• Urgently Investing $1.8 Trillion to #AdaptOurWorld and Avert 'Climate Apartheid' Could Yield $7.1 Trillion in Benefits, Analysis Shows
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/10/urgently-investing-18-trillion-adaptourworld-and-avert-climate-apartheid-could-yield
    Jessica Corbett, staff writer

    Warning that the world is at risk of experiencing a "climate apartheid," a report released Tuesday by the Global Commission on Adaptation found that spending $1.8 trillion globally over a decade on adaptation could yield $7.1 trillion in net benefits.

    The commission's report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience (pdf), outlines the human, environmental, and economic imperatives of investing in adaptation to the human-caused climate crisis. The report highlights the "triple dividend" of urgent, coordinated action: it would avoid future losses, generate positive economic gains, and deliver additional social and environmental benefits.

    The proposed $1.7 trillion investment in climate adaptation and resulting $7.1 trillion in benefits are based on significant spending in five key areas—early warning systems, climate-resilient infrastructure, improved dryland agriculture, mangrove protection, and making water resources more resilient—between 2020 and 2030. The systemic transformations called for in the report particularly aim to address global inequalities that are increasingly exacerbated by the climate emergency.

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    The #AdaptOurWorld report released today shows:
    Investing $1.8 trillion in climate adaptation could generate $7.1 tn in benefits.

    Leaders around the 🌍 are calling on governments & businesses to urgently act on climate adaptation.
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    The commission that produced the new analysis is chaired by former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, and World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva. The trio wrote in the report's forward that, in terms of adaptation, "so far the response has been gravely insufficient. Meanwhile, the climate crisis is here, now: wildfires ravage fragile habitats, city taps run dry, droughts scorch the land, and floods destroy people's homes and livelihoods."

    Investing in adaptation "is a moral imperative," Patrick Verkooijen, chief executive of the Global Center on Adaptation, which co-manages the commission with the World Resources Institute, told The Washington Post.

    "Even if we were to live in 1.5 degree world we would need massive adaptation," said Verkooijen, referring to the Paris climate accord goal of limiting average global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. "Investing in adaptation is not a tradeoff with mitigation. We need to do both."

    Absent global adaptation efforts, the report estimates that by 2050, declines in agricultural yields would most seriously impact the world's 500 million small farms, the number of people lacking sufficient water could soar beyond five billion, and rising seas and devastating storms could force hundreds of millions people from their homes—costing coastal urban areas over $1 trillion per year.

    Though the climate crisis is one of the greatest threats humanity faces and it impacts all sectors of society, as the report put it, "people who did the least to cause the problem—especially those living in poverty and fragile areas—are most at risk."

    "We risk a climate apartheid where the wealthy pay to escape, while the rest of the world is left to suffer," Verkooijen warned. "Without bold adaptation action, climate change becomes a life sentence to poverty and suffering for already vulnerable and marginalized people."

    The report comes as the Bahamas is in the beginning stages of what is expected to be a drawn out recovery process after being devastated by Hurricane Dorian, which made landfall on the islands as a Category 5 storm early this month. In what one critic decried as "eco-apartheid," hundreds of Bahamian refugees who lacked a U.S. visa were ordered off a ferry headed for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this weekend.

    The destruction in the Bahamas spotlighted climate scientists' warnings about the connection between extreme weather—including hurricanes, heatwaves, and fires—and rising temperatures from human activities that produce greenhouse gas emissions. When it comes to hurricanes, for example, experts warn that research suggests the warming world will see an increase in intense storms.

    "We tend not to invest in resilience and climate adaptation efforts until after a disaster has happened, until a lot of the damage has been done," Rob Moore, a policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), told InsideClimate News—which graphed the costs and benefits of the new report's recommendations.

    How adaptation efforts can pay off

    Outlining major barriers to global adaptation efforts, the report says that "in addition to knowledge gaps and short-term biases, fragmented responsibilities, poor institutional cooperation, and lack of resources hinder action. Governments lack incentives and funding for agencies to grapple with knowledge gaps, collaborate across silos, and implement innovative solutions."

    NRDC's Moore noted that "these types of investments are things that pay off over the long term, not over a single election cycle."

    Ban, who served as the U.N. chief from January 2007 to December 2016, emphasized the importance of global collaboration on adaptation efforts in a statement Tuesday.

