—World Bank issues hunger warning after droughts in U.S. and Europe
◊ “The situation in the U.S. [affects] … food stocks and prices internationally, as the country is the world’s primary supplier of both corn and soybeans”(1), and “the world’s biggest wheat exporter.”(2)
◊ “Blistering heat in the US has destroyed 45% of the corn and 35% of the soya bean crop.” (3) “The National Climatic Data Center reported the mainland U.S has experienced the warmest 12 months since record-keeping began in 1895.”(4) In some U.S. states The National Weather Service says condition “resemble the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s.”(5)
1. International Food Prices Again at Record Levels
• ARTIC SEA ICE MELTING AT RECORD HIGH In global warming news, Arctic Sea ice has melted faster this year than ever before in recorded history Research from the National Snow and Ice Data Center shows the extent of sea ice earlier this month was hundreds of thousands of square miles less than it was on the same day in 2007, and about 12,000 square miles less than the previous record low in 2010 Researchers say the ice has been melting at more than double the climatological rate and have attributed the increased melting to climate change. The news comes amid a spate of extreme weather in the United States, with wildfires tearing through Colorado and record rainfall in Florida ______________________ Info Source: Democracy Now Org www.democracynow.org/2012/6/28/headlines#6286 Photo Source: Experimentoverde @ Tumblr www..tumblr.com/post/26007228823/stop-global-warming-s-detengan-el #environment #climatechange #pollution #globalwarming #polarbear #artic #propaganda #politics #life #world (Taken with Instagram)
“The average temperature over the 12 month stretch was nearly three degrees Fahrenheit above last century’s average. In recent months, the United States has seen several notable signs of climate change.”
› For every barrel of Tar Sand Oil, 10 barrels of earth need to be dug out and 4 barrels of water used to wash it out.
Because of deforestation, the amounts of water and toxic chemicals used, the emissions it kicks up into the environment (water and air pollution) Tar Sand Oil production is wrong. Only someone who is out of his mind, or financially benefitting from this, would prefer Tar Sand Oil over other forms of cleaner energy.