Environmental

Hopi prophecy pointed to climate change

by: John Mohawk / Indian Country Today, November 05, 2004

Beginning about 70 years ago, some traditional Hopi formulated a message to the rest of the world that there was a rising danger that humankind's lack of spiritual attention to the world was going to lead to disaster. The form this disaster would take was that there would be violent storms and all kinds of disruption that would eventually threaten human beings around the world. It had happened before, they said, and all signs, including ancient prophecies, are that it will happen again. The individual who emerged as spokesperson for this was Thomas Banyacya. A very interesting element to the message was that proof of their message was to be found in the American's own libraries and scientific papers.

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LIST OF CARCINOGENS (Revised & Detailed List)

ttp://forums.cloud-busters.com/All Other Issues/5405/

Since the majority of this is non dietary, I thought it should be a separate thread. Please add to it, if you know of one not listed.

LIST OF CARCINOGENS (Revised & Detailed List)
Do your products contain any of these carcinogens, cancer-causing agents, toxins, irritants, contaminants or potentially harmful ingredients?
http://i.am/jah/why.htm

Mouthwashes: Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Flavoring, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Feminine Products & Color Cosmetics: Talc, Toluene
Nail Polish: Toluene
Toothpastes: Fluoride, Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), aluminium oxide
Shampoos: Diethanolamine (DEA or TEA), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), Benzyl/Benzene Conditioners: Diethanolamine (DEA or TEA) Propylene Glycol
Bubble Bath: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), Benzoic/Benzyl, Diethanolamine (DEA or TEA)
Shaving Gels/Creams: Diethanolamine (DEA or TEA), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
Deodorants: Aluminum, Butane, Propane, Propylene Glycol, Talc
Shower Bars/Gels: Bentoic/Benzyl, Diethanolamine (DEA or TEA), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) keep reading...

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Paving the Amazon with Soy

by Sasha Lilley
CorpWatch

December 21, 2004

The sprawling state of Mato Grosso, in central west Brazil, could be thought a paradise of sorts, at least from a distance. The lush rainforest of the Amazon basin, often called the "lungs of the world," straddles the state, as does the grassy Brazilian savanna or cerrado. Parrots, jaguars and pumas are just a few of the abundant species found in the savanna, considered one of the most biodiverse in the world, along with endangered species like the maned wolf, anteater and river-dwelling giant otter.

The landscape, however, is rapidly being altered as vast fields of soybeans and cattle ranches replace grasslands and forests. Soy rules Mato Grosso and it's not the soy that much of the world associates with the ostensibly eco-friendly, vegetarian diet, either.

In the wake of the Mad Cow disease scare, soy producers have benefited from increased demand in affluent countries for meat from cows that are fed soy meal, rather than animal-based feed. This is only the latest in a series of factors that have allowed a company named the André Maggi Group to spearhead, along with the Brazilian government, the expansion of soy in Mato Grosso and adjacent states over the last two decades, with disturbing consequences.

"Soy – at this moment – is the most important driver for deforestation, directly and indirectly," says environmental analyst Jan Maarten Dros. "Directly because the cerrado is being converted from natural vegetation into soy fields. But indirectly, because in this region a lot of cattle farms are being replaced by soy farmers buying or renting land from cattle farmers." This means, according to Dros' 2003 WWF study on the impacts of soybean cultivation in Brazil, that the "cattle farmers tend to advance into new forest area, causing more deforestation."


complete article at http://www.infoshop.org/inews/stories.php?story=04/12/22/6508964
Related Articles: search/soy
The Reason Why
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[Wormwood] - Living in the Dead Zone

Op-Ed Contributor: Living in the Dead Zone

December 22, 2004

By MARTIN CRUZ SMITH

OUTSIDE, a hard winter's afternoon settles on the village, but inside their cottage Nikolai and Nastia lay out a spread: apples from their orchard, pickles from their
garden, mushrooms from the woods around and full glasses of samogon, otherwise known as Ukrainian moonshine. Samogon, the locals say, offers protection from radioactivity, a consideration since we are in a "black village" written off for human occupation in 1986 after the explosion of Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power station a mere dozen miles away.

