Part 8: B-Global warming via tipping points
You may argue, rant and become indignant about whether or not global warming manifests across the globe, but it won't do you any good if what the scientists tell us, is, in fact, true.
However, if you think the next added 100 million Americans as well as the next 2.1 billion people added to the planet by 2040 aren't having an effect on, or there is no such thing as global warming, forget the second part of this portion and wait until next week for "Part 8" on food production in America.
In this section, we discuss "tipping points" as they relate to global warming. What is a tipping point? Last weekend, the San Diego Chargers fell behind three touchdowns and a field goal late in the third quarter. They didn't stand a chance of winning. But a pass here, a run there, and a touchdown, then an interception led to a tipping point where their momentum smashed their opponents and by the end of the fourth quarter, the Chargers made a last minute score that won the game.
Things ran smoothly with the planet in 1900, but then the internal combustion engine arrived on the scene. Nothing much happened with 76 million Americans and 1.6 billion humans around the planet. They burned whale oil, coal and wood. But today, with billions of cars and 6.5 billion humans burning billions of gallons of gas, fuel oil, natural gas, wood and coal, these become the factors in the "tipping point" of planetary imbalances.
History shows that scientific advances suffered scurrilous opposition by people who might benefit. The pope persecuted Galileo for saying the earth revolved around the sun. Church leaders denounced Harvey for claiming blood circulated through the body instead of standing still. Newspapers branded Louis Pasteur a quack for his germ theory. Everyone 'knew' the Wright brothers couldn't get that new fangled flying machine into the air.
This week, I presented my program, "THE COMING POPULATION CRISIS IN AMERICA: AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT," to a fine group of gentlemen in Denver, Colorado. No one blinked during the 30 minute program. They asked if the DVD video was available. I told them it would be ready on my web site by November 30, 2006. However, at the end, two men walked up and told me never to speak about global warming because they didn't want to hear about it because it was patently untrue. I felt the same gut reaction as Galileo, Pasteur, Lindbergh and Harvey probably suffered.
Again, distinguished science adviser at Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the United Kingdom, John Schellnhuber cited a study whereby Americans fall into "interpretive communities" that share similar world views. On one end of the spectrum, you've got naysayers who, "Perceive climate change as nonexistent. They are predominantly white, male, politically conservative, holding pro-individualism, pro-hierarchism, anti-environmental, carrying highly religious paradigms and rely on radio as their main news source."
On the other side, you've got the alarmists. In the middle, you see measured and reasoned researchers. Me? I'm an educator and messenger. You can use this information and go to the web sites provided, or you can blow it off. To a large degree, our media, which corporations control, brings you bloody killing stories from Iraq, but squashes news about 80 degree days in November in Colorado or dead zones reaching thousands of square miles in our oceans. As I've said in the past, it's Mark Twain's famous statement about 'silent-assertion' being the shabbiest of all lies—perpetrated by politicians and the media.
To give you an example, the media reports the latest mass killings in Iraq or Jennifer Anniston's latest heartbreak, but it won't tell you about the ozone hole expanding over Antarctica. It's another one of the tipping points.
"We hear about the connection between ozone depletion, skin cancers and cataracts, but little about the fact that increased ultraviolet radiation will destroy oxygen producing phytoplankton (80% of our oxygen comes from them). Without them turning sunlight into organic life, none of us would be or will be here."
Phytoplanktons create counter weights to another tipping point which is the Antarctic Circumpolar Current which circulates 34 billion gallons of water around Antarctica every second.
"When phytoplanktons die, they sink, taking the oxygen load with them to the bottom of the ocean. Global warming slows the nutrient upwelling, affecting the phytoplankton populations in the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans," Schellnhuber said. "As the oceans affect the atmosphere, the land affects the oceans. Warming will shrink the Sahara by increasing rainfall. A greener Sahara will emit less airborne desert dust to seed the oceans and feed the plankton, which in turn suppresses hurricane formations to fertilize the carbon dioxide eating trees of the Amazon. Hardly a neighborhood on earth will look the same if Africa tips."
In nature's dance, everything plays its part, whether water, land, air or fire. The more we offset the natural cycles, the greater our price. Nature rearranges herself with ruthless dexterity when we create imbalances. For example: Katrina!
"The source of Tibet's thunderstorms is the Asian monsoon, which drives moisture up the Himalayas," Schellnhuber said. "A warming climate could either weaken or strengthen the monsoon. Either effect is potentially catastrophic for more than half the world's population adapted to and reliant on the monsoon. This is another tipping point."
What we're doing to our planet home is described by Garrett Hardin as the paradox of the "Tragedy of the Commons." As to the use of the land, i.e., our planetary resources, if an altruist and a cheater go one-on-one, the cheater wins consistently, but in the end, everyone loses. You might call the many facets or "tipping points" of global warming as the growing common denominators of the "Tragedy of the Commons."
