome to see things differently, because unlike you, I actually respect your intellectual autonomy to see things differently. Is it your contention that Buddhists are not allowe...
by Kim OHara
Sun May 27, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 117724

Re: Electric Subsidies vs. Electricity Produced

Leeuwenhoek2 wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 10:50 pm
FYI: Their selection and interpretation of facts appear to roughly reflect the consensus of scientists and climate scientists.
Show us.


From a reputable source not aligned with the nuclear industry.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun May 27, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 117724

Re: Electric Subsidies vs. Electricity Produced

I looked up the website from which Leeuw2 took all the information in this post, and I'm simply going to quote a couple of paragraphs from it and, as usual, rely on my readers to decide how much faith they want to put in the site and, I guess, Leeuw2. QUESTION: 1) What is it in the paragraphs cited...
by Kim OHara
Sun May 27, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 117724

Re: Electric Subsidies vs. Electricity Produced

[img]... In the USA the state of New Jersey’s recently passed legislation to prevent the premature closure of the state’s nuclear plants. That's a victory for climate change action in my book. The legislation put subsidies on electricity generated by nuclear, solar and off-shore wind with solar get...
by Kim OHara
Sun May 27, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Can I have The Lounge removed from my feed & view?
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Can I have The Lounge removed from my feed & view?

You may have to force the page to reload, or even to empty your browser cache, before Retro's changes take effect.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun May 27, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 117724

Re: Marine invertebrate migrations trace climate change over 450 million years

The natural history of the earth has long been a study of climate change. That is also true for anthropology, archaeology and history. Awareness of the impact of changes of climate has been a part of these fields for 100 years and more. Traces of responses to past climate change can give us an indi...
by Kim OHara
Sat May 26, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 139
Views: 2037

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

dharma dharma dharma DhaMMa. This is a Theravada forum. ... in English with some Pali and Sanskrit and occasionally other languages. Dharma and dhamma are the same word - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharma#Buddhism - but dharma is the spelling I learned first and it still comes most naturally to ...
by Kim OHara
Sat May 26, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 117724

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

You wanted data ... https://science2017.globalchange.gov/ Ironic that ad hominem arguments, snark and innuendo directed against others followed by a series of unsupported claims in one post -- including claims that others are boring and cherry pick -- is followed by dumping a entire report in the l...
by Kim OHara
Sat May 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 139
Views: 2037

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

This is going to be a long post (sorry) in response to Paul’s post (quoted in part here), his follow-up question, “Just out of interest, were you to be managing a News & Current Events section of a Buddhist forum, what measures would you implement to improve the calibre of discussion, whilst respect...
by Kim OHara
Sat May 26, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 117724

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Hydroelectricity isn't without controversy, at least in the Western United States. A Catch 22 Is Ensnaring Hydroelectricity And Salmon In The Northwest Removal of Klamath Dams Would Be Largest River Restoration in U.S. History Here, too. But every power source has its drawbacks, its adverse impacts...
by Kim OHara
Fri May 25, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 139
Views: 2037

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

Option 2 is a :strawman: or :redherring: or something similar since the amount of activity in the area will not change much according to where on the board index it is listed. Other than that, I would just like to say that the current tolerant moderation policy - "Let them fight it out as they like ...
by Kim OHara
Fri May 25, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 117724

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

I'm not going to take the time to answer you point by point, Leeuw2, because I'm sure most people here would simply yawn and move on to something more useful and interesting, but I will say that your data is cherry-picked (and often out of date) and your conclusions are (as usual) far too negative. ...
by Kim OHara
Fri May 25, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 183
Views: 9332

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

The quote below expresses a Right view ... but the practice is missing. If only more western Buddhist "leaders" on climate change were less reckless in their one sided political approach. I agree that awareness of our subjective propensities is the wise approach. But without a more politically, ide...