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By Bill McKibben December 10, 2011 "DailyKos" -- The most important piece of news yesterday, this week, this month, and this year was a new set of statistics released yesterday by the Global Carbon Project. It showed that carbon emissions from our planet had increased 5.9 percent between 2009 and 2010. In fact, it was arguably among the most important pieces of data in the last, oh, three centuries, since according to the New York Times it represented “almost certainly the largest absolute jump in any year since the Industrial Revolution.”
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What it means, in climate terms, is that we’ve all but lost the battle to reduce the damage from global warming. The planet has already warmed about a degree Celsius; it’s clearly going to go well past two degrees. It means, in political terms, that the fossil fuel industry has delayed effective action for the 12 years since the Kyoto treaty was signed. It means, in diplomatic terms, that the endless talks underway in Durban should be more important than ever--they should be the focus of a planetary population desperate to figure out how it’s going to survive the century. But instead, almost no one is paying attention to the proceedings, at least on this continent. One of our political parties has decided that global warming is a hoax--it’s two leading candidates are busily apologizing for anything they said in the past that might possibly have been construed as backing, you know, science. President Obama hasn’t yet spoken on the Durban talks, and informed international observers like Joss Garman are beginning to despair that he ever will.
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Who are the 99%? In this country, they’re those of us who aren’t making any of these deadly decisions. In this world, they’re the vast majority of people who didn’t contribute to those soaring emissions. In this biosphere they’re every other species now living on a disorienting earth. You think OWS is radical? You think 350.org was radical for helping organize mass civil disobedience in DC in August against the Keystone Pipeline? We’re not radical. Radicals work for oil companies. The CEO of Exxon gets up every morning and goes to work changing the chemical composition of the atmosphere. No one has ever done anything as radical as that, not in all of human history. And he and his ilk spend heavily on campaigns to make sure no one stops them--the US Chamber of Commerce gave more money than the DNC and the RNC last cycle, and 94% of it went to climate deniers. Corporate power has occupied the atmosphere. 2011 showed we could fight back. 2012 would be a good year to step up the pressure. Because this time next
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year the Global Carbon Project will release another number. And I’m betting it will be grim. Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and co-founder of www.350.org

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Headlines From Information Clearing House US Troops Arab League's Newt Gingrich Begin Capitulation! Condemned for Operations on Calling the JordanPalestinians Syria Border? 'Terrorists' James Petras “Moderate Islam” Alliance: Containing Rebellion Defending Empire Indefinite Detention of American Citizens Coming Soon to Battlefield U.S.A. Spinning The Conquest Of Iraq Into A Win For Democracy And War With Iran From The Archives - A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties

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The last comments for US Outed, And Far from Drawn Down : Information Clearing House Zulfjan An incisive assessment...
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but how does USA intends 7 Buzz It to pull off this Share Comments (137) madness?? A nuclear armed Logged in as Michael Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Pakistan... Drew Prior »7 weeks ago Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Observer · 7 weeks ago Sure climate catastrophe is inevitable. If that means extinction, or what, for mankind I wouldn't bet. I think there will be quite much fewer people on the planet in 2100 but we won't be extinct. People then will live quite primitively compared to now. much of technology will not have survived. Science and democracy probably also not. They will really wonder about the mindset in the early 21st century. Reply 7 replies · active 7 weeks ago Report The last comments for The Goal is Not to Occupy it is to End Corporate Rule : Information Clearing House Karl Kevin Zeese is not "taking on wars." Good grief. Merely saying that you are "taking... »7 weeks ago
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davidgrayling · 7 weeks ago Since we discovered global warming, how much have we done about solving its causes. SFA! Cars continue to be made. We still burn coal. We search everywhere for more oil. Few nations are serious about global warming. We saw that in Durban. While there is a buck to be made from oil and coal, nothing will be done either. Making money is all that counts! Humanity will pay a heavy price for the greed of the

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Humanity will pay a heavy price for the greed of the oligarchs! www.dangerouscreation.com

The last comments for Depression Reply 1 reply · active 7 weeks ago Report and Democracy : lozzy · 7 weeks ago Information Its a same old story episode of the lack of political will to Clearing do anything to tackle the issue-because it lines their House pockets with our pay- the markets the stocks the company profits falling they are actually good for the environment as Domestic Observer growth is strictly measured on economic not social or environmental grounds-i can.t see any other way than Foreign decentralize the power networks go local but suggestions Observer: welcome Tend to agree, although an Reply Report AMERICAN version is c.t. · 7 weeks ago horrifying. This is what they get for pursuing a policy of keeping There appears everyone in america in constant terror for decades. to be not... »7 Nobody believes a word they say any more. weeks ago . The last comments for Reply 2 replies · active 7 weeks ago Report The Goal is guest · 7 weeks ago Not to Occupy it is What a crock of a story,as if you would believe any to End "numbers" coming from the climate scammers or Corporate g'mint....what an insult and what a joke and more fool you Rule : lot for believing it. Information No-one mentions the weather interference/control,the Clearing bombs that are going off all over the effing place that can House
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create earthquakes,tsunamis,for crissakes open your minds and examine all the information...carbon tax is just that,another tax that will be traded and all the money will be going to the rothschild's bank in the city of london that has been designed specifically for this purpose with the rothschild family on the board,for crissakes what will it take before you see this as the scam it is...in a few years you will see that nothing has changed except your living expenses to cover this heist will keep you enslaved,more so.

