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"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
"The Quantum Factor" – Apr 10, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Galaxies, Universe, Intelligent design, Benevolent design, Aliens, Nikola Tesla (Quantum energy), Inter-Planetary Travel, DNA, Genes, Stem Cells, Cells, Rejuvenation, Shift of Human Consciousness, Spontaneous Remission, Religion, Dictators, Africa, China, Nuclear Power, Sustainable Development, Animals, Global Unity.. etc.) - (Text Version)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“… 4 - Energy (again)

The natural resources of the planet are finite and will not support the continuation of what you've been doing. We've been saying this for a decade. Watch for increased science and increased funding for alternate ways of creating electricity (finally). Watch for the very companies who have the most to lose being the ones who fund it. It is the beginning of a full realization that a change of thinking is at hand. You can take things from Gaia that are energy, instead of physical resources. We speak yet again about geothermal, about tidal, about wind. Again, we plead with you not to over-engineer this. For one of the things that Human Beings do in a technological age is to over-engineer simple things. Look at nuclear - the most over-engineered and expensive steam engine in existence!

Your current ideas of capturing energy from tidal and wave motion don't have to be technical marvels. Think paddle wheel on a pier with waves, which will create energy in both directions [waves coming and going] tied to a generator that can power dozens of neighborhoods, not full cities. Think simple and decentralize the idea of utilities. The same goes for wind and geothermal. Think of utilities for groups of homes in a cluster. You won't have a grid failure if there is no grid. This is the way of the future, and you'll be more inclined to have it sooner than later if you do this, and it won't cost as much….”

"Fast-Tracking" - Feb 8, 2014 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Reference to Fukushima / H-bomb nuclear pollution and a warning about nuclear > 20 Min)

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change
In a bid to combat climate change, US President Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan on Monday, marking the first time power plants have been targeted by mandatory regulations on carbon dioxide emissions in the US.
Google: Earthday 2013

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Exxon still funding global warming sceptics: Greenpeace

Exxon has argued that its position on global warming has been widely misunderstood

Gulf Times

Published: Saturday, 19 May, 2007, 09:06 AM Doha Time

NEW YORK: Exxon Mobil Corp gave over $2mn in 2006 to groups Greenpeace called global warming sceptics even as the oil company campaigned to improve its climate-unfriendly image.

Nevertheless, Exxon, the world’s largest publicly traded company, cut its donations to these groups by more than 40% from 2005.

The company still funds about 40 “sceptic groups,” according to the report from Greenpeace, but Exxon disputed that many of the organisations were “global warming deniers.”

The groups listed include: the American Enterprise Institute, the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Many of them concern themselves with a wide range of issues.

Earlier this year, Exxon said it had stopped funding a handful of groups, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute, that have downplayed the risks of carbon dioxide emissions.

Exxon has argued that its position on global warming has been widely misunderstood and has taken part in industry talks on greenhouse gas emission regulations.

"We believe that climate change is a serious issue and that action is warranted now,” said ExxonMobil spokesman Dave Gardner.

Gardner said in a statement that the company supports numerous public policy organisations on a variety of topics that do not represent Exxon or speak on its behalf.

“The groups Greenpeace cites are a widely varied group and to classify them as ‘climate deniers’ is wrong,” he said, adding most of the groups had taken no position on climate change.

Still, the Greenpeace report is already receiving scrutiny in Washington, where Rep Brad Miller, a North Carolina Democrat, has joined the environmentalist group in calling for Exxon to release its plans for contributions during the current year.

“The support of climate skeptics, many of whom have no real grounding in climate science, appears to be an effort to distort public discussion about global warming,” Miller said. “So long as popular discussion could be about whether warming was occurring or not, so long as doubt was widespread, consensus for action could be postponed.”

Margo Thorning, chief economist of the American Council for Capital Formation said she took “strong exception” with Greenpeace’s classification of the group.

“If Greenpeace would take the time to examine the testimony I’ve given over the years, we’ve always said that climate change is a problem,” Thorning said of her group, which says on its website that it promotes economic and environmental policies that promote economic growth.

“We’re not climate deniers, we’re problem solvers,” she said.

Harry Alford, president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, said his group believes that there has been a change to the climate, but that the cause is still uncertain.

“Whether its cyclical – something that happens every few hundred years – or whatever, I don’t know. I don’t believe anyone has the answer yet,” said Alford, head of the group that says on its website it is dedicated to economically empowering African-American communities.

“I think where Greenpeace gets upset is that we don’t agree with them. But so what? I think their position is pretty radical and one-sided,” he said.

Greenpeace said it included groups that either tried to mischaracterise the science behind global warming or “obstruct the policy debate.”

Spokesman Kert Davies said these arguments “hinged on the fact that this (global warming) is not an urgent problem or has no basis. Ultimately, it always boils down to, ‘There is no problem, so why would you destroy the economy to solve it."

ExxonMobil’s spending on the groups was less than a third of the company’s $6.5mn in contributions for policy research.

The company and its foundations donated a total of $138.6mn to non-profit organisations and social projects worldwide in 2006.

According to the Greenpeace report, Exxon’s spending was well below the nearly $3.6mn it spent on “denial groups” in 2005 and just over half the $3.9mn it shelled out in 2004. – Reuters

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