My 4/19/17 PowerPoint presentation to the Colorado Springs Utilities Board on Climate Change ... an Existential Threat to Life on Earth (pdf format).
|The final two slides from this presentation. |
This is a follow-up to Global Warming: The Carbon Bathtub, 4/23/15. Presentation (3 minutes) on global warming to the Colorado Springs Utilities Board on 4/22/15 (Earth Day). It explains the physics of the system: why global warming is happening, why humans are causing it, and why stopping the increase in emissions is not enough ... we must cut them in half.
I distributed this article to the Board (composed of City Council members).
Trump/Republicans: Worse Than 9/11, 11/16/16.
Do you recall 9/11? The feelings of dread ... of terror of being in one of those jets about to hit a tower? I do. Yes, for me this is worse. "Conservative" denial of Global Warming is an existential threat to life on earth. I describe 8 reasons for this denial.
Were I a better person, I would say "forgive them, for they know not what they do". But they are so damned dedicated to not knowing that I cannot. Gravity is only a theory -- a unified theory of forces isn't "settled science" -- but we know what happens when we jump off a cliff: we die. Global Warming is also only a theory, but it's settled enough to know, not exact temperature predictions, but what's happening because we're jumping off that cliff.
The Trump/Republican Party is the most dangerous organization in human history, because it is all in for racing over the Global Warming cliff. This is malevolence on a planetary scale. No, I'm not exaggerating.
The article just above is a modified, shorter version of
The Physics of Global Warming, 11/06/16
This article describes The Physics of the System relative to Global Warming. Even though exact modeling of the climate for past and future average global temperature is enormously complicated, the physics, the facts, and what they mean are not.
One does not have to be a rocket surgeon to understand this. The facts and their implications are not up for negotiation. "Physics does not negotiate! Physics just does."
Let me be clear, this is an existential threat to life on earth.
Please, pay attention and stop denying reality. Some against abortion of fetuses say that's "child murder", yet they are quite willing to vote for Trump/Republicans who deny this threat to all life on earth.
In 2001, Ron Suskind wrote in The One Percent Doctrine, that Vice-President Dick Cheney announced that if there was "a one percent chance" that a threat was real "we have to treat it as a certainty in terms of our response." Cheney added, "It's not about our analysis, or finding a preponderance of evidence." If "conservatives" believe that about attacking other nations, why do they quibble over whether it's 45% or 97% certain that life on earth is threatened by global warming?
Trump/Republicans are a clear and present danger to all life on earth. This is the ultimate in evil.
I will not be around for the most disastrous consequences, so this will not affect me personally. I do not have children, but those who do and don't take this seriously are condemning them to a dystopian future in which billions of humans will die and countless species will go extinct.