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https://twitter.com/Charles_Lister/status/849732093101961217 Airstrikes on Syrian (and pro-Iran ?) positions in SW Syria. (Proberbly by Israel ?) see also http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-05/assad-crossed-many-many-lines-trump-signals-imminent-change-syria-policy


DJ: Russia-Iran-China may consider the US policy as an offensive to "make america great again". Without clear plans from "the west" this only brings more war. Every ten minutes a child dies in the (US) war in Yemen (against Iran (and China) without western support IS would not exist. IS is a danger for Russia-Iran-China and is meant to be a weapon against them. When Trump follows Obama in supporting "moderate head-choppers" R-I-C will have left no other option to fight these ("pro-western) terrorists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqIoxjgIf0Q Israeli News Live; Trump is following the Bush-line of regimechange in several countries. 

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https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201704061052346294-syria-double-blow/ Turkey is "expanding its borders inside Syria".

In Syria a new offensive is started by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and "russian speaking fighters" https://twitter.com/NeilPHauer/status/849905297460142081. (DJ) Russia, Iran, Syria will increase efforts to gain grounds as much as possible in the short term. NATO forces are already inside Syria; US, French troops in eastern Syria with Kurdish fighters in the Raqqa-region. UK special forces also involved ? Turkish troops are fighting Kurdish groups in northern Syria. Several NATO countries, KSA, Israel have aircraft in the region. 

US is preparing large scale troop movements from near Beirut-Lebanon and Aqaba-Jordan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIm98J2czb0 (Israeli News Live) Also in Jordan there are already several thousend US, UK etc troops. US and Turkey are expanding airfields inside Syria. 

If Russia accepts this they loose their position in the Middle East. They are proberbly preparing reaction-plans, "red lines" . 

http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/20283/Explosions-reported-near-several-Hizballah-positions-in-Syria More or less confirmation of Israeli airstrikes in Syria last night. 
(JD) Debka claims Russia is giving Israel (and the US) "room to attack inside Syria" (both Hizbollah and SAA targets. ) I (DJ) think they have it very wrong. Russia has done so much to get its position in Syria, Iran wants to protect shia-muslems and a connection to Lebanon. Russia, Iran, Syria will not allow US/Israel actions when they can stop it. 

On http://www.defconwarningsystem.com/phpBB3/ there is a discussion about the possibility of "limited war" between the US and Russia (or Israel and Iran ?). CHinese leader Xi is visiting the US these days. Proberbly that could stop escalations for the moment. Unless North Korea does it nuclear test. 
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Israeli News Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQO48b6JOzg (Israel is getting ready for war against (pro) Iran (forces) )


Russia will not accept US taking over Syria. https://already-happened.com/ message 1 US misiles strike Syria, message 2 UK troops in Estonia. 


DJ: First indications suggest the US is moving into Syria to get rid of Assad. Russia and Iran will react one way or the other. China president Xi visiting the US may consider these attacks as an insult. 


https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/3621 (SuperStation95 has now learned that TWO Syrian air bases were attacked by US Cruise Missiles.  History records that 100 years ago TODAY (April 6, 1917) The United States entered World War One.  Many are now wondering if we have just entered World War Three? https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/3619

Pepe Escobar: The Russian S-400s in Syria could have easily disabled those lumbering Tomahawks.

The order came from above – and they didn’t.

The Pentagon gave Moscow the heads up because they knew what was at stake.

So Moscow decided to back off - in exchange of SOMETHING every one of the key players is mum about.

The Tomahawk show was the Pentagon way of smashing the credibility of the Russian Ministry of Defense – which explained the “chemical attack” was actually the result of the bombing of a secret Jabhat al-Nusra warehouse manufacturing sarin gas.

Now the Russian Ministry of Defense is naked.

There will be a response.

Not now. A few moves later in the game. https://www.facebook.com/pepe.escobar.77377

(DJ; Russia may get "room" in the Ukraine ?)


http://www.defconwarningsystem.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9174

At this time, we are holding at DEFCON 5. We continue to monitor, and are waiting to see what Russia will do.

Although Russia has stated that this represents and escalation, we do not believe that this will be more than a minor incident. We do believe Russia will do something, but may be more on the diplomatic front rather than militarily.

We do not believe there is any cause for undue public concern at this time.

We will continue to monitor and report as necessary throughout the night.


(DJ: The US informed Russia about the coming strikes. Russia had a chance to move their personal from the airfield(s). Pepe Escobar suggests that there was a deal with Russia and for that reason Russia did not shoot down the US cruise misiles.)


https://sputniknews.com/politics/201704071052385096-usa-no-contact-moscow-syria-attack/">https://sputniknews.com/politics/201704071052385096-usa-no-contact-moscow-syria-attack/

When Moscow was not informed the situation is "very bad" (DJ). https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201704071052388059-daesh-us-strike-syria/">https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201704071052388059-daesh-us-strike-syria/ Did the US coordinate the attacks with IS ??????

