the 97 % solution ....
It was like something out of Roswell New Mexico's Area 51.
Or A. "nasty" Abbott's worst nightmare.
An unlikely but true coincidence ----- or is it, boys and girls ?
Space photos showing 97 % of Greenland's ice cap melting at the same time that 97 % of the world's climate scientists have voted that the whole Earth is getting hot.
97 Percent - wow !
Like that is three times the vote that Stephen Harper got when he was elected absolute - majority government - dictator of Canada for 5 years to life, with time off to Canadians for good behavior.
But is just 97% of the votes of the climate scientist electorate enough to push ahead on bold new changes on how we run our national governments ?
The 37% solution
No, of course not, for that you need a, er, much lower vote - like 37%.
Like the sort of vote that Nasty Abbott or Harper or Cameron get when they are given majority government to make bold new decisions.
97% is much too , er, high for politicians.
But for scientists ? Politicians - the lying, denying politicians anyway - say that 97 % is way, way too low.
Politicians simply point out that on this, as in so many things, citizens must simply learn to suck it up ; it is "do as I say --- never, do as I do" .
the 100.00000000% solution of the think tankers
Libertarian denier think tankers have made this point very clear - and as long as Tobacco or Oil or Asbestos keeps feeding them money, they're the experts.
They say we shouldn't act on the gravest crisis facing us since Adam ate the apple until every last one of us, that is all 6.7 billion of us , becomes part of the consensus: 100.00000000% agreement, or nothing.
'Cause I mean, after all, saving our great grandchildrens' lives isn't anything like voting is it ?
For something like saving our own kiddies, it is a case of every last one of us on Earth must be on board or none of us is.......