Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Climate change denial after typhoon Haiyan

Ashley Wells, Pfc. Sandoval, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; Mitch Jeserich (L&P,
The most powerful storm in recorded history over the Philippines and Vietnam (wiki)
NAFCON is a national multi-issue alliance of Filipino organizations in the U.S.
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Some climate deniers have a point. Not all global warming is due to human activity. But some is. We can hardly stand by as the Koch brothers and other corporate elites profit from the status quo.
One famous climate denier, Coast to Coast's host George Noory, recently explained that no one wants to see the environment polluted, but that is different from the climate chaos we are experiencing. No, Noory, it is not.

Is anyone coming to the rescue this time?
Our pollution is exactly the problem: This is how human activity (cars, grossly inefficient gas combustion engines, oil drilling and spilling, military imperialism, nuclear power and accidents, deforestation, coal mining, tailings, mountain top removal, fires, chemical manufacturing...) is adversely affecting climate or general weather patterns. It is making the planet inhospitable. As creatures die off, ecosystems are disrupted (and as ecosystems are disrupted, creatures die off). We are creatures, earthlings. We are doing more to damage the planet and make the climate chaotic and deadly than any other group of inhabitants.

Ordinary sun spots and flares emanate on a cyclical basis, and Earth's atmosphere used to protect earthlings until the corporate complex found it more profitable to deplete.

One-on-One with Jane Goodall
Dr. Jane Goodall asks us all to go veg (VT)
Lesser of two evils Al Gore brought attention to the issue with "An Inconvenient Truth."  Sadly, Gore is a billionaire whose family originally made its money from  ranching. Ranching (raising animals for slaughter and human  consumption) is one of the most polluting industries, second only to  automobiles. Gore conveniently left that out of the movie. As Dr. Jane Goodall, famous for her work with primates, has said: Go vegetarian,  and go a long way to saving our environment. That is one thing we can  all do to save the world, while climate deniers keep getting rich by  polluting it more.
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They fear losing money, no matter what the cost to the rest of us, the 99%. But Gore and the so-called "liberals," who continue Bush-era policies and plans, have a scheme in mind. Climate deniers are right to say that "carbon credits" and creating a magical marketplace for polluters is a joke and a crime. Carbon is not the problem. It is natural and increasing. Let's check methane, which contributes much more to warming and ozone depleting. We ignore real pollutants (cow exhaust, monocrop farming, permafrost thawing, Fukushima spills, fracking, tar sands, deforestation to make way to raise and slaughter cows, pig farming and slurry ponds...) to focus on distractions. Climate deniers falsely claim volcanoes are to blame, so let's just keep running over a billion gas combustion engines daily (in factory machinery, generators, cars, and so on). Help save the world and the animals on it.

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