Humanity Progress

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Consider organizing by authorities... Government, Scientists, etc

Global Warming

[2013] Forbes: Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis

Don’t look now, but maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies. By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.

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[1989] U.N. predicts entire nations wiped off face of Earth by 2000 by Global Warming [AP News]

A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000... 

He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control...

UNEP is working toward forming a scientific plan of action by the end of 1990, and the adoption of a global climate treaty by 1992. In May, delegates from 103 nations met in Nairobi, Kenya - where UNEP is based - and decided to open negotiations on the treaty next year...

Nations will be asked to reduce the use of fossil fuels, cut the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases such as methane and fluorocarbons, and preserve the rain forests...

- APNews Article, Archive link


Firefighters at Ground Zero (9/11) were told the air quality was safe. They now suffer an increased rate of cancer which is not covered because Congress had relied on a study that failed to make the link.

Will never forget Christine Todd-Whitman getting on TV, and in a very shaky voice, telling people the air was safe. I called my girlfriend and told her to get off the island [...]

Those steel beams were all coated with asbestos. They knew those beams were coated with asbestos, but they said the air was safe anyway. They should all be in jail.

New York's World Trade Centre promoting building with asbestos

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Christine Todd Whitman (Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency) days after 9/11
Asbestos was in those buildings, lead was in those buildings... however the concentrations are such that they don't pose a health hazard... we're gonna make sure everybody's safe.
- Youtube Video
[SEPTEMBER 13, 2001] EPA Press Release
The levels of lead, asbestos and volatile organic compounds in air samples taken on Tuesday in Brooklyn, downwind from the World Trade Center site, were not detectable or not of concern [...]

Additional sampling of both ambient air quality and dust particles was conducted Wednesday night in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, and results were uniformly acceptable [...]

A EPA is greatly relieved to have learned that there appears to be no significant levels of asbestos dust in the air in New York City, @ said Administrator Whitman [...]

Public health concerns about asbestos contamination are primarily related to long-term exposure. Short- term, low-level exposure of the type that might have been produced by the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings is unlikely to cause significant health effects. 

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[SEPTEMBER 18, 2001] EPA Press Release
EPA Administrator Christie Whitman announced today that results from the Agency = s air and drinking water monitoring near the World Trade Center and Pentagon disaster sites indicate that these vital resources are safe [...]

Thus far, from 50 air samples taken, the vast majority of results are either non-detectable or below established levels of concern for asbestos, lead and volatile organic compounds. The highest levels of asbestos have been detected within one-half block of ground zero, where rescuers have been provided with appropriate protective equipment.

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[2003] Youtube Video: NBC Reports on EPA's Ground Zero Lies

[2011] Youtube Documentary

Agent Orange in Vietnam

Sounds like agent orange in Vietnam and petroleum fires in Iraq, where military members were essentially told "You'll be fine" only to find out that isn't true later on. [...]

A friend of mine went to Vietnam (drafted) and he said when they were there they told them Agent Orange was fine, and afterwards they told them it was fine.

Year later he received word "oh hey, don't donate blood, or organs, ever", and after he had a daughter he was told never to let her donate blood or become an organ donor, either.

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Agent Orange Settlement Fund
The Agent Orange Settlement Fund was created by the resolution of the Agent Orange Product Liability Litigation - a class action lawsuit brought by Vietnam Veterans and their families regarding injuries allegedly incurred as a result of the exposure of Vietnam Veterans to chemical herbicides used during the Vietnam war. The suit was brought against the major manufacturers of these herbicides. The class action case was settled out-of-court in 1984 for $180 million dollars, reportedly the largest settlement of its kind at that time.
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Petroleum fires in Iraq

Sounds like agent orange in Vietnam and petroleum fires in Iraq, where military members were essentially told "You'll be fine" only to find out that isn't true later on. [...]
is the petroleum fires the real cause of gulf war syndrome? [...]
Gulf War Syndrome is really a catch-all referring to a number of ailments with no apparent cause other than serving in the Gulf during that period. It includes everything from fibromyalgia to chronic fatigue syndrome. The fires are likely a contributing factor, but not the only one.

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[2019] High Exposure to Weedkiller significantly increases risk of specific cancer, contradicting US Environmental Protection Agency assurances of safety

A broad new scientific analysis of the cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides, the most widely used weedkilling products in the world, has found that people with high exposures to the popular pesticides have a 41% increased risk of developing a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

The findings by five US scientists contradict the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) assurances of safety over the weed killer and come as regulators in several countries consider limiting the use of glyphosate-based products in farming.

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Wikipedia: Unintended consequences

In the social sciences, unintended consequences (sometimes unanticipated consequences or unforeseen consequences) are outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended by a purposeful action.

To Classify Still (raw)

40 minute mark in video, nutrition, sugar ok then bad, salt bad then ok, etc.