Mar 282009
 

Current predictions by the world scientific community (most of them anyway) are that the world will experience increasing temperatures for the next several centuries.

I do not know if anyone has done any work beyond 1,000 years, but of immediate and global concern is the temperature increases that are expected this century and what this is going to mean for all life on Earth.

We live in a very narrow ‘tolerance’ band of temperature variations. Where it is (already) too hot or too cold are places that are not much inhabited by humans. Or plant life. We can only live in places that sustain sufficient levels of biodiversity. Areas and regions that do not are ‘hardscrabble living’ for the humans that do try to exist there.

The uninhabited places of the planet are generally unlived in simply because there is nothing there that will keep humans alive very long without massive amounts of inputs from someplace else.

It is extremely doubtful that most people even have an inkling of what is going to happen when we hear about 6C temperature increases. The scientific reports of 4C – 6C (centigrade) temperature do not convey the stark reality of how terribly serious this is. And this is the low estimates!

Here are a few numbers to chew on (contributed by Lonewolf):

Current Temperature
2 Degrees Centigrade Increase
4 Degrees Centigrade Increase
6 Degrees Centigrade Increase
8 Degrees Centigrade Increase
30
34
38
42
46
40
45
51
56
61
50
57
63
70
77
60
68
76
84
93
70
79
89
98
107
80
91
101
112
123
90
102
114
126
138
100
113
127
140
153
110
125
139
154
169

Table is based on current global mean temperature of 15C.

Current locations experiencing 60 degree temperatures will under a 4C scenario experience 16 degree temperature increase (60 degrees now becomes 76 degrees). This is a huge variation from current temperatures and will dramatically affect wildlife and fauna.

Examining this table, we see that many areas presently inhabited by humans and those with large agricultural productions will become totally uninhabitable. If we start using the average expected temperature increases, it’s not hard to see that life on Earth is going to be nearly impossible for most regions inhabited today.

Humans can live in 114 degree heat, but they can’t grow enough food of sufficient scale to keep our present population levels alive. Many crops will simply fail as temperatures increase — forever. Other areas will also experience massive depletion or exhaustion of fresh water supplies.
There is some thought that a mild temperature increase can improve crop production, however, this has a greater number of negative effects then positive:

Average temperature increase: An increase in average temperature can 1) lengthen the growing season in regions with a relatively cool spring and fall; 2) adversely affect crops in regions where summer heat already limits production; 3) increase soil evaporation rates, and 4) increase the chances of severe droughts. Agriculture and Food Supply

The above report suggests that we may see a slight improvement for a short while, but the danger is found here:

  • Food production is projected to benefit from a warmer climate, but there probably will be strong regional effects, with some areas in North America suffering significant loss of comparative advantage to other regions.
  • The U.S. Great Plains/Canadian Prairies are expected to be particularly vulnerable.
  • Crops that are currently near climate thresholds (e.g., wine grapes in California) are likely to suffer decreases in yields, quality, or both.
  • Climate change is expected to improve growing conditions for some crops that are limited by length of growing season and temperature. (e.g. fruit production in the Great Lakes region and eastern Canada).

These predictions are going to affect the most productive regions within the United States. California droughts are already taking their toll on an area that was producing 20% of the nations crops.

There is also a very real problem of suitable soils, which were totally ignored in this report. As planet heats up, humans are going to be seeking agricultural lands further north to escape the heat. Guess what? They do not exist. Not on the scale we are presently using or going to be demanding.

Terms like ‘climate chaos’ and ‘climate thresholds’ start taking on new meaning when you realize that the narrow temperature band that supports nearly 7 billion humans is about to be permanently inflamed.

And do you want to know what’s worse? There is nothing we can do about it. One example of climate modification testing just recently backfired, “Hungry shrimp eat climate change experiment“.

Essentially, this is one more foolish idea that has gone down in flames, and it demonstrates our complete lack of control and understanding how monkeying around with nature often doesn’t turn out like we hope. Apparently, our ravenous consumption and planet-altering behavior still has not taught us that destroying the natural environment on a planetary scale is just a bad idea all around.

This is a Future Prep Alert — if you live in one of these regions that will no longer tolerate human habitation, you might want to think about moving, sooner rather then later (as the crush of humanity gobbles up all the available land and food resources).