    "Climate change doesn't respect borders: it's an international problem that can only be solved with co-operation and collaboration, across borders and worldwide," he said. "It is becoming increasingly clear that in many parts of the world, our climate has already changed, and we need to adapt with it."

    "Mitigation and adaptation go hand-in-hand as two equally important building blocks of the Paris Climate Change Agreement," Ban continued. "Adaptation is not only the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing to do to boost economic growth and create a climate resilient world."

    Along with events across the globe Tuesday to launch the report, contributors and supporters shared its findings and suggestions on social media with the hashtag #AdaptOurWorld.


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    Today, we call on leaders around the globe to #AdaptOurWorld. #Climate impacts are here now, and adaptation is critical to creating stronger, safer, thriving communities. Join us in calling others to act with unprecedented courage, resources & commitment! http://ow.ly/iKDA50w4lJt

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    The commission has produced a series of videos about adaptation efforts around the world—from Costa Rica and India to the Netherlands and New York City—which were shared on social media with the hashtag Tuesday:
    Urgently Investing $1.8 Trillion to #AdaptOurWorld and Avert 'Climate Apartheid' Could Yield $7.1 Trillion in Benefits, Analysis Shows https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/10/urgently-investing-18-trillion-adaptourworld-and-avert-climate-apartheid-could-yield Jessica Corbett, staff writer Warning that the world is at risk of experiencing a "climate apartheid," a report released Tuesday by the Global Commission on Adaptation found that spending $1.8 trillion globally over a decade on adaptation could yield $7.1 trillion in net benefits. The commission's report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience (pdf), outlines the human, environmental, and economic imperatives of investing in adaptation to the human-caused climate crisis. The report highlights the "triple dividend" of urgent, coordinated action: it would avoid future losses, generate positive economic gains, and deliver additional social and environmental benefits. The proposed $1.7 trillion investment in climate adaptation and resulting $7.1 trillion in benefits are based on significant spending in five key areas—early warning systems, climate-resilient infrastructure, improved dryland agriculture, mangrove protection, and making water resources more resilient—between 2020 and 2030. The systemic transformations called for in the report particularly aim to address global inequalities that are increasingly exacerbated by the climate emergency. UN Climate Change ✔ @UNFCCC The #AdaptOurWorld report released today shows: Investing $1.8 trillion in climate adaptation could generate $7.1 tn in benefits. Leaders around the 🌍 are calling on governments & businesses to urgently act on climate adaptation. Report 👉🏼 http://bit.ly/2lII1mp View image on Twitter 5:23 AM - Sep 10, 2019 The commission that produced the new analysis is chaired by former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, and World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva. The trio wrote in the report's forward that, in terms of adaptation, "so far the response has been gravely insufficient. Meanwhile, the climate crisis is here, now: wildfires ravage fragile habitats, city taps run dry, droughts scorch the land, and floods destroy people's homes and livelihoods." Investing in adaptation "is a moral imperative," Patrick Verkooijen, chief executive of the Global Center on Adaptation, which co-manages the commission with the World Resources Institute, told The Washington Post. "Even if we were to live in 1.5 degree world we would need massive adaptation," said Verkooijen, referring to the Paris climate accord goal of limiting average global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. "Investing in adaptation is not a tradeoff with mitigation. We need to do both." Absent global adaptation efforts, the report estimates that by 2050, declines in agricultural yields would most seriously impact the world's 500 million small farms, the number of people lacking sufficient water could soar beyond five billion, and rising seas and devastating storms could force hundreds of millions people from their homes—costing coastal urban areas over $1 trillion per year. Though the climate crisis is one of the greatest threats humanity faces and it impacts all sectors of society, as the report put it, "people who did the least to cause the problem—especially those living in poverty and fragile areas—are most at risk." "We risk a climate apartheid where the wealthy pay to escape, while the rest of the world is left to suffer," Verkooijen warned. "Without bold adaptation action, climate change becomes a life sentence to poverty and suffering for already vulnerable and marginalized people." The report comes as the Bahamas is in the beginning stages of what is expected to be a drawn out recovery process after being devastated by Hurricane Dorian, which made landfall on the islands as a Category 5 storm early this month. In what one critic decried as "eco-apartheid," hundreds of Bahamian refugees who lacked a U.S. visa were ordered off a ferry headed for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this weekend. The destruction in the Bahamas spotlighted climate scientists' warnings about the connection between extreme weather—including hurricanes, heatwaves, and fires—and rising temperatures from human activities that produce greenhouse gas emissions. When it comes to hurricanes, for example, experts warn that research suggests the warming world will see an increase in intense storms. "We tend not to invest in resilience and climate adaptation efforts until after a disaster has happened, until a lot of the damage has been done," Rob Moore, a policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), told InsideClimate News—which graphed the costs and benefits of the new report's recommendations. How adaptation efforts can pay off Outlining major barriers to global adaptation efforts, the report says that "in addition to knowledge gaps and short-term biases, fragmented responsibilities, poor institutional cooperation, and lack of resources hinder action. Governments lack incentives and funding for agencies to grapple with knowledge gaps, collaborate across silos, and implement innovative solutions." NRDC's Moore noted that "these types of investments are things that pay off over the long term, not over a single election cycle." Ban, who served as the U.N. chief from January 2007 to December 2016, emphasized the importance of global collaboration on adaptation efforts in a statement Tuesday. "Climate change doesn't respect borders: it's an international problem that can only be solved with co-operation and collaboration, across borders and worldwide," he said. "It is becoming increasingly clear that in many parts of the world, our climate has already changed, and we need to adapt with it." "Mitigation and adaptation go hand-in-hand as two equally important building blocks of the Paris Climate Change Agreement," Ban continued. "Adaptation is not only the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing to do to boost economic growth and create a climate resilient world." Along with events across the globe Tuesday to launch the report, contributors and supporters shared its findings and suggestions on social media with the hashtag #AdaptOurWorld. World Resources Inst ✔ @WorldResources Today, we call on leaders around the globe to #AdaptOurWorld. #Climate impacts are here now, and adaptation is critical to creating stronger, safer, thriving communities. Join us in calling others to act with unprecedented courage, resources & commitment! http://ow.ly/iKDA50w4lJt View image on Twitter 10:12 AM - Sep 10, 2019 The commission has produced a series of videos about adaptation efforts around the world—from Costa Rica and India to the Netherlands and New York City—which were shared on social media with the hashtag Tuesday:
    Urgently Investing $1.8 Trillion to #AdaptOurWorld and Avert 'Climate Apartheid' Could Yield $7.1 Trillion in Benefits, Analysis Shows
    "Without bold adaptation action, climate change becomes a life sentence to poverty and suffering for already vulnerable and marginalized people."
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    So you a$$hole Demon-Rats wants to waste more time while American citizens are losing their homes, and some their very lives! You Demon-Rats don't care about Americans!

