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Sustainable catastrophe

Incoming from Michael Jennings, in the form of a link to this:


How many months do we still have to save the world from verbal catastrophe?

10 comments to Sustainable catastrophe

  • mdc

    Clearly we will reach Peak Sustainable long before then!

  • Dom

    CAUS – Catostrophic Anthropogenic Use of Sustainablitly.

  • Chip

    Everywhere except where it matters most.

    In a government budget.

  • CaptDMO

    Please “graph” the following as well.
    Ass (see:Idiocracy-the movie)

  • Schrodinger's Dog

    Very funny. LMAO as they say on the internet.

    But the data are a very good fit for the line, aren’t they.

  • Jason

    I’d like to see the stats on ‘appropriate’. It’s getting so you can find precious little anywhere that is appropriate any more.

  • I bet the warmists and other eco-loons are really ‘phased’ by the log scale.

    Best regards

  • Richard Thomas

    Indeed, Nigel. Though I’m not sure a log scale is appropriate for percentages (sorry, Jason)

  • veryretired

    Sustainability is only the latest fad term whose true meaning is “It’s only ok as long as we allow you to do it.”

    It is part of a cultural transition from the idea that all is permitted except that which is explicitly prohibited, to the post-modern ethic of all is forbidden except that which may be permitted.

    As I have said so many times to so many people—What in the hell do you think all these restrictions are all about?

    It’s about control and, even more, who has it.

  • MakajazMonkee

    That was a classic xkcd.

    I used to work in engineering research in Portugal and as the only native English speaker always got asked to write the bosses EU research grant proposals. This word was used alot. Generally speaking the ideas were worth researching but you had to encase them in the mindless shite that is EU greenspeak