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Many of the activities we do every day like turn the lights on, cook food, or heat or cool our homes rely on the combustion of fossil fuels like coal and oil, which emit carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases when burned. This is a major problem because global warming destabilizes the delicate balance that makes life on this planet possible.
Just a few degrees in temperature can completely change the world as we know it, and threaten the lives of millions of people around the world. But don't give up hope! You can help stop global warming by taking learning here at 350.org.
GC Notes: All the excuses are going to die with you -- why you have to eat meat -- why environmentalism is stupid and bleeding heart - how you don't want to live in the nanny state - abortion is a sin --- overpopulation is a lie we have enough resources to breed indiscriminately and concrete the earth - oil the waters -- cut down the trees -- as long as there is space we can breed - 6 women to one man all breeding - nuclear energy is safe and clean ----foolish beliefs given to you by religion for profit and the profit driven media -- crap fed to you by those who PROFIT while destroying habitat and other species. This is the mantra of the very rich - the global oligarchy. Wise up! They can afford to escape the results of their work but you will live in it and die in it.
So start withdrawing your money from agri-business and dirty energy. Stop the ridicule. Stop listening to the paid mouth pieces for polluters. Stop begging for their jobs. Stop electing their politicians. Ask questions. Start really educating your self.
Stop being a wise ass and get serious about saving your own life by realizing your connection to every other thing on this planet earth. Feel it! Their money will not save you.
Save the planet- That is the ONLY way to save your self.
Stop Global Warming Virtual March
As our friend Bill McKibben wonders in his recent article "Global Warming's Heavy Cost" for The Daily Beast, "What's a tropical storm doing heading for the snow belt?"
As he writes:
"This year has already seen more billion-dollar weather disasters than any other in history. Last year was the warmest ever recorded on planet Earth. Arctic sea ice is near all-time record lows. Record floods from Pakistan to Queensland to the Mississippi basin; record drought from the steppes of Russia to the plains of Texas. ... This is what climate change looks like in its early stages."
McKibben and hundreds of protesters have been arrested in D.C. in the last week, trying to get Washington to pay attention to the dangers of climate change, and expressing their disapproval for the Keystone XL Pipeline.
As McKibben explains, "The proposed Keystone Pipeline would connect the tar sands of northern Alberta with the Gulf of Mexico. Those tar sands are the second-biggest pool of carbon on the continent; if we tap into them in a big way, says the federal government’s premier climate scientist James Hansen, it’s 'essentially game over for the climate.'"
Visit TarSandsAction.org and 350.org for more on their efforts to stop Keystone XL, and wake up Washington on climate change.
For more on the connection between Hurricane Irene and climate change, visit NRDC.org.
AL GORE: "WIN THE CONVERSATION"
Al Gore is urging people to stand up and "win the conversation" against climate change deniers, in the same way people stood up against racist views during the civil right movement.
As Gore remarks, "Powerful polluters ... see it as a useful strategy to try to convince the public that the scientists are liars and that they're greedy and they're making stuff up. All in the service of their overarching strategy of creating enough doubt to persuade people that there shouldn't be any sense of urgency about addressing this crisis."
Click here to view video of Gore's interview with Climate Reality Project's Alex Bogusky.
And visit ClimateRealityProject.org to learn more about their "24 Hours of Reality" live stream project to reveal the truth about climate change, set for September 14, 2011.
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in climate change. IGA contributes to the three major greenhouse
carbon dioxide (CO2) from the use of fossil fuels,
nitrogen oxide (N2O) from the use of chemical fertilizers,
and methane (CH4) from factory farming.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC),
atmospheric concentration of CO2 has increased from a pre–industrial
concentration of about 280 parts per million to 379 parts per million in 2005.
The global atmospheric concentration of CH4 has increased from pre–industrial concentration
of 715 parts per billion to 1774 parts per billion in 2005.
The global atmospheric concentration of N2O, largely due to use of chemical fertilizers
in agriculture, increased from about 270 parts per billion to 319 parts per billion in 2005.
Industrial agriculture is also more vulnerable to climate change which is intensifying droughts
and floods. Monocultures lead to more frequent crop failure when rainfall does not come in time,
or is too much or too little.
Chemically fertilized soils have no capacity to withstand a drought. And cyclones and
hurricanes make a food system dependent on long distance transport highly vulnerable
Genetic engineering is embedded in an industrial model of agriculture based on fossil fuels.
It is falsely being offered as a magic bullet for dealing with climate change.
Monsanto claims that Genetically Modified Organisms are a cure for both food insecurity
and climate change and has been putting the following advertisement across the world in
9 billion people to feed.
A changing climate
Improving farmers lives
That’s sustainable agriculture
And that’s what Monsanto is all about.
All the claims this advertisement makes are false.
GM crops do not produce more. While Monsanto claims its GMO Bt cotton gives
1500 Kg/acre, the average is 300–400 Kg/acre.
The claim to increased yield is false because yield, like climate resilience is a multi–genetic trait.
Introducing toxins into a plant through herbicide resistance or Bt. Toxin increases the “yield”
of toxins, not of food or nutrition.
Even the nutrition argument is manipulated. Golden rice genetically engineered to increase
Vitamin A produces 70 times less Vitamin A than available alternatives such as coriander leaves
and curry leaves.