FROG SYNDROME & GLOBAL WARMING

 

Climate change is not being taken seriously by local authority councils that should be leading the charge

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THEY'RE CATCHING ON - As we've been saying for years, those in trusted positions have become blinded by what they've been doing in the past, for so long, it is difficult for them to change, let alone appreciate that by doing nothing, the harm they are causing. That is of course how we've reached this crisis point. Children in schools see things more in black and white. They are prepared to compromise their education in order to save our elders from the dangerous climate change course they are on

 

Blinded by profits and the need for economic growth, those in trusted positions have been cannot understand that constant growth will lead to a burnt out planet. It does not help when planning officers tell councillors that they cannot challenge their legal department and that they must build more brick houses to fill the housing shortage. What the officers should be saying is that we need timber buildings to lock up carbon, and that they should be affordable. Town planners and other chiefs at Wealden are some of the embedded climate criminals that must be ousted.

 

On November 30, over 15,000 boys and girls went on strike from school in every capital city and over 20 regional centres across Australia. On March 15, they are going even bigger and inviting adults to join them in solidarity for a Global Climate Strike! We ask, should that not include every country in the world?

 

 

As the famous experiment shows us, the normal reaction to something that will kill you, is dulled so much by gradual change that the subject will fail to react in time, or at all, and die. It is much the same with politicians, the gradual rise in the earth's temperature (melting of ice, etc) will pass them by all the while they are profiting from the system that got them elected and there are no shouts of complaint.

 

The only way to get politicians elected who will take immediate action is to protest loudly and consistently, until such time as candidates will come forward who want to make the urgent changes that are needed, because the noise is so loud that politicians cannot stand it any longer..

 

 

 

BOILING FROG SYNDROME - This is why the politicians of today are unwilling to act to save their children and the planet. They are climate fools in not adjusting to changing circumstances until it (potentially) kills us all. Are we about to let that happen?

 

 

BOILING WATER EXPERIMENTS AND ANALYSIS

 

As part of advancing science, several experiments observing the reaction of frogs to slowly heated water took place in the 19th century. In 1869, while doing experiments searching for the location of the soul, German physiologist Friedrich Goltz demonstrated that a frog that has had its brain removed will remain in slowly heated water, but an intact frog attempted to escape the water when it reached 25 C.

Other 19th century experiments were purported to show that frogs did not attempt to escape gradually heated water. An 1872 experiment by Heinzmann was said to show that a normal frog would not attempt to escape if the water was heated slowly enough, which was corroborated in 1875 by Fratscher.

In 1888, Sedgwick said the apparent contradiction between the results of these experiments was a consequence of different heating rates used in the experiments: "The truth appears to be that if the heating be sufficiently gradual, no reflex movements will be produced even in the normal frog; if it be more rapid, yet take place at such a rate as to be fairly called 'gradual', it will not secure the response of the normal frog under any circumstances". Goltz had raised the temperature of the water from 17.5 C to 56 C in about ten minutes, or 3.8 C per minute, in his experiment, whereas Heinzmann heated the frogs over the course of 90 minutes from about 21 C to 37.5 C, a rate of less than 0.2 C per minute. In "On the Variation of Reflex Excitability in the Frog induced by changes of Temperature" (1882) William Thompson Sedgwick writes: "in one experiment by Scripture the temperature was raised at a rate of 0.002C per second, and the frog was found dead at the end of 2 hours without having moved."

Modern scientific sources report that the alleged phenomenon is not real. In 1995, Professor Douglas Melton, of the Harvard University Biology department, said, "If you put a frog in boiling water, it won't jump out. It will die. If you put it in cold water, it will jump before it gets hot - they don't sit still for you." Dr. George R. Zug, curator of reptiles and amphibians at the National Museum of Natural History, also rejected the suggestion, saying that "If a frog had a means of getting out, it certainly would get out."

In 2002 Dr. Victor H. Hutchison, Professor Emeritus of Zoology at the University of Oklahoma, with a research interest in thermal relations of amphibians, said that "The legend is entirely incorrect!" He described how a critical thermal maximum for many frog species has been determined by contemporary research experiments: as the water is heated by about 2 F, or 1.1 C, per minute, the frog becomes increasingly active as it tries to escape, and eventually jumps out if the container allows it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROG COUNCILS

 

Councils are bound by the tenets of the Climate Change Act 2008 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels. Our Government has given all local authorities until 2050 to achieve that goal. The Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 was the earlier legislation that instructed councils to encourage micro-generation. But so far Wealden (our target example) have carried on building more of the same houses that got us into this mess.

 

 

ACTION PLAN

 

What we need in an immediate block on the building of houses that do not incorporate energy harvesting features and charging points for electric cars.

