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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #1350 on: June 07, 2018, 05:58:55 pm »
Another from the Greatest Hits Collection.

The secretive Bilderberg elite are worried about the 'post-truth' world


The key topics for discussion at this year's meeting were published by its organizers Wednesday, giving an insight into what are deemed the most pressing issues in global affairs:

1. Populism in Europe

2. The inequality challenge

3. The future of work

4. Artificial intelligence

5. The U.S. before midterms

6. Free trade

7. U.S. world leadership

8. Russia

9. Quantum computing

10. Saudi Arabia and Iran

11. The "post-truth" world

12. Current events

Some issues like the rise of anti-establishment politics and populism in Europe, persistent inequality, the West's trick relationship with a resurgent Russia and Saudi Arabia and Iran's emnity have been around for a while. Others, like the rise of artificial intelligence and quantum computing, reflect uncertainty over mankind's relationship with technology.



They should be worried. They caused the problem and it will no doubt eventually bite them squarely on the ass. I can't wait.

Me, too.

Of all of the issues listed, the pone that has me perched on the top step of the dugout is AI. There is a reason the smartest guys in the room are worried about it. We have already fully demonstrated that our tech achievements have far outstripped our moral capacity. Doesn't take a whole lot of intellegence, artificial or no, to determine that a machine capable of learning from experience and refining its own algos could soon come to the conclusion that the solution to the problems of resource constraints on earth was to eliminate the resource consumers.

A couple of your ago, you may recall that someone made a computer that could master Go, which I understand is more complex than chess. In it, each player deploys pieces placed alternately on an initially empty board with victory going to the side that immobilizes their opponent by more effectively controlling territory.

The machine said, learned to master Go by training itself through practice, playing countless games against itself, learning from its mistakes and refining its algorithms accordingly. Over time it exceeded the skills of its human mentors. And in the fullness of time, an AI program named AlphaGo defeated the world’s greatest Go players.

Consider this as you reflect on the implications of self-learning machines—machines that acquired knowledge by processes particular to themselves, and apply that knowledge to ends unknown to us. Would such machines learn to communicate with one another? You read about the Facebook AI experiment with chatbots that the FB engineers had to shut down, because the bots were developing their own language.

Maybe I'm just superstitious, but every hackle in me raises at the prospect of a for all intents and purposes unsupervised technology which trains itself and keeps its own counsel. We might soon find ourselves like the Aztecs of Old Mexico, confronting armored Gods who are ten feet tall riding on massive animals, and who can point a stick and with a BOOM! end a life. Faced with a Spanish culture both awe-inspiring and incomprehensible, the natives were as children.

So may we be.


Well said.  AI can easily get out of control simply because the speed of action is so blindingly fast once a decision is arrived at. The Bilderbergers wouldn't mind a few billion of we-the-people getting bumped off by an armada of drones tasked with "balancing  planetary food resource demand" for the good of humanity, of course 😇 (). The problem for the elite parasites with their obligatory mega-sized carbon footprints is that AI has this peculiar habit of thinking things through and just might decide to bump off those that have the highest carbon footprint FIRST, as a matter of efficiency and logic 🤖




However, considering what the Bilderbergers consider to be a 'Present-Truth' world, I think it is rather Orwellian of them to be concerned about a 'Post-Truth' world. Their concern has always been about making sure the TRUTH was NOT known about how elites have irresponsibly and mindlessly plundered the people and the environment for centuries. That has not changed, despite the headline.
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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #1351 on: June 08, 2018, 04:52:00 pm »

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June 7, 2018



Judge Rules Pruitt🦖 Must Provide Evidence for his Climate Denial

Remember last March, when Pruitt’s scandal du jour wasn’t about trying to get himself a used mattress or his wife a fast food gig or wasting money on fancy pens or any of the other 10 scandals this month? Remember when all we were concerned about was how he said climate change wasn’t caused by human activity?

As it turns out, a federal judge hasn’t let herself be distracted by the increasingly outrageous revelations against Pruitt from that original concern. On Friday, US District Court judge Beryl Howell ordered the EPA to produce the evidence upon which Pruitt based his comments.

This could be a tall order, because, of course, there is no good evidence to suggest humans aren’t driving climate change. At least none solid enough to hold up in court.

But tobacco lobbyist-turned-fossil-fuel-defender-turned-shadow-EPA-admin Steve Milloy isn’t worried. He suggested on Twitter that Heartland’s climate report is all the proof Pruitt needs for the judge. 

Unfortunately for Milloy, a quick Google on that report brings up all sorts of reasons why it’s not going to pass any sort of courtroom scrutiny. Despite being named after the IPCC, Heartlands Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) report clearly lacks the credibility of its namesake. And it doesn’t take a law degree and years on the judicial bench to smell the BS: the school teachers who received the report in a mass spamming last year quickly saw through the sham.

As well they should. Heartland has issued NIPCC reports for years now and the content of each report relies on already-debunked denier talking points. For example, RealClimate debunked the 2008 report by pointing to pre-existing rebuttals. The 2009 and 2011 reports were overrun with cherrypicks, the 2013 report was zombie science, 2014’s was a joke, and 2016 took a fruitless run at the consensus.

And let’s not forget that deniers have already tried, and failed, to prove their denial in court. Perhaps, then, the courtroom will house the Red Team attack on climate science Pruitt has long tried to get going. But instead of being used to attack regulations, Pruitt will be playing defense.

Looks like Pruitt might get a chance to go to the mattresses after all.  

https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/stories/1060083483
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« Reply #1352 on: June 08, 2018, 05:40:17 pm »

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Judge Rules Pruitt🦖 Must Provide Evidence for his Climate Denial

Remember last March, when Pruitt’s scandal du jour wasn’t about trying to get himself a used mattress or his wife a fast food gig or wasting money on fancy pens or any of the other 10 scandals this month? Remember when all we were concerned about was how he said climate change wasn’t caused by human activity?

As it turns out, a federal judge hasn’t let herself be distracted by the increasingly outrageous revelations against Pruitt from that original concern. On Friday, US District Court judge Beryl Howell ordered the EPA to produce the evidence upon which Pruitt based his comments.

This could be a tall order, because, of course, there is no good evidence to suggest humans aren’t driving climate change. At least none solid enough to hold up in court.

But tobacco lobbyist-turned-fossil-fuel-defender-turned-shadow-EPA-admin Steve Milloy isn’t worried. He suggested on Twitter that Heartland’s climate report is all the proof Pruitt needs for the judge. 

Unfortunately for Milloy, a quick Google on that report brings up all sorts of reasons why it’s not going to pass any sort of courtroom scrutiny. Despite being named after the IPCC, Heartlands Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) report clearly lacks the credibility of its namesake. And it doesn’t take a law degree and years on the judicial bench to smell the BS: the school teachers who received the report in a mass spamming last year quickly saw through the sham.

As well they should. Heartland has issued NIPCC reports for years now and the content of each report relies on already-debunked denier talking points. For example, RealClimate debunked the 2008 report by pointing to pre-existing rebuttals. The 2009 and 2011 reports were overrun with cherrypicks, the 2013 report was zombie science, 2014’s was a joke, and 2016 took a fruitless run at the consensus.

And let’s not forget that deniers have already tried, and failed, to prove their denial in court. Perhaps, then, the courtroom will house the Red Team attack on climate science Pruitt has long tried to get going. But instead of being used to attack regulations, Pruitt will be playing defense.

Looks like Pruitt might get a chance to go to the mattresses after all.  

https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/stories/1060083483

I saw that about the judge. I have my doubt as to whether he'll be held to any kind of high standard, but it'll be interesting to see.

Maybe he'll quote 2nd Peter Chapter 3 verse 10 and say global warming is God's Will.

Which it might be.


Pruitt 🦀 is a pseudo-Christian, not a Christian. You have difficulties differentiating between the two. I get that. I get that you are, perhaps  ;), just being sarcastic because I pulled on your Kratuhammer praise "chain". 

You sir, know quiite well that Judeo-Christian Scripture is not a valid proof of just about anything, except, perhaps some mens rea , in a court of law, never mind  Climate Change Denial.

Pruitt 👹 is a Kochroach!


That said, it is true that Lawyer Pruitt is an old hand at legaleze duplicity, routine perjury, double talk and evasive bullshit. So, he can probably avoid being forced to admit, for at least a year, that Climate Change is REAL and caused by Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.
 
I get that too. Have a nice day.
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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #1353 on: June 08, 2018, 06:20:08 pm »



June 8, 2018

Marine Heat Waves, Changing Ocean Currents and Capitalism’s Threat to Life

SNIPPET 1:

June 8 is World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate and honor the oceans. Today, the oceans are under increasing threat. They’re being degraded by human society, so on World Oceans Day and beyond, let us commit to preserving and protecting the oceans, the source and basis of planetary life.

It would have been unthinkable not many years ago to imagine the impending death of the Great Barrier Reef. The world’s largest living structure and a world heritage site unsurpassed for its tremendous beauty, the Great Barrier Reef has been one of the planet’s most important ecosystems. Now, after consecutive years of prolonged, extreme marine heat waves in 2016 and 2017, one-half of the reef is dead.

Yet the reef, which has gone through immense challenges over millions of years of changing climates, is not entirely gone yet. Leading coral reef scientist Terry Hughes recently told the Guardian that, “The Great Barrier Reef is certainly threatened by climate change, but it is not doomed if we deal very quickly with greenhouse gas emissions. Our study shows that coral reefs are already shifting radically in response to unprecedented heatwaves.”

