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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Given this year’s procession of large typhoons impacting Asian nations from the Philippines to India, and the economically debilitating air pollution in many Chinese cities, I wonder if the climate-change-denying minority, the politicians they elect, and their oil industry supporters have thought to pause and reconsider their beliefs, especially since climate-change experts have been predicting larger storms and not a few other detrimental events that are happening and impacting the world’s economy and environment.

Have CEOs, from Exxon Mobil to Shell, thought that greatly reducing use of their products will help assure a better environment for their children and grandchildren? Granted, more jobs are needed here now, but what good is a job if it helps produce toxins that poison the environment and threatens the future well-being of everyone?

A simple Google search results in stories like this one: The Attorney General of Illinois is preparing to sue owners of oil refineries there due to their mountains of toxic waste left on-site, seriously affecting nearby neighborhoods. Have you read the scientific reports concluding that fracking, an oil drilling technique using chemicals and wastewater injected at very high pressure deep underground, caused 106 mild earthquakes in Ohio? Fracking is banned in several American towns and cities, mild quakes affect infrastructure.

General Electric employs many people in China to build energy-producing windmills. Is short-range sonic technology available to warn birds away from windmills? Can you visualize made-in-America windmills operating in Santa Barbara’s hills?


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Fracking is changing electricity production in the U.S. from coal burning to natural gas burning and ... Voila... We are now at 2003 CO2 levels! with an expectation of 1996 levels in 3 more years!

We can thank
1. All the environmental activists for supporting fracking (not)
2. Socialism and communism for rewarding risk taking and capital markets (not)
3. Undeveloped and communist countries for managing down their CO2 levels (not)

realitycheck88 (anonymous profile)
November 22, 2013 at 2:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Haiyan is 4th largest tropical cyclone in world history

an MIT scientist (Kerry Emanuel)—who's arguably the world's top expert on hurricanes—publishes a bombshell paper in a top scientific journal. His suggestion? That global warming might be making the most destructive storms on Earth even more dangerous. Why does Emanuel’s new study diverge from past research? One reason may be that it employs six climate models from a suite that are being used in the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s forthcoming Fifth Assessment Report. And according to Emanuel, these newer models have a different treatment of so-called sulfate aerosol emissions, which come from the burning of coal and actually tend to reflect sunlight away from the planet and its oceans, producing a net cooling effect. The newer models project a greater reduction in future aerosol pollution from countries like India and China. And as Emanuel explains, his “hunch” is that the disturbing hurricane response that his study found is a perverse result of this seemingly “good news” aspect of the models’ projections. In other words, if you clean up the air, you can actually worsen global warming and also, perhaps, hurricanes."

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14noscams (anonymous profile)
November 22, 2013 at 6:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Climate change is happening . Simple as that. it will be a change in different parts of the world but everyone will feel the difference. I believe people do have a hand in it but are not the leading force behind it. I do support eco living and all little bits help if if it is only for local cleaner air, better food, nicer water etc and to depend less and less on the bigger corporations.

Twanne (anonymous profile)
November 23, 2013 at 1:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You're right.

The total collapse of hurricane counts in 2013 vs. what was predicted to be a record year for hurricanes in the U.S. is absolute proof of climate change.

realitycheck88 (anonymous profile)
November 30, 2013 at 10:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

wow - holy smokes - energy companies recognize global warming.

Conoco-Phillips CEO:
"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has concluded that global warming is unequivocal."... "Last year we became the only U.S. integrated energy company to call for a mandatory national framework to address greenhouse gas emissions."

BP:"Accepts findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change"

SHELL:“CO2 emissions must be reduced to avoid serious climate change."

EXXON:“The Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2007) provides an update of scientific understanding regarding GHG emissions, global warming and the risks of climate change, and the way changes could unfold in the future. Emissions scenarios and results from climate models (see Figure 1) estimate that, without policy intervention, temperatures could increase 1 to 5 º C by 2100.”

CHEVRON:“we recognize and share the concerns of governments and the public about climate change.The use of fossil fuels to meet the world's energy needs is a contributor to an increase in greenhouse gases(GHGs)—mainly carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane—in the Earth's atmosphere."

tabatha (anonymous profile)
November 30, 2013 at 11:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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