Friday, February 22, 2013

President Golfs While Our Home Burns

As 45,000 protesters marched past the White House to encourage President Obama to get to work on climate change,  Obama was playing golf in Florida with Oil company fat cats.

This really does not look good for Obama keeping his promises. Ironically, the golf course Obama and his Oil buddies played at will be a casualty of rising ocean waters in the future.

Here is a link to an article about the Presidential/Big Oil golf session:

This article was in the Huffington Post.

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We are very close to being in a feedback cycle where ice melt at the Arctic will release huge amounts of carbon from frozen permafrost ground. This will increase the global temperature very fast. This will melt more permafrost and so on, until the global temperature rise causes worse climate change effects. 

We are already having massive die-offs of microscopic plants that make more of the world's oxygen than forests do. We need that oxygen to breathe. 

We also need weather that lets us raise enough food to feed all of the billions of human beings that live on earth. We have already seen what devastation weather can wreak on humans, their dwellings, and cities, but that is nothing compared to what will happen when the weather worsens, so that the most skilled agriculturalist can not raise enough to feed himself and family let alone any other people.

The drought in the USA this last summer affected over 60% of our agricultural land. Prices have already jumped, but will probably get much worse until this year's crop is ready to ship and eat. I hate to think of what will happen if this spring, summer and fall are as bad for agriculture.

Anyway. Tell Obama we need him to get busy with climate change and that we are ready to do the same.

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