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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

Friday, November 10, 2017

COP23: Rival US delegation opens pavilion to challenge Trump

US governors, mayors and business leaders have come to the UN climate summit in Germany to show they care about saving the planet. They say President Trump's climate inaction is a slap in the face to the American people.

Deutsche Welle, 8 November 2017

 Deutschland Demo Protect the climate - stop coal COP 23 (Reuters/W. Rattay)

Following the US government's decision not to open a pavilion at this year's UN climate summit in Bonn, a coalition of American governors, mayors, CEOs and religious leaders opened an unofficial pavilion under the banner "America's Pledge:We Are Still In."

US President Donald Trump announced earlier this year he will pull the country outof the Paris Agreement. The process of leaving, however, will not be completed until November 4, 2020 - the day after the next US presidential election. So Trump still sent a small group of negotiators to the Bonn summit, where delegates are devising the rules for the Paris Agreement.

But for the first time, the US government declined to set up a presence in the pavilion zone at the summit, where countries and international institutions typically set up facilities showcasing their climate action. Other developed countries such as China, France, Korea, Japan and the United Kingdom all have pavilions.

The unofficial "US Climate Action Center," a large inflatable complex that resembles a cluster of giant igloos, is set up between the Bula Zone, where negotiators are meeting, and the Bonn Zone, where the other nations' pavilions are located. It is the largest pavilion at the summit.

'I don't think the US will withdraw'

Jim Brainard, the Republican mayor of Carmel, Indiana, who is a frequent guest on the American talk show circuit, opened the center today by saying it reflects the true voice of the American people.

Brainard: "The people of the United States are coming together and making
their position known"

"The US as a country, like all countries, is made up of the people who live there," he told DW. "And this pavilion has representatives from every segment of our society. So I don't know how it could be more 'official.' It's unfortunate that the federal government isn't putting more effort into this meeting, but the people of the United States are coming together and making their position known."

"I think it's a probability that the US won't withdraw," he added. "But even if it were to, the goals that the US has pledged in the agreement will be met. Because the US is not a centralized hierarchical government. It's a government from the bottom up. [There're] cities and states from across the country that take our leadership position seriously and will meet our goals at the local and state level."

The We Are Still In coalition was launched in June by 1,200 leaders from local governments, businesses, universities and academia. The list of signatory leaders has since doubled in size. It includes 15 out of the 50 US governors and 300 mayors, both Democrats and Republicans.

It also includes the heads of almost all major US universities, and companies such as Walmart, Google and Mars. They have pledged to implement policies to deliver the US to its Paris Agreement target of reducing emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2025, based on 2005 levels.

The US Climate Action Center is serving
as an unofficial US pavilion
"Our delegation of over 100 US leaders has come to Bonn to tell the real story of America's enduring commitment to the Paris agreement," said Lou Leonard, vice president of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

The US government has registered only 48 people for its official delegation to attend the summit, compared to 161 for Canada. According to sources at COP23, less than ten US delegates have arrived so far.

Jeff Moe, global director for product advocacy at Ingersoll Rand, a Fortune 500 industrial manufacturing company based in North Carolina, said at the opening of the "US Climate Action Center" that his company has pledged to reduce the carbon footprint of its product portfolio by 50 percent, and of its manufacturing by 35 percent, by 2020. He said the change in US administration has not changed his company's priorities.

"We're not changing our strategy because there's a different administration," he said. "It's the right thing to do as a business."

California rebellion

Bishop Marc Andrus, head of the Episcopal
 Church in California, is a 'We Are Still In'
delegate in Bonn
The US state of California, which would be the sixth largest economy in the world if it were a country, is heavily represented in the coalition.

The state's governor, Democrat Jerry Brown, who is spearheading the America's Pledge initiative with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will arrive in Bonn on Saturday. He will present a report about what the cities and states have accomplished so far, and what they can accomplish by 2025.

Bishop Marc Andrus, the head of the Episcopal Church in California, said at the pavilion that Trump's decision has provoked a backlash among the American public. "I think Trump didn't expect that his decision would birth this incredible grassroots movement," he said.

Ricardo Lara, a California state senator representing the Los Angeles area, put it more bluntly. At the pavilion opening ceremony, the Democrat told the audience: "On behalf of the California delegation, we bring you greetings from the official resistance to the Trump administration."

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