Friday, May 12, 2006

12 Results of Global Warming/Divine Bomb/Headlines

(P1) Philosophical

Where Have All The Glaciers Gone?








(above) A photo taken in 1899 shows the shoreline near Muir Point on Muir Inlet with no vexation visible along Alaska's Glacier Bay. Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey.

(below) By the time this photo was taken in 2003, the Muir and Adams glaciers have disappeared, and extensive vegetation is visible. National Park Service photo by Ronald D. Karpilo.










Please
read this and then please send letters, emails, phonecalls, etc. to all your representatives urging (at the very least) a push for anti-global warming legislation including demanding ratification of the Kyoto Accords.


12 Results of Global Warming



1. Heat Waves - have tripled - 19,000 deaths in Italian heat wave, 18,000 France, 800 Chicago.
Deaths from heat waves will double by 2020.

2. Rains Harder when it does rain

3. More Drought in Dry Areas.

4. Seasonal Changes

5. Water Shortage from Loss of the Snow Pack - 75% of water in Western States comes from snow pack. Areas also produce 75% of the nation's fruit.

6. Forest Fires

7. Extinction of one quarter of all plants and animals.

8. Disease (eg. mosquito-borne)

9. Allergy Pollens have doubled and will continue to double.

10. Melting of Alaska and Ice Caps (see above) - Extremely significant!

11. Sea Level Is Rising - If the Greenland and Arctic Ice Caps melt, it could rise 240 ft. 50% of Americans live within 50 miles of the sea.

12. Storm Surges - Since 1970, the number of category 4 and 5 hurricanes have doubled.

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(P2) Political


A "Divine Bomb"

When I first received this article from a friend, I knew I'd use it here. Do I classify this as "political" or "philosophical"? How can we tell the difference anymore? I'll begin the article here and then link to it in its entirety.



There is nothing divine about a bomb test
Barb Guy
Salt Lake Tribune

The first I heard of Divine Strake was last month. I was standing a few feet from the Nevada Nuclear Test Site where the experiment will happen. Corbin Harney, a Western Shoshone elder, winkingly gave me permission to enter the U.S. government-run, restricted-access site as his guest, since, if you believe the treaty the government signed, his people still own the land. I declined his invitation - I didn't have time to go to jail. Still, he and I stood together, holding hands, our heads bowed in prayer, or in respect for the prayers of others, as a religious service was held in the nuclear dust. This Catholic mass welcomed the Shoshone spiritual leader, a Jewish man wearing a tallit and reading from the Torah, a Mennonite, an Episcopal priest, a Jesuit priest, a Zen priest, a Methodist minister, an elderly nun in microfleece pants and sneakers, a former Marine officer, a hibakusha (Japanese survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb), my husband Chris, and me. It was a fine American exercise in people of many faiths coming together, talking through difference, wishing for peace, and petitioning our government.

Divine Strake is the code name for a massive non-nuclear test planned for June 2. An explosion of 700 tons of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil - ANFO - will send a mushroom cloud perhaps 10,000 feet into the Nevada sky. This gigantic experimental blast will use 280 times the amount of ANFO that demolished Oklahoma City's Murrah Federal Building in 1995, killing 168 people and damaging or destroying more than 300 buildings.

Some experts worry the test is a precursor to developing a nuclear bunker-buster bomb. (Here is the complete text of Barb Guy's article)


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(P3) Poetical

Any Random MorningĂ‚’s Headlines

11-YR OLD BOY SHOT DEAD IN HOME

49 INDICTED IN FILING FALSE KATRINA CLAIMS

WOMAN HOLDING TOY GUN SHOT

ISRAEL'S SHARON TO RECEIVE SURGERY FOR HOLE IN HEART

BODY IN PARK I.D.'d

BRITAIN CELEBRATES FIRST FOX HUNT SINCE KILLING BAN

SUICIDES UP IN NEW ORLEANS

2 ST. PETERSBURG STORES GASSED-AUTHORITIES BLAME RUSSIAN GANGS

U.S. SOLDIER KILLED WHILE ON PATROL IN BAGHDAD

POLICE INVESTIGATING WHY VIRGINIA MAN KILLED 4, HIMSELF

14% OF SALES EXPECTED POST-HOLIDAY

(Tuesday December 27, 2005)


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1 comment:

Duncan said...

Well, what a pleasant Mother's Day read we have today, eh, Coletti?

I wasn't going to say any more, but I will make a couple of brief comments.

I do believe there is such a thing as global warming. I do not yet understand fully what causes it. (Yeah, yeah I know greenhouse gas, etc. But is that all that is causing it?) I am not convinced that global warming was the direct cause of all those folks dying in Europe during the heat waves. I've seen hotter summers in Missouri, Nevada, Arizona and California and not that many people died. And in Missouri at the time I lived there very, very few people had air conditioned homes or cars. But we survived.

As for the bomb, I agree it's a dumb thing. But, let's see at 700 tons, that's 1.4 million pounds, what does Barb Guy and her friends think is going to deliver it? I'm sure the government, especially the Nazis in power today, are up to no good, but protesting the bomb is protesting a symptom of the real disease. Let's get to the root of the evil.