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STUDY: RISING GREEN HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR 400% INCREASE IN WEATHER-RELATED DISASTERS THESE PAST TWENTY YEARS

WHERE 120 NATURAL DISASTERS PER YEAR WAS THE AVERAGE IN THE EARLY 1980S, TODAY THE ANNUAL FIGURE IS CLOSER TO 500

2007-10-26-rostonstory.jpgOh! Goody. More data. More brilliant men and women telling us what we already know, that this is indeed our eve of destruction. That the killer fires, floods, hurricanes, droughts and other extreme weather related disasters wreaking havoc on our planet, the past few years, are our own damn fault. That it is our society that is undermining our continued existence by poisoning our atmosphere with the unchecked release of raw, untreated greenhouse gasses.

And guess what we as a society will do with this scientifically documented and peer reviewed information? Not a goddamn thing!

It astounds me, a logical man, that in light of the wealth of data supporting this argument, that there are still those among us who have the audacity, no, make that stupidity, to dispute the correlation between the two. What is it going to take for them to see the light? Will they ever?

Is it going to take a natural disaster in Grosse Point, Michigan for the auto industry to become believers and truly support the next generation of hydrogen/electric cars and trucks that produce zero emissions?

Does Washington DC need to be wiped out by killer tornados for congressmen and congresswomen to cut their ties with the auto, fossil fuel and cattle lobbyists and do what is right for the American people?

Or do the waves need to start to overlap Batter Park in New York’s historic Wall Street district, for the gray suit and bible boys and girls who make up our corporate elite to begin using their dollars for what is best for our nation and our people and not just for the select few?

Sadly, if it takes till then, it will be too late.

-LIB

More than four times the number of natural disasters are occurring now than did two decades ago, British charity Oxfam said in a study Sunday that largely blamed global warming.

“Oxfam… says that rising green house gas emissions are the major cause of weather-related disasters and must be tackled,” the organization said, adding that the world’s poorest people were being hit the hardest…

“This is no freak year,” noted Oxfam director Barbara Stocking. “It follows a pattern of more frequent, more erratic, more unpredictable and more extreme weather events that are affecting more people.”

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Source: APF

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