    2019 Fire Season Outlook
    California experienced the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in its history in 2017 and 2018. Fueled by drought, an unprecedented buildup of dry vegetation and extreme winds, the size and intensity of these wildfires caused the loss of more than 100 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and exposed millions of urban and rural Californians to unhealthy air. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the West is starting earlier and ending later each year. Climate change is considered a key driver of this trend. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring snowmelt create longer and more intense dry seasons that increase moisture stress on vegetation and make forests more susceptible to severe wildfire. The length of fire season is estimated to have increased by 75 days across the Sierras and seems to correspond with an increase in the extent of forest fires across the state.

    Reporting from Ridgecrest, Calif. — The largest earthquake in two decades rattled Southern California on Thursday morning, shaking communities from Las Vegas to Long Beach and ending a quiet period in the state’s seismic history.
    Striking at 10:33 a.m., the magnitude 6.4 temblor was centered about 125 miles northeast of Los Angeles in the remote Searles Valley area near where Inyo, San Bernardino and Kern counties meet. It was felt as far away as Ensenada and Mexicali in Mexico, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reno and Chico, Calif. A 5.4 magnitude aftershock awoke many Friday morning.

    Hurricane Dorian fast facts
    The Bahamas are recovering after Dorian decimated the islands for 48 hours, killing at least 43 people.
    Nearly 70,000 people are believed to be homeless in the Bahamas.
    The storm is expected to move northeast away from the U.S. through Saturday and become a post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds as it approaches eastern Canada.
    Hurricane-force winds are expected in portions of Nova Scotia by late Saturday.

