Monday, December 07, 2015
DAY 09-CLIMATE OBSESSED POWERGRABBERS-21-THE HERDS FLOOD FRANCE TO GET A WORLD CARBON TAX SCAM INSTITUTED.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
24 The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
OZONE DEPLETION JUDGEMENT ON THE EARTH DUE TO SIN
26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold,(7X OR 7-DEGREES HOTTER) as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people,(ISRAEL) and healeth the stroke of their wound.
27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
EVERYTHING DIES IN THE SEA DUE TO POISONED WATERS
3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.(enviromentalists-(COP 21 CLIMATE KOOKS) and animal rights nutjobs-mentalcases won't like this result)
4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
6 For they(False World Church and Dictator) have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
COP-21 CLIMATE SCAM MEETING NOV 29-DEC 11,2015
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Since science hasn't convinced leaders to act on climate, can power of faith do much better?-By Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press – DEC 6,15-YAHOONEWS
PARIS - The cold hard numbers of science haven't spurred the world to curb runaway global warming. So as climate negotiators struggle in Paris, some scientists who appealed to the rational brain are enlisting what many would consider a higher power: the majesty of faith.It's not God versus science, but followers of God and science together trying to save humanity and the planet, they say.Physicist John Schellnhuber, founder of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, said he has been coming to these international talks for 11 years and essentially seen negotiators throw up their hands and say "sorry guys we tried our best." And no one protested. But this time, with the power of Pope Francis' encyclical earlier this year calling global warming a moral issue and an even more energized interfaith community, Schellnhuber feels the world's faithful are watching and will hold world leaders accountable."They know they will be measured against the encyclical," Schellnhuber, a member of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, said Saturday at a Catholic Church event. Ever the scientist, Schellnhuber said on Saturday he hadn't seen any evidence yet during the first week of negotiations that this will happen, but he has faith it will.In the first five days of climate negotiations, interfaith activists came, fasted, talked to media, buttonholed leaders and prayed. On Saturday night in a downtown Paris chapel, hundreds of people, many of them prostrated on the ground, sang and prayed for the climate negotiators and mostly for the world.Faith "is much deeper" than science, said Caroline Bader of the Geneva-based Lutheran World Federation.And so are their numbers. Bader said interfaith leaders recently handed top United Nations negotiators a petition with 1.8 million signatures begging for meaningful climate action. Such action was also sought by Brother Alois Taize, a Catholic member of the ecumenical monastery, as he was preaching at the song-laden service about how the faithful and the world have to open their eyes to solutions to global warming."The environment movement, which has primarily been a secular one, has realized that over the last 30 years or so it's not been that successful in achieving its goals," Joe Ware of Christian Aid wrote in an email from the Paris talks. "Increasingly it has looked to faith groups for help in mobilizing a broader movement of people calling for action on climate change. They are actually natural allies as almost all faiths have a theology of creation care at their heart."Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a non-Catholic who advised Pope Francis on climate and is on the pontiff's science academy, says he thinks this new alliance will play a major role in what he hopes will be a historic agreement.But for Ramanathan, now a member of the Holy See's delegation to the climate talks, it's more than science or history. About four years ago he had a moment that he called "a revelation."He was presenting a paper on glacier melt to the scientists at the pontifical academy. It was academic and laid out the conclusions in cold hard facts. But then the chancellor to the academy, a bishop, added one sentence to the end: "If we want justice and peace, we must protect the habitat that sustains us."It was quickly agreed to and Ramanathan started to look at climate science not as an academic issue but an issue of justice, because those who are hurt the most by climate change are the world's poorest 3 billion. He started volunteering, working with the poor and examining his own consumption habits, like how much he drives.Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, said Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si is less about ecology than morality and fairness."Climate change is a global problem with serious social, environmental, economic, distributional and political dimensions, and poses one of the greatest challenges for humanity," the bishop said Saturday. "The poor populations are the most severely affected even though they are the least responsible."Pope Francis, called a rock star by young religious climate activists, was not in Paris. But as he spoke to faithful in St. Peter's Square Sunday he appealed to those deciding on climate change measures to show courage by also fighting poverty, saying "the two choices go together."He asked for prayers so that those making decisions on climate measures receive "the courage to always use as their criterion of choice the greater good of the human family."Marcia McNutt, a former U.S. Geological Survey director and Science magazine editor who is about to become the head of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, can't say enough about the importance of the pope's message."You can argue the science until cows come home, but that just appeals to people's intellect," McNutt said. "The pope's argument appeals to someone's heart. Whenever you appeal to someone's heart that's a much more powerful message."In some ways, the enlisting of the faith movement is a sign of scientists' desperation, but it's also a realization of the need for a moral revolution on climate, said Ramanathan, who actually briefed the pope on climate in a parking lot.The world will not act enough on climate change, Ramanathan said, "until we teach this in every church, every mosque, every synagogue, every temple."___Follow Seth Borenstein at https://twitter.com/borenbears and his work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/seth-borenstein
Ontario to announce details for high-occupancy toll lanes-CBC – DEC 6,15-YAHOONEWS
The Ontario government will announce details Monday of its plans for high-occupancy toll lanes — and what it will cost drivers to use them.News on the announcement came on Sunday in a Twitter posting by the province's Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca.Details of the government's plan had been expected by the end of the year.The so-called HOT lanes will allow motorists without passengers to pay to use High- Occupancy-Vehicle (HOV) lanes, which were designed to encourage carpooling.The plan is to create HOT lanes only where there are existing HOV lanes, which are free for any driver with at least one passenger — but carpooling and toll lanes could also be created on any new or expanded highways."On the provincial highway network, we will not be taking out general purpose lanes for the HOTs," Del Duca said early this fall.Opposition at Queen's Park-Del Duca has also said that the province would be willing to work with any municipality that wants to add tolls to existing roads under their jurisdiction, such as Toronto's Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway.He has also said he wants to use the lessons learned from the temporary HOV lanes set up on Toronto-area highways last summer for the Pan Am Games to develop the plan for toll lanes.The two opposition parties at Queen's Park have already gone on record denouncing the plan."We shouldn't be taxing existing roadways," said Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown." People have paid for those roads through their taxes, and that shouldn't be an option that the government looks at," he said.The New Democrats, meanwhile, have linked the HOT lanes with the name of a high-end automaker, calling them 'Lexus lanes' — and something that only the wealthiest of motorists would be able to afford."The Lexus lanes are not something I think is the right way to go," NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said in the past.
From Bangladesh flood map to the Bank of England, a 'carbon bubble' is born-ReutersBy By Nina Chestney and Bruce Wallace | Reuters – DEC 6,15-YAHOONEWS
PARIS (Reuters) - Poring over a Bangladeshi flood map as a London financial analyst 12 years ago, Mark Campanale had no idea the moment would spawn a financial concept powerful enough to rivet central bankers, anger oil moguls and fuel a grassroots movement to get investors to dump their fossil fuel holdings. The map was in the prospectus of a British firm seeking to raise money to build a coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh. Not only was Campanale angry that a company would pump more carbon emissions into the air from a low-lying country vulnerable to climate change in the form of rising sea levels; he was also mystified that investors didn't see the financial risks that went with it."I was offended that the markets weren’t picking up the risks, given what we knew about coal and climate change," Campanale recalls. "I thought: 'This is mad'."More than a decade later, Campanale's eureka moment has grown into a powerful - and vigorously contested - theory: that energy investors are sitting on a $2 trillion "carbon bubble" because vast amounts of coal, oil and gas companies' reserves will never be extracted if the world is to limit itself to a rise in global temperatures of 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels.The concept has rippled out from that Bangladeshi map to become part of the climate change lexicon. It has formed the basis for warnings about "stranded assets" by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and inspired groups like Norway's sovereign wealth fund to divest billions in fossil fuel holdings.It has also been embraced by green activists usually hostile to market solutions for climate change, igniting a global campaign to get investors to divest from fossil fuels. It has resonated across global climate change talks in Paris this week, even if it has not yet entered the formal agenda.MONEY NOT MORALITY-The concept "shifted the argument fundamentally from an ethical or moral issue into one which has an impact on risk to portfolios", says Charlie Thomas, manager of Jupiter Asset Management's Ecology Fund, valued at 429 million pounds ($648 million).Fossil fuel companies vigorously dispute the claim that their assets will ever be stranded, many saying the phrase is a political lever for radical green activists, not a lens for serious financial analysis. Oil and gas firms bristle at being lumped into the debate alongside carbon-intensive coal.But Campanale maintains the pioneering work he and his colleagues conducted was never about politics.