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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1890 on: September 01, 2019, 04:24:04 pm »
John Doyle - Climate reality check for UN humanitarian agencies
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John Doyle is a long time staff member of the EU in Brussels with over 2 decades of responsibility in the environmental area.  He is about as frustrated and disillusioned with what he has experienced as one can get, after all that time and effort he's spent trying to strengthen environmental laws and practices in the EU and among its trading partners, only to see the weak, lack of, and/or counter-productive responses. 

Stuart Scott was asked to make a 'reality check' presentation in May 2019 in Geneva Switzerland, to UN agencies with responsibility for humanitarian impacts of climate change.  With a new cancer diagnosis, Stuart was unable to travel and John provided a highly qualified alternative speaker.  In thanks for his effort, and the strong presentation he made, we are offering it here.

The presentation was said to have shaken up UN HQ in New York when screened there for senior staff.  Diplomacy is the art and science of posturing, distortions and fabrications about underlying false mental positions about reality.  We are operating under a global political network of self-delusional agencies and individuals who seem to believe that if they just keep repeating a false narrative about reality it will become true and real.

Parties to the climate talks need to stop talking so much and start acting.  But for this to happen, the world's citizens need to take them to account.  The Student Strikes and other civil disobedience are what's needed, but much more of it.  One day a week of student striking is an inadequate response for a future being stolen for a full seven-days a week forever.

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« Reply #1891 on: September 02, 2019, 09:06:54 pm »
Grand Bahama is being destroyed by :(.
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« Reply #1892 on: September 03, 2019, 07:33:38 am »
The hellish future of Las Vegas in the climate crisis: 'a place where we never go outside'



The Clark county death investigator Jill Roberts vividly recalls the sunny 115F (46C) afternoon last summer when she entered a Las Vegas home with no functional air conditioning. The indoor heat felt even worse than the broiling temperature outside. She climbed up the stairs, through thick, stifling air, landing in a third-story bedroom where the resident had died in sweltering conditions. The room had no fan and the door was shut. It felt as if it couldn’t get any hotter.

“Our elements are unforgiving. Especially on those 115F days, it doesn’t take a lot,” Roberts told the Guardian. “In that situation I’ll go stand in the sun in the 115F heat to do my paperwork as opposed to staying in the house because it’s that hot.”

The coroner’s office in Clark county, which encompasses Las Vegas, often records heat as a contributing factor to accidental deaths. There are hikers succumbing to lethal temperatures in the surrounding desert and heat-related deaths in cars and homes when occupants forgo cooling. Roberts has seen homeless people with post-mortem burns from collapsing on hot streets.

[float=left][/float]. And it will get worse. Las Vegas is the fastest warming city in the United States, its temperatures having risen 5.76F since 1970. A June study of coroner data by the Las Vegas-based Desert Research Institute found a correlation between heat waves and heat-related deaths in southern Nevada, both of which, they say, are on the rise. And a recent Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) report warns that without global action to reduce carbon emissions, the city will likely experience 96 days of heat above 100F by the end of the century, including 60 days over 105F, and 7 “off the chart” days that would break the current heat index.

Every city has its own challenges in adapting to climate change, even those that are supposedly accustomed to severe heat. In Las Vegas, a laissez-faire attitude toward growth has allowed high temperatures to become even more deadly, and the scorching heat now threatens the city’s basic functionality.

Like the tourist guzzling alcohol by the resort pool, smiling and flirting until he faints from dehydration, southern Nevada has welcomed unfettered development since the 1930s – the advent of the home cooling era – when its population began to double in size nearly every decade despite limited water resources and increased drought. The resorts have long been the economic driver. Over a third of the area’s workforce is supported by the 40 million visitors a year who descend on their gargantuan hotel towers, bustling casinos and massive convention halls. And as tourism grows, so does the population.



During the boom years before the 2008 housing crisis, hundreds of miles of desert landscape were paved over with heat-absorbing asphalt and concrete, worsening a “heat island” effect in the cauldron-like valley. Outward growth also led to vehicles motoring further across the sprawling metropolis, increasing heat-trapping carbon emissions.

Now, with growth having continued each year since 2011, and new home developments returning to boom-era levels, Sin City is reckoning with a future that looks downright hellish.

“The thing about Vegas is, we always do feast and famine,” said Tick Segerblom, a former state senator who now sits on the Clark county commission, which governs the Las Vegas Valley. “We never bother to say, ‘Where are going? What are we doing?’”

