Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's The End Of The World As We Know It; Do You Feel Fine?

Really. We are SOOOOOOOO Fucked!

From The Independent (GB): The Earth Today Stands in Imminent Peril (via Truth-Out.Org)
Six scientists from some of the leading scientific institutions in the United States have issued what amounts to an unambiguous warning to the world: civilization itself is threatened by global warming.

In a densely referenced scientific paper published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A some of the world's leading climate researchers describe in detail why they believe that humanity can no longer afford to ignore the "gravest threat" of climate change.

"Recent greenhouse gas emissions place the Earth perilously close to dramatic climate change that could run out of control, with great dangers for humans and other creatures," the scientists say. Only intense efforts to curb man-made emissions of carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases can keep the climate within or near the range of the past one million years, they add.

The researchers were led by James Hansen, the director of Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, who was the first scientist to warn the US Congress about global warming.

The other scientists were Makiko Sato, Pushker Kharecha and Gary Russell, also of the Goddard Institute, David Lea of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Mark Siddall of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York.

In their 29-page paper, "Climate Change and trace gases", the scientists frequently stray from the non-emotional language of science to emphasise the scale of the problems and dangers posed by climate change.

In an email to The Independent, Dr Hansen said: "In my opinion, among our papers this one probably does the best job of making clear that the Earth is getting perilously close to climate changes that could run out of our control."
Hansen was one of the government scientists on whom two generations of Busheviks imposed a uneducated, p.r. censor/watcher/minder:
Hansen has said that the tipping point (also known as the runaway effect) is upon us, and that if by 2016 the human population is unable to reduce greenhouse gases, that the oceans might rise as much as 10 feet by 2100.

There is a short clip in the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth that shows Hansen being questioned by Al Gore on May 8, 1989, at what appears to be a Congress meeting. Gore criticizes Hansen for apparently contradicting himself in a written testimony on global warming. At that point, Hansen reveals that the last paragraph in the testimony was not written by him, but added by someone else.
The muzzling of critical scientific voices on the issue of the Global Climatic Change crisis has been going on for nearly 20 fucking years.

I hope the grandchildren of these fucking deniers don't live by the, that's not true. Really I hope they do get caught in the murderous crisis and perish cursing their ancestors...


mogwai said...

the endtimers are probably gleeful in their ignorance...

Modest Mouse: "you wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death"

Anonymous said...

Now, see, that's the kind of talk that got you banned. But seriously...and yet, in Congress at this very minute, Congressmen are letting their energy bill be written by big oil, coal and the American auto manufacturers (who, I might add, got us into this mess in the first place). We're doomed because people cannot pull their heads out of their asses nor can Americans deny themselves one thing for one fucking minute.



Anonymous said...

I hope the grandchildren of these fucking deniers don't live by the, that's not true. Really I hope they do get caught in the murderous crisis and perish cursing their ancestors...

Whether they do or not, they, of all people, will be able to leave and get to higher ground. They will have the means and the will to do so.

As for the rest of-ninth fucking ward all over again.

-left rev.

bo said...

Schidt. I already exhausted my outrage allocation for the day on AG and VP asshattery.

Flat Earthers. Ptui!

billy b said...

Hey, Wood.

Long time no see or whatever.

Good post. As you say, we are screwed, blued, and tatooed.


Enjoy the warm weather.

WGG, Rogue Scholar & Tokin Lib'rul said...

Apparently, what the folks miss who think their privileged positions and wealth will somehow protect them and theirs from harm is that money won't stop the rising water. when it's up another 10 feet, more than 2 billion people will have been displaced. they'll be moving, displacing others as the ferocity of their despair feeds the fierceness of their desperation...

we aint seen nuttin yet...