"In the end, this recent melting may be caused by the Antarctic Oscillation a kind of on/off switch affecting pressure gradients in the Southern Hemisphere," Julia Whitty reported. "The cooler stratosphere caused by the ozone hole produces weather changes at ground level now threatening to turn Antarctica's icescape into a continent swallowing seascape. In less than 200 years, armed with fossil fuel burning, humans donned the acrobat's tights, wrested hold of the spinning plates and initiated their own wobbly circus. Nature, impassive and potent, waits to reward or punish us."
The final "tipping points" affecting our planet consist of our destroying the Amazon rainforests which cascade into changing the North Atlantic current, melting the Greenland ice sheet, destroying the ozone layer, disrupting the Circumpolar Current, changing precipitation on the Tibetan Plateau, affecting Asian monsoons, increasing methane clathrates, changing salinity valves, offsetting El Nino, and liquefying the West Antarctic ice sheet.
What can change our fate? Who or what is the antidote to global warming? What is the 13th tipping point back toward planetary balance?
You! You and your actions! Your actions combined with everyone as knowledgeable as you! Everything you do, counts! Gandhi marched for freedom. Dr. Martin Luther King spoke of his "dream" for equality. Susan B. Anthony marched for suffrage for women. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball. Go to www.stopglobalwarming.org for more ideas on how you can take action. You possess every gift of all your heroes. Common citizens with uncommon determination change the course of history. The next president of the United States might be another Teddy Roosevelt, Lincoln, Jefferson or Madison.
We've all got a stake in the outcome. Let's get busy!
"The 13th tipping point is humanity changing back to a balanced interaction with earth that will allow our planet home to support all life in perpetuity." Sandra Lynn
What you can do for a better future for your country:
A republican form of government is not a spectator sport. It means you must jump in, roll up you sleeves and take personal and collective action. Of course, you could let a dictator take over and do everything for you, but that path would give you Cuba, China, North Korea and other unsavory examples.
To stop Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid from giving an amnesty, take action.
CALL NANCY PELOSI: Washington, DC - (202) 225-4965
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We must 'sour the milk.' Bring out your points in the call:
America cannot support another 100 million people added to our country in 34 years, i.e., water crisis, resource depletion, air pollution, gridlock, loss of quality of life, etc.
America cannot support lawbreakers being given citizenship.
America must maintain our English language.
America wants only legal immigrants who play by the rules and speak English.
America's working poor deserve a chance at jobs taken by illegals.
America already has too many people and I support a 10 year moratorium on all immigration.
Americans must maintain our schools for our children.
We can no longer tolerate 350,000 birthright citizens (anchor babies) annually that subtract from our own citizens.
Attrition through enforcement by stopping their ability to wire money home, obtain rental housing and jobs.
An amnesty failed in 1986, and it will only be worse today. We're being displaced out of our jobs and out of our own country. Call with relentless and never-give-up passion.
To reduce illegal aliens in your community, you may follow the course of action by Mayor Louis Barletta of Hazelton, PA. He offers a bomb proof ordinance that takes business licenses away from those who hire illegals. He legally halts landlords from renting to illegals. Without work and without housing, illegals cannot stay in your community. Check out his website for instructions: www.SmallTownDefenders.com/public/node/6
Visit D.A. King at the www.thedustininmansociety.org to see how Georgia created the best laws to stop illegals at the state level.
Please check out William Gheen at www.alipac.us. He's a mover and shaker. He will direct you to specific actions that make you more powerful and effective.
To stop this invasion locally and nationally: join www.numbersusa.com for free and you can join www.fairus.org and www.thesocialcontract.com
Wooldridge presents a 45 minute program to colleges, high schools, civic clubs, church groups and political clubs across America titled: "COMING POPULATION CRISIS IN AMERICA: WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT." Go to his website for further information on booking the program. www.frostywooldridge.com
Check out www.populationmedia.org for an exciting method for creating overpopulation awareness in Third World countries. Their prime directive works with the media in order to educate and activate leaders and women worldwide.
Whether we like it or not, global warming is upon us. We can take action to correct it. Please join www.stopglobalwarming.org for up to the minute information and action items.
Awareness Campaign web site, www.mcs-global.org, which is purely to help save and protect human health and environmental health globally. Diana Buckland is founder and global coordinator at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Diana makes impact all over the world by alerting everyone about chemical sensitivities caused by poisons sprayed, injected and applied to our crops and elsewhere.
From Part 5 of this series, "Destroying our oceans", if you would like to become involved please refer to www.savetheoceans.org for a first rate lesson on how to take action in order to cleanse our oceans, restock our fish population, move toward recycling and cleanup of our world's most important living resource. Watch shows on PBS that expose where we threw two million tires into the waters off the East Coast and all the damage those tires are doing to marine life. You'll find out what you can do to have them raised from the deep. Additionally, check out www.greenpeace.org for actions at the national and international levels.
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Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. He presents a program to colleges, conferences, high schools and civic clubs around the country: "THE COMING POPULATION CRISIS IN AMERICA: WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT". His published books include: "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS" ; "STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE" ; "IMMIGRATION'S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES" ; "MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND—A TEEN NOVEL" ; "BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION" ; "AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTICA". His next book: "TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP". He lives in Denver, Colorado. email@example.com www.frostywooldridge.com