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  1. May 9, 2019 #341

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    Coming up on the 30 year anniversary of the prediction of disaster in 11 years.

    From 1989... U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked

    A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.

    Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ″eco- refugees,′ ′ threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP.

    He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control.

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    Excess carbon dioxide is pouring into the atmosphere because of humanity’s use of fossil fuels and burning of rain forests, the study says. The atmosphere is retaining more heat than it radiates, much like a greenhouse.

    The most conservative scientific estimate that the Earth’s temperature will rise 1 to 7 degrees in the next 30 years, said Brown.
     
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    A leading U.S. climate researcher says the world has a 10-year window of opportunity to take decisive action on global warming and avert catastrophe. I think we have a very brief window of opportunity to deal with climate change ... no longer than a decade, at the most.
    NBC news, September, 2006. Warming expert sees 10-year window - US news - Environment | NBC News

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    The IPCC chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, an engineer and economist from India, acknowledged the new trajectory. "If there's no action before 2012, that's too late," Pachauri said. "What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment."
    New York Times, November 2007. https://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/18/w...pagewanted=all

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    Governments are running out of time to address climate change and to avoid the worst effects of rising temperatures, an influential UN panel warned yesterday. But there could be as little as eight years left to avoid a dangerous global average rise of 2C or more.
    The Guardian, May 2007. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2007/may/05/climatechange.climatechangeenvironment
     
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    I'm waiting for the two minute warning.
    .............because I care. :D
     
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    Hurricanes falsely blamed on climate change.
    http://www.atmo.arizona.edu/students/courselinks/fall16/atmo336/lectures/sec2/hurricanes3.html
    In spite of the lack of scientific proof, many in the media flock to those who make assertations about influence of global warming on United States hurricanes. See Germany's Environment Minister, Juergen Trittin, cites greenhouse gas emissions as cause for Katrina. In my opinion, the German minister (among others) is using the Katrina weather disaster to further his agenda to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases for fear of global climate change. While this may be a noble agenda, he should base his arguments on sound scientific evidence, not scare tactics. Furthermore, one of the reasons often given as to why we must act immediately to prevent the devastating consequences of continued human-caused global warming is that tropical storms will become more powerful and perhaps more common. This is often reported as if it were a fact, not a theory. You should realize that recent observations do not clearly support this theory.

    Arguments for and against a link between global warming and increased hurricane intensity are summarized in this short video segment produced during the 2005 hurricane season by PBS: Is global warming making hurricanes more intense?
     
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    Owners of the "Ark Encounter" sued their insurance company for not covering flood damage.
     
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    Just saw that on the news. They had flood insurance I assume?
     
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    IDK. They are broke. No one is paying $30+ to see plywood animal cutouts.
     
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    I'd expect real animals.
    Junk yard is now charging $5 to go look for parts
     
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    Health dept. said the conditions were unhealthy for animals.
     
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    .......what about people?
     
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    $75 a day.
     
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    :eek: Arc or amusement park?
     
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    It's an amusement park themed around Noah's Ark. The guy who founded it, Ken Hamm, is a smug a-hole who tried to get the government to force taxpayers to pay millions of $ for roads to be built out to the park. I admit, the concept of an Ark-themed amusement park sounded kind of cool, but it apparently didn't turn out well. I am guessing that he did not have flood insurance coverage & that is probably why the insurance refused to pay. But then, insurance companies do look for ways to get out of paying- including bogus ones.

    There were some bad rainstorms that came with tornadoes in town & the general area a few days ago. Since we need to fix the house & yard up a lot more before we can get insurance, I'm really hoping we won't get hit with any tornadoes out here.
     
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    If he could get it to float maybe he could start a cruise line.......
    ..... of biblical proportions.
     
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    He thought that religious people would make him rich. But without real animals, no one wants to see it.
     
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