 Posted by at 9:52 pm
Mar 252009
 

I wish this were a joke, but it is not. Senate Rubber Stamps National Enslavement Bill

The Senate last night rubber stamped a nightmare domestic draft bill that legislates mandatory national service and creates an “army” of at least 7 million civilian enforcers working at the the behest of the government, while also containing language that threatens to ban free speech and the right to protest.

I definitely saw this one coming. You were warned that we would see garbage like this.

It’s pretty clear to me anyway, why this is being done. And frankly, there are a lot of good reasons why this is happening. But that does not negate the fact that if we’d simply changed our civilization and society first and foremost (which was the only response actually needed), we’d have never needed this.

So don’t think I support this — I don’t. But I have given a lot of thought to the tactical response of government and why they are going to be “forced” to do a lot of things ahead. This is just one of them.

In case you don’t realize it yet, this is the preparation for national collapse. There was no doubt that a recruitment program would be initiated as a tactical response for what is now, a foregone conclusion.

Vaughn sent me a bunch of stuff as follows:

I’m leaving the economic woes alone today.  There are such ditties with regards to that today like these: EU Presidency: US Economic Plans A “Road To Hell” and UK Bond Auction Fails For First Time Since 2002 or Obama Denounces Global Currency While Creating The Very Means For It’s Introduction.  But something else far more important and troubling came up.

Owe-bama has just re-instated slavery.  It is now law and he wants your sons and daughters.   Owe-Bush-Rham-a’s plan is a direct violation of the 13th Amendment prohibition against involuntary servitude, and now they want to make any organized effort to point that fact out a crime, thus violating the First Amendment!  I bet the Owe-bama-nauts didn’t see this one coming.

Next up: false flag terror attacks, a major war, economic depression, martial law and gun confiscation.

Senate Rubber Stamps Enslavement Bill (March 24, 2009)

The Senate last night rubber stamped a nightmare domestic draft bill that legislates mandatory national service and creates an “army” of at least 7 million civilian enforcers working at the the behest of the government, while also containing language that threatens to ban free speech and the right to protest.

Similar initiatives have been introduced in other western countries, including recently in the UK with the announcement that MI5 is currently training up to 60,000 UK citizens as part a civilian network of terrorist spotters, according to Prime Minister Gordon Brown and home secretary, Jacqui Smith.

In an interview with Ben Smith of the New York Daily News, Emanuel outlined the agenda for military-style training, essentially a domestic draft, aimed at preparing Americans for a chemical or biological terrorist attack.

Asked by Smith about the universal service plan and whether people would have to live in military barracks, Emanuel laughed before responding, “We’re going to have universal civil defense training, somewhere between the ages of 18 to 25 you will do three months of training….but there can be nothing wrong with all Americans having a joint similar experience of what we call civil defense training or civil service in service of the country, in preparation, which will give people a sense of what it means to be an American.”

The passage of such shocking legislation with barely a whimper from political activist groups goes to show how well the corporate media has performed in camouflaging the legislation with flowery characterizations of helpful volunteerism, when in reality the bill creates the pretext for mandatory national service and the creation of a multi-million man domestic civil defense unit who will be tasked with spying on their fellow Americans under the justification of protecting the country from terrorism.


The “GIVE” Act Calls For You Kids To Be Owned By The State
(March 25, 2009)

One may ask, “What’s the big deal about kids doing some good for their community?” There is one very simple answer for this…”What’s the big deal with your kids being OWNED by an omnipotent government?” What a wonderful example of its delights the Germans and their drilled and trained wunderkinder left us? Mandatory involuntary service shall set us all free!

GIVE Mandatory Service Act Strips First Amendment Of “Volunteers”
(March 24, 2009)

GIVE (up your rights) will conscript millions of young people, put them in uniforms and send them packing to 4-year “public service” academies where they will be indoctrinated and trained to become “public sector leaders.”

Try And Make Me (March 25, 2009)

Remember the Thirteenth Amendment? About how “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude” should exist in this country “except as punishment for a crime” that someone’s been convicted of by due process? That includes “involuntary servitude” in pursuit of what I’m sure will be noble, public-minded projects (after all, there’s no way Barack Obama is going to use this to provide footsoldiers for radical leftist organizations). “No involuntary servitude” means even if you think it’s for the greater good. I volunteer for organizations that I feel deserve my time, in pursuit of goals I choose. You’re going to try and force me to do the volunteer work that serves your interests? Good luck. I will not do charity work at gunpoint. Not for Obama, not for anyone.

