Over 100 years ago Svante August Arrhenius (1859-1927), the father of physical chemistry, warned our unrestricted burning of fossil fuels would release excessive carbon dioxide (“greenhouse effect”) that will surely cause problems for survival of all who live on Earth. Arrhenius repeated the climate warning in 1905.
NASA scientist James Hansen declared before a skeptical US Congress in 1998, “Global warming is a reality.” In 2018, a high percentage of US elected officials still deny global warming even though 97% of scientists continue to warn of drastic changes to come in our climate.
*The observatory in Mauna Loa, Hawaii reported on March 20, 2014 for the first time in human history carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere went beyond 400! parts per million. (Visit www.350.org)
*March 11, 2011 the Pontifical Institute of Science in Rome issued a document entitled “The Fate of Glaciers in the Anthropocene.” Scientists who prepared the paper presented photographs of 400! glaciers that have simply melted away due to global warming. Pope Francis, a Jesuit with a degree in chemistry, issued a letter to the world in 2015 (Laudate Si) pleading for protection of “our common home,” Earth.
James Hansen and thousands of other scientists introduced the geological possibility of Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) which denotes highest levels of carbon dioxide in millions of years.
“OMG” is a common expression of fear and amazement even among atheists. In our new Anthropocene geological era when humans are the dominant force, Ocean Melting Greenland (OMG) calls for our rapt attention. As climate change eliminated 400 glaciers, increased the level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere beyond 400ppm, a melting Greenland could raise ocean levels to the point of inundating coastal cities and swallowing island nations, seriously threatened by a rising ocean in 2018.
The Carbon Combustion Complex (CCC) is the most powerful economic entity in history which has enslaved us to excessive burning of fossil fuels. The Military Industrial Complex (MIC) is its biggest customer demanding constant use of fuels for the machines of warfare fought over energy sources.
www.fossilfree.org educates us, invites all nations to follow countries that have been liberated from enslavement and become beacons of renewable energy in Sweden, Costa Rica (100% renewable), Denmark, Scotland, Finland, and Vatican City.
A “Universal Message” – Earth Hour occurred at 8:30PM March 24th as lights in major cities globally went out for one hour. The Eiffel tower and statue of Liberty went dark from 8:30 – 9:30PM to enlighten all of the fact a new generation will inherit our reluctance to free ourselves from fossil fuels.