In Conclusion...
A video talk By Ross Gelbspan (14:52 minutes)


QUOTEWORTHY

“Climate change is an issue determining our destiny as mankind – it will determine the wellbeing of all of us.”

-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressing the UN climate conference in Bonn, Nov. 2017

“[I]f we don't do anything about climate change now, in 50 years' time we will be toasted, roasted and grilled."

-- Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

"History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awaken."

-- Stephen Daedalus, Ulysses by James Joyce

“One thing that has been interesting this entire campaign season to watch is that people that say facts are facts; they’re not really facts. [I]t’s kind of like looking at ratings or looking at a glass of half-full water. Everybody has a way of interpreting them to be the truth or not true. There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore of facts.”

-- Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes quoted in the New York Times, Dec. 6, 2016

“[The environment] will be fine, we can leave a little bit, but you can’t destroy businesses.”

-- Donald Trump, quoted in The Guardian (U.K.), Nov. 12, 2016

"The earth is speaking now, but man won't listen."

-- Darryl "Grey Eagle" Brown, a spiritual leader of the Choctaw tribe, June 12, 2016

"Like any grandfather, I want my grandchildren to enjoy the beauty and bounty of a healthy planet. And like any human being, it grieves me to see that floods, droughts and fires are getting worse, that island nations will disappear and uncounted species will become extinct."

-- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Nov. 26, 2015

"God always forgives, but the earth does not. Take care of the earth so it does not respond with destruction,"

-- Pope Francis, at a UN conference in Rome, Nov. 19, 2014

“We have spent our entire existence adapting, okay? So we will adapt to this. Changes to weather patterns that move crop production areas around — we’ll adapt to that. It’s an engineering problem, and it has engineering solutions.”

--Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, June 27, 2012

“There’s no such thing as clean coal. . .Improving the efficiency in how much energy you get from burning a pound of coal doesn’t make clean coal.”

---- Bill Ritchie, former manager of several large Montana coal mines, The Missoulian (Mt), April 17, 2012

"The melt-off from the world's ice sheets, ice caps and glaciers over eight years of the past decade would have been enough to cover the United States in about 18 inches of water, according to new data" from Nasa Satellites.

-- The Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 8, 2012



The Heat Is Online

The Climate Movement and the Liabilities of Hope


* Cosr of US climate impacts will exceed virtually all other countries  (Sept. 2018)

* Arctic warming intensifies extremes by "stalling" the movement of weather fronts  (Aug. 2018)

* Overheated oceans force shutdown of nuclear plants in Scandinavia  (Aug. 2018)


Climate change is not just another issue in this complicated world of proliferating issues. It is the issue which, unchecked, will swamp all other issues.


* Hurricane Florence is 50 percent wider and wetter due to climate change  (Sept. 2018)

* Rate of Antarctic meltdown has tripled since 2012  (June. 2018)

* On the road to "Hothouse Earth"  (Aug. 2018)

* Oldest, thickest Arctic sea ice is breaking up  (Aug. 2018)

* Warming is driving trees northward and westward   (Aug. 2018)

* Record heat waves scorch four continents   (July, 2018)

* Warming is changing the timing of the seasons  (July,  2018)

* Danger sign:  nighttime low temps rising faster than daytime highs  (July, 2018)

* Fish losing sense of smell due to acidification  (July, 2018)

* CO2 hits highest level in 800,000 years   (May, 2018)

* IPCC:  the moment of truth is here  (June, 2018)

* April, 2018 marks 400th consecutive month of above-average temperatures  (May,, 2018)

* Slower-moving hurricanes are inflicting more damage  (June, 2018)

* Ocean current slowdown points to an increasingly stormy future  (May, 2018)

* A 2-degree C. temperature rise will not prevent climate chaos  (April, 2018)

* National Assessment:  temperatures in US, Europe not seen for 11,000 years  (Feb. 2018)

* Warming drives the spread of toxic algal blooms  (May, 2018)

* Bug-borne diseases tripled in 12 years  (May, 2018)

