THE PRINCIPLES OF UNDERSTANDING FOSSIL FUEL CAUSED CLIMATE WARMING.
1 st Principle: Vegetation during 100,000,000 years of the carboniferous period sequestered vast amounts of CO2 creating the current natural gas, petroleum, coal and tar sands fuels. We burned perhaps half of those fuels in one hundred years , or one million times faster than natural rates and that created global warming.
Principle Two: IPCC fifth report – humans are responsible for climate warming by burning fossil fuels 24 -7 for a century and releasing vast amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere.
Principle three: The CO2 in the atmosphere is now greater than any it has been for the past 800,000 years.
Principle four: After heightening of CO2 in the atmosphere there were past extinction events. Principle five: The CO2 causes an upset of climate creating many weather disasters and killing millions of people.
Principle six: The climate disasters have caused a trillion dollars in costs to our economies global wide and if no action is taken the costs will equal the global GDP by the end of the century, making business as usual far more expensive than all the actions we take to solve the climate warming problem and converting to green renewable energy.
Principle seven: This process in the past has included the addition of CO 2 to the oceans making them more acidic causes oxygenation of dead plant and animal material releasing vast amounts of gaseous sulfur compounds killing off animal life on the continents.
Principle eight: When the four mounties were shot in BC the persons handing the killer his weapon were also convicted.
Principle nine: A young Canadian woman was murdered in India by her parents. They were tried and convicted in Canada even though the murder took place in India. Crimes in other countries can be tried in Canada.
IMPACTS The Dana Group, UNEP and others state that there have been one million deaths per year from fossil fuel caused climate warming. The report Better Growth Better Climate was written by “people from all the main financial institutions (such as the World Bank, IMF and Asian Development Bank) who know what presidents and finance ministers think is important” and the author(s) states, “outdoor air pollution, largely from coal though also from cars and other industry, kills 4 million people a year, more than any infectious disease, and in so doing has huge economic effects.” (The Economist, Sept. 20, 2014, p. 24) Fossil fuels and climate warming have killed 51 Canadians, plus near misses in Winnipeg and your taxes have increased paying for fossil fuel created weather disaster and relief. In this context we have to ask what should the penalties be for encouraging fossil fuel climate warming with all its death rates be, compared to penalties for hate mail and murder. Should we not be prosecuting anyone expanding fossil fuel use or those pushing policies that support fossil fuel use. Is that not the same or worse than hate mail? Think about the perhaps half million children that have died from fossil fuel use. Whose side are you on? It took 40 years to prosecute cigarette companies for encouraging cigarette smoking that killed many people.
THE OIL COMPANIES ARE THE PROBLEM. But the barriers to solutions are : mass media, educational curriculum, religion, politicians and selective application of Canada’s laws.
Harper is the senior POLITICAN but is also a member of an extremist religious evangelical group (Huffington Post). He does not allow members you have elected to actually speak in parliament reducing freedom of speech. One member of his group said only evangelicals should be allowed to hold seats in Parliament and he sent fighter planes to the mid east the first time because he wants to be in Armageddon, the final battle between good and evil so he would go direct to heaven. (The Armageddon Factor) He attacked the supreme court because he wanted to be the only one to speak for the nation to pass on his extremist religious views. He protected Mulroney limiting investigation into the air bus affair. Put a gag order on the CBC (the ombudsmen would not deny this.) He wanted to stop the CBC from informing the public how dangerous fossil fuel caused climate warming has become. . He has done much damage to the fabric of Canada, and we wonder where we would be if Pearson were in his place.
RELIGIOUS institutions we expect would abhor violence but we have found even those one would expect to have the best of values make mistakes. They should be required to reform or be penalized. It is not perosnal beliefs but the institutions that are at fault.
