Denying Responsibility for Death from Climate Warming April 2, 2014

Posted by Willard Anderson on April 2nd, 2014.

DENIAL OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEATH April 2, 2014
I heard a statement that in the USA where she lived, her son was playing in the back yard when the tornado struck. They found his body two days later. During the Pakistan flood on the Indus River a lady had been away visiting. She returned home to find all her family were all drowned in the Indus River flood. She said God was all powerful and knew all, why would he kill my family. What did I do? Although the above three events may have occurred, the details are hypothetical.
When people talk about climate warming events they grasp at what are ridiculous causes. People say that the electro magnetic field around the earth was causing the drought. Some say the sun spots were the cause. The neighbour said he thought there were long cycles on the earth and this drought was only natural as we had one in the 1930′s. He said there was a little ice age 500 hundred years ago so it would probably cycle back to that as well. All these are nonsense. In most cases they do not want to know the truth. In our western education method this just seems wrong. What is derailing our educational system? Some say that all their answers lie with god so they do not need to learn more. They keep on driving a big Hummer and buying a bigger house. But if they are in an aircraft, would they say to the pilot, turn off the engines, God will take care of us. But they drive cars based upon science, heat and cool their homes based upon science, eat food revolutionized by science so to say God caused this climate change when the IPCC proved it is human caused is purely hypocritical.
In California they are now drastically short of water after many years off intermittent drought and draw down of water resources. While I was in San Francisco in March this year 2014, the mayor was making an announcement about the good water work they were doing. He said they were going to build an aqueduct to pump more ground water to San Francisco, from other rivers. He said the would also get more water from the snow pack in the Sierra’s. There was no real assessment about the terrible condition that the groundwater aquifers were in, no investigated knowledge of the fact that the snow pack on the Sierras is on its way to being completely melted from climate warming and thus drying the Colorado River. The mayor was thinking inside the box, he was turning off the engines.
How bad can drought get. In Somalia it was stated that 29,000 children died from drought .
When people die we like to know why. Was it accident? Was it disease? Was it murder or self in inflicted wounds? Today MADD knows how many people die from car accidents while being driven by drunk drivers, we know death rates from cancer or heart disease and roughly figured out statistically how many died from cigarette smoking so we could sue the cigarette companies. But we do not seem to know how many die from toxic substances, from chemicals being put where they should not be. We know the impact of the chemical spill in Bhopal India. But we don’t know how many die from nano particles in cosmetics, or in other materials or products that apparently get into the food chain and can be deadly. Materials and products that on a larger scale like plastic bags in the Pacific gyre that feeding animals swallow cause many deaths. We do not know how many die from growth hormones in beef or chemicals fed to cows to increase milk production in cows or chemicals used as antibiotics in farm animals because we are too vicious to give animals a clean place to live thereby exposing ourselves.
We have this deluded double standard . We are turning off the engines while relying on science.
We know humans are causing climate warming. We know humans are responsible for killing thousands of people. We know the media and formal education are responsible for not educating the public about the problem. We know the oil companies think about profits before people. We know the politicians are often funded by big companies or provide benefits like well paid positions on their boards. How many boards is Mulroney on? How many boards will Harper be placed on? Harper is doing things that were never on his electoral platform. He has no mandate to take away peoples right to vote. He has hidden laws in his omnibus bills that the our representative never had a chance to debate, removing freedom of speech. The people need to speak out. We need a referendum whether to remove Harper from office.

Family response to deaths of loved ones.

Posted by Willard Anderson on March 11th, 2014.

FAMILY RESPONSE TO DEATHS OF LOVED ONES

Part One – of a Real Life Event

The family were terribly distraught. The agency could give them no information about where their loved ones may have died. They did not know how much they suffered or what injuries they may have had. How was help delivered or was their any help? In some cases they were only children with all their lives before them. Their anguish went unheard, unresponded to, unrecorded. It was a long and terrible death in some cases. Some were numbed by cold water, others overwhelmed by starvation over a long time. Some parched for water, perhaps the worst way to die. More than all the worst of threats and pain was the absolutely large number that died.

The events were not brought to the attention of the press in a manner that people could understand who was at fault. It was as if a benign force operated for the murderers. There was a gag order on the real causes preventing the information from getting out. Worse there was intentional disinformation. People who respond to problems on an hourly or daily basis had no way to encompass the horrendousness of the problem. They had no context for evaluating a problem that almost was planned over years and would take years to correct. Yet people were still dying. Someone was at fault. But who? Was it those who provided a disinformation campaign so people could not understand the extent and scope of the disaster? Was it those who provided the means, weapons or conditions of the disaster? Was it politicians who never reacted at an earlier time? Was it all three? There is a “cause” and there are humans at fault. Who had responsibility? Since there was so much death involved should they be prosecuted for their lack of warning, misuse of opportunity for corrective action, for lack of regulation and controls? It was a human event after all, but with such a magnitude of death and injury. We can only relate it to WW ll or to religious persecution such as the Spanish Inquisition. Yet it will get worse. Do we care enough to insist on action? Can we think on longer time intervals than our daily meal or paycheck. Our education system would lead one to say yes and yet we have not responded in any way to all these deaths. WHY?

What is done to prevent this from happening again? A little girl being abducted, small boys being sexually molested, the deaths are far worse than these, but yet major media reporters are apologists for those who are at fault. How can this be? Who set up this governmental process? Why is it not being changed? Muslim extremists seem to kill others simply because they are not a part of their own Muslim beliefs. Our Prime Minister seems to operate on somewhat the same principles. Who do we prosecute for this multitude of human caused deaths?

Please tell me.

Why should we care who dies? It can be avoided to some degree.

Posted by Willard Anderson on February 22nd, 2014.

 

We are on the brink of an horrendous disaster with death rates already over one million. Action we need to take :1) Every city needs to pump more than ten % more CO2 out of the atmosphere than they put into it within four years. 2). All rail systems need to be electrical and Canada needs its national energy grid despite what self serving politicians say. 3.)City development need massive improvement in layout and building codes. Too tall buildings are inefficient 4. )  Industry needs to move away from old technologies like oil and toward green energy efficiency fast. 5) There needs to be punishment and reward systems so mass media that do not honestly inform the public and school curriculum , should have licenses taken a way if they do not provide complete info on the climate disaster. 6)Politicians need to be prosecuted for crimes against humanity if they do not address this fossil fuel climate crises.

