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Another Sad Day for Life on Earth as Apathetic American Politicians and Brainwashed American Public Leads the Way for Earth to Continues It’s Path Toward Oblivion

As a young boy growing up in the 1950’s and 1960’s in Appleton,Wisconsin, the first really big political and world news that I read that exposed me to the precariousness of our existence in the world was the gunning down of our president, John F. Kennedy, on November 22, 1962.

Inaugurated as president on January 20, 1960, After he was sworn into office by Chief Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, I watched and listened attentively to President Kennedy articulate a positive future for the world, starting with our own country, bu not forgetting the rest of our Western Hemisphere, nor the remainder of the world’s countries, many whom are continuing today to be economically struggling, several on the verge of massive starvation, famine, deadly heat waves, extreme weather patterns, and submergence by rising ocean waters and relentless rainfall and all- consuming fires causing unimaginable losses and extinction of species.

To make matters worse, we have a president who cares only in “Making America First”, and who doesn’t appear to recognize previous treaties signed by preceding U.S. presidents, in such vital topics as greenhouse gas and particulate emissions and nuclear weapons proliferation in the world, increasing the possibility of nuclear war that could end all life son earth.

To Be Continued …

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Now The Atlantic Ocean’s Current Has Slowed!

We now know it to be true that our plant has warmed, primarily as a result of our burning fossil fuel and paving over the landscape, thereby adding to the existing volume and concentration of greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere. Those gases, such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, capture a significant amount or heat that radiates from Earth’s surface after the Sun’s rays strikes the surface.  But those same gases are emitted from jets, cars, trucks, trains, ships, construction vehicles,  military land, water and air travel vehicles, electric power generating plants, and by many other fossil fuel burning sources from human generated greenhouse gas sources.

Our paving over of billions of acres of CO2 consuming Earth’s plant life with Portland cement, asphalt and overlaying structures on our the earth’s have replaced the green life that once absorbed carbon dioxide from Eaerth’s atmosphere, resulting in more oof that gas. Being left in the atmosphere for warming the planet. As a result, the surface air and waters  have warmed close to 2 degrees above what they otherwise would have been had humans not been around.

So we humans have permanently altered and warmed the surface of the planet. This iOS now plainly visible by not just the rise in sea water and shrinking ice cover at the poles and mountain tops around the surface of the earth, but also the increase in severity of damaging, injury and death causing weather related  physical disasters BY FIRE, FLOODS, HEAT AND DRYNESS AND SEVERE STORMS AROUND THE WORLD, A which has already caused a STATE OF CRISIS FOR MANY POPULATION. Sadly, these types of disasters to our human animal populations are growing worse and worse. For each and every day people on earth continue about their usual business using fossil fuels to obtain energy (by burning them – natural gas, oil and coal), paving over the carbon dioxide consuming green space on the planet, the possibilities for heading off an impending worldwide calamity by the end of this century grow slimmer and slimmer.

We now know it’s true the ability of our Earth’s oceans and atmosphere to safely absorb our continuing additions of the above greenhouse gases HAS MAXED OUT. To See more detail, please read or listen to: “Ocean Shock: The Climate Crisis Beneath the Waves” – With Maurice Tamman, journalist contributor to Reuters news agency, interviewed on WORT-FM’s A Public Affair, November 26, 2018.

WORT-FM radio in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S., broadcasted a show interviewing the author of this artical last week.  The show was on the program called “A Public Affair” at noon on November 26, 2018. WORTFM RADIO freely available for anyone to hear – 24 hours a day – on the internet at WORTFM.ORG.

UN-International Anti-Poverty Day

From this day forward I pledge to do everything possible that is in my means to elliminate hunger and poverty in this city (the City of Madison) in Wisconsin, the United States, and especially the continents of Africa, South and Central America, and numerous Island counties faced with rising sea level caused mostly by too much fossil fuel burning in the developed countries; in my opinion, this makes it morally imperative for all people living the American dream of “the haves”, to help out those living in this and other countries who are “the have not”, and who therefore must live their lives in poverty — before time runs out on humanity on this planet, likely to occur before the end of this century.

let’s face it, there has already been way too much suffering, by far too many, to say nothing about the billions of children who, for the most part unknowingly face an uncertain and perhaps miserable life due to the certain to but overwhelmingly negative consequences of human-caused climate change. All animals of every species on this planet are similarly in peril.

