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Mother Nature Ready To Bite The Ass Of Clueless Politicians

April 11, 2012

America’s politicians are so busy punching each other in their partisan guts, because it is election year, again, that Mother Nature is sneaking up behind them ready to bite their ass.  … Instead of a Doomsday Clock, at least some type of global climate warning clock, that is WARNING for all those not willing to say WARMING.  We need a simple indicator for society showing how unaddressed problems exist and need public attention.  The public is paying more attention to reality than those who want to be their leaders.  Not only do candidates for leadership refuse to address the serious climate issues we face, but they don’t want to address the fallout from climate change, such as reduced food resources, polluted drinking water, diminished cropland.  All these disconnected egos want to address is dollar signs for themselves and their campaign donors. 

For all those who hold their hand up and say, “pick me” to be your leader, make them stop talking about trivial issues and misrepresenting the economy as a partisan issue. Time for them to exit their state of denial…

 

Well, DUH, the economy is directly related to climate change, reduced food production, poverty, middle east conflicts, over development and toxic pollution caused by consumer/manufacturer irresponsibility AND, how could I forget Corporate Greed.  The irresponsibility of our leaders is killing us.  Our leaders use ‘bait and switch’ to distract the public, so they can get away with further reducing the planet’s ability to sustain humanity.  One would think that would be counter productive.  Perhaps the global elite think the expensive safety nets they have built for themselves will withstand anything Mother Nature can throw at them.  Good Luck.  The privileged will be the first to succumb to a real global disaster because their comforts cannot be sustained forever.  Primitive tribesmen in remote locations will be left to represent the remains of humanity because they live WITH the earth and do not try to DOMINATE the earth for their pleasure and profit.

IT IS 5 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
2012: “The challenges to rid the world of nuclear weapons, harness nuclear power, and meet the nearly inexorable climate disruptions from global warming are complex and interconnected. In the face of such complex problems, it is difficult to see where the capacity lies to address these challenges.” Political processes seem wholly inadequate; the potential for nuclear weapons use in regional conflicts in the Middle East, Northeast Asia, and South Asia are alarming; safer nuclear reactor designs need to be developed and built, and more stringent oversight, training, and attention are needed to prevent future disasters; the pace of technological solutions to address climate change may not be adequate to meet the hardships that large-scale disruption of the climate portends.

‘Doomsday Clock’ moved forward. What has scientists worried?  CSMonitor January 2012

Scientists say they moved the ‘Doomsday Clock’ a minute closer to midnight because nations are failing to sufficiently address nuclear proliferation, climate change, and other global threats.   Citing “inaction” on renewed nuclear proliferation, climate change, and the urgent need to find sustainable sources of energy, a group of scientists has moved the “Doomsday Clock” a minute closer to midnight, saying nations are “failing to change business as usual.”

“Inaction on key issues including climate change, and rising international tensions motivate the movement of the clock,” the group said in its statement. “As we see it, the major challenge at the heart of humanity’s survival in the 21st century is how to meet energy needs for economic growth in developing and industrial countries without further damaging the climate, exposing people to loss of health and community, and without risking further spread of nuclear weapons.”

The clock was moved ahead one minute on January 11, 2012 reflecting the BAS belief that the failure of world leaders to address the rising threat of nuclear terrorism, biological weapons and the threat of climate change.  This was the first time it has been moved forward since 2007.

In 2010, the clock was moved back one minute to 11:54.

Since its beginning, the clock has been reset 20 times. The closest to doomsday we have ever been was in 1953 when the clock was set to 11:58.  That move coincided with the start of the nuclear arms race.

The farthest away was in 1991. The signing of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty set the clock back to 11:43.  It is now 11:55.

 The whole first half of 2012 has been a spectacle of nonsense.  The political antics of American, European and Asian politicians have been like watching mud wrestling … without your beer.  With all the deliberate distractions and obvious coverups and corruption going on, this earth is moving along with nature’s cycles as it has from the beginning. Science or no science, evidence of all the extremes that earth has endured are written in stone and bone and oil, all around us.  Humans live on dead things.  Get over that concept, because everything humans consume once lived a life.  Trees, plants, animals and the gas that heats your home and runs your car.  Humans are the most successful consumer planet earth has ever hosted.  The human flaw is that, unlike all the dead things we consume, we do not give anything back. Humans just take. 
Humans want unlimited energy to power their devices. That is why we are running out of oil.  The pursuit of Nuclear Energy is the easy, quick fix for energy, but it has been demonstrated that today’s humans are not grown up enough to handle it safely.  Evidence for the state of denial is in the news every day.  Sure, nuclear materials are safe if there is an adult present.  Today’s political and corporate leaders are not adults, they are schoolyard bullies who want to impose their personal control over each other and demonstrate their own wealth and power.  That leaves the rest of us to take care of ourselves … any way we can.  Enter the “Doomsday Preppers – National Geographic Channel” and you will see how some people take government inaction seriously.  There is a flip side to all this emphasis on “Prepping”, and that is conflict of interest by the preppers themselves.  If you watch and listen to these serious preppers, you will hear their logic and learn many handy survival skills.  But, you will also hear that they will protect themselves with arsenals of guns and ammo, because, they are convinced that society will break down into marauding animals who want to kill you and steal your food.  There is a whole psychological meltdown with this scenario.  Remember, united we stand (because we are stronger with more resources) and divided we fall (because we are weaker with less resources).  Please read “The Consequences of Doomsday Prepping“, and  “Doomsday Has Its Day in the Sun“.
 … in February, this year, the National Geographic Channel introduced “Doomsday Preppers,” a Tuesday-night reality series about people who are stockpiling, arming and otherwise preparing for some kind of apocalypse. Last week it was the Discovery Channel’s turn. Its new “Doomsday Bunkers,” on Wednesday nights, is about Deep Earth Bunker, a company that builds underground getaways for the types of people seen in “Doomsday Preppers.”
Hmm. Apparently “inspiring people to prepare a personal fortress and pray for cataclysm so they can start blasting away at their neighbors” was deemed not to have quite the same ring to it.
OK, if that did not scare the shit out of ordinary 9 to 5 Americans or “looking for a job” Americans, just think about how the US Government handles natural and man-made disasters, both here and around the world.  Witness how all the emphasis is on rebuilding and recovery instead of prevention or reducing risk.  This is called management by crisis. Management by crisis make certain companies rich … at the expense of disaster victims..  The US Government talks a good game when it  tries to regulate or reduce potential hazards from manufacturing and drilling.  That shows they really want to reduce the consequences of disasters, not the causes. They might consider advocating behavior that would sustain life on earth a little longer.   But, boys will be boys and our politicians are hogtied to their campaign donors who want no regulations or accountability at all.  So, what is the solution?  Know who you are voting for.  Know who your candidate is really obliged to.  Hold your elected official accountable to you, the voter, instead of the pocket book that paid for their campaign.  This is called ETHICS, I won’t bore you with what that means.
Use your own Google or Bing prowess to see for yourself how this planet is changing.  Follow key words such as Sustainability, world populationConsumption (economics), Sustainable energy, Water resources, Food securityEcological economicsNatural disasters and Man-made disasters.  Do not move into the future with a blindfold on, with your family and your neighborhood, and I will not go with you.
Interesting article in Science News: Science denial in the 21st century

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