World’s Future At Stake In Congress


How much of the world’s oil needs to stay in the ground? | Fossil fuels | The Guardian


Last Call To Congress - Show Me Solar Newsletter - November 7, 2021


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scientists:

90% of coal and 60% of oil and gas reserves must stay in the ground for a 50% chance of keeping global heating below 1.5 C - In chapter two, on page 108 of the 5th SR 1.5 IPCC report.

COP 25 Madrid / Chile - UN Climate Talks End In Monumental Failure - showmesolar.org



The immense power of fossil fuels have transformed our modern world in vast and amazing ways. There is virtually no end to the hundreds of millions of years supply remaining to be tapped unearthed mined underground in such lucrative new frontiers areas as under the melting polar icecaps, glacial territories of Greenland, and Alaska's pristine Arctic National Wildife preserve.


Other than devastating these pristine environments with mass extinctions of native people and wildlife, what could go wrong? A lot, as it turns out - with soaring skyrocketing levels of greenhouse gases, and the skyrocketing temperatures that go with them, we are accelerating slamming into a dystopian future at breakneck spee.d Even as more people begin to understand how these events relate to our warming planet, few comprehend just how dire the crisis could become, nor how quickly it is escalating.

Can We Avoid an Uninhabitable Earth? - The Nature Conservancy


Astounding heat obliterates all-time records across the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada in June 2021 | NOAA Climate.gov


Lytton, British Columbia reached 116 degrees Fahrenheit (46.1C) on June 27, setting an all-time heat record for all of Canada. Officially this one time, 1,000 year event, this all-time record was broken the following day, as the temperature soared to 118 degrees (47.5C) on June 28. This all-time record was again smashed when it reached a shocking 121 degrees (49.5C) on June 29.

Astounding heat obliterates all-time records across the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada in June 2021 | NOAA Climate.gov


Record heat waves & tempers flare out of control!! - Portland's record-setting year for murder fuels search for answers - AOL.com


Record 2021 Heat Waves Across the Western U.S. | NOAA Climate.gov


Drought represents a globally relevant natural disaster linked to adverse health. Agricultural communities are particularly susceptible to drought, causing greater occupational stress to farmers greater than those attributed to other factors. Increased job stress from drought brought on 4x greater incidence of pain in multiple body parts.


An early summer heatwave across the western United States broke all-time records in multiple states, with temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit for days on end. This event marked yet another climate extreme for residents of a region already suffering through a devastating drought and with last year’s horrific wildfire season records again surpassed as raging wildfires roared across California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Montana. Wiping out entire towns; water supplies - burning down others.


The dome of hot air over the western United States caused temperatures to skyrocket to all-time maximum temperature records fell at locations in seven different states (CA, AZ, NM, UT, CO, WY, MT). In Phoenix, Arizona, the high temperature was over 115 degrees for a record-setting six consecutive days, topping out at 118 degrees. Not to be outdone, Tucson, Arizona, set record highs on six consecutive days. The hottest temperature anywhere in the country in Death Valley hit 128 degrees. Farther than the Southwest. Salt Lake City, Utah, tied its all-time record of 107 degrees. Billings, Montana tied its all-time high of 108 degrees.


Extreme heat waves & wildfires ravaged the region stuck in a deep drought. Over 20% of the country is in the worst two categories of drought (D3-4: Extreme and Exceptional), with the vast majority of that land hitting record-setting temperatures.


Record-breaking June 2021 heatwave impacts the U.S. West | NOAA Climate.gov


Man Fries on Sidewalk During 100+ Degree Heat Wave In Phoenix - AZ Central.com



The Biden administration’s current predicament demonstrates what’s at stake: The ambition of enacting comprehensive climate action has been waylaid by two centrist senators. One of them, West Virginia Democrat Manchin, owns millions of dollars in coal industry stock and has received more donations from fossil fuel and energy companies so far this election cycle than any other senator.


Manchin has demanded a reduction in the size of the budget bill, from $3.5 trillion to $1.5 trillion. He specifically opposed the proposed Clean Electricity Performance Program, a $150 billion package designed to transition America to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030, and 100 percent by 2050.