Further work from other research teams documented in April that globally, marine heat waves have increased in frequency and are of longer duration. Scientists from the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes and the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies published a study finding that between 1925 and 2016, marine heat waves occurred 34 percent more often, and lasted 17 percent longer. The result has been a 54 percent increase in the number of marine heat wave days happening each year globally.

The study brought together a range of ocean temperature data over the time period studied. Controlling for climate variability, the authors were able to determine that the increase in marine heat waves was related to an increase in sea surface temperature. “With more than 90 percent of the heat from human-caused global warming going into our oceans, it is likely marine heat waves will continue to increase,” said study co-author Neil Holbrook from the University of Tasmania.

The paper cites the impact of recent marine heat waves in a number of the world’s oceans, concluding that, “These events resulted in substantial ecological and economic impacts, including sustained loss of kelp forests, coral bleaching, reduced surface chlorophyll levels due to increased surface layer stratification, mass mortality of marine invertebrates due to heat stress, rapid long-distance species’ range shifts and associated reshaping of community structure, fishery closures or quota changes, and even intensified economic tensions between nations.”

The news of increasing ocean heat waves and their devastating impact is truly alarming, especially in connection with the many other signs of accelerating climate change and general ecological crisis, including in just the past several months.

Arctic, Antarctic Melt and the Ocean Conveyor Belt

An enormous waterfall gushes off the Nansen Ice Shelf. Credit: Jonathan Kingslake

SNIPPET 2:

The Problems of Trump🦀 and Capitalism

Faced with this situation of potential ecological catastrophe, Trump and his allies who wield power in the US, lie that global warming is a fabrication, a hoax, or impossible to confirm. They deny the overwhelming evidence and cover over clearly demonstrated science. But this isn’t just a denial of reality, as bad as that is.

This is, as The New York Times journalist Justin Gillis said of Scott Pruitt’s 🦀 denial of climate change, a “civilization-threatening lie.” This is a conscious act that sows confusion, denies people knowledge and prevents them from being able to respond to the existential danger climate change represents.

Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Interior Department and other agencies are moving as fully and as quickly as they can to overturn or eliminate every rule, regulation and barrier that stands in the way of fossil fuel 🐉🦕🦖 development and use.

Their goal is to protect the “freedom” of giant corporations to plunder the natural world to maximize their profitability, and to enhance US “energy dominance,” no matter the destruction it brings.

Full article:


https://truthout.org/articles/marine-heatwaves-changing-ocean-currents-and-capitalisms-threat-to-life/

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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #1354 on: June 08, 2018, 06:36:29 pm »
Pruitt is a tool. I hope they tear him a new ass in court. I just have my doubts.

I agree that he is a pseudo-Christian. A very dangerous pseudo-Christian. One of your "Christians". I get it better than you think I do.

I can tell good people from bad people without to much trouble, generally speaking. I just don't usurp the authority to pass judgment on whether other people are good or evil.

And I believe that almost everyone is perfectly capable of evil, given the right circumstances. 

Yeah, I was being sarcastic. It's a character flaw, I know. But it's a way I have learned to deal with certain kinds of frustration. I see irony almost everywhere.

Good day to you, too. Have a nice weekend.


I am not "passing judgement" on you, Krauthammer or Pruitt. You are a good man who calls em' like he sees em'.

 So am I. Good day to you too.




June 8, 2018

Marine Heat Waves, Changing Ocean Currents and Capitalism’s Threat to Life

celebrate and honor the oceans. Today, the oceans are under increasing threat. They’re being degraded by human society, so on World Oceans Day and beyond, let us commit to preserving and protecting the oceans, the source and basis of planetary life.[/i][/color]

SNIPPET:

The Problems of Trump🦀 and Capitalism

Faced with this situation of potential ecological catastrophe, Trump and his allies who wield power in the US, lie that global warming is a fabrication, a hoax, or impossible to confirm. They deny the overwhelming evidence and cover over clearly demonstrated science. But this isn’t just a denial of reality, as bad as that is.

This is, as The New York Times journalist Justin Gillis said of Scott Pruitt’s 🦀 denial of climate change, a “civilization-threatening lie.” This is a conscious act that sows confusion, denies people knowledge and prevents them from being able to respond to the existential danger climate change represents.

Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Interior Department and other agencies are moving as fully and as quickly as they can to overturn or eliminate every rule, regulation and barrier that stands in the way of fossil fuel 🐉🦕🦖 development and use.

Their goal is to protect the “freedom” of giant corporations to plunder the natural world to maximize their profitability, and to enhance US “energy dominance,” no matter the destruction it brings.