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Many Americans Welcome Environmental Destruction for Religious Reasons

"You will see how millions of Christian fundamentalists may believe that environmental destruction is to be welcomed -- even hastened -- as a sign of the coming apocalypse." -- Bill Moyers http://i.am/jah/signs.htm

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Weather Modification

by unknown

So yesterday as some of you already know on the cable (timewarner) channel of the science channel they did a whole show on weather modification and let me tell you it was incredibly informative and not as chintzy as one would expect to see on tv.

I wrote down what I could as our vcr does not work so here is what I got... This company manufactured and then later sprayed this gelatinous substance and they dropped tons of this stuff (looks just like dippity doo hair gel) into a cloud and the blobs simply fell to the ground. The owner of this privately owned company is Peter Cordoni(sp).
http://www.dynomat.com/ind.shtml

Lost in space: the killer screwdriver

"Civilized", "techologically advanced" mankind is destroying planet earths ecosystem at a staggering rate, and now we are littering space too...insane

Bolts, old screwdrivers, plastic bags, paint, broken pens, bent CDs - they are the kind of objects you would expect to find in a list of rubbish. Except that this collection of litter is not to be found in the bin at the end of the front garden, but whizzing about in space, threatening to collide with astronauts.

Astronomers working for the European Space Agency (ESA) warned yesterday that space is so full of rubbish that it has become a danger to the people and satellites in it. A team from the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics predicted that it will have detected around 100,000 fragments of space rubbish by the time it has finished a definitive catalogue.... ---------clip---



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Arctic sea ice declines again in 2004

Arctic sea ice declines again in 2004, according to U. of Colorado study (4 Oct 2004)

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-10/uoca-asi100404.php

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have found that the extent of Arctic sea ice, the floating mass of ice that covers the Arctic Ocean, is continuing its rapid decline. The latest satellite information indicates the September 2004 sea ice extent was 13.4 percent below average, a reduction in area nearly twice the size of Texas.
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Boat anyone?
http://i.am/jah/noah.htm

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The Meatrix

http://themeatrix.com/

"A sharp parody" -USA Today

"Fighting back in a way you might not expect…You don't want to miss it" -CNN Headline News

"We swear you'll never look at pigs the same" -Los Angeles Times

The Amazon Rain Forest

update: According to http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/forum/forum_comments/1677/ this bill below was dropped. This doesn't mean the Amazon isn't being reduced at a tremendous rate.

Suggested reading:

The Reason Why

The Brazilian congress is now voting on a project that will reduce the Amazon forest to 50% of its size. It will take 1 MINUTE to read this, but PLEASE put your names on the list and forward this on as instructed below.

First, some facts: the Amazon rainforest is responsible for the generation of 20% of the oxygen that we on this earth breathe, 30% of the world's freshwater is contained within the Amazon basin, 60% of the cancer fighting drugs used today are derived from plants that can only be found within the Amazon rainforest.

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the world has been taken over by a virus

the world has been taken over by a virus

 

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You ain't seen nothing yet

You ain't seen nothing yet: after Hurricane Ivan, prepare for the return of El Niño (Sept 12)
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/story.jsp?story=560845

Disastrous weather is set to continue for at least another six months, it was officially announced yesterday, as Hurricane Ivan headed for the Cayman Islands and Cuba after leaving at least eight people dead in Jamaica. The US government confirmed that a new El Niño is about to strike, bringing torrential rain and droughts around the world. (...) During an El Niño, warm water flows eastwards across the Pacific, bringing heavy rain to the US West Coast and most of Central and South America. By contrast Australia, Indonesia and parts of north-east and southern Africa usually suffer drought. Europe is relatively unaffected. The last big El Niño in 1997-98 cost hundreds of lives and caused $34bn (£19bn) in damage worldwide, partly through flooding to Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia and partly through failing harvests in Australia, the Philippines and Indonesia. A more recent, milder one in 2002-03 caused the worst Australian drought in a century. CLIP
http://i.am/jah/signs.htm

 

Ivan May Just Be a Messenger (September 15, 2004)
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,64952,00.html

Hurricane Ivan is among the most powerful Atlantic storms in recent history, and more such storms are likely in the future due to global warming, say climate experts. "Global warming is creating conditions that (are) more favorable for hurricanes to develop and be more severe," said Kevin Trenberth, head of the climate analysis section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. CLIP
http://i.am/jah/envird.htm

 

Baked Alaska (Sept 10) http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2004/09/10/toolik/print.html

In the Arctic, where flowers are madly blooming, trees are growing to mutant sizes and the snowpack is thinning, researchers are getting an incontrovertible view of global warming.

