Posted by Willard Anderson on December 27th, 2018.


I intermittently read only a few journals. But I spend an unusual amount of time on The Economist. In the last two editions it has finally broken a barrier. It reports both sides of the catastrophic climate issue in one story. To the Philippines it has been just that, catastrophic. Now for the first time The Economist, Nov. 17 and Dec. 1, 2018 has discussed both sides of climate storms, the damage and who is responsible, or the damages and the liability for climate heating. They write, “policy makers have tools to bring about change, carbon taxes, regulation, subsidies, and if they choose command and control.” The latter they have not done, to the detriment and injury of the publics in many countries.
While there is a lobby to protect from climate heating, in “Washington state’s recent ballot initiative on carbon tax – its antagonists [the butchers] in the fossil fuel industry smack a cheque-book more forcefully on the other side of the scales. On the right that has bred a culture that flatly rejects the evidence.” In a court of law of course we do not reject evidence. THE GUILTY ARE GUILTY AND THEY PAY A PENALTY. The Philippines shows there is need for severe penalty regarding this global issue.
Deaths in the Phillipines.

Deadliest Philippine typhoons

Rank[14] Storm Dates of impact Deaths
1 Haiphong 1881, September 27 …. Deaths 20,000
2 Haiyan/Yolanda 2013, November 7–8 …. Deaths 6,300[15]
3 Thelma/Uring 1991, November 4–7 …. Deaths 5,101[16]
4 Bopha/Pablo 2012, December 2–9 …. Deaths 1,901
5 Angela Typhoon 1867, September 22 …. Deaths 1,800[17]
6 Winnie 2004, November 27–29 …Deaths 1,593
7 Octobe Typhoon 1897, October 7 …. Deaths 1,500[17]
8 Ike/Nitang 1984, September 3–6 … Deaths 1,492
9 Fengshen/Frank 2008, June 20–23 …. Deaths 1,410
10 Durian/Reming 2006, November 29-Dec.1.Deaths 1,399

Note the increasing frequency after 2000.

‘Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, head of a UN disaster assessment co-ordination team, said there was “destruction on a massive scale” in Tacloban. “There are cars thrown like tumbleweed and the streets are strewn with debris. The last time I saw something of this scale was in the aftermath of the [2004] Indian Ocean tsunami.”[66] There was little communication in the city, and no mobile phone coverage. Up the east coast of the Leyte there were numerous towns and villages that were completely cut off without any assistance. Large parts of Leyte and Samar were without power for weeks.[74]”

Source: Wikipedia
Note the increasing frequency after 2000.

Not to prosecute is the fault of the Judiciary and of the government. To delay justice is to take part responsibility for the crime. If you are a state without laws or laws normally ignored as in Russia, then you as a citizen must work diligently to get the government and judiciary to act – in our case to return democracy to Canada. Canada has also suffered.

The earth does not have thirty years or a decade to act. We are now on the precipice. We cannot know exactly when heating will speed up out of total control and the fossil fuel companies will have had their way, they will have destroyed the liveability of the planet along with the support of the judiciary and the government. There is already much blood on their hands as the Philippine statistics show.

It is up to you to write the government, inform universities, demonstrate against the fossil fuel companies by buying electric cars and by buying electric furnaces. In Manitoba we produce enough electricity to heat our homes and operate our vehicles.
Write the federal government and the judiciary and advise them of all the blood they have on their hands.

Do it now! It is your future.

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