    The Midwestern United States has been experiencing major floods since mid-March 2019, primarily along the Missouri River and its tributaries in Nebraska, Missouri, South Dakota, Iowa, and Kansas. The Mississippi River has also seen flooding, although starting later and ending earlier. The 2019 January-to-May period was the wettest on record for the U.S., with multiple severe weather outbreaks through May in the Midwest, High Plains, and South exacerbating the flooding and causing additional damage.[1][2][3] Throughout late May and early June, rain in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri caused every site on the Mississippi River to record a top-five crest.[4] At least three people in Iowa and Nebraska have died.[5]

    More tropical storms are brewing on both sides of the US as Dorian makes its way out
    Madeline Holcombe
    By Madeline Holcombe, CNN

    Updated 12:58 PM ET, Sat September 7, 2019

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    MSN News So you a$$hole Demon-Rats wants to waste more time while American citizens are losing their homes, and some their very lives! You Demon-Rats don't care about Americans! 2019 Fire Season Outlook California experienced the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in its history in 2017 and 2018. Fueled by drought, an unprecedented buildup of dry vegetation and extreme winds, the size and intensity of these wildfires caused the loss of more than 100 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and exposed millions of urban and rural Californians to unhealthy air. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the West is starting earlier and ending later each year. Climate change is considered a key driver of this trend. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring snowmelt create longer and more intense dry seasons that increase moisture stress on vegetation and make forests more susceptible to severe wildfire. The length of fire season is estimated to have increased by 75 days across the Sierras and seems to correspond with an increase in the extent of forest fires across the state. Reporting from Ridgecrest, Calif. — The largest earthquake in two decades rattled Southern California on Thursday morning, shaking communities from Las Vegas to Long Beach and ending a quiet period in the state’s seismic history. Striking at 10:33 a.m., the magnitude 6.4 temblor was centered about 125 miles northeast of Los Angeles in the remote Searles Valley area near where Inyo, San Bernardino and Kern counties meet. It was felt as far away as Ensenada and Mexicali in Mexico, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reno and Chico, Calif. A 5.4 magnitude aftershock awoke many Friday morning. Hurricane Dorian fast facts The Bahamas are recovering after Dorian decimated the islands for 48 hours, killing at least 43 people. Nearly 70,000 people are believed to be homeless in the Bahamas. The storm is expected to move northeast away from the U.S. through Saturday and become a post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds as it approaches eastern Canada. Hurricane-force winds are expected in portions of Nova Scotia by late Saturday. The Midwestern United States has been experiencing major floods since mid-March 2019, primarily along the Missouri River and its tributaries in Nebraska, Missouri, South Dakota, Iowa, and Kansas. The Mississippi River has also seen flooding, although starting later and ending earlier. The 2019 January-to-May period was the wettest on record for the U.S., with multiple severe weather outbreaks through May in the Midwest, High Plains, and South exacerbating the flooding and causing additional damage.[1][2][3] Throughout late May and early June, rain in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri caused every site on the Mississippi River to record a top-five crest.[4] At least three people in Iowa and Nebraska have died.[5] More tropical storms are brewing on both sides of the US as Dorian makes its way out Madeline Holcombe By Madeline Holcombe, CNN Updated 12:58 PM ET, Sat September 7, 2019 https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ocasio-cortez-renews-impeachment-call-amid-probe-involving-trump-s-scotland-property/ar-AAGX9xS?ocid=ob-fb-enus-580&fbclid=IwAR0QtaE7zDspZrcK-J-OCGUTl1vP_hLJBx1JXqBYzcRAzY256msIhbMipGk
    Ocasio-Cortez renews impeachment call amid probe involving Trump's Scotland property
    Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) renewed calls to impeach President Trump Friday shortly after reports emerged of a House investigation into a stop a military crew made at his Turnberry resort in Scotland.
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  • Here, in Ottawa, the city fun goes to die and lieberalism thrives our illustrious choo-choo, Backdoor Jimbo's major legacy project(billions and billions spent) is still experiencing issues with electronics, mechanical and reliability. No fear, SNC-Lava-lamp will be riding to the rescue on their blue n white unicorn(Queeeeeeeeeeebec's colors) to save the day, even though they failed miserably to meet technical standards and were awarded a $1.5B contract. Failed twice actually. They were given a second chance to perform up to standards and blew that as well. But, when you live in lieberal lala-land, and Backdoor Jimbo makes decision in isolation(without even his sycophantic councillors being let in on it), possible a whisper or little nudge, nudge, wink, wink from the Fool-on-the-Hill or his minions, can't expect transparency, fairness and an open competition. But, HEY! Our taxes are kept around 2%. Don't let that little shadow game fool you. Water and sewer rates are going through the roof, our roads are sacrificed upon the alter of bicycle paths, rebuilt and repurposed streets to assuage a few loud, annoying bike fanatics. But HEY, once again, what's a few hundred million when Backdoor Jimbo can piss away every cent and borrow millions more for pet projects and in the same breath blame the province or the feds for not coughing up more, more sir, can I have more!!?
    Here, in Ottawa, the city fun goes to die and lieberalism thrives our illustrious choo-choo, Backdoor Jimbo's major legacy project(billions and billions spent) is still experiencing issues with electronics, mechanical and reliability. No fear, SNC-Lava-lamp will be riding to the rescue on their blue n white unicorn(Queeeeeeeeeeebec's colors) to save the day, even though they failed miserably to meet technical standards and were awarded a $1.5B contract. Failed twice actually. They were given a second chance to perform up to standards and blew that as well. But, when you live in lieberal lala-land, and Backdoor Jimbo makes decision in isolation(without even his sycophantic councillors being let in on it), possible a whisper or little nudge, nudge, wink, wink from the Fool-on-the-Hill or his minions, can't expect transparency, fairness and an open competition. But, HEY! Our taxes are kept around 2%. Don't let that little shadow game fool you. Water and sewer rates are going through the roof, our roads are sacrificed upon the alter of bicycle paths, rebuilt and repurposed streets to assuage a few loud, annoying bike fanatics. But HEY, once again, what's a few hundred million when Backdoor Jimbo can piss away every cent and borrow millions more for pet projects and in the same breath blame the province or the feds for not coughing up more, more sir, can I have more!!?
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  • Bias in Philosophy
    08/02/2019David Gordon
    Powerline reports the results of a survey of ideological bias in philosophy. “The more right-leaning the participant, the more hostility they reported personally experiencing from colleagues, and, overall, the more left-leaning the participant, the less hostility they reported personally...

