Our planet is deeply in peril. Despite warnings from the scientists as far back as that humans continuing to conduct The extreme weather this year around the world, including the U.S., and the continuing smashing of longtime weather and climate records over the bast two decades, such as record ice melting at the poles and Earth’s many mountainous glaciers, have demonstrated the direction our planet is heading. It’s no longer in doubt we humans are the cause. But our federal and many state governments (Wisconsin being one of them.) have continued refuse to acknowledge
But only a few scientists will publicly say it since that would make them “doomsday scientists” who are considered not credible. Or they would be silenced and prevented from speaking freely about the subject of Earth’s atmosphere exceeding its limit of greenhouse gases before the cascades in nature cause worldwide calamities and destruction.
EPA Climate Scientists prohibited to speak at this week’s National Estuary Program in Rhode Island. This silencing of federal scientists on the subject of global warming and its consequences has been going on upwards of 17 years, when my brother, Patrick J. Neuman – a long time and respected National Weather Service (NWS) flood forecasting employee of the federal government, responsible for forecasting flooding in the Midwest states, including Wisconsin and Minnesota where he and his family lived.
Pat spoke out often about his growing concerns regarding the consequences of human caused global warning in his conversations with other coworkers and his supervisors in 2000. But when it came to presenting his information to the public at the NWS’s presentations at the Mall of America in early 2000, “higher ups” at the NWS prohibited from going and participating in the program.
He was subsequently told to pack up his things and vacate his office in Channhassen. Minnesota, where the National Weather Service Midwest Regional office is located, 6 months before he was eligible for his pension. However, the next day, NWS officials realized Pat had filed a notice of discrimination action (based on religion) which the NWS had failed to act on. They subsequently allowed Pat to work at home for the remaining 6 week period so he would not lose his pension, provided he sign a nondisclosure contract that kept the NWS blunder secret.
My twin brother, Pat, committed suicide on June 29, 2009.
About Mike Neuman
Identical twin; Long-time advocate of protection of our environment; Married; Father to three sons; Grandfather to one granddaughter; Born and raised in Wisconsin; Graduate of University of Wisconsin; post graduate degrees in agricultural economics and Water Resources Management fro UWMadison; Former School Crossing Guard for City of Madison; Bike to Work for 31 years with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Retired from DNR in 2007; Biked to school crossing guard site 2 X daily for 7 years retiring in 2019; in addition to being an advocate of safeguarding our environment, I am also an advocate for humane treatment of animal, children, and people in need of financial resource for humane living. I am presently a Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Madison, Wisconsin.
I oppose all long (>500 miles) distance travel (via fossil fuel burning) for nonessential purposes and all ownership of more than one home.
I am opposed to militarism in any form particularly for the purpose of monetary gain.
I am a Strong believer in people everywhere having the right to speak their minds openly, without any fear of reprisal, regarding any concerns; especially against those in authority who are not acting for the public good?in a timely fashion and in all countries of the world not just the U S..
My identical twin, Pat, died in June 2009.
He was fired from his job with the National Weather Service despite having a long and successful career as a flood forecaster with the Kansas City National Weather Service. He took a new position in the Midwest Regional Office in Minneapolis.
Unfortunately, Pat’s work for the NWS went sour after he began to see the evidence for concern about rising global temperatures shortly after relocating to Minneapolis, and how they appeared to effect of flooding on the Red River that flows out of Canada before entering the U.S. in North Dakota.
. Pat and I conversed on a regular basis with other scientists on the Yahoo Group named “Climate Concern “ and by personal email. The NWS denied his recommendation to give his public presentation o n his research at the “Minneapolis Mall of America” in February 2000, which deeply affected h,im. I will h He strongly believed the information ought be shared with the public to which I concurred. That was the beginning of the vendetta against my brother, Patrick J. Neuman, for speaking strongly of the obligations the federal government was responsible for accurately informing the citizenry.
A way great similar response to my raising the issue of too many greenhouse gases being emitted by drivers of vehicles on Wisconsin highway system, my immediate supervisors directed: “that neither global warming, climate change nor the long term impacts upon the natural resources of Wisconsin from expansion of the state highway system were to be any part of my job requirements, and that I must not communicate, nor in a memorandum to all the bureau, shall any person who works in the same bureau I do communicate with me, neither verbally on the phone, by email.