GIVE….Until It’s Mandatory? (March 25, 2009)

Warning: Michelle Malkin is referenced within (I can’t stand her).  But the point is made.  This is shocking to both sides of the political fence.

How’s That Obama Vote Working Out For You?? (March 25, 2009)

As promised during his campaign, Obama is moving forward with his OBAMA YOUTH SQUAD.  Yesterday, The US House took the first step in organizing Obama’s dream of a youth service corp.

To add to all this….

Monsanto Planting Seeds In The White House (March 24, 2009)

Now you get an inkling of what HR 875 is about.  You’re not to grow your own food or sell it.

Apparently, President Obama is considering appointing Michael Taylor to head the new Food Safety Working Group. Who’s Michael Taylor?

Hmm, I Wonder What This Was In Preparation For?  REVOLUTION! Giant Shipment Of Weapons Seized At Airport (March 25, 2009)

They found 60 pump action 12-gauge shotguns and 177 pistols. The shotguns were encased in Styrofoam molding and individually packaged in 12 large boxes. The pistols were shipped within hard plastic gun storage cases packed inside 13 large cardboard boxes.

The guns were destined for a business located in Kentucky. Neither the shotguns nor pistols were found to have any serial numbers or markings.

60 shotguns and 177 handguns doesn’t so “giant”.  So much for revolution.  But that they did not have serial numbers or markings IS interesting.

 Posted by at 10:05 am
Mar 232009
 

Angie has done it again with another excellent post, The Coup Will Not Be Televised.

I think she should have called this “Wake The Fuck Up“, as it goes right to the heart of the matter of what is wrong with us as a species and a civilization. Excellent work, I must say.

The Winter Patriot has a great article on the “assassination teams” operating around the world under the U.S. Government.  Screwed Again is definitely a worthy read.

I am not so naive to actually believe that reporting these stories will change anything, that day won’t come until we have self-destructed.  But you should be informed of this: the agents of the system, and the system itself, are conspiring against you and all life on this planet.

You should know this already.

 Posted by at 11:29 pm
Mar 232009
 
Doctor Doctor what is wrong with me
This supermarket life is getting long
What is the heart life of a colour TV
What is the shelf life of a teenage queen
Ooh western woman
Ooh western girl
News hound sniffs the air
When Jessica Hahn goes down
He latches on to that symbol
Of detachment
Attracted by the peeling away of feeling
The celebrity of the abused shell the belle
Ooh western woman
Ooh western girl
And the children of Melrose
Strut their stuff
Is absolute zero cold enough
And out in the valley warm and clean
The little ones sit by their TV screens
No thoughts to think
No tears to cry
All sucked dry
Down to the very last breath
Bartender what is wrong with me
Why am I so out of breath
The captain said excuse me ma’am
This species has amused itself to death
Amused itself to death
Amused itself to death
We watched the tragedy unfold
We did as we were told
We bought and sold
It was the greatest show on earth
But then it was over
We ohhed and aahed
We drove our racing cars
We ate our last few jars of caviar
And somewhere out there in the stars
A keen-eyed look-out
Spied a flickering light
Our last hurrah
And when they found our shadows
Grouped around the TV sets
They ran down every lead
They repeated every test
They checked out all the data on their lists
And then the alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed
But on eliminating every other reason
For our sad demise
They logged the only explanation left
This species has amused itself to death
No tears to cry no feelings left
This species has amused itself to death
 Posted by at 7:58 pm
Mar 232009
 

Climate Progress has an article on just how bad things are going to get, “Hell and High Water“. I suggest a careful reading of this article.

This fully supports my own position stated here, Beyond The Point of No Return conclusion, although I don’t think they’ve dared let the proverbial cat out of the bag yet like I have.

Their data points:

  • Staggeringly high temperature rise, especially over land — some 15°F over much of the United States
  • Sea level rise of 5 feet, rising some 6 to 12 inches (or more) each decade thereafter
  • Widespread desertification — as much as one-third of the land
  • Massive species loss on land and sea — 50% or more of all life
  • Unexpected impacts — the fearsome “unknown unknowns”
  • More severe hurricanes — especially in the Gulf

Irreversible impacts” for at least a 1000 years. This is a gross understatement I’m afraid.

