Everything is connected. By understanding the politics that drive the financial machine which causes Climate Change you will determine to fight the revolution. We need to know who our rulers are, we need to know who we are fighting if we are going to help build the alternative world government. We will start by adopting the political analyst Noam Chomsky as a spokesman for Climate Revolution. From time to time we will derive specific observations from his work.
He explains how the media works in the service of the rulers, the people who own the society, and the background which gives rise to it.
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The prevailing conception of democracy came about through the idea of responsible men and we call it the Liberal Democratic Theory. It says that the public don’t understand what’s best for them – only the “responsible men” understand. Carry on reading – you’ll start understanding who the “responsible men” and that the men of the media are part of this group.
One of it’s theorists Walter Lippman argued in the early twentieth century that

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The respectable men have a moral obligation to tame the herd. So they don’t cause trouble.
The function of the herd is to be spectators except when we need them to vote.

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Education of specialists includes those who end up running the press. (The following insight comes from Vivienne after reading Aldous Huxley: “Ape and Essence”) They feel superior because through their education they feel they are clever enough to understand the order of things – all those theories they learnt. They think once they find the key to something they know it, they dont realize you know nothing until you throw away the key. But the key gives them a formula, it gives them power. Their belief in Order (not in people) is ruthless because it gives them an advantage intelectually and materially over other men. The belief becomes part of their ego and it’s in their vested interest. And once they’ve got hold of a stupid theory of Order like the liberal democratic theory nothing can prize it from them. It belongs to them, they own it. They know they are indispensible to the rulers, more clever, more respected.

(The underlings in the media are tasked to produce distraction for the herd – in case they’re not bewildered enough).

That’s why our whistleblowers are so important for all of us – to know the difference between the official view and the facts.

I was at my friend Jaquetta’s wedding when a person pointed out to me – that man, John Micklethwaite who runs the “Economist” is extremely powerful; if he were in a room with Obama and the others, he’s the one Obama would want to talk to. I had the privilege of sitting next to him at the dinner and he told me there is no fundamental connection between the financial system and climate change. To him economics is just a mathematical mechanism, an Order that can be tweaked and manipulated by specialists. He’s very nice but actually dangerous. So far I haven’t been able to change his mind.

PROPAGANDA
The Jesuits carried out Propaganda on their foreign missions. I don’t know to what degree they blatantly admitted their purpose but from the beginning Propaganda was defined as: to promote falsehood and supress truth. The falsehood was referred to as a higher truth than the truth. They believed in Order – that we should all conform to the same idea; the idea the rulers want. (in their case the Catholic church)

One method of Propaganda – getting us to believe what our rulers want – is to promote (blow up and falsify some information) and to suppress (squash or ignore) true information.
Noam Chomsky remembers everything and is able to quote facts and statistics from throughout the decades of his career. In MEDIA CONTROL he gives an example from 1986 to show how the press promotes or supresses information so as to serve the interests of the rulers.

In May 1986, the memoires of the released Cuban prisoner, Armando Valladares, came out. They quickly became a media sensation. The press used his allegations of torture to attack their enemy Castro. In repeated interviews they whipped up propaganda, referring to Cuba as a hell run by a bloody sadist.
Valladares, now a hero, was appointed the US representative to the UN Human Rights Commission where he defended American atrocities in El Salvador and Guatemala.

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  1. Message for Dame Vivienne Westwood please/

    Dear Vivienne,
    We need you- the doctors of the UK and the NHS needs you. We would love you to be at our protest on Saturday 17th October in London. Could someone please get in touch with me – we would be so grateful.
    Warmest regards and utter admiration.
    Lauren

    Comment by Anonymous on October 10, 2015 at 11:11 am

  2. Dear Vivienne,

    Climate change…your interview on RT…excellent…indeed all is not what it seems…Whilst individual localised extreme weather events like those suffered in December 2015 in Appleby, Carlisle, Cockermouth, Hawick, Kendal, Keswick, Penrith and surrounding areas of northern England are a tragedy, much more of a tragedy is the absence of information about the real causes of climate change by the major media, governments and climate specialists. You will have noticed that these extreme weather events are on the increase worldwide and always seem to be the worst on record. A search on the internet confirms that almost every day, there is a record drought, flood, storm somewhere on our fragile planet. Here are extracts from our research about some of the real causes…..

