Claim: Climate Change will be Solved by Feminism

Mary Robinson (5 mei-lezer 2014)

Mary Robinson (5 mei-lezer 2014). By Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei, Attribution, Link

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

According to former President of the Republic of Ireland and former UN commissioner Mary Robinson, more feminism will solve the climate crisis.

Climate change a ‘man-made problem with a feminist solution’ says Robinson

Zoe Tabary
JUNE 19, 2018

LONDON, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women must be at the heart of climate action if the world is to limit the deadly impact of disasters such as floods, former Irish president and U.N. rights commissioner Mary Robinson said on Monday.

Climate change is a man-made problem and must have a feminist solution,” she said at a meeting of climate experts at London’s Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship.

“Feminism doesn’t mean excluding men, it’s about being more inclusive of women and -in this case – acknowledging the role they can play in tackling climate change.”

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/global-climatechange-women/climate-change-a-man-made-problem-with-a-feminist-solution-says-robinson-idUSL8N1TK4EI

What can I say – somehow I always knew men would get the blame…

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210 thoughts on “Claim: Climate Change will be Solved by Feminism

        • Robertvd………Robert …the V.D. is a bit of a burden isn’t it !?
          .
          Mary Robinson is a lovely woman AND she’s IRISH…….so.
          ……..”we” are fortunate that there aren’t a dozen more
          ‘carbon footprints’ in her wake !
          Up UNTIL SHE MADE THIS STATEMENT I had rated her as one
          of the FEW good politicians in the World….
          ..but obviously the UN has “got to her” and she has
          issued this quite weird and absurd statement.
          .
          AND ERIC :
          “What can I say – somehow I always knew men would get the blame…”
          NOTHING NEW THERE THEN !!!
          and JUST BECAUSE you are paranoid…….it DOESN’T MEAN that
          they are NOT out to get you !!

      • Mary Robinson said: “Climate change is a man-made problem and must have a feminist solution,”

        Yup, and ya see what happened to the US Public Education System when it was decided that it needed a feminist solution.

        • Sam, actually what has pretty much destroyed the U.S. Public Education System was the onset of the Women’s Rights movement. Until then practically the only jobs the really smart women could get were as teachers. Once the job market opened up for them in other areas the education departments of most colleges became the ‘school of last resort’. If you couldn’t get a degree, or were flunking anywhere else you migrated over to the education department, and sadly those that couldn’t even make in teaching became administrators.

          Of course, as with most human endeavors, even in education, there are always the 10-15% that are the exceptions. We just need more of them…

          • “Sam, actually what has pretty much destroyed the U.S. Public Education System the onset of the Women’s Rights movement.”

            The Women’s Rights movement has destroyed public education and not the gradual onset of an horrifically stupid and useless curriculum, developed by individuals with a similarly horrifically stupid view of the world, focusing on training individuals in such nonsense as transgender studies, etc?

            What do you do with home schooled children, who appear to achieve significantly greater scores for standardized tests across the spectrum, and who are trained, for the most part I assume, by non-educators?

            https://www.nheri.org/research-facts-on-homeschooling/

      • I think Mary Robinson is admitting women are not falling for it….and this is a call to arms

        • I’m wearing my thinking bald, but can’t find the entry. It must be because I’m not yet enlightened. Was it captured by the spam filter? Hint, some words, like ‘you denier’ will put you always to the queue. How did I evade that? Oh, now it’s Annmarie’s turn to use a thinking hat. Hint. You can do misspelings. And some other tricks.

          • Someone deleted my post, which is not surprising behavior based on my seventy-ish years of life experience, here’s the post:
            Here’s the deal, there are many kind, knowledgeable, articulate, skilled feminist scientists hiding out there, but they won’t interact until men stop using “feminism” as an expletive and an excuse to vilify them, and worse (I know a woman who was beaten simply for being a feminist-in Ohio, USA.) So gentlemen, if you want help from the ladies, for example, as did Einstein (Mileva Einstein), James Watson and Francis Crick (Rosalind Franklin), and Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen Ning Yang (Chien-Shiung Wu), then stop using FEMINIST as a curse word.

          • Feminism IS a curse word. You give me on example of what men have but women don’t in terms of rights. I’ll tell you – Nothing. If anything women have more rights. It’s not equality you want – you want special treatment – special priveleges

            Boys and men are discriminated against over and over. Girls are consistently encouraged, and they end up doing really well in school and university, getting good jobs – like a lawyer. Come 30, when they realise they need men, there are no men for them because women will marry up generally. All those men were snapped up long ago – and why is that eh?Yeah, that’s right, the boys didn’t bother and dropped out of school or university because they were constantly told they were useless, or stupid, or racist or sexist and male.

            Take your revolting feminism and stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.

          • Annmarie :But as someone else brought up, we don’t need a gendered term for this. We don’t need a masculine version of feminism, nor do we even need feminism. What we need as equal rights and treatment for all.

          • In my experience, feminists have no interest in equal rights.
            They want government to guarantee that they will always be the winners.

          • Paranoia runs rampant.
            They deleted the post, but they failed to delete the post that referred to the deleted post.
            Apparently the conspirators aren’t too smart.

            PS: It wasn’t deleted, it was just posted under a different name. (AdroitWaterBear)
            Annmarie isn’t half as intelligent as she thinks she is. And she’s still paranoid.