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    Bias in Philosophy 08/02/2019David Gordon Powerline reports the results of a survey of ideological bias in philosophy. “The more right-leaning the participant, the more hostility they reported personally experiencing from colleagues, and, overall, the more left-leaning the participant, the less hostility they reported personally... https://mises.org/power-market/bias-philosophy
    Bias in Philosophy | David Gordon
    Powerline reports the results of a survey of ideological bias in philosophy. “The more right-leaning the participant, the more hostility they reported personally experiencing from colleagues, and, overall, the more left-leaning the participant, the less hostility they reported personally experiencing.” The hostility was no mere matter of dislike experienced by the conservatives. It carried over to hiring decisions and evaluating papers and grant applications.
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  • Russia is experiencing riots perpetrated by the very same people that populate the American Antifa. That should tell us something.
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    Russia is experiencing riots perpetrated by the very same people that populate the American Antifa. That should tell us something. https://southfront.org/what-is-known-about-detained-members-of-moscows-liberal-opposition/
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  • Believe that it is all working itself out. There’s so much happening for you. Don’t for one second think about give up or even questioning if this is even possible. You’re probably wondering when will it turn around? It already is. It already has. It’s all happening right now. Even what you’re experiencing is moving you forward. You’re being elevated as you are also evolving. You’re learning so much about yourself. You’re discovering your inner powers.

    You’re also clearing out a lot of the past and transforming. It can all be happening at once and that can be bit overwhelming. All kinds of emotions can arise. This is why it’s important to keep believing deeply. Rest if you may. Take a moment to consistently remind yourself that it is all working itself out. That can bring you so much peace. That can bring you ease right now. It’s not so much about when and how but faith and trust. Surrender as you are also doing what you can. Faith will get you through the darkest hours and restore your vision.

    This is why I believe in you. I know you too have that inner power that once reminded can ignite and experience miraculous changes. You must hold on. You must stay strong. Ride the wave and allow yourself to come out on top. You’re going to start feeling lighter as you shed and release. You’re also going to be more aware as you discover that you have choices each moment. You decide on everything.

