Mar 032014
 

This blog is now closed (forever).  I’ve tried about five other times to write a “closing post” to convey my reasons for closing this blog and why now is finally the right time to do so, but could simply never write the words. There was either too much to say, or too little to say, and it was being influenced by a sense of outrage mixed with mind-numbing grief.

I’ve now reached the point where I can be reasonable about this – at least on the keyboard. So don’t worry – what follows is pretty mild, but I think it is important.

I’ve always known, as any insightful person probably does, that collapse of our civilization would eventually occur. There was never any possibility that humanity could continue on its destructive path indefinitely. Sooner or later, we’d screw things up so badly, so completely, and with such irreversible effects that we would destroy any possible chance for “recovery”.  I am convinced – although you may not yet be – that “that” day has now come and it cannot be undone by any means.

The cliff analogy often used really no longer applies. We’ve long since driven right off the cliff – all that remains is the spectacular crash that remains below. At the moment, some of us still hang in the space of empty air (and empty heads), a moment of blissful ignorance and euphoria that complete freedom through ignorance gives. But the rapidly approaching ground below is not to be ignored or denied – no matter what you read or believe. The disaster that awaits us all will be without precedent – and will never be repeated in the history of mankind. But for tens of millions worldwide already – that disaster has already happened and this is why the “cliff” analogy isn’t really applicable anymore. Their “collapse” has already happened.

Like you, I live in the generation that will experience the global collapse that begun many years ago. At some point in time, we’d either over-extend ourselves, or release an uncontrollable technology, or deplete the environment so badly that there could be no chance of survival from these “oops” moments, mistakes that have grown in such size and scale that they utterly dwarf our ability to change them even slightly.  The stark warning signs that flashed by at light speed over the years were repeatedly ignored and dismissed – with the end result being we are now facing an irrecoverable disaster that will affect virtually all life forms on earth.

We’ve now committed ourselves to all three, a disastrous triple-whammy of human hubris and indifference, an unstoppable force of sheer stupidity and arrogance. Apparently, nothing can match this “force” – because almost everything has been tried to no avail. We’ve proven beyond all doubt that we are unable to control our population, or our technology, both of which are now wildly out of control, with the results being catastrophic environmental depletion occurring very rapidly on a global scale.  There is simply no possibility now for “recovery” as demonstrated below.

So for my children and for the troubling legacy that I have left them, and for their sake alone and none other, I dedicated the past twenty years of my life to learning everything I could about what was unfolding. What I discovered as I learned was worthy of a monumental disclosure, a once-in-a-humankind series of occurring events that pointed to only one inescapable conclusion, the shocking truth of an unfolding global catastrophe leading to only one possible outcome for all of humanity and all life on Earth.

As a father, I am deeply grieved to tears about the fate of my family and how fast we have ruined our only home. I’ve uncovered a stupendous amount of information that speaks loudly and clearly about what will occur, but no matter what the evidence may be, even in the cost of human lives now being extinguished, seemingly nothing could be done to change any of this on any meaningful scale. The willful destruction, the “collective suicide pact” of big industry and big oil and all those billions who embrace this utterly false paradigm continues to this day, accelerating daily, despite every protest and every attempt to slow it down.

The time that remains for humanity is really quite short now, only a few decades at most. Approximately ten years ago, I began a series of publications on this blog and two former forums, which has (now) proven beyond all possible doubt that nothing can or will change our behavior, or the outcome that we now all face. Early on, I focused on civilization, collapse, peak oil, peak energy and issues of freedom, politics and sustainable living. Later as my own awareness increased, I expanded my research and publications to include climate, personal preparedness, tyranny, war and many other topics – all of which are having a terrifying impact upon human lives the world over.

But the “big one” was the future habitability of our home (and only) planet. The planet was (and still is) being rapidly degraded, accelerating the possibility of collapse, even “guaranteeing it”. But it was actually much more then that in the end – what research revealed was something far, far greater then another collapse of civilization (which we might recover from, if that’s all there was). What was revealed through years of study was something else altogether – something humanity has NEVER had to face in our entire history. For 40,000 years, humans have lived on this planet, but at no time like today, did we live under the threat of total extinction from our own hand. But now we do – and it is very clear that we are completely incapable of doing anything about it in time. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 8:29 pm
Jan 192014
 

I wonder if the young people of the world have any awareness of the sheer horror that they’ll soon be facing. I doubt it. If they knew, there would  probably be global outrage right now.

Most likely, they’re too busy playing computer games to be paying close attention to accelerating events. Nothing could be more important. They won’t stay young forever, and when they finally wake up and realize just how utterly and totally screwed they are, it will be what?  Rage? Resignation?  Disbelief? Or like us, continued apathy?

The fact is, they’ll inherit one hell of a mess. An impossible mess, one that cannot be cleaned up or fixed. Do they really have any idea at all just how utterly fucked they are? I really doubt it. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 7:14 pm
Jan 142014
 

Survival Acres has a new website!

We’ve built a new Survival Acres website. Customers are encouraged to use this now, the old site will be disabled.

There are many new features:

  • Customer Registation
  • Customer Login
  • Customer Order History
  • Customer Wish List
  • Subscriptions
  • Order Tracking
  • Live Quote Checkout
  • Live Sitemap
  • Recently Viewed Products
  • Sort Products Onscreen
  • Product Comparisons
  • Product Reviews
  • Share Products with Friends
  • Share with Facebook

We’ve also changed the entire navigation structure with expandable menus, improved Search, and product detail pages are now all merged together so that there are no popup windows anywhere.

 Posted by at 3:34 pm
Dec 292013
 

Malcom Light has published a paper, “The Non-Disclosed Extreme Arctic Methane Threat“. Special thanks to Lonewolf for sending this along.