Full article:


https://truthout.org/articles/marine-heatwaves-changing-ocean-currents-and-capitalisms-threat-to-life/

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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #1355 on: June 09, 2018, 01:38:24 pm »
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Jun. 08, 2018 07:44AM EST


Hottest Month of May🔥 Ever Recorded in U.S. 
By Jake Johnson

SNIPPET:

Surpassing a mark set during the peak of the Dust Bowl in 1934, the continental U.S. just had its hottest May on record thanks in large part to the human-caused climate crisis, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Wednesday.

"For May, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 65.4°F, 5.2°F above the 20th century average," NOAA observed in its breakdown of the new data. "The first five months of 2018 were marked by large month-to-month swings in temperature, but when averaged, the contiguous U.S. temperature was 45.0°F, 1.6°F above the 20th century average and was the 21st warmest January-May on record."

"The warmth was coast-to-coast," Jake Crouch, a climate scientist with NOAA's National Center for Environmental Information, said in an interview with USA Today.

While acknowledging that tropical storms—in addition to other "climate anomalies"—played a role in driving up May's average temperature, Crouch told USA Today that the man-made climate change contributed significantly to the record-breaking heat.

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« Reply #1356 on: June 09, 2018, 06:35:05 pm »
The Big Wobble

Friday, 1 June 2018


Mexico burning! Life-threatening temperatures hitting 50 C (122 F) just 3.9 Celsius short of the hottest temperature ever recorded on our planet


Photo Servicio Meteorolico Mexico

A heat wave in Mexico that has increased temperatures to 50 C (122 F) in many areas has led authorities to declare a state of emergency, the country's National Weather Service (SMN) said Thursday.

According to the SMN, temperatures could rise to 50 C in the northern state of Sinaloa, the western state of Michoacan and the central state of Hidalgo, while temperatures in the rest of the country will exceed 30 C (113 F).

The SMN recommended residents to stay alert to announcements made by the National System of Civil Protection and by state and municipal authorities, as well as to take preventative measures such as staying hydrated and avoid excessive exposure to the sun.

Civil Protection declared a state of emergency in numerous municipalities throughout the country, allowing the use of federal funds to help states and local authorities assist residents during the heat wave.

The world's hottest ever temperature belongs to Death Valley at134.1 degrees (56.7 Celsius), set July 10, 1913, but Weather Underground does not believe it is a credible measurement:

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“The record has been scrutinized perhaps more than any other in the United States,” “we don’t have much more to add to the debate aside from our belief it is most likely not a valid reading when one looks at all the evidence.”

If you discard the Death Valley record from 1913, the 129.2-degree F (53.9 Celsius) reading from Mitribah June 2016 would tie the world’s highest known temperature, also observed in Death Valley on June 30, 2013, and in Tirat Tsvi, Israel, on June 22, 1942.

But Masters says the Israeli measurement is controversial.

Posted by Gary Walton at 8:14 am

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« Reply #1357 on: June 10, 2018, 12:17:49 pm »
If Venezuela continues to lose production, and price reacts as expected, US shale producers are just going to make a killing. They figured out how to continue to increase oil production at $50/bbl, goodness only knows what happens if they begin getting $100 or $150.

I sincerely hope Oil prices go above $100 or $150/bbl, but given the current situation in the Gulf fo Mexico ( Shell just opened a well they claim they can get gas from at SUPER cheap cost), the rapidly expanding Russian and other areas (excluding Venezuela , which is cratering) of fossil fuel production AND the cheap power from Wind and solar, that ain't gonna happen. The competition is just too fierce.

Shell Starts Production at Kaikias at $30 Break-Even Price 👀

June 1, 2018 by gCaptain

SNIPPET:

Shell Offshore, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, announced Thursday the early start of production at the first phase of Kaikias, which has an estimated peak production of 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), around one-year ahead of schedule.

Shell says it has reduced costs by around 30% at this deep-water project since taking the investment decision in early 2017, lowering the forward-looking, break-even price to less than $30 per barrel of oil.

“We believe Kaikias is the most competitive subsea development in the Gulf of Mexico and a prime example of the deep-water opportunities we’re able to advance with our technical expertise and capital discipline,” said Andy Brown, Upstream Director, Royal Dutch Shell. “In addition to accelerating production for Kaikias, we reduced costs with a simplified well design and the incorporation of existing subsea and processing equipment.”

Kaikias is located in the prolific Mars-Ursa basin around 130 miles (210 kilometres) from the Louisiana coast and is owned by Shell (80% working interest), as operator, and MOEX North America LLC (20% working interest), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., Ltd.

full article:

http://gcaptain.com/shell-starts-production-at-kaikias-at-30-break-even-price/

Unfortunately for the environment, (SEE: GUARANTEED Catastrophic climate Change ), there's a LOT more gas where that came from:  :P

Shell Makes Large Deepwater Discovery in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

May 25, 2018 by gCaptain

SNIPPET:

“Shell’s major, deep-water hubs are well positioned for production expansion through near-field exploration and additional subsea tiebacks,” the company says. “The company expects its global, deep-water production to exceed 900,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by 2020, from already discovered, established areas.”

