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<ul><li><p>8/3/2019 Oops We'Re Doomed! Scribd</p><p> 1/4</p><p>Link:http://www.opednews.com/articles/Oops-We-re-Doomed-by-Michael-Collins-111215-68.html </p><p>Oops, We're Doomed!</p><p>By Michael Collins</p><p>We dont have a substantial cushion between today's climate and dangerous warming.</p><p>James E. Hanson</p><p>The head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space</p><p>Studies, James E. Hansen, announced the results</p><p>ofbreak throughglobal warming researchlastweek. The earth's temperature is rising at a much</p><p>quicker pace than previously anticipated</p><p>according to research by the nation's preeminentclimate scientist. We have little time to reverse</p><p>the trend. (Image)</p><p>An example of the dangerous pace of change isemerging on Russia's Eastern Siberian Arctic</p><p>Shelf. Long-frozen permafrost is beginning tomelt due to global warming. This threat was identified years ago due to the potential for highly</p><p>toxic releases of heat-trapping methane gas. Recent changes are both a surprise and acause for</p><p>alarm. There is more methane gas released from the Russian cauldron "than the CH4 emissions</p><p>estimate for the entire world ocean." Methane is a "far more potentGHG [greenhouse gas] thanCO2" with a greater potential to cause "abrupt climate change."</p><p>At the same time, researchers at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science in Zurichdeveloped a more efficient analysis of contributors to global warming. They found man-made</p><p>causes can now be linked with at least75% of global warming.</p><p>Hansen's warning is brought to life by the methane gas event starting in the Arctic. We are in the</p><p>danger zone. By the time we know it's too late, it won't matter. Without prompt, concerted action</p><p>through readily available technologies and programs, we face increasing calamities through</p><p>midcentury. After that, the displacement, destruction, and death assume unthinkable proportions.</p>http://www.opednews.com/articles/Oops-We-re-Doomed-by-Michael-Collins-111215-68.htmlhttp://www.opednews.com/articles/Oops-We-re-Doomed-by-Michael-Collins-111215-68.htmlhttp://www.opednews.com/articles/Oops-We-re-Doomed-by-Michael-Collins-111215-68.htmlhttp://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/docs/notyet/inpress_Hansen_Sato.pdfhttp://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/docs/notyet/inpress_Hansen_Sato.pdfhttp://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/docs/notyet/inpress_Hansen_Sato.pdfhttp://www.tgdaily.com/sustainability-features/60111-big-climate-change-could-happen-fast-and-soonhttp://www.tgdaily.com/sustainability-features/60111-big-climate-change-could-happen-fast-and-soonhttp://www.tgdaily.com/sustainability-features/60111-big-climate-change-could-happen-fast-and-soonhttp://www.tgdaily.com/sustainability-features/60111-big-climate-change-could-happen-fast-and-soonhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hansenhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hansenhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/meanmrmustard/3485553717/http://www.flickr.com/photos/meanmrmustard/3485553717/http://www.flickr.com/photos/meanmrmustard/3485553717/http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/shock-as-retreat-of-arctic-sea-ice-releases-deadly-greenhouse-gas-6276134.htmlhttp://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/shock-as-retreat-of-arctic-sea-ice-releases-deadly-greenhouse-gas-6276134.htmlhttp://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/shock-as-retreat-of-arctic-sea-ice-releases-deadly-greenhouse-gas-6276134.htmlhttp://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/shock-as-retreat-of-arctic-sea-ice-releases-deadly-greenhouse-gas-6276134.htmlhttp://planetsave.com/2010/04/22/wide-spread-release-of-methane-from-arctic-shelf-confirmed/http://planetsave.com/2010/04/22/wide-spread-release-of-methane-from-arctic-shelf-confirmed/http://planetsave.com/2010/04/22/wide-spread-release-of-methane-from-arctic-shelf-confirmed/http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo1327.htmlhttp://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo1327.htmlhttp://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo1327.htmlhttp://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo1327.htmlhttp://planetsave.com/2010/04/22/wide-spread-release-of-methane-from-arctic-shelf-confirmed/http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/shock-as-retreat-of-arctic-sea-ice-releases-deadly-greenhouse-gas-6276134.htmlhttp://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/shock-as-retreat-of-arctic-sea-ice-releases-deadly-greenhouse-gas-6276134.htmlhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/meanmrmustard/3485553717/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hansenhttp://www.tgdaily.com/sustainability-features/60111-big-climate-change-could-happen-fast-and-soonhttp://www.tgdaily.com/sustainability-features/60111-big-climate-change-could-happen-fast-and-soonhttp://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/docs/notyet/inpress_Hansen_Sato.pdfhttp://www.opednews.com/articles/Oops-We-re-Doomed-by-Michael-Collins-111215-68.html</li><li><p>8/3/2019 