There so little time remaining, please join me in making this pledge, to begin as soon as possible following this important day in the history of life on Earth, the only known planet in the Universe that contains an environment capable of supporting life as we know it.

Thank you.

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U.N. Secretary General Warns of a Dangerous Tipping Point on Climate Change

António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, called climate change “the                                                                           defining issue of our time.”

“Living is easy with eyes closed. Misunderstanding all you see.” – from The Beatles song: “Strawberry Fields Forever”, written by John Lennon, released in February 1967.

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“Time keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking; into the future.” – Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like an Eagle” song, written by Steve Miller, released in May 1976.

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Steve Miller Band performs on the ‘Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ at the NBC Studios September 12, 2003 in Burbank, California.

Warning of the risks of “runaway” global warming, the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, on Monday called on global leaders to rein in climate change faster.

“If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change,” Mr. Guterres said at United Nations headquarters in New York.

“Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and we are at a defining moment,” he said. “Scientists have been telling us for decades. Over and over again. Far too many leaders have refused to listen.”

His remarks came with countries around the world far short of meeting the goals they set for themselves under the 2015 Paris accord to reduce the emissions that have warmed the planet over the last century. The next round of climate negotiations is scheduled for this year in Poland.

One of the big tests at those talks, which start Dec. 3 in Katowice, will be whether countries, especially industrialized countries that produce a large share of global emissions, will set higher targets for reducing their emissions.

“The time has come for our leaders to show they care about the people whose fate they hold in their hands,” Mr. Guterres said, without taking questions from reporters. “We need to rapidly shift away from our dependence on fossil fuels.”

Mr. Guterres’s speech came days before a high-level climate meeting in San Francisco, spearheaded by Gov. Jerry Brown of California, meant to demonstrate what businesses and local leaders have done to tackle climate change.

The United Nations chief seems to be taking a page from Mr. Brown’s playbook. He, too, is looking beyond national leaders to make a difference. He has invited heads of industry and city government leaders to his September 2019 climate change forum in an apparent effort to increase pressure on national governments.

The Paris Agreement aims to keep temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius from preindustrial levels in order to avoid what scientists call the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.

But few countries are even close to meeting the targets they set under the Paris pact. And an assessment by the United Nations found that country targets so far would achieve only one-third of the global target.

Mr. Guterres sought to make the case that a shift away from fossil fuels like oil and coal would create jobs and bolster economies. Rebutting critics who argue that such a shift would be costly, he called that idea “hogwash.”

He cited the steps private companies are taking to wean themselves away from polluting fossil fuels — including a hat tip to the insurance company Allianz, which has promised to stop insuring coal fired power plants — though he said such actions are plainly insufficient.

“These are all important strides,” Mr. Guterres said. “But they are not enough. The transition to a cleaner, greener future needs to speed up.”

He warned that governments were not meeting their Paris Agreement commitments and goaded world leaders to step up.

“What we still lack, even after the Paris Agreement, is leadership and the ambition to do what is needed,” he said.

Mr. Guterres did not mention any countries or any heads of state by name. But looming large over his remarks was the leader of world’s most powerful country: President Trump, who has dismissed climate science, rolled back environmental regulations and vowed to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord.

FoBy Somini Sengupta
Sept. 10, 2018

Correction: September 9, 2018
An earlier version of this article included quotations from an advance copy of Mr. Guterres’s speech that were ultimately not used in his address at United Nations headquarters. He did not use the phrase “break the paralysis” referring to global action on climate change, nor did he use the words “government backsliding.”

Somini Sengupta covers international climate issues and is the author of “The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India’s Young.

Fly Like an Eagle – Lyrics
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
I wanna fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
‘Till I’m free
Oh, Lord, through the revolution
Feed the babies
Who don’t have enough to eat
Shoe the children
With no shoes on their feet
House the people
Livin’ in the street
Oh, oh, there’s a solution
I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
‘Till I’m free
Fly through the revolution
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the

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Scientists Newest Prediction: Global Temperatures Will Be Unusually Warmer Than Previously Predicted

 

earthparis-minSOURCE:  The Washington Post

The past four years have been the four warmest ever recorded — and now, according to a new scientific forecast, the next five will also probably be “anomalously warm,” even beyond what the steady increase in global warming would produce on its own.

