TRump’s America

Ruth, my friend, talk to tRump about climate change. Old man Mugabe has a point.

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

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  1. From:

    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe did not mince words at the United Nations Thursday about Donald Trump, mocking the US president as the “Giant Gold Goliath.”

    Addressing the UN General Assembly, where reproaches of other leaders are generally less personal in tone, the 93-year-old veteran leader took Trump to task both on policy and appearance.

    “Some of us were,” Mugabe said, pausing for emphasis, “embarrassed, if not frightened, by what appeared to be the return of the biblical Giant Gold Goliath.”

    “Are we having a return of Goliath to our midst, who threatens the extinction of other countries?” he asked, triggering applause in the hall as two junior US diplomats listened expressionless.

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  2. Ruth says:

    I’m not sure if you’re referring to me, but I don’t think I’d have any pull the Cheeto-in-Chief. Climate change, schmimate change. Don’t you know the world’s climate runs in cycles? No such thing as man-made climate change. I mean, sure we’ve destroyed coral reefs, dunes, wetlands, and mangroves but that has no impact on the weather.

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    • makagutu says:

      It is you I am referring to. First, you have been missed then you recall the discussion we had about tRump solar fence and selling power to Mexico as reason for quitting the Paris agreement since in his view it didn’t go far enough?


    • >>> “Don’t you know the world’s climate runs in cycles? No such thing as man-made climate change.”

      Good grief, we really are doomed folks!


      • Ruth says:

        Nothin’ we can do about it, either. Whatever mother nature does is out of our control. No use worrying over it. Might as well just drive our big honkin’ automobiles, fly our jet planes, dump our crap into the water supply, pump our Co2 into the atmosphere. It is what it is. We need cheap energy sources for the economy now. We need to relax regs for our manufacturers to compete now. What difference will a hundred years from now make if we don’t survive the next twenty?

        I kid you not. These are actual arguments I’ve heard.

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        • I’m sure, as have I. Check this out, from:

          Over recent years, concern about a coming hothouse mass extinction set off by human carbon emissions has been on the rise. Studies of Earth’s deep history reveal that at least 4 out of the 5 major mass extinctions occurred during both hothouse periods and during times when atmospheric and oceanic carbon spiked to much higher than normal ranges. Now a new scientific study reveals that we are have already emitted 50 percent of the carbon needed to set off such a major global catastrophe.


          Higher atmospheric and ocean carbon drove both environmental and geochemical changes — ultimately setting off hyperthermal temperature spikes and ocean anoxic events that were possibly assisted by methane hydrate releases and other climate and geophysical feedbacks. The net result of these events was major species die-offs in the ocean and, during the worst events, on land.

          Considering the fact that present human activities, primarily through fossil fuel burning, are releasing vast quantities of carbon into the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans at a rate never before seen in the geological past, it appears that the world is racing toward another major mass extinction. In the past, the location of this dangerous precipice was a bit murky. But a recent study in Science Advances attempts to better define the threshold at which the worst of the worst mass extinction events — set off by rising ocean and atmospheric carbon — occur.


          The study notes that past major extinctions like the Permian occurred on 10,000 to 100,000 year time-scales. And that during these events the changes inflicted upon the global environment by major carbon additions to the ocean and atmosphere occurred too swiftly for organisms to adapt. The pace of human carbon addition is presently faster than even during the Permian — the worst mass extinction event. So if this very large carbon spike were to continue it has the potential to set off impacts as bad, or worse than the Permian and over much shorter time horizons.

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        • makagutu says:

          Maybe we should hasten the rate of our extinction.


  3. basenjibrian says:

    Meanwhile, on an urban planning site I frequent, we have this idiot “ZoomZoom” complaining that we are not making driving even easier, destroying all neighborhoods for bigger roads and faster traffic. And pedestrians? They just need to be a little less picky, don’t you know? Drive till we die.*

    * I must confess to some degree of hypocrisy, as I drive far too many miles, and my little Ford is no electric car.


  4. john zande says:

    Well, I never thought I’d be cheering Mugabe.

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