The Appomattox host platform is owned by Shell (79%) and Nexen Petroleum Offshore USA Inc. (21%).

Full article:

http://gcaptain.com/shell-makes-large-deepwater-discovery-in-u-s-gulf-of-mexico/


Also, THIS threat to all things fossil fuel is NOT going to go away, but will continue to effectively exert downward pressure on oil and gas prices.




June 8, 2018 by Bloomberg

Next Offshore Wind in U.S. Can Compete With Gas, Developer Says

By Jim Efstathiou Jr. (Bloomberg) — Massive offshore wind turbines keep getting bigger, and that’s helping make the power cheaper — to the point where developers say new projects in U.S. waters can compete with natural gas.

The price “is going to be a real eye-opener,” said Bryan Martin, chairman of Deepwater Wind LLC, which won an auction in May to build a 400-megawatt wind farm southeast of Rhode Island.

Deepwater built the only U.S. offshore wind farm, a 30-megawatt project that was completed south of Block Island in 2016. The company’s bid was selected by Rhode Island the same day that Massachusetts picked Vineyard Wind to build an 800-megawatt wind farm in the same area.

Bigger turbines that make more electricity have cut the cost per megawatt by about half, said Tom Harries, a wind analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. That also reduces maintenance expenses and installation time. All of this is helping offshore wind vie with conventional power plants.

See Also: Massachusetts, Rhode Island Award Major Offshore Wind Contracts

“You could not build a thermal gas plant in New England for the price of the wind bids in Massachusetts and Rhode Island,” Martin said Friday at the U.S. Offshore Wind Conference in Boston. “It’s very cost-effective for consumers.”

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http://gcaptain.com/next-offshore-wind-in-u-s-can-compete-with-gas-developer-says/
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« Reply #1358 on: June 10, 2018, 03:00:36 pm »
In the known Universe they're are 2 Rules.

1) Play Nice

2) Share your toys

Pretty basic .....




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« Reply #1359 on: June 10, 2018, 05:31:56 pm »

https://www.wftv.com/news/trending-now/puerto-ricos-empty-shoes-public-demands-transparency-in-hurricane-maria-death-toll/761497993

PUERTO RICO – Over 400 pairs of empty shoes appeared in San Juan, Puerto Rico, outside the capital building on Friday.

It is a growing memorial to the hundreds of people presumed dead during or in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. This comes after a Harvard report published in the New England Journal of Medicineestimated that there were up to 4,600 more deaths than usual in the three months after Hurricane Maria.

Read: Study: Puerto Rico death toll ☠️ 4,600 higher post-Maria

Some independent experts questioned the methods and the number in that study.

Puerto Rico’s Institute of Statistics announced Friday that it has sued the U.S. territory’s health department and demographic registry, to obtain data on the number of deaths following Hurricane Maria, the AP reports.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello told CNN there would be “hell to pay” if officials do not release the death statistics.

The government released additional information Friday, saying an additional 1,397 overall deaths were reported in the aftermath of the storm, from September to December 2017, according to the Washington Post.

Officials have not released the cause of death in any of those cases.

A spokeswoman for the island’s health department, which oversees the demographic registry, did not respond to the AP’s request for comment.

Many officials and people in Puerto Rico believe the official death toll of 64 from Hurricane Maria is severely underestimated.

In February, Puerto Rico announced that a team of experts from George Washington University would lead an independent review of the official death count.

The group’s preliminary report was due before hurricane season began June 1, but the team has been granted more time. 
                                               

Az, Thank you for posting this. 

This is a tragic sign of things, far worse, to come due to Catastrophic Climate Change. 
 
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« Reply #1360 on: June 10, 2018, 08:50:08 pm »

https://www.wftv.com/news/trending-now/puerto-ricos-empty-shoes-public-demands-transparency-in-hurricane-maria-death-toll/761497993

PUERTO RICO – Over 400 pairs of empty shoes appeared in San Juan, Puerto Rico, outside the capital building on Friday.

It is a growing memorial to the hundreds of people presumed dead during or in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. This comes after a Harvard report published in the New England Journal of Medicineestimated that there were up to 4,600 more deaths than usual in the three months after Hurricane Maria.

Read: Study: Puerto Rico death toll ☠️ 4,600 higher post-Maria

Some independent experts questioned the methods and the number in that study.

Puerto Rico’s Institute of Statistics announced Friday that it has sued the U.S. territory’s health department and demographic registry, to obtain data on the number of deaths following Hurricane Maria, the AP reports.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello told CNN there would be “hell to pay” if officials do not release the death statistics.

The government released additional information Friday, saying an additional 1,397 overall deaths were reported in the aftermath of the storm, from September to December 2017, according to the Washington Post.