Values such as “Suffer little children or thou shalt not kill” are important. A lot of recent news stories have referenced religious abuse: of young girls in Bountiful, the ability of Scientology to control free speech and free movement, the priests of the a church abusing children and then being protected by the current and former two popes (Secrets of the Vatican), the violence of extremist Muslims that many say is supported under verses in the Qur’an. Do we insist on being politically correct about freedom of religion even if a part of their message is violence. Does someone imposing violence upon others under religious freedom have the right to freedom of speech to pursue these criminal acts. Not according to our hate propaganda laws! When see hate mail being sent out with the purpose of hurting people. According to Canadian Laws are we not required to sanction them and impose punishment? Our law requires strong penalty for people espousing hate propaganda, up to two years prison sentence or up to $10,000. fine. Crime is crime. Now when we hear about the extreme actions that Isis takes we should not worry about their religious rights. They seem to have abrogated their religious rights by viciously killing innocents. Mind you politicians and corporations have killed innocent people as well. But the scale and viciousness seems to go beyond everything else. At the core of this is that they carry out crimes on the basis of a belief system. In the case of all the worlds religious books whether written one hundred years ago or two thousand they are written upon beliefs. There was little knowledge about the hard facts of how the worlds bio-physical properties behaved and these holy books did not have scientifically based facts. Now we know much more.
We expect the MEDIA to report to the public on the basis of facts and acts, not upon what they believe. We do not say we believe our house exists. We say we know it is there, we can measure it, feel it, it gives us shelter from the rain. The problem we have today is that the media do not report the whole story, they take it out of context so people cannot see how things work. The media has to separate facts from beliefs and tell the whole factual details and how they are interwoven. People should know something about how the world’s climate works. It is absolutely essential. But today we have no support from the mass media to report on climate crimes. People do not even understand that one odd ball year does not in itself establish a pattern. But climate data has been established over a century and now much longer. All our governments required scientists to report on climate studies and they have done so in the Fifth Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. On line one can read the true facts about climate, but the media seldom reference it, despite it is far and above the most important event of our times, more so than wars or Ebola. Man made climate disasters have killed millions. The data is out. But the media still close their eyes. Funny how the media do not investigate climate caused disasters. Could it be because they are beholden to the petroleum corporations whose advertising the media do not want to loose? Should companies not responsible to the public hold media transmission or wave band licenses? Young peoples futures are being sacrificed for corporate profits.
EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM is of course controlled by politicians. It seems however that the more altruistic behaviors of teachers are not operational, they are asleep at the switch. Does not their concern for their students override all other fundamental problem for students today? Fossil fuel caused climate warming is such a problem. It has killed millions and costs trillions. It is way out of scale of today’s limited small details. It is a big story. But as the biggest story it is mandatory that it be dealt with thoroughly in the curriculum. Students need the tools from their educational experiences to be able to handle the problems they have now inherited. Their futures depend upon a more thorough response to climate warming. Even worse it is time constrained. Science says that if we do not deal with it in the next two years we will not be able to control warming. The hazard is beyond the average understanding without education and knowledge about the details of how it happened and how we can solve this problem. But it needs to be done now. Ask Drs. Suzuki, Mitchell, Hansen, Barber, Roberts or authors Dyer, Klein or any reputable climatologist.
School curriculum reports to provide data for the young to develop their own life stories upon. Today fossil fuel caused climate warming is the most important part of their stories. Today their taxes are higher becase of disaster relief payments for man made storm events. Theire lives are impacted now. But there is next to nothing in the school about the longer story of how fossil fuel caused climate change is impacting them. They have no tools provided through the public school curriculum so young people do not know how to delve into complex problems about climate disasters that impacts them (their taxes are now higher) and that urgently need solutions. Their futures are at stake. Now we need to prosecute!
We need to initiate a class action suit against government, an accord to an agreed upon target to return CO2 ppm back to below preindustrial times and to stop spending more money on pushing fossil fuels rather than upon developing green sustainable energy. Prosecute those not taking CO2 out of the atmosphere at a rate agreed upon to bring CO2 ppm below 300 ppm in the atmosphere. We have more CO2 in the atmosphere than there has been for about 800,000 years and along with that amount of CO2 in the past have come massive global extinctions. Do you think this is serious? Do you think the media and the educational system should be keeping everyone well informed. Should electronic media have licenses if they do not keep people informed. Can you ever see the broadcast media saying, “No I will not broadcast that a hurricane is imminent regardless of how many people are at risk.” Can you see religious institutions saying, “We can’t help, that hurricane is god’s will and we must not lift a hand to help?” Unless of course the institutions are satanist groups.
