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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:03 PM

We Are Destroying Our Life Support System

We Are Destroying Our Life Support System



By Dahr Jamail,
Truthout

Published
January 28, 2019


The warming of planet Earth continues apace, and the ramifications become ever more stunning with each passing month. While no single meteorological event or phenomenon can be attributed solely to human-caused climate disruption, this is now nearly always the leading cause of the event, or at the very least a major contributing factor.

Recent data from the World Meteorological office showed that 2018 was the fourth warmest on record, making the last four years the hottest four years in Earth’s recorded history.

On that note, it is worth remembering that the single worst mass extinction event in Earth’s history, the “Great Dying” that happened 252 million years ago and took out as much as 96 percent of all marine species and two-thirds of terrestrial life, occurred due to rapid planetary warming.

Another feedback loop has been discovered in the Arctic, this time in Greenland, where it was recently reported that melting glaciers are yet another source of methane.

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Writing these climate dispatches has become increasingly difficult over the last five years. Each new report of the melting of glaciers and ice fields that is accelerating yet again, each new source of methane that is now speeding the warming of the already overburdened atmosphere, each new bird species listed as “declining significantly,” each new atmospheric CO2 level reached, and every round of temperature records across the planet leads to yet more grief, anguish, rage, anxiety, sadness — and finally, acceptance. ..........(more)

https://truthout.org/articles/we-are-destroying-our-life-support-system/






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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:30 PM

1. K & R

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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 09:46 PM

2. *The Human Element* movie

https://thehumanelementmovie.com/


K&R this subject. And thanks.

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Sat Feb 2, 2019, 10:42 PM

3. K&R

Dahr Jamail is a good investigative reporter. I need to read some of these dispatches. Thanks for posting.

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