Climate Emergency Essential Links         updated October 25, 2019

I. Introduction

Light overview:

If not now, when?

Beyond the debate:

Look up your favorite alternative facts about the climate emergency:

II. Fossil fuels are a primary cause of climate change.


The Fossil Fuel Argument: [2 minutes]

Observation:
Correlation:

Causation:

Walk through of the science:

Existential Threat - Methane:

III. Economics

A. Cost Burden

Property owners incur financial costs in property damage and relocation. They can also suffer personal injury and loss of life.

Taxpayers bear relief costs through Federal, State and Local assistance. Preventative costs include mitigation (e.g. sea walls and levees), conservation efforts, and flood insurance.

Businesses loose revenue when they are disrupted due to storm damage.

Insurance companies have complex cost management structures whereby they sometimes benefit and sometimes take loses from property damage. Insurance costs rise for property owners and businesses.


B. Electric Power

Electric power can be transitioned to alternatives without significant costs using current technology. Emerging technologies are able to greatly reduce the use of gasoline in vehicles. It will be more difficult to move away from heating with natural gas and oil, but instead can be mitigated with improved thermal management.


A Bridge Backward? The Financial Risks Of The "Rush To Gas" In The US Power Sector

Annual summary cost analysis:

IV. Effects of Climate Change

Climate change information was removed from the EPA website by the Trump administration to censor science. Many EPA staff scientists were also purged. This is a snapshot archived by the EPA. You are not supposed to know about this - doubleplus ungood.


The following report by the U.S. Army determined that Americans could face blackouts, disease, thirst, starvation and war. The study found that the U.S. military itself might also collapse. The two most prominent scenarios in the report focus on the risk of a collapse of the power grid within "the next 20 years," and the danger of disease epidemics.


Weather:
Disease:
Food and Water Scarcity:
Climate Refugees: