"Update, March 3, 2016: Since this post was originally published, the heat wave has continued. As of Thursday morning, it appears that average temperatures across the Northern Hemisphere have breached the 2 degrees Celsius above “normal” mark for the first time in recorded history, and likely the first time since human civilization began thousands of years ago.* That mark has long been held (somewhat arbitrarily) as the point above which climate change may begin to become "dangerous" to humanity. It's now arrived—though very briefly—much more quickly than anticipated. This is a milestone moment for our species. Climate change deserves our greatest possible attention."

That two degree temperature jump according to scientists is already here. Plus that's two degrees Celsius, the average world wide temperature rise. The truth is, in regions that we need to maintain reflective snow ice cover, our worlds air conditioning unit, those temperature increases could be as high at 10 degrees Celsius. That creates a melted non reflective world heat absorbing hot spot which will unfreeze all those billions of heat trapping gases stored in the permafrost and under in the ocean shelves. Once those methane hydrates are released it sets up non stop multipling methane gas releases and it game over for our species. and there won't be a thing we can do to stop it.

CANADA'S contribution to our overheating planet? Good question is Canadian's are developing the TAR Sands when scientist tell us its worse than coal when used. Plus all of the oil extracted is going to the world market where its sold to the highest bidder and BIG OIL keeps ALL the profits, so we can't even say we're protecting national energy concerns. And who pays for the increased cancers and neurological damage for those living in the area, poisoned by more than 100 chemicals used in extraction. And who buries the thousand of wildlife poisoned by the extraction process that's leaked into the rivers, lakes and ground water.

The oil people, especially the bought and paid for right wing crow about the harm to our economy if we shut down the Tar Sands. Harm the Canadian economy? How about harm to our overheating planet. How about harming our country. The oil sands uses more fresh water in its extraction than all the six million citizens consume in a year in Toronto area. This water is then poisoned beyond recovery, permanently, with over 100 chemicals.The result this poisoned water is now stored in above ground holding ponds that are leaking this poison into the ground water , poisoning everything from Ft McMurray to the Arctic Circle.

Ground water isn't the only form of pollution, Pollution gas releases by just company operating in the Tar Sands. Air releases of combined gases without volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by Syncrude Canada in 2005 were 129,741,321 (kg) in total, including ammonia (4,302,361 kg), sulphuric acid (1,129,425 kg), xylene (501,461 kg), etc. The company was also ranked as having the seventh highest air releases of combined gases (without VOC) in Canada in 2005.

Then comes the refining process making this chemical sludge into a saleable oil product, that's only after it has been pushed through thousands of miles of pipeline , where this abrassive corrosive chemical concoction will eventually wear through the pipline walls and cause further environmental damage.

Then there's the shipping of this product on the high seas in container ships, that could break up for numerous reasons and when this product finally reaches the market to be used, it's more polluting than coal.

What's the new Trump regime answer to climate change? It doesn't exist, in fact it's now taboo to even mention the words 'climate warming' in the US government under this pro fossil fuel group.

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Legend 1 week 1 day ago
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Bill O'Rielly is out at Fox News. Another clean living Republican caught up in a sex scandel.

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zapdam 1 week 21 hours ago
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Legend

The righteous right are such phonies. Few years ago there was a horrible double murder involving a woman named Susan Smith. Susan had initially claimed her car with her two young toddlers had been hijacked by a blackman. Later it was found Susan had killed her own kids 14 months and 4 years, by driving her car into a lake and drowning them.

Mr.Beverley Russell, a former member of the executive committee of the South Carolina Republican Party and a member of the Christian Coalition and step father of Susan Smith, read aloud from a letter he had written to Mrs. Smith in jail in which he said that his "heart breaks for what I have done to you."

What this righteous republican Christian Coalition member had done was rape Susan Smith from her early teens up to the time she had killed her kids. No doubt this had damaged her psychologically but that was never taken into account during her trial, she received life. Perhaps at least one of those kids she killed could have been by her step father. Believe it or not her rapist served no jail time for what he did.

http://www.lipstickalley.com/showthread.php/416964-Question-about-Susan-...

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article9203741.html

https://books.google.ca/books?id=EgI4BAAAQBAJ&pg=PT19&lpg=PT19&dq=susan+...

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Dianereynolds 1 week 6 hours ago
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Quote Legend:

Bill O'Rielly is out at Fox News. Another clean living Republican caught up in a sex scandel.

