• 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 ๐ŸŒ 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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    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 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 โœ” @UNFCCC The #AdaptOurWorld report released today shows: Investing $1.8 trillion in climate adaptation could generate $7.1 tn in benefits. Leaders around the ๐ŸŒ are calling on governments & businesses to urgently act on climate adaptation. Report ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 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 โœ” @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
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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
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  • Hurricane Dorian Batters North Carolina and Southeast Virginia; Will Brush Southeast New England Before Hammering Canada https://www.wunderground.com/news/storms/hurricane/news/2019-09-06-hurricane-dorian-north-carolina-virginia-northeast-canada-forecast #news #nature #outdoors
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  • It is a misleading of the media as well as the governments with their climate change, lies hottest year to the down playing the storms, floods, quakes. Most of us know if one wants the truth don't bother with the main stream media.Let the left play with the lies, they will not be ready for what is coming.
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    It is a misleading of the media as well as the governments with their climate change, lies hottest year to the down playing the storms, floods, quakes. Most of us know if one wants the truth don't bother with the main stream media.Let the left play with the lies, they will not be ready for what is coming. https://youtu.be/tCaA3Pr9N88
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  • As Category 5 Dorian Devastates, Pope Francis Urges World to Act Fast on Climate Emergency
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/02/category-5-dorian-devastates-pope-francis-urges-world-act-fast-climate-emergency
    Andrea Germanos, staff writer

    Pope Francis on Sunday—when Hurricane Dorian began pounding the Bahamas with record strength—urged the world to heed calls made by rising youth and indigenous peoples to take swift action to address the climate crisis and thereby ensure "our common future."

    "We have caused a climate emergency that gravely threatens nature and life itself, including our own," the pontiff said.

    The pope's plea came in his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, an annual celebration he called for in 2015.

    In the new message, the pope denounced human exploitation of the environment and pointed to increasingly frequent extreme weather and water scarcity as well as "constant pollution, the continued use of fossil fuels, intensive agricultural exploitation, and deforestation [that] are causing global temperatures to rise above safe levels."

    "In this ecological crisis affecting everyone," the pope continued, "we should also feel close to all other men and women of good will, called to promote stewardship of the network of life of which we are part."

    The appeals for action—including ditching fossil fuels—were addressed at individuals and political leaders. He wrote:

    It is also a season to reflect on our lifestyles, and how our daily decisions about food, consumption, transportation, use of water, energy, and many other material goods, can often be thoughtless and harmful. Too many of us act like tyrants with regard to creation. Let us make an effort to change and to adopt more simple and respectful lifestyles! Now is the time to abandon our dependence on fossil fuels and move, quickly and decisively, towards forms of clean energy and a sustainable and circular economy. Let us also learn to listen to indigenous peoples, whose age-old wisdom can teach us how to live in a better relationship with the environment.

    While the pope didn't mention by name the Fridays for Future and School Strike for Climate movement, he made note of the young people "calling for courageous decisions." He said they remind all that Earth is "an inheritance to be handed down" and, in a possible reference to teen activist Greta Thunberg, said that "hope for tomorrow is not a noble sentiment, but a task calling for concrete actions here and now."

    Addressing political leaders, he said, "Let us say 'no' to consumerist greed and to the illusion of omnipotence, for these are the ways of death." Instead, said Pope Francis, leaders should undertake "farsighted processes involving responsible sacrifices today for the sake of sure prospects for life tomorrow."

    "Let us not give in to the perverse logic of quick profit," he said, "but look instead to our common future!"

    The upcoming U.N. climate action summit later this month, the pope added, is an opportunity "to respond to the cry of the poor and of our earth."

    The call for decisive action came as Hurricane Dorian unleashed devastation on a climate-changed planet.

    "No hurricane in Atlantic history has ever rapidly intensified from a high-end Category 4 to a high-end Category 5," meteorologist Eric Holthaus wrote on Twitter Sunday. "We are in a climate emergency."

