22 APRIL 2020 – EARTH It’s Time to Call Rising Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere and Oceans What We Ought Be Calling It: A GLOBAL EMERGENCY!

Never before in the history of humans inhabiting the earth have “greenhouse gases”, – the residuals of fossil fuel burning reached the levels in the atmosphere that they have currently reached. These gases transform our Sun’s radiant energy into heat. Then earth’s gravitational force holds that heat close to the earth’s surface – it does not simply dissipate off into space.

The results have been the in for quite some time now: warmer average annual global temperatures , warmer ocean waters, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, shrinking Arctic ice cap and loss of Antarctic ice shelves, more and larger icebergs, Greenland ice sliding into ocean, in the temperate and tropic zones, a growing, numbers of heat wave deaths, worse storms, flooding, drought, fires.

This is just the beginning of more disastrous consequences of the human race’s burning of huge amounts of fuels created over billions of years in just 300 years, starting at the time of the Industrial Revolution. Economists call these consequences “external costs”. Ecologists imply say there is no such thing as a free lunch when it comes to exploitation of the earth’s resources.

We need to all face the facts. Nine billion human beings, along with many more animals scattered throughout the planet, are sitting on a ticking time bomb called the earth. Global warming will ultimately cause more death and destruction than the Coronavirus, the Plague, and all the wars and “natural” disasters in earth’s long history, combined.

But because the fuse for the catastrophic ending that global warming will bring about (unless we take the necessary steps to turn things around now) is slow burning and our so-called leaders of the world and their brigade of “yes people” act as though they remain unaware of what scientists have been predicting for decades.


Published by Mike Neuman

Identical twin; Long-time advocate of protection of our environment; Married; Father to three sons; Grandfather to one granddaughter; Born and raised in Wisconsin; Graduate of University of Wisconsin; post graduate degrees in agricultural economics and Water Resources Management fro UWMadison; Former School Crossing Guard for City of Madison; Bike to Work for 31 years with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Retired from DNR in 2007; Biked to school crossing guard site 2 X daily for 7 years retiring in 2019; in addition to being an advocate of safeguarding our environment, I am also an advocate for humane treatment of animal, children, and people in need of financial resource for humane living. I am presently a Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Madison, Wisconsin. I oppose all long (>500 miles) distance travel (via fossil fuel burning) for nonessential purposes and all ownership of more than one home. I am opposed to militarism in any form particularly for the purpose of monetary gain. I am a Strong believer in people everywhere having the right to speak their minds openly, without any fear of reprisal, regarding any concerns; especially against those in authority who are not acting for the public good?in a timely fashion and in all countries of the world not just the U S.. My identical twin, Pat, died in June 2009. He was fired from his job with the National Weather Service despite having a long and successful career as a flood forecaster with the Kansas City National Weather Service. He took a new position in the Midwest Regional Office in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, Pat’s work for the NWS went sour after he began to see the evidence for concern about rising global temperatures shortly after relocating to Minneapolis, and how they appeared to effect of flooding on the Red River that flows out of Canada before entering the U.S. in North Dakota. . Pat and I conversed on a regular basis with other scientists on the Yahoo Group named “Climate Concern “ and by personal email. The NWS denied his recommendation to give his public presentation o n his research at the “Minneapolis Mall of America” in February 2000, which deeply affected h,im. I will h He strongly believed the information ought be shared with the public to which I concurred. That was the beginning of the vendetta against my brother, Patrick J. Neuman, for speaking strongly of the obligations the federal government was responsible for accurately informing the citizenry. A way great similar response to my raising the issue of too many greenhouse gases being emitted by drivers of vehicles on Wisconsin highway system, my immediate supervisors directed: “that neither global warming, climate change nor the long term impacts upon the natural resources of Wisconsin from expansion of the state highway system were to be any part of my job requirements, and that I must not communicate, nor in a memorandum to all the bureau, shall any person who works in the same bureau I do communicate with me, neither verbally on the phone, by email.

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