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The John James Newsletter 28
10 November 2014.

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? — Abraham Lincoln

Ring The Bell: This Is Our Future – John James
I have been asked to describe the world under 2,3 or 4 degrees and what it would be like in our lifetimes and those of our children? This is my answer, based on what most of us are likely to experience during the next few decades……. unless!

Methane Erupting From East Siberian Arctic Shelf
Nations are ignoring this growing danger. As the oceans keep warming, the Gulf Stream will keep moving ocean heat into the Arctic, triggering increased methane eruptions from the seafloor that threatens to further accelerate warming in the Arctic, resulting in ever more methane being released .. ad infinitum.

California County Makes History By Passing Self-Governance Law
Over the past century, both corporations and state governments have restricted the authority of municipal corporations so the people have very few rights. Your right to govern your own county has been canceled out by the “rights” of corporations, and the authority of the State to preempt your lawmaking. This measure, though “illegal”, is about changing the law by challenging the law. Openly, frontally, and directly. The current system of law does not allow you to say “no” to fracking within the County. You therefore have a choice – you can either accept that current status of the law, or you can challenge what the law “is” and adopt a new system of law which enables you to control what happens in the County.

Sao Paulo running out of water as rain-making Amazon vanishes
São Paulo with 20 million people is suffering its worst drought in at least 80 years, with key reservoirs that supply the city dried up. Humidity from the Amazon has dropped dramatically, are all because of deforestation. That is altering the climate in the region by drastically reducing the release of billions of liters of water by rainforest trees. It is a collapse like we have never seen before. The severity of the situation in recent weeks has led government leaders to finally admit Brazil’s financial powerhouse is on the brink of a catastrophe.

The collapse of the Amazon is one of the anticipated tipping points. Its massive rain forests have been soaking up enormous quantities of carbon, as well as keeping the planet’s weather equitable. Neither of these benign effects can be expected in the future. John

Abdul Kareem: a seed sent from heaven.
Almost 40 years ago, Abdul Kareem bought five acres of land in what was then a sparsely inhabited area in northern Kerala. Shortly after, he bought some more land, and in just a few years, his 32 acres were transformed into a thick, vibrant forest, making Abdul Kareem one of the few people in India to have actually created a forest—and that too almost single-handedly.

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