    Climate change debate – There is more than one side to the story!

    Every human is aware that something is just not right, even the 1% who hold most of the wealth on our planet. For many, day to day survival is becoming intolerable as more and more lose their income through loss of jobs or even worse their homes and families to wars and climate change. Many fail to find sufficient food and water or fall prey of illness, disease, pollution often leading to the new man made disease…cancer.

    Nothing is fair if you are one of the bottom end of the 99% for whom life is a daily struggle and even the 1% now worry in case their privileged position is under threat from the increasing numbers of the dispossessed. Migration from the third world is on the increase as the poor and starving seek a better lifestyle.

    So what are the causes?

    Uncontrolled human reproduction…from studies, 93% of all births are unplanned. The main cause…inadequate sex education in schools.

    Uncontrolled printing of counterfeit money by primary banks either by increasing money supply through quantitative easing, monetary instruments or through the principle of fractional reserve banking. With low interest rates and easy access to funding, more environmentally damaging mining and deforestation are on the increase.

    Increased regional shortages of food and water which are increasingly being affected by environmental damage and pollution, climate change, poverty and human overpopulation.

    Increasing incidence and intensity of climate related events causing massive losses to homes, infrastructure, crop losses and death.

    These main causes of increased world wide human misery, then trigger regional civil uprisings from the dispossessed leading to civil, religious and regional wars which just add to the misery and personal loss and destroy the infrastructure which used to support stable populations and which may never be replaced.

    One day, there will be a much more serious evaluation of the facts behind the alleged climate change debate and yes, trees are one major issue affecting climate change. You may wish to file this document for future reference since you are unlikely to have heard the contents of the following before and eventually we will be able to say that this document warned the media  x years ago….
     
    Climate Change.

    The cause is simple…less trees in the tropics each year….less to absorb the suns radiation = tropical warming. Higher temperature around the tropics = more moisture evaporated from the oceans producing much warmer denser and increased cloud production (hence more flooding in tropics where trees now missing)…..then more and denser ‘tropical rainforest clouds’ carrying more moisture escape the tropics as intense heat on cleared land creates lift to allow these clouds to escape the tropics on trade winds…hence cooling effect away from the tropics as cloud cover increases and greater rain and snow fall away from the tropics, whilst extra cloud cover also traps the extra heat travelling up from the tropics…..Less trees in the tropics each year = less biomass to sequester the CO2’….As the ocean warms, the warmer seas travel north to the Arctic and south to the Antarctic…as the warmer air from the tropics travels north….warmer air in the Arctic and warmer air to the Antarctic….simples!’ The warmer air and warmer seas distort the position of the jet stream pushing it north towards west Canada and north towards the UK but there is a counteractive force pushing the jet stream south at these points as a result of the increase in cloud cover escaping the Tropics which cools the ocean through reduced radiation from the sun. Read on if you do not understand!
     
    Climate change on planet Earth.
     
    There is no dispute that this planet is undergoing climate change, indeed, throughout history, this planet has suffered much more serious climatic assaults on its surface and its inhabitants. The science however is confused by the allegation that there is GLOBAL warming.  Here at the Cat Survival Trust http://www.catsurvivaltrust.org we have studied the effects and causes of climate change for over 30 years and much of our £200,000 library contains references to every contributory aspect of this still much misunderstood world issue. We became interested in the subject for a number of reasons which could have an impact on the long term survival of the world’s cat species and the food chain of fauna and flora on which they (and humans) rely. One very good example of direct cause and effect is the loss of habitat to snow leopard following the receding snow line up the slopes of the Himalayas which has encouraged more human settlement in snow leopard habitat and an increase in human/snow leopard conflict. What has become very apparent throughout our research is the problem that this subject is increasingly being studied in ever increasing minute detail by many agencies who fail to see the bigger picture.