During summer months, when Las Vegas city buses break down notoriously often, many pedestrians carry umbrellas to protect their skin, and those without cover often “shadow walk”, following the shade of palm trees, signs and buildings to avoid direct exposure to a sunshine that can cause humans to overheat.

The city’s poorest residents are most at risk. Fans and cooling systems can save lives, said Jill Roberts, the coroner office investigator, “but some people just don’t have the funds to fix their air conditioning or have working equipment.”



Hundreds of homeless people living in the city choose to camp in storm drains rather than sleep above ground – another dystopian irony to the city’s reputation for glitz and glamor. Those who dislike the tunnels often have to work hard to stay cool. Marcy Averett, 49, and her husband spend 15 hours a day collecting recyclables. But each day before they set off, they buy ice.

“I have to have cold water. I don’t know how people do it with hot water,” she told the Guardian on an August afternoon as she dragged a shopping cart filled with aluminum cans out of the blistering sun, into the shade of a highway overpass. An orange cooler hung from the side of her cart. Averett had a spray bottle to mist her face and neck, and applied lip balm as we spoke. “I put medicated moisturizer on my lips constantly, all day every day, and my lips are still ****. It’s this heat.”

Like many other rapidly warming cities across the United States, Vegas has only recently begun to reckon with its future.

“The real question is, do we want a place where we just go from our houses to our cars to our offices, and never go outside because it’s too hot?” Segerblom, the former state senator, asked. “How many months of the year is that tenable?”

Rachel Licker of the Union of Concerned Scientists warned that southern Nevada’s productivity and essential services will become increasingly stressed as temperatures rise – construction projects will slow or stop more frequently to ensure worker safety; police and postal workers may be impacted; and since studies show school children perform worse as temperatures rise, teachers may need to adjust testing schedules and standards for days if not months at a time.

Meanwhile, power surges may become more common if increased demand overwhelms electrical grids, leaving the people most sensitive to heat illness such as children and the elderly without a cooling system when it’s needed most.

“Even though people in Las Vegas might be used to high levels of heat, it’s going to get even hotter, and we don’t know how much they’re going to be able to withstand,” Licker said.

As Las Vegas Valley reaches its limits, many in the community believe now is an opportune time to contemplate the future of the city. “What do we want to be when we grow up?” said Segerblom. “Is there a way to manage this valley that’s good for the quality of life of the citizens of Nevada, not just for the tourists and hotels?”

He noted that while state and federal policies get the most media attention, municipal governments can impact the environment just as well. Planting more native trees and shrubs, enforcing energy-efficient building standards, zoning to promote upward rather than outward growth, and developing alternatives to blacktop roads and concrete sidewalks are all policies that could have a major impact.

To lessen its own carbon footprint, the city of Las Vegas already began powering all government buildings and streetlights with renewable energy in 2016. The state’s largest energy consumers, the multi-thousand room hotels and casinos on the strip, have also made environmental sustainability a priority in recent years. MGM Resorts has over 20 acres of solar panels atop the Mandalay Bay convention center, and much of the electricity flowing through properties like the Bellagio, Luxor and New York, New York comes from a solar array in the Mojave Desert.

“We do feel it’s our responsibility to find innovative ways to use less energy and procure clean energy for our resorts,” said Mark Campbell, MGM Resorts’ executive director of sustainability. The company also donates unserved banquet food to a local food bank and uses smart thermostats to avoid cooling vacant rooms.

For their part, Nevada voters passed a ballot initiative requiring state utilities to get 50% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030. As a constitutional amendment, the proposal needs to pass a second time to take effect. But state lawmakers made that vote moot by adopting the standards on their own, on Earth Day 2019, through a legislative bill that received unanimous support. Nevada is rare state now in which reducing carbon emissions has become a bipartisan concern.

In seeking more access to clean energy sources, the state hopes to get ahead of the dilemma posed by longer and more intensive air conditioning seasons that amount to more greenhouse gas emissions spewed into the air.

“Heat is currently the top killer for weather-related hazards in the United States,” said Licker. “Those kinds of numbers would just get worse if we’re headed toward really significant climate change.”

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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1893 on: September 03, 2019, 12:47:17 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Thank God Dorian is now moving away from Grand Bahama. Hurricane Dorian Finally Moving Again; Hurricane Watch Extended into North Carolina

"Life-Threatening Inundation" - Hurricane Dorian Set To Hammer The East Coast All Week Long
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Update (1100ET): Some relative good news - AP reports that Hurricane Dorian has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm.

