Protest Marches - Sit-ins
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
2014 was the Hottest Year on Record
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
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
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.
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
is a graph which plots the ongoing change in
concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere since 1958.
is a proposed epoch that begins when human activities
started to have a significant global impact on Earth's geology and
are rapid climate fluctuations that
occurred 25 times during the last glacial period.
"DISRUPTION" - a
film by KELLY NYKS & JARED P. SCOTT
RisingEarth Hour Climate
Human Curtain: Greenpeace, Rising Tide, Climate Action Coalition, and
Megacities Carbon Emissions
Living Planet Report
Living Planet Index
Global wildlife populations down by half
Living Planet Report
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
Priorities Project advising decision-makers on programme evaluation
methodology and by developing and encouraging specific policies.
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
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
melting, seas rising, temperatures warming, and water bodies acidifying.
Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 of June .
the Kyoto Protocol
Climate March September 21st, 2014 (New York City)
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
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
other actions can we take that would help us have more control over our
This is not just about Global Warming or Climate Change, what
other negative side effects come from fossil fuels?
What would be the perfect plan?
What would be our goals
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."
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
36 Degrees Warmer than Normal. The North Pole is an insane 36
degrees warmer than normal as winter descends.
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.
are eating fish faster then fish can reproduce, so fish populations are
People are emitting more CO2 then the oceans and the trees
can safely absorb, more CO2 in the atmosphere then any other time in
We are on a unsustainable path to failure, death
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
Causes, Impacts and Potential Solutions
Capture and Storage
"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
Another record low for Arctic sea ice maximum winter extent
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
Maximum Lowest on Record
Arctic Sea Ice,
Antarctic Sea Ice at its 2015 Maximum
People don't have to commit murder by way of
, 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
. 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
. 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.
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.
Revolution is in order
, what we like to call change.
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
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.
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
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.
report is clear that we're still going downhill, that our
, 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
continues to decline," said Jim Leape, Director General of
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
, 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.
disparity indicates richer nations are buying resources from poorer
countries which have
available to exploit, the report said.
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
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."
resource dependencies are putting countries at significant risk," said
Mathis Wackernagel, President of
, 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
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
"We need to see real leadership from the governments of the
world coming together to commit themselves to step up to this challenge,"
"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
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.
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
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
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
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
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...
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.
The Earths Lawyer
(youtube, vpro 47:57 mins.)
Fossil Free Vpro
(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
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)
What does Climate Change Mean?
How high will sea levels rise?
3 to 5
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
will be displaced.
How many people
will be displaced?
300 million, which could have a
on other people.
What will the increase
of CO2 levels do to the atmosphere?
What will the increase of
CO2 levels do to life on the planet?
800,000-year Ice-Core Records of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
Paleoclimatology Ice Core Data
What will happen to the earths oceans?
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.
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
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.
Mathematical Modelling of Plankton–Oxygen Dynamics Under the Climate
ClimateClimate and Ocean
What Will Survive in Hot, Acidic Oceans?
Global Ocean Data
What will happen to the
Oxygen Levels in earths Atmosphere?
Atmosphere of Earth
Will it have similar
damage to the Ozone?
What will the Higher Temperatures do to
life on Earth?
Runaway Greenhouse Effect
Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change
Runaway Climate Change
Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming
kill more people then other weather related deaths.
degree Celsius increase in global average surface temperature could make
of the world's current farmland less suited or even unsuitable
for agriculture by
century's end, farming methods will have to
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).
Gradual changes can
be unnoticeable like
Boiling a Frog
How do I avoid adding to
the problems that we are facing now and in the future?
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.
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
started to deteriorated, we acted because our lives were in
danger. We did not worry about people losing their jobs in the
. 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?