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Tom Usher commented or added the following:

"Federal scientists have concluded that we've just come through the warmest six months, the warmest year, and the warmest decade in human history. Nineteen nations have set new all-time temperature records; the mercury in Pakistan reached 129 degrees, the hottest temperature ever seen in Asia. And there's nothing abstract about those numbers, not with Moscow choking on smoke from its epic heat wave and fires, not with Pakistan half washed away from its unprecedented flooding.

"But that's just the half of it. It's also the summer when the U.S. Senate decided to keep intact its 20-year bipartisan record of doing nothing about global warming. Global warming is no act of God. We're up against the most profitable and powerful industries on earth....
"No violence, no property damage.
"We have to have effective ways of keeping provocateurs and incendiaries at a distance...."

This issue cannot be separated out from war, the recession (really a depression), and all the other evils and ills that befall humanity. The whole system is geared toward the forces of selfishness. The only way out is by turning to unselfishness, which is the message of the Gospels by the way. The statement that global warming isn't an act of God is correct in that it is an act of the proverbial Satan incarnate in the heart of every greedy, shortsighted soul.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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