IT'S END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
ENVIRONMENTAL HOLOCAUST-DENIERS STILL JUST SAY NO TO GLOBAL WARMING
THEY MUST HAVE OCEAN-FRONT PROPERTY IN VEGAS
About Time For Regime-Change In America?
This November, let's make each & every one of these crypto-nazi pigs Houseless, or Senateless. They've been fiddling while Rome burned: Couldn't care less about global warming, you, me, our kids, the planet, any of it. Next year, we'll put them on trial. Real trials, not Bushco show-trials. Here's there ratings by environmental groups. Hurt them for it, where it counts, at the ballot box.
LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS
"National Environmental Scorecard"
" 2008 DIRTY DOZEN: The members of the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the independent political voice for the environment, today voted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to the 2008 "Dirty Dozen" list. LCV members voted online to decide which 2008 candidate had committed the most egregious offenses against the environment. 25,000 concerned citizens voted for the next member of the "Dirty Dozen," and chose Sen. McConnell by an overwhelming margin. "
"McCain Scores a ZERO on the Environment "
" Statement of Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director: 'We were appalled two weeks ago when John McCain was the only Senator who chose to skip a crucial vote on the future of clean energy in America-dooming the measure to fail by just a single vote. As it turns out, this was merely the most recent example of a clear pattern of missing the most important votes on energy and the environment--as his abysmal LCV score clearly demonstrates. McCain missed votes to save his constituents $499 million dollars at the pump and at least $550 million on their energy bills, while creating more than 10,000 new clean energy jobs in his home state. Out of 535 Members of Congress, John McCain is the only one who chose to miss every single key environmental vote scored by the League of Conservation Voters last year. When it came time to stand up and vote for the environment, John McCain was nowhere to be found.' "
Natural Resources Defense Council
"Tell the Senate to Strengthen and Pass the Climate Security Act!"
" As the world's leading global warming polluter, America has an obligation to act now to avert the most catastrophic outcomes of the climate crisis. Scientists are telling us that a rise of more than two degrees Fahrenheit threatens to trigger the irreversible melting of the Greenland ice sheet, a 20-foot rise in sea levels, and the extinction of innumerable species. Tell your Senators to support amendments that will strengthen the Climate Security Act and then to pass it. "
"Baltic Sea gasps for air as marine dead zones spread: WWF "
" The World Wildlife Fund cautioned Monday that the spread of so-called marine dead zones, where nothing can survive due to lack of oxygen, could cause the Baltic Sea ecosystem to collapse. Ironically, marine areas are drained of life when they receive excess nutrients, mainly nitrogen and phosphorus from agriculture and other runoff, that act as fertilisers and enhance plant growth. When the excess algae and other organisms die and sink to the bottom, they are decomposed by bacteria that suck up all the available oxygen, in a process called eutrophication. "
"Floodwaters held at bay as cleanup starts"
" Levees held on the Mississippi River on Monday in the worst Midwest floods in 15 years as residents tackled a slow, smelly recovery from multibillion-dollar losses that may boost world food prices. Fears that up to 5 million acres of corn and soybeans have been lost in the heart of the world's biggest grain and food exporter have fed growing concerns that world food inflation will worsen even as energy prices set records. "
"The Gulf's Growing 'Dead Zone' "
" Since 1990 the dead zone, which begins in summer and lasts until early fall, has averaged about 6,046 sq. mi. But the threat is growing. A study released last week by scientists from Louisiana State University (LSU) and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium estimated that this year's dead zone would be more than 10,000 sq. mi., roughly the size of Massachusetts. But that prediction was made before massive floods hit the Midwest: with the flow of the Mississippi at dangerous levels, and with rains sweeping fertilizer off drowned farms, the dead zone could grow even bigger. The Louisiana fishing industry, the second largest in the nation, is already hurting, with shrimp catches falling in the dead zone's wake. The U.S. is not alone in grappling with this aquatic byproduct. As modern, chemically intensive agricultural practices spread around the globe, so does hypoxia; a 2004 U.N. report documents nearly 150 dead zones globally. But none compare to the black hole in the Gulf of Mexico. "This year would be the largest since we've started keeping records," says R. Eugene Turner, a zoologist with LSU who led the modeling effort. "It's definitely getting worse." "
"Intel Report Eyes Climate Change-Security Link"
" National Intelligence Council: National Intelligence Assessment: Threats to national security: Climate change: Same category as nuclear proliferation, terrorism & radical Islam. Consequences: Drought. Flooding. Crop failures. Famine. Storm surges. Weather events. Sea level rise. Political instability, resource wars, mass migrations, State failure. "
"Florida circa 2100: Global warming's toll"
" You might not recognize the Florida that global warming could create by 2100. And the troubles just start at the coast. Beach erosion and coastal flooding worsen. Wells and rivers turn salty. Habitat for endangered animals could be lost. That's what scientists expect as the heated ocean water expands and glaciers melt, causing the seas to rise, potentially by several feet during the next century. How quickly Florida will feel the pressure from a sea-level rise depends on the pace of global warming during the next decade. But scientists warn that some rise will be inevitable, even if greenhouse-gas emissions were controlled today. Here are some of the expected effects: Our coastal cities would be destroyed. About 387 miles of the state's 825 miles of sandy beach are critically eroded. As the oceans expand and glaciers melt from the changing climate, the seas will rise. Tide gauges show that effect has started, with a documented sea-level rise of 7 to 9 inches this past century. "
"NASA Scientist: Put CEOs On Trial for Global Warming Lies"
" 'Special interests have blocked the transition to our renewable energy future,' Hansen writes in an opinion piece posted on the institute's Web site. 'Instead of moving heavily into renewable energies, fossil fuel companies choose to spread doubt about global warming, just as tobacco companies discredited the link between smoking and cancer. Methods are sophisticated, including funding to help shape school textbook discussions of global warming.' 'CEOs of fossil energy companies know what they are doing and are aware of the long-term consequences of continued business as usual,' Hansen continues. 'In my opinion, these CEOs should be tried for high crimes against humanity and nature.' ".
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