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A Clear Warning in 1988

A dire reminder of the failure to act,

of the permanent damage already done

and the far greater damage to come.

As has been typical to this day, the business pressure on conservatives has been dominant in setting Republician opposution to warnings of warming. To this day administrators are ordered to remove ALL reference to warming in reports. President Trump has gutted the Environmental Protection Agency.

James Hansen testifying before congress in 1988.

THUS FAR~August 2018

• EXTREME HIGH TEMPERATURES

• SEA LEVEL RISE

• FLOODING OF POPULATED AREAS

• EXCESSIVE AND UNPREDICTABLE RAIN

• EXCESSIVE AND UNPREDICTABLE DROUGHT

• MELTING OF GLACIERS RELIED ON FOR WATER SUPPLY

• MELTING OF TUNDRA RESULTING IN STRUCTURE INSTABILITY

• MELTING OF TUNDRA RELEASING METHANE

• FAILURE OF CROPS TO GROW DUE TO HIGH TEMPERATURES

• FAILURE OF CROPS DUE TO IRREGULAR RAIN PATTERNS

• FAILURE OF CROPS TO GROW DUE TO DROUGHT

• WILDFIRES DUE TO OR EXACERBATED BY DROUGHT

• DEATH DUE TO EXCESSIVE TEMPERATURES

• INCREASED SEVERITY OF STORMS

• COMBINATION OF INTENSE STORMS, HIGH WATER AND/OR TIDAL SURGE

• REDUCTION IN AMOUNT OF ARABLE LAND

• REDUCTION IN AMOUNT OF LAND UNDER TEMPERATE TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS

• PRESSURE TO CONTINUE USE OF FOSSIL FUELS

• PRESSURE NOT TO USE NUCLEAR ENERGY SOURCES

• UNRELIABILITY OF CLIMATE MODELS

• UNPREDICTABLE AND/OR RAPID CHANGES IN THE CLIMATE

YET TO COME IN ADDITION

• INCIDENCE OF NEW DISEASES INFECTING HUMANS

• INCIDENCE OF NEW DISEASES INFECTING FOOD SOURCES

• PRESSURE TO CONTINUE USE OF FOSSIL FUELS

• PRESSURE NOT TO USE NUCLEAR ENERGY SOURCES

• FAILURE OF CLIMATE MODELS

• UNPREDICTABLE AND/OR RAPID CHANGES IN THE CLIMATE

• POSSIBILITY OF CIVIL WAR

• POPULIST, CONSERVATIVE, AUTHORITATIVE LEADERSHIP MORE INTERESTED IN POWER THAN IN SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

• FAILURE TO GRASP THE TRUTH OF THE CLIMATE PROCESS

• FAILURE TO ACT AS A RESULT OF NOT UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS

• ACCEPTING POSITIONS AND CONCLUSIONS AS A RESULT OF POLITICAL ALLIANCES

• INADEQUATE SCIENCE EDUCATION

• INFLUENCE OF IRRATIONAL RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

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