[This is a fictional interview entry, written to answer some interview requests I’ve received. In the past year, I’ve had about five requests I think from different media outlets. I have turned them all down as a matter of routine. I do not grant interviews anymore, because I’ve little interest in the limelight and certainly don’t trust the media. Much of the following is a compendium of what is already written on this blog]
These are some samples of the warnings I’ve been sharing here: climate change and the scientific assessments documenting these facts, is speeding up — way beyond ALL the original assessments and expectations.
Scientists are cautious creatures, but are consistently failing to accurately assess the real severity of the problem facing our planet and it’s affects on human habitation.
I’m going to venture into a very sensitive area that I have yet to cover in detail. Fair warning: this subject matter is going to strike very hard at the heart of many cherished belief systems, especially held by Americans. Read on at your own risk.
The collapse of civilization is a broad euphemism for masses of dead people in most parts of the world. Let’s not kid ourselves here. When our civilization collapses, it is going to mean massive body counts and death by violent means. It will also mean death by disease, starvation and more then a few self-inflictions.
Doug bought me a copy of this book, Earth Sheltered Homes, which he has recommended (thanks Doug!).
I’ve had a chance to look at it now, there are some innovative ideas on how to use plain old dirt for insulation and heat storage. Instead of exposing the home to the heat-robbing damp ground that surrounds the home, a waterproof insulation blanket is extended outward away from the home many feet.
From the Oil Drum:
Robert Hirsch, author of Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation, and Risk Management (a.k.a. the Hirsch Report), appeared on CNBC this morning. He said flat out that new technologies and new drilling won’t solve the peak oil problem, and that we should expect $12-15/gallon gasoline followed by rationing. $15 Gasoline Ahead
Apparently, according to Russian researcher Boris Borisov, famine during the Great Depression in 1931 – 1932 in America killed over 7 million Americans.
The researcher, Boris Borisov, in his article titled “The American Famine” estimated the victims of the financial crisis in the US at over seven million people. The researcher also directly compared the US events of 1932-1933 with Holodomor, or Famine, in the USSR during 1932-1933.
Michael sent me this link, which is pretty interesting. This could be a blueprint for the Cheney junta to take over this country, not at all hard to imagine. The terrorist threat here I think is grossly overexaggerated, one of the main themes in this document. But more importantly is the idea / reality that ANY supply disruption for ANY reason on the global oil output ANYWHERE s going to have huge repercussions for the entire world, especially here.
It would be worthwhile, if I had time, to do a weekly roundup of the latest news that is applicable to the collapse of civilization. But I can’t do this in reality, there is simply too much to share, too much to read and too little time to write it all down.
Events are indeed accelerating. But it’s still a big planet and there will be plenty of room for things to gather more and more momentum. If you’re watching the news like I am (reading it online), there’s some scary things ahead.
Bet you have NO IDEA what’s up…. but I’ll say it again, YEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!
Ever get that thought that if you open your mouth, you’d knock down mountains? No? Well, sometimes I get that thought. It doesn’t mean I’m right…. but if I am, well, then I’m right.
How important is it to be right? Think about it. It depends on who you’re influencing, even if it’s just yourself. Taking yourself too seriously is probably a pretty bad idea, but we all like to be right, at least now and then. That’s because it validates our thought processes and our efforts. Validation is pretty important too. We seek validation in love, friendship, work, leisure, well, everything.