The ANSWERS are:
Write letters asking Harper to resign.
Start creating real jobs initiating a green energy supported economy.
Punish the perpetrators pushing more CO2 into the atmosphere while not creating green options.
Insist upon a national hydro energy grid and electric railways Canada wide.
Be certain that schools have a curriculum that teaches the whole story .
Penalize media for posting hate propaganda and not including the true story about fossil fuels .
Communicate world wide.
Ask for green building codes.
Persue actions to take CO2 out of the atmosphere.
Do crowd sourcing on the internet for your actions.
Blog Summary 24 Aug 2014
WILDLIFE DECLINE IN PARKS.
In March 1973 I started work with Manitoba Parks as their Chief Parks Naturalist with responsibility for their education interpretive program province wide. In following years I traveled very widely in Manitoba. As I drove to Duck Mountains Provincial Park I used to count road kills. In later years I then repeated that habit. I found today there are many fewer road kills. There are more cars driving faster so what is happening is that there are many fewer animals, except for geese and whitetail deer.
In traveling to Hecla I had found a nice stand of blue flag or wild iris in a wet circular area about 20 m in diameter. Then they put the road in so the stand was wiped out. This in part defined the administration. They seldom spent money on protection but totally emphasized harvest and recreation. The early director was coerced into continuing harvest in the parks in order to get them dedicated. This continues to this day with hunting and trapping still going on in almost all parks. In addition the whitetail or Virginia deer carries s brain worm but it does not kill the animal. It does infect and kill other ungulates. Highest infection is in eastern Manitoba. It is peculiar that the whitetail deer are totally protected in the Whiteshell while moose have been hunted almost to extirpation in the park. This makes no sense. As well the hunting group have access to almost the whole of Manitoba excluding posted land. This is a shame since one seldom sees animals in provincial Parks as occurs in Riding Mountain National Park. But that is too far for many to travel to. Hecla had a ban on moose hunting for five years and it was common to see moose in the marsh near the entrance. When they reopened hunting, populations dropped form over two hundred animals to less than fifty. One seldom sees moose today. Staff were generally not professionally responsible and their ethics seemed to agree that harvest was important. After all park visitors don’t miss what they have never seen.
In Winnipeg I have noticed the loss of Northern oriole from the southern part of Winnipeg. Also robins used to come in hoard to eat the berries off the Mountain Ash trees. The robins numbers have seriously dropped off. There is wide loss of wildlife. I spoke individually to the Director of Parks and Director of Wildlife. Both agreed that there should be some parks where wildlife is protected. I have passed this on to the Minister responsible. The problem of less viability of ecosystems is widespread. We need to act on such problems.
Please write the minister.
THE EBOLA – PUTIN – HARPER COMPLEXITY
The anti Ebola drug, mostly invented in Winnipeg, which seems to have some impact, Harper has given away supposedly to health workers in Africa. While this is laudable the disease spreads ever more widely. It is probably just a matter of time before there are cases in Canada. Then the excuse will be we cannot produce the drug fast enough. What is the strategy? Harper’s seems to be a religious one.
With Ebola today, it is strange that Canada seems to have no airport traveler control strategy, no long term plan even after the SARS epidemic experience. There is a lack of logic here. This is not unlike sending our air force to the middle east while supporting Ukraine. Mean while Putin knows if Obama intervenes in Ukraine he then has justification to move into the Canadian Arctic to grab oil. He is building up troops in the Russian arctic and Canada’s air force is no where to be seen in our arctic. What is our PM doing?
We have been told by Huffington Post that Harper is member of an extremist evangelical group. It seems all of Harper’s actions fit this evangelical extremism philosophy. (See earlier posts.) We have a PM who is doing much damage to Canada. He takes $13 billion out of the transfer payments for health care in order to run his election campaign with cash gifts where he deems appropriate.