“We weren’t thinking of a political narrative at all,” he says. “We said there are risks riddled across the system, and that the answer to the carbon bubble was to address the regulatory challenges.”In the years following the Bangladeshi prospectus, Campanale began honing the issue with Nick Robins, a former HSBC analyst, and Jeremy Leggett, an oil and gas consultant-turned-environmental-activist. In the early days, they called the phenomenon "unusable reserves". It didn't stick.After the failed 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen, Leggett wrote an opinion piece in Britain's Guardian newspaper highlighting long-term risks to coal investments. The article caught the attention of Joanna Messing, executive director of the Growald Family Fund, a philanthropic fund co-founded by the youngest child of David Rockefeller.Messing made a cold call to Leggett, asking about his theory and "whether he had an idea about how to take action”, she said.Funding from the Rockefellers and others quickly followed, allowing Campanale, Leggett and ex-WWF policy adviser James Leaton in 2010 to launch Carbon Tracker, a London-based think tank focused on the financial impact of climate change.THE BUBBLE SURFACES- Their breakthrough was a 2011 report called "Unburnable Carbon - are the world's financial markets carrying a carbon bubble?", which concluded that 80 per cent of world's reserves would have to stay in the ground if the world was to meet its 2 degree target.Carbon Tracker printed only a hundred or so copies, distributing them to London investment managers and analysts."I did think at the time that, once we'd launched the research, it was 'job done'," Campanale said.But they pushed the concept at financial gatherings, lobbying executives at the annual Davos Economic Forum and wooing Bank of England chief economist Andrew Haldane with the idea of a sub-prime mortgage-style threat to the financial system.It was their Rockefeller connection that introduced the concept to American activist circles. A program director at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund gave one of the copies to Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein, who passed it along to prominent U.S. environmentalist Bill McKibben.McKibben, a long-time writer on climate change who converted his network of readers into the powerful 350.org grassroots movement, says it took him some time to work out the report's significance.But the following summer, his article "Global Warming's Terrifying New Math", published in Rolling Stone magazine, introduced the carbon bubble to a new audience of students and church groups, grist for their nascent campaigns to get investors to divest from fossil fuels.- FROM ROLLING STONE TO SNOWBALL-It was "maybe the most-shared thing I'd written since my original book on climate change way back in 1989," McKibben said.The religious Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, New Jersey, got the message. In April 2013, they proposed a resolution at ExxonMobil's shareholder meeting arguing that "sooner or later, restrictions on carbon emissions will be necessary", according to Exxon's SEC filing."This has led economists to fear a ‘carbon bubble’ as current investments may be stranded," they wrote. The motion was rejected by 73.3 percent, but the phrase had been used in a U.S. disclosure for the first time.In the last few months alone, New York's attorney general has forced one coal concern, Peabody, to disclose its own assessments of the risks it faces from any increased regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, and begun investigating oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp on similar grounds.After first ignoring the issue, the energy industry has begun to fight back, though splits have appeared in the process.Oil and gas companies, especially in Europe, increasingly distance themselves from coal, which they regard as far more vulnerable to the bubble argument."Of the 2.8 trillion tonnes of carbon bubble, two-thirds of it is coal," Royal Dutch Shell's chief financial officer Simon Henry told Reuters. He says only 1.5 percent of the total is held by international oil and gas companies. "This idea of stranded assets is just arithmetic nonsense." Indeed, coal is suffering most. On the eve of the Paris conference, a $34 billion state pension fund in Sweden pulled out of 28 coal companies, and Allianz, Europe's biggest insurance firm, said it would cease investing in coal-heavy mining and utility firms."What was an obscure report three years ago is now the talking points of the World Bank, the IMF and so on," says McKibben. "It's become clear we simply have to keep the carbon in the ground."(Additional reporting by Valerie Volcovici in Washington and Ron Bousso in London; Editing by Jonathan Leff and Kevin Liffey)
Heat, drought and ISIS: Climate change as a ‘threat multiplier’-Jeneen Interlandi-December 2, 2015-YAHOONEWS