Oops We'Re Doomed! Scribd</p><p> 2/4</p><p>As these evidence-based warnings were issued, the military effort to seize effective control of oil</p><p>and natural gas regions of the Middle East and Central Asia continued unabated. Ironically, asour rulers engage in endless military conflicts to secure access to oil, they are delivering a</p><p>weapon of mass destruction, an oil-based economy that will create massive disasters and</p><p>dislocations that plunge the world into chaos.</p><p>Domestic policies have the same anti life outcome. TheKeystone XLpipeline to accommodate</p><p>tar sands oil production ensures continued CO2 pollution resulting in a collapsing world socialand economic structure.</p><p>We are headed for a new world disorder of epic proportions. Past performance indicates that thecurrent power structure is unable to handle disasters on a much smaller scale. The August 2003</p><p>heat wave in Europekilled 35,000, devastated crops, and sparked massive forest fires. It had</p><p>never occurred to these nations to plan for or even consider the impact of heat waves. Thefailed</p><p>responseto the New Orleans disaster in 2005 offers a sneak preview of one hapless responseafter another to tragedies of ever increasing magnitude. How will we plan for consequences we</p><p>can't predict?</p><p>What will the rulers do when entire agricultural regions disappear due to accelerating global</p><p>warming?</p><p>How will the planet offset these losses as the world climate system becomes more hostile toagricultural output even in those areas where growing can be sustained?</p><p>What will the people do when drinking water becomes scarce due to the evaporation of runoff</p><p>and water sources? What happens when the glaciers melt down and cease to store fresh water?</p><p>How will the world economy function as the flawed the assumption of endless growth becomespainfully apparent?</p><p>These were all questions that we were told were a generation or two away. That is no longer the</p><p>case according to the new evidence, analytic and empirical.</p><p>An Example of the New World Disorder</p><p>Florida, the coastline of China, the Netherlands,</p><p>and the entire nation of Bangladesh will be</p><p>acutely affected by sea level changes should the</p><p>world slip into Dr. Hansen's danger zone.</p><p>With just a2 meter rise in sea levelaround 530million people around the world will need to find</p><p>new homes because theirs will be gone. (United</p><p>States Geological Survey) The impact on Florida</p>http://yosemite.epa.gov/oeca/webeis.nsf/%28PDFView%29/20100126/$file/20100126.PDF?OpenElementhttp://yosemite.epa.gov/oeca/webeis.nsf/%28PDFView%29/20100126/$file/20100126.PDF?OpenElementhttp://yosemite.epa.gov/oeca/webeis.nsf/%28PDFView%29/20100126/$file/20100126.PDF?OpenElementhttp://www.atmos.washington.edu/2009Q1/111/ATMS111%20Presentations/Folder%201/CampbellS.pdfhttp://www.atmos.washington.edu/2009Q1/111/ATMS111%20Presentations/Folder%201/CampbellS.pdfhttp://www.atmos.washington.edu/2009Q1/111/ATMS111%20Presentations/Folder%201/CampbellS.pdfhttp://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4259-european-heatwave-caused-35000-deaths.htmlhttp://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4259-european-heatwave-caused-35000-deaths.htmlhttp://tinyurl.com/784qpzohttp://tinyurl.com/784qpzohttp://tinyurl.com/784qpzohttp://tinyurl.com/784qpzohttp://cegis.usgs.gov/video/30m/FloridaSLR.swfhttp://cegis.usgs.gov/video/30m/FloridaSLR.swfhttp://cegis.usgs.gov/video/30m/FloridaSLR.swfhttp://cegis.usgs.gov/sea_level_rise.htmlhttp://cegis.usgs.gov/sea_level_rise.htmlhttp://cegis.usgs.gov/sea_level_rise.htmlhttp://cegis.usgs.gov/sea_level_rise.htmlhttp://cegis.usgs.gov/sea_level_rise.htmlhttp://cegis.usgs.gov/sea_level_rise.htmlhttp://cegis.usgs.gov/video/30m/FloridaSLR.swfhttp://tinyurl.com/784qpzohttp://tinyurl.com/784qpzohttp://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4259-european-heatwave-caused-35000-deaths.htmlhttp://www.atmos.washington.edu/2009Q1/111/ATMS111%20Presentations/Folder%201/CampbellS.pdfhttp://yosemite.epa.gov/oeca/webeis.nsf/%28PDFView%29/20100126/$file/20100126.PDF?OpenElement</li><li><p>8/3/2019 Oops We'Re Doomed! Scribd</p><p> 3/4</p><p>is evident in the image. There will be 3.5 million people in need of new homes.