Once our aerosols in the atmosphere decline (which are currently slowing down the effects of climate change), the planet is going to heat up very, very rapidly which will cause massively accelerated climate change effects, including the dreaded negative feed-back loops that will push the planet beyond all hope of recovery (in terms of human existence).

It’s hard to assess what things like “30% soil moisture” loss really mean if you don’t understand the significance of these terms. Or “severe hurricanes” if you’ve never survived one. We can’t even get our mind around “100 million climate refugees from rising sea levels” or “calcification stops” in the world’s oceans.

The problem when we read about these things is that we cannot seem to appreciate what they signify. Essentially, these data points are all very, very deadly for the entire planet. Here are a few of the highlights:

What is less well understood is that even a very strong mitigation effort that kept carbon emissions this century to 11 GtC a year on average would still probably take us to 1000 ppm

The scientific community has spent little time modeling the impacts of a tripling (~830 ppm) or quadrupling (~1100 ppm) carbon dioxide concentrations from preindustrial levels. In part, I think, that’s because they never believed humanity would be so stupid as to ignore the warnings and simply continue on its self-destructive path. In part, they lowballed the difficult-to-model amplifying feedbacks in the carbon cycle.

So I pieced together those impacts from available studies and from discussions with leading climate scientists for my book, Hell and High Water. But now as climate scientists have sobered up to their painful role as modern-day Cassandra’s, the scientific literature on what we face is much richer. Let me review it here.

TEMPERATURE

Two of the best recent analyses of what we are headed towards can be found here:

As Dr. Vicky Pope, Head of Climate Change Advice for the Met Office’s Hadley Centre explains on their website (here):

Contrast that with a world where no action is taken to curb global warming. Then, temperatures are likely to rise by 5.5 °C and could rise as high as 7 °C above pre-industrial values by the end of the century.

That likely rise corresponds to roughly 10°F globally and typically 50% higher than that over inland mid-latitudes (i.e. much of this country) — or 15°F.

Based on two studies in the last few years:

By century’s end, extreme temperatures of up to 122°F would threaten most of the central, southern, and western U.S. Even worse, Houston and Washington, DC could experience temperatures exceeding 98°F for some 60 days a year. Much of Arizona would be subjected to temperatures of 105°F or more for 98 days out of the year–14 full weeks.

Yet that conclusion is based on studies of only 700 ppm and 850 ppm, so it could get much hotter than that.

So please read the article link for yourself.

I think that these estimates are still off in their scope and severity and particularly, in their time-frames and planetary-wide impacts. This is because some effects are still not being considered or well-understood. This isn’t anybody’s fault, much of the scientific world is scrambling right now to catch up. But the “scientific reticence” that I’ve blogged about before actually prevents them from raising the alarm too loudly. Here is a former quote of my own on this issue:

There is still (of course) a strange reticence to “tell it like it is” within the scientific community and how incredibly fast and rapid changes are occurring on our planet.

Every year, we get new reports and analysis, and every year, they move their projections up by several decades, trying to catch up to what is now happening and being recorded. I think the tendency to under emphasize the danger we are in is a very bad idea, but markets need to be protected too (if you’re a capitalist).

There are those leading scientists in the world that would agree with me. We’re not going far enough, fast enough or drastically enough to stave off the looming disaster. The reality here is I agree with them, they are the experts, not me. I have taken the information they have shared and mixed it with all the other sources of news and information gleaned from around the world. I wish I had more time to do an even better job of it, because a lot of pieces still remain missing.

I do however, do not believe that there is any solution to climate change, other then simply stopping all of our industrial activity on a global scale. Any technology that we could possibly develop would simply permit humans to induce even more long-term damage. In other words, it would most certainly not save us at all, it would only make the crash that much worse because we would not stop our polluting ways. We would have only enabled ourselves to do it longer and with more people.

This is the problem with many technologies we are embracing today. Agriculture was supposed to “feed the world”, but it’s not. It’s destroying the land and the habitat with monoculture deserts and the people are still hungry. Computers and cell phones and all forms of electronic communication were suppose to introduce the ‘paperless office’ and save the environment and our forests, but we’re cutting down more trees for paper then ever. And we’re assaulting our bodies with daily doses of radiation effects that we only barely seem to understand.

