Heads out of the sand time

A photo from the People’s Climate March in 2014, which brought together hundreds of thousands of people to demonstrate in favor of strong action on climate change. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Author: South Bend Voice.

It may not be dessert sands that are in your future.  It may be floods, it may be asthma, it may be starvation.  But the future is not bright if people don’t take action on climate change.  It’s not everyone who needs to speak out, just enough people to get their voices heard.

Dahr Jamail gives us fair warning:

In January, NASA released data confirming that globally, 2016 was the hottest year on record for the third consecutive record-breaking year.

Birds, fish, forests, crops are dying off at terrifying rates.

Extreme flooding around the world is becoming commonplace. In the US, there were more floods in 2016 than any year in recorded history. In Europe, disastrous flood have more than doubled during the last 35 years. Floods kill.

South America has been beset with a deadly increase in droughts, accompanied by an deadly increases in fires.

For the first time in millions of years, global atmospheric CO2 concentrations exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm).

As the  U.S. Global Change Research Program   (GlobalChange.gov) explains in detail, these changes are not good for your health. (I wonder how long that agency will be allowed to do its work. I suggest you visit its site soon and download the report.)

There remains little debate among climate scientists that the major contributing causes to these problems are rooted in human behavior–i.e., anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD).

Many decades of inadequate and counterproductive governmental (non)response have led  to this point, but my focus here is on the response of the government in 2017. Dahr Jamail also provides disturbing information about that response:

In his first week as President, Trump ordered all references to ACD to be deleted from the White House website; it was done.

Trump also ordered the EPA to cut the climate page from its website; it was done.

Do you think his next step will be to stop US military from pushing ahead with its plans to protect its bases and assets across the globe from sea-level rise and other ACD-related impacts? I kind of doubt it.

To learn more, please read Jamail’s complete article.

Ultimately, violence to the environment is a war on life. Don’t fall for the propaganda demonizing scientists who speak truth to power. Resist. It’s your right.

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2 Responses to Heads out of the sand time

  1. Dot Walsh says:

    Yes magazine has a great article written by Peter Kalmus, a climate scientist. “To my fellow climate scientists: Be human, Be Brave, Tell the Truth”.I haven’t finished reading it but will post more when I do. In the meantime maybe readers will google the article and read it.

  2. Gold DustTwin says:

    One bit of encouraging news is that a U.S. Court of Appeals in Virginia has ruled that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not give people the right to own assault-type weapons and large ammunition magazines–which the Court identified as “weapons of war.” Let us hope that this ruling sets the standards for other courts and the availability of assault weapons (which are personal weapons of mass destruction in my view) rapidly decline. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/military-style-firearms-second-amendment_us_58aceeebe4b0d0a6ef4634f8

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