Russia burning like southern California, China floods; 55 out of 99 counties declared disaster areas in Iowa; Tennessee, Arkansas, and other places around the U.S. have had severe flooding and other severe weather; there is flooding in Europe; cyclones in Japan, China, and droughts are in other places; large Greenland iceberg heads south as the ice caps melt.
Each month has seen record warming this year.
And now the Pakistan Floods are threatening to bring down the government there:
The humanitarian and economic disaster caused by the worst floods in Pakistan's history could spark political unrest that could destabilize the government, dealing a major blow to the Obama administration's efforts to fight violent Islamic extremism.(McClatchy). This is the pattern global warming / climate change disasters are likely to continue to follow in the years and decades ahead.
The government's shambling response to floods that have affected a third of the country has some analysts saying that President Asif Ali Zardari could be forced from office, possibly by the military, which has ruled Pakistan for more than half its 63-year history.
The military have plans in place to bring on martial law and military rule in these types of scenarios, because it drives the population into hysteria.
After being deceived by the civilian governments and climate change deniers, when folks find out how things really are they turn on those civilian governments and climate change deniers, and all hell will break loose, ending that nation in some cases.
This pattern is what to expect on a global scale when the full force of a raging planet is felt after it is converted into a killing machine by the environment destroying civilization.
The warlord governments around the world can do little more than count and bury the bodies, as militarism of the N. Korean type emerges from the chaos.
The phenomenon called "global wierding" is not going unnoticed:
HuffPost's Ryan Grim and Lucia Graves recently tackled the issue, and discussed the strange occurrences happening worldwide with David Orr, a professor of environmental studies and politics at Oberlin College. Speaking on the dramatic climate records being set as of late, Orr said, "If you ask is this evidence of climate destabilization, the only scientific answer you can give is: It is consistent with what we can expect."(Huffington Post, emphasis added). The nay sayers would be embarrassed by their denial behaviour if they were intellectually honest.
17 countries have experienced new record highs so far this year, according to The Guardian, and scientists have confirmed that 2010 is on track to be the hottest year ever recorded. Russia has suffered its hottest summer on record this year, with multiple days of Moscow temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Pakistan hit the highest temperature ever recorded in Asia on May 26 at 128.3 degrees Fahrenheit. The Eastern United States cooked in a stifling wave of heat, as well. The AP reports that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has long predicted heat waves to become more common and intense, and has already observed an increasing pattern since the 1950s.
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