Dec 132014
 

Doomsday

This is perhaps one of the best graphics I’ve seen on the human condition. Funny and scary as hell. Authored by Lonewolf who has a clear knack for this sort of thing.

 Posted by at 5:34 pm
Dec 102014
 

Will this wake up the Left Coast?

Probably not…

Americans love disaster movies. So does Hollywood. Funny how they depict their own destruction, while making tons of money off of the “entertainment of death” they’ve created.

Yet this scenerio is far more real them most realize.  Washington and Oregon are expecting a 9.0 or larger earthquake.

The Cascadia subduction zone slip would be HUGE, destroying most of the coastal cities.San Andreas and the numerous other fault lines that run through California are all part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, complete with volcanoes that can also decide to erupt.

Update: Treasury Department Order Survival Kits for Every Major Bank

quake

In a major quake on the West Coast, you could pretty much guarantee that volcanic eruptions would either proceed – or follow – a major event. Continue reading “Predicting the Big One” »

 Posted by at 3:21 pm
Dec 062014
 

Can you find the time to watch this? I strongly suggest that everbody on the planet pay attention at this time. This is REALLY important to understand.

What is contained within this video at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (December 6th, 2014) is going to scare the pants off of you.

Watch the video in your browser window (new window). Update: there is a another very important video I also recommend.

Continue reading “Extinction Level Event Now Unfolding” »

 Posted by at 6:37 pm
Dec 032014
 

More bad news (what else?) on climate: Antarctic Ice Melt Triples in One Decade – past the point of “no return”.

Please pay attention and watch this video – ESPECIALLY if you live near sea level and are near the coast!!!

There’s also been a barrage of information that 2014 will definitely be the hottest year ever yet measured, despite no El Nino at all.

And despite the cold in North America – it’s not cold in the Arctic, which is now showing severe temperature anamolies (it’s above freezing). It’s as if the jet stream moved south (it did).

Warm Arctic Winds Rip Polar Vortex In Half.

The Polar Circulation is So Wrecked That Surface Winds Now Rotate Around Greenland

Here’s an example (time stamp: 12/3/14 1:50 pm PST) of what is happening:

polarvortex

Every million tons of carbon released into the atmosphere has been calculated to a 1C rise in surface temperatures. What the article didn’t tell you is this means an increase of 16C or more – totally unsurvivable temperatures for virtually all life forms on Earth.

You can find some of the measurements of carbon released since 1980 here.

The total is 782,544,000,000 tons – not including amounts absorbed and other carbon emitters (soil, biochar, biofuels, etc.) or any of the emissions previous to 1980 (which are significant).

Running the “known numbers” on everything is a bit difficult, but it’s extremely bad when you attempt this (including coal, natural gas, biofuels, etc.).

 

 

 

 

 Posted by at 2:50 pm
Nov 302014
 

The National Climatic Data Center at the National Oceanic and Astmospheric Administration (NOAA) has an interactive graph plotting the the temperature variations from 1880 to the present.

It’s very obvious that 2014 will be the hottest year every measured, already ranked at 135 (hottest year ever measured) and that the trend line for the future looks even worse.

temperatures

This is finally coming out (although far too late): “We have not seen an ice free period in the Arctic Ocean for 2.6 million years. However, we may see it in our lifetime.” Compare a human lifetime to 2.6 million years and you begin to gleam the speed at which this unfolding. Desperate attempts at “adaption” are being posed (pay attention here – many more will be forthcoming), all of which still fail to offer anything but hopium.

Sao Paulo (Brazil), home to 20 million people (the largest city in South America) is out of water and is now considering pumping mud from it’s 3rd and final emergency reserve to avoid the deaths of millions of people.

The denial there by the state’s politicians is astounding (only matched by the stupid Republicans in Amerika). Water conservation was significantly delayed for fear of public backlash (during a (s)Election cycle).  More here: Sao Paulo sleepwalking into water crisis

One year of our C02 emissions modeled by a supercomputer:

 Posted by at 11:57 am
Nov 282014
 

Between the Ferguson frenzy and the yearly Black Friday madness, Americans are once again, showing their utter stupidity and disrespect. There are no words I can use other then “loathing” to describe what is unfolding in this country. More signs of collapse as our country and its increasingly stupid citizens refuse to take personal responsibility for their own actions.

