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    Default Petition to ban Dihydrogen monoxide

    Delegates at Cancun didnt have to think twice about signing a petition banning this substance.

    This chemical is found in our rivers,lakes and in large quantities in the sea. It is fatal if inhaled, a major greenhouse gas and without it there would be no acid rain.

    Dihydrogen monoxide is more commonly known as water, and the petition was a spoof.

    Clearly conferences like this attract all sorts of freeloaders and kooks, but we are entrusting our economy and future to these people. They are supposed to understand the science and help formulate policy, but they will sign up to anything that has the words, ban protect, earth and global in it.

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    Anyone at a conference on climate change who falls for that gag should be publicly disgraced, dismissed from office, gagged from ever speaking to the media and forbidden to participate in academic journal production.

    And then beaten up.
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    I reckon anyone who could successfully implement a temporary ban on crystalline dihydrogen monoxide would be quite popular at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doodab View Post
    I reckon anyone who could successfully implement a temporary ban on crystalline dihydrogen monoxide would be quite popular at the moment.
    You mean like in Germany where if you don't clear the pavement outside your house, you get fined?

    Our councils would just use it as a revenue-raising exercise (you'd get a ticket stuck on your door if it snowed while you were out at work) and they'd put the council tax up to pay for the Snow Enforcement Officers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardCranium View Post
    You mean like in Germany where if you don't clear the pavement outside your house, you get fined?

    Our councils would just use it as a revenue-raising exercise (you'd get a ticket stuck on your door if it snowed while you were out at work) and they'd put the council tax up to pay for the Snow Enforcement Officers.

    I think it would have to be an "EU Diktat".

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    I'm glad I live in a block with someone that does it, that sounds fairly onerous.
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    Send it over I'll sign it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardCranium View Post


    Anyone at a conference on climate change who falls for that gag should be publicly disgraced, dismissed from office, gagged from ever speaking to the media and forbidden to participate in academic journal production.

    And then beaten up.
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    But when I was in Cancun the ban was to only affect government organisations; it's not the first time the proposals had been watered down...

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