Protest Marches - Sit-ins


Climate



Nearly 200 Nations Adopt Climate Agreement At COP21 Talks In Paris
“Shall” versus “Should”

In 2016 we just experienced the hottest April in 137 years of record keeping, and it was the 12th consecutive month to set a new record, and the 38th consecutive year with global temperatures above average.

2014 was the Hottest Year on Record


Land and Ocean Temperatures 2016

City of Phalodi India the country's highest recorded temperature - a scorching 51 degrees Celsius (123.8 degrees Fahrenheit).

Instrumental Temperature Record provides the temperature of Earth's climate system from the historical network of in situ measurements of surface air temperatures and ocean surface temperatures.

Proxy Climate are preserved physical characteristics of the past that stand in for direct meteorological measurements and enable scientists to reconstruct the climatic conditions over a longer fraction of the Earth's history. Reliable global records of climate only began in the 1880s, and proxies provide the only means for scientists to determine climatic patterns before record-keeping began.

Global Warming and climate change are terms for the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects. Multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming.

Climate Change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years). Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather around longer-term average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as global warming.

Temps Rising over 200 years Graph
Global Warming Math

Keeling Curve is a graph which plots the ongoing change in concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere since 1958.

Anthropocene is a proposed epoch that begins when human activities started to have a significant global impact on Earth's geology and ecosystems.

Dansgaard–Oeschger event are rapid climate fluctuations that occurred 25 times during the last glacial period.

"DISRUPTION" - a film by KELLY NYKS & JARED P. SCOTT (video)  
Last Hours (video)
Green World Rising
Earth Hour Climate Action

Human Curtain: Greenpeace, Rising Tide, Climate Action Coalition, and 350 PDX

Megacities Carbon Emissions
Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2
Megacities Portal

Environment Alerts
Living Planet Report
Living Planet Index
Eco-Systems Condition
Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970  (Where I Live)
Living Planet Report (PDF)

Climate Change and Forest Disturbances. Climate change can affect forests by altering the frequency, intensity, duration, and timing of fire, drought, introduced species, insect and pathogen outbreaks, hurricanes, windstorms, ice storms, or landslides.

Global Catastrophic Risk Annual Report 2016 FINAL (pdf)


Global Priorities Project advising decision-makers on programme evaluation methodology and by developing and encouraging specific policies.

Which politicians are taking money from big oil?
Which politicians are puppets for the fossil fuel industries?
Which politicians voted against improvements?

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

50 Years After Warning, No Debate in Paris on the Science
The carbon dioxide chapter of the 1965 Restoring the Quality of Our Environment report, produced by President Lyndon B. Johnson’s science advisory committee, cited climate change research dating back to 1899. The science in the chapter was “basically right,” said Ken Caldeira, an atmospheric science professor at Stanford University. It warned loosely of
ice caps melting, seas rising, temperatures warming, and water bodies acidifying.

1992, The Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 of June .
1997, the Kyoto Protocol
2010, Cancún Agreements

Peoples Climate March  September 21st, 2014 (New York City)
Over 310,000 people took to the streets of New York City to call for climate action, the largest climate march in history. They were also joined by hundreds of thousands of others around the world at over 2646 events in 156 countries.
Petition Ready for Action 

Scientific Opinion on Climate Change

NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS)

What else can we do to make people more aware and better informed?
What could I do personally in my day to day life that would make a difference?  Actions to Reduce your Footprint
What other actions can we take that would help us have more control over our future?
This is not just about Global Warming or Climate Change, what other negative side effects come from fossil fuels?  Pollution
What would be the perfect plan?
What would be our goals and milestones?

Activist Knowledgebase
Activist Rights

Climate Refugees (2010) (video)

"Is there a  Single Point of Failure? No, there's only a very important aspect of a particular function, that when removed, creates a problem that needs to be solved. Failure only happens when you don't solve a problem, or understand a problem accurately. Everything in life can be disrupted, but that doesn't mean that it has to stay disrupted. We have choices, we have options, and we have potential."  
(Tipping Point)

Climate Engineering is the deliberate and large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climatic system with the aim of limiting adverse climate change.

Geotechnical Engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the engineering behavior of earth materials. Geotechnical engineering is important in civil engineering, but also has applications in military, mining, petroleum and other engineering disciplines that are concerned with construction occurring on the surface or within the ground. Geotechnical engineering uses principles of soil mechanics and rock mechanics to investigate subsurface conditions and materials; determine the relevant physical/mechanical and chemical properties of these materials; evaluate stability of natural slopes and man-made soil deposits; assess risks posed by site conditions; design earthworks and structure foundations; and monitor site conditions, earthwork and foundation construction.

