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5 Weird -- and Terrifying -- Consequences of Climate Change You May Not Know About


Environment  (tags: ecosystems, energy, environment, protection, nature, climate-change, climate, world, wildlife, climatechange )

Cal
- 600 days ago - alternet.org
When you hear climate change you think of crazy weather, but there are other frightening effects.



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Dianne Lynn Eakin (710)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 8:07 pm
ty
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 10:22 pm
Yes, it looks like the end is a lot nearer for the 99%. I myself have concidered suicide and think it is preferable to where we are now headed.Fast painless death is much more appealing than slow agonizing starving and illness. Maybe then the 1% will suffer the consequences of their greed and indifference to their fellow men!
 

Elaya Raja (39)
Monday August 27, 2012, 4:11 am
thank you
 

Alexandra Rodda (175)
Monday August 27, 2012, 4:13 am
For something that does not exist according to the Republicans, Global warming sure can have some really deadly consequences.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday August 27, 2012, 4:51 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Terry V. (30)
Monday August 27, 2012, 5:28 am
noted
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Monday August 27, 2012, 5:53 am
scary
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Monday August 27, 2012, 5:53 am
scary
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday August 27, 2012, 6:27 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Elle B. (80)
Monday August 27, 2012, 8:39 am
Ty for posting Cal. It is difficult for most people to face what is happening while the earth's biosphere is severely imbalanced because they have not lived nor learned in a way that prepares them to do so. The healing and adjustments that are necessary as a result of all the human activity that make no sense whatsoever...is not in the hands of those in human bio-forms. Nature has been measuring what is required and humans could collectively align as a species. . .but the "we do whatever we please for no good reason just because we can" die hards--who refuse to pay attention to the earth and all of life on it, along with the heads in the sands crowds-- are making it more difficult. Global water and air supplies are already severely compromised and threatened needlessly. . .that is ALL anyone should need to know to then stop harmful behaviors. Nature and all of life WILL re-balance in the most efficient and effective way possible . .self-centered human types may not like what happens in the process. Animals, habitats, ecologies including millions of human beings have been suffering due to those who appear to have mutated for all intents and purposes. . . for a long time. . .the so called civilized will just no longer be able to live a cheap comfortable illuison at the expense of all life on earth nor keep from looking at it any longer. If this statement appears too strong. . .i would suggest a very long sober look at what is occurring on planet earth as well as human ego-states individual and collective. ALL of life on earth and wise persons have been cautioning and warning for literally thousands of years. . .time to pull heads out of the sand and wake-up.


"The mountains are calling and I must go." ―John Muir
 

Daisy Bagnoli (3)
Monday August 27, 2012, 9:03 am
UGH!
 

Michael Barth (43)
Monday August 27, 2012, 9:21 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing this.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 27, 2012, 9:33 am
Noted. Very scary indeed!
 

Anna M. (18)
Monday August 27, 2012, 9:51 am

Chief Seattle, 1854
Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.

Cree Prophecy:
When all the trees have been cut down,
When all the animals have been hunted,
When all the waters are polluted,
When all the air is unsafe to breathe,
Only then will you discover
You cannot eat money.
 

Dolly Navina L. (2)
Monday August 27, 2012, 10:42 am
Thank you!
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday August 27, 2012, 11:24 am
Terrifying is right! Thanks Cal.
 

Elle B. (80)
Monday August 27, 2012, 11:26 am
Words of wisdom...

"If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature's way." ―Aristotle, [384 BC – 322 BC], Greek Philosopher

"If you live according to nature, you never will be poor; if according to the world's caprice, you will never be rich." ― Publilius Syrus (42 BC), Syrian/Freed Roman Slave- Poet/Founder of Mime

"Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature, yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work." ―Pliny the Elder, The Natural History [A.D. 77], Roman philosopher, author, naturalist and military commander

"Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we. ―Michel Eyquem de Montaigne [1533 – 1592], Statesman/French Renaissance Writer

"The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages." ―Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, États et empires de la lune, 1656, French Playwright

“The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem it will avail us little to solve all others” ―U.S. Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919

"A nation that destroys it's soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people." —Franklin D. Roosevelt, [1882 – 1945], U.S. President

“Much of our food system depends on our not knowing much about it, beyond the price disclosed by the checkout scanner; cheapness and ignorance are mutually reinforcing. And it's a short way from not knowing who's at the other end of your food chain to not caring–to the carelessness of both producers and consumers that characterizes our economy today. Of course, the global economy couldn't very well function without this wall of ignorance and the indifference it breeds. This is why the American food industry and its international counterparts fight to keep their products from telling even the simplest stories–"dolphin safe," "humanely slaughtered," etc.–about how they were produced. The more knowledge people have about the way their food is produced, the more likely it is that their values–and not just "value"–will inform their purchasing decisions.” ― Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals [2006], Contemporary Author


"Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing each year, but when I told that story around the campfire, nobody got scared." ― Jack Handey, Contemporary Humorist

“The question is whether any civilization can wage relentless war on life without destroying itself, and without losing the right to be called civilized.” ― Rachel Carson,

“Keep trying to do what is necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you're doing the impossible.”
― St. Francis of Assisi [1181/1182 – October 3, 1226]

We can always do the impossible...but really folks in the current matters we really need to get some major moves on here. . .yesterday. . .

 

Dave C. (204)
Monday August 27, 2012, 12:17 pm
noted, thanks.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Monday August 27, 2012, 12:37 pm
Thanks.!!
 

Jaime A. (32)
Monday August 27, 2012, 12:38 pm
Done.
 

Christeen Anderson (422)
Monday August 27, 2012, 1:05 pm
Thanks for sharing this information.
 

Elaine B. (24)
Monday August 27, 2012, 1:07 pm
I didn't know half of this. Thank you
 

Mary Donnelly (44)
Monday August 27, 2012, 3:54 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Nimue P. (195)
Monday August 27, 2012, 8:18 pm
There's a reason they call the centre of my country (Australia) The Dead Heart - life is hard there, the climate and the land unrelenting in their severity. It's starkly beautiful but so harsh. That's why almost everyone drinks, and the ones who don't, commit suicide. It's for the aborigines, they survive well there.
 

Christine Stewart (130)
Monday August 27, 2012, 9:05 pm
I feel sad for the poor cows being fed expired candy instead of being allowed to graze...
 

Judy C. (106)
Monday August 27, 2012, 9:28 pm
I just finished reading this, and like Christine, I can't believe they are feeding cows (expired) candy!!! Thanks, Cal.
 

Rhonda B. (99)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 12:03 pm
This is scary.
 

Marie W. (65)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 8:17 pm
Scary yes- weird no so much.
 

Sheila D. (24)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 8:06 pm
What's amazing is how many people are still in denial, even with all this information. Thanks for sharing Cal.
 

Reggie Thomas (5)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 9:43 am
Another weird thing,The GOP refuse to acknowledge global warming Mitt Romney continue to say, "we must drill offshore".THE REPUBLICANS ARE NEVER FOR GREEN ENERGY WE MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT.(O_O)
 

Melania Padilla (165)
Monday September 3, 2012, 12:53 pm
Interesting, thanks
 
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