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Will the Gulf Stream really collapse by 2025?

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Will the Gulf Stream really collapse by 2025?
Post by Arol   » Wed Jul 26, 2023 7:56 pm

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https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-66289494
Every intelligence agency, every police department on the whole planet, should be put into hunting down the individual that had the unmitigated gall to wish:
“That we all would live in interesting times!”
Climate change, melting ice-fields and glaciers with resulting flooding, unseasonable heat waves…
Have to wonder what’s next?
An asteroid strike?
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Re: Will the Gulf Stream really collapse by 2025?
Post by The E   » Sun Jul 30, 2023 2:03 pm

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Arol wrote:Every intelligence agency, every police department on the whole planet, should be put into hunting down the individual that had the unmitigated gall to wish:
“That we all would live in interesting times!”


I fully support criminal charges and indictments against fossil fuel executives and the politicians they supported. Won't address the problem directly, but may send the correct signals to the rest of the parasite class.
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Re: Will the Gulf Stream really collapse by 2025?
Post by tlb   » Sun Dec 10, 2023 10:00 am

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Arol wrote:Every intelligence agency, every police department on the whole planet, should be put into hunting down the individual that had the unmitigated gall to wish:
“That we all would live in interesting times!”

This has always been presented as a curse and not a wish. From the Professor Buzzkill history podcast website:
The closest Chinese maxim seems to be one from Stories to Awaken the World, a collection of short stories written in 1627. Two of the stories express a basic idea similar to “may you live in interesting times.” Both relate the difficulties of living through the devastation of war, and they express,

Truly, better to be a dog in days of peace
Than a human in times of war.

So how did we end up with the curse of living in interesting times? Well, all the evidence seems to suggest that it travelled through the British diplomatic and political corps from the 1830s to the 1930s.

One of the oldest attributions that we can pin precisely is by the American politician, Frederic R. Coudert, in 1939, referring to a letter from Sir Austen Chamberlain (who had used a variation in a speech in 1936). Note that this is dated to a period of war.

It was popularized in a 1966 speech by Robert F. Kennedy.
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