House Karl uh... no. value existence and personal fulfillment over work.

nobody should Reply 9 replies · active 7 weeks ago Report be a slave. Randy · 7 weeks ago »7 weeks ago OMG! The sky is falling.....we're all going to die! The Comments by carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere has increased from 0.03% to 0.03168%!! How can this massive IntenseDebate increase in CO2 warm the atmosphere??? It is a happy day for plants.......they will grow faster. That will feed more The last people preventing starvation. comments for News flash: The average temperature fell 1 degree over the US Outed, last decade. How can that happen when we have such an And Far from "alarming" increase in atmospheric carbon? The earth Drawn Down warms, the earth cools......same pattern for millions of : Information years. It's not OK to make money burning fuels for energy Clearing that keeps us alive and improves our quality of life, but it's House OK to make money trading "carbon credits" by the Zulfjan "oilgarchs." Right! An incisive The delision of those who believe we mere mortals control assessment... the earth's temperature variation is flat out nuts...........must but how does be the same people who believe cholesterol causes heart USA intends disease and salt is bad for you.......non-critical thinkers. to pull off this madness?? A
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Report madness?? A nuclear armed guest · 7 weeks ago Pakistan... Do not be fooled into thinking that this is the "most »7 important story"...it is not. weeks ago What the yank/wanks/israelis are doing globally is much The last more important,they murder and torture millions daily across the planet,they wipe out nature in one hit...they are comments for The Goal is a polluted nation,a polluted people......the white man is a Not to despicable,mindless eff-wit,period!....off you go now with your brain-matter that does not matter,or care,and let's see Occupy it is what other crap you come up with next week or next year. to End Corporate Twisted freaks. Rule : Reply 2 replies · active 7 weeks ago Report Information Clearing Noble Peasant · 7 weeks ago House Actually, Humanity will pay a heavy price for the collective Karl decisions of billions of individual humans. Whining about Kevin Zeese is the governments or the oligarchs not doing anything is a not "taking on cop out. Ask yourselves, what have YOU done to reduce wars." YOUR energy consumption? Nations are composed of individual people, therefore nations can't get serious until Good grief. individuals do. The decisions are simple, but they do not flatter our pathetic little egos. Hmmm, do I buy a brand new Merely saying flat screen tv, or put a thousand dollars worth of solar that you are panels on my roof? Do I buy a brand new Charger, or convert an old mazda pickup to electric power? If I can do "taking... it, and I'm no smarter that anyone here, then you can do it » 7 weeks ago too! It's OUR DECISIONS THAT COUNT! If you are concerned ( and you should be) about climate change and The last peak oil, ( I know, not mentioned in the article) then change comments for your own behavior. Governments will only create massive Depression wastfull and inneffective bureaucracy. Reply 6 replies · active 7 weeks ago
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and Democracy : Reply 9 replies · active 7 weeks ago Report Information busticated · 7 weeks ago Clearing House bill mckibben, put your bib back on and let 'mommy' feed you. the sun dictates our temp. i suffered below freezeing temps today in upper alabama, mississippi, louisianna. you Domestic Observer are a 'carbon' copy retard full of 'carbon' copy retards. go Foreign 'fluff' al gore. day's a comin' Observer: Reply 10 replies · active 7 weeks ago Report Tend to agree, although an busticated · 7 weeks ago AMERICAN oh, and also. 'bout some odd years ago the whole of no. version is america was coversd in ice. it melted long before me and horrifying. my truck started breathing our 'icky' co2 into the environ. There appears how did that happen? axe 'al gore'. i double dog dare you. to be not... day's a comin' »7 weeks ago Reply 2 replies · active 7 weeks ago Report The last 1 2 3 4 5 Next » comments for The Goal is Post a new comment Embed video Check Spelling Not to Occupy it is Enter text right here! to End Corporate Rule : Posting as Michael Drew Prior (Logout) Information Submit Comment Subscribe to Replies Clearing Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other House inappropriate material will be removed from the site. Karl uh... no.
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wastfull and inneffective bureaucracy.

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value existence and personal fulfillment over work. nobody should be a slave. »7 weeks ago Comments by IntenseDebate

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