He takes money away from volunteer agencies and redirects it to the evangelical movement. Iran is a theist country run by priests and Harper is trying to follow the Iranian model so he fought against the power of the supreme court. He thought he should have that power. We have to remember one of the members from the evangelical group said only evangelical members should be allowed to hold seats in Parliament, (The Armageddon Factor) the Iranian model!
Good luck for the future!
Blog Observations 15 Jy 2014
1. I have noticed that it seems to be raining more in Winnipeg. I have read that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) wrote in its 2000 report that much of Canada below 63 degrees latitude would get 20 to 50 % more precipitation from climate change. I have noticed the disastrous flood of Calgary. I have read that the Dr. Rob Stanford has studied and discovered that like rivers in the ocean, IE ocean currents, there are river currents in the sky. There are for example areas of air flow that carry more moisture or less moisture. That Dr. Stanford calls the rivers in the sky and they will drop much more moisture as heavy rainfalls. He said the Calgary flood was one such event.
Of course it is logical that as the climate heats there will be more evaporation from the oceans. What goes up must come down and it is.
2. I have noticed that what people call economics seems to be a system for simply making the rich classes much richer. Our economic system is a system for centralizing capital. It has nothing to do with the real biological or physical characteristics of the earth. It is constructeded as non material process model. It is a construct that powerful people have persuaded others to follow. Since they have made it politically correct, it is illegal not to follow it. But since it has nothing to do with the earth it is always inevitably destructive to most of us and to the earth. Remember it is only a figment of imagination to control behavior. It badly needs to change to accommodate the natural limitations the earth imposes on us. Such as we know : – there is only so much ground water, or – what we grow depends on the past stability of the climate being dependable or – like average home construction being solid enough to withstand normal vagaries of the wind.
But we have changed the fundamentals, and we have used a flawed conomic model to do it. It seems almost a foregone conclusion that normal human behavior should not change the fundamental dynamics of the world that we have built our buildings and lives upon. Now we have changed these fundamentally because we believe in only the figmentary economic model that is not based upon reality. Let me explain. a)We had successful agriculture because we could rely on usual planting, rainfall and harvest seasons. b)We believed that economically petroleum was the greatest form of energy. We used it exclusively to the point its emissions CO2 changed the climate and now we have disasters and lower food productivity, all because we did not listen to the natural bio physical laws of the earth.
3. I have observed that most inventions seem to have an expected life. That is they have a limitation of achievement or of producing for consumers. Soon there is another invention. So the horse with stirrups and saddle were good inventions, they allowed more efficient horseback travel. The steam engine upstaged them and soon the internal combustion engine after that. They increased the opportunity for people to produce, more power for agriculture, more power for assembly lines to produce faster. Telephones made it easier to communicate and speeded up production and consumption. But when one examines cancer, speed up is not always good. Especially when it is based upon a false economic model. We just get into trouble faster.
4. I have noticed that education seems to continually dwell on restructuring its systems of education, its teaching methods but without changing its curriculum. The problem is that the curriculum was designed for horse and buggy days, and one can improve horse and buggy methods but when the world population patterns and consumption rates change drastically there is a deep need to change what is taught and not just how to teach.
5. I have noticed that the media in the nineteen fifties consisted mostly of independent outlets, press radio and TV. Much diversity occurred. This served the process of offering diverse opinions the likes of which furthers education. Today there has been the break down of anti centralization laws and there is so much consolidation that there are only four or five main media companies. In the main Calgary press the owner fired editorial writers, expressed his own opinion in the papers editorial page and this process has spelled the end of the educational value of the media. One can no longer believe the press. Only the internet now allows diverse opinion and some forces would like to control that.
6. I have noticed the hard stand taken by MP Baird and the PM regarding their opinion of Putin’s responsibility of the shooting down of the Malaysian aircraft. They feel that since Putin provided the rockets to the Russian rebels in the Ukraine, that Putin has much responsibility in those almost 300 deaths. It is hard not take notice that Harper’s policies strongly encourage fossil fuels and require the tax payer to pay for fossil fuels development (regardless of Canada’s rich hydro resources) and that the consumption of those fossil fuels has caused one million deaths since 2010 (UNEP Time April 2010), so there is not much to separate the values of Putin and Harper.
