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Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 06:11 PM PDT

More Disgusting Tar Sands News

by Barry Allen

The article says it all

http://www.thestar.com/...

Words fail me

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Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:17 PM PST

Climate Change Action Needed

by Barry Allen

Greetings and thankyou to all 1465 of you who have signed and taken action on global warming

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

This whitehouse petition to promote renewable energy (wind, solar, tidal, geothermal...) and to have us stop using fossil fuels within 40 years needs your additional help.

Needs to have a total of  25000 signatures by Feb 5th to make it a worthwhile effort and have the POTUS at least comment on this, the most important problem we face.

What we need is to have everyone promote this petition - send it to your friends, put it on facebook, tell people about it anyway you can.
You know that it's  important
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Barry Allen

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Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 12:53 PM PST

Choose the yellow horse *....

by Barry Allen

Many of you have already read this, but if you haven't please take a look

Chris Heges.. on whether we have the intellectual ability to adjust.......

http://truth-out.org/...
continue-devouring-our-future

* see the comments section by "Uppity Woman"
If you wish to join us and choose the yellow horse, please sign the petition

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

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Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 07:38 AM PST

Just like Lance Armstrong.....

by Barry Allen

.....we will all eventually confess to our use of illicit substances
.....that would be carbon based fuels
.....we will admit our culpability in climate change.

We can wait until things are worse (and things will get worse even with our most determined actions) or we can do something now to attempt to lessen the damage.

Just today, Seattle city council is recognizing that global warming induced sea level rise is likely to flood parts of Seattle by 2050, and that actions in Seattle and Washington state cannot alone prevent this from happening.

So.... let's do something

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

Your most important action today is to sign this petition, especially if you live in Seattle.
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Barry Allen

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Canadians have yet to wake up to their new position as climate change pariahs.
The land of hockey clearly doesn't understand the temperature hockey stick.
Prime Minister Steven Harper continues to do all he can to destroy any sense of Canadian environmental responsibility
Harper's Conservative government killed the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy last year, saying it was no longer needed because there was plenty of independent climate change information on the Internet
After killing off the cod, they're going all out to kill us all with their black filth from the Tar Sands - not to mention polluting the Mackenzie river basin with waste Tar Sands petro chemicals.
POTUS would be complicit in releasing the largest petrochemical deposit outside the Middle east if he approves the Keystone XL pipeline - releasing enough carbon to fry the planet
Here's a call to replace the Canadian flag with one that's black and white - black side bars with a central oil barrel and a dead polar bear.
No.. wait... there won't be any snow anymore, so let's change the white background to an oily brown smear.

Wake up and smell the oil folks

Please sign the petition

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

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There are two Whitehouse petitions on climate change that deserve your attention.
It should be a priority for us to get these petitions signed by 150 people so that they can both be seen by everyone, launching them on their way to the 25,000 signatures needed to have POTUS say something.  Open discussion of our problem is needed.  You aren't getting that from the MSM
  Both petitions are more than 80% of the way to the public launch point
 - your help is urgently needed
 Take a short break from what you are doing and help us with this.

2012 was the hottest year ever.....
 You are already seeing the changes  
 - the unusually warm summers and winters
 - Primroses blooming in Pensylvania in January
 - the ever more violent powerful storms - Sandy flooded NYC
 - the vast dying of pine trees in the Rockies
 - the drought in Texas
 - Australia on fire
The danger is very real
 - Canada is intent on completion of the XL pipeline to export their dirty oil
 - US coal barrons are intent on sending vast quantities of coal to China to further foul their skies

Climate change is an espress train racing towards us.
  We cannot step off the tracks
  All we can do is slow the train a little and hope the collision is lessened

We are running out of time to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
 Ocean acidification is real...
 The coral reefs are dying
  Continued release of CO2 will activate irreversible positive feedback loops
  - release of methane from permafrost thaw
  - release of methane trapped in coastal waters as they warm
  Once initiated we will not be able to stop them....
  .....the topical rainforests and their incredible biodiversity will burn
  ........(Look again at the photos from Australia.)
  .....the ice in Greenland and in Antarctica will melt.... ocean waters will rise..
  .....NYC, Florida, Bangladesh, the Netherlands and many more will be flooded
  .... forever

We need to deploy renewable energy sources as a national emergency priority
- solar, wind, tidal, geothermal..
 We need to phase out our use of carbon based fuels ASAP
- Seal the Tar Sands, Keep the coal in the ground

Already over 10,000 people have signed up to be in Washington on February 17th to demand that President Obama move our country forward and reject Keystone XL?
See below the orange spiral for details

Sign the following petitions to give greater weight to the February 17th demonstration

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

Please sign these petitions -   Both deserve your signature.
We need to do this to give our children a chance

  Thanks
  Barry Allen

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Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 12:23 PM PST

Send POTUS a message

by Barry Allen

Not sure if the catfood plan would work, but it would take energy to do that.
Almost all the energy we use adds to the carbon in the atmosphere and contributes to global warming
We all need to reduce our carbon footprint
If you doubt this please look at the recent posts on Australia

Here are the messages we need to send to POTUS

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

Please sign the petitions,
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Barry Allen

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When I was a child the future was an adventure.
A loving family and a good education made anything possible

The great SiFi writers showed us that our future was in the stars
... Larry Niven showed us the Ringworld
... Poul Anderson gave us "The Boat of a Million Years"
Star Trek and Next Gen gave us hope that we could do it...
....that we could become a space faring civilization....
....beyond petty division, with opportunity for all

Science gave us the keys to make our wishes come true....