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This is the worst natural disaster that the Bahamas have ever seen.
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A scene of devastation in Abaco #hurricanedorian


For hour after hour, Hurricane Dorian has remained almost stationary over the islands, and the devastation is immense.  Power poles are being snapped like twigs, vehicles are being tossed about like toys, and thousands upon thousands of homes have already been destroyed.

However, as End of The American Dream's Michael Snyder notes, while the good news is that Dorian is now just a Category 4 storm, the bad news is that it will continue to move at a “glacial pace” for the rest of this week.

Bands of heavy rain are already pummeling Florida, and the storm is going to slowly crawl up the east coast in the coming days.  In fact, according to the latest projection the storm will still be south of Washington D.C. on Friday afternoon.


And remember, this is just a forecast.  If the track of the storm deviates to the left just a little bit, Hurricane Dorian will actually make landfall somewhere along the east coast.  The following is an excerpt from the update that the National Hurricane Center just released…

Dorian remains nearly stationary just north of Grand Bahama Island. A slow west-northwestward motion is expected to resume overnight and continue into early Tuesday. A turn toward the northwest is forecast by late Tuesday, with a northeastward motion forecast to begin by Wednesday night. On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Grand Bahama Island into Tuesday morning. The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late Tuesday through Wednesday evening and then move dangerously close to the Georgia and South Carolina coasts on Wednesday night and Thursday.


But even if the eye never makes landfall, this storm will still have a tremendous impact on communities all along the east coast over the course of this upcoming week.

In fact, evacuation orders were just issued for a million more people…

The governors of South Carolina and Georgia ordered at least 1 million people to evacuate their coasts beginning Monday after Hurricane Dorian left devastation in the northwest Bahamas and headed for the U.S. East Coast.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp both announced mandatory evacuation orders to take effect at noon Monday in advance of the slow-moving, Category 5 hurricane.

In addition, it is being reported that more than 1,200 flights were canceled on Monday alone…

Airlines have canceled about 1,275 Monday flights within, into, or out of the United States because of Hurricane Dorian as of 4:30 p.m. Eastern, according to flight tracker FlightAware.

Florida airports account for the bulk of the cancellations, with Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport topping the list after the airportannounced plans to close at noon Monday. According to FlightAware, there are 548 flight cancellations to and from Fort Lauderdale, home to big operations for Southwest, Spirit and JetBlue.

Even though wind speeds have diminished a bit, Dorian remains an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane, and everyone should be taking it very seriously.

Just look at what is happening in the Bahamas right now.  According to the Daily Mail, the main airport is currently “under five feet of water”…

In the Bahamas, Dorian brought gusts of 225mph and up to 30 inches of rainfall on Sunday, wrecked 13,000 homes, tore down power lines and left Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport under five feet of water by Monday morning. Experts have also warned of a possible storm surge that could send destructive waves crashing into the coast.

Dorian is the second-strongest Atlantic storm on record, and the joint-strongest ever to make landfall, after it barreled into the Bahamas with wind speeds of 185mph on Sunday.

Of course the Bahamas have seen many hurricanes before, but in all this time there has never been a storm quite like this…

Before Dorian, its worst storm was the 1932 Bahamas hurricane, which passed by with 160 mph winds as a Category 5. Hurricane Andrew in 1992 also passed just south of Dorian’s Bahamian landfall zone but wasn’t nearly as strong as Dorian.

Thousands of homes have literally been swallowed by rising water, and even residences that are 20 to 25 feet above sea level were in danger of being engulfed.

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Many local residents were not able to escape the flooding, and that included an 8-year-old boy that was the very first reported fatality from the storm.

In the end, the total death toll is likely to be quite high, but that isn’t stopping some idiots from going out in the middle of the storm and trying to perfrom ridiculous stunts for social media…

Several videos posted on social media have shown people in the Bahamas braving the dangerous conditions during the Category 5 hurricane.

One man shared a clip of himself battling strong winds and being soaked by rain, saying he was 80 miles away from the eye and yet still dealing with awful weather.

While footage thought to have been filmed in Marsh Harbour, Nassau, the Bahamas, showed a man trying to navigate a small boat in the choppy waters.

The east coast is the next target for Dorian, and meteorologists are telling us that it will be pummeling the coastline all week long.

And this could potentially just be the beginning, because at this point the National Hurricane Center is tracking four more storms…


As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, the National Hurricane Center is keeping track of four potential tropical systems that could become the next tropical depression and possibly Tropical Storm Fernand.