            PPS: Your previous post was well and thoroughly refuted.

            PPPS: The biggest thing feminists can do to help women is to dump the feminist nonsense and rejoin the real world.

      • I have put on my thinking cap. Supporters of climate change should not just have 0 children, they should off themselves to save the planet. Please, don’t let deniers like me dissuade you.

  1. Words fail me! How exactly will women prevent climate change. The article says that women are affected by cyclones etc.

    I am reminded of “feminist glaciology”.

  2. The thermal combustion engine is a anthropogenic marvel of creativity and design that relieved the world of drudgery and massively improved quality of life. CAGW is a hysterical fantasy. Feminism should be admirably suited to help with it. They certainly can’t offer any help with an internal combustion engine.

    • “BCBill

      CAGW is a hysterical fantasy.”

      https://www.wired.com/2014/05/fantastically-wrong-wandering-womb/

      “All of this knowledge, and I use that term loosely, arrived in Italy in the 12th century, and for the next several hundred years, much emphasis was put on scent therapy and sneezing (hey, sneezing may stop your heart, but it does wonders for the womb–OK, sneezing doesn’t actually stop your heart, and it does nothing for the womb). And by the 1500s, argues King, “the hysteria tradition was complete.” While wombs were no longer thought to wander, they were very much to blame for the ostensible irrationality of women. Over the course of several thousand years, the womb had become less and less of a way to explain physical ailments, and more and more of a way to explain psychological dysfunction.

      In the 1700s, the theorized cause of hysteria began to shift from the womb to the brain. But this didn’t stop the emergence of the widespread female hysteria commotion in the 19th century, in which countless cures for haywire wombs were peddled on the population, including hypnosis and vibrating devices (not a joke) and blasting a woman’s abdomen with jets of water (sadly, also not a joke). And consider those women of Victorian literature, who were so overcome with emotion–and not at all the suffocating corsets–that they collapsed after announcing they had “a touch of the vapors.” Yes, those same vapors. And how to awaken these women? Smelling salts. Yes, those same foul odors of Hippocratic medicine.”

      • Yes, I knew all this. You should also read some of the history of mass hysteria, a largely female phenomenon, to understand why people thought they needed a special explanation for bizarre female behaviour and why feminists should be well aware of fantasy issues. Females didn’t start CAGW but from their study of female problems they should have insights in how to deal with mass hysteria.
        You can start here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_hysteria

    • you might be surprised by how many women can fix their cars..providing theyre not the latest plasticpc run biscuitbarrels.
      hell even men cant work on those

      • Not at all. Many women can fix cars and many men can’t. The behavioral differences between gender are fuzzy at the interface. However, mechanical engineering is one of the few disciplines where overt discrimination against male learning modes has not resulted in a predominance of female students..

  3. Aargh. More feminism, more socialism, more who knows what -isms, more feelings, more soft feel good things. Less logic, less common sense, less data, less proper science, less grown up thinking. I feel sick.

  4. This sounds a bit misogynistic to me as it infers that women are more likely to internalize the emotional triggers used to support what the science can not.

    • June 18, 2018 1:27 pm

      This sounds a bit misogynistic to me as it infers that women are more likely to internalize the emotional triggers used to support what the science can not.

      But, but, but, ….. being misogynistic has nothing to do with it. The female of the human species doesn’t have to internalize anything because her Inherited Survival Instinct pretty much determines her emotionally driven attitude and/or behavior whenever said “instinct” is triggered via an environmental stimulus. (ex: protect her offspring no matter what, etc., etc.)

      Thus, females are highly more likely to make “emotional” decisions, rather than “logical” decisions. And thus one of the many reason that females and girly-men will support ideas and claims that the science cannot.

  5. Why would women want to make the world colder? I have four of them and all of them put on their socks before sleeping.

    • until in the middle of the night they take them off because they are too hot right?
      but then put them on before they wake up because they got too cold, so you think they were on all night?
      😀

  6. A word that was old when I was young seems
    to be the most fitting here. “Flabbergasted”.

    • Is it any wonder that Putin and Xie, Erdogan, Duterte and co are flexing there muscles? If PC imbeciles like Mary Robinson is what western democracy lets through to senior public positions then surely it is little more than a joke of a system. They have a point. Fortunately its not the democracy bit but the PC bit that is doing the damage.

      Robinson and co ( i.e. ‘Buckpass’ Obama, Merkel and the like) are just do nothing dillettantes who preen and posture their ‘moral superiority’ at every opportunity without considering just what the casualty count is for their ‘do nothing but seem high minded’ course of inactive posing.

  7. Here’s the deal, there are many kind, knowledgeable, articulate, skilled feminist scientists hiding out there, but they won’t interact until men stop using “feminism” as an expletive and an excuse to vilify them, and worse (I know a woman who was beaten simply for being a feminist-in Ohio, USA.) So gentlemen, if you want help from the ladies, for example, as did Einstein (Mileva Einstein), James Watson and Francis Crick (Rosalind Franklin), and Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen Ning Yang (Chien-Shiung Wu), then stop using FEMINIST as a curse word.