36 Degrees Warmer than Normal. The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends.

Canada's Arctic
News Deeply - Arctic

Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef has lost an average of 67% of its shallow-water corals in the past 8-9 months.






People are cutting down trees faster then trees can regrow, so forests are declining.
People are eating fish faster then fish can reproduce, so fish populations are declining.
People are emitting more CO2 then the oceans and the trees can safely absorb, more CO2 in the atmosphere then any other time in earths history.
We are on a unsustainable path to failure, death and collapse.
The good news is, we can fix this if we all work together. There is actually untapped power in our numbers, the power to save us, is us. 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Causes, Impacts and Potential Solutions

Carbon Capture and Storage

Renewable Energy

"A Global Agreement on Carbon Reduction will not solve the problem all by itself. Supply and demand, waste and abuse, corruption and criminals, all have to be addressed. And the only sure way to address these problems is by educating the public. Peoples lack of knowledge is a large part of the problem, so that means that peoples increased knowledge will be a large part of the solution. We cannot buy our way out of this problem, we have to learn our way out."    "We are not to big to fail"

"If you are going to use an energy source that does more harm then good, then you will have to use it in a way that equalizes the negative impacts."  

Another record low for Arctic sea ice maximum winter extent

More Earth Views

Top image is from Mar. 7, 2011, when sea ice reached its maximum extent this year, near the end of winter.
The bottom image is from Sept. 9, 2011, around the time sea ice reached its minimum extent this year, near the end of summer 
Artic Sea Ice Melting World Map


Maximum Lowest on Record
Arctic Sea Ice, Summer 2014 (youtube)
Antarctic Sea Ice at its 2015 Maximum

Eco-Initiatives
Earth Views

People don't have to commit murder by way of pollution, they don't need to poison the air, or poison the land, or poison the food or the water, which is hurting people now and will hurt future generations of people. People can do other things that are less damaging to themselves and to others. Everyone has choices. But if someone is minimizing peoples choices, then we need to make people more aware and more informed. A pay check is not more important then other peoples lives, or more important then the environment. If you say that your only option is to kill and to harm, then you are wrong. You are either lying to yourself, or believing the lies that your bosses have told you. They have most likely given you excuses, the same excuses they use to clear their conscience and to ignore the shame. There is a cost, but if you leave out certain information and knowledge, then the total cost can be easily manipulated to mislead people. This is what we call a lie. Criminal Negligence. The reason why so many people need to sue is to stop these crimes, because the criminals have created their own laws, they have bought the politicians, they have bought the justice system, and they control mainstream media. This is a futile attempt to cover up a mass murder, which seems to be one of their business objectives, or business model, something they like to call collateral damage.

Collateral Damage
Externality
Criminal Negligence
Environmental Crime

All  people should have a right to vote on who dies and who suffers, whether it's from a particular action by a company, or a Government.   A Peaceful Revolution is in order, what we like to call change.

From high above the Earth, an astronaut launched the latest report card on the health of the planet which once again paints an alarming image of over-consumption and exploitation.

In a recorded message, Andre Kuipers, an astronaut with the European Space Agency on his second mission to the International Space Station, said he had a unique view of the Earth, which he orbits 16 times a day.

"From space, you see the forest fires, you see the air pollution, you see erosion," he said, launching The World Wildlife Fund's Living Planet Report for 2012.

The biennial survey shows the world is still consuming far more than the Earth can replenish, along with a widening and "potentially catastrophic" gap between the ecological footprints of rich and poor nations.

"The report is clear that we're still going downhill, that our Ecological Footprint, the pressure we put on the earth's resources, continues to rise so we're now using 50 percent more resources that the Earth can replenish and Biodiversity continues to decline," said Jim Leape, Director General of WWF International.

The report includes a list of The world's top 10 Polluting Countries topped by Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. They're followed by Denmark, Belgium and the United States. Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Ireland make up the remainder.

Countries are ranked on their consumption of renewable resources versus their Biocapacity, or ability to produce renewable resources and absorb CO2 emissions. Dominating the list are high-income countries, whose average ecological footprint is now five times that of low-income nations.

And the gap is increasing. Between 1970 and 2008, the ecological footprint of high-income nations rose seven percent, the report said. Over that period, the same index for poor countries tumbled 60 percent.

The disparity indicates richer nations are buying resources from poorer countries which have Natural Resources available to exploit, the report said.

"What one of the things that we as a global community have been slow to realize is that even in an industrialized economy will still demand very directly on the health of Natural Systems to provide the water we drink and to keep the climate stable," Leape said.

"As you see forest loss continue, as you see the depletion of rivers, you are undercutting the foundation for economic development in those countries," he said.