 

Bush: Global warming is just hot air (Sept. 10, 2004) http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2004/09/10/bush/

Don't expect President Bush to discuss global warming -- the world's most serious environmental problem -- on the campaign trail in the next eight weeks. The former oilman from Texas doesn't dare alienate his friends in the fossil fuel and auto industries, prime purveyors of global warming. Bush still refuses to admit that burning Chevron with Techron in our Jeep Grand Cherokees, not to mention megatons of coal in our power plants, has brought us 19 of the 20 hottest years on record since 1980. "You're talking about a president who says that the jury is out on evolution, so what possible evidence would you need to muster to prove the existence of global warming?" says Robert F. Kennedy Jr., author of the new book "Crimes Against Nature." "We've got polar ice caps melting, glaciers disappearing all over the world, ocean levels rising, coral reefs dying. But these people are flat-earthers." In fact, Bush's see-no-evil, hear-no-evil stance on global warming is so intractable that even when his own administration's scientists weigh in on the issue, he simply won't hear of it. CLIP
http://i.am/jah/environ.htm

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Major temperature rise recorded in Arctic

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200408/s1187058.htm

August 28, 2004

German scientists probing global warming say they have detected a major temperature rise in the Arctic Ocean this year and linked it to a progressive shrinking of the region's sea ice.

Temperatures recorded this year in the upper 500 metres of sea in the Fram Strait - the gap between Greenland and the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen - were up to 0.6 C higher than in 2003, they said. The rise was detectable to a water depth of 2,000 metres, "representing an exceptionally strong signal by ocean standards," it said.

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China's Farmers Cannot Feed Hungry Cities No Longer Self-Sufficient in Food, the Country Today Increasingly has to Buy Abroad...

Jonathan Watts, August 26, 2004

 

Beijing - China's leaders have raised the alarm about their country's ability to feed itself as rapid development sucks land, water and people from the food-producing countryside into increasingly large and hungry cities. After a steady fall in grain harvests, the world's most populous nation recently became a net importer of food for the first time in its history, raising domestic political concerns and driving up international prices of wheat, rice and soya. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Cancer Epidemic Caused by U. S. WMD

 

Source: http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/cancer_epidemic_.html

By Christopher Bollyn

A growing number of U. S. military personnel who are serving, or have served, in Iraq or Afghanistan has become sick and disabled from a variety of symptoms commonly known as Gulf War Syndrome. Depleted uranium (DU) weapons have been blamed for many of the symptoms.

Suppressed Global Warming Report

RAW: THE UNCOOKED FACTS OF THE BUSH ASSAULT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

ISSUE #27, February 23, 2004 What Would Pogo Do?

The Bush administration is going to have a tough time "fuzzying" the science on this one. Over the last three years, the administration has made every effort, through both words and deeds, to ignore and undermine the science behind global warming. It has ridiculed study after study and testimonial after testimonial as insufficient, incomplete, inconclusive, biased, or worse. Now, however, the administration's in a bit of a pickle. How do you discredit the source when the source is YOU?

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Stay calm everyone, there's Prozac in the drinking water


It should make us happy, but environmentalists are deeply alarmed: Prozac, the anti-depression drug, is being taken in such large quantities that it can now be found in Britain's drinking water.



follow link for complete article
also see "The Reason Why"
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Saving the Earth Through Healing Our Koyaanisqatsi



Koyaanisqatsi
koy · ahn · i · skaht · see

Noun from the Hopi language meaning...


1. life disintegrating
2. life out of balance
3. life in turmoil
4. crazy life
5. a state of life that calls for another way of living.

http://i.am/jah/chiefdan.htm

For over 50 years now, the environmental movement has desperately struggled against modern civilization's rush to ecological destruction, yet today we stand on the cusp of what many scientists refer to as the "Sixth Great Extinction," one caused this time not by a meteor or other "natural" disasters, but by the accumulated impacts of human activity.
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Disaster at sea: global warming hits UK birds

"Hundreds of thousands of Scottish seabirds have failed to breed this summer in a wildlife catastrophe which is being linked by scientists directly to global warming..."