    • So AdroitWaterBear. I am a women and I don’t associate with Feminists. To me it is a curse word. I like men. I loved my father, my husband and my sons, and now Grandsons. I won’t let a bunch of feminists destroy their feeling of self-worth. If you Feminists are suffering from ‘hurt feelings’ my Mother would say ‘buck it up – no one said life was a rose garden. If you have something to offer the world, do it, and you will be fine.”. I am saying stop looking for an excuse to complain.

        • I remember hearing so called feminists declare that women who didn’t agree with the feminsts, weren’t real women.

    • My understanding is Einstein was more into helping himself to the ladies.

      But on a serious note, it’s bringing gender into the debate we think is ridiculous

      • Please, “gender” is a grammatical term. You mean “sex”.

        I know. I’m swimming against the nomenclature tide.

    • I agree in terms of using feminist as a curse word. I disagree in terms of needing help from men haters. The conservation movement (environment, health, beauty), socialism and feminism have the same roots. It is the woman that is leading our culture. Just open your eyes. While creating huge benefits for the environment, health and society at the beginning of this cultural wave they are more and more screwing things up with ideology because there‘s nothing left to improve since the turn of the century. What the western world is needing is more of typical male qualities like competition, open fight for ideas, technical progress and clear decisions.

      To be clear: I don‘t blame it on the women. They are no better and no worse than men. It is an ever lasting cycling of dominance between male and female traits in our societies. They had their turn, made many things better, now it’s our turn to prove that we can offer better alternatives with less ideology than the dogmatic nonsolutions hammered into our brains by infinite repitition in the willing media.

    • If “feminism” wasn’t so often a Progressivist code word for “socially acceptable misandry”, your position would get more sympathy.

      • Once anything becomes an “ism” it get abused and wielded as a tool for folks with a far afield agenda. Actual definitions get thrown out the window.

        In my opinion a woman who desires to stay home (circumstances permitting) to raise her children is “feminine” (“maternal” should not be defined as an opposite). Conversely I’ve worked with some very feminine woman who preferred a career. (Yes, I was born mid 20th century and still retains those values.)

        Equal rights for women is an absolute condition to be fought for by all of us, and in some areas there is still room for improvement. But as Dred noted, it is not necessary to be hostile to men to achieve that end. (A female academic was reported this week to have written an opinion piece saying it is perfectly OK to hate men.) There really ARE men on “their” side.

        BTW, I have always been stumped by the contradiction, on one one hand, of the strident “feminists” (e.g. Friedan) who argue that perceived differences between men and women (e.g for business and science positions) are artificial, and on the other feel no hesitation to say that an important job (POTUS or climate advocate) needs a feminine touch. My personal opinion, consistent with those of my generation, is “viva la difference!” I have seen many instances in business where a feminine approach yielded results where we masculine clods mucked it up. But of course the reverse also holds true in some situations (e.g. downsizing.)

        Remember, all generalizations are wrong, including this one.

        • As a footnote to the above, my personal model for feminine vs masculine thinking or reasoning is a pair of normal curves.
          If you could conceive of a scale that went from purely rational analysis (Spock) to purely emotional decision making (fill in the blank), the mean of men would be on the rational side of center and the bell curve of females would have the mean on the feeling side. It is easy to see how the human race beneficially evolved with that slight difference.
          That still allows for a huge percentage of women to lean rational (e.g. prefer science as a profession) and men to reason and act with more emotional intelligence (medics, male nurses).
          This mirrors reality where there are NO absolutes re men vs women.

          • the mean of men would be on the rational side of center and the bell curve of females would have the mean on the feeling side.

            “Yup”, inherited survival instincts to insure survival of the species.

            Emotional decisions by the female to protect her offspring, even if it endangers her own life.

            Logical decisions by the male to protect the family, even if it endangers the life of an offspring.

    • Feminism as it’s currently defined is worse than a curse word. Whatever that might be.
      As to the woman who was beaten just for being a feminist, I’m willing to bet that there was a lot more to that story.

      I’ve known many skilled women scientists. I’ve never known any feminist who didn’t walk around with a chip on her shoulder demanding that the men do everything in their power to make her life better.

    • Please stop your crazy sisters from immersing themselves in constant
      “manhate” attacks and we can try
      to do better.

    • It’s true that Watson dissed Franklin.

      But the daughter of a Chinese-Hawaiian college classmate of mine claimed that Franklin didn’t get the Nobel because of sexism. In fact, she might have gotten it instead of Wilkins had she lived.

      But tragically, she died before Watson, Crick and Wilkins were awarded the Nobel, and posthumous prizes aren’t allowed. Nor awards to more than three recipients.

    • WHY is it that ALL FEMINISTS espouse hatred and contempt for MEN
      ( usually of the WHITE VARIETY ! ) while they assert that all they want
      is “THEIR RIGHT to EQUAL TREATMENT ” when it is evident that
      most of these men LOVE their MOTHERS ( always Women ) and hold no
      antipathy to women in general ( who they would rather CHARM and SEDUCE
      have SEX WITH ! ) and they come from a Judeo-Christian Western Society
      which IDOLISES WOMEN ( especially beautiful young women )
      and share a similar back-ground and belief system to these FEMINISTS
      AND YET FEMINISTS OPENLY ALIGN WITH ISLAMISTS
      who display NOTHING SHORT OF CONTEMPT FOR WOMEN
      and have such a REPRESSIVE , MASCULINE RELIGION ???
      …………..ARE ALL FEMINISTS MASOCHISTS ?????????????????
      OR ARE THEY JUST VERY CONFUSED AND A BIT WEIRD ????????
      EITHER WAY…………it is NOT appealing !
      HENCE THE ANTIPATHY !!!!!
      .
      TRY CHARM and DECENCY and WIT and HUMOUR and LESS CRITICISM
      when dealing with MEN and YOU WILL ALWAYS get a positive response……
      IF THAT IS WHAT YOU ACTUALLY WANT !
      .
      IF you prefer “VICTIM-HOOD” in the “SISTER_HOOD” then just keep the
      FEMINIST ATTITUDE GOING !! But don’t come crying on my shoulder !