    Historically, this planet has seen surges of earthquake, volcanic activity and general increases and decreases in temperature, but these changes have happened over many tens of thousands of years. Some changes have almost certainly happened suddenly as a result of asteroid strike and pole shift (see the current and predicted accelerating movement of the position of the North Pole at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag/data/poles/NP.xy ) and have been accelerated by the affects of excessive plate movements causing extensive earthquake http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ (then click the cog top right hand corner, select Magnitude 2.5 + worldwide to see how many earthquakes have occurred in the past month then hit search earthquake archives and hit the – button on the map to see the worldwide locations(1492 at 9.00 GMT 22.05.2015up from a few hundred 11 years ago!) and volcanic eruptions http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/erupting_volcanoes.html activity. See also http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/40-volcanoes-are-erupting-right-now-and-34-of-them-are-along-the-ring-of-fire Currently, as a result of the pole shift, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions (44 active volcanoes!) are on the increase and there are over 3,500,000 fissures in deep ocean releasing much more greenhouse gases than man produces and pole shift will increase this volume. Hence the huge spike in CO2 recorded by the IPCC! (It is not us driving 100 times more for the past few years!) So prepare for more earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and more severe climate change in the future! Our next pole shift is well overdue….the last one caused mass extinctions worldwide. See also http://www.magneticreversal.org
    Florida sea level rise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjZtdpD2XiE and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JbzypWJk64 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqfuie-fCzE where sea level rise is not to do with global sea rise but to do with pole shift as North America moves south towards the bulge of ocean at the Equator. Areas approaching the Equator are sinking, areas moving away from the Equator are rising.

    A report from the Economic Collapse blog (See http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/violent-shaking-along-the-ring-of-fire-continues-a-progression-of-disasters-that-began-in-september ) reports that a record 583 eathquakes hit San Ramon, California in a period of three weeks, five times the record set 12 years ago! You want more proof of pole shift? The amount of carbon dioxide produced by man is minimal compared to other sources like farm animal exhausts and gases released as pole shift accelerates and those gases are far more damaging than CO2!

    In previous pole shifts, there is now strong evidence to show that leading up to such events, oxygen levels decrease as more ‘poisonous and inflammable greenhouse gas’ is released from the increased number of volcanic eruptions, deep ocean fissures and earthquakes. In addition, following massive volcanic eruptions, without the sun to allow plants to grow, converting carbon dioxide to oxygen, carbon dioxide levels increase and oxygen levels fall exponentially. See http://earth-pages.co.uk/2014/04/17/oxygen-magnetic-reversals-and-mass-extinctions/

    NASA announced in August 2015 that sea level rise will prevent rocket launches from Florida within 100 years….sadly the real reason, the northward movement of Florida towards the bulge of ocean at the equator, was not mentioned. We do not have global sea level rise, we have regional sea level rise and fall as a result of pole shift and plate movements! (See http://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/features/201508_risingseas/ ) There are many scientific articles that talk of sea levels falling like http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-scientist-explains-the-mystery-of-recent-sea-level-drop/ but none give the real reason. One such reason never mentioned is that as more cloud is produced around the equator as tree cover is reduced and misplaced by pole shift, resulting in regional warming around the equator, the atmosphere holds more water that average and cloud is far more effective at controlling the planets surface temperatures stopping the sun’s radiation from warming the Earth’s surface.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx90X901eII&index=1&list=PL3E9C27F05B1A840A see all parts
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JbzypWJk64
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AOJsLLkDfg & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u8RSFwT8Mw Rapid pole shift
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwPqDk438SQ & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pUAqwFju08 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aphfk_ikJc & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XNMCTBdQtk & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8hC5WjcOx0 Good) & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1Wg6QpqesE & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyV7N-DEYO4 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_UGItenDM4 (Good) & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62LamCEwQdk & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn3V43TNu94 (Good) & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkP0eCfrVBc & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyV7N-DEYO4 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AOJsLLkDfg & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG4zwAfMn-E & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPqYfAHRPtk (Good) or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPqYfAHRPtk (Good) Pole shift

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rkXo7WC9pM & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul8B7Y8a-3A & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG1p8hiIdas Wild weather

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEDW86B94tc Three secrets of the end of the world

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfboMvoeoT0 Unbelievable Correlation Of Earth Changing Signs & Events Unfolding 2014-2015

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BFS7oV7uvA Whistle-blower: There Is Something Wrong With Earth’s Core! (2015)

    Sea level change

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaD3ax2j3Ks Scientists’ Concerns Challenge Conservative Sea-Level Rise Projections & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3BVnTi9y_o John Englander 2/4/15 Melting Ice, Rising Seas, Shifting Shorelines: The New Reality
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLEr2r5u1VE&list=PL3E9C27F05B1A840A&index=34 The mysterious receding seas

    Reduced magnetic shield/magnetic strength…increased skin cancer….
     
