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Earth running a fever as U.N. climate talks focus on contagious effect on human health

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By JAMEY KEATEN

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he Dubai government, on its web site, listed its Air Quality Index level mostly at “good”

But oil sheikhdoms like so many other authoritarian regimes, and also big oil corporations (which have great influence on their home nations, often getting huge subsidies, whil pushing for authoritarianism) often manipulate data and information to serve their needs. Big oil have great control over global affairs and have used their political and media sources to convince their global backers that there are no alternatives to them and their control. 'Big oil first' is their motto, while getting indivdual nations to war against each other for the sake of big oil..

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big oil corporations (which have great influence on their home nations, often getting huge subsidies, whil pushing for authoritarianism) often manipulate data and information to serve their needs. 

Unfortunately social media and even traditional mass media companies share a huge responsibility on this. Both frequently allow disinformation to pollute the discussion and make a mock of articles clearly describing the risks of climate change by letting people baselessly claim it is all a hoax, that there is no danger, etc. Even here any article dealing with climate change will have multiple comments contradicting the article and trying to manipulate people into believing falsehoods.

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Health is wealth. Life is a precious gift. World leaders out there in Dubai are doing their best to offer a healthy direction to Planet Earth our common home.

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A COP28 declaration backed by some 120 countries stressed the link between health and climate change. It made no mention of phasing out planet-warming fossil fuels, but pledged to support efforts to curb health care sector pollution, which accounts for 5% of global emissions

subtle

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Resorting to hyperbole to fly people across the globe and have a person claiming to be a doctor, wearing a mask while another person uses a plastic syringe to poke a plastic globe inspires skepticism. Telling people that there is an "existential crises" when it is obviously not so by any means is the sort of misinformation that leads people to disbelieve everything they are saying. Global warming was averted when Japan put funding into nuclear reactors across Asia.

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