</p><p>The time between now and midcentury will be marked by ever-increasing devastation and</p><p>displacement for human beings in coastal areas. About 40% of the earth's population lives within</p><p>60 miles of a coastal area.</p><p>Where will the millions left homeless in Florida go?</p><p>What's the response when tens of millions in Bangladesh have no place to go?</p><p>What willChinado with tens of millions seeking shelter?</p><p>It won't happen all at once. Incremental changes will produce a spectacle of suffering on a daily</p><p>basis.</p><p>The debate on global warming as a factor in all of this should be over as well. Man-made</p><p>influence and effects account for about 75% of the increases in the earth's temperature. Themantra of the coming death cycle will be the blinded effort to produce more and more of the very</p><p>toxins that allow fewer to live.</p><p>The Pathetic Response of Those in Charge</p><p>If we were grading the current crop of world leaders on any aspect of their records, the result</p><p>would surely be F, with a recommendation to drop the course of study. The laws required toprevent industry from harming citizens are virtually nonexistent. If U.S. courts took corporate</p><p>personhoodseriously, we'd all have massive law suits and the corporate leaders would be</p><p>charged with assault with intent to maim and kill.</p><p>One hundred and ninety one nationsjoined the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. The goal of</p><p>the effort was to avoid global catastrophe through a coordinated effort. Hansen and others tell usthat the protocol will have no real effect given the acceleration of changes. But even Kyoto's</p><p>inadequate goal was not suitable for the world's largest polluter, the U.S. Both the Bush and</p><p>Obama administrations failed to endorse the now-known-to-be-inadequate target. A follow-up</p><p>conference on Kyoto was held in Durban South Africa recently. It amounted to nothing morethanfiddling while Rome burns.</p><p>As citizens of the planet, we and our children have the right to expect a rational response bythose controlling the levers of power. What is government for, if not for this? Can't the powers</p><p>that be stop their triumphal spread of democracy at the barrel of a gun long enough to fix thegreatest threat ever to the people of the world? The earth will survive but we may not.</p><p>The logical path would be a working group of highly competent engineers and climate scientists</p><p>tasked to outline a solution, one that could be put in place soon. Instead, morally and criminallynegligent inaction is the rule under the cover of nicely named programs of no account with the</p><p>additional excuse provided by a wink and a nod in the direction of unimaginably cynical or</p><p>ignorant climate change deniers.</p>http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&amp;cpsidt=2791423http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&amp;cpsidt=2791423http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&amp;cpsidt=2791423http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kyoto_Protocol_signatories#Signed_and_ratifiedhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kyoto_Protocol_signatories#Signed_and_ratifiedhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/nov/29/kyoto-protocol-life-support-durban-summit?newsfeed=truehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/nov/29/kyoto-protocol-life-support-durban-summit?newsfeed=truehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/nov/29/kyoto-protocol-life-support-durban-summit?newsfeed=truehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/nov/29/kyoto-protocol-life-support-durban-summit?newsfeed=truehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kyoto_Protocol_signatories#Signed_and_ratifiedhttp://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&amp;cpsidt=2791423</li><li><p>8/3/2019 Oops We'Re Doomed! Scribd</p><p> 4/4</p><p>Do these world leaders live on the same planet as the rest of us?</p><p>Do they care about their friends and families?</p><p>Don't they worry that there might be a final judgment after their final acts ensuring mass</p><p>destruction?</p><p>Lead or get out of the way should be our message to these authors of our current troubles.</p><p>END</p><p>This article can be reproduced with attribution of authorship and a link to this article.</p><p>Special thanks to Jill Hayroot for her input.</p><p>The Money Party</p><p>Link:</p><p>http://www.opednews.com/articles/Oops-We-re-Doomed-by-Michael-Collins-111215-68.html </p>http://themoneyparty.org/main/http://themoneyparty.org/main/http://www.opednews.com/articles/Oops-We-re-Doomed-by-Michael-Collins-111215-68.htmlhttp://www.opednews.com/articles/Oops-We-re-Doomed-by-Michael-Collins-111215-68.htmlhttp://www.opednews.com/articles/Oops-We-re-Doomed-by-Michael-Collins-111215-68.htmlhttp://themoneyparty.org/main/</li></ul>