IPCC scientists call for 100 renewable energy by 2040 across the world, in order to have a 50 / 50 chance of a future livable world. In effect this means we have about 10 years to achieve the 100 percent transition. The Climate Emergency has been calling for this for the past 10 years already. Their TCM Victory Plan shows how it can be achieved, to leave future generations a livable world with far greater certainty! The TCM Victory Plan complements the other highly compatible plans that have been compiled, including Mission 2020 and Project Drawdown.


Senator Manchin At COP 26 Climate Conference In Scotland

Joe Manchin’s Blatant Conflict of Interest Might Have a Silver Lining – Mother Jones


Sen. Joe Manchin’s role in overhauling the Build Back Better spending bill has sparked national interest in reining in Congressional conflicts of interest. The question is whether anything meaningful might come of it. Youth climate activists asked Senator Joe Manchin at the COP 26 Climate Change Conference in Scotland multiple times, surrounding him as he slowly tried to drive his Maserati through the crowd. Demanding to know whether their futures were worth the profits he is making, and chanting “We want to live!” Five young people leading the activists earlier this week ended a two-week hunger strike, demanding real action on the climate crisis from Washington. Headlines for Democracy Now! | November 05, 2021


It is nearling a century since the New Deal raised the living standard for Americans and now the Biden Infrastructure bill has passed with even some Republican bipartisan support.

For roads and bridges – Rail – Broadband -

+ Child Tax Credits - Covid Relief - Eviction & Foreclosure Moratoriums -

Headlines for Democracy Now! | November 05, 2021


COP Climate youth protestors and supporters living around the world where catastrophes have injured, killed, baked, burned, swept away, drowned, their loved ones cries like families of those killed in rapper Scott concert. Everyone on the planet - except fossil fuel industry and their congressional beneficiaries are now calling for immediate, swift, decisive climate action to meet the magnitude of the rising deadly costly tragedies sweeping the globe on a daily basis. That will continue to increase in frequency and intensity until concerted action measures across the globe are implemented. Headlines for November 08, 2021 | Democracy Now!


Congress competing with each other to see who can shovel more money at military since late 1970s

Cutting urgent social needs spending for student debt…

Where did ISISX in Afghanistan come from all of a sudden?

$3.5 Trillion to Build Back America is Too High but the Pentagon Gets $9 Trillion for the Next 10 Years by Background Briefing with Ian Masters (soundcloud.com)


Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than we think.

When Will Climate Change Make the Earth Too Hot For Humans? - nymag.com

Uninhabitable Earth - crisrieder.org


The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, bundled in an anthology of delusions: that global warming is an Arctic saga, unfolding along sea level and coastlines, that it is a crisis of the “natural” world, not an enveloping crisis sparing no place and leaving no life intact, and that our human encampments lie beyond nature's reach, not inescapably overwhelmed by it; that wealth is a shield against the ravages of warming; that the burning of fossil fuels is the established permanent changeless vehicle price of continued economic growth; that the technology it produces, will allow us to engineer our way out of environmental disaster; that there is historic precedent to the scale of this threat, to give us confidence in staring it down. None of this is true. No I don't think Hank done it this away . .

The Uninhabitable Earth (crisrieder.org)


On Passing the Historic $1T Infrastructure & $3.5T Build Back Better / Climate Bills



MESSAGE TO CONGRESS

Climate Disasters Strike Home & Around The World


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports the increasingly urgent threats of global climate change require an immediate, massively accelerated and expanded transition from the outdated fossil fuel utilities, to state of the art renewable energy infrastructure, using the world's most abundant energy resources - solar, wind, geothermal, and energy efficiency - now the established as the lowest most cost-effective power technologies. Coal and oil power costs continue to rise, forcing the shut down of the aging plants, that are no longer affordable profitable to operate.


Solar Power Potential - Compared To Fossil Fuel, Nuclear, and Renewable Energy Reserves (Trillion Watt‐Years).

Total global reserves are shown for the finite resources. Yearly potential is shown for the renewables (source: Perez & Perez, 2009a) http://www.asrc.cestm.albany.edu/perez/2011/solval.pdf

Solar Power Generation in the US: Too expensive, or a bargain?

http://www.asrc.cestm.albany.edu/perez/2011/solval.pdf


In order for the United States to regain its competitive position in the global economy, create high paying jobs across a wide range of the economic sector, attract the new generations of aspiring young people to rewarding careers and communities, we must pick up the pace of the transition to the renewable energy economy that began 50 years ago. The U.S. has steadily fallen behind all these years while Europe, Asia, Japan, China and many other developing nations have left the US in the dust!