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Climate fight

Posted by Willard Anderson on February 21st, 2014.

CLIMATE FIGHT – USA & CHINA 18 February 2014

EL NINO IS ON ITS WAY (Time 13 Jan 2014 p 40.)

2013 was hot despite there was no el nino— a sign of how much global warming has increased. should el nino occur in 2014 , then “expect 2014 to be a record breaker ON MANY FRONTS”.

 

As Hansen describes in a new analysis , correlations are remarkably tight among temperature, CO2 levels and sea levels: all rise and fall together, almost in lockstep.” (Scientific American Nov. 2012 p 53.) For example there was a “CO2 jump that preceded the temperature jump at the end of the ice age.” (Ibid.)

Dr. Peter NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory says, “Greenland Ice core records show that shifts can occur very, very quickly, even in ten years.” Feedback occurs as the ice melts and leaves more exposed ocean to absorb heat while the ice would have reflected it. As perma frost melts methane is released and it is 20 times or more worse than CO2 as a green house gas. Also new feedbacks are; “organic carbon dioxide exists more than three feet deep in perma frost , – roughly double the amount in the atmosphere now. “(Schuur, ibid P 53) Glaciers melt, forests die from drought and in rotting bacteria create carbon dioxide.” We are pouring greenhouse gases into the atmosphere ten times faster then during the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum 55 million years ago when the arctic was tropical.” (Kump, Scientific American , July 2011)

A few have recognized the very serious mortal problem of fossil fuel caused climate warming.

Kerry Edwards, Secretary of State for the USA found sympathy from Indonesia and they seem to agree to work more closely on the problem. Kerry Edwards talk with China seems to bring on agreement to fight Climate. The oceans reflect this problem even more catastrophically.

 

China seems to be supportive in reducing CO2 emissions as they have made great strides in being the world’s greatest producer of solar panels. China is likely to suffer even worse than the USA so,

“USA, China promise improved cooperation on combating climate change”, (US news 15 Feb., 2014. )

Most of Europe is onside. But oil dictatorships will fight to get more profit at any costs. Perhaps desert nations do not understand their costs? But then dictators have socked away $ billions and will move opportunistically despite what happens to their countries. It is the pattern of the very rich.

 

Dr. Andrew Speer, World Resources Institute and Dr. Scott Barent, Columbia University both recognize that all nations have to work together or the gains some nations make will be degraded by those who feel they cannot now participate. We require all humanity to work together NOW! We currently have a situation in the USA that perhaps precipitated action by President Obama. Feb 1 The “Dept of Public Health released a list of 17 communities that effectively may run out of drinking water in 60 to 100 days” [paraphrased]. They stated that these were the Lompico Country Water District, in Santa Cruz Country, cities of Harealdsburg and Cloverdale in Sonoma County. And “it is unclear where new sources of [water] will come from.” Some suggest alfalfa exports to China should cease because that crop requires too much water. (CBC ,The National Feb 16, 2014) Cities can be more conservation oriented and not water lawns and golf courses. Of course they will have to be. But there may also be emigration out of hard hit areas as was earlier forecast for places like Phoenix in 2012 during the heat wave. In Canada when Harper decided to close the Freshwater Lakes Eexperimental Lakes near Kenor

We have to ask where do we stand . Do we support a strong carbon tax and efforts to draw CO2 out of the atmosphere? Do we see fossil fuel climate warming deaths as the work of God? Do we wish to look after our atmosphere or do we wish to have fossil fuel profits at any cost including the the fifty Canadian deaths in 2013 from fossil fuels and climate warming catastrophes. Do we not care if an F 5 tornado hits Winnipeg as hit Elie Manitoba? Will your children die?

 

Now we know that PM Harper is part of an extreme evangelical cult (Huffington Post) that essentially sees the deaths as the work of God. But by commandment, “Thou shalt not kill,” so worshiping oil is more the work of the devil and supporters of this view are devil worshipers. So in his literal view he does not care who dies, much like the Muslim extremist views or the Jonestown massacre supporters.

When Harepr closed the Experimental Lakes area near Kenora, which is recognized as doing good work internationally, a Swedish limnologist Ragnar Elmgren said, “This is the kind of act one expects from the Taliban in Afghanistan, not from the government of a civilized and educated nation.” (Peter Smith, The Walrus, p. 35.July/August 2013) This implies that Harper’s extreme evangelical views are not civilized and he does not fit in Canada’s government.

If oil companies or oil rich nations are not now using at least one half of their profits to develop green ecologically sustainable energy types they have become enemies of most of the earth’s people.

We know now drought, storms, wildfires and tropical disease spread will harass the earth’s biological life and for us food prices have all ready started to rise. Support for those in refugee camps has largely reduced and the UN is making more pleas when once they had a two year buffer of food supplies.

Also the Chinese, Germans and USA are fast developing green technologies. Canada is loosing out on technology and jobs because of the emphasis on oil. Obama will not accept the tar sands oil pipeline! The tar sands oil is perhaps the second largest oil reservoir in the world and burning it would quickly tip our atmosphere into an untenable position of increasing CO2 emissions and climatic warming would soon be unstoppable. We are on the edge. A decade or two ago the limit was thought to be 350 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere, but we are now at 400 ppm. Our young will lose the advantage of green technology jobs that Harper has stopped by closing down scientific programs and closing about 40 scientific libraries. When oil becomes old tech then our youth would be unemployed because we would have lost our technology edge.

Dr.Hansen said he cannot accept bequesting to our children a climate warming out of control. The United Nations Environmental Program said in 2010 that 250,000 people died each year from climate warming. China released figures in Feb 2014 that 100,000 people in China died each year from burning coal. To today, 2014, the total death rate is about one million people. Climate heating and death rates will increase geometrically because of the feedback loops. In decades the death rate from climate warming will compete with the death rate from the second World War.

Each measure of melting ice shows scientists their next years estimates of ice melt is always lower than the ice melt that then occurs. Estimates are too low. The models they use are too conservative. So Dr. Hansen’s projections of a 4 or 5 degree temp rise by 2100 are most probably correct. A less than one degree of increase in temperature celcius has bathed the earth in terrible climatic events, what will 4 degrees bring??