As of 8 a.m. Monday, the most likely candidate is a tropical wave that formed off Africa that was first investigated on Friday is now located 300 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. It’s moving northwest across the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean, the hurricane center said.

So if you live in the Southeast, continue to get prepared, because it looks like this could definitely be “a September to remember”.

We live at a time when hurricanes are getting bigger and more powerful than ever before, and scientists tell us that it is just a matter of time before a disaster even worse than Hurricane Katrina happens.

Let us pray that such a disaster is put off for as long as possible, and let us also be in prayer for those in the Bahamas that are suffering so much right now.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-09-03/life-threatening-inundation-hurricane-dorian-set-hammer-east-coast-all-week-long

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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1894 on: September 03, 2019, 03:55:49 pm »


This screenshot is quite good. We have known everything we needed to know for some years, and have just not cared. Somewhere in my reading today I came across the assertion that in order to make a difference, people in the developed world will have to live on one sixth of their current income/standard of living.

If you listen carefully, you can hear the collective "fat chance" from the wealthy, and
"You first" from the rest of us.


True that about the sentient termites (i.e. the ethically bankrupt = wealthy).

Please do not include me in the rest of us. I have publicly advocated for living with the power cut off from my house for 12 hours a day (not "you first", but all of us, including businesses, at once) in summer (AND winter) for well over a decade, for the purpose of reducing polluting energy use. Yeah, I have not actually hit the main power panel switch 12 hours a day (see: ALL of us together). I haven't turned it off at all. Still, my use is WAY BELOW what the average American wastrel considers "necessary". On top of that. Green Mountain Power is moving fast to 100% renewable energy. 

I have been frugal to a fault for at least 20 years. Though my "life style" may be considered too far above that of a slave in Africa to be "sustainable" by the hairsplitters (and hydrocarbon hellspawn out there, of course), I am 100% certain that if everyone on this planet had not bought any clothing, including shoes, for the last 12 years, gone without a water heater for the last four years (4 gallon "showers" - once a week or less frequent, period ;D), gone without a microwave oven for the last two years, driven less than 2000 miles a year for the last 13 years, despite saving 30% of my small pension a year, stayed OUT of the stock market in general (and hydrocarbon corporation stocks in particular), the biosphere would have a fighting chance AND the mammon worshippers would be a lot less popular and planet killing "prosperous" than they are now. I am not part of the Age of Stupid.

I learned of a bit of good news today. We take what we can. Reality is slowly (perhaps too slowly, but it's better than nothing), overcoming 🐵 Wall Street Hydrocarbon Hellspawn worship.



The article has some "supply and demand" BULLSHIT happy talk about "the abundance of fossil fuels out there now," as if this was a temporary thing. It's NOT. For proof of that, just look at a hydrocarbon stock I warned the fossil fueler MKing to drop about four years ago. I told him it was going to tank and WHY it was going to tank.

He laughed it off. I hope he kept lots of SLB (Schlumberger) stock in his portfolio.

SLB was around $86 a share when I issued the warning. It's been all downhill since then. This year the hill turned into a cliff.

 

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« Reply #1895 on: September 03, 2019, 04:52:12 pm »
September 3, 2019


Alaska's Sea Ice Completely Melted for First Time in Recorded History

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During one of the hottest Julys on record, all of the sea ice within 150 miles of Alaska's shore melted for the first time in recorded histroy. In Iceland, the Okjökull glacier, which once covered 16 square kilometers, is no more, and in Greenland, the ice sheet lost an unprecedented 12.5 billion tons of water in a single day in August. As the planet melts before our eyes, we are witnessing the death of a world we have known and the beginning of another that portends drought, wildfires, famine, disease and war.

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« Reply #1896 on: September 04, 2019, 04:12:40 am »
CNN Is Giving 2020 Democrats 7 Hours To Talk About Climate Change 👍👍👍

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The 🦕🙊 DNC voted down holding an official presidential climate debate. TV networks have stepped up. 👍

CNN will host a seven-hour marathon of interviews with 10 presidential candidates about climate change on Wednesday beginning at 5 pm Eastern as part of its climate crisis town hall. A live stream of the town hall will air on CNN.com. You can also stream it via CNN apps on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, and Android TV. The forum will also be broadcast on SiriusXM Channels 116, 454, 795, and the Westwood One Radio Network.