  8. Only an individual as truly daft as a politician would say something so inane
    ..and not understand how foolish it makes them look.

  9. Hang on. Women are very pragmatic when it comes to the pinch. Wait until the energy bills start rolling in and the EV car battery goes flat and the fridge gets switch off and—- Well I won’t go on.

    • It will be interesting to hear her elaborate on what feminist principles she will employ towards the perceived issue. If they only exacerbate the pinch then the problem will only get worse.

  10. Here is another one: “Climate Change Will Be Solved By Planetoid Impact.” Ha ha

    Remember the Earth was destroyed by the Vogons to make way for an interstellar transport system; only Arthur Dent and Tricia Marie McMillan (Trillian) survived. Ha ha

    Thbbft. 😉

  11. What an arrogant idiot. She is clueless and that makes her all the more confident.

    If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ways his mind moves all the quicker for not being delayed by the things that go with good judgment. He is not hampered by a sense of humor or by charity, or by the dumb certainties of experience. He is the more logical for losing certain sane affections. Indeed, the common phrase for insanity in this respect is a misleading one. The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason. link

  12. What can I say………….I agree with you that I always knew men would be blamed. Feminism has
    gone too far. Never agreed with it in the first place. As a female I now abhor it, I am working on
    a group in support of men.

    • Edith:

      I’m sure you’ll understand my sentiment when I say I hope your support group for men affected by feminism is never attended by a single man.

      Sadly, I suspect it will be, and therefore, Godspeed to reprogram them! May I recommend a swift kick in the pants and then out the door they go?

  13. “According to former President of the Republic of Ireland and former UN commissioner Mary Robinson, more feminism will solve the climate crisis.”

    When I read something this incredibly imbecilic and sexist, it makes me wonder:
    “Are they all really that stupid? Should we really have given women the vote?” 🙂
    {Sarc (only partly) off]

    I mean, look at the utter imbeciles that women vote for – Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau, Doltan McGuinty, Kathleen Wynn, Rachel Notley, Mary Robinson, etc, etc. These politicians are uneducated fools who would have destroyed their state’s energy systems, given enough time.

    Cheap, abundant, reliable energy is the lifeblood of modern society – it IS that simple. When politicians fool with energy systems, real people suffer and die. That is the tragic legacy of false global warming alarmism.

    When you get energy wrong, almost nothing else you do matters, because you have damaged or destroyed your society. When you get energy right, (a la Trump), almost everything else will fall nicely into place.

    • Most of the early 20th century suffragettes, as they were called, were not feminists, at least not the 70s bra-burning kind. A good number of men supported women’s suffrage, too, and weren’t barred from the club on account of having a Y chromosome.

      Thoughtless voting isn’t the sole domain of women, in any case. 🙂

      • Dred N – in my above post, I did write {Sarc (only partly) off]. That suggests an element of sarcasm and exaggeration on my part. It is obvious that males as well as females suffer from madness and hysteria – nevertheless I thank you for clarifying that point.

        “According to former President of the Republic of Ireland and former UN commissioner Mary Robinson, more feminism will solve the climate crisis.”

        Nowadays, we no longer regard Ms. Robinson’s bizarre statement for what it truly is – “batshit crazy”. Instead, there are support groups that encourage this sort of insane radicalism, which causes enormous destruction to individuals and society.

        Everyone would benefit if males and females like Mary Robinson would attempt to control their rhetoric and minimize the harm they do to themselves and those who love them, despite their narcissism and their willful madness.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_hysteria
        Today, female hysteria is no longer a recognized illness, but different manifestations of hysteria are recognized in other conditions such as schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, conversion disorder, and anxiety attacks.

      • It’s Doltan, Destroyer of Jobs, Plunderer of Energy Systems.

        Based on his destruction of Ontario’s electrical grid, Doltan was probably a closet Marxist, intent upon ending society so it could be re-made in his own perfect image…

        Every night, Doltan would stand on his bed and chant, over and over again:
        “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”…
        “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”…
        “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”… *

        [Do I really have to say “sarc off”?]

        * Verse 32 from Chapter 11 of the Bhagavad Gita.

  14. wtf……
    mankind is a generic term meaning huMANkind,
    its an abbreviation.
    the same thing applies to manmade.
    huMANmade.
    another friggin abbreviation.
    has nothing to do with gender.
    friggin harpies need to stop acting so stupid.

  15. Mary Robinson left the role of Irish President 21 years ago. The role has little political significance and is largely ceremonial, on a par with the UK monarchy.

