It takes only two things to keep people in chains: The ignorance of the oppressed and the treachery of their leaders.
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President Trump famously called global warming a “Chinese hoax.” That was his excuse to substitute politics for science, denying the opinions of the vast majority of climatologists, and pulling America out of the Paris climate accords.

Many Trump followers, and Trump’s protector of our environment, EPA head Scott Pruitt, tell you human influenced climate change is not real.

They tell you a series of lies:

  1. CO2 is not actually increasing.
  2. Anyway, even if it is increasing, there is no warming.
  3. Anyway, even if there is warming, it is due to natural causes.
  4. Anyway, the impact of continued greenhouse gas emissions will be minor.
  5. Anyway, even if humans are causing global warming, the changes will be beneficial
  6. Anyway, even if the changes are harmful, humans are good at adapting to changes
  7. Anyway, it’s too late or too expensive to do anything about it
  8. Anyway, a technological fix is bound to come along when we really need it
  9. Anyway, Donald Trump, the Republicans, the Koch brothers, and right-wing think tanks say the whole thing is a hoax — a Chinese hoax.

The first eight are false, with #9 being laughable were it not so infuriating.

We won’t go into the science discussions since they are widely available online. Instead, we’ll bring to your attention the latest hints about the “Chinese hoax,” what has arrived, and what is coming:

We all have read about this “1000-year-storm,” that probably will repeat soon:

Harvey aftermath: Death toll rises; so do the floodwaters
With countless Houstonians still awaiting rescue, Tropical Depression Harvey devoured another Texas city.

The unrelenting storm unleashed its wrath on a wide swath east of Houston, leaving thousands stranded in flooded homes and forcing the evacuation of a nursing facility and even an emergency shelter where residents had sought refuge.

“Our whole city is underwater right now but we are coming!” Port Arthur Mayor Derrick Freeman posted Wednesday on Facebook. “If you called, we are coming. Please get to higher ground if you can, but please try (to) stay out of attics.”

But did you know about this one?

Devastating monsoon rains affect 41 million people

Unusually heavy monsoon rains over the last several weeks have killed over 1,000 people across India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. In all, over 41 million people have suffered the direct impact of the rain.

Already deeply impoverished rural communities have been devastated as landslides and rising waters have taken away homes — as well as people.

The most recent city hit is Mumbai, India’s financial center, parts of which are under several feet of water. On Tuesday, traffic in parts of the city came to a near total halt, schools were closed, and the city’s largest hospital was partially flooded.

On both sides of the earth, we see unusually violent storms, and this promises to be only a taste of what is coming at us.

We can ignore it or we can begin to deal with it, as nearly every other nation on earth already has begun.

Our President wants to protect us from the “dangers” of Mexicans, Muslims, and transgenders. He wants to build a wall and to deport “criminal” children who have lived here peacefully for many years, all in the name of national security.

You protect your kids with seat belts; you tell them not to talk to strangers; you don’t let them play in a busy street or play outside when there is lightning, and you make sure they come home safely at night.

But, the real danger to all of our children, grandchildren, the real danger to our security and indeed to all of humanity, does not come from Mexicans, or Muslims, or lightning.

The real danger to you and all of us comes from global warming, and from the politicians who have been bribed to deny it.

Look around you. Windstorms, melting ice, “100-year” floods, droughts, famine, disease and the disappearance of species all have worsened and only will continue to worsen.  But big business, and those who are bribed by big business, want us to ignore the obvious.

Politicians obey two things: Money and votes. If you have money, support politicians who will help fight global warming. And tell your political representatives your vote will go to those who wish to save your children and the world.

Day by day, inch by inch, the politicians endanger our children. To allow global warming is child abuse.

These are your children and grandchildren Trump is risking. Fight for them.

If all that is happening around you doesn’t make you angry, what will?

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

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