    Sam Lillo @splillo
    In the last 24 hour, Hurricane #Dorian intensified from 130kt to 160kt ... in fact it did this in under 9 hours.

    Rapid intensification is an impressive enough feat, but becomes extremely rare from high initial intensities. From 130 kt, it is unprecedented in the Atlantic.
    Embedded video: https://twitter.com/splillo/status/1168250674183901187
    3:13 PM - Sep 1, 2019

    In a Monday morning advisory, the National Hurricane Center said that Dorian was "sitting over Grand Bahama Island with extremely dangerous winds and surge."

    "For Grand Bahama," said disasterologist Samantha Montano, the situation "is about as bad as a hurricane can get."

    Dr. Samantha Montano @SamLMontano
    Sep 2, 2019
    Hurricane speed is tricky. You want it moving fast enough that it doesn’t just sit on you (think Harvey) but slow enough that you have time to evacuate (think Michael).

    For Grand Bahama this is about as bad as a hurricane can get. https://twitter.com/JenCarfagno/status/1168438733118611462

    Jen Carfagno โœ” @JenCarfagno
    A worst-case scenario for Grand Bahama Island - a Cat 5 hurricane barely moving at 1 mph. #Dorian
    Embedded video: https://twitter.com/JenCarfagno/status/1168438733118611462

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    Tropical Cyclones are Stalling More
    Storms in the North Atlantic are lingering longer near the coast, leading to significantly more rainfall.
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    7:17 AM - Sep 2, 2019