Leape said there are signs some large business and governments are taking steps to reduce their burden on the environment. Denmark, for example, number four on the list of worst polluters, has pledged to double the nation's windpower and to wean itself off fossil fuels by 2050.

"What you see now is companies and governments who are on the vanguard beginning to make shifts but those shifts have to be driven down into entire markets and across all governments. We're not yet getting to the scale required to begin to bend the curves," Leape said.

The impact of rich nations worldwide is clear in figures showing that the steepest drop in biodiversity over the past 40 years has occurred in poorer countries. The decline, the report said, demonstrates "how the poorest and most vulnerable nations are subsidizing the lifestyles of wealthier nations."

"Growing external resource dependencies are putting countries at significant risk," said Mathis Wackernagel, President of Global Footprint Network, which collaborated with the WWF and the Zoological Society of London on the report.

"Using ever more nature, while having less is a dangerous strategy, yet most countries continue to pursue this path," he said.

The main feature of the Living Planet Report is the Living Planet Index which tracks the health of the world's ecosystems by monitoring 9,000 populations of more than 2,600 species.

It shows a near 30 percent drop in biodiversity since 1970, and an even faster decline in the tropics of 60 percent. However, the index for temperate regions rose 31 percent, as some species showed signs of recovery after huge biodiversity losses the previous century.

"The read down on the temperate zone masks much more precipitous declines in other parts of the world. You see a huge loss of biodiversity across the tropics and in the poorest countries and I think that's the most alarming fact in those indices," Leape said.

The report was released just five weeks before the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, otherwise known as Rio +20.

"We need to see real leadership from the governments of the world coming together to commit themselves to step up to this challenge," Leape said.

"They can take some decisions in Rio that really would make a difference in terms of setting a new course for the global economy."


HONG KONG (CNN)






Under current models, greenhouse gas emissions could double over the next 50 years, leading to rise in global temperature of 3 degrees Celsius or more by the end of the century.

Indoor air pollution from particulate matter is responsible for nearly 2 million premature deaths annually - including 900,000 deaths in children under the age of five.

Outdoor particulate matter may be responsible for around 3.7 million deaths annually.

Ground-level ozone is responsible for 700,000 respiratory deaths, over 75 per cent of which occur in Asia.

Global economic losses due to reduced agricultural yields caused by air pollution are estimated at US $14-26 billion annually.

The extinction risk is increasing faster for corals than for any other group of living organisms, with the condition of coral reefs declining by 38 per cent since 1980. Rapid contraction is projected by 2050.

Though catches more than quadrupled from the early 1950s to the mid-1990s, they have stabilized or diminished since then - despite increased fishing. In 2000, catches could have been 7-36 percent higher were it not for stock depletion. This translated into economic losses to the value of $4-36 billion.

Water quality in at least parts of most major river systems still fails to meet World Health Organization (standards.

More than 600 million people are expected to lack access to safe drinking water by 2015, while more than 2.5 billion people will lack access to basic sanitation.

By 2030, an estimated $9-11 billion will be spent annually on additional infrastructure to provide sufficient quantities of water, especially in developing countries.

The number of flood and drought disasters rose by 230 per cent and 38 per cent respectively between the 1980s and 2000s, while the number of people exposed to floods rose by 114 per cent.

The cost of coastal adaptation to climate change is estimated to reach between US $26 billion and US $89 billion by the 2040s, depending on the magnitude of sea-level rise.







"Business as usual is not only a death sentence, Business as usual is also mass murder because you're indirectly killing millions of people. So the choices you're making are not only killing yourself, you're killing millions of other people, people in the present and in the future. This ignorance towards our environment is truly a cancer."


Fat, Drunk and Stupid is no way to go through Life, yet here we are...

Environmental Lawyer can not protect the environment if everyone is not educated enough to know why the environment needs protection, just like know why human rights need protection. The EPA did not stop environmental damage or stop the exploitation of resources, they only slowed the destruction of the environment and human health down a little. Laws are only truly effective when the education system is effective in teaching why these laws are important and learn how to stop ignorant criminals and corporations from breaking these laws and not honoring our agreements.  

Earth Lawyers - Laws

The Earths Lawyer (youtube, vpro  47:57 mins.)
Polly Higgins
Fossil Free Vpro Backlight (youtube  48:29 mins.)

We have to have better control over issuing contracts and managing our resources, because we certainly don't want to make the same assholes even more richer and more powerful by giving them even more ways to steal money out of the monetary system. Like when we broke up big oil, that only caused oil moguls to steal even more money from the public trust, and all the deaths and damage from that stupid action was astronomical. So we don't want the same assholes in charge, or the same type of behavior, because people will use the same ignorant business practices to enrich themselves at the expense of all citizens and the environment. Eco-laws will also not succeed if  the media and our schools are failing to educate students, and properly inform people. All schools and media outlets must have a Legal Duty of Care. But laws and rules are never truly effective enough if people are not educated enough to understand why these laws exist, and the causes and effects that come from non-compliance.   

