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Climate protesters arrested when they refuse to leave the State House

MassLive.com reports the protesters wouldn't move from Gov. Baker's office and were arrested on trespassing charges.

State Rep. Nika Elugardo (D-Jamaica Plain), reports people can send donations to help with bail, transportation and food costs on Venmo at @SunriseBosJailSupport

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I know... "Hurry up and save the Earth already" sounds sort of juvenile. But, hurry up and save the Earth already.

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Sounds reasonable

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Sunrise Youth Movement?

send donations to help with bail

Bail out of juvenile detention? How does that work?

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The kids that can't even make bail want someone else to foot the bill for rapid conversion to renewables AND bail them out of jail.

Let me guess;

Mummy and daddy cart them around to soccer practice in an SUV
Mummy and daddy fly them all over the world on nice vacations
Mummy and daddy heat their McMansion home with oil and gas
Mummy and daddy have bought them all kinds of plastic playthings
Mummy and daddy pay their uber/lyft bills
They live in mummy and daddy's basement unless of course mummy and daddy subsidize their rent

Etc.

And finally, they plan to have a couple of their own kids, or already do, immediately doubling their carbon footprint.

Can somebody inform them that climate change begins at home? Why aren't you yelling at mummy and daddy instead of strangers at the state house?

And if we are wasting money putting them into and getting them out of jail, there is less money to spend on important stuff like converting to renewables.

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Can somebody inform them that climate change begins at home?

This is so far from the truth that it makes you look ridiculous. Sources of greenhouse gases:
Transportation: 29%
Production of electricity: 28% (only 37% of that electricity is used in homes; 63% is used in business and industry.)
Industry: 22%
Commercial and residential: 12%
Agriculture: 9%

If every home got to a zero-carbon output, it would reduce greenhouse gases, but the vast majority of emissions are outside the home. Inform yourself, before you attempt to tell other people what to think. Your making shit up about people you know nothing about also makes you look like an idiot.

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Industry isn’t decoupled from consumer behavior — it’s burning fuel to make the things (or make the things that make the things) you eat, live in, wear, ride, and buy.

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That's great for the ad industry. Keep up the naive belief system.

When was the last time that you were able to choose a ten hour train ride over a five hour flight? The heating system type in your rental unit? To take transit at 3am instead of a "rideshare" vehicle or taxi? How your electricity is generated?

Industry drives a lot of what we consider to be "choices".

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So you’re saying trips to Hawaii are ok then?

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That "industry" doesn't live in a vacuum - it's there to serve people who live in homes. That soccer ball you kick around, the lunch you ate at the restaurant, the cup you drink from, the chair you sit at etc. that are made in "industries" all feeds back into this system designed to serve people that live in homes. You go to an office to work - to finance your home. You go to a retail shop to get your clothes (which you keep at home). The point is not the "home" - it's the "output" of the home - which is PEOPLE. Less consumption, fewer people, fewer homes = less carbon output.

As for the people I know nothing about, you are right, I don't know these specific people - do a survey of these protesters though - and I'll bet you $100 these are mostly privileged kids from the burbs whose carbon footprints are probably even larger than mine.

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You have very fancy ways of saying nothing of value outside the halls of a libertarian "think" tank.

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I'll try to speak more simply so you can somehow, some way some day understand some common sense.

(Not ) sorry To once again have offended your knee jerk liberal sensibilities.

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for bravely defending the status quo! your courage is unmatched

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Just looking to be more effective. And realistic

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The one small silver lining that I can find in climate change destroying the world is that it will also destroy the world for assholes like you.

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And I hate hypocrites. Like Al Gore in his private jets - you should all cut your carbon footprint - except for him of course. And apparently you too.

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Truth sucks

This does explain why there's so little of it in your comments.

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I'm pretty sure this was written by an oil and gas company PR bot.

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If the state rep from JP and others invited them in to the house how can they be arrested for trespassing?The charges will be dismissed and the state police will take their weekly beating when the protestors complain of excessive force.

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And they refused - so off to jail you go. Pay a fine and it will all be fine.

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Send donations for "bail, transportation and food costs"?

Ummm, the idea of bail is something for the accused to provide to secure their later appearance in court.