Things have changed.
Science is showing us the future -  that we have hit the wall
Our dreams of space travel and discovery are vanishing

Unless we defeat global warming we have no chance of becoming a spacefaring civilization... our future in the stars is lost

Join with me to do what is necessary... for your dreams and for your children

Please sign the petitions to honor your dreams of youth

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

Thank you
Barry Allen

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POTUS has been remarkably silent on the most important issue that we face.
Climate change is real and accelerating folks.
POTUS has been focused on proximate politics and is not speaking on the most important issue for our children

There are two Whitehouse petitions on climate change that deserve your attention.
 It should be a priority for us to get these petitions signed by 150 people so that they can both be seen by everyone, launching them on their way to the 25,000 signatures needed to have POTUS say something.  Open discussion of our problem is needed.  You aren't getting that from the MSM
 Both petitions are more than half way to the public launch point
- your help is urgently needed
Take a short break from your football game and help us with this.

2012 was the hottest year ever.....
You are already seeing the changes  
- the unusually warm summers and winters
- the ever more violent powerful storms
- the vast dying of pine trees in the Rockies
- the drought in Texas
- Australia on fire

Climate change is an espress train racing towards us.
 We cannot step off the tracks
 All we can do is slow the train a little and hope the collision is lessened

We are running out of time to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
Ocean acidification is real...
The coral reefs are dying
 Continued release of CO2 will activate irreversible positive feedback loops
 - release of methane from permafrost thaw
 - release of methane trapped in coastal waters as they warm
 Once initiated we will not be able to stop them....
 .....the topical rainforests and their incredible biodiversity will burn
 ........(Look again at the photos from Australia.)
 .....the ice in Greenland and in Antarctica will melt.... ocean waters will rise..
 .....NYC, Florida, Bangladesh, the Netherlands and many more will be flooded
 .... forever

We need to deploy renewable energy sources as a national emergency priority
 We need to phase out our use of carbon based fuels ASAP

We need to do this to give our children a chance
 Please look at both of these petitions.
 Both deserve your signature.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

 https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

Please sign these petitions
 Thanks
 Barry Allen

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Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 11:49 PM PST

Climate Petitions X 2

by Barry Allen

There are two Whitehouse petitions on climate change that deserve your attention.
It should be a priority for us to get these petitions signed by 150 people so that they can both be seen by everyone, launching them on their way to the 25,000 signatures needed to have POTUS say something.
Both petitions are half way to the public launch point - your help is urgently needed
Surely now that the Deathstar has been retired you can help with this.

More and more of us are seeing the changes around us - the unusually warm summers and winters - the ever more violent powerful storms - the vast dying of pine trees in the Rockies - the drought in Texas
We watched in horror as images of the terrible fires in Australia were posted here.
2012 was the hottest year ever.....

Climate change is like an espress train racing towards us.
We are on the tracks and cannot get out of the way.
All we can do is slow the train a little and hope the collision is lessened

We are running out of time to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
Continued release of CO2 will activate irreversible positive feedback loops
- release of methane from permafrost thaw
- release of methane trapped in coastal waters as they warm
Once initiated we will not be able to stop them....
.....the topical rainforests and their incredible biodiversity will burn
........(Look again at the photos from Australia.)
.....the ice in Greenland and in Antarctica will melt.... ocean waters will rise..
.....NYC, Florida, Bangladesh, the Netherlands and many more will be flooded
.... forever

Continued use of fossil fuels is Ecocide

We need to deploy renewable energy sources as a national emergency priority
We need to phase out our use of carbon based fuels ASAP

We need to do this to give our children a chance
Please look at both of these petitions.
Both deserve your signature.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

Please sign these petitions
Thanks
Barry Allen

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January in Toronto has changed.
Used to be January in TO meant snowshovels and pond hockey

Now it's frisbee time

http://www.thestar.com/...

How many temperature records will fall in 2013 ?
That's anyone's guess
Might be nice to put a brake on global warming

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

Please sign the petition
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Barry Allen

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How many temperature records will fall in 2013

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A federal committee has published a draft of the nation's third climate assessment report, a comprehensive analysis of the latest and best peer-reviewed science on the extent and impacts of global warming on the United States.

None of the body's findings are entirely new, but the report suggests that evidence is now stronger and clearer than ever that the climate is rapidly changing -- primarily as a result of human activities, including the copious burning of fossil fuels. Observed weather extremes are on the rise, and the possible connection between at least some of these events and human-induced climate change is also more strongly supported by the science.

The nation can expect increased impacts on everything from crops to fresh water supplies, and better and broader national plans for adaptation are needed, the assessment noted.

To see the rest of this article
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

Fuel for thought and hopefully action

Please look at this petition to create a national emergency program to promote renewable energy sources and get us off of fossil fuels within 40 years
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/...

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