... "...This is an incredible event," said Tony Juniper, director of Friends of the Earth. "The catastrophe [of these] seabirds is just a foretaste of what lies ahead.

"It shows that climate change is happening now, [with] devastating consequences here in Britain, and it shows that reducing the pollution causing changes to the earth's climate should now be the global number one political priority."..."

...

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The Price of Quenching Our Thirst

The Price of Quenching Our Thirst

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In 2002, thirsty Americans consumed 189 billion sodas, juice drinks, and other beverages packaged in plastic or glass bottles and aluminum cans. That's over 650 containers per person per year—or almost two containers a day for every person living in the United States. Sadly, fewer than half of these bottles and cans were recycled; the majority were trashed—landfilled, burned, or littered along roads, beaches, parks, and other scenic places.

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Dry /Ice: Global Warming Revealed


I [JAH] have been warning people and governments that this would happen, if they did not listen to me, for at least fifteen years and everything below is confirmation that everything I said was correct, but nobody listened and so it has come/is still coming to pass.

King of kings’ Bible – Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man.
17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed [them] all.
17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

Matthew 24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the Winter, neither on the Sabbath day:
24:21 For then shall be great oppression, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the Elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

http://i.am/jah/kofkad.htm

Amen.

The ONLY Survival Plan manual is available , best via PayPal, from:-
http://i.am/jah/wayad.htm

Time is running out:-
http://i.am/jah/signs.htm

Don’t leave it too late. Remember Noah.

Start building your boat now.

The ONLY way to stop the N.W.O. lunatics who are running the world to its destruction is to enforce The Plan against them and reinstate God’s Law:-
http://i.am/jah/plan.htm

LLTF,

JAH.



 The End of our Civilization as we know it!

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http://www.spiritofmaat.com/announce/ann_dryice.htm 

July 19, 2004

Dry /Ice: Global Warming Revealed


by Drunvalo Melchizedek

What you are about to read is going to change your world forever, of this I can promise you. I actually apologize that I have to be the one that brings this unsettling news, but you must know if you wish to survive for what is coming will either be DRY and heat or ICE and freezing. Global warming has been in the news for over 40 years, and by this time we have become complacent. Our scientists have come to the agreement that global warming will eventually cause major changes and problems in the world, but in their way of thinking it will be 50 to 100 years before we will actually have to deal with the effects. The general idea is that global warming will be slow and the world will find time to discover the solutions to the problems. New powerful evidence strongly suggests that this scenario is simply wrong, and we had better prepare for another more abrupt possibility.

DISCOVERY MAGAZINE
One of the first hints that something may be different than what we are being told (especially here in the US) was published in Discover magazine in September 2002 with the cover announcing “Global Warming Surprise, A New Ice Age”, “Oceanographers have discovered a huge river of freshwater in the Atlantic formed by melting polar ice. They warn it could soon bury the Gulf Stream, plunging North American and Europe into frigid winters.” That was almost two years ago, and no one listened. Life goes on oblivious to the incredible danger approaching.

ENGLAND & SIR DAVID KING
Then in January 2004 enter Sir David King. Sir King is the Prime Minister of England’s chief scientist. Sir King went to Mr. Blair and told him of the impending worldwide disaster and that they needed to tell the world of what was about to happen. Tony Blair told Sir David King to be quiet and not speak. But Sir King felt that this was simply too important for him to say nothing, so in January of this year he deliberately went around Mr. Blair and went straight to the American journal Science where he published his information and concern. Sir King said in this article, “In my view, climate change is the most severe problem we are facing today, more serious even than the threat of terrorism.” England placed a gag order on Sir David King, and now he is not even allowed to discuss this subject publicly without threat of detention.

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Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food

Over the past decade, soy foods have become America's favorite health food. Newspapers, magazines, and best-selling health writers have proclaimed the "joy of soy" and promoted the belief that soy food is the key to disease prevention and maximum longevity.