    However, at the present time, over the past century, man-made climate change has accelerated almost to a point of no return.  Man’s intervention and destruction of the planet’s climate control system is so pernicious and man so pertinacious in evaluation of the real causes of climate change, that unless action is taken very quickly, the floods, droughts, landslides, hurricanes and extremes of temperatures recorded over the past 20 years will continue to increase at the same compound rate each year.
     
    Pole shift will accelerate climate change if the current acceleration of the position of the magnetic north pole continues at the same rate. It will cause Florida, Madagascar and Australia to move towards the equator where there is a bulge of ocean water caused by the centrifugal forces of the spin of the planet. Many low lying areas moving towards the equator would simply disappear.

    More disturbing is the repositioning of the band of forest around the equator which although 50% thinner than 100 years ago, controls the world climate. As this band tips, there is less forest to absorb the radiation from the sun. This will all accelerate climate change and increase the escape of denser and increased cloud generation from the current location of the tropics. Have you noticed how there has been an increase in the incidence of flooding outside the tropical region in the past eleven years?
     
    Climate change has severe effects of food production, health of all flora and fauna (including man) and each year, causes damage to infrastructure and homes in increasing areas of our fragile man made planet. It is the very development of the surface of our planet and the pressures brought upon the surface through the uncontrolled breeding of the human animal that will seal our ultimate demise. There are so many examples of the problems of uncontrolled proliferate breeding of single species. Consider for example the devastation caused by swarms of locusts or the introduction of cane toads to Australia.
     
    There are many contributory causes of climate change and many detrimental effects. The one major cause of climate change and increase in CO2 to a record level of 400ppm is still not taken seriously.
     
    Once upon a time, this planet had the most efficient climate control mechanism which had evolved over many tens of thousands of years. Then man started to dismantle it. Until the early 1900’s man had little effect on the worlds’ weather. Then came the industrial revolution and human population explosion which started the retrogression of our climate control mechanism. The accelerated pillage of the natural resources to fuel consumer demand for ever increasing short life consumable goods and the invention of credit by those controlling the world’s banks ensured an increased destruction of the natural world.
     
    So how has this accelerated climate change? Destruction of increasing areas of the world’s forests.
     
    The wonderful thing about forest is that forests are wonderful things. They bounce the water around us from earth to tree to cloud and round again and again. But cut them down in the tropics and the heavily saturated ‘rainforest clouds’ rise up on warm air currents from the surface of newly cleared bare land absorbing greater solar energy from the sun, allowing these clouds to be carried away from the tropics to dump their load south and north of tropical areas where…surprise, surprise we have also cleared the majority of trees which used to cover the majority of the surface of our planet. Trees are natures’ natural dam….they can soak up their own weight in water and release this moisture during dry hot periods ensuring steady flows of potable water for fauna and flora and us in the drier seasons. The natural hydrological cycle in the tropics is being destroyed exponentially every year and yet we do not appear to have linked this simple fact to the changes in climate the planet is currently facing,
    CO2….. yes it is increasing. The mechanism to remove it….the world’s forests are decreasing. Eureka!
     
    Look in front of you with your eyes and understand the facts with your brain before CO2 increases so much that it sends you to sleep (CO2 has been used as an anaesthetic in past times!).  Yes…modern life, burning fossil fuels, increases in animal farming for food all produce more greenhouse gasses but wake up to the fact that the annual removal of vast areas of forest from our planet also remove the mechanism to clean up the air and sequester the CO2!
     
    Loss of forest in the Tropics and Regional Climate Changes  – a summary of main points from a CST ( http://www.catsurvivaltrust.org ) climate change report.
     