With the current death rates this subject should be addressed on the media almost daily. TV and Radio do not address the subject because they are owned by giant corporations that have no mind, no ethics and no morality. Media not addressing this and telling the public the whole story should have their licenses revoked as this is an attack on the public.

Some curriculum departments that do not tell high school students the truth about what their future will bring, if we do not change our ways, need to be questioned. If governments do not direct curriculum better to address the subject of the mortality due to climate warming the public should question where they put their vote.

THE CLIMATE WARMING impacts our biosphere, it impacts us socially and it impacts us very adversely economically. The insurance costs of fossil fuel caused climate disasters now costs one trillion dollars per year and the forecast is that climate costs by the end of the century will be nearly as much as the total global GDP. Every year we depend upon fossil fuels for energy costs us dearly.

Now we have to ask, do we support Harper and his extreme evangelical beliefs, complicit in causing deaths in Canada, or do we ask for his resignation by plebiscite? Climatedisaster.com

CLIMATE FIGHT – USA & CHINA 18 February 2014

EL NINO IS ON ITS WAY (Time 13 Jan 2014 p 40.)

2013 was hot despite there was no el nino— a sign of how much global warming has increased. should el nino occur in 2014 , then “expect 2014 to be a record breaker ON MANY FRONTS”.

As Dr. Hansen describes in a new analysis , correlations are remarkably tight among temperature, CO2 levels and sea levels: all rise and fall together, almost in lockstep.” (Scientific American Nov. 2012 p 53.) For example there was a “CO2 jump that preceded the temperature jump at the end of the ice age.” (Ibid.)

Dr. Peter NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory says, “Greenland Ice core records show that shifts can occur very, very quickly, even in ten years.” Feedback occurs as the ice melts and leaves more exposed ocean to absorb heat while the ice would have reflected it. As perma frost melts methane is released and it is 20 times or more worse than CO2 as a green house gas. Also new feedbacks are; “organic carbon dioxide exists more than three feet deep in perma frost , – roughly double the amount in the atmosphere now. “(Schuur, ibid P 53) Glaciers melt, forests die from drought and in rotting bacteria create carbon dioxide.” We are pouring greenhouse gases into the atmosphere ten times faster then during the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum 55 million years ago when the arctic was tropical.” (Kump, Scientific American , July 2011)

 

A few have recognized the very serious mortal problem of fossil fuel caused climate warming.

Kerry Edwards, Secretary of State for the USA found sympathy from Indonesia and they seem to agree to work more closely on the problem. Kerry Edwards talk with China seems to bring on agreement to fight Climate. The oceans reflect this problem even more catastrophically.

 

China seems to be supportive in reducing CO2 emissions as they have made great strides in being the world’s greatest producer of solar panels. China is likely to suffer even worse than the USA so,

“USA, China promise improved cooperation on combating climate change”, (US news 15 Feb., 2014. )

Most of Europe is onside. But oil dictatorships will fight to get more profit at any costs. Perhaps desert nations do not understand their costs? But then dictators have socked away $ billions and will move opportunistically despite what happens to their countries. It is the pattern of the very rich.

 

Dr. Andrew Speer, World Resources Institute and Dr. Scott Barent, Columbia University both recognize that all nations have to work together or the gains some nations make will be degraded by those who feel they cannot now participate. We require all humanity to work together NOW! We currently have a situation in the USA that perhaps precipitated action by President Obama. Feb 1 The “Dept of Public Health released a list of 17 communities that effectively may run out of drinking water in 60 to 100 days” [paraphrased]. They stated that these were the Lompico Country Water District, in Santa Cruz Country, cities of Harealdsburg and Cloverdale in Sonoma County. And “it is unclear where new sources of [water] will come from.” Some suggest alfalfa exports to China should cease because that crop requires too much water. (CBC ,The National Feb 16, 2014) Cities can be more conservation oriented and not water lawns and golf courses. Of course they will have to be. But there may also be emigration out of hard hit areas as was earlier forecast for places like Phoenix in 2012 during the heat wave.

 

We have to ask where do we stand . Do we support a strong carbon tax and efforts to draw CO2 out of the atmosphere? Do we see fossil fuel climate warming deaths as the work of God? Do we wish to look after our atmosphere or do we wish to have fossil fuel profits at any cost including the the fifty Canadian deaths in 2013 from fossil fuels and climate warming catastrophes. Do we not care if an F 5 tornado hits Winnipeg as hit Elie Manitoba? Will your children die?

 

Now we know that PM Harper is part of an extreme evangelical cult (Huffington Post) that essentially sees the deaths as the work of God. But by commandment, “Thou shalt not kill,” so worshiping oil is more the work of the devil and supporters of this view are devil worshipers. So in his literal view he does not care who dies, much like the Muslim extremist views or the Jonestown massacre supporters.

 

If oil companies or oil rich nations are not now using at least one half of their profits to develop green ecologically sustainable energy types they have become enemies of most of the earth’s people.

We know now drought, storms, wildfires and tropical disease spread will harass the earth’s biological life and for us food prices have all ready started to rise. Support for those in refugee camps has largely reduced and the UN is making more pleas when once they had a two year buffer of food supplies.

Also the Chinese, Germans and USA are fast developing green technologies. Canada is loosing out on technology and jobs because of the emphasis on oil. Obama will not accept the tar sands oil pipeline! The tar sands oil is perhaps the second largest oil reservoir in the world and burning it would quickly tip our atmosphere into an untenable position of increasing CO2 emissions and climatic warming would soon be unstoppable. We are on the edge. A decade or two ago the limit was thought to be 350 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere, but we are now at 400 ppm. Our young will lose the advantage of green technology jobs that Harper has stopped by closing down scientific programs and closing about 40 scientific libraries. When oil becomes old tech then our youth would be unemployed because we would have lost our technology edge.

 

Dr.Hansen said he cannot accept bequesting to our children a climate warming out of control. The United Nations Environmental Program said in 2010 that 250,000 people died each year from climate warming. China released figures in Feb 2014 that 100,000 people in China died each year from burning coal. To today, 2014, the total death rate is about one million people. Climate heating and death rates will increase geometrically because of the feedback loops. In decades the death rate from climate warming will compete with the death rate from the second World War.