A growing segment of our population is certifiably bat-shit crazy. Their sense of “entitlement” and irresponsibility for their bad behavior is escalating beyond anything we’ve ever seen before. And I’m not just talking about the poor or disenfranchised or “under-served” (they’re definitely a part of the problem too), I’m also talking about the rich and powerful too, who are actively engaged in creating disparity and injustice while wreaking havoc and profits.

Bets are being taken on the number of “shoppers” who will be killed on Black Friday. There will be no “Black Friday sales” on my websites, I don’t want to be trampled to death – or participate even slightly in the ongoing madness that infects this country.

Connedsumers are actively encouraged by the media to “participate” in the madness as they declare “Shoppers Rejoice”:

http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/28/news/black-friday/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/11/28/newday-dnt-feyerick-black-friday-frenzy.cnn.html

Funny how it’s illegal to camp out near a business – but suddenly legal for the brain-dead who think being the first in the door for useless connedsumer crap is worth spending days of their lives on. Continue reading “The Ugliness Continues” »

 Posted by at 9:52 am
Nov 262014
 

An interesting, but disingenuous article on What It Would Really Take to Reverse Climate Change.

I’m no longer astounded by the lack of insight these researchers have. This sort of misguided assumptions and false hopium is being reported everywhere, but they’re dead wrong.

For those who don’t want to wade through the propaganda in the link above, the short to-the-point synopsis:

“So our best-case scenario, which was based on our most optimistic forecasts for renewable energy, would still result in severe climate change, with all its dire consequences: shifting climatic zones, freshwater shortages, eroding coasts, and ocean acidification, among others. Our reckoning showed that reversing the trend would require both radical technological advances in cheap zero-carbon energy, as well as a method of extracting CO2 from the atmosphere and sequestering the carbon.

Those calculations cast our work at Google’s RE<C program in a sobering new light. Suppose for a moment that it had achieved the most extraordinary success possible, and that we had found cheap renewable energy technologies that could gradually replace all the world’s coal plants—a situation roughly equivalent to the energy innovation study’s best-case scenario. Even if that dream had come to pass, it still wouldn’t have solved climate change. This realization was frankly shocking: Not only had RE<C failed to reach its goal of creating energy cheaper than coal, but that goal had not been ambitious enough to reverse climate change.

That realization prompted us to reconsider the economics of energy.  What’s needed, we concluded, are reliable zero-carbon energy sources so cheap that the operators of power plants and industrial facilities alike have an economic rationale for switching over soon—say, within the next 40 years.”

Which is utter bullshit (and a total pipe dream – the only zero-carbon energy source is the natural sunlight WITHOUT any technology attempting to harness this., i.e. “just sun light” or photosynthesis).

This is also NOT “what’s needed” because it just another stupid attempt to preserve what we’ve already done (over consume energy). Nor do we do even HAVE 40 years to fix this. By then, massive levels of starvation will have wiped out most of the human population.

The “consume-energy-model” (by any means except direct natural sunlight) is fatally flawed. We need ZERO energy consumption (which also means massive levels of die-off by the way), but this is the ONLY “model” that preserves a habitable future for humanity and the rest of the biosphere.

Virtually ALL other models will continue to drive climate change faster and faster as they exploit more and more resources, driving up greenhouse gas concentrations in the effort (all this activity will still be done through carbon-based emissions).

We are in fact, chasing the tail of the Dragon we have unleashed – while STILL feeding its voracious appetite for energy (and resources) – and this approach will never “undue” what we’ve done.

And all other models will STILL fail to “solve climate change” as noted above.

It is astounding that these facts can be admitted to by these researchers, yet they CONTINUE to advocate “let’s use a better form of energy” mantra – which is provably FALSE and will achieve nothing towards future habitability or our survival as a species (it will make some corporations very rich however, which is the BAU “model”).

Jevon’s Paradox applies to ALL attempts to continue as before (consume energy, even in “cheap” or “alternative” or “sustainable” ways) and what this means for maintaining existing human populations and the corresponding depletion of resources (and the pollution caused, including greenhouse gas contributions).

chimpanzee

We are fucked, there is NO escape from what this means. Read the link carefully – they admit that nothing will fix climate change. Die-off WILL happen, on a massive scale as our ability to feed ourselves collapses along with the rest of the biosphere.

