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Worst Case Climate Scenario? We've Got It! Times 2

Two paragraphs from the British newspaper The Observer
about a Pentagon study:

"A secret report, suppressed by US defense
chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns
that major European cities will be sunk beneath
rising seas as Britain is plunged into a 'Siberian'
climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts,
famine and widespread rioting will erupt across
the world."

"The [secret] document predicts that abrupt
climate change could bring the planet to the
edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear
threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water
and energy supplies. The threat to global stability
vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts
privy to its contents."
This study was conducted in 2003, and the Pentagon has since refuted
it to be only a 'worst case scenario'. Well, guess what. This past year, the
data that has been flowing in is showing that the climate is changing as fast
as the worst case scenarios of our climate scientists!

- The rise in CO2 is above what they thought it would be.
- The increase in global and regional mean temperatures is breaking every
record, and is higher than they predicted it would be.
- The melting at the poles is more and faster than they thought it would be.
- The sea level rise is higher than they thought it would be.

In the past few years, everywhere the scientists look they find that things are
happening at or faster than the upper ranges of their previous predictions.(1)
The scientific reports from around the world about the accelerating changes
have not made it to the US corporate media, though.

US Chief Climatologist Dr. James Hansen released a report last week which
stated grave consequences for the human race if the gigantic task of reducing
green house gas is not quickly tackled.(2) He used stronger than usual
language about the severity of the looming climate change in an effort to get
things moving. His report was given little if any print in the US corporate media,
of course.

The subtitle of the report is "The Earth Today: Imminent Peril". It states "Instead
of sea levels rising by about 40 centimeters, as the IPCC predicts....... the true
rise might be as great as several meters by 2100." The huge difference here is
because the models have no data for the recent discovery of accelerating glacier
movements to the oceans caused by increased melt water at the glacier's bases

Climate is in a crisis

Global warming deniers are starting to move from "There is no global warming"
to "OK, the earth is warming, but it isn't caused by man". They are now trying
to convince us that the warming is natural, but these are just a few who are
being funded by the energy giants. They are succeeding, however, in clouding the
issue enough that the changes that need to be made are not happening.

It actually matters very little whether the warming of the Earth's climate is
caused by solar activity, or the Earth's orbital variations, or man's emissions
of CO2. There is not just one thing affecting the climate. There are many, and
they all contribute to the state of our changing climate.

Worst case scenario made even worse!

The situation is made extremely dire because of some disturbing circumstances
here in the US:

-The climate is very slow to react to the forces acting on it. And,
even if the entire world stopped using fossil fuels, the CO2 that is
in the atmosphere now has the power to accelerate the warming for
many decades. But most of us feel no change in the climate, so most
are not concerned.
- We hear conflicting reports (like we did from the tobacco companies)
being spewed from paid hacks that are essentially working for the
energy giants to keep the public ignorant.
- We would prefer to believe that it is not serious and that we do not
have to give up our gas guzzling cars.
- Our own government is watering down the scientists' reports, even
altering them to make the situation sound benign.
- The US media is not delivering the news on climate science from
from around the world that is telling us that the changes are happening
as fast as the worst predictions.
- China and India are thumbing their noses at us. They refuse to give
up the opportunity to make mega profits from their masses by curtailing
their industrial growth.
- The American people ARE becoming aware that the Halliburtons and
ExxonMobiles are in complete control of the US Government, and that
the wishes of the people along with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
are not in the thoughts of our elected leaders.

An excellent expose' of the Bush Administration's efforts at mis-informing the public
by Tim Dickinson is published in the current issue of the Rolling Stone magazine.
It tells in great detail the extent of their willingness to keep the truth away from us.(3)

From Emails made public by a recent FOIA request, the article in the Rolling Stone
said the "industry-formulated disinformation campaign designed to actively mislead the
American public on global warming and to forestall limits on climate polluters" was
"sanctioned at the highest levels of our government, in a policy formulated by the vice
president, implemented by the White House Council on Environmental Quality and
enforced by none other than Karl Rove."

If the American people were informed about the severity of the future climate change
they would be marching in the streets in the millions. But they are under-informed,
misinformed, and they seem not to care that they are being led off a devastating cliff by the
corporate world with the help of paid political hacks and a docile media.

Europeans are much more informed about the climate. Last year in England, 50,000
people marched in London in the largest ever demonstration against global warming.
Even that, though, is not enough to bring about the changes needed.

There is a huge, slow moving monster approaching that is barely visible. And to make
things twice as bad, the people are being kept in the dark by the energy industry and
their despicable minions. Dr. Hansen told us we have ten years to start reducing
CO2 emissions or the Earth will become "a different planet".

He said that three years ago.

