Global Warming is real

Although the war drums continue to beat and the Al CIAda rebels are being supplied with new weapons by the CIA — there is another war going on — the War of Fundamentalists allied with Corporate polluters and scavengers to suppress news and scientific evidence of Global Warming a.k.a. Climate Change.

Rolling Stone Magazine has several articles on Global Warming which are well worth everyone’s time to read and then discuss.

Fire & death

Fire & death

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math

followed by

Global Warming is very Real

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warming-is-very-real-20130912#ixzz2eiicHNmC

Meanwhile the poison coming from Canada is still threatening to cross America’s bread basket.

Obama can’t be bothered:

If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven’t convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere – the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average, the odds of which occurring by simple chance were 3.7 x 10-99, a number considerably larger than the number of stars in the universe.

Meteorologists reported that this spring was the warmest ever recorded for our nation – in fact, it crushed the old record by so much that it represented the “largest temperature departure from average of any season on record.” The same week, Saudi authorities reported that it had rained in Mecca despite a temperature of 109 degrees, the hottest downpour in the planet’s history.

Not that our leaders seemed to notice. Last month the world’s nations, meeting in Rio for the 20th-anniversary reprise of a massive 1992 environmental summit, accomplished nothing. Unlike George H.W. Bush, who flew in for the first conclave, Barack Obama didn’t even attend. It was “a ghost of the glad, confident meeting 20 years ago,” the British journalist George Monbiot wrote; no one paid it much attention, footsteps echoing through the halls “once thronged by multitudes.” Since I wrote one of the first books for a general audience about global warming way back in 1989, and since I’ve spent the intervening decades working ineffectively to slow that warming, I can say with some confidence that we’re losing the fight, badly and quickly – losing it because, most of all, we remain in denial about the peril that human civilization is in. [Bolding mine]

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719#ixzz2eimVhl00

It is the Southwest where most of the effects of Global warming can be seen most clearly. Vast areas have been burned — every time we go down there as Snowbirds we retrace some of our earlier routes and see the fires after math. In the Fall of 2010 we drove through areas that were still on fire. The still burning fires could be seen clearly at night. Trees still burning and the firefighters working to put out the fires close to the towns.

This winter we again saw hundreds of acres of burned over blackened high desert in Eastern Oregon. There are so many fires that only the largest ones, with the greatest loss of life and property are reported.

The Koch Brothers march on in their efforts to deny Science and to deny common sense that something isn’t right and that perhaps humans need to make some changes to ensure that future generations have a chance to survive. At the rate that the earth’s natural resources are being used and wasted — it won’t be a surprise that those of us living now will be hated by those far in the future.

The Patriarchy and the Fundamentalist religions and sects that grew from the minor women hating/earth hating sect will eventually get their way — if their malignant brand of religion is allowed to dominate the 21st Century.

Water Wars are more likely to get worse in the coming years — Israel is already in the middle of a major Water War — which most of the world has missed because of the expert redirection by the Israeli leadership and their vast spy organization. Cannonfire blog considers the current war with Syria to be another war over water — and many experts on water resources tend to agree. There are the other reasons for this war also explored by Cannonfire blog — as well as myself — the gas pipeline etc. The focus today is on clean water which is a basic must have for human survival. (Link for Cannonfire blog is in my blog roll list at the right).

From Wikipedia — Water Conflicts”:

Water conflict is a term describing a conflict between countries, states, or groups over an access to water resources.[1][2][3] The United Nations recognizes that water disputes result from opposing interests of water users, public or private.[4]

A wide range of water conflicts appear throughout history, though rarely are traditional wars waged over water alone.[5] Instead, water has historically been a source of tension and a factor in conflicts that start for other reasons. However, water conflicts arise for several reasons, including territorial disputes, a fight for resources, and strategic advantage.[6]

These conflicts occur over both freshwater and saltwater, and between international boundaries. However, conflicts occur mostly over freshwater; because freshwater resources are necessary, yet limited, they are the center of water disputes arising out of need for potable water.[7] As freshwater is a vital, yet unevenly distributed natural resource, its availability often impacts the living and economic conditions of a country or region. The lack of cost-effective water desalination techniques in areas like the Middle East,[8] among other elements of water crises can put severe pressures on all water users, whether corporate, government, or individual, leading to tension, and possibly aggression.[9] Recent humanitarian catastrophes, such as the Rwandan Genocide or the war in Sudanese Darfur, have been linked back to water conflicts.[1]

Here’s a BBC article from 2003: Water Shortages Foster Terrorism.

A lack of water is a key factor in encouraging terrorism, the Third World Water Forum in Kyoto has heard.

Mona El Kody, the chair of the National Water Research Unit in Egypt, told delegates that living without an adequate level of access to water created a “non-human environment” which led to frustration, and from there terrorism.

“A non-human environment is the worst experience people can live with, with no clean water, no sanitation,” Ms El Kody said.

And she added that it was in Arab countries that this problem was at its most acute.

The Middle East has only 1% of the world’s fresh water shared between 5% of the world’s population.

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