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I run across vastly more relevant or interesting articles than I can possibly post, let alone read as carefully as they deserve. This is in regards to climate change alone!

I was about to post several articles over the last few days, but can't find enough time in the day. On the other hand, I tell myself, does it really matter, if we are indeed headed toward extinction in the very near future?

That fate now seems to me inevitable, given the innumerable known and unknown variables and obstacles involved. Still, I would like to end whatever years I (we) may have left, living a productive and helpful life for those around me, which includes my immediate family as well as fellow Homo sapiens, not to mention other forms of life on earth. I also try to keep my mind open at least a sliver for some magic bullet we have yet to see, even on the horizon...

By making clear as I can the magnitude and urgency of the wall in front of us, perhaps at least a few others will be encouraged to reevaluate their values and lives, and how they relate to those around them, knowing we are all living on death row (as of course we have been since birth). Dr. Guy McPherson encourages us to "live a life of urgency," and as much as I respect that position, I personally prefer to live a life of relative inner peace (this may be just semantics, as Guy advocates working on love and justice too)--I've had too much urgency already, along with insanity. With inner peace, I include kindness, speaking truth and truth only, and helping broadcast messages from those I consider more evolved or aware humans. This is one of those posts.

I came upon the articulate, knowledgeable Dr. Peter Carter just this morning, and his forty-minute-or-so talk preempted other things I had in mind. With that, I copy this from Peter's public platform, Climate Change Emergency Medical Response click here:

This web-based global-warming & climate-change emergency project was started by Dr Peter Carter and Julie Johnston, both of British Columbia Canada, in the run up to the big 2009 Copenhagen climate summit conference. It was also to support James Hansen's 2008 public statement (after the big 2007 record drop in Arctic summer sea ice) that the world was in a state of planetary emergency.

Peter is a retired MD with past experience in environmental health protection policy development. Julie is a consultant in adult-sustainability education (Greenheart Education).

With the failure of the Copenhagen Climate Conference and the obstruction by some big-economy industrialized nations to make a new UN agreement in compliance with the 1992 UN climate convention, it became even more important to have a strong well-informed professional global voice on the planetary climate-change emergency - which is still being ignored.

In 2016 with no new strong binding treaty (the 2015 Paris Agreement has only non-binding 'intended' national-emissions targets and no agreed measures), all plans are for continued fossil-fuel world energy dominance.

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