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What’s up with global warming and U.S. position

Please listen to the entire segment through the segment on Congress ordering the canceling only satellite – which was already built – to measure the loss of ice from Antarctica under current conditions.

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Latest Climate Science Report: Global Warming is a Slow-growing International Emergency that Must Be Stopped, NOW!

 

Immediate Action that Greatly Reduces Total Annual Greenhouse Gas Additions From Human Activity to the Atmosphere Is Needed NOW!  Here’s my suggestion:

The government should pay (annual sum at the end of a year) to individual and families who pollute THE LEAST (or not at all) during that year. Generally speaking, those are the individuals who drive and fly the FEWEST miles on an annual basis (or not at all); and those households who use the LEAST amount of energy derived from fossil fuel burning, on an annual basis.

For details – click on “ABOUT THIS BLOG”, which is on the homepage of this blog. I will be updating that page to give higher amounts than the sums listed there due to the urgency of reducing the threat of faster warming, which will increase the already huge cost of current and future global warming related environmental destruction of our planet.

Like in the Steve Miller Band’s song:
 “Fly Like and Eagle”:  

“Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping; in the future.”

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Planet Earth Closer to Nuclear Annihilation than Ever Before

Thanks to boisterous words spoken by the President of the United States of America to the United Nations Assembly (whole World) 2017 September 19, many are saying Earth is closer to total annihilation NOW, either by nuclear warfare or, ultimately, by GLOBAL WARMING, (due primarily to a TOO THICK accumulation of GREENHOUSE GASES in its atmosphere, and originating from its HUMAN POPULATION burning WAY TOO MUCH  FOSSIL FUEL, and paving away WAY TOO MUCH of its carbon sequestering surface vegetation in the last 150 years) — that its surface temperature WILL EXCEED the level required for sustaining life.

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Need to Increase Annual Reward Rewards for Individuals and Families That Successfully Minimize their Carbon Footprint

Because countries like the U.S. and states such as Wisconsin have shown great reluctance to take any meaningful steps to cut annual greenhouse gas emissions released from their jurisdictions, especially by the transportation and utilities sectors of their economies, it is more important than ever for government lawmakers at the state and federal level to provide higher financial incentives than even those suggested in my Concern NOW proposal. The incentive tables need to be updated to provide more drastic and timely reductions in GHG emissions, since the world could be on the verge of what planetary scientists call “runaway global warming”, where the speed of global warming is amplified by positive (more) warming in the system; in essence, the current warming sets other warming forces in motion, creating a compounding effect. This is a very real and dangerous condition that must be avoided at all costs.

Therefore,the Conserve, NOW incentives plan is being revised and simplified as follow:

 

Our Federal, State and Local Governments Have Failed Us All, Big Time, on Human Caused Global Warming, the Many Increasingly Severe and Costly Extreme Weather Events Occurring this Century Already, and Projected to Continue Worsening Global Warming Impacts, Which Will Especially Affect Every Child Living Today, and Every Other Creature that Lives on the Surface Now and in the Future

Our country’s and other countries’ federal, state and local governments continue to be negligent by not sufficiently taking on the necessary actions to bring human-caused global warming and the countless impacts of global warming caused climate changes, extreme and dangerous weather occurrences, rising and changing oceans, lakes, rivers and the many regions of the world. Concerted and effective actions by all citizens of the world that will bring about the necessary reductions in emissions from all people, businesses, organizations, institutions and governments to protect all who live on Earth and future inhabitants of Earth. The actions are already late. However, the adage that such actions are “better late than never” most certainly applies since to continue adding to the already accumulating volume of those gases in Earth’s biosphere (atmosphere and water bodies) is most definitely going to amplify the negative and increasingly dangerous physical,social and economic changes to our world and planet.

A famous civil rights leader, who lived in the last century and who’s birthday is celebrated every January in the United States, and recognized as an official U.S. holiday, once said: “the time is always ripe to be right” (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.). That is equally applicable to everyone fighting global warming by reducing their daily, monthly and annual greenhouse gas emissions to a flat minimum, and without anymore delay!

27 Large Wildfires Burn 180,000 Acres – and Counting – Across the Western United States

27 large wildfires are burning across the West

More than 8,400 firefighters across the West battled dozens of wildfires Thursday that forced thousands of local residents to pack up families, pets and personal treasures to flee the advancing blazes.

Twenty-seven large fires were burning nearly 180,000 acres, the National Interagency Fire Center reported, as the region continued to pay a steep price for a recent, record-smashing heat wave that combined with low humidity and wind to create a perfect storm for wildfires.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson warned that hot and dry weather through the weekend will only exacerbate wildfire danger.

“The only relief Mother Nature will offer will be at night when winds diminish and the relative humidity rises slightly,” he said.

More than 4,200 square miles have burned so far this year, almost the size of Connecticut. The number represents an alarming 30% more than 2016’s total year-to-date, and 2016 was an above-average year.

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National Interagency Fire center spokeswoman Robyn Broyles blamed the big burn numbers on a very active spring fire season in the Southern Plains followed by the heat, wind and lightning the Southwest has experienced.

In Arizona, the Goodwin Fire about 100 miles north of Phoenix was one of six large fires burning across the state. Dewey-Humboldt resident Terry Thompson squeezed five people, four dogs and two cats into a 2005 Jeep Liberty not long after his wife, Angie, picked up the phone to hear the recorded evacuation notice.

Like hundreds of others displaced or left on edge by the 21,000-acre wildfire, the Thompsons had to keep ahead of the blaze, which was listed as just 1% contained early Thursday.

“I’m still in shock,” Terry Thompson said. Angie Thompson grabbed some keepsakes on their way out the door: “photos, photo albums, our safe. Oh, and baby shoes. Bronze baby shoes.”

Authorities lifted the evacuation order Thursday for the 1,400 residents of Thayer, but thousands in other communities remained out of their homes. The Information Center for the Goodwin Fire warned that for the next couple days the fire had a “high spread potential … with southwest winds of 15-20 mph and gusts up to 30.”

Gov. Doug Ducey, who declared a state of emergency, visited the scene and met with responders Thursday.

The fire follows more than a week of record-setting high temperatures across much of the West. Phoenix set a string of daily records last week and reached 119 degrees one day. Temps have eased, but summer remains summer — this week’s daily highs have been a more seasonal 108 degrees.

The nation’s largest fire, the Brian Head Fire, has been burning for almost two weeks in southwestern Utah, 250 miles south of Salt Lake City. The fire had consumed more than 50,000 acres early Thursday and was 10% contained.

There was good news for some locals when the town manager in Brian Head announced that an evacuation order was scheduled to be lifted Friday — just in time for a holiday weekend celebration that won’t include fireworks.

Some area communities won’t be so lucky, but Brian Head Town Manager Bret Howser said power was restored and Internet and phone repairs were expected to be completed sometime Friday.

“We invite everybody to come share in our Independence Day celebrations, thank the brave firefighters, help our local businesses recover and see how beautiful Brian Head still is!” Howser said in a Facebook post.

The news was also brighter near Burbank, Calif., where scores of homes were ordered evacuated Wednesday ahead of a small but fierce wildfire. Firefighters quickly gained control of the blaze, and the evacuation order was lifted hours later.

Contributing: Scott Craven and Ronald J. Hansen, The Arizona Republic

Story by John Bacon,USA TODAY,June 29, 2017
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