Climate Change United States Government

The Oligarchy of Climate Change

Antarctica, melting

The true horrors of climate change caused by the Fossil Fuel Industry is almost never mentioned on Corporate Media. Yet it is an industry that is putting us at extraordinary risk. The media is hiding this from us.

First, and what is not well ingrained in our current social conscience, is that climate change is an almost unimaginable threat to the survival of the human race and this planet.
We could eventually see a collapse of social structure and order. We’ll get to the reasons for that in a bit.

We need to start with understanding three intertwined realities! Climate change, money in politics, and the media. The fate of the vast majority of humans on this planet rests in hands of a powerful few.

It’s important to first understand the relationship between Washington politicians and legislatively powerful entities such as oil companies. Corporations are allowed to contribute unlimited amounts of money to the campaigns of pro-oil politicians who will then vote in favor of pro-oil legislation. The oil companies therefore become even wealthier and have even more power over our elected officials. It has become a self-perpetuating circle of favors. Our government is greased by corruption and has become nothing more than the strong-arm of the oligarchy.

The Media is also controlled by Wall Street, the Oil Companies and the United States Military Industrial Complex, which are comprised of this planet’s wealthiest and most powerful people.

MSNBC, CNN, FOX, NYT therefore have a vested interest in protecting that wealth and power. They do this by misleading us or systematically and intentionally withholding information from us that threatens that wealth and power.

There are two main causes of climate change. One is the burning of fossil fuels. And equally responsible are the greenhouse gas emissions caused by animal agriculture and meat consumption. And we will eventually dedicate an entire series of podcasts to the planetary climate change effects from humanities horrific industrial farming practices.

To be clear, we are at a pivotal moment where it may become impossible to reverse the effects of climate change. The ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic are melting at an alarming rate. They are white and therefore reflect the warming infrared rays of the sun. As they grow smaller, not only do they reflect less light, but the newly exposed dark areas absorb sunlight. This will be the cause of an exponential warming of the planet.Projections are for sea levels nearly 200 feet higher than today in some areas; enough to submerge an 18 story building.

Also, climate change is caused by Carbon which easily solidifies in water. This is leading to the acidification of our oceans. This increasing acidity threatens the existence of all ocean life and oxygen producing green algae. And then there’s drought and ensuing famine.

img_1396Drought stricken ground in Northern Africa

For example, the Himalayan mountains’ glaciers supply one third of India and almost a half billion people with fresh water. The photo below is of the Himalayan mountains’ glacial run off as it supplies India with fresh water. These glaciers are melting at an even higher rate than scientists had predicted even just a few years ago and that source of fresh water may dry up in as little as 50 years. A photo taken then will look quite different.

img_1398Himalayan Mountains

Drought, famine and extreme weather conditions will force humanity to migrate to the ever shrinking parts of the planet that are still habitable. There is increasing resistance to the few million refugees entering Europe recently, but that pales when we realize that mass migrations North of people from stricken parts of this planet will number in the hundreds of millions.

Some models show that in less than three decades, industrial civilization may essentially collapse due to catastrophic food shortages and widespread famine triggered by a combination of climate change, water scarcity, and an ensuing political instability. Drought and famine will cause unimaginable war and disease. It could be the beginning of a complete disintegration of complex human social structures.
People do terrible things when confronted with the instinct to survive.

Something else that corporate media won’t tell people, is that as of recently, renewable energy is less expensive to produce than energy produced using nuclear, oil or coal.
A simple Google search on renewable vs nonrenewable energy costs verifies this.

Considering that the United States is largely responsible for the high carbon levels now in our atmosphere, it is us that should lead the world in undoing it. So yes, there’s a Corporate media blackout on climate change. We need to do everything we can by talking about it with friends and on social media. We can also support the efforts of Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein who are leading the way in renewable energy policy proposals.

What we have now is a Trump administration and a corporate-controlled media that will consistently put the interests and profits of large oil companies ahead of the welfare of this planet and its people.

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2 comments

  1. Could not agree more. Industrial animal farming is not only putting harmful methane into the atmosphere, but it is morally wrong! We should be ashamed of the way we treat farm animals here and around the world. Humans do not have the right to eat animals anymore – our Karma has run our! (I hope that is understandable.) We would not treat our precious cats and dogs that way, and we as humans would not want to be treated this way (and sadly the US did treat humans this way!) Great article. I will stop now before I rant on some more. To all who care, read “The Jungle,” by Upton Sinclair. It shows the US corporation mistreatment of animals as well as human beings.Peace. 😀

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