The 11th Hour – an important documentary 21 June 2014

Posted by Willard Anderson on June 21st, 2014.

Kenny Ausubel – 11th Hour , IFC documentary.
Very worth Watching
Some Quotes

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/
Disengage consumerism.

Be sure to see this documentary

Other thoughts
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.
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UPDATE ON THE DISASTER. 21 June 2014

Posted by Willard Anderson on June 21st, 2014.

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?

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We love our Children —– a little. 5/05/14

Posted by Willard Anderson on May 5th, 2014.

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.

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.

 

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