 

Each measure of melting ice shows scientists their next years estimates of ice melt is always lower than the ice melt that then occurs. Estimates are too low. The models they use are too conservative. So Dr. Hansen’s projections of a 4 or 5 degree temp rise by 2100 are most probably correct. A less than one degree of increase in temperature celcius has bathed the earth in terrible climatic events, what will 4 degrees bring??

 

With the current death rates this subject should be addressed on the media almost daily. TV and Radio do not address the subject because they are owned by giant corporations that have no mind, no ethics and no morality. Media not addressing this and telling the public the whole story should have their licenses revoked as this is an attack on the public.

Some curriculum departments that do not tell high school students the truth about what their future will bring, if we do not change our ways, need to be questioned. If governments do not direct curriculum better to address the subject of the mortality due to climate warming the public should question where they put their vote.

THE CLIMATE WARMING impacts our biosphere, it impacts us socially and it impacts us very adversely economically. The insurance costs of fossil fuel caused climate disasters now costs one trillion dollars per year and the forecast is that climate costs by the end of the century will be nearly as much as the total global GDP. Every year we depend upon fossil fuels for energy costs us dearly.

Now we have to ask, do we support Harper and his extreme evangelical beliefs, complicit in causing deaths in Canada, or do we ask for his resignation by plebiscite?

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Science but the downward spiral for youth of political influence

Posted by Willard Anderson on January 24th, 2014.

EDUCATION on CLIMATE – A CLIMATE TOOL KIT:

Most important is: What keeps you alive. What creates dedication to Canada. Critical thinking.

A INTRODUCTION

While we know climate warming is an absolute fact and that it is killing over 250,000 people each year (UNEP) our government has chosen to ignore it because our leader believes in the values of a religious cult. (Huffington Post) Some of these cults are very malicious. Climate warming is a human caused event that because it effects all life on earth requires us to take a very broad view when discussing remedies. This encourages us to have a concept of what a few universal human values or principles might be.

 

B. PRINCIPLES.

There are principles that Canadians generally believe in.

If one traded those values for a set of spiritual values that have no basis in fact then human society would enter a period of chaos

simply because anyone can set up a group of priciples and say these are the ones we should live by. That is what religions do.

1. Not to kill others.

a) Jones convinced his followers to go to Guyana and commit mass suicide, some forced, expecting to go directly to heaven , and this caused the Jones town massacre. Did Jones have a responsibility to advise his followers what they were in for.? In his vicious extremist idea they would go directly to Heaven, but young children never had a choice of life.

b)This is similar to to Muslim extremism If you kill others you get a badge of martyrdom that sends you to heaven directly

c.) It is in fact not that far from the beliefs of the Evangelical extremist group Harper is a part of. He will fight the battle against evil, the Muslims, on the Israel plains with fighters F35 ‘s that have no practical use in Canada since they do not have the range. Jones town type of thinking . Then after the final battle of Armageddon be raised to heaven in the rapture. As an aside

there is no reference in the bible to the rapture.

It is clear that the thinking that arrved at:

– the extremist Muslim eath and martyrdom

- the Jones town suicide approach to getting to heaven. (Think of the children)

and – the Harper extremist evangelical thinking and the many deaths of armegedden and the rapture to get to heaven.

are all paralell thinking processes. They involve death and then access to a heaven. Where the heaven is; between earth and the moon, between earth and mars, beyond the solar system, no one has said.

This makes Harper a very dangerous man. He has to this point done destructive things in Canada that harms the future of young people. His religious view allows him not to not think about the conditions that Canadians live in because he thinks he knows his final fate. So he does not care that fossil fuels are killing hundreds of thousands. (UNEP) Death is real and fossil fuels deaths are real. So again Harper has policies that roughly equate him with the Jones town kind of thinking and the extremist Muslim martyrdom thinking. If you kill others in the Armageddon you will be raised to heaven. His Israel policies are based upon this idea. Murder is OK!

We have never had such a nefarious PM and we should collectively ask for his resignation.

 

2 Logic. Cause and effect hypothesis.

If A= B, and B = C , therefore C must = A.

 

3. The good God theorem. Do no harm.

Freedom of religion.

If we believe there is a higher power that has caused the deaths of thousands of children then that being must be the devil since a good God would do no harm. Would we say Jones had te righ to his freedom of religion. We consider sending hate mail a criminal act.

4.Economics. Gross income minus costs = profits. What is the definition of costs? We know that gross income is all income of a company. Costs are thought of as labour and materials, but we have not included ecological and biological costs that have made the earth a more difficult place to live. Tahiti is impoverished in part because all its forests were harvested. BP oil never paid for the dolphins that are dying off because of miscarriages. BP did not clean up the oil in the total water column or clean up the increased dead zone. These were part of BP’s real costs.

5.Law. Canada case law principles.

a)The murder of 4 RCMP officers in BC, if you handed the gun to the murderer you are also complicit and can go to jail.

b)The murder of the daughter by Indo-Canadian parents in India. The murder in India of a Canadian can be tried in Canada if your actions cause a death in another country.

  1. Do you have any responsibility for your fellow man or for the earth environment?
  1. In a country of law you are required to swear to the truth. When Denier activities that encourage harm to othersinclude lying should they be prosecuted? Deniers approach is a scurrilous attack deneying the truth,which is lying. The impact may often result in death. Should this not be litigated in Canada?
  1. The universe is made up of matter ands energy, according to Einstein. 

C. THE HISTORY OF HUMAN CAUSED CLIMATE WARMING

Gore presented the Hockey stick graph based upon science.

History of climate warming. About 250 million years ago, during the Carboniferous period of Time over about 65 million years ,there was lush vegetation growth on the earth. Animals require oxygen but plants require carbon dioxide. This vast lush growth sequestered huge amounts of carbon dioxide and of course carbon. This became buried under sediments and after hundreds of millions of years it formed into carbon produced fossil fuels: oil, natural gas, coal and bitumen. We discovered its value as a fuel and pumped and mined out about one half of it in about 100 yrs . We had about several 100,000,000 CO2 pumps running 24 -7 for a century This fuel burning returned carbon dioxide directly to the atmosphere. This fast pumping of CO2 into the atmosphere 650,000 times faster than through natural processes has caused climate warming as CO2 is an effective green house gas.

