Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Government Climate Change Policy: Triage - 2

In the first post of this series (Sep. 2009) Dredd Blog saw the direction government sentiment for the care of the populace was going.

In a related post on the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon debacle, we revisited the idea in the post Triage: Still In Deep Water.

Those views were accurate.

At the same time the floodgates of the Mississippi River are being opened to unleash disaster on thousands of American people to protect thousands of American people (the Obama Administration announced a bi-partisan plan that could be called "Drill Baby Drill On Steroids").

The use of hydrocarbons (oil, coal, gas) instead of clean energy fuels is causing global warming, which is causing climate change, which in turn is causing the polar ice caps as well as the glaciers to melt.

This eventually puts too much moisture into the atmosphere which naturally turns into excess rains at various locations, which then eventually gets into the Mississippi and other large river systems.

That excess floods the land on its way to the oceans which are rising as an end result.

To turn up the drilling to further pollute and increase the warming is like increasing the speed of your vehicle after hearing that the bridge is out just ahead.

The longer term policy of the governments of the world condemns them as criminals:
In 1959 physicist Gilbert Plass warned in Scientific American that increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was causing climate change. In 1965 President Lyndon Johnson warned Congress of the risk. In 1979 the U.S. National Academy of Sciences warned against a wait-and-see attitude...
(Scientific American). The catastrophes that will kill millions were caused by a criminal attitude which identifies current civilization's governments.

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


  1. "It is indefensible for our federal government to demolish the social safety net that has made this country the economic and social wonder it has been for the last fifty years, while continuing to hand out more than $200 billion in subsidies to environmentally destructive industries." Link

    "A ceremonial vote over whether to end subsidies to major oil companies failed on Tuesday, with 45 Republicans and three Democrats voting to continue the tax incentives to the five largest oil companies.

    Atlhough the 52-48 vote broke down mostly along party lines, Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine split with the rest of the GOP to support the effort to repeal oil subsidies. Democratic Sens. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Mark Begich (D-Alaska), voted against the bill
    ." Link

  2. "The British government on Tuesday pledged to cut the country's carbon emissions in half by 2025 – an ambitious target which could be watered down unless other European countries cut their emissions accordingly." Link

  3. All that freash water, on the way to drown all those salt water loving oysters. Ranchers in Texas selling off cattle due to drought.

    Price of Oysters up, Beef down.

    Market based mentality.

    Where is the Great Yu when you need him?

    "What site did Kun design?
    What plan did Yu complete?"