Fixing America In 500 Words Or Less

Chapter 13


       When I was a young boy growing up in California, all of us kids had trouble breathing on summer days that were exceptionally smoggy.  We experienced chest pains, shortness of breath and burning pain in our lungs, whether or not we had asthma or other problems not attributable to the haze that often obscured nearby mountains entirely.

       It is a very well-documented and accepted medical fact that human-induced pollution is significantly harmful to people, especially young children. ¹ This fact alone is far more than enough reason to get rid of as much pollution as possible, as fast as humanly possible, even if pollution was somehow otherwise, beneficial to the planet at large.

       As usual, our ever-myopic mainstream media is focusing on the wrong thing.  Whether or not human-induced pollution is causing global warming is irrelevant to the larger issue of increased cancer, heart, lung, liver and other diseases caused and aggravated by pollution.  What nations daily poor into the air is also very harmful to the plant and animal food sources we depend on to survive, contaminating the water we share and the soil our food grows in. ²

       Global air and water pollution is increasing at an alarming rate due to accelerated economic growth in China, India and elsewhere.  Not surprisingly, significant health problems have dramatically increased well beyond mere population growth in such nations over the past ten years.

       There is no legitimate argument against curbing and eliminating human-induced pollution as fast as humanly possible.  And scientists are indisputably right that human-induced pollution is causing significant harm to our planet and every living thing on it, whether or not they are correct in every detail.

       The actual science is highly complex, involving global warming, global dimming and global cooling processes.  However, global warming is the more dominate factor and thus, the net result is our planet is indisputably warming up.  Because the science is complex, politicians, radio demagogues and others on the corporate payroll can easily deceive the poorly informed. ³

       Vast quantities of ice have disappeared in the past few years in South America and Greenland, leaving large areas of bare surface where thick ice recently dominated the landscape.  Towns in northern Alaska and entire islands are literally vanishing into the sea, while warming oceans are creating far-reaching devastation that is bound to increase.

       Thousands of scientific articles have been written documenting global warming over the past few years and unfortunately, more and more articles today are saying scientists have underestimated rather than exaggerated the problem.
5  And many thousands more articles from scientists and physicians all over the world, continue to document the significant harm pollution is doing to ourselves and our children.

       Meanwhile, corrupt bought-and-paid-for scientists, politicians and right-wing media hacks routinely rip documented science out of context, while completely ignore overwhelming evidence they don't like.  Time is running out for ourselves and may have already run past the point of no return for our children and their children.

       Is there really life in the future?  You decide.

{ See Does Science Really Know What is True? for related information. }


1. New science emerging correlating long-term effects of environmental degradation on human health: Earth and Public Health.  Just a few of the innumerable online sources documenting negative health effects of pollution on human beings:  a) Impacts of Air Pollution on Human Health, b) Smog Effects, c) Air Pollution and Respiratory Health, d) Environment and Health, e) Medical Effects of Air Pollution, f) Air Pollution and Human Health, g) Effects of Air Pollution on Births in Los Angeles, h) World Health Organization; Air Pollution and Human Health, i) Air Pollution Kills 2 Million Per Year, j) United States, k) China, l) India, m) International Air Pollution Statistics.

2. a) Air Pollution Effects on Plants and Animals, b) Wild Life and Pollution, c) Human Infectious Diseases Due to Water Pollution, d) Soil Pollution Effects, e) Pollution Killing World's Coral Reefs, f) Pollution Effects on Humans, Plants and Animals.

3. The evidence that human-induced pollution is causing significant adverse effects to the planetary environment of us all is overwhelming.  Because determining negative effects of human-induced pollution is a highly complex science involving a great many inter-acting global warming, global dimming and other complex processes, right-wing media hacks and bought-and-paid-for corporate frauds posing as "scientists", are rather easily able to deceive significant portions of the general public by ripping a few "facts" out of context of the whole.

People who don't study evidence or read much for themselves and thus, depend on crooked priests, preachers and political hacks to explain things for them, are accustomed to short, simplistic sound-bite explanations, of which regarding the severe negative effects of human-induced global pollution, there aren't any, other than for the human race to abandon the planet entirely and start all over somewhere else.  One might logically and fairly ask, if right-wing media hacks and corporate shill scientists know so much about what is true regarding pollution, why aren't they trying to do something about what is overwhelmingly documented to be deadly to their own children and grandchildren, rather than wasting everybody's time disputing Global Warming causes.

4. The negative effects of warming oceans are devastating and far-reaching: National Geographic; "The Ocean".

5. A very large number of articles detailing how scientists of the recent past have under-estimated rather than exaggerated the already occuring and immediate looming effects of human-enduced pollution on the earth's climate, can be found at

6. Corporations standing to profit from pollution cleanup and alternative "green" solutions readily admit to the documented harmful facts of pollution for both people and the planet at large.  But, even hydraulic fracturing companies, which have nothing to gain and everything to lose, admit that "fracking" causes significant problems: Colorado Fracking Companies Admit to Causing Significant Air Pollution.  One need only Google "negative effects of fracking" to realize how utterly insane it is for the United States government under the Obama Administration, to be encouraging the widespread increase of this devastating practice, which has already severely polluted the water supply of over thirty U.S. cities and counting, as well as been blamed for larger than normal earthquakes in Oklahoma and other areas previously immune to such problems.

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