Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Damage Has Been Done - 5

In the previous post in this series we focused on the issue of worldwide drought.

The state and federal governments in the United States seem to be morphing into a stupor of thinking, or a lack of thinking.

These stupefied elected officials suppose that reports of environmental pollution, which is causing the mass extinction of species, climate change, and serious danger to civilization itself, is a political issue.

Not only that, a large group of House members in the GOP even think that global warming is a laughing matter, because they have been told as much by a for-profit "think tank" (see video).

That think tank also said the same thing about cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer, and convinced the courts and government of that lie for years, even as thousands died in reliance on their lies.

The criminal minded think tank is being paid by big oil to say that global warming is a big hoax which scientists the world over is playing on the seven billion people of the world.

Meanwhile, back in reality, in this post we focus on green house gas emissions once again:
Last year, emissions from burning fossil fuels rose by 5.9%, bringing the total rise since 1990, the baseline year for calculating emissions under the Kyoto protocol, to 49%, an average rate of increase of about 3.1% a year ... The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change, found that global carbon emissions were likely to carry on increasing at a rate of about 3% per year. It was accompanied by another study offering new proof that climate change is linked to human activities, in burning fossil fuel ... These two new results offer a stark message. Human carbon emissions are certainly disturbing the climate system upon which we depend, and in spite of the economic slowdown, and despite all the efforts by governments, businesses and people to reduce them, our emissions are reaching new highs. The climatic consequences, already emerging, will grow over time, and are irreversible.
(Guardian, quoting Journal Nature: Climate Change). The Obama Administration has been as bad or worse than those before it, so there seems to be no avoiding severe catastrophe and extinction of innumerable species.

And this comes at a time when the microbial sciences show that we humans are individual ecosystems composed mostly of microbe cells, not human cells.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post is here.

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