America responds to the threat of global warming caused by burning fossil fuels

 
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09 August 2017 10:39
 

http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/12/news/economy/rv-industry-comeback/index.html

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“Sales of recreational vehicles are at genuinely never-before-seen record levels. And buyers are getting younger. The RV category includes both motorhomes and trailers of all sizes.
Last year, 430,000 recreational vehicles of all kinds were sold, according to the RV Industry Association, an increase of 15% over the year before. And sales have been rising year after year following a one-year decline in 2009, during the financial crisis.”

 

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09 August 2017 21:02
 

United Statesian apathy and ignorance — that can only be described as utter disdain for their own progeny; given its those hapless lot that will have to subsist in the veritable wasteland that their parasitic progenitors will leave in their wake — aside, until METHANE (CH4) is tabled, tackled and treated, all the “carbon” hubbub in the world will not make a steric of difference—when it comes to dislocation, immigrant influx, society inquietude and eventual global breakdown.

But… yeah.  The U.S. indeed sucks and is a cancer on the planet — I agree with these sentiments.

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United Statesian apathy and ignorance — that can only be described as utter disdain for their own progen; given its those hapless lot that will have to subsist in the veritable wasteland their parasitic progenitors will leave in their wake — aside, until METHANE (CH4) is tabled, tackled and treated, all the “carbon” hubbub in the world will not make a steric of difference, when it comes to dislocation, immigrant influx, society inquietude and eventual global breakdown.

But… yeah.  The U.S. indeed sucks and is a cancer on the planet — I agree with these sentiments.

http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/10296/economics/top-co2-polluters-highest-per-capita/

quote from this article:  “The biggest absolute emissions come from China, and the United States.

But in terms of CO2 emissions per capita, China is ranked only ranked 55th, at 6.2 metric tonnes per capita. The US is 8th at 17.6 per capita. India is the third highest country in terms of absolute emissions, but 127th in terms of per capita output with 1.7 metric tonnes per capita.”

Trump and his ilk will trumpet that China produces more greenhouse gas emissions than the U.S., while, as revealed in this article, the average American produces almost 3 times more CO2 than the average Chinese.  As you say, it’s “Disdain for their own progeny”.  When India and China achieve the ‘American Dream’ (a 10 mpg RV in every driveway?) Americans will blame them for the global disaster that makes WW2 seem like a Sunday School picnic.

I’ve heard that it would take 4 planet Earths to supply the resources for 7 billion people to live like Americans.

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11 August 2017 19:05
 

^ During Indonesia’s annual forest-burning, to clear lands for palm tree plantations (palm oils), the carbon released in 24 hours, equates to that of the entire industrial sector of the United States does in one year! (*One might recall the pollution problems said practice has caused in recent years — with regional nations being engulfed in the ensuing smoke and pollution; even resulting in the interruption of flights and invoking tangible, deleterious economic effects.)

Even from a purely carbon standpoint, what’s being done to tackle these issues, is the climate equivalent of pissing into a gale.  Herein lies the “conspiracy”.

 
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13 August 2017 10:40
 

In a Time Magazine article, environmental reporter Justin Worland writes that “We’re not just changing our planet but destroying it.”

There’s evidence that by the year 2100 parts of South Asia will be uninhabitable.  http://time.com/4884648/climate-change-india-temperatures/  Will Trump build a 15 foot wall along U.S. beaches to keep the millions of climate refugees out? 

Across the Indian Ocean, as the Sahara spreads south, here is a recent clip from a Spanish resort beach.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIehvnJSDAA

 
 
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30 August 2017 10:24
 

‘What Has Hurricane Harvey Taught Donald Trump in Texas?’

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“And is there a chance that sitting in a control center in Austin is going to persuade Trump that climate change is not a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese? Or that it will make him rethink pulling the United States out of the Paris agreement? Here the problem is not just Trump, or his tweets, or his seriousness. The leaders of the Republican Party—along with too many other Americans—continue to deny what has become obvious: that, although it is hard to connect climate change to any one storm, climate change has increased, and will continue to increase, the number of extreme weather events.  As the storm approached, Trump tweeted repeatedly about what a surprise it was. The only logic by which the devastation of Houston is a surprise is the logic of reality television, with twists that come out of nowhere and serve no human purpose but to move the plot along. Such twists are not meant to provide a basis for changing behavior. As for whether they will change Donald Trump—we’re still waiting.”  -  Amy Davidson Sorkin, New Yorker staff writer - 8/29/2017