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Is that enough information for Democrats to reject fossil fuels once and for all? And certainly that should be enough for the Obama administration to deny the Keystone pipeline and condemn sucking oil out of dirt in the disgusting Canadian tar sands!

Mr Obama and Mr Kerry have kids. Aren't they worried that their kids will be disgusted with them for not doing something big when they had the chance?

Every year that passes with the status quo continuing under a Democratic administration, with no bankers going to jail, with no big campaign to stop catastrophic climate change, I get angrier and angrier. I am tired of the pittance tossed by Establishment Democrats. And the Third Way idiots can go to hell. Or are we already there thanks to them?

That number is double what many governments agree is the threshold for dangerous warming. Aside from dramatic environmental shifts like melting sea ice, many of the ills of the modern world -- starvation, poverty, war and disease -- are likely to get worse as the planet warms.

"4C would likely be catastrophic rather than simply dangerous," lead researcher Steven Sherwood told the Guardian. "For example, it would make life difficult, if not impossible, in much of the tropics, and would guarantee the eventual melting of the Greenland ice sheet and some of the Antarctic ice sheet."

"If this isn't an alarm bell, then I don't know what one is. If ever there were an issue that demanded greater cooperation, partnership, and committed diplomacy, this is it," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said after the IPCC report was released.

OK, John Kerry, please put action into words and tell your boss to do the same. Enough is enough with the talk: deny the Keystone XL pipeline and condemn tar sands. And while you're at it, condemn all fossil fuel based energy because it is leading us to Hell on Earth. Time is running out for the status quo and with solar energy is competitive with fossil fuels, there's no excuse anymore! Do this or lose more elections as more and more people decide to vote "None of the above" and decide both political parties are utterly corrupt.

Here's another climate scientist saying 4 degree increase being catastrophic, and providing graphic detail of the consequences of more status quo.

Professor Kevin Anderson, director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change in Britain, was quoted in The Scotsman  ahead of the 2009 Copenhagen conference saying the consequences were ‘‘terrifying’’.

‘‘For humanity it’s a matter of life or death ... we will not make all human beings extinct, as a few people with the right sort of resources may put themselves in the right parts of the world and survive. But I think it’s extremely unlikely that we wouldn’t have mass death at 4 degrees.

‘‘If you have got a population of 9 billion by 2050 and you hit 4 degrees, 5 degrees or 6 degrees, you might

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  •  "Trains, not pipeline channel new US oil boom... (6+ / 0-)

    Who needs a pipeline when you have a railroad?   Unfortunately, while the debate has centered around the pipeline, the oil companies have developed a work-around...

    ...But rail shipments of North American crude oil already have matched what Keystone XL was proposed to carry, and more is on the way. What started as a stopgap has become the go-to for transporting crude.

    “A big part of the popularity of rail is that the president can’t veto it,” said Eric Smith, associate director of the Tulane University Energy Institute.

    Environmental and community groups may find that they have less power to stop a train than to stall a pipeline...

    and As more oil flows by rail, concerns grow about safety of tank cars...

    Meanwhile, the government seems to be focusing on the short-term oil bonanza rather than the long-term and short-term environmental impacts.

  •  I Hope These Several Climate Diaries From Today (5+ / 0-)

    will be reposted Thurs or Fri when there should be many more readers and re-tweeters.

    I agree with the one quote, this is going to lead to human mass dieoff, and I for one feel ownership is behaving as though they intend it, expecting they will have the resources to get by.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 03:20:25 PM PST

  •  Why hasn't the Kerry State Dept just come out (2+ / 0-)
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    marykk, gnosticator

    and say no to Keystone XL?   if Kerry believes Climate Change is a problem caused mainly by human activity, why has he not come out with a no?

    Is Kerry thinking of being on the 2016 presidential ticket, and wants to avoid upsetting construction unions?

    If the fundamental reason to say no is what increasing production of Tar Sands oil will do to CO2 levels, the details of the pipeline do not matter.  Assume the pipeline never has an enviromentail failure, does not adversely effect the US energy market, etc., the answer would still be no.

    Kerry can do this without any involvement of Congress. He can even take any heat off Pres Obama by taking responsibility for the decision.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 03:21:51 PM PST

  •  slight tweak, you don't stay home, but rather (0+ / 0-)

    propose legislation that is non-negotiable and whoever runs without promising to get it done and without compromise, loses. If the opponent doesn't do it, they lose their job next time.Two election cycles of single issue voting. By not using your vote as a weapon you get more of the same insanity.

  •  doesn't that mean paid deniers are traitors? (2+ / 0-)
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    EarTo44, gnosticator

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 07:07:20 PM PST

  •  You said: (1+ / 0-)
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    And certainly that should be enough for the Obama administration to deny the Keystone pipeline and condemn sucking oil out of dirt in the disgusting Canadian tar sands!
    OK, John Kerry, please put action into words and tell your boss to do the same. Enough is enough with the talk: deny the Keystone XL pipeline and condemn tar sands.
    The problem with these demands is that you are asking President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry to act on the current record to make a denial decision which reflects reliance on reports which have the problem of the taint conflict of interest.  Relying on that work product when it is under a cloud of suspicion for non-objectivity is not a very good thing to do if you want the decision to survive other challenges in the future.  

    Forcing the issue of a re-do of the EIS and pipeline evaluation is procedurally the best move for the Obama Administration.

  •  Scary, scary, scary thing that was said in 2008 (2+ / 0-)
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    the fan man, gnosticator

    Richard Clarke was interviewed and the topic was more or less about his book, and the threat of cyber attacks.
    Then, he was asked what he felt our country should be doing about climate change.  He was silent for a moment, and then said "Well, it's too late, we are past that point"

    " With religion you can't get just a little pregnant"

    by EarTo44 on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 04:58:37 AM PST

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