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1) Why the recent Climate Report was so Harsh
 http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/04/09/18392772.php

2) Climate Change and trace gases, {full text] 6/19/07
 http://www.journals.royalsoc.ac.uk/content/l3h462k7p4068780/fulltext.pdf

also:
The Earth today stands in imminent peril
 http://environment.independent.co.uk/climate_change/article2675747.ece

3) The Secret Campaign of President Bush's Administration To Deny Global Warming
 link to www.rollingstone.com

you've just uncovered another motive for 9-11, congrats 26.Jun.2007 11:49

repost

Title: Climate Change,Pentagon's Weather Nightmare,& ANDREW MARSHALL as OZ WIZARD OF 9-11
Author: various
Date: 2004.02.22 04:48
Description: It seems that Andrew Marshall is the strategist, while front men like Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Cheney, Bush, and others are amanuenses and factotums.

In other words, Andrew Marshall is one of the people, like in the Wizard of Oz, of whom you are supposed to "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." However, he is pulling the strings and the one making the plans--particularly the plans for the Pentagon's "transformation/revolution" in military affairs, that is moving the US military into a 'quick-global strike in-and-out' organization--using unmanned air vehicles and global satellite surveillance of all kinds.

Notice Marshall's other concern: global environmental change.

The public construction of the 9-11 events as "international terror" link up with the same networks of Marshallites that are concerned with global environmental change.

The 9-11 story has provided them with their ONLY justification for the policies they want to implant across the world. Without 9-11, this Marshallite future would be dead on arrival.

This is an article about Marshall, from information freely available around the net, with some commentary about connections and appointment in the Bush Administration that were in place for by 9-11-01.

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/02/281049.shtml

Convergence for Climate Action August 8-14 Astoria,OR 26.Jun.2007 12:09

ant westcoast@climateconvergence.org

Come co-create an alternative to an energy-dependent world!

This August we would like to invite everyone concerned with the future of our planet and fed up with the fossil fuel empires arrogance to the West coast Convergence For Climate Action. Part networking and activist skills training, part community sustainability demonstration site, the convergence also aims to take collective action to stop the fossil fuel industry's regional expansion in its tracks.
We intend to bring individuals from across the West, environmental and social justice groups, local affected landowners, community activists and businesses together for this regional convergence, to create a space of collective empowerment to resist the fossil fuel empire and to push for "climate justice".
The convergence will be a mix of workshops, meetings, socializing, music, information sharing and action. With dozens of workshops in community organizing, our current energy state, climate and environmental justice issues, anti-oppression, and the latest techniques in sustainable living and design, participants will gain the skills and knowledge needed to forge a more sustainable planet.
We will put sustainability at the forefront of all our goals and responsibilities. Composting toilets, gray water systems, locally supplied food, recycling, reusing, veggie-powered shuttles and all the power coming from alternative technology will be used to lessen our impact and lower our carbon output. The convergence will be a living example of what a healthier life can look like.
To truly tackle climate change and enjoy the benefits of this new world, we must confront the fossil fuel empire as well as change our own lifestyles. Thus, the convergence will be the perfect place to plug into a building crescendo of protests and actions planned throughout and in the days and months afterward.
Today, with massive fossil fuel development projects planned at the mouth of the Columbia River, this iconic waterway is ground zero in the global struggle against the violence of the energy industry and for a livable climate future. The convergence will be situated near a community that is fighting a proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal on the Columbia River. Currently, LNG development is being met with local, community-based resistance due to the immense safety risks, environmental destruction, local economic impact, and social injustice related to this foreign fossil fuel. We are working with and supporting many of the local residents and concerned citizens in their campaign against LNG, as well as with activists resisting dams, highway expansions, nuclear and other forms of dirty and unjust energy.
The convergence will be a space for celebration, for kids and families, a place to socialize with friends old and new. As the organics, bicycle and land reclamation movements in Latin America have proven, there are solutions and so much to gain economically, ecologically, emotionally and physically. We intend to show that less energy intensive, less "stuff-centered" living is not just more environmentally friendly, but that less can be so much more FUN!

We also believe that anti-oppression work is vital to community organizing and building a movement to eliminate the exploitation of people and the planet and will have an anti-oppression policy throughout the event.
FREE childcare for KIDS toddler age and up; food and camping will be provided; Please contact us with special housing and food needs.
No one will be turned away, but if at all possible please register before hand so we can accurately predict food, etc.

Want to UN-PLUG the Fossil Fuel Empire? PLUG-IN to the PRE-Convergence Planning Festivities
Across the West Coast on July 15th!

(directions and rideshare info on website)

Carricane!!! RUN!!! NO STAND & FIGHT!!!
Carricane!!! RUN!!! NO STAND & FIGHT!!!