Robber fly - Nature photographer Thomas Shahan specializes in amazing portraits of tiny insects. It isn't easy. Shahan says that this Robber Fly (Holcocephala fusca), for instance, is "skittish" and doesn't like its picture taken.

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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.
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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Countries sign on for accelerated plan to get rid of ozone depleting chemical

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - International governments have banged out an agreement to shave a decade off a deadline to eliminate an ozone-depleting chemical.

Officials from close to 200 countries signed the deal on Friday night before the end of a week-long conference in Montreal on the topic of hydrochlorofluorocarbons - or HCFCs.

HCFCs, used in refrigeration equipment, air conditioners and foams, have been blamed for destroying the ozone layer.

"I don't think we're going to stumble across a silver bullet, but we've made great progress this week," Environment Minister John Baird told reporters at a news conference on Saturday.

"It's been a great week for international action to protect the ozone layer."

The agreement calls for developed nations to begin reducing production and consumption of HCFCs by 2010, and phase them out in 2020.

Meanwhile, developing countries will start cutting HCFCs in 2015 and eliminate the substance in 2030. Poorer nations will receive funds under the deal to help with the added costs of the shorter deadline.

The advanced dates speed up existing international obligations by 10 years.

"It's perhaps the most important breakthrough in an environmental negotiation process for at least five or six years, because it sets a very specific target with an ambitious timetable," said Achim Steiner, the UN under-secretary and UN Environment Programme director, via video link from New York.

Steiner said HCFCs also act as potent greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

Without the agreement, he said the production and use of HCFCs may have doubled by 2015, leading to the release of several billion tonnes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Last week's conference came on the 20th anniversary of what is known as the Montreal Protocol, a United Nations agreement negotiated by 191 parties - 190 countries and the European Commission - to cut back on chemicals that deplete ozone.

A UN document says the Montreal Protocol led to worldwide reductions in the production of chlorofluorocarbons - or CFCs. In the 1990s, HCFCs became the less-damaging replacement for CFCs.

Baird said the Montreal Protocol and Friday's agreement are examples of how the international community can work together for the environment.

"We've got to learn from the success of the Montreal Protocol," he said. "The confidence and trust is clearly there from Canada, the United States, the European community . . . and that's the type of confidence we have to build up in other environmental accords."

Meanwhile, Jean Langlois of the Sierra Club of Canada called accelerating the elimination of HCFCs a "good thing," but criticized Canada for failing to respect the Kyoto Protocol.

Kyoto mandates strict greenhouse gas emission targets through 2012.

When it comes to the government's position on Kyoto, the country has failed to learn lessons from the Montreal Protocol, Langlois said.

He said the binding targets and timelines of the Montreal Protocol made it a success.

Industrialized nations were also required to act first, he added.

"We would love to see Mr. Baird get behind the Montreal Protocol kind of approach (for) climate change, and so far he has been absolutely unwilling to do that," Langlois said.

"We're quite dismayed that the (Prime Minister Stephen) Harper government, on the greenhouse gas front, is still trying to push for voluntary measures."

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