The possibility that an inexpensive plant food could prevent heart disease, fight cancer, fan away hot flashes, and build strong bodies in far more than 12 ways is seductive. The truth, unfortunately, is far more complex. Soy foods come in a variety of forms, including many heavily processed modern products. Even good forms of soy foods must be eaten sparingly-the way they have been eaten traditionally in Asia. Most important, many respected scientists have issued warnings stating that the possible benefits of eating soy should be weighed against the proven risks. Indeed, thousands of studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive distress, immune-system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders and infertility-even cancer and heart disease.

Americans rarely hear anything negative about soy. Thanks to the shrewd public relations campaigns waged by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Protein Technologies International (PTI), the American Soybean Association, and other soy interests, as well as the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) 1999 approval of the health claim that soy protein lowers cholesterol, soy maintains a "healthy" image. ...

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World's Marine Life Is Getting Sicker

By Debora MacKenzie
NewScientist.com
4-22-4

For years, apparent increases in illness among marine creatures, from whales to coral, have left marine scientists with the uneasy suspicion that the seas are increasingly plagued by disease. Now, US researchers have uncovered the first good evidence that they are right.

In 1998, a dozen of the world's top experts on diseases of marine animals warned that sea creatures seemed to be getting sick more often, with more diseases.

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a limited little view.


compare and contrast
a (paper) bag of flour
a (plastic) bag containing bread

The latter is certainly pumped full of non-water non-yeast non-flour ingredients. (One of the problems with baking your own bread is that most yeast is dried, and packaged into plastic bags)

The former, once baked, will taste fresher and better and be cheaper and more nature-friendly. Plus you can fine-tune your bread into containing nutritious ingredients.
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Damage from Warming Becoming 'Irreversible,' Says New Report

'WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar 15 (OneWorld) -- Ten years after the ratification of a United Nations (news - web sites) treaty on climate change, greenhouse gas emissions that lead to global warming are still on the rise, signaling a "collective failure" of the industrialized world, according to the Washington-based World Resources Institute (WRI), a leading environmental think-tank.

"We are quickly moving to the point where the damage will be irreversible," warned Dr. Jonathan Pershing, director of WRI's Climate, Energy and Pollution Program. "In fact, the latest scientific reports indicate that global warming is worsening. Unless we act now, the world will be locked into temperatures that would cause irreversible harm."
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link to article

also read this

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New report finds 1.8 tons of material are used to manufacture desktop PC and monitor

According to the study, the manufacturing of one desktop computer and 17-inch CRT (cathode ray tube) monitor requires at least 240 kilograms of fossil fuels, 22 kilograms of chemicals and 1,500 kilograms of water. In terms of weight, the total amount of materials used is about equal to that of a mid-size car. here

House of Horrors

http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,11381,1121888,00.html

Tuesday January 13, 2004 The Guardian

Sperm counts are falling and cancer levels are rising. Something is very wrong somewhere, but what? The answer, says Hilary Freeman, may be uncomfortably close to home ... Yesterday, millions of Britons woke up to the news that our daily personal hygiene routines could be making us ill. A study at the University of Reading linked chemicals called parabens in underarm deodorants with a possible breast-cancer risk, after discovering traces of parabens - preservatives thought to mimic oestrogens - in human breast tumour samples.

They also contain aluminium and the armpit is a very sensitive and porous membrane that can absorb it. Aluminium is also in shampoo - WHY? They say that aluminium causes Alzheimer's amongst other ailments, so why are they putting it into these products except to poison everyone, make everyone sick and thus maximise their pharmaceutical company profits? - JAH http://i.am/jah/why.htm http://i.am/jah/illumin.htm

This finding comes just a week after scientists revealed that men's sperm counts have fallen by almost a third since 1989. Again, exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals - including parabens - is thought to have played a large part. Buying organic and filtering your water may make you feel more secure, but it does little to protect you or your family from environmental toxins.

Forget traffic pollution: the average Briton's home is almost certainly swimming in a cocktail of chemicals, many of which have been linked to allergies, cancers and infertility. These chemicals line your walls, carpets and flooring. They emanate from curtains, PCs, toiletries, even children's toys. And, while the products that you rely upon to keep your home clean do wipe out bacteria and viruses, they also spread toxic chemicals across every surface. http://i.am/jah/heal.htm

 

King of kings' Bible - Enoch 68:14 Since they (men) were only created, so that, like the angels of heaven, they might remain righteous and pure.
68:15 Then death, which destroys every thing, would not have affected them;
68:16 But by this, THEIR KNOWLEDGE (science - 1 Tim. 5:20), THEY PERISH, and by this also its power consumes them.