 

D. MEANS OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY

Scientists have measured the increasing melt rates of arctic ice caps and glaciers . They have used drill core under the Greenland glacier have found air bubbles in the ice. By study of gases in those bubbles and isotopes they could determine the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere during the climate of that time that those ice layers were put down. Drill core under Antarctica went back much further (On Thin Ice, BBC). There were about 5 major periods of great extinctions on the worlds and we are now in the sixth caused by humans. Some of these extinctions correlate with increased CO2 in the atmosphere.

Now we have dumped all that CO2 back into the atmosphere much faster . We have had a hundred million CO2 pumps operating 24-7 for over a century. We have dumped the CO2 back in to the atmosphere 650,000 times faster than the natural rate. We have discovered that by looking at the fossil record and the isotope studies of gases from the drill core, that there were times of massive extinction during which the CO2 content in the atmosphere was about the same as it is today.

We live in troublesome times. It is for the young to be very active in choosing sound energy types, solar, wind etc and accept this as government policy. Because of the power of oil companies we need to enforce a strong carbon tax and use oil profits to produce green ecologically sound energy methods. We geared up for the second world war in the space of a year or so. We can gear up to make our climate ecologically sound again.

 

E. THE DEATH RATES CAUSED BY BURNING FOSSIL FUELS.

Megantic oil fire 47 died

Hurricane Sandy 50 died

Philippines typhoon 5,000

Pakistan flood on the Indus R,.10,000

Ethiopia drought 29,000 children

Heat wave Europe 2003 30,000

China coal particulate matter in the air , 100,000 dead per year.

Typhoon Naga in Burma dead per year. 128,000

United Nations Environmental Program says on average there are 250,000 dying per year from fossil fuels use .

Dana Group says 400,00 but the truth is proabably now much higher.

This is only an extremely small listing of death rates from fossil fuel caused climate weather and disaster events: floods, fires, storms, droughts, mud slides, tropical disease spread, and storm surge. These have increased due to climate warming and fossil fuel burning.

 

F. IPCC INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE

There are thousands of scientists contributing to this around the world and from many many countries.

Recently there has been the suggestion that the earth is cooling. What has happened is that the ocean deep is starting to warm. So this heat cannot be measured by terrestrial based measures. The IPCC has confirmed these influences.

Consequences and Oceans :

  1. We have lost 40% of the phyto plankton in the oceans since about 1960. (Seasick)
  2. Over fishing and acidification allows jellyfish to take over ocean ecosystems again. Jelly fish evolved during the Cambrian seas when there was a low oxygen environment. Now changes favour jellyfish. (Roberts)

3. Acidification in very small amounts causes loss of shellfish. Bodies drop to the bottom, rotting or oxidizing, using oxygen, and rotting producing sulfide gases in vast quantities. This gas bubbles to surface, blows inland and kills off land based life.(Climate Wars – Dyer)

According to Gwynne Dyer this process may have caused some of the great extinction events.

(Climate Wars) We are now in the 6 Th great extinction event. Oceanographers claim the change over of ocean ecosystems will be much more disastrous than the warming climate itself.

Are we at risk? In Manitoba at Elie 33 km west of Winnipeg an F5 tornado occurred , the strongest ever in Canada. The forecast is events on Terra firma will get worse. This was a hair’s breadth away from hitting Winnipeg.

 

G. THE MAGNIFIERS

1. With melting ice caps there is more exposed water and more heat absorption IE more exposed ocean with no reflectance from ice caps.

2.. River sin the Sky. A recently discovered phenomena from . With work by Dr. Robert Sandford . Cloud distribution is not even. Weather events form cloud systems that move like a river in the sky dumping vast amounts of moisture in a small area creating flood events. Sky rivers are a climate warming response. This may have been the Alberta flood cause., consequently a climate warming event.

3.Dr Semiletov in Russia discovered many large seeps of methane bubbling up in the arctic ocean , some a kilometer in size It is a green hose gas 20 X as dangerous as CO2. Melting – perma frost is allowing the release of vast amounts of crystallized methane, that no longer under cold and pressure then becomes gaseous. It rises to the atmosphere and exacerbatees climate warming.

The core below the ice in Antarctica has traced CO2 in the atmosphere back millenieums.

There are of course many other material costs – loss of crops, starvation, increased spread of tropical disease and need for different infrastructure requirements.

 

H. GOVERNMENT POLICY

Policy is set by Harper based upon his extreme religious views. Parliament has lost freedom of sapeech and democratic principles.

Though we know the damage done by fossil fuel caused climate warming Harper has chosen to subsidize petroleum heavily. Royalties have been reduced I believe below $2.00 a barrel (Texas 25% , Norway $16.) The tax payers pay for the damage done by oil spills, storms and fires. not the companies which has been reported on CBC at about $3 billion .

Harper has closed 14 science libraries meaning medical researchers are having a hard time doing their work. The ocean pollution research could easily have mortal consequences for some people.

The favouring of Israel and taking 14 rabbis to Israel seems to be following a literal pattern of following the bible . The thinking process seems to be modeled after the Jones town massacre logic. Harper hopes for a war against Iran and it will include the deaths of many of our young people. Do we remove him by plebiscite?

 

I. ACTION

1. Deniers need to be held to account for their impacts on increasing death rates

2. Fossil fuel companies need to spend half their profits

on green energy production . Or pay for their disasters.

3 We need to adapt to green energy systems as fast as we geared up for world war ll

4 We need to use green systems and products.

5. Are media criminal for not informing the public of the dangers of Harper’s policies?

The cost of not changing over is much higher than the cost of loss of a few jobs in the fossil fuel industry..principles . Was he guilty? Are oil companies guilty ?? Politicians ? ?

6. Have studernts interview media owners, teachers . Board members and elected members. Ask them to write essays on their probable future based upin the IPCC fifth report.

Teachers, politicians and media people have a tremendous responsibility to inform the public clearly and accurately based upon the science.

