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- Destruction of Clean, Drinkable Water
- Destruction of Land: Deforestation, Mono-culuture crops, Drilling (Killing) Fields, and Toxic Waste Dumps.
- Destruction of Oceans: Dumping Chemical Weapons, Nuclear Reactors, and Coating the Entire Ocean in Plastic!
- Destruction of the Sky: Weather Modification, Geoengineering, and Electromagnetic Pollution from ground and space based sources.
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Climate Change 1.0 - The Dust Bowl
We saw massive climate change in the United States of America when “The Dust Bowl” happened back in the 1930’s.
How did we fix Climate Change 1.0?
The Great Plains Shelterbelt: we planted 220 million trees!
The Great Plains Shelterbelt was a project to create windbreaks in the Great Plains states of the United States, that began in 1934. President Franklin D. Roosevelt initiated the project in response to the severe dust storms of the Dust Bowl, which resulted in significant soil erosion and drought. The United States Forest Service believed that planting trees on the perimeters of farms would reduce wind velocity and lessen evaporation of moisture from the soil. By 1942, 220 million trees had been planted, stretching out 18,600 miles (29,900 km) in a 100-mile-wide zone from Canada to the Brazos River. Even as of 2007, “the federal response to the Dust Bowl, including the PSFP [Prairie States Forestry Program which planted the Great Plains Shelterbelt and creation of the Soil Erosion Service, represents the largest and most-focused effort of the [U.S.] government to address an environmental problem.”
How will we fix Climate Change 2.0? Plant Trees!
The Environmental Protection Agency held a public hearing its Washington, D.C., headquarters to hear from environmental groups, aircraft industry representatives, private citizens and others on their reactions to the agency’s newly-released carbon emissions standards for commercial aircraft.
The EPA will place restrictions on use of the world’s most popular herbicide glyphosate, amid growing concern that the chemical causes weed resistance detrimental to farm production. Glyphosate is the key ingredient in Roundup, a widely used weed-killer produced by Monsanto. BY NATASHA GEILING on ThinkProgress.org
Mike G, DeSmogBlog of Waking Times reports that when NASA researchers first saw data indicating a massive cloud of methane floating over the American Southwest, they found it so incredible that they dismissed it as an instrument error.
John Lee McLaughlin reports that the Rapid City Council is preparing to join the ranchers, Native Americans and environmentalists who are worried about a proposed uranium mining project in the southwestern corner of the state.
Around 1,200 individuals were forcibly evacuated following the oil spill incident as a power barge of the National Power Corporation (Napocor) was damaged during the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the shoreline of Estancia, Iloilo. Napocor President Gladys Cruz Sta.
SAMMY FRETWELL reports that Neighbors of Fort Jackson fired questions at Army officials Thursday night about pollution near their homes, but they left a public meeting still not knowing if contamination from the fort is a threat to the water they drink.
NRC, FEMA to Discuss Preliminary Draft Changes to Emergency Preparedness Criteria Oct. 29-31 in Rockville, Md. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff will meet with the public, state organizations and industry representatives in Rockville, Md., on Oct. 29-31 to discuss proposed draft revisions to the joint NRC/FEMA document on emergency planning for nuclear power plants.
Steven Starr, Senior Scientist for Physicians for Social Responsibility and Director of University of Missouri's Clinical Laboratory Science Program and Helen Caldicott with the Foundation Fukushima Symposium explain the implications of the massive contamination of Japan with radioactive cesium