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AGelbert

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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #1650 on: February 12, 2019, 04:48:24 pm »
February 12, 2019

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One thing that becomes obvious when reading the text of this section is that goals are frequently described as “reduce or eliminate,” and the phrase “as much as technically possible” is freely applied. This is an important document that sets high goals, but it is also a document that deliberately works within the realm of the possible.   

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Agelbert NOTE: Ideological Idiots will be against the Green New Deal simply because Democratic Socialist AOC is for it. Some will even admit it. Most of these greedballs 😈, however, will probably reach for the fossil fueler Sophists 'R' US playbook and yabba dabba dodoo yammer about "energy density, costs, how we are all gonna die when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing" (soon they will add "when the earth isn't rotating" to counter the feasability of Renewable Energy from tides and ocean currents too! And, they will also buzzard breath us about "all that 🦖 fossil fuel based energy it takes" to dig holes in the ground and make those pipes and stuff we need to get geothermal heat...  they'll bring up lots of Koch Brothers "math" to remind us that the REAL WORLD has just GOTTA USE fossil fuels!  ). You know who you are. You cannot be convinced with facts or reality because your profit over people and planet CAPITALIST mind is made up. Senator Mitch McConnell agrees with you 😈 100%. The Senate and most of the media will do absolutely everything they can to make the Green New Deal into the the "equivalent" of the Communist Manifesto. They will probably succeed. Renewable Energy advocates will be villified as either "tinfoil reality challenged nutballs" or/and "radical" anti-capitalist (i.e. "anti-American") "terrorists".

It will defintely be a pyrrhic victory for the CAPITALSTS.

I hope I am wrong about that, But if I am right, it's pretty much over for this country, and possibly the world. Have a nice day.   

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Scientists have known for a long time that the Arctic tundra and marine sediments contain large frozen deposits of methane gas which, if released into the atmosphere, will increase greenhouse gases. So as the Arctic Sea ice melts, this source of methane will increase. Think runaway greenhouse effect which likely helped destroy the atmosphere on Mars along with the solar winds that stripped the planet of its atmosphere.

But that’s not all. During this time there could be massive Earthquakes if the ice melted fast enough. One of the more uncommonly known things is that all that ice has some serious weight and suppression to it, and it has been holding down the Earth, and global warming has already bled the frigid continent of about 2.7 trillion tons of ice with over half those losses occurring in the last 5 years.


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The Dutch, unlike too many Americans, are not reality challenged. I sincerelly hope more people in this world, including the USA follow the example of the Ducth people who filed the following petition recently:



Dutch Government Receives Petition from 2.9 Million Citizens to Reduce Country’s Ecological Footprint

lenrosen4 Feb 4th, 2019

February 4, 2019 – A delegation of 31 organizations within The Netherlands petitioned the government on January 22nd this year to drastically reduce the country’s ecological footprint within the next 10 years. The average person in The Netherlands today, based on lifestyle, is supported by the output of 5.9 hectares (over 14.5 acres) of land, more than three times the size of what is considered sustainable for the planet. That number has been calculated at 1.7 hectares (4.2 acres).

The petition was inspired by a government report acknowledging that the country’s “wealth and ecological footprint are attained at the expense of people elsewhere on Earth and seriously threaten the welfare of our children and future generations.”

The petitioners stressed that fighting greenhouse gas emissions was not enough. That the country needed to look at tackling the overuse of biological resources and of pollution in the environment.

Our average human ecological footprint, the amount of land and water needed to sustain each and every one of us, today is measured at 1.7 hectares which totals 12 billion hectares when you take into consideration the total population of the planet. But in 2012 our ecological footprint was already 2.84 hectares (7 acres) per person. That meant we were consuming 1.75 Earths to sustain us, and for the Dutch, based on 5.9 hectares per person, nearly 3.5 Earth equivalents.

In the petition it states the following:

“The ‘Broad Prosperity Monitor’ of the Dutch Central Statistics Bureau (CBS) makes clear that we have a global and ecological footprint. Because of this, we are violating many human rights. Fortunately, the government is planning to reduce our CO2 emissions considerably, because climate disruption is already a threat to the world and every year. change – for example, a dramatic decline in the biodiversity, quality, and productivity of agricultural and fishing grounds, our disproportionate claim on those grounds, and the pollution of the environment that is happening everywhere. Continuing to strive for even more unqualified economic growth is irresponsible. Effective and just measures are needed in a coherent way. That is why we urge the policy to drastically reduce our ecological footprint within 10 years.”

The “Broad Prosperity Monitor” referred to above, is a 124-page report published in 2018 in which is recorded the discussions of the Dutch Parliament about the country’s prosperity including current and future quality of life. The Parliament concluded that The Netherlands is unjustly using a larger part of the global ecospace than what is deemed sustainable. The report further noted that as long as the planet appeared to have enough space, there was no problem. But around 1970, humanity shot through what is described in the report as the sustainability barrier where the planet became too small for us.

The report further states that despite several serious warnings from organizations like the Club of Rome in 1972, the United Nations in 1987, and the most recent warning by 21,000 scientists from 184 countries in 2017, humanity continues to not take our ecological footprint seriously.

Stated Eric Wiebes, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, “It is no secret that the Netherlands has a large footprint. We also have the obligation to clean up our own mess.”

The petition goes on to describe the sacrifice Dutch society needs to make for the planet to be safer in the future, and that by reducing the country’s global footprint it ensures the survival of the future generations of all humanity.

Stated Ingrid Robeyns, of Utrecht University, “What we need is national unanimity as if we were in a war.”

Source: the Living Planet Report 2018

The graph on the left shows a dotted line that indicates sustainable eco-capacity. Around 1970, based on the categories of land use and carbon output you can see how we exceeded the planet’s capacity to sustain us over the long term.

https://www.21stcentech.com/dutch-government-receives-petition-2-9-million-citizens-reduce-countrys-ecological-footprint/

"Technical knowledge of Carrying Capacity will not save us; only a massive increase in Caring Capacity will." -- A. G. Gelbert
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"How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet" is based on an article written by Bill McKibben which was published in the New Yorker for the issue for November 26, 2018.

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"How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet" is a co-production and created by eco-information activist, Jennifer Hynes and WIGO Voices of Dissent Host / mover and shaker, Dougie The Abolitionist. Jennifer Hynes is known worldwide for her Methane Monster videos, as well as a commentator and sought-after guest about abrupt climate change and its dire consequences to humanity. Dougie The Abolitionist is the host of Voices of Dissent,
voicesofdissent.org, which is hosted each Saturday afternoon on WIGO AM 1570 in Atlanta, Georgia.

This production was narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini from the podcast "How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet" created by Audm at https://www.audm.com/

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