    Loss of forest in Tropics = break in hydrological cycle in tropics = cleared land heats up, forcing rainforest clouds higher into the atmosphere where winds enable the escape of dense tropical rain bearing clouds away from the tropics = less cloud cover around the tropics = tropical forest start to dry and are at more risk of spontaneous or accidental combustion  and snow lines more exposed to heat of the sun = less cloud to replace the snow cover and greater warmth at higher altitudes as a result of reduced cloud cover.  As cloud cover is lost/reduced in the tropics, cloud cover over oceans reduces increasing ocean temperatures and incidence of monsoon, hurricane, flooding and landslide activity, particularly in areas of forest loss or reduction. The latter effect IS NOT GLOBAL warming, it is regional warming or better described as regional climate change. (E.g. Lake Titicaca (South America) receiving less snow melt as a result of reduced cloud cover and reduced rain and snow fall.) Increases in cleared land in the tropics reduce the heat absorbed by the reduced forest cover allowing higher temperatures to ‘escape’ the tropics.
     
    Greater cloud cover away from the Tropics = reduced regional temperature as daily sunlight hours are reduced. Trade winds bringing higher temperatures are retained under the increased cloud cover, travelling further north and south causing regional temperature increases to mountains, Arctic and Antarctic regions  = regional warming as warmer trade winds travel further north and south under the ‘greenhouse effect’ created by the increase in cloud cover escaping the Tropics. This regional climate change permits regional increases in rain and snow fall; however, the warmer winds from the Tropics enable existing snow and ice cover to melt and reduce deposition of snow and ice on mountain tops and in the Arctic and Antarctic.
     
    So are Global Warming and (Global) Climate Change scams, invented to frighten everyone and enable worldwide additional tax collection for ‘Cap and Trade’ and ‘Carbon Credit taxation’? Where is the evidence?
     
    It is now agreed that climate change and the El Niño effect are not random phenomena, but are self generated through the effects of natural changes in ocean currents, other climatic effects and man’s intervention. The close cumulative correlation between the appearance of the El Niño effect and climate change and the huge areas of forest burning on either side of the equator, are almost certainly a contributory cause. It is now essential for mankind not only to preserve the remaining forests of the world, particularly within the tropics, but also to assist the regeneration of vast areas of natural forest in damaged areas, if we have any chance of survival in the future.
     
    As more and more forest is destroyed around the tropics, the natural hydrological cycle and weather stability is being lost. Forest absorbs the intense heat radiation from the sun to create growth, seeding continuous evaporation and precipitation between forest and cloud. Forest absorbs tropical rainstorms during the rainy season and releases this moisture as a continuous flow throughout the dry season into streams and rivers, providing clean portable water for the farmland and its inhabitants during the hot dry crop ripening season. Forests are nature’s natural dams. Each tree absorbs its own weight in water and releases this moisture as the tree dries and shrinks under the intense heat it receives from the sun during hot dry summers.
     
    As forest is cut and burnt, more bare land absorbs the heat of the sun. This creates greater air temperature, a major additional cause of global warming during the day and the increased differential in temperature during the night, creates wind eddies which can then go on to create regional hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and droughts. This all helps to fuel the development of unnatural weather conditions, including excessive winds and rains. These unnatural weather conditions help to remove the remaining thin layout of soil, preventing the regeneration of forest and laying bare the land, which adds to the increasing desertification of otherwise productive land. Man, not nature, causes this process. The more forest cleared in the tropics, the greater the air temperature. The greater the temperature, the greater the carrying capacity of the air for more moisture. As this hot humid air and dense heavily laden cloud cover has less forest on which it can drop its moisture each year, the increased winds above the new cleared the land have carried tropical weather conditions further north and south of the tropics. This creates the increased incidence of storms and floods we now experience around the world and carries warmer air to the poles, where increasing quantities of ice continue to melt. This process will increase unless and until the remaining forests is protected and damaged forest areas are allowed to regenerate. The tropical rain is simply following the stolen tropical hardwood to the developed temperate countries where the timber has been converted into window frames and toilet seats!
     
    The compound annual loss and reduction of forest in the tropics reduces the natural extraction of carbon dioxide and other gases which are produced by man and in particular some rather more damaging  and poisonous gases. By far the greatest effect of forest loss in the tropics is the escape of moisture laden clouds which have a greater greenhouse effect on northern and southern latitudes. Earth generated heat cannot escape and the heat normally provided by the sun’s radiation is reduced. In addition, climate distribution changes cause localised floods and droughts as the normal weather patterns are altered as a result of the escalation of annual forest loss.
    Loss of forest cover is a greater threat than car exhausts! As more and more forest is lost from the tropics, the planet’s unique weather control systems will collapse.
     
    COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE
     
    Tropical forests cover about 15% of the world’s land surface and contain about 25% of the carbon in the terrestrial biosphere. But they are being rapidly degraded and deforested resulting in the emission of additional heat-trapping carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. However, this increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere makes little difference to climate change. Roughly 13 million hectares – an area the size of Nicaragua – are converted to other land uses each year. This loss accounts for a fifth of global carbon emissions, making land cover change the second largest contributor to carbon dioxide increases.
     
    The other results of deforestation however which allow more moisture to escape the tropics are far more damaging and are the major contributor to climate change, some of which is producing extreme climate events of biblical proportions. Forests therefore play a vital role in any initiative to combat climate change. The annual  compound loss of tropical forest has a greater effect on climate change….there is less tropical forest each year to absorb not only the increases in carbon dioxide but also all the other pollutant gases produced by man. As more moisture escapes the hydrological cycle of the tropics, extreme weather events will become more frequent and intense. The economic cost will bankrupt most nations and then human cost will create misery through increased floods, droughts, crop losses, home and transport infrastructure destruction.
     
    A HOME TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES
     
    Forest resources directly support the livelihoods of 90% of the 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty and are home to nearly 90% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.  Local communities depend on forests as a source of fuel, food, medicines and shelter. The loss of forests jeopardises poverty alleviation. Indigenous and forest-dependent peoples are stewards of their forests, providing the rest of humanity with vital ecosystem services (ES).  Climate change will hit the poorest hardest and so reducing deforestation will help build their resilience to climate impacts.
     
    MORE THAN JUST CARBON
     
    At local to global scales, forests provide essential ecosystem services beyond carbon storage – such as watershed protection, water flow regulation, nutrient, mineral and trace element generation and recycling, rainfall generation and disease regulation. Old growth forests also soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – offsetting anthropogenic emissions. Protecting tropical forests has a double-cooling effect, by reducing carbon emissions and maintaining high levels of evaporation from the canopy.
     
    Not only do tropical forests hold 90% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, but many of the original genetic plants are the sources for current hybrids of plants providing food for mankind or natural medicines. Many new food and medicines are yet to be discovered. The action of microorganisms  and other fauna and flora within tropical forest, release beneficial minerals and trace elements, which are absorbed within the forest and carried by rivers and streams to farmland, fauna, flora and humans downstream.
     
    THE CAUSES OF DEFORESTATION
     
    The causes of deforestation are multiple and complex and vary from country to country. On a small scale with little impact are local pressures which arise from communities using forests to provide sources of food, fuel and farmland. Poverty and population pressure can lead inexorably to the loss of forest cover, trapping people in perpetual poverty. Whilst millions of people still cut down trees to make a living for their families, a major cause of deforestation is now large-scale agriculture and the unregulated timber trade which are driven by consumer demand. In recent decades deforestation rates and areas have shifted. The economic cost of global deforestation far outstrips the money being lost from the current financial crisis, according to the findings of a study commissioned by the European Union.

    “It’s not only greater but it’s also continuous, it’s been happening every year, year after year,” said study leader Pavan Sukhdev, an economist from Deutsche Bank. “So whereas Wall Street by various calculations has to date lost, within the financial sector, $1 to $1.5 trillion, the reality is that at today’s rate we are losing natural capital at least between $2 to $5 trillion every year.”

    Giving another perspective to the sheer scale of this loss, the report notes that deforestation alone may be costing the world 7 percent of its GDP each year.

    According to the study, only the first part of a review titled “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB),” the bulk of this cost comes from the loss of formerly free services that are provided by intact forests, such as the absorption of carbon dioxide, water filtration and purification, and food production etc.

    Poor people are disproportionately affected by these costs, especially in the tropics, where people tend to depend more directly on forests for survival, however failure to address this real problem of forest loss, particularly in the tropics, will make this planet uninhabitable for the rest of us.

    The TEEB review is part of a new effort by many conservationists to gain support for environmental preservation by the numerator in its economic benefits. According to Sukhdev, these arguments are already starting to reach many politicians and business executives.