King of kings' Bible - 1 Timothy 5:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane [and] vain babblings, and OPPOSITIONS OF SCIENCE
(knowledge) FALSELY SO CALLED:
5:21 Which some professing [to have] have erred concerning the faith. Grace [be] with thee. Amen.

 

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The ONLY solution is to enforce The Plan:- http://i.am/jah/plan.htm

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Giant Space Shield Plan To Save Planet

By Mark Townsend
The Observer - UK
1-10-4

Just like doctors prescribing medicine to their customer$...I mean patients, as a remedy, these scientists (or the people with power) do not not address the CAUSE of global warming, instead they let the global warming and destruction of the earths ecosystem continue.(and continue making $$profit $$) and just put a big shield up in the sky to make it all better.

Ofcourse someone is going to earn massive amounts of $$ from the projects outlined below... -100777.com

 

 Humanity could not exist without it - yet in an extraordinary plan that underlines the catastrophic implications of climate change, scientists now want to curb the Sun's life-giving influence to save mankind from its biggest threat: global warming.

Key talks involving the Government's most senior climate experts have produced proposals to site a massive shield on the edge of space that would deflect the Sun's rays and stabilise the climate.

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of metallic 'scatterers' would be ejected into the upper atmosphere under the plans. In addition, billions of tiny barrage balloons could serve as a secondary barrier to block rays from the Earth's nearest star.

On land, giant reservoirs holding saline water could be built to offset the rise in sea levels caused by the melting of the polar ice-caps. The oceans, too, would be modified to cope with the planet's increasingly warmer weather. Massive floating cloud-making machines would be dotted across their surface while, below, large plantations of algae would be grown to absorb greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

The theories were discussed by Britain's most eminent climatologists at a meeting in Cambridge last week to analyse the latest theories to tackle the problem of the planet heating up. They included the Government's chief scientist, Sir David King, who warned last week that climate change was the most severe problem facing civilisation.

Professor John Schellnhuber, former chief environmental adviser to the German government and head of the UK's leading group of climate scientists at the Tyndall Centre, said: 'These are exotic ideas and we probably will have to come up with the right mixture. But the problem has not gone away, so we think this analysis is just in time.

'The present climate policy does not seem to be working. We are not saying we have the magic bullet, but this is a desperate situation and people should start thinking about the unconventional. Preventative plans on a larger scale are needed.'

Environmentalists maintain that the solutions are so radical they serve only to underscore how unprepared governments are to deal with the threat. Last week researchers predicted that a quarter of land animals and plants will die out because of global warming over the next 50 years.

An Unnatural Disaster: Global Warming to Kill Off 1 Million Species

An Unnatural Disaster: Global Warming to Kill Off 1 Million Species
Scientists Shocked by Results of Research; 1 in 10 animals and plants extinct by 2050

Published on Thursday, January 8, 2004 by the Guardian/UK
by Paul Brown

Climate change over the next 50 years is expected to drive a quarter of land animals and plants into extinction, according to the first comprehensive study into the effect of higher temperatures on the natural world.

The sheer scale of the disaster facing the planet shocked those involved in the research. They estimate that more than 1 million species will be lost by 2050. The results are described as "terrifying" by Chris Thomas, professor of conservation biology at Leeds University, who is lead author of the research from four continents published today in the magazine Nature.

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DUDE, Where's my hydrogen?

http://www.evuk.co.uk/hotwires/rawstuff/art57.html


Michael Moore debunks another myth in a dream that's also a wake-up call. (...) the party's over and the game's definitely up in this, Moore's eerie vision of a post-oil era in which bewildered children ask not: "What did you do in the war, daddy?" but "What did you do in the battle to save the planet, daddy and mummy?" And so it is that Michael Moore finds himself chatting to little Anne - anno 2054 - about oil, the 'die-off' and the hydrogen fuel cell wash-out - here's an excerpt:

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