Fracking hell

Coming soon to a water supply near you

Precautionary principle?
Homo fatuus brutus don’t need no stinking precautionary principle.

Time to redefine ‘the F word’: frack it.

About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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6 Responses to Fracking hell

  1. Martin Lack says:

    Never mind Homo fatuus brutus, what about Home vacuous twitus…? N.B. the point at which, towards the end of the comments permitted, Monckton signs-off with mockery of the precautionary principle:


    • pendantry says:

      “Remember Canute,” the prevaricating peer says, after much nonsensical babble. Yes, indeed, remember Canute: I think it far more likely that Cnut the Great, “the most effective king in Anglo-Saxon history,” far from being a fool who believed that he could hold back the sea, was in fact a very wise man who sat on a beach (sensibly seated on his presumably comfortable throne) –- to prove to his subjects (who were in awe of his power) that he couldn’t hold back the tide. It’s a tad ironic that so-called ‘common sense’ can show a wise man up as a fool.

      From a website that legitimately uses a heraldic device that Monckton shouldn’t:

      King Cnut (Canute) famously attempted to control the waves of River Thames from the site of his royal palace to show his nobles that he was not omnipotent.

      Your “homo vacuous twitus” is the real-world equivalent of the Internet troll. PDFTT: sadly, I’m as guilty as the next person.


      • Martin Lack says:

        Thanks Colin. I was aware that history may well have done Canute a dis-service. I am currently trying to persuade Bud Ward (Yale Forum editor) to permit my response to Monckton. However, just in case it never appears, this was my (deliberately brief) response to Monckton’s verbal incontinence:

        “With respect, Viscount Monckton, it is the so-called climate “sceptics” that are failing to learn the lessons of history (or palaeoclimatology for that matter).

        I was brought up not to live beyond my means; and humanity would have done well to do the same. Instead, our environmental bank account is now seriously overdrawn; and the interest payments will just get bigger and bigger if we make no attempt to pay off our debts.”.


  2. jpgreenword says:

    That video (the first one, not the song… although it was catchy) is going on my blog! Along with news that Vermont has banned hydraulic fracturing.
    Oh no! I’ve said too much!


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  4. cinderski says:

    I’ll make sure to watch these videos this evening – fracking is a huge thing in Aus at the moment. It’s still on hold in NSW (where I am), but Queensland (as usual) has taken a bit of a shoot first, ask later approach. There’s the potential to cause all sorts of troubles, since much of Qld is above the Great Artesian Basin, one of our biggest reservoirs of freshwater in an often drought-stricken country…


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