Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002676
Received: 11/8/2013 1:19:00 PM
Commenter: Edward Greisch
Agency: Cowlitz County, the Washington Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
From:Edward Greisch <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent:Friday, November 08, 2013 1:03 PM To:email@example.com Subject:Docket 2013-19738: Comment on Scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Coal Terminal
Nov 8, 2013
Millennium Bulk Terminals Lead Agencies
Dear Millennium Bulk Terminals Lead Agencies,
I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Longview, WA that would transport coal on trains and ships throughout the Northwest.
If we don't act immediately and take draconian action, we humans could be extinct by 2060. This is not a joke.
Please read: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.81/full "Drought Under Global Warming: a Review" by Aiguo Dai atmos.albany.edu/facstaff/adai/ This was made with data on the extent of deserts from 1870 to present. The usual General Circulation [computer] Models [GCMs] were not used. Since the sensitivity was not used, the sensitivity is irrelevant. Civilization still collapses near or shortly after mid-century this century.
See the maps of drought in the 2060s on page 15.
"Preliminary Analysis of a Global Drought Time Series" by Barton Paul Levenson, not yet published. Under BAU [Business As Usual], agriculture and civilization will collapse some time between 2050 and 2055 due to drought/desertification caused by GW [Global Warming].
Reference: "The Long Summer" by Brian Fagan and "Collapse" by Jared Diamond. When agriculture collapses, civilization collapses. Fagan and Diamond told the stories of something like 2 dozen previous very small civilizations. Most of the collapses were caused by fraction of a degree climate changes. In some cases, all of that group died. On the average, 1 out of 10,000 survived. We humans could go EXTINCT in the 2050s. The 1 out of 10,000 survived because he wandered in the direction of food. If the collapse is global, there is no right direction.
We must take extreme action now. Cut CO2 production 40% by the end of 2016. [How to do this: Replace all coal fired power plants with factory built nuclear. Renewables do not work except for niche markets.] Continuing to make CO2 is the greatest imaginable GENOCIDE. We have to act NOW. Acting in 2049 will not work. Nature just doesn't work that way. All fossil fuel fired power plants must be shut down and replaced with nuclear. With factory built nuclear power plants, we can still get it done by the end of 2016.
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