Wednesday, June 21, 2017

When left in the hands of morons a democracy can slowly die. The USA is definitely on that path.

It is time to call for formal recognition of the dangers of the Plutocracy that is plaguing the planet, quite frankly. The isolated wealth sequestered to a few is endangering most of the people of Earth. It is time for the United Nations to address the threat of sequestered wealth and it's perils to so many.

The Plutocrats can hide in rat holes and wait for the air to clear while a global war for power will destroy the biotic troposphere. Enough is enough.

The threat has to be identified, located and dialogues must take place. It is time to call the most dangerous threats to Earth's people what they are. The people of this planet cannot go on like this forever.

Future generations will fear, rather than fend for, the global environment.

20 June 2017

...“I can assure you, (click here) you’re going to be the first EPA administrator that’s come before this committee in eight years that actually gets more money than they asked for,” said Oklahoma congressman Tom Cole, a member of the US House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations who, as a Republican, is nominally on the same side as Pruitt. In a gruelling session, Pruitt was left in no doubt of what the committee members thought of proposals from Donald Trump’s administration to slash both the spending and the remit of the EPA.

“I’ll get straight to it. The fiscal year 2018 budget request for EPA is a disaster,” said Nita Lowey, a Democratic representative for New York who sits on the committee. The intended cuts of US$2.4 billion to the agency budget, she said, would “surely impact EPA’s ability to fulfil its critical mission of protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink”....

...A death zone is creeping over the surface of Earth, gaining a little more ground each year. As an analysis published this week in Nature Climate Change shows, since 1980, these temporary hells on Earth have opened up hundreds of times to take life 

(C. Mora et al.Nature Clim. Change; 2017). (click here)

At present, roughly one-third of the world’s population lives for about three weeks a year under such conditions. If greenhouse-gas emissions continue to rise unchecked, that figure could climb, exposing almost three-quarters of the population by the end of the century....

...Cities including London, New York, Tokyo and Sydney have all seen citizens die from the effects of excessive heat. By 2100, people in the tropics could be living in these death zones for entire summers....