The intent of this brief synopsis is not for use by nay-sayers of global warming and individuals who challenge the causes and the realities of climate change. There is unquestionably a growing and now overwhelming number of humans today who are currently showing up on survey after survey, stating saying they have become increasingly more concerned about the consequences of our fossil fuel driven world on our biological and physical world.
As this growingly malignant human-caused atrocity of global warming and extinction of all life on Earth continues — which is not too far-fetched from being called “murder” — by not only the U.S. Congress and State Legislatures in session, but also by none other than U. S. President Donald Trump and the fifty state governors in office; it is now virtually certain that rising greenhouse gasses (GHGs); albeit warmer temperatures, rising seas, flooding, drought, infestations, polluted air … all associated with rising GHGs and global annual average temperature increases … are on the increase.
Contrary to those who make light of individuals who express concern over the seriousness of this situation, calling them “pessimist” and “doom and gloom fanatics”, this is not a problem to laugh or be silly about.
The grave losses just now beginning to pile up will soon dwarf all other human and other premature loss of life, caused by all natural disasters since the planet’s existence, by all human initiated wars, by all disease and crash caused incidents and old age.
To have any hope in preventing this calamity, we must all toss away the comforts and complacency wreaked upon us by an unrelenting mass media, an all too permissive religious establishment, a corrupted and lackadaisical educational system; a fossil fuel system benefitting and subsidizing government, and instead take upon the duties of any civilized society and carry out massive, unfettered disobedience until non suicidal lifestyles once again become cause of end of life the way God had undoubtedly intended.
Source: “Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth”, Kenneth Boulding, April 4, 1917.
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.