The link between environmental degradation and social collapse is a well-understood phenomenon — just ask an Easter Islander — but this week saw a particularly striking illustration of how it can work in the world of today, or of the future. The climate talks now unfolding in Paris come just two weeks after a terrorist attack on the same city by the Islamic State (ISIS). And presidential candidates are seizing the opportunity to draw some parallels. Or to refute them. Bernie Sanders has argued that global warming and terrorism are “directly related,” while Donald Trump has called Obama “ridiculous” for wasting time on climate negotiations “ while the world is in turmoil and falling apart in so many ways, especially with ISIS.”The Pentagon itself, not otherwise noted for its commitment to the environment, has identified climate change as a “threat multiplier” that will strain America’s defenses in the future. But how, exactly? The progression from climate change to civil war in Syria involves two assertions. One: Manmade global warming is responsible for the epic drought that gripped Syria from 2006 to 2010. Two: That drought triggered the civil unrest that followed.The first premise is widely accepted among climatologists. While no individual weather event can ever be explicitly tied to climate change or even to global warming, the probability of such events under different scenarios can indeed be measured and compared. Earlier this year, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) found that a prolonged drought, which stretched across northeastern Syria and northern Iraq from 2007 to 2010, was caused in part by increases in temperature and sea-level air pressure that in turn led to a decline in rainfall and soil moisture. All of these shifts, the authors reported, were predicted by climate models of elevated greenhouse gas emissions. According to those models, this particular drought was two to three times more likely to occur with greenhouse gas concentrations such as we are seeing in the atmosphere today than it otherwise would have been. That conclusion is not in dispute.The line from drought to war is not nearly as straightforward, though on the surface it doesn’t seem to involve any leaps of faith. It makes sense that a severe drought would lead to massive crop failure, and that in a country heavily dependent on agriculture the results would be disastrous. But drought, no matter how severe, was only one of myriad forces at work in Syria; government corruption, rampant human rights abuses, economic despair and a rising tide of radical Islam all played their own part, and teasing out the relative contribution of climate change via drought is tricky work at best.We know that there was a drought that lasted several years. We know that it forced hundreds of thousands of poor farmers off their lands and into cities that were already overcrowded by refugees (1 million or so, by most accounts) from the war in neighboring Iraq. And we know that the U.N., at least, was very worried. According to a WikiLeaks cable highlighted by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman last year, Syria’s representative in the Food and Agricultural Organization was begging for money to stave off the drought’s worst effects as far back as 2008. The Syrian minister of agriculture had apparently told the representative that confronting the expected fallout would be “beyond [our] capacity as a country.” The phrase “social destruction” was used.But that’s more or less where the certainty ends. Both the number of prewar migrants from the rural drought-plagued north down into the cities — let’s call them drought refugees — and the impetus for their exodus are in dispute. Was it, as countless NGOs and media outlets have asserted, 1.5 million people that fled, or was the head count, as the Syrian government and United Nations have both reported, closer to 250,000? And was it the drought that drove them off their lands? Or was it the cancellation of diesel and fertilizer subsidies beginning in 2009 that also had a crippling effect on farming? If it was both, which seems plausible, what portion of the war can we then blame on drought? That answer would still depend on a whole other suite of questions, including how those refugees were received in the cities they fled to, and what they did when they got there and what happened to the families that stayed behind. How many adapted? Assimilated? Were radicalized? In the end, war is made by people, not fallow fields. And human behavior is tougher to measure or explain than air temperature.The PNAS paper, the only real scientific look at the question, concludes that climate change was a major contributor to Syria’s descent into war, but that it was not the deciding factor by any stretch. “We’re not saying drought caused the war,” Richard Seager, a climate scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and one of the study’s lead authors, told Scientific American when the study was first published. “We’re saying that added to all the other stressors, it helped kick things over the threshold into open conflict. And a drought of that severity was made much more likely by the ongoing human-driven drying of that region.”In a sense, this is an argument of primarily academic interest: If climate change increases the likelihood of epic droughts, leading in turn to crop failure and starvation, the case for doing something would seem convincing enough, whether or not the farmers forced off their land proceed to start a revolution. But it’s good to be reminded that nature’s intricate web of causation cannot be separated from the political, economic and technological forces at work in the modern world. And that ecological collapse can overturn the entire hierarchy of life, across the whole planet. Just ask a dinosaur.
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