That could include another record warmest year, even warmer than the current record year of 2016. It could also include an increased risk of heat extremes and a major heat event somewhere in the Earth’s oceans, of the sort that has triggered recent die-offs of coral reefs across the tropics.

“What we found is that for the next five years or so, there is a high likelihood of an anomalously warm climate compared to anomalously cold,” said Florian Sevellec, a scientist at France’s National Center for Scientific Research, who co-authored the study published in Nature Communications with Sybren Drijfhout of the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.

Earth is warming, but this does not mean that every year is warmer than the previous one. Rather, there is an overall warming trend — meaning that each successive decade tends to be warmer than the last — but also plenty of bouncing around among individual years in how hot they get.

One key determinant of a year’s temperature is what scientists sometimes call the climate’s “internal variability,” as opposed to the contribution of human-released greenhouse gases. The new forecast for 2018 through 2022 arises from projecting how this internal or natural variability will play out.

During the global warming “hiatus” during the 2000s, for instance, these internal factors, such as oscillations in Earth’s oceans, helped keep the planet somewhat cooler than it might otherwise have been and blunted the pace of warming — launching a long-running scientific debate and 1,000 political talking points.

Now, though, these same internal factors are poised to do the opposite, says the new research (whose authors also note that their technique can successfully capture the earlier “hiatus”). And assuming that the steady rate of global warming continues, that means already rising temperatures will get an added boost.

The study mines data from 10 existing climate change models, or simulations, to determine which do the best job of capturing how natural factors are contributing to the planet’s temperature. Then it projects forward using the same simulations to see how these factors will play out over the next five years.

It’s important to underscore that the result is a forecast based on probability — not a certain outcome. The study finds a 58 percent chance that Earth’s overall temperature from 2018 through 2022 will be anomalously warm based on these factors, and a 69 percent chance that Earth’s oceans will be.

This includes, for Earth’s oceans, “a dramatic increase of up to 400% for an extreme warm event likelihood” during 2018 to 2022, the study reports.

Already, 2018 is shaping up to be a pretty warm year — although not record-breaking. For instance, the period from March through May of this year was .87 degrees Celsius (1.57 degrees Fahrenheit) above the planet’s average from 1951 to 1980, making that the third-warmest such stretch in the temperature record, according to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

It’s too early to determine where the year as a whole will rank. According to NASA, 2016 was the warmest year on record, followed by 2017, 2015 and 2014.

Two scientists that The Post asked about the new research had different views.

The study “offers a new and promising low-cost approach to forecasting near-term variations in global average surface temperature,” said John Fyfe, a climate scientist at the Canadian Center for Climate Modelling and Analysis. “Results indicate that internal variations in the climate system will likely cause the surface to warm substantially above that expected from increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere — at least for the next five years. This is important information for scientists, policymakers and society writ-large.”

But Gavin Schmidt, who directs the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said that the size of the effect isn’t very large, noting that for 2018, the technique predicts just two hundredths of a degree Celsius of added warming for the planet as a whole.

“Let’s be clear, being 58% confident that 2018 will be 0.02ºC above the forced trend . . . is not practically significant (even if it might be skillful),” Schmidt wrote in an email.

He also noted that the central factor in determining unusual warmth in any given year is whether it is an El Niño year — as 2016 was. But while scientists are monitoring whether Earth is or isn’t trending toward El Niño, the study does not attempt to predict that.

Schmidt also questioned whether the warm incursion implied by the new study would be as significant an event as the global warming “pause” or “hiatus” of the 2000s.

“Note that the ‘hiatus’ was an issue because it went against the mainstream narrative, a slightly higher couple of years won’t. And as we have stressed for decades, it’s the long-term trends that matter,” he wrote.

There’s one thing nobody can deny — the next 54 months (including this July, for which the temperature has not yet been reported by NASA) will definitively test the new forecast.

“It is one study, and what will be interesting is that now there will be a lot more that we’ll also test and try to see if our prediction is right or not,” Sevellec said.