The war against tobacco did not stop millions of people from smoking and dying every year from tobacco related illnesses. It did reduce the number of people who would have also died, but laws and ineffective public awareness did not stop the senseless murder of millions, which caused society billions upon billions of dollars in lost potential.

Murder being illegal does not stop murder. The only thing that stops murder is an educated society. A society that fully understands that killing people only makes things worse. So intelligent people will always look for more productive ways to solve problems, as they have since the beginning. But since there are very few intelligent people in the world, the ignorant people have reign, and will continue to do damage until we educate more people to be intelligent.


Neil Young - Who's Gonna Stand Up? (Orchestral) (youtube)




What does Climate Change Mean?


How high will sea levels rise?
3 to 5 meters?
Current Sea Level Rise
Sea Level Rise

Who is at risk?
Everyone living in low coastal areas, and cities having to deal with the millions of
people who will be displaced.

How many people will be displaced? 
Around 300 million, which could have a domino effect on other people.
Environmental Migrant
Climate Refugees

What will the increase of CO2 levels do to the atmosphere?
Earth's Atmosphere (wiki)
Plots
impacts

What will the increase of CO2 levels do to life on the planet?
Ice Core (wiki)
Paleoclimatology (wiki)
800,000-year Ice-Core Records of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Paleoclimatology Ice Core Data

What will happen to the earths oceans?

Oxygen Saturation levels in the range of 7 to 9 parts per million are needed for keeping fish alive. Fish can't survive when Oxygen Saturation drops below 5 parts per million.

Oceans Acidifying
Ocean Acidification
O2 Dropping
Phytoplankton
40% Decrease 

Earth's oxygen could dramatically fall due to change in ocean temperature of just several degrees, which may likely result in the mass mortality of animals and humans, study has shown that an increase in the water temperature of the world's oceans of around six degrees Celsius which some scientists predict could occur as soon as 2100 could stop oxygen production by phytoplankton by disrupting the process of photosynthesis. Two-thirds of the planet's total atmospheric oxygen is produced by ocean phytoplankton and therefore cessation would result in the depletion of atmospheric oxygen on a global scale.
Breathing

Mathematical Modelling of Plankton–Oxygen Dynamics Under the Climate Change
Ocean Climate
Climate and Ocean
What Will Survive in Hot, Acidic Oceans?
Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment
Algal Bloom (wiki)
Ocean Observations

What will happen to the Oxygen Levels in earths Atmosphere?
Atmosphere of Earth

Will it have similar damage to the Ozone?
Ozone Depletion

What will the Higher Temperatures do to life on Earth?
Droughts and Storms. 
Natural Disasters
Global Warming
Runaway Greenhouse Effect
Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change
Runaway Climate Change
Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus

Heat waves kill more people then other weather related deaths.
A 4 degree Celsius increase in global average surface temperature could make half
of the world's current farmland less suited or even unsuitable for agriculture by
century's end, farming methods will have to change. 
Extreme Cold Winters from Melting Artic Ice 

The 2015 July average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.46°F (0.81°C) above the 20th century average. As July is climatologically the warmest month for the year, this was also the all-time highest monthly temperature in the 1880-2015 record, at 61.86°F (16.61°C), surpassing the previous record set in 1998 by 0.14°F (0.08°C).
Farming

Gradual changes can be unnoticeable like Boiling a Frog (PDF)

How do I avoid adding to the problems that we are facing now and in the future?
Offsets have many other benefits too, because higher temperatures are not the only problem to worry about. There's Pollution, Resources, Food, Water, Disease, just to name a few.

Bottom Line
Be careful where you live now, and be careful where you plan to live in the future, because things are going to change, and not all changes are going to be good.

Businesses change as the world changes. The needs of the People have always changed. The needs of the world have always changed. Jobs have always increased in some areas and have always decreased in other areas throughout history. What people did for a living years ago is not the same as what people do for a living today. People have always had to change their careers. When something better comes along, we change. When the Ozone started to deteriorated, we acted because our lives were in danger. We did not worry about people losing their jobs in the Chlorofluorocarbon Industries. When we found that cigarettes were killing people, we told them, we did not worry about people losing their jobs in the tobacco industry, because peoples lives are more important then money. Well at least to most people, except to politicians and corporations. So our leaders care about money more then people. So they are as big as a threat as global warming is. Both are killing, and the killing will continue to rise unless we rise up, and wise up. So the public will be attaching a few other items to this bill, look familiar?