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that has certainly seen the forces of nature

simultaneously effect the lives and lifestyles of 50 million or

more citizens of the USA, cannot -

 

1. AWAKEN every individual US citizen to the fact that weather systems

    are changing to the detriment of over half of our species

 

2. INFLUENCE the outcome of the coming Presidential Election by

    asserting the Bloomberg Business Week strapline -

    ITS global warming stupid

 

 

- THEN all the efforts to attentively listen to and appropriately act upon

the speech which Severin Suzuki delivered to the UN's Earth Summit in

Rio de Janeiro in 1992, will have been and continue to be, in vain. 

 

 

 

A storm can be both thrilling and terrifying, an event that transcends logic.

Or to put it another way, a storm is an opportunity to experience awe.

And in some way it feels as if this journal entry is related to the last one.

The idea that storms and the experience of God might be related.

The idea that - to know a storm at the outermost edges is vastly different

from the relationship you experience with the storm as you near its heart.

 

                                                                                     Life as Myth

 

 

I was somewhat bemused to see that amazon.com were advising customers that

were seeking to purchase a copy today of Mark Lynas' 2004 classic -

 

High Tide: The Truth about Our Climate Crisis -

 

that even expedited delivery may be impacted by Hurricane Sandy ! - which must

serve as a very poignant reminder - to ALL of those Republicans and independents

seeking to shift their so called allegiance from Obama to Romney - of Mark's own

words with which he prefaced that particular publication -

 

"President Bush and his administration have risen to the global warming challenge

with responses ranging from obfuscation to pretense to outright denial ... I'd like

to issue each and every one of them a challenge. Come to see with me - see what

I have seen and try to understand what global warming really means for us and

our children. Leave Washington and travel to the places I have visited."  

 

THE IRONY now is that there is no longer any need to LEAVE WASHINGTON -

ALL the consequences of their actions and non-actions lie strewn at their feet,

across the 20 or more states that surround them - as has been reported in the

Bloomberg Business week article, David Rothkopf, the chief executive and

editor-at-large of Foreign Policy, noted in an Oct. 29 blog post that - 

 

"Sandy also brought my hometown, Washington, to a standstill, impeding

affairs of state ... IN TRUTH, what’s lacking in America’s approach to climate

change is not the resources to act but the political will to do so."

 

Even Coolmel's very eloquently stated position about Corporate America -

with respect to either Obama or Romney being only a figurehead thereof -

must raise the issue that - even Corporate America must begin to understand that

"growth" of their own corporate greed cannot continue if their own actions are -

 

KILLING the goose that lays the golden egg !

 

Although the likes of Charlie Rose and Bloomberg, Ananpour and CNN & scientists such

as Michael Oppenheimer continue to raise the issue of global warming & climate change

- and John Englander's new book High Tide on Mainstreet has just been published -

for me, the only specific template of equitable and appropriate global action remains

to be found in Colin Mason's 2030 Spike and A SHORT HISTORY to the FUTURE.


 

AS many of the quantum physicists of the day have stated - both

individually and collectively - "OUR species concept of time is merely

an illusion - the past, the present and the future are ALL just different

perspectives of the same reality" - begging the question, as ever,

 

"HOW DO - "WE LIVE" in THIS PARTICULAR MOMENT ?"

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment by Michael Grove on December 29, 2013 at 21:59

This climate science is no longer a matter of opinion, politics or dogma,”  says Bill Nye

the Science Guy towards the end of the youtube video above. By the time the current population

of children reaches middle age the human race’s carbon dioxide production will be double the

earth’s natural carbon cycle – yet we are already seeing the hazardous effects through higher

temperatures and more extreme weather. If we act now we can prevent things from getting

worse but we are dangerously approaching the point of no return where we will be forced

to recognise a new normal of extreme weather and unbearable temperatures. Why would we

ever let that happen when there are so many clean energy sources being made available to us?

That’s a question we should probably be taken more seriously.

Comment by Michael Grove on February 6, 2014 at 6:22

-  Cornwall’s rail link to the rest of the country was severed when a section of track was

swept into the sea, which may take six to eight weeks to repair ...

-  Forecasters warned there will be no respite from the weather with a second Atlantic

storm due to hit on Friday night and continuing into the weekend ...

-  At least 44,000 homes in the South West were left without power when flying debris

brought down electricity lines.

Comment by Michael Grove on November 25, 2019 at 21:55

    It’s no secret that humans - noisy, messy creatures that we are - are    

    vastly altering Earth’s environments. But it’s one thing to know this in the

    abstract, and another to see global changes laid out in detail, as they are

    in comprehensive new maps published this month in the ... 

    International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation.


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