  16. Having grown up in a house full of women, having worked for five women bosses (two scientists), I certainly don’t see any feminist solution solving problems any better than evil men solutions. In fact they all suffered with a big problem, to make any decision they almost always formed a committee of some sort. Three of them required consensus. For one I often took the opposite position from the consensus at the table. That caused all kinds of consternation. All I was trying to do is to get the “committee” to cover all their basis. Many times the consensus was just ill thought out. In the beginning my opinions were rejected then about 75% of the time I turned out to be right. That boss demanded to know how I knew and the others didn’t. Most of the time the others were telling her what they thought she wanted to hear.

    So if feminist solution would be so much better then wouldn’t a LGBT solution be even better? Just kidding.

  17. Es un decir….”lo que los hombres dañaron, las mujeres lo arreglamos”
    La SOLUCIÓN a los problemas de la humanidad tienen que llegar de mujeres inteligentes o de hombres inteligentes…y son bienvenidas las Soluciones que den una mejor calidad de vida a las personas,principalmente a los mas necesitados.

    • dude, can you see that the entire comment section is written in English, by people who speak english?

      I can loosely read what you are saying but if you have something to contribute, do it in English, you know…like everyone else on here who communicates with each other. good grief

      • I think what he’s trying to say is; “It’s a saying … “What men damage, women fix” (And vice versa, as anyone who has worked on an IT Support desk will understand)
        “The SOLUTION to the problems of humanity must come from intelligent women or intelligent men … and solutions are welcome that give a better quality of life to people…”
        Correct me if I’m wrong, Milton.

        • Yes, that’s what he’s saying. Like an increasing number of Americans, I’ve spoken Spanish since high school. In my case, that’s 50 years ago. My wife is a Spanish-speaking South American.

          While Honest has a point, given the increasing number of people who understand Spanish and the availability of Net translation programs, Milton’s use of the European language with more native speakers than English isn’t IMO such a transgression.

          Although with the given name Milton, I might expect some English capability. Javier’s English is excellent.

          • I normally just skip over any post made in a language different then what is normally used in a board. The same as most would do to me if I posted in English on a Deutsch board.

            If you can’t read and write in the language, how do you know what the thread is even about? And which is easier, you translating your post once, or everyone else doing so individually?

            ~¿~

          • I took 4 years of Spanish in high school, a year in college and I married a Mexican.
            Even with all that, I need my wife to translate whenever we visit her relatives.

            Copying a post to one of the online translators is more effort than I am usually willing to put into a random post.

          • Lived in Texas most my life. With 2 years of high school Spanish to boot. That said, I can read Spanish pretty well, and I can follow the gist as a listener to a Spanish conversation. I however am not fluent nor do I attempt to be. I don’t mind comments in Spanish. Dutch is another thing entirely.

  18. The grand science fraud is running out of combinations. A quantum computer will be needed to generate future trial balloons and headlines. It needs to be sooner than later with climate cooling in the offing.

  19. This could be what sends young discouraged workers and voters in the EU over the edge, starting with Italy and Greece but also eastern bloc countries.

  20. Okay, does this mean a moratorium on clear cutting American forests for UK wood pellets…in the name of feminism?

  21. “Climate change is a man-made problem and must have a feminist solution,….”
    What a smug and matronizingly sexist hypothesis that is……

  22. Ireland’s solution, under feminist leadership, is the wicked solution, the final solution, Choice and sequestration, of lives deemed unworthy or inconvenient. In the interest of human rights and scientific integrity, the feminists should be seen and not heard, or perhaps heard and ridiculed.

    • Start with clear cutting all forests in Ireland to feed UK power plants with wood pellets in place of American forests.

  23. If this lady ever understands this has been an academic & political fraud (doubtful), the sound of her pulling her head out of her ass will be deafening.

  24. Actually, she may have a point. Ten thousand years of patriarchy has brought us where we are. More gender balance in making decisions might be helpful. It is not about blaming the men. It is about evolving from patriarchy to partnership.

    • And precisely where do you think we are?
      I look around me and I see a world where life spans have increased by amounts unimaginable 1000 years ago. Where thanks to technology in western countries, even the poor live better than did the kings of yore.
      I see people enjoying a rich and varied diet, all year round.
      I see people with the free time and money to vacation all over the world.

      So precisely what are the so called evils of this patriarchy that infests your nightmares?
      If you want to claim it’s wars, I counter with Margret Thatcher, Golda Meir and Indira Ghandi.

    • HOLD IT RIGHT THERE LUIS GUTIERREZ !!!!
      Actually, she may have a point. Ten thousand years of patriarchy has brought us where we are. More gender balance in making decisions might be helpful. It is not about blaming the men. It is about evolving from patriarchy to partnership.

      • No ! No ! No ! Really ! And Really No !
        But the editing function cut me off !!
        Damn it…….

        • MODERATOR……CAN YOU PLEASE REMOVE THESE 3 POSTS !!!
          They do NOT convey what I mean and just block up the thread !
          Thanks , Trevor.

  25. Of course it will be feminism to fix the problem – I always knew this would be the case. At least it will be an entity that is expressed as being female – Mother Nature.

    • Yeah, one year while planning our annual vacation my wife told me she wants to go somewhere she has never been before, I said “How about the kitchen”. The gash over my eye healed in about 3 weeks.

  26. If the entire Internet stopped giving oxygen and daylight to the absurd bloviatings of idiots, and no one consequently paid them any attention, they might just shut up and disappear. Of course, then we’d quickly run out of stuff to read . . . /sarc.