    Keep your energy high through self-belief, affirmations, and positive thoughts. You are so great and so whole. Don’t forget this. You are truly special and a gift to be apart of this experience. Your existence means so much to the universe. You are supported so stay positive. Love. Be lifted. Don’t hold any grudges. Keep yourself cool and a believer of possibilities. Watch miracles start presenting themselves to you right now because you have the mind and eyes to notice it. Feel that bliss. You are too powerful.
    Believe that it is all working itself out. There’s so much happening for you. Don’t for one second think about give up or even questioning if this is even possible. You’re probably wondering when will it turn around? It already is. It already has. It’s all happening right now. Even what you’re experiencing is moving you forward. You’re being elevated as you are also evolving. You’re learning so much about yourself. You’re discovering your inner powers. You’re also clearing out a lot of the past and transforming. It can all be happening at once and that can be bit overwhelming. All kinds of emotions can arise. This is why it’s important to keep believing deeply. Rest if you may. Take a moment to consistently remind yourself that it is all working itself out. That can bring you so much peace. That can bring you ease right now. It’s not so much about when and how but faith and trust. Surrender as you are also doing what you can. Faith will get you through the darkest hours and restore your vision. This is why I believe in you. I know you too have that inner power that once reminded can ignite and experience miraculous changes. You must hold on. You must stay strong. Ride the wave and allow yourself to come out on top. You’re going to start feeling lighter as you shed and release. You’re also going to be more aware as you discover that you have choices each moment. You decide on everything. Keep your energy high through self-belief, affirmations, and positive thoughts. You are so great and so whole. Don’t forget this. You are truly special and a gift to be apart of this experience. Your existence means so much to the universe. You are supported so stay positive. Love. Be lifted. Don’t hold any grudges. Keep yourself cool and a believer of possibilities. Watch miracles start presenting themselves to you right now because you have the mind and eyes to notice it. Feel that bliss. You are too powerful.
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  • https://www.naturalblaze.com/2019/07/due-to-a-poor-harvest-season-we-are-experiencing-shortages-on-many-of-our-canned-vegetable-items.html?utm_source=Natural+Blaze+Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=8c2fe53bfd-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_b73c66b129-8c2fe53bfd-387916269
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  • 'Staggering' UN Warning That Climate Crisis Disasters Now Occur Weekly Provokes Calls for Action
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/07/staggering-un-warning-climate-crisis-disasters-now-occur-weekly-provokes-calls
    Jessica Corbett, staff writer

    A "staggering" new warning from a top United Nations official that climate crisis-related disasters are now occurring at the rate of one per week, with developing nations disproportionately at risk, provoked calls for immediate global action to combat the human-caused climate emergency.

    The warning came in an interview with The Guardian, which reported Sunday:

    Catastrophes such as cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique and the drought afflicting India make headlines around the world. But large numbers of "lower impact events" that are causing death, displacement, and suffering are occurring much faster than predicted, said Mami Mizutori, the U.N. secretary-general's special representative on disaster risk reduction. "This is not about the future, this is about today."

    This means that adapting to the climate crisis could no longer be seen as a long-term problem, but one that needed investment now, she said. "People need to talk more about adaptation and resilience."

    "We talk about a climate emergency and a climate crisis, but if we cannot confront this [issue of adapting to the effects] we will not survive," Mizutori added. "We need to look at the risks of not investing in resilience."

    The estimated annual cost of climate-related disasters is $520 billion, the newspaper noted, "while the additional cost of building infrastructure that is resistant to the effects of global heating is only about 3 percent, or $2.7 trillion in total over the next 20 years."

    "This is not a lot of money [in the context of infrastructure spending], but investors have not been doing enough," said Mizutori. "Resilience needs to become a commodity that people will pay for."

    Mizutori said that improving the systems that warn the public of severe weather and expanding awareness of which places and people are most vulnerable could help prevent lower impact disasters. She noted that while urgent work is needed to prepare the developing world, richer countries are also experiencing the consequences of global heating—including devastating wildfires and dangerous heatwaves.

    The adaption measures Mizutori called for include raising—and enforcing— infrastructure standards to make houses and businesses, roads and railways, and energy and water systems more capable of withstanding the impacts of the warming world, which scientists warn will increasing mean more frequent and intense extreme weather events. She also highlighted the potential of "nature-based solutions."

    Peter Strachan—a professor and expert on energy policy, environmental management, and energy transitions at the U.K.'s Robert Gordon University—called the report "staggering" and alerted several environmental and climate advocacy groups on Twitter.

    Sharing The Guardian's article on Twitter, the U.S.-based youth-led Sunrise Movement declared: "This is an emergency. We need political leadership that acts like it."

    "This is why it's so offensive to talk about climate impacting 'our children/grandchildren,'" tweeted War on Want executive director Asad Rehman, referencing a common talking point among U.S., European, and U.N. leaders. "Do people of global South facing disaster every week not deserve the right to life? The answer from rich countries and those who call for net zero by 2050 is a big No."
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    'Staggering' UN Warning That Climate Crisis Disasters Now Occur Weekly Provokes Calls for Action
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