Humans seem to take whatever technological marvels they develop and exploit them until their worst effects are realized (and widespread). We still stupidly think that these things are going to lessen our workload and even save our lives, hardly realizing that they wind up being the devices that lead to our destruction.

As far as I know, nobody has ever published an assessment of human invention and engineering and it’s overall negative effects, but it’s not that hard to just pick one of these miracle technologies and uncover the effects we now have to live with. Our entire society is saturated with technology that chains us all down, but usually in ways which are no longer obvious to our now-dulled minds.

In any case, I drifted off from the main topic above.  Sorry about that.  I guess what I’m trying to say is we badly need a “reset” button pushed on our entire civilization and it looks like we’re going to get it.

 Posted by at 10:58 am
Mar 222009
 

There are two articles today that are very bad news for our financial future –

Fed Planning 15-Fold Increase In US Monetary Base (link)

This is a staggering devaluation of the US currency! It means that for every dollar in America in September 2008, the fed is going to created fourteen more of them!

Recall the concerns of hyperinflation? Imagine what “worth” your fiat money is going to be if its purchasing power is suddenly devalued by 1400%. This year!

Geithner Readies Latest Bankster Debt Slavery Plan (link)
This is defacto nationalization of ‘assets’ (actually toxic debt), but what this means in the U.S. Government is now going to own your debt on literally everything, houses, cars, credit cards, you name it. This means (as if you didn’t know this already), that they are going to own you and of course, everything you ‘own’.

Right now, they control you through laws, regulations, restrictions and permission slips, but now they’re going after your money and your debt. Welcome to the new debtors prison system.

You can be sure that they will also find ways to make sure that EVERYONE falls under this type of ‘agreement’ one way or the other. Independent and self-sufficient are words that strike fear and hatred into the hearts and minds of our evil overlords.

 Posted by at 10:43 am
Mar 212009
 

[This is one of those data ‘points’ that supports my own position that our goose is cooked. Please see my final comments on the bottom – Admin]

Beyond the Point of No Return
by Ross Gelbspan

It’s too late to stop climate change — so what do we do now?

As the pace of global warming kicks into overdrive, the hollow optimism of climate activists, along with the desperate responses of some of the world’s most prominent climate scientists, are preventing us from focusing on the survival requirements of the human enterprise.

The environmental establishment continues to peddle the notion that we can solve the climate problem.

We can’t. Continue reading “Beyond The Point Of No Return” »

 Posted by at 9:56 am
Mar 212009
 

More proof that we’ll keep doing all the wrong things: Shell Oil Abandons Renewable Energy

This is the same company that made ‘obscene‘ profits on exploitation of the world’s energy supplies.

You can get angry over this if you like, but this is what mega-corporations do, and this is what they’re all about. They’ll always chase the money, first and foremost.  Even it means destroying the last vestiges of our environment.

However ….. think about this for a moment. Does this mean that renewable energy isn’t going to be profitable?  Even for a mega-corporation giant with vast pools of resources like Royal Dutch Shell?

Giving up on renewable energy is a VERY serious matter.  Since all bio-fuels are ultimate net energy losses, we can ignore this claim as being ‘renewable’ (they’re not, they all require oil inputs at some point), and even that notion that bio-fuels are going to ever meet our energy needs (this has been proven many times over as being false).  And we’re still running out of oil….

This is of course, a tragic decision by Shell, but the real issue is what is under the surface here — we’re not going to be ‘saved’ by our energy suppliers.  It’s quite probable that they actually can’t.  Renewable energy has been touted as ‘sustainable’ and even profitable, but neither one of these claims is actually accurate.

In any case, more proof that we are still headed down a one-way street.  The signs keep telling us to turn back, but nobody is.

 Posted by at 8:45 am
Mar 202009
 

Lonewolf sent me this on this article, which is really a must read if you want to understand what has happened in the financial world: The Big Takeover

Take the time and read every word of this very informative article.  You’ll get a birds-eye view of the carnage that has been wrought by bankers, investment firms, and the U.S. Government.

 Posted by at 10:59 pm