  27. Politics is the art of looking for problems, finding them everywhere, diagnosing them incorrectly and then applying the wrong remedies. -Groucho Marx

    • Yes SMC………………BUT his RELATIVE………..Karl
      took him seriously and KILLED about 60 million Russians
      and his mate Mao killed about 100 million Chinese
      and Pol Pot killed about 30% of the Cambodians …………..
      so while a joke is a joke…….you have to be careful who you share it with !

  28. My daughter took a course in Deep Ecology at a Catholic college more than 10 years ago. Interestingly, while they covered several ecological theories , the one they emphasized the most was the role of patriarchy in the destruction of the environment. Ecofeminism has been alive and flourishing for quite some time at least as far back as the early 80s. http://www.wloe.org/what-is-ecofeminism.76.0.html

    • One of the principle aims of Progressives is to make the current situation unstable and perceived to be untenable. Then they can roll in their intellectual solution.
      As the Communist Party, as well as Sol Alinsky, proposed one way to do this is to drive wedges into an otherwise content community. Any potential difference is ripe for exploitation (race, gender, nationality). Unfortunately this tactic has been very successful.
      In my opinion, Progressives have taken this to the next step, COMBINING grievances (e.g. climate change and minority injustice). Just look at the signage at current protests for confirmation.

      • Except that in reality the poor and non-whites have much more to lose from CACA than does the developed West and the rich within it.

  29. I am currently debating whether I should roll on the floor laughing or just puke. The fact that such a statement was made with a straight face almost leaves me speechless.

    Let me see if I can get this right….she is suggesting that men should get out of the way so women can fix the problem. In other words, because men caused the problem, all the scientists, engineers and smart people who are men should not be involved in fixing it.

    You know, if I thought Climate Change was a problem I would do whatever I could, get whatever help I could and embrace any incremental change I could to get as much accomplished that I could.

    To me this is just proof that even the nutwagons in charge don’t really believe the clap trap they are trying to pass off on those they consider ignorant.

  30. Women are noteworthy for socially-responsible solutions to intractable problems. Take Elizabeth Holmes, for example…

  31. Today, glaciers as phallic symbols still allow Arctic wave motion to rock your boat, at least your small dinghy.

  32. Not all women are feminists. Not all feminists are female. All feminists are chauvinists. This is about a political ideology progressing the minority good.

  33. Socialis/feminisim/environmentalism is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul,
    And sings the tune–without the words, …
    Yet, always, it asked unquestioned allegiance from me.
    (Apologies to Dot)

  34. “Feminism doesn’t mean excluding men, it’s about being more inclusive of women and -in this case – acknowledging the role they can play in tackling climate change.”

    The word, “tackling” is very masculine, I think. Also, whenever I see the word, “inclusive”, with respect to race, gender, nationality, etc., I run the other way. A great wrong here is to ASSUME that the phrase, “climate change” AUTOMATICALLY means, “humyn-caused climate change”, which is a forced assumption via context. Please do NOT “include” women in this forced assumption, since to do so is the equivalent of raping a woman’s mind with propagandized verbiage. Again, a very traditionally masculine tactic.

  35. Given that the real solution they want to “climate change” is to reduce the human population, she’s right.

  36. “Andrew Cooke

    I am currently debating whether I should roll on the floor laughing or just puke”

    Just laugh. Mary Robinson is very light in the brains department.

  37. I would expect a sharp lawyer to understand the difference between correlation and causation.

    I would expect an honest prosecutor to carefully cross examine contradictory witnesses to determine who is telling the truth – even when the outcome is not what that prosecutor expects.

    I would expect someone concerned with justice to recognize that there is ample clear evidence of scientific fraud in the peer review system.

    How can a competent lawyer or barrister be so confident in her climate alarmism that she is willing to ignore these three issues so that she can simply keep plugging her political ideology?

  38. Well I for one am perfectly willing to take responsibility for my contribution to the current catastrophic weather I am presently enjoying on a sunny day drive to the coast.

  39. And please explain to me exactly what the difference is between a male scientist and a female scientist? And please forget the answers of female intuition and being in tune to more of their feelings. And besides since it is a non problem how are more females going to better solve a non problem?

    • As a GROUP females may be more “feeling” than men. But the intersection of the two sets of bell curves leave a huge percent of women that are “rational” thinkers.
      Once a woman declares for “science” or “math” over the more empathetic roles of doctor or HR Supervisor her inclination has been revealed.
      I do believe in the maternal instinct, and if “female intuition” is an aspect of that, I’m all in.

      • I grew up in Eastern Europe and the women in our extended family included engineers, a lab researcher, an electrician, a radiologist and a crane operator. All cold, sharp and rational with work stuff, but unabashedly into mothering and frilly, girly stuff on their own time. It was the post-War shortage of men, not idealism that got them into the professions.

  40. Climate change is the single most pressing global injustice facing present and future generations, and one of the greatest human rights challenges of our time. – Linnea Engström (MEP for Sweden’s Green Party)

    Granting women control over their own reproduction would combat overpopulation and reduce carbon emissions – Mary Fitzgerald, The Guardian,

    We urgently need to develop a new international and intersectional feminist agenda that represents the interests of the majority of people living with the vagaries of the global capitalist system. But where are the feminist cries for action on environmental pollution and climate change? The call for a ‘50:50 planet’ surely must be accompanied by politicized concern for the state of the very planet that is to be divvied up equally between men and women. – Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester

    Feminists have been rebranded as Terfs, Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists and it’s getting ugly. A climate of hate. The Terfs didn’t like men who merely ‘identified as women’ – ie a physical male – being allowed onto female only shortlists.

