December 2018 Archives

Government suppression of scientific discovery has cast a gloomy pall of depression -- "climate trauma" -- on scientists and activists alike. And frank talk about the grim realities of a warming planet turns people off--it's simply too much to take in, suspects NASA's Gavin Schmidt. "The business-as-usual world that we project is really a totally different planet."

The physical evidence becomes more dramatic every year: forests retreating, animals moving north, glaciers melting, wildfire seasons getting longer, higher rates of droughts, floods, and storms -- five times as many in the 2000s as in the 1970s. In the blunt words of the 2014 National Climate Assessment, conducted by three hundred of America's most distinguished experts at the request of the U.S. government, human-induced climate change is real; U.S. temperatures have gone up between 1.3 and 1.9 degrees, mostly since 1970, and the change is already affecting "agriculture, water, human health, energy, transportation, forests, and ecosystems." -- John H. Richardson, Writer at Large for Esquire magazine

But "Crawling under a rock isn't an option," says climatologist Jason Box, "so becoming overcome with PTSD-like symptoms is useless." We must act NOW.

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The role of the dispassionate scientist is being severely tested by physical evidence that things are worse than we think. Climate scientists are rallying to counter the fossil-fuel propaganda campaign financed by carbon-intensive (coal, natural gas, and oil) companies and their sponsors. Science is and has always been political, says Space.com writer Miriam Kramer. "Science faces an existential threat under the current administration. While science isn't necessarily partisan in the best of times, the truth is looking more and more like a partisan issue these days."

"Individuals who have dedicated their lives to basic scientific research are not being taken seriously and are being portrayed as part of a larger conspiracy," notes paleontologist and science communicator Shaena Montanari. "The greatest damage caused [to society] will be the absence of a better future, one that we will never realize."

The Trump/Pence Regime poses a catastrophic danger to humanity and the planet, and it is our responsibility to drive them from power through non-violent protests that grow every day until our demand is met. 

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