Monday, July 18, 2011

Embryonic Look At Civilization's Future - 4

One of the purposes of this series is to inform us that "global warming", "global climate change", or "global weather weirding" is something that has been happening for a long time now.

Those posts also point out the common myth fostered by the MOMCOM media that global climate change is something that may happen way off in the distant future.

We pointed out that was wrong; really, really, really WRONG:
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.
(New Government Climate Change Policy). That same magazine which in 1959 pointed out that climate change was already taking place back then, has now made it clear to those who still have foggy notions:
The evidence is in: global warming has caused severe floods, droughts and storms ... More violent and frequent storms, once merely a prediction of climate models, are now a matter of observation.
(Scientific American, June 30, 2011). As if that was not bad enough, other catastrophes are here now, and it is also ugly:
A high-level international workshop convened by IPSO met at the University of Oxford earlier this year. It was the first inter-disciplinary international meeting of marine scientists of its kind and was designed to consider the cumulative impact of multiple stressors on the ocean, including warming, acidification, and overfishing.

The 3 day workshop, co-sponsored by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), looked at the latest science across different disciplines.

The 27 participants from 18 organisations in 6 countries produced a grave assessment of current threats — and a stark conclusion about future risks to marine and human life if the current trajectory of damage continues: that the world's ocean is at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history.
(State of The Ocean, emphasis added). Grave threats to human life is serious is it not?

Last year, last month, last week, and yesterday the global weather weirding killed people and other life, so it is not just a potential threat, nor is it the only ever present real danger here and now in The Sixth Mass Extinction.

Read about the nut jobs in Washington, D.C. who think that a lie trumps scientific observation.

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


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