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Preparing for disaster is wise advice. Attention to scientific understanding can also help us reduce the risk of disasters that are part of global warming.
"The potential future effects of global climate change include more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought in some regions and an increase in the number, duration and intensity of tropical storms." http://climate.nasa.gov/effects
" Humans have increased atmospheric CO2 concentration by a third since the Industrial Revolution began. Humans have increased atmospheric CO2 concentration by a third since the Industrial Revolution began. This is the most important long-lived "forcing" [cause] of climate change." http://climate.nasa.gov/causes
Burning oil, coal and natural gas, the three fossil fuels, is the greatest cause of overheating of the planet, and the droughts, heat waves, fires, floods, increased intensity of storms and storm surges and acid oceans. Clean technology, solar, wind, geothermal, electric battery and smart grid technology with energy saving methodology can take care of all our energy needs at less than the cost of today's fuel, after and initial development phase. We need to stop investing in fossil fuel, and begin the transition to safe energy.
Now, taxpayers pay for the effects of burning fossil fuel, the spills, the military protection of sources, the flood insurance, the higher energy prices. We need to charge a fee for selling fossil fuels that equals those costs, a carbon fee, and return the revenue to the public. Then clean energy could develop and take over, also giving us the advantage of making our own power. Start a chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby, get a carbon tax passed, and reduce the risk of disaster. http://www.citizensclimatelobby.org/
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