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From David Wasdell of the  Apollo-Gaia Project;
“It is with the utmost concern that we draw your attention to the fundamental methodological flaw in the determination of the value of Climate Sensitivity that is embedded in the Summary for Policymakers of the Scientific Workgroup of the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC. The error was replicated in the Reports of Workgroups 2 and 3 and carried forward into the Synthesis Report. It has been used as the given basis for every subsequent publication. Our radical analysis of Climate Dynamics has generated a new and robust value of “Earth System Sensitivity” which has profound implications for:

• The relationship between temperature change and cumulative carbon emissions.
• The calculation of “available carbon budget”.
• The evaluation of the INDCs.
• The terms of reference of COP21 in Paris (30 November – 11 December 2015).
• The future global strategy for climate stabilisation.”


https://robertscribbler.com/2017/04/26/key-heat-trapping-gas-crosses-410-parts-per-million-threshold-highest-level-in-past-5-20-million-years/

These levels now correspond with the Miocene Climate Epoch when seas were 120 to 190 feet higher than today and when global temperatures ranged from 3 to 5 degrees Celsius hotter than preindustrial averages.

Record Rates of Accumulation

These new records come following two years of record rates of atmospheric CO2 accumulation. According to NOAA, carbon dioxide accumulated by 3.03 parts per million during 2015 and by 3.00 parts per million during 2016. These now represent the two fastest rates of carbon dioxide accumulation in the climate record to date. By comparison, the substantial warming at the end of the last ice age was accompanied by an approximate 0.01 part per million per year rate of CO2 increase averaged over 10,000 years.



When taking into account the many elements that are contributing to warming, a potential warming of 10°C (18°F) could take place, leading to rapid mass extinction of many species, including humans.

DJ: Eventhough human CO2 production is slowing down feedbacks are escalating. 
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The person behind this Zero Hedge article must be blind-thinking climate change is only a matter of CO2. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-04/global-warming-alarmism-goes-11-stephen-hawking-claims-climate-change-could-turn-ear


http://cci-reanalyzer.org/wx/fcst/#GFS-025deg.ARC-LEA.T2 Some parts of Greenland are above melting point. 

War:

In the "war for the Middle East" US may move south from Raqqa to get control over the Iraq/Syria, (border) Russia may move east from Palmyra.  https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-syria-on-july-5-2017-map-update/

EU-US relations: https://www.rt.com/op-edge/395270-us-german-relations-trump-russia/ US sanctions for EU companies working with Gazprom do not improve EU-US relations. 

DJ: There is a risk that the US will act on its own in South Korea before the G20-top/Putin-Trump meeting coming Friday in Hamburg Germany. This G20-top may result in forming aliences in several conflicts-not solutions. (Most likely the US will use cruisemissiles against several military targets in NK-China and Russia have had all the time to prepare for that-and in trying to "controll the conflict" may shoot most of the US missiles out of the sky (like Russia did in Syria). The messeage for the US will be: 1- Russia and China stand united on NK. 2-No actions on NK without Russia and China from anybody. 3-Russia/China have the capacity to shoot down US missiles-and do so when they think it is needed. 4-For NK the message is also clear; Russia and China can de-escalate but also could give the US the Okay to do "their thing". 

Major risks are; misinterpretation by the US-shooting down US missiles is not an attack on the US military. NK could "go wild" were Russia and China may need to do much more-worst case invade NK. 

Why would Russia and China react that way ? They want a multi-polar world with not only the US as the only superpower. Russia and China have a lot of reasons to see the US as an enemy; from US support for IS to selling weapons to Taiwan/South China Sea conflict, the trade/sanctions war. 

Russia and China are willing-proberbly-to go very far on actions against NK-wich they-as neighbours-consider a big risk. But they want the US to talk with them on equal bases. And also they would like the US to take away THAAD-stop military drills in SK etc. The US is not willing to consider Russia and China as equal. That is the basics of the conflicts. 

The G20 at best could provide openings for talks, peace etc. at worst they have failed before they started.)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi7UkaHeBv4 Dutchsinse warning for earthquakes in Montana-central and east-coast US after M5.8 quake near yellowstone. That quake was related to a M7 quake (wich was under-reported) in Northern Canada a few days ago. 
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-06/supervolcano-concerns-rise-after-montana-hit-strongest-earthquake-20-years  This quake may influence the Yellowstone volcano-but is related to other quakes-seismic-NOT volcanic. 


