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Climate Change and its Disastrous Impacts on Earth and Humanity: Reclaiming Our Memories: how can we face a future of climate change if we have forgotten our past?
Climate change along with the disastrous effects it will have on the earth and humanity is being ignored by much of society. I differentiate between the earth and humanity because many people only relate to the problems that humans might suffer, not fully understanding that what damages the earth also damages us. During the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio, media headlines were screaming “We’ve only got 20 years to save the earth!” An environmentalist dryly pointed out, “No. The earth will survive. We have 20 years to save humanity.”

The troubling evolution of corporate greenwashing
The term “greenwashing” was coined in the 1980s to describe outrageous corporate environmental claims. Three decades later, the practice has grown vastly more sophisticated

The Climate Crisis and Imperialism
The outcome of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which concluded over the weekend in Paris, has been hailed almost universally by politicians and the press as a triumph of international collaboration that will pull mankind back from the brink of ecological disaster.

Read about these important topics: The global water crisis; Nestle-creep; the plight of sovereign Native Americans; The Climate and Imperialism; Who Owns the Earth?; Seeds of Change: The hope of a GOOD 'Anthropocene', and more )


'As many observers have noted, finding what will work is key, as the status quo is simply not an option.' (Photo: Pixabay/CC0)
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Climate Change is Here and Now, NOAA Report Warns

by Nadia Prupis, staff writer - Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - Common Dreams - See graphics!
Last year's record heat was fueled by a combination of the effects of global warming and one of the strongest El Niño events on record since at least 1950. (Photo: Project LM/flickr/cc)
Environmental records of all kinds are being shattered as climate change takes effect in real time...

Greenhouse gases highest on record.
Global surface temperature highest on record.
Sea surface temperatures highest on record.
Global upper ocean heat content highest on record.
Global sea level highest on record.
Extremes were observed in the water cycle and precipitation.

Scorching Global Temps Astound Climate Scientists
As wildfire rages in California, flooding affects millions in India and China, and eggs are fried on sidewalks in Iraq, global climate catastrophe is surpassing predictions...

"What concerns me most is that we didn't anticipate these temperature jumps," David Carlson, director of the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) climate research program, told Thompson Reuters Foundation late Monday. "We predicted moderate warmth for 2016, but nothing like the temperature rises we've seen."

Some really interesting and terrible stuff under the cut... )

The interactive 'Climate Explorer' map that lets you see exactly how global warming will affect your city!
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Sanders Says Climate Change Is a Central Election Issue: And Democratic leaders think younger voters will respond
PHILADELPHIA—Billionaire climate advocate Tom Steyer believes young Americans will cast more votes this year based on rising temperatures than in past presidential elections.

Climate change is already killing people: European heatwave caused by global warming in 2003 led to hundreds of deaths
- From June to August 2003 a heatwave in Europe led to hundreds of deaths
- New study shown a fifth of these were due to man-made climate change
- Climate change increased the risk of heat-related deaths in central Paris by around 70 per cent, the study found

NASA Says 2016 Hottest On Record So Far, Arctic Sea Ice Cover May Reach New Lows

Arctic sea ice crashes to record low for June

From mid-June onwards, ice cover disappeared at an average rate of 29,000 miles a day, about 70% faster than the typical rate of ice loss, experts say


Arctic sea ice: yet another record falls

A blanket of smoke from fires in Siberia is so huge it can be seen from nearly 1 million miles away in space

Satellite image of smoke from Siberian wildfires. (Source: NASA Worldview)

Millions of Dead Trees in the Sierra Nevadas Pose Unprecedented Fire Safety Hazard: SCE is working to mitigate the possible devastation caused by drought and beetle infestation, including wood chipping and removal of ‘zombie trees.’

There are an estimated 66 million dead trees in the southern Sierra Nevada. Jeffrey Moore of the Forest Service explains what it means for the region in the latest story in our series, Summer of Fire, on the state of California’s forests.

Good site: 66 Million Dead Trees, and more...

Lake Mead helps supply water to 25 million people. And it just hit a record low.