As far as "transportation and food costs"... you mean like the police cars, transport units, court buses, and jailhouse food that our taxes already provide?

Pass, thank you.

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of protecting the environment. Just like the generations before them have done. (Whatever happened to all the hippies who marched for peace and the environment in decades past?) However, I would be more inclined to take them seriously if they were to give up their cell phones and computers which are charged by fossil fuel generated electricity. This would show me they are truly serious about protecting the environment.

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which are charged by fossil fuel generated electricity.

You don't know this. Some of us have solar panels on our roofs, and don't use any fossil-fuel-generated electricity. Instead of concern-trolling about the imagined transgressions of others, why don't you make some effort to reduce your own impact? If you did that, I'd be more inclined to take you seriously.

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Then shipping them to your home, installing them, maintaining them, removing them, disposing of them and we'll ignore the r&d that went onto that the last 50 years too.

Is solsr really net so efficient or do they just make u feel less guilty for breathing?

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on pure CO2 emissions for a solar installation on a house is between 9 and 12 months, depending on how scrupulous you are about about sourcing your panels from somewhere that favors carbon-heavy reclamation of silicon tetrachloride. Meanwhile, modern panels are generally rated for 20-30 years, and recycling of photovoltaics is an emerging industry that will most likely have its feet under it in 10 years, by which time sea levels will only risen by a foot or so, no doubt sparing your suburban abode.

Any other idiotic, bad-faith, easily-googleable arguments you’d like to add to the conversation, or are you content to let FISH carry the intellectual torch for you?

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Some of us have solar panels on our roofs, and don't use any fossil-fuel-generated electricity.

Or rather how many? How many panels do you have? I have 26 and am *still* sending in at least hundred dollars a month to Eversource.. along with 70 bucks a month to cover solar "delivery" costs. My house is 100 percent LED lighting and gas for all appliances.

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IDK why you're still sending money to Eversource. A/C? Antique refrigerator and other electric appliances? As for the delivery charges, do you lease the panels? I always thought that was a mistake. They get all the SREC money, and you wind up paying them multiples of what it would cost you to buy the panels and have them put up. I own my 24 panels, and they paid for themselves years ago. I also have all LED lights and gas, which is my big monthly bill. I'm working on replacing some of the gas appliances with electrics.

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My fridge beeps at me if I leave the door open for over 30 seconds, so I figure it is acceptable.

Thanks for the info, P. I have been meaning to check into this for three years now. It seems I am averaging 225khw a month from Eversource and 200kwh a month from Tesla. Tesla charging .13 a kwh and nothing more. Eversource charging .21 total a kwh. It is a break, not epic but I figured there should be more generating going on. Next step is to check performance.

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Another benefit of owning the panels is that the installers provide me a website that shows how the array is performing - today, and for past periods. 6.6 mWh this year. Don't know if all installers provide that service, but Sunlight Solar does. It's saved me a bunch of money when there was a problem (which they fixed for no charge).

Before I had the array installed, I went over a couple years' worth of electric bills, and figured that 5.5 kW would make slightly more than we were using, so that's the size I bought. It gives me a net-metered positive balance with the electric company all year, until snow covers the panels, when I start to use up the balance. Some years, I have to give them some money, but it's a small fraction of what the SREC program gives me.

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It's a good thing they changed the name and rebranded it as Global Warming Climate Change, especially with the premature snow and cold this winter autumn. Youngsters may not recall when the industry was named "Global Warming," a number of these protests were scheduled in Washington only to be canceled by extreme cold and snow. Research vessels sent to the Arctic to document the warming waters were frozen in place and needed to be rescued. Hence the rebranding to Climate Change that covers any modern weather "extreme." The best part is that if all C02 were eliminated today and most quality of life destroyed, global temperatures might be reduced by less than one degree Celsius. Let's build a better furnace and air conditioner before attempting to tame a climate that is cyclical by its very nature. As a side note, great job by the Troopers assigned to the State House, normally a one-step away from retirement post. They handled the protesters, some singing and dancing outside the Governor's office, with professionalism.

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to deep-throat the boot, FISH

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Did anyone else get BINGO?

What's the prize tonight? Do I get an impactful sheet-metal sculpture from a full canopener storrowing?

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