Harmful carbon pollution levels have surpassed 408 ppm according to recent research from a trusted and knowledgeable international source. IPCC is now warning that at our current pace global warming may reach 5 degree celsius increase in the next 20 to 30 years or more than double the Paris Agreement’s limits to ensure our safety, health, wellness and prosperity.
As so many members to the IPCC fail to exhibit political will to accomplish progress, it is important to fight forward and educate policymakers and decision makers at all levels of government along the way regarding obstacles to critical and urgent progress to mitigate life and loss.
For example, the 2017 Harvard research, which is considered current, that evidenced increases in deaths from smog failed to mention the fact that their measurements and data where entirely inaccurate and incomplete due to the fact that they relied exclusively on satellite surveillance and measurements when it is now known that satellite technology at present cannot measure harmful carbon emissions near tall buildings in city centers where of course much of the emissions are located as well as near mountains and in valleys where methane leaks occur as well as other carbon emissions.
In my recent work with NOAA, I was felt compelled to formally complain regarding how poorly the current air quality program to better forecast and to better mitigate extreme weather events is functioning.
Among other abuses and misuses, the program failed to update me with a formal letter on the status of a merit-based submission to improve this realm to better forecast weather and to mitigate intensity as well as frequency of extreme weather events that numbered 10 in the US alone in 2017 with each costing over USD 1 billion. Comparatively, earmarking 1.5 million is ineffective and inadequate at present levels in this climate.
It took three weeks of writing letters and making phone calls to receive this update. The government shutdown in December slowed the process as well as ongoing vacations for limited staff in a crucial and urgent national security realm.
Furthermore, due to conflicts of interest and checks and balances, these programs should exclude defense industry employees and agencies from procuring contracts on grounds of civil law, fair play and sound, scientific objective independence.
And the room of de facto decision makers agreed with rousing applause, no emissions, no offence...
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