Where the US continues to lead is in the total amounts of greenhouse gases pumped into and steadily building up, overheating and choking earth's atmosphere. Destabilizing and breaking down all of earth's life support systems - temperature, hydrology, wind, oceanic, currents and cycles, essential to maintain the global conditions essential for life as it has evolved over the last hundreds of millions of years.


U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres describes the findings as "Code Red For Humanity." The scope of this crisis is global, as coastlines and island nations disappear beneath the waves. Each year brings rising temperatures, searing heat waves and droughts, explosive wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, catastrophic extreme weather disasters.

Secretary-General Calls Latest IPCC Climate Report ‘Code Red for Humanity’, Stressing ‘Irrefutable’ Evidence of Human Influence | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases (un.org)



Accelerating Costs to Human Lives, Homes, Communities: Increasing Billions of Dollars in Damages

The first nine months of 2020 brought a record-tying 16 billion-dollar weather disasters to the nation, according to scientists with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Hurricanes, tropical storms, fires: US already suffered 16 billion-dollar disasters in 2020 | Red, Green, and Blue (redgreenandblue.org)




WHY CLIMATE CHANGE IS ACCELERATING


Climate change is accelerating as global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, pushing CO2 levels in earth’s atmosphere past 350 PPM and ever higher, now at 410 PPM and soaring towards 450 PPM. Driving earth’s temperatures precipitous rise:

Global Temperatures and CO2 Concentrations (2020) | Climate Central



URGENT NEW WAKE UP CALLS ARE HAPPENING EVERY DAY ACROSS THE GLOBE

Global Climate Report - June 2021 | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) (noaa.gov)


The last decade has seen more record weather disasters than any time in recorded history – ferocious droughts, wildfires, famines, floods, typhoons, tornadoes, rising seas, dying forests, rivers, fish and animals.



The urgently necessary actions are not based on politics. The $3.5T ten-year bill, pared down from the original $6T package, lays the groundwork for the most powerful nation on earth to begin to take the lead in combatting climate change, lowering energy costs with the unlimited free energy of solar and wind, geothermal and energy efficiency. We are standing at the threshold of a renaissance in energy innovation and tranformation. Paying back with millions of jobs across the economic sector - architecture, construction, education, manufacturing, marketing, research and development, transportation, and beyond.


The vast majority of Americans support the transition to solar, wind, geothermal, and energy efficiency.


The reality is that taking climate action via the $3.5T bill is our LAST BEST CHANCE to turn climate change around is in EVERYONE'S best interest, Democrats and Republicans alike. NO ONE is going to lose votes a year from now for backing this opportunity today. To support good-paying, union jobs, strengthen America’s working communities, protect public health, and advance environmental justice. Creating jobs and tackling climate change go hand in hand – empowering the U.S. to build more resilient infrastructure, expand access to clean air and drinking water, spur American technological innovations, and create good-paying, union jobs along the way.


While the overwhelming majority of Americans, businesses, banks, institutions, farmers, virtually every sector of the economy, want to see the transition to renewables, there remain a small holdout of fossil fuel interests who persist in gaming what is left of the last remaining, worst and most corrupt elements of the system, destroying the economic, environmental, health, and future of all our children for their own miserable pitifully shrinking short term gain. Rather than lead the way out of the coal mines and and forward to diversify and reap the myriad rewards of moving towards a brighter future for all!


G7 backs Biden infrastructure plan to rival China’s belt and road initiative | G7 | The Guardian



Biden Energy Plan Would Save More Than 300,000 Lives

New study says Biden clean energy plan would save more than 300,000 lives | TheHill


A cost benefit analysis values a clean energy transition at approximately $637 billion through 2050. Estimated costs of the move toward renewable energy could cost $342 billion, according to the group. Meanwhile, a clean energy standard would save more than 317,000 lives and generate $1.13 trillion in health benefits.


Appalachia To See The Biggest Economic Benefits

From Clean Energy Jobs


When it comes to the clean energy transition, many fear that coal-dependent regions like Appalachia will lose out or be left behind. But a new findings show how Appalachia could be the region to see the biggest economic benefit from the deployment of wind and solar projects over the next decade.

