Climate Change Update Nov 22


Nov 10

This update has been very easy to write because we did not have to do any research whatsoever. This is straight from Reuters, whom we thank. Oh, and you can tell that we took this from an international report because of the spelling of certain words. See if you can catch them.

The COP27 conference in Egypt has just finished up. Decades of climate research has gone into it, and there were two major reports issued this past year and here are the highlights.

Humans Are Unequivocally To Blame

  • Last year’s report on the physical basis for climate change unequivocally blamed humans for rising temperatures.
  • It also said climate change was dangerously close to spinning out of control.
  • Previously rare weather extremes are becoming more common, and some regions are more vulnerable than others.
  • For the first time, the report’s authors called for urgent action to curb methane. Until now, the IPCC had focused on carbon dioxide, the most abundant greenhouse gas.
  • With time running out to prevent runaway climate change, the authors said it was worth looking into the benefits and drawbacks of geoengineering, or large-scale interventions, such as injecting particles into the atmosphere to block out solar radiation.
  • The report said the world’s nations, including the wealthiest, needed to start preparing for climate impacts and adapting to a warmer world.

Urgent Need To Adapt To Heatwaves, Storms, and Sea Level Change

  • News of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine eclipsed the release in February of a seminal report on how the world should prepare for a warmer world.
  • With climate change already causing extreme weather worldwide, the report urged rich and poor countries alike to adapt now to impacts including more frequent heatwaves, stronger storms and higher sea levels.
  • The report made clear that different regions face different risks, and offered localised projections for what to expect.
  • Millions of people face poverty and food insecurity in the coming years, as climate change hits crops and water supplies and threatens to disrupt trade and labour markets.
  • The daunting forecast for the world’s poor reignited calls for a “Loss and Damage” fund through which rich nations would compensate for costs incurred by poor countries from climate-related disasters.
  • Following a breakthrough at the start of this year’s climate summit, the issue of loss and damage is for the first time part of the U.N. talks’ formal agenda.

Now or Never

  • It’s “now or never,” one report co-chair said in releasing findings that show that only drastic emissions cuts in the next few decades would prevent warming from spiralling out of control.
  • The report explored how various emissions scenarios would translate into future temperature rise.
  • Cities are a big part of the emissions problem, it said, but also a source of hope and positive solutions.
  • The energy transition to renewable sources and clean-burning fuels is moving too slowly.
  • The report went beyond focusing on fossil fuels and manufacturing to urge strong climate action in agriculture, where farming methods and better forest protection could curb emissions.
  • It warned that climate change threatens economic growth, and for the first time highlighted the need for action at the individual level, calling on governments to agree to policies to change consumer and transportation habits that encourage less waste.

We are headed for a cliff and someone’s got the pedal to the metal. This is why politics are important. The fact that we are here at a “now or never” point in time is due to political decisions.

Jimmy Carter’s energy initiatives: had other countries taken them up and had we kept them as a guide to our survival . . . well, we wouldn’t have reached this “now or never” point in time. His energy initiatives would have saved the planet (scientists agree), but then Ronald Reagan came into office and his first official acts were to quash all of those initiatives and turn over gobs and gobs of money to the fossil fuel industry.

Politics are important and so is education. An educated, informed voter does not vote against their enlightened self-interests.

We’ve dumbed down America and people everywhere are voting their fears, their prejudices, their hatreds . . . and in the end, their own enlightened self-interests are nonexistent. Too many are fighting for survival while fighting against their survival. It’s scary. It’s scary stupid. It’s mind boggling.

It looks like the corporatocracy will be picking the meat off of the rotting corpse of a dead earth and the world will look on in wonder of how the hell we got here.

An enlightened few will know how we got here.

You see, we “call” ourselves a Christian nation, and yet we act like heathens. We’ve murdered millions upon millions of innocent people in our wars, especially our “Indian wars,” in the name of Jesus.

They say they’ve read the Bible, but I wonder. I really wonder.

For the love of money is the root of all evil . . . .


1 Timothy 6:9-10

When you don’t know your own self-interests, when you are not enlightened enough to know your own self-interests, and when you’ve forgotten the root of all evil, or simply looked away and hid from this truth, utter annihilation is inevitable.


Today, politically, it’s all about this “WOKE” business. The rich and powerful hate that term and have been denigrating it, calling for an end to this “wokeness.”

Do you know why?

Because if the minions ever woke up and realized their own self-interests . . . their enlightened self-interests, the corporatocracy would collapse.

Society is much more fragile than anyone can imagine. And when it starts to collapse, all the evil that brought it about will be released in a flood, and humankind will finally grasp the concept of hell.

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