"The Sun, the hearth of affection and life, pours burning love on the delighted earth.:--Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891)
Is Tuvalu and dotTV next?
Unless Donuts plans on buying out the dotTV lease and relocating all the island's inhabitants to Santa Monica, I think dotTV speculators will be left in the dust. This is something big liberal- big Hollywood understood years ago and why they stood clear of the extension. For even Santa Monica is in the path of climate change's destruction as is every coast.
"The day has finally come, and a critical landmark in the saga of global climate change is occurring as we speak—and hardly anyone has noticed. The Carteret Islanders of Papua New Guinea have become the world's first entire community to be displaced by climate change. They're the first official refugees of global warming--and they're packing up their lives to move out of the way of ever-rising waters that threaten to overtake their homes and crops. The island they call home will be completely underwater by 2015. This story first broke a couple years ago, when it was first suggested that these islanders could become climate change refugees. But now that it's actually happening--seems no one's paying attention. And though the scenario isn't as apocalyptic as some might imagine, life for the islanders has indeed all but become impossible on the Cartarets:
On the Carterets, king tides have washed away their crops and rising sea levels poisoned those that remain with salt. The people have been forced to move."
This from the TreeHugger Blog that Discovery paid $10 million for then cast it into the wider MNN.com (Mother Nature Network). Now you know why.
OK deniers. Here's your daily dose of 'BS science' to decry, deny, refute or proclaim, again, "This is all the natural course of things..." But whatever side of the arguement you come down on, look out your window and know, there is nothing we can do about this. The wheels are already in motion and it is only a matter of time. We can slow down the effects, but we can not stop them at this point.
Ignorance was bliss, until social media opened the eyes of those who cared to see. Now the truth is unavoidable.
There is even a vague, muffled sucking sound is the signal that certain institutions are starting to pull their heads out of their butts. (Climate change will 'lead to battles for food', says head of World Bank (3 Apr 2014))
WARNING: Continuing this article is not good for the close-minded...
Now for those who dare go there, a courageous, brilliant and very detailed interview by (Last Days of Ancient Sunlight author) Thom Hartmann with Guy McPherson on RT. One of the best I've seen yet.
In a very real sense, we're all made out of sunlight.
Sunlight radiating heat, visible light, and ultraviolet light is the source of almost all life on Earth. Everything you see alive around you is there because a plant somewhere was able to capture sunlight and store it. All animals live from these plants, whether directly (as with herbivores) or indirectly (as with carnivores, which eat the herbivores). This is true of mammals, insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and bacteria . . . everything living. Every life-form on the surface of this planet is here because a plant was able to gather sunlight and store it, and something else was able to eat that plant and take that sunlight energy in to power its body.
The interview with Guy starts at about 30 minutes in.
"Just one source, methane from the arctic...leads us [by 2030] to...a temperature beyond which humans have never existed on the planet." Guy McPherson, professor emeritus of University of Arizona in Environmental Studies, shares highlights from his compilation of recent reports on climate change effects. Their number and extent have grown exponentially since he began five years ago. In this interview, he shares his personal journey through despair and deep grief to recent acceptance. "I suspect we get to see the end of this movie... Nobody else in human history [has]... We get to see how humans act in the face of their own demise."
Episode 262. [guymcpherson.com] Watch Guy's Climate Change presentation February 2014