Officials have not released the cause of death in any of those cases.

A spokeswoman for the island’s health department, which oversees the demographic registry, did not respond to the AP’s request for comment.

Many officials and people in Puerto Rico believe the official death toll of 64 from Hurricane Maria is severely underestimated.

In February, Puerto Rico announced that a team of experts from George Washington University would lead an independent review of the official death count.

The group’s preliminary report was due before hurricane season began June 1, but the team has been granted more time. 
                                               

Az, Thank you for posting this. 

This is a tragic sign of things, far worse, to come due to Catastrophic Climate Change. 

I could not agree more. This is a vowel away from genocide. The kindest thing that could be said is that the death toll is a direct consequence of intentional neglect.

I will never forget that they sent the hospital ship "Comfort," and anchored the Bi tch offshore, the better to let innocents die. Fuc king Racist assholes...


You are exactly right. However, the mindset you described is not limited to the racists. 

The Nuevo Dia newspaper down there just posted a headline saying that, at last count, 68% of the those who died from Hurricane Maria were of "advanced age" (Edad Avanzada).

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El 68% de las muertes tras María fueron personas de edad avanzada | La boricua Alexandria Ocasio en carrera congresional por Nueva York

https://www.elnuevodia.com/

I guess that is anyone over 65. The hurricane helped eliminate a lot of pensioners. I imagine those fine upstanding banksters 😈 down there are pleased as punch to have less "useless eater" Puerto Ricans to interfere with their austerity measures to "help the economy" (the banksters 😈 are running the place, thanks to a US Court decision during the Obama Adminstration). Never mind that the pensioners who perished were school teachers or firemen or cops or road crews that worked 30 years to get that pension. So it goes.  :(
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Livestock Industry Greatly Underestimates Carbon Emissions, Endangering Paris Climate Agreement 🚩


June 11, 2018

By greatly underestimating their greenhouse gas emissions, the livestock industry is placing the Paris Climate Agreement in jeopardy because we do not know just how big an impact this industry is having on climate change

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DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada.

According to a groundbreaking index launched last week, meat and fish companies may be putting the implementation of the Paris climate accord in jeopardy by failing to properly measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions. According to the new index, which is named the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index, nearly three quarters of the world’s biggest meat and fish companies have provided little or no evidence to show that they are measuring or reporting their emissions.

Now here to discuss this with us is Maria Lettini. Maria is the director of the FAIRR initiative, an institutional investor network whose members manage assets of over $6 trillion. Maria has been working with investors for over 20 years, and within the sustainability space for over 8 years. At FAIRR she’s focused on helping investors understand and incorporate material, environmental, and social risks into their assessment of global food companies. And she joins us today from London, in the United Kingdom. Thank you very much for joining us today, Maria.

MARIA LETTINI: Thanks, Dimitri. It’s a pleasure to be here.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: Maria, Why don’t you start by telling us about the FAIRR initiative. Who established this initiative, and what is its mandate?

MARIA LETTINI: So, the FAIRR initiative is an institutional investor network. It was founded by Jeremy Coller, who’s the CIO and founder of Coller Capital, which is a private equity secondaries firm based here in London. Jeremy founded the initiative two years ago, really with the aim of providing information and research to institutional investors so they could better assess the risks in the intensive industrialized animal agriculture sector, and really explore opportunities to meet the needs of a growing population in a way that mitigates risks with human health sector and the environment.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: In the battle against climate change, how important would you say it is to ensure full disclosure by the livestock industry of its greenhouse gas emissions, and of limiting those emissions, as well?

MARIA LETTINI: I would say it’s absolutely crucial. You know, 14.55 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions come from the animal agriculture sector, and that’s more than the entire global transport sector. And if you include the inputs into the sector, so broader agricultural commodities, it’s over one third of global greenhouse gas emissions. So that’s, that’s huge. I mean, it also pays a contribution in that it’s the number one cause of deforestation, globally. And so not only are we cutting down forests and our carbon sinks, but we are contributing on top of that by the emissions from the sector itself. So it’s the number one user of arable land today, and also the number one cause of Amazon deforestation.

So the animal agriculture sector, you know, is contributing, but it’s also being impacted by climate change. So rising temperatures and increasing drought also impact this sector, and the fact that this affects animal productivity, as well as costs associated with growing the animals.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: And in your view, what are the most important takeaways for investors and policymakers from the index you’ve just launched?

MARIA LETTINI: I’d say that companies just purely are not publicly disclosing how they’re managing these risks. We think that that’s absolutely crucial to be able to understand the, the magnitude of the sector. So from antibiotic use and the overuse in this sector in order to prop up the system, to water use and manure management issues, and back to the emissions that you mentioned just previously, we need to understand how companies are managing this risk, these risks, and in this industry as a whole how, what the plan is in order to mitigate the risks across this entire sector. It’s important to, to realise that most of the sector isn’t disclosing as they should.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: How do you think governments should respond to the apparent failure of so many livestock companies to measure and their report their greenhouse gas emissions adequately?