Water Knives in the Near Future — 16 Year Drought Brings Lake Mead To New Record Low

THE LATEST ON THE CALIFORNIA DROUGHT... )

The Latest on California wildfires: Emergency Declared on 2 California Wildfires
Acting California Gov. Tom Torlakson has now declared a state of emergency for both major wildfires burning in the state.

Climate change comes to the DNC - POLITICO
Climate change will move to center stage at the Democrat National Convention tonight in the form of a 5-1/2 minute movie directed by James Cameron and Maria Wilhelm, narrated by Sigourney Weaver...

Weather Disasters Can Fuel War in Volatile Countries: Droughts and other extremes can cause dangerous economic shocks
See also the related stories on Syria/ Climate/ Refugees/ US Military planning.
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This was published on April 19, but my guess is that um it still might be relevant...

NOAA: Monthly Temperature Reports Are ‘Sounding Like A Broken Record’ - Joe Romm, http://www.thinkprogress.org

"Last month was the hottest March on record by far, NOAA confirmed Tuesday. March was 2.2°F above the 20th century average. This anomaly (departure from “normal”) was “the highest monthly temperature departure among all months” in the 1880-2016 record...."



Read full article HERE.

See more HERE.
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Scientists Lead Huge Climate Change March in NYC

NEW YORK — Lab-coat-clad and picket-sign-wielding scientists were on the front lines of the People's Climate Change march yesterday (Sept. 21) along with hordes of students and others concerned about the planet's changing climate.

The march, organized to bring more public awareness to climate change effects and policies, was planned in anticipation of the UN Climate Summit that will meet at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan tomorrow (Sept. 23). The march was divided into six different themed sections and scientists marched in the "The Debate Is Over" section. Many carried signs with slogans like "We are the 97 percent consensus," "Science is not a liberal conspiracy" and "Friends don't let friends deny reality." - Over 300,000 people - READ MORE

- (Notes: RFK Jr. was prominent in this march, and made national news. I had a dream about RFK Jr., the same morning, Sept.21, w/ no prior knowledge(!) - Also relevant to WARMING minds: There was a large march in Russia against involvement in Ukraine,(!), and there was, of course, the vote regarding Scottish independence).
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Yay!... INTRO... )

Since this here post will probably be a cross-post to a few communities, here are the tags for each community. I urge you to check out the appropriate tag, and exhaust yourself reading and despairing, some fine Sunday morning!!!

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US protesters urge Obama to act on global warming - http://phys.org/news/2013-02-protesters-urge-obama-global.html

Encouraging!?!

(For more on Keystone, please see my previous post).
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Keystone pipeline protestors arrested - http://www.livescience.com/27117-nasa-climate-scientist-arrest.html

Daryl Hannah is on Thom Hartman show today; as is Bernie Sanders, who is big on addressing global climate change. Also, be sure to check out Bobby Kennedy Jr. on progressive, "Ring of Fire Radio," which discusses other important topics.

http://thomhartmann.com
http://sanders.senate.gov
http://www.ringoffireradio.com

Another post re: Keystone - http://madman101.livejournal.com/1328385.html
My LJ communities which need your support: [livejournal.com profile] w_a_r_m_i_n_g, [livejournal.com profile] bp_oil_oil_oil, [livejournal.com profile] eco_altrnatives, [livejournal.com profile] o_c_c_u_p_y. (Also see my own LJ tags for these and econ issues).
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In 1/2 hr, at 7:pm Central, WORT will have a local programme about the drought, on, "The Perpetual Motion Machine".

WORT 89.9FM Community Radio Station in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Providing listeners with an array of news and music. Listen Live - WORT 89.9FM Community Radio Station: Madison ... http://www.wort-fm.org/listen.php
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As a European satellite enters its second decade in orbit, it continues to observe the retreat of an Antarctic ice sheet, which has been dwindling due to warming. - http://www.livescience.com/19512-satellite-antarctica-ice-sheet.html
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Industrial pollution linked to 'natural' disasters:
Met Office research suggests industrial air pollution is largely responsible for changes in the temperature of the Atlantic Ocean which are linked to drought, flooding and hurricane activity. - http://ontd-political.livejournal.com/9525821.html

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