This is perhaps one of the most sobering reads you will ever lay your hands on in the scientific literature.  At least, for the moment.

I suspect, as I have already published, that the days, weeks and months ahead, we will see much more of this sort of thing. The scientific reticence of the past is evaporating away, all too slowly, but nonetheless, it is happening.

Light’s paper contains extreme words of warning to the global community of humanity.  In short, a major extinction event of all life on Earth within just 30 – 40 years is now occurring. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 3:17 pm
Dec 172013
 

Here’s an enjoyable movie on what it was really like in the 1500 – 1600′s:

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England – Part I

Part II

 Posted by at 3:10 pm
Dec 142013
 

Rolling Stone Magazine has revealed a stomach-churning expose on how factory meat animals are farmed.

If there is one thing you should read and watch, this would be it.

Watch the videos. How chickens, pigs and cows are “raised” in the most inhospitable conditions imaginable. Then fed to Americans.

Watch at how baby animals are routinely beaten, tortured and left to die. This is unbelievably sick.

This is the food you are eating. The food you are buying at the grocery store. The food used at restaurants, fast-food and the family barbeque.

The entire meat industry is plagued with horrifying abuse to animals. Which you then eat, supporting these unbelievable crimes.

The numbers are hard to fathom, billions raised and slaughtered in the cruelest, most inhumane conditions imaginable – each year – and that is just in America.

Dante’s Hell could not be any worse then this.

And to top all of, review this image about how much of the Earth we are consuming – and then putting to waste.

Still think humanity stands a chance?

This is far, far more then population overshoot. Human depletion and destruction on this scale has never occurred in the entire history of the Earth. It can’t last much longer – and most definitely shouldn’t.

 Posted by at 8:58 pm
Dec 142013
 

Peak Oil reposted an article – The Fire This Time, which like many collapse-meme essays, deals with our near-term future.

There is a nice cross-reference chart that indicates (accurately enough) that all outcomes will end in failure.

However… there are some errors which I’ll cover.

First – The author needs to do more research. It’s called wet-bulb respiration and it affects all living things.

To quote a friend / blog poster on my site:

“Thermoregulating in a +6C or more world is not in the realm of the possible for primates (and virtually all other multicellular organisms) – which is to say nothing of continuing food sources (access) under a chaotic climate regime of escalating extremes. [Human] biology has very real (definitive) energetic limits, and ‘near term’ biosphere conditions, which we are in no way adapted for, are all but assured.”

Humans cannot survive an increase of 7C or higher temperatures. 7C increase destroys all life on Earth. This is the end game for all living things. It’s well docoumented on my site.

Admitting that this is likely, or even a virtual certainty, but not fully realizing what that conveys, leads to the wrong response. Embracing this life, right now, is indeed the “very best” we can do. But even this is not a “survival strategy”, even in the near-term, which I will focus on next. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 1:52 pm
Dec 082013
 

‘Tis the season to be jolly. Mindless connedsumerism begins again. Probably the greatest story ever foisted on the people of the world.  Spend money you don’t have on things people don’t need. The beneficiaries are always the same. Corporate America just loves the season. Holy connedsumerism madness with sleigh bells jingling to planetary ruin.

They’ve even coined new terms for those that disagree with the annual insanity, Scrooge and Grinch. Every American child has seen the popular cartoons, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas, essentially the required rites of passage for millions to graduate into the upper-echelons of mindless corporate connedsumerism.

And if that doesn’t do the trick, then endless religiosity should.  Nativity scenes of fanciful stories are also widely shown. Christmas!™ literally owns the story, lock, stock and barrel (pointed at your head) to the entire story, but it’s a point most often missed by the faithful. They’re too busy being ramped up with mega-wattage and power talks about “the season of Christ”. I didn’t realize Christ went shopping.

I waded through the crowds at Cabelas yesterday, looking for something I needed (a new jacket), but couldn’t find. I left empty handed in disgust. I should know better. This is the time of year when the zombies are bolder then ever. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 9:08 pm
Dec 062013
 

In the coming days, weeks and months ahead, the people of the world are going to read and hear about deepening levels of collapse, despair and disaster, with endless litany of words written about promised hope, rescue, mitigation and assistance.

Government and business will finally be turning much-needed attention to averting even more climate related disasters. Additionally, the planet will undoubtedly go through other upheavals that are not climate related, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, plate shifts and so forth, all of which will contribute to the vast array of human response efforts.

This post will be about what is happening; and what will be tried to save civilization, but most importantly, it will be to dispel the hopium and false advertising that is occurring.

Atmospheric carbon emissions continue to increase.  This contribution to the chemical composition of the atmosphere has immediate and long term impacts. Due to lag time and inertia, the felt climate effects are 30 – 40 years “behind” the rate or amount of emissions currently occurring. This means that the climate extremes that we are experiencing today is from emissions way back in the 1970′s when emissions were significantly lower, and the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide was also much lower.

The emissions we are now releasing are of course, considerably higher. Future climate effects in 30 – 40 years can be reasonably expected to be far greater and have a much more significant impact than what we have today. This is exactly what climate science predicts.

Ocean acidification through carbon saturation has reached a critical point, impacting sea life and the future of the oceans quite negatively. The affects on hard and soft shelled crustaceans has been devastating, and all the billions of people that rely upon the oceans for food and income.

The same is happening with modern agriculture, which is energy intensive and subject to the vagaries of climate. It will only take a single failed harvest cycle to rapidly accelerate collapse effects that will be felt by nearly all humans (hunger). We’re living precariously close to severe disaster. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 3:00 pm