7. Despite Harper’s strong statement about protecting Canada, the opposite is true. In Amanda Lang’s broadcast, on CBC The National, July 22, 2014 her guest, the intelligence expert noted that Russia has many forces stationed in the their high arctic. Canada has no permanent military station in the far north regardless that we perhaps have the longest border with Russia than with any other country along the arctic, so we are very vulnerable to Russian forces at a time when Russia/Putin has taken a very expansionist position and the high arctic oil ownership and access boundaries are not yet established.
7.Lastly the government is taking a position of limiting freedom of speech and is slowly destroying the CBC: with a gag order ( I checked with the CBC ombudsman and he did not deny it), lowering budgets and changed station band locations on TV. One program “Ideas”, CBC has more diversity of ideas than any other station. Loss of Freedom of Speech also means loss of democracy, which Harper would also be glad to see disappear as he has shown by threatening the Supreme Court. He alone would like to be Canada’s clown messiah. CLIMATEDISASTER.COM
Kenny Ausubel – 11th Hour , IFC documentary.
Very worth Watching
Ecological crises is global.- Michael Gerlicheau/
Build an app to defeat big oil/
Global warming kills.- Mathew Peterson/
Save a carrying capacity of the earth.- Brock Dolem /
All hands on Deck/
Retrofit buildings, 3 million jobs.-Greg Watson/
Vote – Gloia Flora/
Technology must be conducive to life/
Build the level of awareness/
Be sure to see this documentary
In other reports the UN Environmental Program states one million people have died from fossil fuels
caused climate warming./
Report says costs are one trillion dollars globally and by 2100 costs will nearly total the world GDP.
In the Burma a typhoon killed 128,000 and thousands of children.
Know you have to do something.
Blog Update on the Crisis 21 June 2014
The primary owner of the media outlet Vice said in an interview by Wendy Messley on CBC yesterday, that the important issues are now being disregarded in the news. He said that the disaster left behind in Afghanistan after the American’s left was a vast increase in the poppy crop. This has resulted in shipping opium over the porous border with Iran and is thought to have caused one million new addicts in Iran. This event has become part of THE MISSING NEWS. This issue was first discussed in a book by that name. Part of the problem is that the news media generally see no financial bottom line benefit in reporting on this kind of news, that is news they think would not be of importance to their main advertisers. They do not have the benefit of the public foremost in mind.
To add to this serious gap there are other kinds of missing news.
Another weakness in not portraying important news is the influence of certain religious institutions that insist on not accepting scientifically proven natural laws. Many religions view their god as all powerful and thereby he/she should set the only example for their behaviour. But when the institutions of Religions use their power to divert thinking away from long held standard views of beneficial human behavior then they are involved many times in destructive behavior.
A new document on the Roman Catholic Church again severely criticized the hiding of priests that have molested little children. This documentary basically implied the last three popes, in hiding guilty priests, have participated in this (By Canadian standards ) criminal act. A recent USA supreme court judgement states the Vatican as a separate country can be held responsible. While people should worship as they wish, institutions or countries that undertake criminal acts should be held accountable.
The extremist Muslims also promote the killing of non believers. They are certain they only they have a right to their religion. This is a criminal group by global standards.
Thirdly it has been alleged that the Christian Science group has held people essentially captive and prevented free behavior and used a form of brain washing to get people to make vast contributions of their time and money that deteriorates the participants welfare as well as freedom.
This collective story is important.
There is also a view that the economic system supports human kind. In fact we have to recognize that it is the physical and biological attributes of the earth that supports human kind. Any form of economic system is always just a human convention but when the economic system does not recognize the bio-physical factors it becomes deviant and more destructive. This is very important missing news.
Revisiting the story about PM Harper is important. (Reported on in previous climatedisaster.com items)
Extremist groups of all kinds, including the extremist evangelical group of which PM Harper is a member (Huffington Post , The Armageddon Factor) is another example of deeply negative applied institutional behavior modification.
If one notes hypothetically, that there are questions about possible criminal behavior and if one intentionally misdirects any investigations into an alleged criminal act, is this intentional deviation not a criminal act in itself? Harper did exactly that in the Mulroney air bus affair. (See earlier posts on Harper). When are and which people not subject to the law?