    A 60-year-old woman was pushed to the floor and punched in the face during a row between feminists and trans activists at Speakers’ Corner.

    https://metro.co.uk/2017/09/17/woman-injured-as-feminists-and-transgender-groups-fight-at-speakers-corner-6933812/?ito=cbshare

    The attacker was, of course, was no natural woman.

  41. Climate change – caused by white men. She’s crazy however, I have noticed more and more women claiming there is a problem with the climate.

  42. The problem for policy inclusion is not about the inclusion of feminism. It is the inclusion of those countries where the production of fossil fuels contribute a large part of their national incomes. Does anyone seriously think that Russia, Turkmenistan, Iran and other Middle Eastern countries would consent to reducing their coal, oil and gas outputs to near zero in a generation from now?
    To put the problem in perspective, I used McGlade and Ekins 2015 figures for estimated proven fossil fuels reserves and recast them by major country.
    https://manicbeancounter.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/co2-emissions-from-proven-reserves-2015.png
    To meet the so-called IPCC 2C warming target, 75% of these reserves, and 100% of any future proven reserves, need to be left in the ground.

    https://manicbeancounter.com/2017/11/22/the-supply-side-of-climate-mitigation-is-toothless/

    • They would at least put on appearances if they were paid to do it. No trust and no verification would ensue.

  43. This is so Eric. Two of his pet hates in one. Imagine if she drove a Tesla. He would be complete.

  44. Women have plenty of legitimate complaints. How are these supposed to be addressed when we all have to fight through this inglorious nonsense?

  45. Someone tell that silly cow to drag her flabby behind out of the 1970s, which is before she was even a twinkle, and stop using words she doesn’t fully understand.

    She is not a member of my species.

    What a bimbo!!!

    • Well said Sara. I remember my mother 60 years ago having to boil the copper to wash the clothes. Now I , and my 87 year old mum, shove everything into the washer and press a button. Or do those idiotic feminists intend we go back to coppers? Have they thought about the global emissions and destruction of tree habitat to undertake that. Frankly even if using my dishwasher and washing machine was actually contributing to global warming, bloody great. I suspect Mary Robinson has staff so she can ignore reality. I just get on and do it. Would the feminazis please shut up and stop giving us sensible women (hopefully most if us) a bad name.

    • They all have staff. They are the Cloud People, up there above it all, while the rest of us are down here doing all the work. They also try to take credit for what we do or did, when they don’t deserve it. Virtue Signaling is a very bad habit.

  46. Does Mary mean that women can play a role by stopping the use of electric hair dryers?

  47. I have zero doubt that if Judith Curry (US), Susan Crockford (Canada), and JoNova (DownUnder Land) were put in charge of the world, then man-made global warming would be solved overnight.

    But that has nothing I suspect to do with feminism.

    And as an aside, just remember, Hillary was supposed to US President in the eyes of the Left. Not The Donald. It’s Trump’s fault.

    • Ditto Sci-Babe of the Great White North Donna Laframboise. Compare and contrast with science-corrupting ecohag Naomi Oreskes.

      And ask Sally Baliunas about the “heteronormative, cis-gendered patriarchy” guarding the “climate change consensus”.

      • At the end of the day, Laframboise is still just a journalist. Unlike the 3 I named.

  48. Surely not the same Mary Robinson who sought a 2 Million Euro tax break for the ‘donation’ of her papers to a presidential library, when all previous presidents donated theirs pro bono.

    And whose brother happens to own the house that is being purchased by the state to house the library – in the middle of nowhere and of no interest to anyone…

    http://www.thejournal.ie/mary-robinson-library-3050924-Oct2016/

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/council-buys-mary-robinson-s-ballina-home-under-5-1m-plan-1.3218436

    • Lack of funding for abortion clinics?

      Lack of funding for Emily’s List candidates?

      Women in combat MOSs?

      Do those count as “problems”?

      And of course, with more American citizens aborted, the need for cheap, exploitable illegal immigrant labor rises. A win-win for the demonic, anti-American, anti-human Democrap Party.

  49. Feminists sure forget how “Big Oil” and “Big Coal” saved them a lot of drudgery work in the kitchen and home.

    • Most of the work done by humans until recently was women carrying water.

      Fossil fuel-powered pumps have saved our species that drudgery. Wind and sun can’t compete.

  50. This looks like the classic case of: “When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail”.

    • Greg,
      This no laughing matter.
      Man made global warming is now in the “super serious” category. Right up there with leaving the toilet seat up.

  51. Actually when you think about it, being a sceptic and a feminist is very similar.

    Both blame Mann for nearly all the problems.

    .

    .

    I’ll get my coat.

  52. Must admit I’m not up on synthetic estrogen manufacture, but I’m pretty sure that fossil fuels are involved.

    I doubt that Ms. Robinson wants to return to the dark days before the Pill.