Korea:

https://southfront.org/trump-plans-pretty-severe-things-retaliation-north-korea/ After blaming China for not doing enough trump comes up with more words. The US may start losing allies when this is the best they can do. Maybe the Trump-Putin meeting tomorrow (Friday) in Hamburg Germany may bring some real solutions. Russia and China are not pleased with the US role in Korea. 

Middle East:

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/07/the-saudi-qatar-spat-qatar-and-iran-are-winning-while-mbz-and-mbs-lose-face-.html# The US did sell weapons to Saudi Arabia wich gave those weapons to "rebels" fighting Assad in Syria. Also Saudi Arabia used those weapons in Yemen, now even making threats against Qatar-the outcome is that the "saudi royals" are afraid to leave their country fearing a coup. 

Climate Change:

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http://robinwestenra.blogspot.nl/2017/08/wildfires-in-greenland.html?spref=fb


Watch the methane release in the Arctic and remember that the IPCC has never been right once on any political decision. As a political body, their politics sucks.

Their initial assessment of Methane (a political decision) was that it had a global warming potential of 21 times that of CO2 over 100 years.

They then revised that to 25 times that of CO2 over 100 years.

Recent Figures used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Methane’s Global Warming Potential (GWP) values for each ton of Methane are 34 times more than CO2 when viewed over a 100-year timeframe, and 86 times more over a 20-year timeframe, and 108 over a 10-year time frame.

34 over 100 years.
86 over 20 years
108 over 10 years
??? over 1 year

They do not stipulate what the GWP is for the first year or first five years it is in the atmosphere. They need to but refuse to do so, because the prospect is scary. If you look at the tremendous warming effect in the Arctic as Methane is released from the permafrost and the sea it would appear to be well over 200 but for the time being, we can estimate and just say 200.

The actual GWP value probably varies slightly based on other factors, like temperature, humidity and other gases in the air that offer competition for the same heat energy wavelengths.

The only good news about Methane is that its GWP diminishes over time relative to CO2 because methane stays in the atmosphere for only 10 to 12 years, whereas CO2 lingers for hundreds as long as it is in excess to nature.

If methane is credited with a 200 GWP and there is approximately two ppm of methane in the sky than the CO2 equivalent is up near 800 when the effects of Methane and CO2 (420 ppm) are combined. That is part of the reason why I expect to see far more rapid warming in the coming months.

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Hey, good news we will no longer worry about Climate Change if the little fat guy in NK nukes someone. We will have bigger problems than Climate Change.

Funny seems like one problem is solved by a bigger problem.
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"All glaciers in Iceland are retreating at an unprecedented pace," says geologist who has studied them for 30 years

http://news.trust.org/item/20170810060400-6ktw9/

and we have as President,a climate change DENIER
who is appointing people to high positions who are also deniers of climate change

good luck everyone
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Satori, maybe it is correct to say that at least Trump is open in his support of fossil fuel. Most other "leaders" claim they want change but do not act to their words. I do not expect miracles from politics-it is-at least for now-up to citizens to change things. 

Sharing information, education "at the grassroots" might be the best option for now. Fossil fuel is in power around the globe-citizens can try for smaller ecological footprints.
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"-up to citizens to change things. "



ummm
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about that

How America lost its mind – “A third of us believe not only that global warming is no big deal but that it’s a hoax perpetrated by scientists, the government, and journalists”

http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2017/08/how-america-lost-its-mind-third-of-us.html

NEVER underestimate the STUPIDITY of the American peopleLOL




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Satori, when I look at smoking and how not that long ago over 50% of the people smoked-it now has turned into a small group-I am optimistic.

Most people do not have such a large eco-footprint. A small group with a big eco-impact has to change. 

Steps are easy, less meat, less driving a car-also saves lots of money ! When it is also becoming the fashion things may change ! (But I do admit that that in itself is not enough. Political change is also needed ! Stupidity is widespread- but pioneers lead the way the flock may follow !)
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How Deeply Will Rising Temperatures Cut into Crop Yields?

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/21082017/rising-temperature-agriculture-crop-yields-climate-change-impact


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A sweeping study examining decades of research says that yields of the globe's most important crops—providing two-thirds of the world's calories—will plummet as temperatures rise.

For every degree Celsius that the Earth warms, corn yields will go down an average of 7.4 percent, according to the study, which focused on the effects of rising temperatures and did not directly examine other influences related to climate change.

Wheat yields similarly will drop by 6 percent on average for every degree Celsius that temperatures rise, rice yields by 3.2 percent, and soybean yields by 3.1 percent, according to the study."


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Exxon played us all on global warming, new study shows


http://mashable.com/2017/08/23/exxon-misled-public-global-warming-study-finds.amp


and who headed EXXON ?


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