Viridian Note 00458: Global Viridian Linkfest
(((Not getting a blink off the Greening Earth website
today. Maybe they've gone the way of the Global
Climate Coalition, only with even less fanfare.)))
(((Please let me know if you detect any public sign of Chris Paynter or Ned Leonard, former Greening Earth spinmeisters. Wherever they are, evil is occurring.)))
(((Meanwhile, having perhaps wrecked civilization,
Exxon-Mobil at least made more money while doing it
than any corporation in the history of capitalism.
Grant Exxon this much; it was their money and power
at stake, not sheer love of dumb Lysenkoist spite.
I mean: if they killed us, at least they killed us
(((Who paid for Exxon's grand success? New Orleans, for one. Did you notice when the tornadoes hit New Orleans five months AFTER Katrina?)))
Fifty years from now: the "Lost City of New Orleans," one among many.
Check this out: from now on, if an "act of nature," like a flood, wildfire, storm or levee breech, destroys your fossil-fueled rental car from Hertz, you have to pay the damage. Kind of says it all, doesn't it? The climate damage was distributed among everybody with a car-key, and now, so is the liability.
The Blizzard of '06, New York's biggest snowfall ever.
New York City happens to be remarkably vulnerable to
hurricanes, mind you. Imagine a Ninth Ward Manhattan.
If the Homeland Security Department were underwater
instead of the New Orleans, American emergency
responses might actually improve. "Homeland Security"
was invented during the Bush Administration, and it's Brownies top to bottom, folks.
(((American climate-change politics: Blinding lack of situational awareness. Ideological Lysenkoism. Frenetic, obscurantist media campaigns. And ever-worsening unnatural disasters, with bills that can't be met.)))
(((May I point out that the Canadians just elected
a government that doesn't believe in climate change,
either? Even though the good people of Canada are
sitting right next to the thawing North Pole, and
watching foreign ships zoom by their shores in areas
that used to be ice?)))
(((And you, too, Australia, still impressively on fire
and nevertheless shooting your scientific
Certain evangelicals are realizing that climate
change might hurt them, too.
Other evangelicals have it figured that angry skies
looming over a baffled and terrified mankind are
a major recruitment opportunity. Chapter and verse!
It couldn't be any clearer!
(((Speaking of religion, nationalism, climate, and
terror, imagine you are the nation of Georgia.
Imagine that Muslim Chechnyan terrorists, or possibly
a former superpower, or both, go out and blow up
your natural-gas pipelines in the dead of winter.
Well, that's a complete political and economic
calamity. You've still got the Army, though, right?
Kind of Khaki Green possibility there! However, it
turns out the Army's no good, either.)))
(((No wonder non-state actors can yank you around by
the pipelines, Georgia. Look at yourself. Thanks
to fossil fuels, you're a state-collapse waiting to
(((Russia, whose economy is fantastically corrupt,
used to tremble at the hands of skeptical currency
speculators. Now who cares about mere transparency?
Russia sells gas and oil! So to hell with you, Soros,
euro, dollar, yen, rupee, renminbi: we're Russia,
and we can still sell gas and oil! In fact, if we
took a leaf out of the Chavez book and turned into
oil-selling COMMUNISTS, you'd STILL have to buy our
oil. You know what? In 2006, oil's bigger than capitalism
and democracy put together!)))
And Sweden... hey wow. Look at Sweden!
(((Nice to see the occasional apocalypse cancelled!)))
"Climate change is the greatest and most important environmental challenge of our time. Most of the world's climate researchers agree that the Earth's climate system is changing == and in order to slow down these changes, emissions of greenhouse gases must be reduced. The Government is therefore setting a new policy target: the creation of the conditions necessary to break Sweden's dependence on fossil fuels by 2020."
(((Couldn't have recommended a better policy myself! Thank you, Sweden! 2020, eh? Wow, that's a mere eight years after the official date of the expiration of the Viridian Movement, in 2012!)))
(((Who would have thought, back in 1998, that by 2006, our arcane issues would be major news, around the planet, every dang day? Well, I did think that. But that's not what I wanted to see. What I wanted to see was intelligent awareness of the genuine scope of the problem, and effective response. And maybe, here and there, in growing bits and pieces, I'm seeing some.)))
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