THAT is what humanity should be preparing for – the massive depopulation of humans on a global scale. This is so painfully obvious now that it hurts, identified as the likely outcome in countless research efforts. Yet despite all the accumulated knowledge and research going on, it is being deliberately ignored.

I’ve always said that “we’re on our own” here and this still remains as true as ever. There will be no “rescue” from any organization, group, government or magical Sky God. The single, greatest problem facing the species will be STARVATION (which comes first), then and alongside, endless resource wars, conflicts, immigration and competition for what remains. As the biosphere dies (and it will), so will humanity.

Watch and weep, what is depicted here will come to pass because we CATEGORICALLY REFUSE TO ADMIT TO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CXRaTnKDXA

 Posted by at 7:26 pm
Oct 172014
 

I am somewhat loathe to post this message, but due to the escalating panic in America, perhaps it should be shared anyway.

I’m in the storable food industry as most past readers of this blog already know. I’ve been at this nearly 20 years now.

I’ve seen the gigantic rush for storable food that was caused by Y2K.  There were so many orders in 1998 (18 months before Y2K), that we shut down and stopped accepting orders, knowing full well we could never fulfill them in time. Our backlog was at least 18 months long.

Every cannery in the entire country was absolutely buried under a mountain of orders. Eventually, we all worked through this and by 2000, our suppliers had gotten pretty much caught up. Backlogs dropped to a few months, then a few weeks.

Then the “lull” came. Y2K was a non-event (but only because billions were spent fixing this). Otherwise, it would have been pretty disruptive.

Hurricane Katrina also caused a 5 month backlog on food orders (AFTER the hurricane struck). This happens EVERY TIME there is a panic of any kind in this country. Even a major ice storm causes a rush.

The United States only has a handful of food canneries, that process and fulfill orders from thousands of sources.  I’m one of the “old timers” who is still around. I’ve seen hundreds of sites and companies fail.  Some are only in it for the “rush” and disappear shortly afterwards.  Others retired or failed. Others just “go away” for whatever reason. Others need to.

So here we are – once again, with another panic. Another “threat”. Another in-your-face reality that is literally scaring the pants off of millions of people. I am currently dealing with another gigantic rush for food orders. The canneries are dealing with this as best they can. Cannery capacity has increased (somewhat), but it’s still always going to be woefully short of demand in times like this.

There is a difference between a major storm event like Katrina, or a “known date event” like Y2K then what is occurring now. Now, everyone, everywhere it at risk. You may not have lived in hurricane country before, but you definitely live in a Ebola world. And that is not going away – ever.

Nobody knows when and how bad this might get. There is no cure. There is no vaccine. There is no treatment other then isolation, and fluids.  The death rate is over 70%.

It can strike anyone, anywhere. Public transportation is “iffy” (imo). Contact with other humans is iffy.  You do not know what you are risking by shaking hands, or handling a door knob or riding on a bus. Or walking down an aisle where someone has just sneezed.

It Ebola airborne? I do not think so, but it has been demonstrated to be long lived in some situations. Some claim it is airborne, but personally I am not convinced. Not yet.

I did warn everyone years ago that this could happen. A pandemic was always very likely. The world always turns for a “little bit worse”, day by day. The reasons are many, but the root causes and reasons for our ongoing collapse and destruction always remain unresolved.

But we forget. Oh boy, do we ever forget. We do not remember what it was like to have polluted rivers and streams, or when tuberculosis killed millions. In the land of Good and Plenty, we are easily deceived, misled and forgetful.

Continue reading “Ebola Emergency Alert!” »

 Posted by at 12:19 pm
Sep 132014
 

failI’ve found it necessary due to the inability to have these comments be published anywhere else (and many other comments I’ve made), to make another blog entry. So here I am, breaking my preferred silence.

At the core of the Guy McPherson message is “near-term extinction”. He spends a lot of time spreading this particular gospel.

His advocacy is to accept the inevitable. A few scientist believe that climate effects will be so extreme that our survival as a species, and indeed, the whole of the biosphere, will fail. Because of this, we are encouraged to accept the inevitable. He’s partnered up with Carolyn Baker to do this with as much “grace” as possible.

After much study, and as previously published, I find myself in disagreement with the core message that both of these speakers are now advocating.  I have an entirely different view of what will happen – what actually is happening – and how humanity will respond. Continue reading “The McPherson Message – The Wrong Message at the Wrong Time” »

 Posted by at 4:52 pm