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AGelbert:
"ARGO floats have allowed accurate measurement of ocean heat gain since 2005. Earth is gaining energy at a rate 0.6 W/m2, which is 20 times greater than the rate of human energy use.

That energy is equivalent to exploding 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs per day, 365 days per year."

September 2012: A New Age of Risk: Presentation given at Columbia University on Sep. 22.

Dr. James E. Hansen

AGelbert:
By Douglas Elbinger, Energy Policy Analyst, GreenLancer.com

Many of us who have been on the ground floor of the renewable energy business are secretly experiencing the warm fuzzy feelings that precede explosive global growth. Economic opportunity of this scale happens very rarely. Recent history tells us that nothing changes on this scale ‘peacefully’ until the economics are in alignment with necessity and invention. This is a true test of a new energy reality, where climate change hits head on with abundant and cheap renewable energy. This collision translates into a $10 trillion industry that will transform the current geo-political narrative (energy, water, climate, etc…) as we know it, and offer unprecedented opportunity for those who are on board when this train leaves the station. So, how, you ask, is this going happen… and how can I get on the train?

First, allow me introduce you to Mr. Jigar Shah, who will guide you on the path in his just released book, Creating Climate Wealth. He offers his reader a clear, engaging, easy-to-understand conversation about seizing this moment to make climate change a huge business opportunity — whether you work at the top or in the trenches — anywhere on the planet.

Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2013/10/16/climate-change-10-trillion-opportunity-now/#9IsAZmMR0o3qldAe.99

If you don’t know Jigar, I recommend you get to know a little about him. He revolutionized the solar industry by deploying the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) solar-as-service business model. This business model used 30-year old solar technology to be the catalyst for a multi-billion dollar solar industry.

Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2013/10/16/climate-change-10-trillion-opportunity-now/#9IsAZmMR0o3qldAe.99

So, does this mean this climate change crises represents an opportunity as well as a danger? Well, grasshopper, That DEPENDS on how we handle it...

--- Quote ---Chinese philologist Victor H. Mair of the University of Pennsylvania states the popular interpretation of wēijī—to mean "danger" and "opportunity"—is a "widespread public misperception" in the English-speaking world.  :o [8]

While wēi (危) roughly translates to mean: "danger, dangerous; endanger, jeopardize; perilous; precipitous, precarious; high; fear, afraid"(as in wēixiăn 危险, "dangerous"), the polysemous jī (机) does not necessarily mean "opportunity". The compound noun jīhuì (机会) means "opportunity".

But jī only acquires this connotation when used in conjunction with another morpheme (in this case hui to form jīhuì). As a Chinese character, jī has numerous meanings when conjoined with other morphemes; these can form words such as "machine, mechanical; airplane; suitable occasion; crucial point; pivot; incipient moment; opportune, opportunity; chance; key link; secret; cunning".

As jī in wēijī, this translates roughly as "crucial/critical point" not "opportunity".[8]

--- End quote ---
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_word_for_%22crisis%22

We are at the Crucial/Critical Point at which the Danger, only if handled correctly, becomes an Opportunity. 

AGelbert:

How Change Manifests, How Action To Stop Global Warming Must Come About
It’s obvious. Global efforts to combat climate change have failed. International summits are full of hot air and greenhouse gas.


Pollution continues to rise. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2013/05/09/400-ppm-carbon-dioxide-in-the-atmosphere-reaches-prehistoric-levels/

If a


Country bails on a climate commitment http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_and_the_Kyoto_Protocol,

they pay a price of, well, zero.


Turns out that’s okay, at least according to game theory analyses by researchers at the University of Lisbon. Their models suggest that punishment by global institutions has no effect. They also say that global summits actually

impede cooperation ( Risk of collective failure provides an escape from the tragedy of the commons http://www.pnas.org/content/108/26/10421).


Now, in a new report, the researchers suggest that if punishment starts getting handed out at the local level, say

city governments (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=cities-as-solutions-to-climate-change),


what emerges is a much more cooperative global regime for combating climate change.


Interestingly, though, the local actors must be stimulated by an understanding that global warming means catastrophe… big time. Thus, the remarkable bottom line to change is essentially an old bumper sticker tagline (link added):


Nevertheless, the math of how people play games suggests that successfully curbing carbon pollution will rely on the old adage: think globally…

act locally (Seattle to Create Nation’s First Public Food Forest http://ecolocalizer.com/2012/02/25/seattle-to-create-nations-first-public-food-forest/),

The journal Nature Climate Change (http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v3/n9/full/nclimate1927.html?WT.ec_id=NCLIMATE-201309) describes how that proverbial pond inspires change with many ripples from within — it is the rippling of change:

We show that a bottom-up approach, in which parties create local institutions that punish free-riders, promotes the emergence of widespread cooperation, mostly when risk perception is low, as it is at present3, 7. On the contrary, global institutions provide, at best, marginal improvements regarding overall cooperation. Our results clearly suggest that a polycentric approach involving multiple institutions is more effective than that associated with a single, global one, indicating that such a bottom-up, self-organization approach, set up at a local scale, provides a better ground on which to attempt a solution for such a

complex and global dilemma (U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Down 11 Percent Since 2007 http://sustainablog.org/2013/10/co2-emissions-us/).

Another international climate conference is coming up, this one being held in Poland. There isn’t much optimism regarding what is to come out of this, and it seems there’s no reason for optimism.

What is needed is a stronger focus on creating action on the local level. What is needed is an emphasis on communicating the great risks and costs that come with global warming, while showing people local solutions that they can implement in their cities.

People are starting to realize this, but the message needs to get out to more and more of us, especially the ones who are motivated and assertive enough     to push for meaningful change.                
                                 


                                     


http://cleantechnica.com/2013/10/18/change-manifests-action-stop-global-warming-must-come/#MySgXcjALSyW7Kkv.99

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS REPRESENTS? --->    <--- THAT is BIG OIL laughing at WE-THE-PEOPLE!

Are you going to sit there and TAKE THAT???   >:(


I'm not! 
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AGelbert:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvRhiKA7g0c&feature=player_embedded

AGelbert:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY2sBLKU2x8&feature=player_embedded
Our situation explained succinctly by Al Gore. He makes a few choice put downs of Global Warming Denial BS along the way with some IRREFUTABLE HARD DATA

For example, WE put out a LOT more Carbon dioxide than ALL THE VOLCANOES IN THE WORLD PUT TOGETHER!  :o

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