MARIA LETTINI: I think governments have a lot to think about, because business as usual is not going to get us to a 2 degree scenario. In our index we’ve assessed that over 73 percent of the companies had little or no disclosure around greenhouse gas emissions, and only 4 percent of the companies actually reported emissions that were really associated with the animal agriculture production business. So for example, enteric fermentation. And I think the governments are really going to understand, need to understand the magnitude of the problem here. And corporate reporting is certainly the first step, before thinking about the various solutions and the transition pathways.

So, you know, I assume governments will be thinking about efficiency improvements such as looking at improved feed for livestock, or even changing product mixes. And so at FAIRR we talk a lot about plant-based proteins, and the move away from animal, animal protein products. And so I think governments will begin looking at consumption patterns, and taking into account the negative implications to human health posed by antibiotic overuse in the sector, or overconsumption of meat, and the greater, the growing incidence of disease. As well as other environmental impacts, such as air pollution from these farms, and increasing incidence of lung, of lung ailments resulting from communities around these farms.

So I really think that animal agriculture sitting at the very core of many of the risks associated with the food sector, and it will be a real light bulb moment, perhaps for the entire capital market, the government. You know, we see this sector influencing commodities, as well as producers in this index, but right downstream to the processors, the retailers, the restaurant chains, and our supermarkets. So really, the animal protein sector really sits at the core of all the capital markets, and certainly makes up a significant portion of investor portfolios.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: Well, we’ve been speaking to Maria Lettini, the director of the FAIRR initiative about a new index relating to greenhouse gas emission disclosure by livestock companies. Thank you very much for joining us today, Maria.

MARIA LETTINI: Thank you.

DIMITRI LASCARIS: And this is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network.

https://therealnews.com/stories/livestock-industry-greatly-underestimates-carbon-emissions-endangering-paris-climate-agreement

Agelbert NOTE: The (not exceeding) 2º C target is also one of those wishful thinking scenarios that do not have a snowball's chance in hell of being adhered to. The meat industry is just one more polluter out there that is not doing ZIP to stop our headlong path to plus 4º C AND BEYOND before 2100, NOT AFTER.




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« Reply #1362 on: June 14, 2018, 05:30:00 pm »
Learn why climate Change, an existential threat, is not treated as an existential threat by most people plus the facts about several other important issues we all face.

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« Reply #1363 on: June 15, 2018, 01:28:52 pm »
When Did You Become Aware Of The Ongoing Collapse of Civilization?

I first became aware that Business as Usual (BAU) was a death sentence for human civilization by reading Counterpunch in the late 1990's.

I continue to be suspicous of the peak oil movement simply because it is a back door defense of massive price hikes in fossil fuels. The very idea that fossil fuels are "precious to civilization" is the height of Orwellian discourse. Yes, they boosted the standard of living for a period of time, but the COST of that boost has been, and increasingly is, degraded democracy, a SEVERELY degraded biosphere, strife, misery, slave wages, more wars, more pollution and eventual collapse. Fossil fuels were NEVER a "free lunch".


I will ALWAYS refuse to accept the BULLSHIT that those massively polluting fossil fuels are "precious" AND "indispensable" to the survival of human civilization.


I refuse to allow the peak oil meme to become a convenient "supply and demand" manufactured artificial scarcity excuse for the Profit over Planet BASTARDS 🐉🦕🦖 😈 👹, who got us into this mess in the first place, to profit even more.

 








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« Reply #1364 on: June 17, 2018, 04:36:58 pm »
The following sea level rise is baked in. Absolutely nothing that is done, no matter how gigantic the effort, will stop this from happening.

That does not mean we should not try, but any Climate Change mitigating  effort must be based on preserving the biosphere for future generations. It's too late to stop this and the next TWO generations from experiencing massive, worldwide Catastrophic Climate Change.

The timing of this sea level rise is still in question, but its inevitability, due to the PRESENT amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, is not. 👨‍🔬


The Fossil Fuel Industry, and those who presently profit from using fossil fuels, do not care.

Tomorrow is Yesterday...

Short term profit is ALL the Fossil Fuel Industry, and those who presently profit from using fossil fuels, care about, period.


Full Fledged 5 Alarm Climate Emergency In Antarctica

June 16th, 2018 by Steve Hanley

Using the Earth as a community toilet is finally having the effects scientists have been warning us about for decades. But as the Earth burns, our leaders have fiddled, frittering away nearly every chance to rein in the destruction before it is too late. Now the point of no return may be upon us.


The latest report — known as the “Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-Comparison Exercise” — was published in the journal Nature on June 13. It collects input from 84 climate scientists at 44 institutions around the world. The researchers used three different ways of measuring ice loss on the world’s southernmost continent.