  53. She is an utter nutter. I spoke with her about 7 years ago when I was working in Ireland at a N. Ireland/Ireland summit meeting. She is the rare case where she believes in a one world government as well as she really believes that human caused global warming is real, as well as it will cause the migration of millions of climate refugees. She is not faking her belief in this. She is typical of the uninformed EU politicians. They are really nutters from the fringe.

  54. Australian journalist Tim Blair coined a term to describe women like this: “frightbats”.

    • Several of our trolls have been telling us that the coming of man has changed the behavior of CO2.

  55. quote:
    No ideological assault has been more ferocious than radical feminism’s 40-year war against women. And no battlefield leader has been more courageous than Phyllis Schlafly. In these dispatches from the battlefront, feminism’s most potent foe exposes the delusions and hypocrisy behind a movement that has cheated millions of women out of their happiness, health, and security.
    endquote

    Feminist Fantasies is the inspiring story of that fight.
    ©2003 Phyllis Schlafly (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

  56. If you are short of ways to laugh at women, give one a map or watch one backing a car

    • Your bias is showing, Sport.

      Maps (and I have a bunch, Sport) are the reason I don’t use a GPS of any kind for anything, Tootsie.

      Get over yourself.

  57. Well, I agree. Feminism IS the solution, as it basically all about destroying women and child bearing. So in no time Humanity disappears. Problems solved. All of them, including AGW.
    Now, pretty sure the solution is worse than the problem, but, eh, your choice.
    Pretty sure however than anti-feminist culture would be the hand that rock the cradle, so expect some backfire. Actually you already see the backfire.

  58. As a B-Team Leader, Trilateral member, IIED Chairman, The Elders, One Young World (young Davos) we have here a megaphone. Recently she said :
    I then made a mistake – and it was a mistake – to allow Kofi Annan to sort of bully me into coming earlier and not seeing out the last month and a half of my presidency.
    Now she says of President Trump :
    “He is a bully and we must stand up to bullies,” she told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland.
    Sounds just like Hillary.

  59. well this woman reckons that she might be right…IF some of us saner skeptical women slap the daft ones upside the head a bit;-)
    i get peeved when they try n flatter n bullsh*t the bimbos to push their astroturfing agendas.

    • The extreme levels of bias, prejudiced judgment, and intentional categorizing by the feminazis is the most obnoxious thing I have ever run into, anywhere.
      You’re either with ’em or you’re ag’in ’em. No halfway or center of the road there.
      Count me out.

  60. I guess Merkel and Wynne must have been the early vanguard. Not tracking too well so far, never mind Ardern in NZ will save the world.

  61. If you consider that over 50% of the population are women then it could be argued that feminism has been a primary causal factor behind CAGW and that the growth workforce participation specifically by women is also correlated with the rise output of CO2 emissions. It could be further argued that to be more ecologically friendly and live carbon neutral lifestyles that women should resume their previous roles in the home and only concern themselves with child rearing, cleaning and cooking. Its for the good of the planet you understand. 🙂

  62. “We have a young lady on our show this week for the first time. We’re very happy to have her. And she’s going to do a song that she wrote herself. Miss Helen Reddy…”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfQCiDCIZVI

    “At least I have a giant hit song under my belt that still gets played 30 plus years later. I get ribbed about it all the time by some of the guys I know but not all of them. The fact is I DO believe in equality for all. I wouldn’t mind my own little dose of equality though… Helen refuses to mention me in any of her interviews on TV, on radio or in text, and claims that she wrote the songs.
    This is incredibly annoying but I DO see her reasoning. It just wouldn’t make her look good to her female fans if a male had anything to do with the song; her credibility would be shot down in flames.”
    — Ray Burton (co-writer of “I am woman”)
    http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2226

  63. Yet another ridiculous comment by a deluded woman. No wonder the world in such a state!

  64. something in my man-brain is asking how exactly a woman-brain is going to solve the problem. Maybe if I go watch “The Notebook” I will understand.

  65. As we all know, any of society’s problems can solved with the liberal application of three things:
    1) Higher taxes.
    2) Increased regulation/gov’t influence over industry and people
    3) Wealth transfers

    If we’re going to add “acknowledging the role women can play” then we may as well add things like gender studies, open borders, and “intersectional blah blah blah.” Anyone who disagrees with me is a racist NAZI.

  66. Men invented electricity for women to power their vacuum cleaners and washing machines but now look at the “thanks” we get?

  67. “What can I say – somehow I always knew men would get the blame…”

    Well, of course! We have a defective chromosome.

  68. Feminists couldn’t solve a leaky roof. They would get bogged down quibbling over whether the ladder symbolizes patriarchy.

  69. Makes perfect sense. I mean, climate change won’t be solved by feminism, but feminism does a decent job destroying the nations, which is one goal of Agenda 21’s and Agenda 2030’s sustainable development.

  70. Mary is wrong about a feminist solution to climate crisis- at least until an actual crisis makes even a modest appearance. However, she gets it that it is a (шнуте) man-made invention, peopled by largely шнуту sсientists and activist leaders (although шнуте women seem to be increasing among new grads )- certanly in formation and membership til recently a real Climate Clucks Clan.

  71. Well, to be fair, if feminism had been dominant in the early stages of human development, we’d still be tribal and nomadic or living in caves. Our carbon footprint would be quite low due to not having ever developed industry or science.

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