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yes, climate change is a fact

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Can't wait for man's reversal of  the climate, it's rumored within 30-50 years the southwest will be a tropical paradise, Florida hurricane free, tornado alley will see a 90% decrease in twisters, the glaciers will start advancing again, going far south as Quebec.  The Sahara will bloom again.

Too bad I may not be around to enjoy it.

 

After that's done the next challenge is the change of Earth's rotation from 24 to 26 hours to give and extra hour of light to work / play. An extra hour to sleep.

What man can do is simply amazing.

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Global Warming Derangement Syndrome: Please Make It Stop

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https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/global-warming-derangement-syndrome-please-make-it-stop/

 

The real reasoning behind this scam, to stop global warming - make everyone HERE poor.

http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/a-rich-american-household-typically-produces-more-carbon-dioxide-emissions-each-year-from-driving-than-the-entire-carbon-footprint-of-a-poor-household-over-8-months/

 

So this makes the people of Haiti and Afghanistan the most of being green.

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9 hours ago, Bogie56 said:
 
 
 
 

Student climate strikes

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School climate strikes draw thousands to the streets in cities around the globe
A protest that began last summer with a single student has become a worldwide movement.

By Griff Witte, Luisa Beck, Brady Dennis and Sarah Kaplan

 

‘Our future is what we are fighting for’: Meet the schoolkids going on strike over climate change

By Sarah Kaplan and Brady Dennis

 

Gone in a generation: Across America, climate change is already disrupting lives
From the archives  By Zoeann Murphy and Chris Mooney

 

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The U.S. Department of Defense remains to be the nation’s and the world’s biggest polluter
 

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Defense is not only America’s but world’s greatest polluter? Yes, this is true. In fact, U.S. Military produces more toxic waste than five of the largest U.S. chemical companies combined!

The U.S. Department of Defense has left its toxic legacy throughout the world in the form of depleted uranium, oil, jet fuels, pesticides, defoliants like Agent Orange and lead, among others. U.S. military bases, both domestic and foreign, consistently rank among some of the most polluted places in the world, as perchlorate and other components of jet and rocket fuel contaminate sources of drinking water, aquifers and soil.

In addition, the U.S., which has conducted more nuclear weapons tests than all other nations combined, is also responsible for the massive amount of radiation that continues to contaminate many islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Read full news here: http://www.ecowatch.com/military-largest-polluter-2408760609.html

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Wonder will they be striking over earthquakes next, nature better start taking notice or else.

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2 hours ago, HIGHWAY said:

The U.S. Department of Defense remains to be the nation’s and the world’s biggest polluter
 

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Defense is not only America’s but world’s greatest polluter? Yes, this is true. In fact, U.S. Military produces more toxic waste than five of the largest U.S. chemical companies combined!

The U.S. Department of Defense has left its toxic legacy throughout the world in the form of depleted uranium, oil, jet fuels, pesticides, defoliants like Agent Orange and lead, among others. U.S. military bases, both domestic and foreign, consistently rank among some of the most polluted places in the world, as perchlorate and other components of jet and rocket fuel contaminate sources of drinking water, aquifers and soil.

In addition, the U.S., which has conducted more nuclear weapons tests than all other nations combined, is also responsible for the massive amount of radiation that continues to contaminate many islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Read full news here: http://www.ecowatch.com/military-largest-polluter-2408760609.html

But these are 2 different issues, pollution is something man can control but there is a limit.  Everyone of us pollute, it's called trash / garbage.  It has to go somewhere. Geeze car lovers don't seem to be THAT concerned over their tailpipe.

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2 hours ago, hamradio said:

But these are 2 different issues, pollution is something man can control but there is a limit.  Everyone of us pollute, it's called trash / garbage.  It has to go somewhere. Geeze car lovers don't seem to be THAT concerned over their tailpipe.

U.S. military is far from being environmentally friendly. It has a horrifically destructive record as one of the planet's worst polluters, and it also can lay claim to a heavy, and largely unreported, carbon footprint (it isthe single largest institutional user of fossil fuels in the world). \
 
In 2013, the Pentagon’s reported fuel consumption amounted to 80 percent of total usage by the federal government. Its use of jet fuel alone produces about 39 million metric tons of CO2..
 

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History repeats for Nebraska 

 

Missouri River Flood of 1881 Following a wet year in 1880, the winter of 1880-1881 was marked by below normal temperatures and heavy snows, resulting in an exceedingly heavy snow blanket over the plains area of the upper Missouri River basin by spring and resulting in river ice thickness of 24 to 32 inches in the vicinity of Yankton and Omaha. Spring thaws and ice breakup began in the upper basin while the lower river was still frozen, resulting in huge ice gorges in the Dakotas. An ice jam near Yankton was especially devastating and estimated to be over 30 miles in length. The resulting snowmelt lead to the records river flows from Sioux City to St. Joseph and was the highest on record until 1952 when it was exceeded by another plains snowmelt flood. The flood has been blamed for at least 3 deaths in Nebraska. In addition thousands of livestock were killed and several small riverside towns were washed away. The flooding was so bad for the town of Niobrara that the town was moved to a new site on higher ground. In Omaha downtown was flooded up to 9th Street, and Council Bluffs also experienced extensive flooding. There were only two deaths in Omaha during the floods. A small one-man skiff was being used by three Union Pacific workers who were attempting to cross a break in a temporary dam when the river’s current pushed it into the main channel. Two of the men jumped from the boat and drowned immediately. Because this was such a historic flood, it was used as the design flood to build the six Missouri River mainstem dams.

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Guess global warming back then was caused by all that horse manure.

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Just now, mr6666 said:

Ayanna PressleyVerified account @AyannaPressley 4h4 hours ago

 

You could've heard a pin drop during @AOC comments.

