Sunday, September 13, 2015

Hawaii corals joining in on the warming hoax, probably pro-choice liberals to boot

In yet another sign about how fiendishly devious are the forces trying to convince the world that climate change is real, somehow they've managed to get corals all over the world to commit mass suicide, probably just to scare Real Americans into not polluting so much and to giving more money to liberal scientists.

Just because corals are just about the entire base of the oceanic food system, without which the oceans are just about wet deserts, so what!  We've got more cars than people, and those babies run on gas, baby, so move out of the way, we're driving for Freedom!

Hawaii to experience worst-ever coral bleaching due to high ocean temperatures
// The Guardian

Corals are recovering from last year's bleaching but warmer-than-normal ocean temperatures this year will likely lead to a more deadly year for coral reef

Warmer-than-normal ocean temperatures around Hawaii this year will likely lead to the worst coral bleaching the islands have ever seen, scientists said.

Many corals are only just recovering from last year's bleaching, which occurs when warm waters prompt coral to expel the algae they rely on for food, said Ruth Gates, the director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. The phenomenon is called bleaching because coral lose their color when they push out algae.

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"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."

Excellent idea, long overdue: Trap, Neuter, Release programs for feral cats

This is a good start. 

But we also need an ordinance that all domestic housepets in Salem must be neutered unless the owner has a special license, available through veterinary offices, with penalties (including sterilization) if the fertile housepet is found off the owner's property. (And pet stores can only sell unsterilized pets to license holders.)

Salem created a whole hairball of a regulatory scheme for chickens, while ignoring the much more serious problem of fertile dogs and cats and the suffering caused by litter after litter that they produce.

It's past time to make Salem a city where we don't have thousands of unwanted housepets starving or serving as coyote food and killed by cars.

"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."

Lesson of a Fiery Summer: The GOP and the Chamber of Commerce are clear and present dangers to you and to your family's future

Ralph Waldo Emerson said "We learn geology the day after the earthquake" . . .

Our problem is that climate chaos isn't a one-off earthquake, a five-minute event followed by a long cleanup and chance to rebuild.

Climate chaos is like one earthquake after another, each one progressively more serious, and each one hitting already weakened and vulnerable nations, after our resources are depleted from the effects of the prior ones.

The best way to understand the US Chamber of Commerce and its sock puppets in Congress and in the 50 state houses is to go back and watch "Dr. Strangelove" and see them their insanity in full flower on the screen in the form of General Buck Turgidson, brushing off concerns about the impending holocaust about to be unleashed on the world:

President Merkin Muffley: I will not go down in history as the greatest mass-murderer since Adolf Hitler.

General "Buck" Turgidson: Perhaps it might be better, Mr. President, if you were more concerned with the American People than with your image in the history books.
That's the Chamber of Commerce and the whole climate denialist industry in a nutshell -- to hell with a livable world that can sustain civilization so long as we in the US can tell ourselves that we "won" . . . before the whole thing collapsed around us.  The Chamber's strategy on climate is to figure that no matter how bad things will get, it will be much worse for everyone else than for the US, so our relative power will be preserved or even increased. "Winning!" as Charlie Sheen would put it.

Eerily, in writing Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick even anticipated the most dangerous delusion of all, the belief among the elites that their wealth will protect them from the catastrophe and that they and their select few friends will be able to hide out in places of safety while us proles are wiped out. This failure to comprehend the nature of the calamity we have unleashed is their most dangerous mistake, because it fools their instinct for self-preservation and lures them into ignoring the mounting alarms, no matter how loudly they scream warnings.

The lesson of the fiery summer of 2015 is that, in November 2016, we either defeat the Chamber's candidates all across America or they will destroy us and our hopes for a future filled with something other than one catastrophic tipping point after another.