Here is the format:
•Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro will be interviewed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at 5 pm ET
•Entrepreneur Andrew Yang will be interviewed by Blitzer at 5:40 pm
•California Sen. Kamala Harris will be interviewed by Erin Burnett at 6:20 pm
•Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar will be interviewed by Burnett at 7 pm
•Former Vice President Joe Biden will be interviewed by Anderson Cooper at 8 pm
•Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will interviewed by Cooper at 8:40 pm
•Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be interviewed by Chris Cuomo at 9:20 pm
•South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg will be interviewed by Cuomo at 10 pm
•Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke will be interviewed Don Lemon at 10:40 pm
•New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will be interviewed by Lemon at 11:20 pm

The audience will be composed of selected Democrats, independents, and stakeholders. No public tickets will be issued.

That a major television network would devote so much time to a single issue is a sign of how important climate change has become for Democrats and how successful activists have been in elevating the issue.

Climate change has rocketed up the list of concerns for primary voters, with some polls showing climate change as the number one issue and other indicating that strong majorities want robust climate action from the White House. Activists groups like the Sunrise Movement have refused to let the Democratic National Committee ignore the issue, holding sit-ins outside their headquarters to demand a climate debate. - MORE...


Read more: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/3/20847535/cnn-climate-town-hall-2020-presidential-democrats
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« Reply #1897 on: September 04, 2019, 09:32:47 pm »
Bahamian Environmental Advocate Calls for Global Climate Action

September 4, 2019

Hurricane Dorian has destroyed entire communities in Abaco and Grand Bahama. ReEarth's Sam Duncombe says if the US—and Bahamian—governments don't take climate action, storms will get even deadlier


https://therealnews.com/stories/bahamian-environmental-advocate-calls-for-global-climate-action

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« Reply #1898 on: September 05, 2019, 12:18:42 pm »
Hurricane Dorian Ravages the Bahamas

September 4, 2019

The climate crisis has increased the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events like Hurricane Dorian. Storms like this one are why we must raise our political expectations, says Greenpeace's Jack Shapiro


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« Reply #1899 on: September 05, 2019, 08:24:20 pm »
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And then there was 🦕 Biden. Picture in your mind a plane crash on top of a train wreck in the middle of an earthquake after an attack by Godzilla, and you’ll still fall short of fully encompassing what the former vice president did to himself on Wednesday night.

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For the first time, the climate crisis was discussed in detail by presidential candidates on live television. During CNN's seven-hour climate town hall, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker's handle on policy details, along with their enthusiasm in imparting them, set them apart from the crowd. But this was Bernie Sanders's home turf, and it showed. Joe Biden, by contrast, had perhaps the worst night of his campaign.
 
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« Reply #1900 on: September 06, 2019, 04:03:42 pm »


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Total insured and uninsured losses in the Bahamas amounted to $7 billion, including buildings and business interruptions, according to a preliminary estimate by Karen Clark & Co, a consultancy that provides catastrophic modeling and risk management services.


International Effort to Aid Bahamas Underway in Dorian’s Wake

By Reuters on Sep 05, 2019 12:20 pm

By Nick Brown NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 5 (Reuters) – An international relief effort to bring humanitarian aid to stunned residents of the Bahamas gathered pace on Thursday as Hurricane Dorian churned northward off the coast of South Carolina, threatening storm surges and flooding. Aerial video of the worst-hit Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas showed widespread […] 

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« Reply #1902 on: September 06, 2019, 04:41:50 pm »
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Business as usual is what's doing us in.

We live on a planet that finds itself rather suddenly in the midst of an enormous physical crisis. Because we burn so much coal and gas and oil, the atmosphere of our world is changing rapidly, and that atmospheric change is producing record heat. July was the hottest month we've ever recorded. Scientists predict with confidence that we stand on the edge of the sixth great extinction event of the last billion years. People are dying in large numbers and being left homeless; millions are already on the move because they have no choice.

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That's why it's such good news that the climate movement has a new tactic. Pioneered last August by Greta Thunberg of Sweden, it involves disrupting business as usual. It began, of course, in schools: Within months, millions of young people around the world were striking for days at a time from their classes. Their logic was impeccable: If the institutions of our planet can't be bothered to prepare for a world we can live in, why must we spend years preparing ourselves? If you break the social contract, why are we bound by it?


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« Reply #1903 on: September 06, 2019, 05:48:04 pm »
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Re: 🚩 Global Climate Chaos ☠️
« Reply #1904 on: September 06, 2019, 05:52:39 pm »
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

 

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