Her rebuke in response to offensive & inaccurate claims that #climatechange is an issue of concern by, "the elites", was informed, compelling...& the damn truth!

TY for being fierce & fearless in pursuit of #environmentaljustice

that's because no one was there.

:lol:

 

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5 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Saikat Chakrabarti @saikatc 20h20 hours ago

 

We knew climate change was happening in 1912!

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1912? So the Titanic sank because of global warming....CO2 caused glacier retreat, iceberg breaks off and and got into the ships way.  

J. Bruce Ismay will be happy in the afterlife knowing he was not at fault. :P

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'Losing Earth' Explores How Oil Industry Played Politics With The Planet's Fate

 

".....from 1979 until 1989, climate change was viewed as a bipartisan problem

— then the the oil industry "descended and bared its fangs" and everything changed.

It's 2050 And This Is How We Stopped Climate Change

In his new book, Losing Earth, Rich writes that in the late 1980s, the American Petroleum Institute began paying scientists to write op-eds questioning climate science. He describes the effort as a campaign to "sow propaganda [and] disinformation, to buy off politicians and scientists, and, ultimately, to convert an entire political party to denialism."

Rich says the campaign paid off. No longer was climate science accepted as fact....

Green New Deal proposal

It's a statement of principles. Primarily it's not a law. It's not a bill. ... In some of the particulars, it's less ambitious than bills that were proposed and introduced into Congress at the end of the '80s by both Republicans and Democrats. I think what distinguishes it — and what makes it a truly transformational document — is that it identifies the climate crisis as connected to every form, essentially, of social injustice that we have. I think that's the only honest way of looking at it.

Climate change victimizes the victimized. It oppresses the oppressed. ... It cuts along class lines, racial lines, generational lines and socioeconomic lines.

So the worse off you are, the more marginalized you, are the worse you're going to suffer from what's coming....

How do we get people to care about this problem and prioritize it? Is fear the best approach? Is hope? Inspiring people? .....

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/08/710992579/losing-earth-explores-how-oil-industry-played-politics-with-the-planet-s-fate?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190408

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FRONTLINEVerified account @frontlinepbs 2h2 hours ago

 
 

Antarctica's ice is slipping away six times faster than it was 40 years ago, according to one recent study.

@NewsHour looks at what's behind the continent losing 252 gigatons of ice per year, and what it means for sea levels.

 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/antarctica-is-losing-ice-at-an-accelerating-rate-how-much-will-sea-levels-rise?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_term=20190412&utm_content=2248784369&utm_campaign=Frontline&linkId=66046560#transcript

" Just to put that in perspective, in the amount of time it takes to watch this story, Antarctica will shed more water than New York City uses every day. .....

 

The most recent U.N. report predicts a foot of sea level rise this century if we continue burning oil and gas and coal at our current pace.

But a growing number of researchers believe that, because of the emissions we have already put up into the atmosphere, that prediction understates the threat.........

 

It doesn't mean we should all throw up our hands and run.

Let's start thinking straight, let's start thinking fast about how we're going to help people, how we're going to help settlements, how we're going to help countries deal with the outcome, because a lot of it is not going to be pretty. It's going to be expensive, and it's going to be disruptive, if we don't get our act together now......"

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Protests Calling For Climate Action Disrupt London For 3rd Day

 

Protesters demanding government action on climate change disrupted traffic and public transit around London on Wednesday, the third day of climate demonstrations in the capital.

Activists occupied four of the city's landmarks and thoroughfares: Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge and Parliament Square. The actions closed 55 bus routes and affected a half million people, the Metropolitan Police said Tuesday. Police have made about 300 arrests since protests began Monday.......

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/17/714306398/protests-calling-for-climate-action-disrupt-london-for-third-day?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190417

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https://modernstoicism.com/stoicism-and-the-environment-by-chris-gill/

Stoicism and the Environment

Can Stoic ethical ideas help us respond more effectively to the current environmental crisis, especially global warming, which seems to be largely a product of human action? This suggestion might seem implausible at first sight. The ancient Stoics had no experience of a crisis of this kind; so we cannot refer to their own discussions in the way we can on other topics. However, there are several Stoic ideas we can draw on to inform and deepen our own response to this crisis. My focus is on the ethical framework we should use for this purpose, rather than on the specific practical measures we can take, and on our response as individuals, rather than on government action. But I assume that the ethical framework we apply can help us to determine the specific measures we should take and that our response as individuals underlies what we urge governments to do on our behalf.

Of special value for this purpose is the Stoic ideal of the brotherhood of humankind, and the Stoic beliefs that human beings form an integral part of nature as a whole and that human ethical life should consist in part in bringing our life into harmony with nature. However, to show how these ideas can be useful for this purpose, we need to put them in their context in Stoic ethics. Also, there are some more general features of Stoic ethics that are potentially valuable in this connection.

Thinking about environmentalism in terms of virtue and happiness

The Stoic ethical framework, as in most other ancient philosophical theories, and some modern ones, is couched in terms of virtue and happiness (or ‘flourishing’, eudaimonia); it also gives a central place to development, conceived as a life-long process. The contemporary moral dilemmas generated by the environmental crisis are often formulated in terms of the question where our duty lies or whom (or what) we should benefit above all. Does our duty lie above all in doing what is best for our present way of life (our comfort and convenience and that of our families and businesses, as these currently function)? Or should our overriding duty be to the environment, or the planet, or future generations – actually not much in the future now that the signs of global warming are already obvious? Alternatively, should we benefit ourselves, our families and our businesses by continuing to act in our habitual way or should we modify our lifestyles in ways that will benefit humanity more generally, as well as other animals (now and in the future), by helping to reduce damage to the environment we all share?

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