Secondly the fact that Harper is a member of an extremist evangelical group (Huffington Post , The Armageddon Factor ) seems to continue to be supported by his behavior. Why did he attack the first judge of The Canadian supreme court. This seems to be very much in keeping with the fact that he sees himself as the conveyor of god’s word and works and has a messianic view of himself.
We have to remember Harper is a great strategist, but his goal is a religious one not a goal to further the benefit of the Canadian people. The closing down of the scientific projects, Freshwater Lakes Research, and scientific Libraries harms people terribly and reduces jobs for the future. Attacking the supreme court hurts our jurisprudence system. Avoiding justice for Mulroney allegedly hurts the fabric of Canadian law.
Now recognizing Harper as a strategist we have to wonder about the help he provided for mothers that do not have the sustenance they need for their young children. While of course this is a very nice thing to do, what were the motivations? Harper’s first problem, as an religious extremist, is to get elected again. He wants a better public image so this was a route to improve his image. In fact biological principles say every additional human living in the consumption oriented first world results in the deaths of several people who are on the fringes of survival in the third world. The world has very limited ability to feed more humans, not recognized by Harper as a religious extremist. Facts are not important to a religious fanatic.
Another part of his electoral strategy is to deny the right to vote to people who are living outside of Canada. He does not see these people as supporters of his religious view or of his electoral support group. But intentional disenfranchisement in a democracy should be a very serious crime.
We should be asking PM Harper to resign.
Another part of the missing news is that educational systems widely do not explain this important association of humans and the earth and most importantly the harm that other beliefs such as poor economic systems have imposed upon humans and upon the earth. Communism is simply an idealistic way of thinking about the hypothetical equality of human beings (Humans in one country should have equal access to the law.) with absolutely no reference to the ecological sustainability of human lifestyles. Some elements of both can be useful so long as they meet the natural laws of the earth’s bio-physical systems.
PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY there is little reporting of the whole story of the fossil fuel caused increasing climate warming disasters. While a mining disaster will get top billing for a week or more until it is finished, the whole story of the oil caused climate warming is now reported to have killed at least one million people (UNEP, Dana Group) and to have caused a trillion dollars of cost, and one would think this is a story worth persuing more diligently. When a member of your own family is killed would you then take action?
Blog May 5 ,2014 We love our children – a little…
We love our children very deeply.
W love our couture, only our hair dressers know.
We love our dresses and spend vast amounts of time shopping for just the right kind of outfit along with accoutrements. A scarf, a necktie, a hat or gloves.
We love our houses. Much time goes into shopping for or designing the architecture for the place. It may take years to find just the right house. Houses represent us. They allow us to make a connection with the outside, or they cloister us in safety and security.
We love the furnishings we place in our houses. They must symbolically represent how we feel. We choose minimalist or rococo or period furniture to make us feel good about our place. We put our stamp on it.
We love our entertainments. We follow favorite programs like star wars, or various sitcoms. We even believe much of star wars phenomena are true. They make us feel as if we are living or having those experiences ourselves. We are not in fact, it is only a shell experience, but we spend a lot of time trying to make ourselves feel that.
We love our food. Some make a fetish about food as if it is life itself. Right, a little of food is life itself. But for the most part fast food hurries illness and death along. But food for many becomes an addiction so we encourage obesity and a shortening our lives.
A close relative to food are recreational drugs. In fact in recreational drugs we see our ultimate love, deeper love even than for our grandchildren. These we love so much we dedicate our lives and often sacrifice our lives for cigarettes, crack, cocaine, weed and other drugs. What deeper love is there? We get addicted to them as if they are life itself. And they soon become that. Limited shortened life.
There is no buffer time left.
Many must certainly hate their children and grandchildren. Make the atmosphere a safe place. It is a simple act. Fine delinquent oil companies. VOTE ONLY FOR POLITICIANS THAT PROMISE A STRONG CARBON TAX. Why don’t you try it? Or is it you too, that does not love your children or grandchildren??? Only heart felt serious action can prove that you do.
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
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.
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.
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