WE MUST ACT NOW

 

References Climate Wars – Dyer; Ocean of Life – Roberts, Storms of My Grandchildren – Hansen, The Armageddon Factor – MacDonald, Fools Rule – Marsden, Laurence, Alana Mitchell – Seasick, Hertzgaard AND MANY MORE ON

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Responsibility for our Actions and to God

Posted by Willard Anderson on December 14th, 2013.

Responsibility and A Good God 14 Dec 2013

 

1. When it comes to religion we have to first decide whether we have a good god or a bad one. A good God cannot do any evil A bad god would in fact be the devil. Few say they worship the devil. One of God’s commandments is, “Thou shalt not kill.” It seems plain enough. To kill is to be evil.

 

2. In Canadian Law there was a case of an Indo- Canadian girl who was killed by her parents in India. Even though the murder occurred in India the parents were tried, convicted and jailed in Canada.

 

3 A second case was the murder of the 4 mounties in BC. The person that provided the rifle to the murderer was also prosecuted and jailed. So if you provide the means for the death you are complicit.

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4.There is an old theorem that goes: If A = B , and if B = C, then C must = A

So therefore

* If oil companies provide fossil fuels that people burn causing CO2 in the atmosphere and thus cause global climate warming,

* and if that climate warming is causing many disastrous weather events directly killing hundreds of thousands of people and the deniers are like the person handing the rifle to the murderer.

* therefore the oil companies or those denying climate warming are killing the people.

 

5. But if the deniers and oil companies are causing or are complicit in the thousands of deaths, then they are in direct opposition to God’s commandment. This can only be if they are serving the devil, since God does no bad act. As well they could be tried under Canadian law.

 

PM Harper a History

Posted by Willard Anderson on November 9th, 2013.

Letter to the CBC

The lack of response to  questions by Harper makes it seem likely the PM will not answer because he would then be forced to lie . One has to put his history in context.

1. The PM did not require Mulroney to pay back his payment from the government even though Mulroney  lied in court. Does the PM have the right to not return the taxpayer’s money?  He also refused to allow the inquiry to link the Air bus scandal to the money in the paper bag defeating the purpose of the inquiry. Harper does not seem to want any checks on his position.

2. He often refused to allow elected members to speak in parliament , denying alternative positions and degrading democracy.

3. He prorogued  parliament  twice for personal gain. No interference in his strategy.

4 . He suggested that a coalition between the NDP and Liberals would be an illegal government. No checks.

5. His party was central in the Robo scandal and he denied a commission of investigation in this extremely serious matter of denying people their vote. No checks on a criminal matter.

6. His appointed  conservative stuffed senate over turned an environmental law passed by the people’s parliament . This suggests the senate is corrupt, as there are no NDP members or regional representation. No checks from the institution of sober second thought.

7. The  Charter protects right to choose your religion but Harper passed a law to protect religions. There was no discussion and it seems difficult to get a copy of this law. Harper has  a super plan. 

8.  The Huffington post says Harper is a member of an extreme religious group and Harper said at a USA meeting that , “When he gets through with Canada one would not recognize it” Sounds like an extremist Muslim position .  Given his anti democratic actions it is believable.

9. Harper is denying accused senators rights under The Charter, is that legal? No checks on his position.

10. Harper has strongly resented the possibility of introducing marijuana as a recreational drug. But a few years ago he signed a bill allowing 80,000 chemicals from the USA into Canada with no testing for toxicity on exposure or ingestion and in addition the experimental insertion of these chemical into any product industries choose. Child cancer, neurological disease and endocrine disruption (sex selection) are most probable results. It is urgent to have checks and balances on this issue.

11. Harper has insisted on supporting the oil and gas industry and has reduced environmental impact assessment statements so all the negative aspects of fracking and oil transport cannot now come into full play and there is  no consideration for the future. The impacts are so heavily discounted for the future they probably amount to a death sentence for many people. IE Megantic. No control on CNR track maintenance. No measure on macro ecosystem impacts. How can one opinion hold sway without checks?

10. Harper’s Party is supporting the oil companies and denying climate warming. The UNEP said 250,000 people  die each year from fossil fuel caused climate disasters. (Time April 2010) (Same statistical accuracy as cigarette smoking and cancer,) There is an old theorem, “ If A = B and B  = C , then A  must equal C”. Is Harper’s party complicit in those global warming deaths?

 Many of Harper’s decisions seem to reflect his religious views that are so dominant in his mind but which wreak havoc on the real world.

A recent on lime report said,

  •  ”President Obama’s reaffirmation of the importance of providing government records to the public and both Congress and the Supreme Court          support that a “democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency.”
  • Serious conflicts of interest between lobbyists for TransCanada and the US government and contractors were identified in 2011 including TransCanada being a large client of the company which was supposed to prepare the independent Environmental Impact Statement EIS. Also TransCanada’s lobbyist was a senior official in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.
  • the importance of the environmental group’s role in “information dissemination, public education and advocacy on environmental issues like the Keystone XL pipeline controversy.” GallonLetter notes that the Harper and some other governments are trying to restrict these voices in Canadian projects by legislating against their involvement because they are “not directly affected.” “

Do you think the public has a right to ask Harper to resign due to his undemocratic actions? Certainly this is not the Canada I knew.

Please we need the whole story to be told.

 

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The Elephant in the Room

Posted by Willard Anderson on October 11th, 2013.

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To often what is left unsaid is the most important news to hear. We say there is an elephant in the room because some people find it difficult to talk about a subject or often don’t talk about a subject or because they have been threatened like the CBC and Harper’s gag order on the CBC

or international controls like big oils funded deniers hate propaganda. There is a lot that is left unsaid.

I remember taking a group of students on a wildlife tour in a proposed park area. I said,”I want you to think about what is most important here.” It was impossible, because I followed by saying what is most important is what is no longer here. It is not spoken about but the extinct species in this province are increasing and the Species at Risk are increasing in number. They matter although the average person has no way to measure their impact. But as the diminishment of life increases from plankton to musk oxen, the impact is bearing down on all of us.

So it is with the elephant in the room today. I listen to the news, many different TV and Radio shows and for the largest part they never talk about global warming. The journals are different. They seem to be more conscientious despite the fossil fuels companies implicit threat of withdrawal of advertising. Time, National Geographic, Scientific American, and the Globe and Mail have all written fairly thorough articles on fossil fuel caused climate warming. The difficulty is that they may address this topic of climate only about once a year. The schools don’t discuss it. I was told by curriculum people that it is of no concern to them. Although in the USA the National Science Foundation has prepared proper curriculum including climate change. When it is raised here it is only in the context of a certain weather event being related to climate warming. The context is absent so there is no way for the reader to interpret the importance to him/her.

