While Leaders Ignore, Global Warming Brings Loss, Poverty & Death

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 0:37 AM
January 30, 2013

        While those in leadership belittle its affects, Global Warming sinks more and more of its victims around the world into abject poverty.  Homes, jobs, vehicles, etc. sink into irretrievable loss––not to mention lives––not only in Third World nations, but in wealthy First World ones as well, including the United States.

Thomas E. Lovejoy of The New York Times writes in ‘The Climate Change Endgame:’  “Whether in Davos or almost anywhere else that leaders are discussing the world’s problems, they are missing by far the biggest issue: the rapidly deteriorating global environment and its ability to support civilization.”

In Japan, former home owners, victims of the Tsunami-caused nuclear breakdown have lived homeless in an abandoned high school since April of 2011.  According to ex-skf.blogspot.com they still exist on charity-given box-lunches.

AFP News Service sent word from Mozambique a few days ago that raging flood waters have trapped tens of thousands away from the main land, shuttering in trees in groups of 500 or more, starving, eating only grasshoppers where they can find them.  Alice Mukavele, a mother of six sighs:  “It is three days now. We have nothing to eat, nowhere to sleep, no clothes. I left as I am.”

‘Mozambique Floods Prompt Humanitarian Crisis’ warns:  “The risk of disease has skyrocketed.  Diarrhea is already the biggest killer of children in Mozambique, and without latrines a cholera outbreak may not be far away.”

‘Poverty ‘Rampant’ in Earthquake Hit Christchurch, 2 Years After Disaster’ gives clear detail of the economic wreck these extreme natural upheavals leave behind.  Families struggle to survive in garages, wash houses, tents and sheds.  Social services stay overwhelmed.  Here too much disease is expected.

For the second time in two years, Australia is hit with torrential rains, tornadoes, and severe flooding.  Lives are lost, and homes abandoned.  Rains are now so unprecedented in Indonesia that AFP News claim authorities will try cloud-seeding in attempt to defuse rain-ladened clouds away from Jakarta, where they fear flooding will endanger some 20 million people.

Snow blankets palm trees in Jerusalem, writes Sarah Lyall in ‘Heat, Flood or Icy Cold, Extreme Weather Rages Worldwide:’  “Around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace,” she argues.

As Lovejoy insists: “The situation is pretty much an endgame. Unless pressing issues of the biology of the planet and of climate change . . . are addressed with immediacy and at appropriate scale, the matters that occupy Davos discussions will be seen in retrospect as largely irrelevant.”

Too bad so few acknowledge that endgame, including in the United States where hundreds of Hurricane Sandy victims still live in heatless, lightless houses or in temporary FEMA-provided shelters.  As 1 Peter 4: 7 says in used Christian Bibles: “But the end of all things is at hand.”  Yet our leaders fiddle while their negligence destroys the planet.

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