Published on August 16th, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer19
Could Climate Change Get Us Killed?
August 16th, 2010 by Susan Kraemer
As Russia reels under broiling temperatures completely outside the range of its experience, a widely quoted Russian political scientist is voicing the suspicion that the regional climate change is the deliberate work of the US, according to Radio Free Europe.
His idea is that the US is secretly trying to kill Russians and wipe out their crops with “climate-change weapons.”
Faced with soaring temperatures and the resulting droughts, crop failures, heat stroke deaths and wildfires, the deputy director of the Strategic Culture Foundation is suggesting that it had to have been deliberate. This had to have been an act of war, perpetrated by an enemy.
He’s not just some kook: alone and unheard. The article by Andrei Areshev was carried by news publications throughout Russia, by “International Affairs,” a journal published by the Foreign Ministry and by the state-owned news agency RIA Novosti. Areshev proposed a theory that “At the moment, climate weapons may be reaching their target capacity and may be used to provoke droughts, erase crops, and induce various anomalous phenomena in certain countries.”
His concern focused on HAARP the the High-Frequency Active Aural Research Program which is (it gets hotter!) funded by the US Defense Department.
Now, silly as all this sounds, in a way, indirectly: he does have a point, but not the one he thinks.
By refusing to act on legislating the solutions to climate change like other nations have done, the US IS in fact deliberately choosing to destabilize other nations with avoidable climate change.
But it is not the deliberate plan. It just is what’s going to happen, due to the failure of our Senate. How will nations in the next few decades look at us?
The story is widely carried in Russian news organizations, likely stirring up resentment and fear. It is only a matter of time before someone gets angry enough about devastating climate change to take up arms – or even nukes.
Perhaps then the obstructionist, selfish and stupid Senators of the 2010 congress (39 Republicans and 3 Democrats) that have disabled a safe climate policy, will be held responsible.
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