    “Times have changed,” Sukhdev said. “Almost three years ago, even two years ago, their eyes would glaze over. Today, when I say this, they listen. In fact I get questions asked — so how do you calculate this, how can we monetize it, what can we do about it, why don’t you speak with so and so politician or such and such business.”
     
    The whole climate change debate is locked up by the very organisations that claim they are trying to sort out the problems. In reality if they were to admit what the real causes are, their government and corporate funding would stop and they would have no jobs. The corporate multinationals just want to maximise profits now for those in charge that are alive now and do not care what happens in the future. So the destruction of the natural world and the very systems that have served mankind since man appeared on this planet will continue unabated until our common support system collapses completely.

    The REDD process is basically sound but receives little support so it will fail. The World Bank and similar organisations only serve their private owners who appear to be holding countries to ransom. They lend money to governments knowing that the capital and interest will never be paid back. This enables them to force public utilities, services, properties and land to be privatised whilst taking ownership of all or part as ‘security’ against the loans. In effect these corrupt bankers just print money from thin air and then progressively take over ownership of more and more real assets. Printing more and more money enables mining companies to destroy more habitat to extract more of the earth’s resources and multinational farmers to destroy more natural habitat to produce palm and other crop based oils as well as more soya and similar crops to feed more animals for meat.

    As far as the NGO’s are concerned, many of the good ones fail through lack of finance and exposure whilst the bad ones who are funded by the corporate multinationals obtain all the support and publicity they need to dispel the real truth and their bosses and staff are paid so well they will always toe the party line. The whole process is made worse since the corporate multinationals fund and control the media. Time and time again, we have visits from reporters who come to cover a particular item of unimportant news. Each time I explain issues like the real causes of climate change and these individuals enthusiastically understand and become inspired by what we have to say but nearly every time, the articles they produce for their editors are ignored and rejected! Oops, could these articles upset their corporate advertisers?

    How many more climate disasters will the planet have to suffer before the real issues are tackled? This year like those before over the past twenty years has been worse than the year before. Millions have lost their homes, jobs and lives. In the past few years the loss of farmed food through climate disasters has almost reduced world food storage to 7 – 10 days supply. The civil unrest is growing….migration is at an all time high….we are close to a complete collapse. Yet there are measures that could be taken to mitigate future problems!
     
    What can be done?
    This planet has already the technology to react to every new rainforest fire via real time satellite images. See http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-196 as just one example which can detect fires under the canopy! Better use of existing policing with real support from the authorities could work. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf6MHwmyt04 where the staff paid by the authorities have to fight the authorities for support! Google earth is also an invaluable tool to map forest loss see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqiyP5Xv_PM
    Another associated problem with pole shift….the sudden fall in oxygen levels contributing to mass extinctions….
    http://earth-pages.co.uk/2014/04/17/oxygen-magnetic-reversals-and-mass-extinctions/

    http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0012821X14001629/1-s2.0-S0012821X14001629-main.pdf?_tid=e517af9e-6cd9-11e5-be62-00000aab0f26&acdnat=1444212061_b13d56025322af46fac478d0c1d5a122 Oxygen escape from Earth during geomagnetic reversals. Implications to mass extinction

    http://www.i-sis.org.uk/O2DroppingFasterThanCO2Rising.php

    http://disinfo.com/2013/01/atmospheric-oxygen-levels-are-dropping-faster-than-atmospheric-carbon-levels-are-rising/

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/earths-oxygen-levels-can-affect-its-climate-180955572/?no-ist

    Existing carbon trading and carbon offsetting schemes fail since too many schemes collect vast amounts of money and spend most of it on offices, salaries and running costs. With good schemes, the amount pledged buys and saves tropical forest and typically only 4% is used for administration. Each acre saved (average worldwide cost of £30 per acre) saves an average of 500 trees, millions of insects and plants and hundreds of animals, birds, reptiles and fish (where water runs through a particular acre).  Many schemes allow substantial donors to name the area saved after the name of the participating person or company. More information is available from planetwise@aol.com
     
    Dr Terry Moore
    Hon Director
    The Cat Survival Trust
    http://www.catsurvivaltrust.org
    07956458762
    facebook: Cat Survival Trust
    Save the planet an acre at a time!
     

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