Were any cigars involved?

Legend 1 week 5 hours ago
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What is funny about it Diane is how self righteous and religious conservatives are yet they are the leaders in sex scandals. I am sure that you will miss your hypocritical Bill O'Reilly. While impeaching Clinton several Republican Congressmen and Senators (including speaker of the house, Newt Ginrich) had to resign because of sex scandels. Kind of took the air out of the impeachment trial.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_political_sex_scandals_in_...

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zapdam 1 week 4 hours ago
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Dianne another right wing Fox hero of yours Glenn Beck ,in 1994 used to sit around contemplating suicide by shooting himself while listening to Kurt Cobain.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Beck

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gumball 1 week 3 hours ago
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Unfortunately there are no shortages of hypocrites anywhere, regardless of their politics.

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zapdam 1 week 1 hour ago
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gumball, i'm afraid your right wingers don't get off that easy. The right wing you so love, is riddled with sexual perversion as admitted by your hero's O'Reilly, Trump, Roger Ailes. The rest seem to thrive on wargasm, nastiness, greed, and selfishness. That kind of makes you one of them, gumbo, an inhuman despicable person. You should date DianneReynolds, two peas in a pod.

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zapdam 1 week 1 hour ago
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Diannereynolds our righteous right winger, who looks the other way when her heroes Trump, Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly get caught as rapists and sexual deviants. As to your comment " were any cigars involved", Dianne that sex act if it existed was consensual, unlike the right wing sex predators you so admire. Being a woman Dianne , you should be ashamed of yourself.

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zapdam 1 week 1 hour ago
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Well if nothing else racist hatred for a blackman in the whitehouse, made the republicans and their supporters show their true colors. The racist right wing flag ship hate filled TV channel Fox news, has now finally been outed for what they really are, a bunch of old hateful sexual peverts. Old Rupert Murdoch is pushing 85, so he's not long for this world, thank goodness, he's caused an enough damage in this world to satisfy lucifer himself and hopefully he'll spend an eternity keeping him company.

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Dianereynolds 6 days 23 hours ago
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Sorry Mr. dam and bore ass woman hater. You never heard me say a good thing about the pompous ass Bill O'Reilly and as I have mentioned many times here, Glenn Beck lost his mind about eight years ago.

I think he experienced the same mental problems after the election of Obama that you twits are now feeling about President Trump. Take a snapshot of Beck and then look in the mirror.

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zapdam 6 days 3 hours ago
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"Woman hater" , in that you mean right wing wack job woman hater you're right on that that. But that's not hating women, just crazed vicious selfish mean spirited right wing women AND you fall in that category Dianne.

Legend 4 days 4 hours ago
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Iheart Radio (formerly Clear Channel) is about to declare bankruptcy. Say they cannot compete with streaming and podcasts. I say a lot to do with their programming choices. The public can only handle so much right wing brain washing.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/iheartradio-parent-warns-it-may-not-sur...

Got to admit that I am helping them along by listening to podcasts only. But my reason is it is the only way to get what I want to listen to, when I want to listen to it.

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zapdam 3 days 22 hours ago
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Legend in with you on that. I only listen to podcasts, the lying frivolous US news ,brought to us by the six corporate media empires owned by the robber barons ,make me visibly sick. RT new until they started their overt propaganda supporting Trump, was my main source of visual news. Even our beloved Canadian CBC financed with our tax dollars, have turned into a right of centre corporate propaganda tool of the Canadian establishment. Podcast save me from despair and I help save them with my money.

Legend 3 days 21 hours ago
#14

I down load Thoms radio show and use Itunes for Rachael Maddow, David Axlerod,

Bill Maher, Bernie Sanders, Meet the Press and other random podcasts. Itunes is all free.

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Ou812 2 days 21 hours ago
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Zapdam wishes he were a woman hater...actually he's more of a self hater. He only wishes he had a woman to hate or love or something. He has a large selection of "blow up" woman, not the terrorist type of "blow up" woman, but the kind you have to blow up with a bicycle pump. Sitting around all day in your underwear typing out hate is strenuous work. Old Zap needs some time to unwind with some of his "ladies".

Legend 2 days 18 hours ago
#16

Hate to say it, this site has degenerated to nothing. With all of the complaints nothing has been done. Long time listener, abandonning your site.

Coalage3 1 day 25 min ago
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At least that's one thing I agree with Legend about.

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