RMI Reality Check: Appalachia Poised to Become Clean Energy Country - RMI


Avoiding water bankruptcy in the drought-troubled Southwest: What the US and Iran can learn from each other (msn.com)



Electric Power Research Institute To Research Solar - EPRI Receives Funding to Research How Customers Make Solar Decisions - Solar Industry (solarindustrymag.com)



The Infrastructure and Build Back Better Bills will begin to repair climate change, infrastructure, education, jobs, leading the nation and the world to leave our children a livable world. The Build Back Better Act is your best campaign promise kept in 2022. Delivering tangible, immediate results including:


- The $3,600 child tax credit for children under 6, and $3,000 from 6 to 17


- Expanding Medicare to cover dental and hearing and vision benefits


- Expanding the subsidies in the Affordable Care Act


- In states that haven't expanded Medicaid, new healthcare for millions of people




World Wildlife Fund - Living Planet Report

Wild Animal Populations Are Falling

Earth's 6th Mass Extinction - Treehugger.com

Youth today must decide whether to bring children into the world where animals, forests, rivers, and oceans are dying.


A 60% decline in the populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians has taken place around the world in the last 47 years, according to the World Wildlife Fund's Living Planet Report 2018. The report documents the state of the planet—biodiversity, ecosystems, demand on natural resources—and what it means for humans and wildlife.


Human activity has had a catastrophic impact on the world’s wildlife, forests, oceans, rivers, and climate. The top threats to species link directly to climate change, habitat loss, and the over-use of wildlife such as overfishing and overhunting. Time to act to help wildlife recover is rapidly passing. We urgently need for everyone—everyone—to collectively rethink and redefine how we value, protect, and restore nature.


“Natural systems essential to our survival—forests, oceans, and rivers— are all in decline,” said Carter Roberts, president and CEO of WWF-US. “Wildlife around the world is disappearing. It reminds us we need to change course. It’s time to balance our consumption with the needs of nature, and to protect the only planet that is our home.” Overexploitation of the environment — mining and deforestation — unsustainable agriculture and climate change — are driving the death of species worldwide.

WWF: Living Planet Report - https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/living-planet-report-2018


Climate Disasters Strike Home & Around The World (showmesolar.org)



Descendants of Corporate P&G Launch Campaign To Stop Cutting Last Old Growth Forests For Toilet Paper

Procter & Gamble heirs speak out about climate change and the company's role - CBS News

Canada's giants grown over 5 centuries felled in 5 minutes - Carmanah Valley in Ancient Rainforest on Vancouver Island - What’s going down in BC’s Ancient Forests - Fairy Creek: Canada Old Growth Logging Protestors / Nation of Change / Democracy Now


The future of the world is depending on you! Ask your supporters if they want you to leave their children a livable world. Earth's life support systems are in the final stages of spiraling out of control. Like the Titanic, only without the lifeboats and life jackets. Life on the entire planet - air, islands, continents, and oceans, is on the line. What's it worth to save the future of the planet? Weigh that against other concerns. It's in everyone's best interest to turn this earth ship now, at the last minute, before it it too late. $3.5 Trillion is a small investment in view of everything it can begin to save. Last Call For A Livable World

THE WORLD NEEDS 50% RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2030 TO HAVE A 50-50 CHANCE OF LEAVING OUR CHILDREN A LIVABLE WORLD!

COP 25 Madrid / Chile - UN Climate Talks End In Monumental Failure (showmesolar.org)


SOLAR POWER IN SPAIN

The sun-drenched swaths of land in southwestern Spain seem custom-made for large solar projects. Add generous government subsidies to this hospitable climate.

Solar Energy Plant in Southwestern Spain (nationalgeographic.com)



The solutions are clear. Inclusive and green economies, prosperity, cleaner air and better health are possible for all if we respond to this crisis with solidarity and courage. All nations, especially the G20 and other major emitters, need to join the net-zero emissions coalition and reinforce their commitments with credible, concrete and enhanced nationally determined contributions and policies before COP26 in Glasgow.




