Lack of Environment

A blog on the politics and psychology underlying the denial of all our environmental problems

Why we are all still here

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Thanks to NASA for clearing up this “mystery”…!

See also some truly nutty comments on the Guardian page where the above-linked video was embedded:

For more commentary from NASA see:

Written by Martin Lack

22 December 2012 at 00:02

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  1. There’s three things that concern me about nuts: (1) there’s lots of them; (2) it’s easy for deniers to lump all warnings of potential catastrophe as ‘alarmism’ by associating them with the truly crazy nuts; and (3) we have no decent nutcrackers.


    22 December 2012 at 12:04

    • Thanks. If so, I’d steer clear of the walnuts – just stick to dates and turkish delight – over the holiday period.:-)

      Martin Lack

      22 December 2012 at 17:28

  2. The final paragraph,

    “If there were anything out there like a planet headed for earth it would already be one of the brightest objects in the sky. Everybody on earth could see it. You don’t need to ask the government. Just go out and look. It’s not there.”

    made me laugh. Why?

    Simple really, in the best tradition of the panto’ season, ‘Its behind you‘.

    Rationale, the planet is approaching from the side of the Earth below your feet.

    Lionel A

    22 December 2012 at 16:44

    • Indeed. I posted a comment (making a similar point) in response to this particular bit of stupidity.

      Martin Lack

      22 December 2012 at 17:30

    • Rationale, the planet is approaching from the side of the Earth below your feet.

      I’m not entirely sure where you’re coming from, or going, with this:
      a) for it to be ‘behind’ you all the time, it would have to be approaching on a pretty wacky orbit that corkscrews around, far faster than the Earth spins, and in complete synchronisation with the Earth’s rotation to boot;
      b) even if (a) were the case, it would still be clearly visible to everyone who happens to be standing on the other side of the planet from you.

      I can only conclude you’re making a joke — and I’ve missed it completely. So, sorry!:)


      27 December 2012 at 22:26

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