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Date: January 20, 2017 12:14:01 PM PST
Subject:Why climate change “mustn’t be “
Claude,for your Octogenarians,Chet,Jane
This is a story so obvious that everybody knows it yet no one sees it, or is allowed to see it much like the “Emperor’s New Clothes”kept him naked before his kingdom.FACT:FULLY ONE THIRD of the world’s wealth=a third of everything owned by everybody-is contained in the totality of carbon fuels,oil(mostly),coal,natural gas and all of the infrastructure necessary to mine,drill,transport refine and process, ship,pipeline,sell, distribute store,remove cleanse and protect the environment from the consequences of fossil fuel.First of course,is the trillions invested in the land and water beneath and within which large amounts of fuels spread across every continent and many of the oceans.So valuable are these holdings that they have been a major factor int the great and small wars of the 20th century.Now add in the investments in drilling equipment worldwide,the enormous tanker ships,the complicated refinery structures and the vast array of corporations responsible for the manufacture of oil related products and the distribution of oil and gas to the consumers of the world.China threatens the South China Seas exactly because there may be considerable oil adjacent to Vietnam.Russia stalks the Arctic,while “frackable”land in the Midwest has inaugurated a “gold rush’. Make your own list of the wealth inherent in fossil fuels.If you have a retirement fund(401k)plenty is invested in oil related corporations. solid investments. Right? Good as gold(black gold)!!!Right? No!! THAT ONE THIRD OF THE WORLD’S WEALTH IS GOOD ONLY SO LONG AS WE DISBELIEVE IN THE REALITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE! The moment we accept the impact of fossil fuel we must move to curtail its use and search for non-fossil,renewable sources of energy i.e wind ,water,nuclear and solar.These alternatives are abundant,rapidly coming down in cost aot only replaces fossil fuel and are absolutely vital to he survival of the earth and its inhabitants.Any shift to these alternatives not only replaces fossil fuel but leaves it underground where it has been for millions of years.Conservation on a grand scale makes the fossil fuel industry worthless.That’s right.One third of the world’s wealth vanishes.No matter that alternative energy sources create new industries and new jobs,the “cruel” fact of life for the the fossil fuel industry is that the trillions invested be comes “Confederate ” money.They’ll have bet on the loser yet who could blame them for putting their money on the insatiable need of Americans for oil and the world-wide addiction to fossil energy? Solution? Make a joke of climate change.Deny it.rout climate scientists out of government(and soon enough out of universities and research institutes as well.) Make discrediting climate change and its science climatology a major theme of the Party,labeling citizens, media,educators and the cognizant public “stupid” for believing that “climate change stuff”. A reasonable guess is that if The Paris Agreement on Climate Change,signed last year,were to be well policed by the nations signing the agreement,one half of the world’s oil-coal-gas reserves would never be used.Yes a sixth of the world’s wealth locked underground would be valueless,replaced by renewable energy.And it doesn’t matter that vast fortunes would be made form the alternatives;the present “landlords” would lose everything.(Koch Bros.,Tillerson and ExxonMobile) NUFF SAID !!