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


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"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

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“Let us sing as we go. May our struggles and our concern for this planet never take away the joy of our hope.”

-- ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME, May 24, 2015

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"This generation has altered the composition of the atmosphere on a global scale through radioactive materials and a steady increase in carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels."

-- President Lyndon B. Johnson, Feb. 2, 1965

"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

"To anyone who continues to deny the reality that is climate change, I dare you to ... go to the islands of the Pacific, the islands of the Caribbean and the islands of the Indian Ocean and see the impacts of rising sea levels ... If that is not enough, you may want to pay a visit to the Philippines right now."

-- Yeb Sano, Philippine delegate to the Warsaw round of climate talks, announcing he will fast until the conference develops a meaningful action plan, Nov. 2013



“Those of us who spend our days trawling . . .the scientific literature on climate change are becoming increasingly gloomy about the future of human civilization. We are well past the time of niceties, of avoiding the dire nature of what is unfolding, and politely trying not to scare the public.”

-- Elizabeth Hanna, of the Australian National University, on that country's record heat wave and wildfire epidemic

“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, and shipping it abroad doesn’t clean up the problem. . .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


* Rate of acidification of North Atlantic has doubled in a decade  (Feb. 20156)

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

* Ocean warming accounts for half of recent sea level rise  (Jan. 2016)


US PRESS COVERAGE:  A DAMNING BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST


* Warming is accelerating the race to the poles  (Feb. 2016)

* Science watchdog group 2015 was the hottest year -- by far  (Jan. 2016)

* More than a third of ocean-absorbed heat is buried in deep-sea depths   (Jan. 2016)

* 2011-2015:  hottest five year stretch on record  (Nov. 2015)

* Greenland opens new "floodgate" into the ocean  (Nov. 2015)

* Earth is experiencing a new warming spurt  (Jan. 2016)

* The world's lakes are warming faster than the air or oceans (Dec. 2015)

* Warming is driving many bird species toward the poles (Nov. 2015)

* CO2 levels hit 30th consecutive annual rise  (Nov. 2015)

* Exxon knew about catastrophic climat impacts in 1977    (Sept. 2015)

* Warming waters drive collapse of North Atlantic cod population  (Oct. 2015)

* Miami, New Orleans will inevitably be submerged  (Oct. 2015)

* BP, initial booster of climate action, is now biggest obstructionist: study  (Sept. 2015)

* UN predicts 50 million climate refugees in the next 10 years  (Sept. 2015)

* Climate change will yield a new, very different world   (Sept. 2015)

* Earth has entered a new era of mass extinction   (June, 2015)

* NASA may have underestimated the speed of sea level rise  (Aug. 2015)


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


* Report warns of warming-driven terrorism, failed states (July, 2014)

* Drought cuts trees' carbon storage capacity  (July, 2015)

* IMF:  carbon fuels are being subsidized at the rate of $10 million per minute     (May, 2015)

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

* Scientists foresee largest ocean migration in three million years  (June, 2015)

* Hurricanes are becoming fewer -- but more intense   (May, 2015)


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* Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf faces imminent collapse  (May, 2015)

* Thawing Arctic soils contain 10 times more CO2  than atmosphere (April, 2015)

* Warmth is causing ticks to wake earler, spread further  (May, 2015)


                FIRST DRAFT OF AN AGENDA FOR A MOVEMENT IN DENIAL


* Climate change is disrupting bird migrations   (May, 2015)

* IPCC author: two degree rise is "unacceptable  (March, 2015)

* Climate change drives 75 percent of all heat waves:  scientists  (April, 2015)

* Warming "pause" likely to give way to warming "acceleration"   (Feb. 2015)

* Winter Arctic sea ice is smallest on record   (March. 2015)

* Warming-driven drought fueled Syrian chaos: study (March, 2015)

* Special Report: From the climate scientists  50 shades of grief  (Jan. 2015)

* Warming is disrupting critical ecological timing  (Jan. 2015)


Requiem for All the Children


* Study collapses CO2 - warming timelag to a decade  (Dec. 2014)

* 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**


* Ex-BP Chief to big oil and big coal:  climate change threatens your existence  (Nov. 2014)

* PTSD: the hidden human impact of our changing climate  (Oct. 2014)

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

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

* Intensifying downpours are now the"new normal" -- scientists  (Aug. 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)


"Not an Act of God" -- (an op-ed about Hurricane Sandy)


* Meltdown of major Antarctic glacier is "unstoppable" -- study   (May, 2014)

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

* Scientists: widespread annual drought set to become the 'new normal'   (Aug. 2012)

* US newspapers lead the world in climate denial  (Oct. 2012)


 "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)