 

The problem seems to be the governments of the countries that produce a lot of fossil fuel will not relent and they will bury us. They imply that burning fossil fuels has no impact and the Petroleum Institute places large adds implying they are green and they do so, so frequently that they create a twisted believability in their lie.

 

There is another problem . Religions are seen as being sacrosanct. We cannot discuss them except in glowing terms. However we have mentioned the priests and child abuse in the Catholic Church. We have mentioned the violence of extreme Muslims in suicide bombings around the world. But there is still an elephant in the room. Now many churches are extreme. Since religion by definition is a belief, only the members of a sect can accept the given precepts as being the accepted word of their god. Yet we know that all the holy documents were written by people. Sometimes with hundreds of years between the events and the authorship , as well as changing styles of interpretation, so accuracy is difficult in to control particularly at a time with few written records. So today when science proves a certain concept it now becomes necessary to change some of those precepts.

Another problem is hypocrisy. All today’s priests, ministers, lay public preachers and religious leaders accept : – to ride in planes, trains and autos

  • to be cared for by modern medicine: immunization, antibiotics and sophisticated operations
  • to live in buildings provided with heat, electricity and plumbing

Every bit of the above provided by science, yet these same leaders deny that that the same science has absolutely statistically accurately proven that fossil fuel burning has caused climate warming and that these fossil fuel powered weather disasters are killing people, so denial of this accurate work becomes hate propaganda of the worst kind that makes those complicit in the deaths of hundreds of hundreds of thousands .

No one should promote policies that are clearly killing people. Similarly people stopping or preventing accurate information on climate disasters is now a violent act, like gagging the CBC, from fully discussing fossil fuel caused climate warming or stopping curriculum from addressing fossil fuel climate deaths.

 

SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC EVENTS ABOUT FOSSIL FUEL CAUSED CLIMATE WARMING

1.Fossil fuels were created during the carboniferous period when the vegetation over a hundred million years was changed into fossil fuels and sequestering vast amounts of carbon dioxide2

2.These fossil fuels:: natural gas , coal, oil , and tar sands bitumen are used to heat and cool buildings

drive cars ships , planes and trains so that over one hundred years we have burned all that hundreds of millions of tons of fuel emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere creating a green house effect and serious climate warming.

    1. A large amount of the carbon dioxide is absorbed creating more acidic oceans and has caused the death of shell fish and plankton thus we have lost forty percent of the plankton since 1950. (Mitchell, Roberts)
    1. Loss of oxygen in the oceans and expansion of a half dozen dead dead zones a decade ago has now become over 400 dead zones with low oxygen. These zones can kill fish, but jelly fish evolved in Precambrian low oxygen conditions -so today there are better conditions for jelly fish and worse conditions for fish and aquatic mammals. It is a process called eutrification mentioned by Roberts and Mitchell who say this condition of the oceans will be more lethal than climate warming itself.

 

5. We know the climate now has become more extreme all around the world from this rapid warming: stronger and more frequent hurricanes, tornadoes, floods , wild fires and droughts now reducing food supply .

In addition the transport of oil has caused spills. In Megantic this led to the town burning causing 47 deaths. For the most part spills are never completely cleaned up and cause ecosystem impacts for many years. Dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico miscarriage, Sea otters on the Alaska coast are still declining from the oil spill decades ago.

6.The weather related disasters fossil fuel death rates are listed.

Hurricane Sandy NY 47 dead

Somalia drought 29,000 children dead

European heatwave killed 30,000

Burma typhoon Naga on the Irrawaddy delta 128,000 dead

Agencies have accurately evaluated deaths from climate change :

  • UNEP “Time” April 2010 reported 250,000 deaths per year from climate change

– Dana Group says 400,000 deaths annually.

: – a third agency states, “one million children are at risk in Africa.”

 

  1. Liability and Litigation. BP made an effort to clean up and pay some fisheries losses but none for ecosystem damage. It is the ecosystem that provide resources. In the Alaska oil spill sea otters are still in decline as oil still lies under the surface gravels on the shores. Dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico are having miscarriages since the oil spill was not cleaned up. There was no following the direction that currents took the oil and no measure of the lasting destruction. The dead zone of the gulf coast certainly expanded but no measures were made to determine the increase of pathology.
  1. In the USA the Tea Party would love to lose the government as they see Armageddon as their ride to heaven in the rapture. The USA government shut down would create massive recession and no doubt cause many deaths in the poor world.

9. Regrettably Harper fits into this same camp. The Huffington Post says he is a member of an extreme evangelical religious cult He has done much that confirms this.

He sees Iran as the evil enemy and would love to acquire the F35 s to fight this battle. This plane has a short range and is of no service or usefulness in protecting Canadian boundaries or the northwest passage.

 

In a secular society it is harmful to have religious groups make policy as it only creates wars between religious groups that would bring Canada into these wars. Canada has no place in the middle east . It is a conflict for those countries to resolve.

 

We now need to address climate warming and the deterioration of the oceans which both affect Canada deeply.

We need public movement to have oil companies be liable for fossil fuel caused deaths, ecosystem damage and events.

WE NEED YOU TO TAKE ONE ACTION, WRITE YOUR REPRESENTATIVE OR YOU ARE PART OF THE DEATH RATE.

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Observations of a Naturalist- THE BIG THREE SEP 6 2013

Posted by Willard Anderson on September 6th, 2013.

OBSERVATIONS OF A NATURALIST 2013 GRANDCHILDREN’S DILEMA

A. OBSERVATIONS My uncles had farms 10 miles south of Dubuc Saskatchewan, Canada. It was 1953. My cousin took me to show me some birds on my uncles farm. There was a hill and a 1000 feet farther a half mile long slough. It was early fall and the birds were feeding 15 minutes before dusk during one of those glorious colorful sunsets in process while it was still bright out and colorful. As we walked over the hill the ducks flew up off the field they had been feeding on. They spread out as wide and deep as one could see. As their crowded bodies filled the sky they darked out the sun. It was spectacular! They were so low if one had thrown a chunk of soil at them one would have knocked several out of the sky. There were tens of thousands of mallards. It was the last of the big flocks I ever saw! Was this the nature of nature?