Three Measurements, One Result

First, according to The Atlantic, they measured the gravity field of the Antarctic ice sheet. We rarely think of ice as having a gravitational effect but it does, just like the moon. Satellites like those used in the NASA’s GRACE program can measure that gravitational field from space.

Second, researchers aimed radar and lasers at the surface of Antarctica to detect its surface altitude, which they can then combine with knowledge of ice physics and topography to compute its balance. Third, by measuring the velocity of moving glaciers (often with GPS), researchers can calculate how much snow is being added to a glacier and how much is disappearing into the sea.

Antarctica ice loss

“These are completely independent data sets,” Beata Csatho, a geophysics professor at the University of Buffalo, tells The Atlantic. “We didn’t know until a few weeks ago where our results would sit relative to each other. It was a very nice surprise to see our results sitting right where they should be.”

“This is the gold standard in terms of demonstrating that ice sheets are changing,” adds Robin Bell, a professor of geophysics at Columbia University, who was not involved in the paper. “You have three measurements, three approaches, from three different instruments, and they all show pretty much the same thing.

Rate Of Ice Loss Is Accelerating

What they show is that the rate of ice loss in Antarctica has tripled in the past 5 years. Rob DeConto, a professor of climatology at the University of Massachusetts, refers to a chart showing the amount of ice lost over time. “If you look at the figure — it’s not a straight line going down, it’s like a downward-bending banana,” he tells The Atlantic. “That’s acceleration. You don’t have to be a statistician to see the pace of mass loss is increasing.”

The pace of change in Antarctica is not uniform across the continent. The fastest losses are appearing in two glaciers in western Antarctica known as Thwaites and Pine Island. If the pace of melting continues unabated, a phenomenon known as marine ice cliff instability may occur, sending the ice in those areas tumbling into the sea. The result could be as much as a 4.5 foot rise in global sea levels by 2100, putting more than 150 million US homes underwater. That got Bill McKibben’s attention.

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 Truly truly distressing news from the Antarctic today, where a new study finds ice loss has tripled over the last decade.

That's a strong sign that things are coming unglued, and that we need to act very fast to go fossil-freehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/13/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-in-a-decade-if-that-continues-we-are-in-serious-trouble/?utm_term=.db5177bdfc52 …

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Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues we are in serious trouble. washingtonpost.com
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The east coast of the United States is particularly vulnerable because of gravity. We don’t normally think of ice and gravity together, but the volume of ice in the Thwaites and Pine Island glaciers is so huge, it exerts a gravitational tug on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, drawing some to that area just as the moon affects the tides. If those glaciers melt, the effect on the east coast will be amplified by 25%.

Rob DeConto, a professor of climatology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, tells The Atlantic, “This should get people’s attention, especially here in North America. This little hook where the ice is going into the ocean, it’s at the worst possible place in terms of its impacts on North America. For every centimeter [of sea-level rise] from West Antarctica, Boston feels one and a quarter centimeters. And that extends down the East Coast.”

An Anomaly Exploited

The professional climate deniers funded by the Koch brothers  and the fossil fuel industry 🐉🦕 🦖 have seized on an anomaly in the data to claim all this melting ice emergency is just a bunch of hooey cooked up by climate scientists eager to keep the research funding flowing. In East Antarctica, there has actually been an uptick in the thickness of the ice this century — proof, these charlatans proclaim, that the whole climate change thing is giant hoax.

The most recent data shows that trend had ended and a decrease in ice thickness had begun. “East Antarctica has begun to contribute to sea-level rise,” DeConto. “It’s actually become a source now. That’s where most of the ice is — it’s vastly bigger than West Antarctica.”

If West Antarctica ice melt can add over 4 feet to global ocean levels, what will the effect be if melting occurs in a part of Antarctica that is “vastly bigger?” The answer to that question seems painfully obvious. The video below makes the consequences clear.


Try to imagine what will happen when all the people who live in areas of the United States where rising sea levels will inundate their homes are forced to move. Will the people in the rest of the country welcome them with open arms? Will the United States even survive as a nation when large chunks of its territory sink below the waves?

Will this new study spark action to stop burning fossil fuels? It didn’t seem to have had much impact on the leaders of the G6 + 1 in Canada last week, who issued a weasel-worded statement about trying really, really hard to meet the goals of the Paris climate accords. And it certainly won’t have any effect on Charles and David Koch or the people who perseverate on Hillary’s emails.

If the history of humanity is any guide, the chances of the world coming to its senses to combat global warming any time soon are somewhere between slim and none. The only thing that will save us from ourselves is if combating climate change becomes profitable. Then and only then will the world as we know it have a chance of surviving.

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/16/full-fledged-5-alarm-climate-emergency-in-antarctica/
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