    Dorian is expected to be a threat for several states along the U.S. East Coast as the week continues, and officials in nine Florida counties already issued evacuation orders. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina also declared states of emergency as the hurricane approaches.
    As Category 5 Dorian Devastates, Pope Francis Urges World to Act Fast on Climate Emergency https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/02/category-5-dorian-devastates-pope-francis-urges-world-act-fast-climate-emergency Andrea Germanos, staff writer Pope Francis on Sunday—when Hurricane Dorian began pounding the Bahamas with record strength—urged the world to heed calls made by rising youth and indigenous peoples to take swift action to address the climate crisis and thereby ensure "our common future." "We have caused a climate emergency that gravely threatens nature and life itself, including our own," the pontiff said. The pope's plea came in his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, an annual celebration he called for in 2015. In the new message, the pope denounced human exploitation of the environment and pointed to increasingly frequent extreme weather and water scarcity as well as "constant pollution, the continued use of fossil fuels, intensive agricultural exploitation, and deforestation [that] are causing global temperatures to rise above safe levels." "In this ecological crisis affecting everyone," the pope continued, "we should also feel close to all other men and women of good will, called to promote stewardship of the network of life of which we are part." The appeals for action—including ditching fossil fuels—were addressed at individuals and political leaders. He wrote: It is also a season to reflect on our lifestyles, and how our daily decisions about food, consumption, transportation, use of water, energy, and many other material goods, can often be thoughtless and harmful. Too many of us act like tyrants with regard to creation. Let us make an effort to change and to adopt more simple and respectful lifestyles! Now is the time to abandon our dependence on fossil fuels and move, quickly and decisively, towards forms of clean energy and a sustainable and circular economy. Let us also learn to listen to indigenous peoples, whose age-old wisdom can teach us how to live in a better relationship with the environment. While the pope didn't mention by name the Fridays for Future and School Strike for Climate movement, he made note of the young people "calling for courageous decisions." He said they remind all that Earth is "an inheritance to be handed down" and, in a possible reference to teen activist Greta Thunberg, said that "hope for tomorrow is not a noble sentiment, but a task calling for concrete actions here and now." Addressing political leaders, he said, "Let us say 'no' to consumerist greed and to the illusion of omnipotence, for these are the ways of death." Instead, said Pope Francis, leaders should undertake "farsighted processes involving responsible sacrifices today for the sake of sure prospects for life tomorrow." "Let us not give in to the perverse logic of quick profit," he said, "but look instead to our common future!" The upcoming U.N. climate action summit later this month, the pope added, is an opportunity "to respond to the cry of the poor and of our earth." The call for decisive action came as Hurricane Dorian unleashed devastation on a climate-changed planet. "No hurricane in Atlantic history has ever rapidly intensified from a high-end Category 4 to a high-end Category 5," meteorologist Eric Holthaus wrote on Twitter Sunday. "We are in a climate emergency." Sam Lillo @splillo In the last 24 hour, Hurricane #Dorian intensified from 130kt to 160kt ... in fact it did this in under 9 hours. Rapid intensification is an impressive enough feat, but becomes extremely rare from high initial intensities. From 130 kt, it is unprecedented in the Atlantic. Embedded video: https://twitter.com/splillo/status/1168250674183901187 3:13 PM - Sep 1, 2019 In a Monday morning advisory, the National Hurricane Center said that Dorian was "sitting over Grand Bahama Island with extremely dangerous winds and surge." "For Grand Bahama," said disasterologist Samantha Montano, the situation "is about as bad as a hurricane can get." Dr. Samantha Montano @SamLMontano Sep 2, 2019 Hurricane speed is tricky. You want it moving fast enough that it doesn’t just sit on you (think Harvey) but slow enough that you have time to evacuate (think Michael). For Grand Bahama this is about as bad as a hurricane can get. https://twitter.com/JenCarfagno/status/1168438733118611462 … Jen Carfagno โœ” @JenCarfagno A worst-case scenario for Grand Bahama Island - a Cat 5 hurricane barely moving at 1 mph. #Dorian Embedded video: https://twitter.com/JenCarfagno/status/1168438733118611462 Dr. Samantha Montano @SamLMontano https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145139/tropical-cyclones-are-stalling-more … Tropical Cyclones are Stalling More Storms in the North Atlantic are lingering longer near the coast, leading to significantly more rainfall. earthobservatory.nasa.gov 7:17 AM - Sep 2, 2019 Dorian is expected to be a threat for several states along the U.S. East Coast as the week continues, and officials in nine Florida counties already issued evacuation orders. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina also declared states of emergency as the hurricane approaches.
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  • We see the narrative for the global change in the weather, and many researchers have investigated the storms of today compared to the storms of years gone by. It is apparent that the weather is more violent today, this can be attributed to the weather modification involving the governments.
    Through the haze governments claim humans are the cause for the climate, they are partly right they are changing the weather so it is more violent. This agenda allows them to raise taxes higher and higher every year. A red flag if l ever seen one.
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    We see the narrative for the global change in the weather, and many researchers have investigated the storms of today compared to the storms of years gone by. It is apparent that the weather is more violent today, this can be attributed to the weather modification involving the governments. Through the haze governments claim humans are the cause for the climate, they are partly right they are changing the weather so it is more violent. This agenda allows them to raise taxes higher and higher every year. A red flag if l ever seen one. https://youtu.be/JmtytPiTZAo
    ‘Facts don’t matter’ with global warming
    Sky News host Andrew Bolt says “the facts don’t matter” when it comes to global warming, proving that the movement is not fulled by a science but by "religion”.
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  • Fueled by Climate Change, Hurricane Dorian Devastates the Bahamas in “Unprecedented Disaster”
    Hurricane Dorian is continuing to wreak havoc in the Bahamas, where massive storms and flooding have killed five people and left many stranded on the Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands over the weekend.

    The Category 3 storm pummeled the islands throughout Monday with up to 180-mile-per-hour winds and continued to be stalled in the region Tuesday.

    Hurricane Dorian is one of the strongest recorded storms to ever strike the Atlantic, and is expected to continue a destructive path toward Florida and then onward to the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina.

    It made landfall as a Category 5 storm in the Bahamas Sunday.

