Climate Change: World War III by another name? By William Bowles

9 September 2008

“The sedge is wither’d from the lake, And no birds sing.” — “La Belle Dame sans Merci” by John Keats

Rachel Carson published her book ‘Silent Spring’ in 1962 but even before it was published the chemical industry mounted a virulent attack on it.

“Carson was violently assailed by threats of lawsuits and derision, including suggestions that this meticulous scientist was a “hysterical woman” unqualified to write such a book. A huge counterattack was organized and led by Monsanto, Velsicol, American Cyanamid — indeed, the whole chemical industry — duly supported by the Agriculture Department as well as the more cautious in the media.” — See Wikipedia,

Does this remind you of something? When the first intimations of climate change appeared, almost identical attacks were mounted against scientists who were warning us of the effects of uncontrolled greenhouse gas emissions, the destruction of natural resources, and the pollution of our oceans and rivers.

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Media Lens: Hawking The Technofix – Business As Usual And The Ultimate Genocide

MEDIA LENS: Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media

September 9, 2008

Last month, a senior UK government adviser warned of the real risk of a devastating rise in global temperatures of 4 degrees Celsius. Professor Bob Watson, the chief scientific adviser to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), said:

“There is no doubt that we should aim to limit changes in the global mean surface temperature to 2C above pre-industrial [levels].

“But given this is an ambitious target, and we don’t know in detail how to limit greenhouse gas emissions to realise a 2 degree target, we should be prepared to adapt to 4C.” (James Randerson, ‘Prepare for global temperature rise of 4C, warns top scientist’, Guardian, August 7, 2008

But what would a 4C rise mean for the planet? According to the 2006 Stern review on the economics of climate change, up to 300 million people would be affected by coastal flooding annually. Water availability in Southern Africa and the Mediterranean could drop by half, and agricultural yields in Africa may be cut by up to 35%, with devastating consequences for millions at risk of starvation, malnutrition and disease. Half of all animal and plant species could face extinction.

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The Corporate Security State: RFID Chip in Passport and Driver’s License

Source: Anti-fascist Calling

If incorporating personal details into an RFID (radio-frequency identification) chip implanted into a passport or driver`s license may sound like a “smart” alternative to endless lines at the airport and intrusive questioning by securocrats, think again.

Since the late 1990s, corporate grifters have touted the ‘benefits’ of the devilish transmitters as a ‘convenient’ and ‘cheap’ way to tag individual commodities, one that would ‘revolutionize’ inventory management and theft prevention. Indeed, everything from paper towels to shoes, pets to underwear have been ‘tagged’ with the chips. ‘Savings’ would be ‘passed on’ to the consumer. Call it the Wal-Martization of everyday life.

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