Observation allows you to calibrate the future against the past. In the past there were no insecticides or no herbicides so universal poisoning of animals did not occur. Letting fields lie fallow was the technique used to rest the land.

When I started working for Manitoba Parks as I drove out to Assissippi or Duck Mountain

I would count the number of road kills. They were very numerous. In recent years I began counting road kills again. Coming from Whiteshell Park I saw only one, a white tail deer. People drive faster and cars are more common. The highways are busy day and night yet there were many fewer road kills. It can only be that there is a devastating reduction in the population of wildlife. There has been universal hunting and loss of habitat.

Driving home from Hecla Park one day I saw a small swale perhaps 100 feet across. It was a pallet of deep blue wild iris or blue flag. We were close to the time of opening the park and road building . The next time I drove there the iris were gone entirely and the road took over the space. There was no environmental impact study of road site and still is not today.

Later driving home from the Whiteshell one afternoon I came close to the Highway 44 gate. Then I noticed wood lilies or tiger lilies spread on the road side. Someone had picked a tubful and approaching the gate realized they were in a park and things were not to be picked so they discarded them. The stems are tough and the roots were pulled out. Now there are very few left on highway 44 or the Trans Canada.

In my early years with parks I was shown a duck gunning site between Little Whiteshell, Malloy and Mallard Lakes. As birds circled over the wild rice lakes the pile of spent 12 gauge shotgun shells grew. At the time I estimated about 5,000 birds. It was still impressive to see but the last few years there are now very few blue bills.

Working on the Nopiming Park plan I had the good fortune to be able to influence the plan so there would be a wilderness designation with no hunting or logging on the east side of the road. On a trip up to Nopiming I met a trapper near Cat Lake and he was proud that he had trapped 90 lynx that year.

I wondered how many visitors see a lynx? Even today there is no plan for such an experience. The wilderness I had been able to have designated was later opened for harvest again. This made it a certainty that there were no significant reserves or refuges in the park system.

Two small parks, Birds Hill and Beaudry were off limits to hunting not to save animals but to ensure no one would be shot in those small near urban parks. I have recently been told that, by both the Directors of Parks and of Wildlife branches that they think it would be OK to have a refuge in provincial parks. A 99% harvest policy does not serve non consumptive visitors well who are the vast majority. I have read several pieces that proclaim both aquatic and terrestrial refuges encourage greater animal numbers. I suppose it is not politically correct to publish such observations in this Province.

During my public school years I walked a lot of the country side around Bissett, much of it now Nopiming Park. We saw numerous moose and many many sets of tracks. We paddled the Manigotogan River about 1952 and at one site saw five moose. They were feeding on water lilies and we were able to paddle to within ten feet of one animal. At that point we felt it was safer to back off. After the road through Nopiming was opened I also kept track of the moose hunting kill. Hunting success skyrocketed but after about five years fell drastically. Later in winter I only saw one set of moose tracks, something like the Whiteshell now.

We had had a hiking trail opened in Birds Hill Park near the east side cedar bog. Within a few years the showy lady slippers along the trail were all gone. In the planning process the categorization was left so that any minister could open the park to sand quarrying harvest which of course would destroy the aquifer and also orchid habitat.

Is this the nature of mankind?

B. INSTITUTIONAL BIAS I don’t recall how one defines “park” in Manitoba. The Webster dictionary says it is, “an area maintained in its natural state as a public property.” When one removes the animals the ecosystems can not possibly be in their natural state. But then the definition in plans is a political definition not a biological one. Still parks are biological entities.

I have read on many occasions that the animal populations of the earth are decreasing and many are slated for extinction due to over harvest, introduced predators and climate warming. We note 25% of the birds are now gone from Hawaii. In Africa the rhinoceros, in Asia the tiger and many other species are expected to go extinct. Extinction rates are 100 times higher than what natural extinction rates would be.

It is known that we have driven the passenger pigeon to extinction here. But Species at Risk include the wolverine and woodland caribou. Perhaps a few mule deer remain. People keep telling me so, but they don’t say they have seen them. We forget that in Manitoba there are local extinctions: musk oxen, kit fox, burrowing owl, greater prairie chicken ( I met someone who hunted them them in Spruce Woods and I was of the personal opinion back then that they were certainly here), antelope (I interviewed someone who had hunted them and still have it on tape), plains grizzly ( I was told the last grizzly was shot in 1910 in the NW corner of the Duck Mountains Park. Still have it on tape.) An archeologist saw one on highway 6 in the last five or ten years.

C. CONSEQUENCE What is the point? Two years ago I had Scots thistle in my yard. In full bloom the blue sphere had as many as four bumble bees taking nectar from one sphere of florets. This year I have more flowers but absolutely no bees, our major food crop pollinator. Where do we want to go? Do our children know what is happening. Today there is a strong tie between development, climate warming and extinctions. Has the school curriculum addressing climate warming given children the chance to partake in action on what they will inherit. The curriculum says students will be involved in projects that would leave the earth (not climate) better of than when they received it. I am certain this is working out. I notice however that when I discuss climate warming with teachers they seem not to have a thorough knowledge. There are dozens of books, hundreds of academic studies on the facts of climate warming versus an oil wealth rich deniers program. As well asthere are religious ideas that also deny climate warming. One of the bigger problems is that the media do not report in the same text the three facts that,

1. Climate warming is real and is a human caused fossil fuel burning problem. And that

2. there is a high death rate caused from climate warming reported by UNEP, 250,000 deaths per year. (Time. April 2010.) And that

3. there are trillion dollar costs (reported by insurance companies but not recording lost ecosystem costs and now projected at costs of ten trillion dollars due to perma frost melting and methane release}and that burden of costs is born by the tax payer not by the fossil fuel companies. This means that green energy is now the cheapest way to go.

Do the death rates and costs mean fossil fuel companies are seditious?

Snowden blew the whistle on government access to personal privacy. Would you blow the whistle since you now know that government and company policies are damaging your grandchildren?

Can we start a discussion that culminates in positive action?

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