    We speak to two guests: Christian Campbell, a Bahamian poet, scholar and essayist, and Tiphanie Yanique, an award-winning poet and novelist from the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas.
    #DemocracyNow #AmyGoodman #CAT5Dorian #CATZeroTrump
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    Fueled by Climate Change, Hurricane Dorian Devastates the Bahamas in “Unprecedented Disaster” Hurricane Dorian is continuing to wreak havoc in the Bahamas, where massive storms and flooding have killed five people and left many stranded on the Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands over the weekend. The Category 3 storm pummeled the islands throughout Monday with up to 180-mile-per-hour winds and continued to be stalled in the region Tuesday. Hurricane Dorian is one of the strongest recorded storms to ever strike the Atlantic, and is expected to continue a destructive path toward Florida and then onward to the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina. It made landfall as a Category 5 storm in the Bahamas Sunday. We speak to two guests: Christian Campbell, a Bahamian poet, scholar and essayist, and Tiphanie Yanique, an award-winning poet and novelist from the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas. #DemocracyNow #AmyGoodman #CAT5Dorian #CATZeroTrump https://youtu.be/HM7OveUJDYI Democracy Now! 9/3/19
    Fueled by Climate Change, Hurricane Dorian Devastates the Bahamas in “Unprecedented Disaster”
    Hurricane Dorian is continuing to wreak havoc in the Bahamas, where massive storms and flooding have killed five people and left many stranded on the Grand B...
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  • It is becoming apparent that governments and their elite friends have admitted that they are able to control as well as change weather patterns. The storms we have seen over the last 5 years or so, have far out numbered as well as the intensity. When we think of the patterns of these storms, they do not follow any set pattern like they used to in the past. With the intensity the stalling over land, leads us to believe these are not normal. Are the creators of these storms creating a sort of genocide with the US population?
    https://youtu.be/pRacq7oI24E
    It is becoming apparent that governments and their elite friends have admitted that they are able to control as well as change weather patterns. The storms we have seen over the last 5 years or so, have far out numbered as well as the intensity. When we think of the patterns of these storms, they do not follow any set pattern like they used to in the past. With the intensity the stalling over land, leads us to believe these are not normal. Are the creators of these storms creating a sort of genocide with the US population? https://youtu.be/pRacq7oI24E
    BREAKING UPDATE! WE FOUND WHO "OWNS & CONTROLS" DORIAN
    Governments want us to believe them. So..why don't we take their word for it when they create a document called "Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the We...
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  • Superstorm Dorian-People's Footage-13k+ Homes Damage & Strange Activity
    #JWTV #Superstorms #JWTV #Daily
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    Superstorm Dorian-People's Footage-13k+ Homes Damage & Strange Activity #JWTV #Superstorms #JWTV #Daily https://youtu.be/kqcF8gTmpGA JWtv 9/2/19
    Superstorm Dorian| People Footage 13k+ Homes Damage & Strange Activity
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  • Prophesies of the coming of The Mashiach
    Prophesies of the coming of The Mashiach   Hashem (G-d for those who don't know) uses metaphors many times within the scriptures.Yirmiyahu - Jeremiah - Chapter 231. Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the flocks of My pasture! says the Lord.Flocks of my pasture are the people of Israel.2. Therefore, so says the Lord God of Israel concerning the shepherds: You who pasture My...
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  • US economy
    The average net fiscal cost (taxes paid minus services used) of an illegal immigrant that was invited by the Demon-Rats was $65,292 during their lifetime — excluding their U.S.-born children. This came to $65.3 billion per million illegal immigrants. The figures were expressed in 2016 dollars. Adjusted to 2018 dollars, it would be $69,570 per illegal immigrant, or $69.6 billion per...
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    Installing the fixed designer dining table in your home Posted by adairsawyer on October 12th Amani Hooker Shirt , 2012   Tables and chairs are no longer items of utility that don’t serve any purpose other than to sit and keep things on. Today, however, things have changed a lot, and furniture designers pay a lot of attention to creating the most stunning designer dining...
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