 

 

G20 GLOBAL TWENTY COUNTRIES IN 2019 - ARE THEY AIMING TO TACKLE GLOBAL WARMING, OR IS IT MORE HOT AIR? THESE LEADERS ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM, WE NEED ACTION NOW, NOT ELECTION PROMISES

 

 

Argentinian Presidente Maurica Macri

 

ARGENTINA

 

Malcolm Turnbull

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Presidente Michel Temer

 

BRAZIL

 

Justin Trudeau

 

CANADA

 

Xi Jinping President China

 

CHINA

 

Donald Tusk

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Emmanuel Macron

 

FRANCE

 

Angela Merkel

 

GERMANY

 

Narendra Modi

 

INDIA

 

Joko Widodo

 

INDONESIA

 

Paolo Gentiloni

 

ITALY

 

Shinzo Abe

 

JAPAN

 

Enrique Pena Nieto

 

MEXICO

 

Vladimir Putin

 

RUSSIA

 

Ibrahim Abdelaziz Al-Assaf

 

SAUDI ARABIA

 

Jacob Zuma

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

Moon Jae-in

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

 

TURKEY

 

Theresa May

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

Donald Trump

 

UNITED STATES

 

 

ALL HANDS TO THE PUMPS - When it comes to climate change we all have to do our bit to halt global warming if we can. If we leave it to our local authorities we'll end up in bigger trouble. Why? Because they did not see it coming and they are still allowing the build of mansions that use heaps of energy that we cannot afford to burn. Councils suffer from Frog Syndrome, they will sit in the water that is being boiled until they die, taking down (potentially killing) their children and many other species on earth in the process. Fools yes, but more like homicidal maniacs in climate change terms.



COP 25 is expected to be held in November 2019 or January 2020. Notably, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are climate change deniers: making them potential climate criminals. They are more than happy to ride on the backs of those who will suffer from rising ocean levels and global temperature change. They are more interested in profiteering than sustainable growth for the planet as a whole. When food shortages begin to bite and oil prices drop as other countries bring the renewable energy online, they will be the ones to suffer. Our recommendation is to allow Russia and the USA to hang themselves from a fossil fuel gibbet. Making solar and wind energy cheaper will reduce the value of the climate terrorist's oil and coal reserves. China is doing the right thing investing in green technology. They are doing this despite their huge coal deposits. Well played Xi Jinping.

 

Wealden are no different to Trump and Putin. This council is allowing large numbers of houses to  be built locally, without any climate change features, and not an electric vehicle charging point in sight. In our view that makes Wealden's councillors and their executive officers guilty of global warming denial. They are guilty of a lot more than that, as supposed town planners they have failed to act in anticipation of the need for affordable and sustainable housing. That is why we have a housing shortage. Moreover, local MPs appear to be living in ignorance of such matters when they are supposed to provide Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with an effective administration. Wouldn't it be nice if the world is working together before her 100th birthday in 2026. What a present that would be for the head of the Commonwealth.

 

1995 COP 1, BERLIN, GERMANY
1996 COP 2, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
1997 COP 3, KYOTO, JAPAN
1998 COP 4, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
1999 COP 5, BONN, GERMANY
2000:COP 6, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
2001 COP 7, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
2002 COP 8, NEW DELHI, INDIA
2003 COP 9, MILAN, ITALY
2004 COP 10, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
2005 COP 11/CMP 1, MONTREAL, CANADA
2006 COP 12/CMP 2, NAIROBI, KENYA
2007 COP 13/CMP 3, BALI, INDONESIA
2008 COP 14/CMP 4, POZNAN, POLAND
2009 COP 15/CMP 5, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
2010 COP 16/CMP 6, CANCUN, MEXICO
2011 COP 17/CMP 7, DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
2012 COP 18/CMP 8, DOHA, QATAR
2013 COP 19/CMP 9, WARSAW, POLAND
2014 COP 20/CMP 10, LIMA, PERU
2015 COP 21/CMP 11, Paris, France
2016 COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1, Marrakech, Morocco
2017 COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 2, Bonn, Germany
2018 COP 24/CMP 14/CMA 3, Katowice, Poland
2019 COP 25/CMP 15/CMA 4 Chile

 

 

 

WEALDEN DISTRICT COUNCIL - We can only report on what is happening local to us. You will need to see if your local authority are acting for the common good, or if they are doing the same as our climate dimwits in Sussex. This is as of January 2019. We hope that by 2020 we can say that our climate fools have either been on a climate awareness course, or that planning-speeding has been outlawed - preferably by statute. Because we all know that if there is a loophole or any gray area at all, this council will use it to make another fast buck.

 

 

TREES, OXYGEN & CARBON DIOXIDE

 

Have you ever wondered just how much oxygen one tree makes? Well, one acre of trees annually consumes the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent to that produced by driving an average car for 26,000 miles.

According to the New York Times, that same acre of trees also produces enough oxygen for 18 people to breathe for a year.  Northwest Territories Forest Management say that a 100-ft tree, 18" diameter at its base, produces 6,000 pounds of oxygen.

 

 

Red sky at night shepherd's delight

 

 

On average, one tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year. Two mature trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of four according to Environment Canada, Canada's national environmental agency.

According to a U.S. Forest Service and International Society of Arboriculture joint publication, the mean net annual oxygen production (after accounting for decomposition) per hectare of trees (100% tree canopy) offsets oxygen consumption of 19 people per year (eight people per acre of tree cover), but ranges from nine people per hectare of canopy cover (four people/ac cover) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to 28 people/ha cover (12 people/ac cover) in Calgary, Alberta. Now that is air to breathe while you think about it - or food for thought.

 

 

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