We Need Immediate Action On Energy


Without deep carbon pollution cuts now, the 1.5°C goal will soon fall out of reach. This is a death knell for coal and fossil fuels, or they will destroy our planet. There must be no new coal plants built after 2021. OECD [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development] countries must phase out existing coal by 2030, with all others following suit by 2040. Countries should end all new fossil fuel exploration and production, and shift fossil-fuel subsidies into renewable energy. By 2030, solar and wind capacity should quadruple and renewable energy investments should triple to maintain a net-zero trajectory by mid-century.

UN Secretary-General Calls Latest IPCC Climate Report ‘Code Red for Humanity’, Stressing ‘Irrefutable’ Evidence of Human Influence | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases (un.org)


US President Biden Sets 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target Aimed at Creating Good-Paying Union Jobs and Securing U.S. Leadership on Clean Energy Technologies


BUILDING RENEWABLE POWER, CREATING JOBS, ACHIEVING JUSTICE


What Happens When A Country Drowns?

An atoll in the Republic of Kiribati, an island nation in the South Pacific that’s in danger of disappearing due to climate change. Pacific people have been ‘pummelled and demeaned’ for too long – now they’re fighting back (theconversation.com)


Biden's climate summit tests US, global commitment (pri.org)


The United States is not waiting, the costs of delay are too great, and our nation is resolved to act now.


World leaders back Biden G7 call for more economic stimulus | Financial Times


President Biden held a virtual summit on climate change with 40 world leaders on in April on Earth Day, including all of the major economies and a number of extremely vulnerable countries, such as Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Marshall Islands. As the first major diplomatic conference of the Biden administration, this summit positioned climate change as a top geopolitical priority for the United States.


Climate change poses an existential threat.

Responding to this threat offers great opportunities.


Every sector of the economy can spur innovation, unleash new possibilities, drive competitiveness, and cut air, land, and water pollution. The targets builds on leadership from mayors, county executives, governors, tribal leaders, businesses, faith groups, cultural institutions, health care organizations, investors, and communities who have worked together tirelessly to ensure sustained progress in reducing pollution in the United States. Building on and benefiting from that foundation, America’s 2030 target picks up the pace of emissions reductions in the United States, while supporting existing goals to create a carbon-free power sector by 2035 and net zero emissions economy by 2050. The U.S. federal, state, local, and tribal governments have many tools available to work with civil society and the private sector to mobilize investment to meet these goals while supporting a strong economy.

President Biden Sets 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target Aimed at Creating Good-Paying Union Jobs and Securing U.S. Leadership on Clean Energy Technologies | The White House


Solar & Wind Are Now The Lowest Cost Energy Resources


The targets prioritizes American workers. Meeting the 2030 emissions target will create millions of good-paying, middle class, union jobs – line workers who will lay thousands of miles of transmission lines for a clean, modern, resilient grid; workers capping abandoned wells and reclaiming mines and stopping methane leaks; autoworkers building clean, efficient, electric vehicles and the charging infrastructure to support them; engineers and construction workers expanding carbon capture and green hydrogen to forge cleaner steel and cement; and farmers using cutting-edge tools to make American soil the next frontier of carbon innovation.

President Biden Sets 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target Aimed at Creating Good-Paying Union Jobs and Securing U.S. Leadership on Clean Energy Technologies | The White House


CLEAN ZERO EMISSION ELECTIC VEHICLES

The Transportation of the Future is Here

Solar Forest Charging Station for Electric Vehicles (designboom.com)




China Leads The World In Renewable Energy

& Has A Plan To Widen Their Lead With Decisive & Expeditious Action

China’s 13th 5 Year Plan for Energy – The Diplomat


China’s Leaders To Secure Supply Chains and Boost Self-Sufficiency in Agriculture, Energy, Technology, and Industry.


In a speech to the Party’s Central Economic and Financial Working Group in April 2020, President Xi called for building “independent, controllable, secure, and reliable supply chains to ensure industrial and national security with access to at least one alternative source for important products.”


President Xi said China should “use existing global dependencies on China as a counterweight to pressures to shift manufacturing out of China” and “use the pull of China’s market to attract global resources and deepen global dependence on China.”


Xi also called for developing and leveraging control of “core technologies”—in sectors such as high speed rail, telecommunications and power equipment, and new energy, localizing technology and critical production in China.

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: A First Look (congress.gov)


G7 backs Biden infrastructure plan to rival China’s belt and road initiative | G7 | The Guardian




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