* Gulf Stream weaker than any time in last 1,600 years  (April, 2018)

* Lyme-bearing ticks thrive in the warming   (April, 2018)

* Antarctic meltdown threatens to slow ocean currents  (April, 2018)

* Snowshoe rabbits are losing their winter-white camouflage  (Feb. 2018)

* Hotter, longer, drier droughts threaten  millions in east Africa  (March, 2018)

* Warming oceans are losing oxygen, suffocating marine life  (Jan. 2018)

* Bats migrate northward two weeks earlier threatening food chain  (Feb. 2018)

* Sea ice shrinks to record January low  (Feb. 2018)

* Intelligence chiefs:  climate change likely to fuel political upheavals  (Feb. 2018)

* Sea levels projected to rise 4 inches a decade by 2100 (Feb. 2018) 

* World's oceans set new heat record  (Jan. 2018)

* Pentagon:  climate change threatens 1,700 military sites around the world  (Feb. 2018)

* 2017 was second hottest year on record -- hottest without El Nino  (Jan. 2018)

* The warming is faster, more extreme than scientists anticipated  (Dec. 2017)

* Worst-case warming scenario seen as most likely  (Dec. 2017)

* News media ignored climate change in its hurricane coverage  (Dec. 2017)

* New CO2 concentrations not seen for 3 million years  (Oct. 2017)

* Global fossil fuel burning sets new record  (Nov. 2017)

* Warming is changing bird migration patterns  (Dec. 2017)

* Trump, Congress scuttle satellite sea-ice surveillance program  (Nov. 2017)

* Trump appoints an "army" of climate deniers  (Oct. 2017)

* EPA muzzles scientists  on climate change  (Oct. 2017)

* NASA:  CO2 spike from tropical forests is biggest in 2,000 years  (Oct. 2017)

* Pentagon defies President Trump's order to halt climate planning activities   (Sept. 2017)

* Are megastorms like Irma and Harvey the "new normal"?  (Sept. 2017)

* Annual global fossil fuel subsidies top $5 trillion  (Aug. 2017)


2016 -- a year of broken records


* Massive chunk of Larsen C ice shelf fractures  (July, 2017)

* Sea levels are rising three times faster than in 1990  (May, 2017)

* CO2 concentrations hit record 410 parts per million   (April, 2017)

* Humans are forcing the climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces  (Feb. 2017)

* Emotional health becoming a worldwide casualty of climate change  (Feb. 2017)

* Scientists see much earlier sudden North Atlantic cooling  (Feb. 2017)

* CO2 "new normal" not seen for 3 million years: WMO (Oct. 2016)

US PRESS COVERAGE:  A DAMNING BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST


* Warming is polarizing the climate (not just the people)  (Sept. 2016)

* Oil and coal emissions have postponed the next ice age for at least 50,000 years  (Jan. 2016)

* Extreme weather has fueled a quarter of the world's recent conflicts  (July, 2016)


THE DESPAIR OF SCIENTISTS: "WHEN THE END OF THE WORLD IS YOUR DAY JOB"


* Hurtling pace of Arctic meltdown stuns scientists  (July, 2016)

* Big oil plays a Shell game with our future  (May, 2015)


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* WAIS sheds one "Mt. Everest" every two years  (Dec. 2014)

* Geoengineering "fixes" could harm billions of people -- study  (Nov. 2014)


GLOBAL SOLUTION: Rewiring the World with Clean Energy**


* Insurers drop coverage as climate impacts spread  (Oct. 2014)

* Pentagon again issues security alarm about climate change  (Oct. 2014)


                                                                    "Beyond the Point of No Return"

* Oceans becoming acidified 10 times faster than 56 million years ago (June. 2014)

* Warming waters trigger largest marine migrations in two million years  (May, 2014)

* 2 degrees C too hot by half:  scientists (Dec. 2013)


 "Moral Leadership In The Greenhouse"


* NASA ANIMATION:  131 years of planetary heating in 26 seconds (Jan. 2012)

* Oceans have stored more heat than they released since 1993  (May, 2010)