The LIFE Project – Strategic Initiative for Reduced Human Survival

LIFE Project – Strategic Initiative for Reduced Human Survival

Profound impacts on global climate, ecosystems and human society caused by climate change and the resulting effects on human civilization are projected to be serious to severe throughout the entire world. Extensive study of the published literature and science underscores a distinct possibility that human extinction may even occur, along with nearly all of the life within the living biosphere. The Life Project proposes creation of protected bio-regional zones and habitation for human and biological survival (non-human life) on every habitable continent selected to ensure continuity of life for the human race and as many other species as possible.

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Topic: Videos, Links, Reports, Arguments – Climate Change

VIDEOS

What We Know About Climate Change: Professor Kerry Emanuel – The basic causes of climate change (orbital and chemical), the history of understanding climate change, likely temperature scenarios, the effect of clouds and other uncertainties.
Climate Change as a Perfect Storm: Prof Alden Griffith – video showing human caused, projections
Jennifer Francis: A New Arctic Feedback
Why People Don’t Believe In Climate Science
No Carbon Budget
Future Sea Level Rise

Recent Ocean Warming has been underestimated – NOAA’s data adjustments

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Blog Changes

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A Hell Hole In The Ground

Here is an example of what you should not do, buy into or build yourself: A Hell Hole In The Ground

It’s kinda scary when you consider how many people are falling for this kind of ‘plan’ for their so-called “preparations”. They’re seriously doomed to fail because they’re simply piling greedy, rich people on top of each other in a survival situation. Not what anyone needs to survive calamity.

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Projected Water Stress

The following is a pdf document with images of present and projected water stress (1 page). I can’t post this all here, it simply won’t fit.

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when looking at this. At first glance, it appears that the colors indicate less stress in 2025, however that is not true. The second map is how much worse water stress will be increased from the present stress levels, which is already bad for many parts of the United States.

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Integrated Food Security Phase Classification

Integrated Food Security Phase Classification

The aim was to establish a consistent definition, so that the world would never again turn its back on catastrophic starvation (which it does anyway).

The classifications are:

Phase 5 — famine or catastrophe: Catastrophic rates of starvation deaths, with acute malnutrition rates of more than 30 percent of population, a mortality above two people per 10,000 population per day and severe food shortages for more than 20 percent of people.

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The Bad News

I’ve got some bad news. The American media, and the international media, along with many scientists, have promoted the notion that the United States was making preparations for the coming effects of climate change.

Spoiler alert: This is not actually true.

We all know that upon Trump’s arrival at the Whitehouse, the new Administration began to swiftly erase any references to climate change from government websites. But you can still find these documents if you dig around a bit. Under the previous Obama Administration, you can still find what work has been done to prepare the country for climate change.

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A Little Blue Planet

There was once a beautiful jewel of a little blue planet hanging in the tapestry of space. The Galaxy all around was devoid of any signs of life. Over the eons of Time, simple life forms developed on the little blue planet, eventually accumulating into a highly complex advance life forms. The planet began to brim with life.

More time passed, and an apex species stepped forth from the mists, conquering fire and foe and every obstacle that stood before it. In time, this species became even more adept, developing agriculture and vast civilizations.

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Scientists race to save U.S. government climate data from Trump

This is actually ‘old’ news (it’s been underway for a few months) – Scientists race to save U.S. government climate data from Trump

I tried – and failed – to post an anonymous reply on Desdemona. That damned “character” count bullshit used by Blogger does not work right and never has. Any reply that contains more then one link, or has any embedded html formatting for emphasis gets reported as being “too long”. You have to take an axe to your post to get it to pass the character count.

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Keeping Up With the Jones’s

I received a call today from a national radio advertiser (name withheld – you’ll see why) seeking advertising on the Alex Jones show. My verbal reply was very short: “Not interested” and I hung up.  A follow-up email was also received, depicting rates, media kit, etc. I can’t show this here because I don’t want this person to be fired.

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11 alarming facts about sea-level rise

An important read – 11 alarming facts about sea-level rise

The information is slightly dated. The Arctic, Greenland and Antarctica are melting even faster now (and no mention of Larsen C or Totten glacier). The actual number of people that will “regularly flood” is 500,000,000, twice the estimate in this document (provided they do not move – which they will have to. Plan accordingly). New York and Miami will be lost as will all other low-lying coastal regions.

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Climate Change Is the World’s Biggest Risk

Climate Change Is the World’s Biggest Risk, in 3 Charts

I think they might have missed at least two huge risks: Abrupt Methane Release and Abrupt Sea Level Rise.

Both of these missing items seems to be fairly misunderstood – or poorly understood. Here is some further reading and speculation on abrupt sea level rise to consider:
https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/west-antarctica-melting-amazon-not-helping/

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The Deep State Goes To War

More distraction: The Deep State Goes To War with President-Elect by Glen Greenwald

I’d written in some comments a week or two back that the CIA was desperate to save itself (from the incoming Administration) and preserve its autonomy to wage endless war, its “blank check” was going to be curtailed. Greenwald exposes this even further. Yesterday’s ‘revelation’s (which I haven’t read) sounds like the same anonymous bullshit story as before (no real evidence).

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Why I Try

Feature update: A new “edit” feature for commentators (5 minutes allowed to fix your comments).

This is a follow-up post to the “The First Tiny Step Forward” commentary.

Several people here believe that we’ve already lost all opportunity to try to change the inevitable outcome of planetary habitability. Inherent to this belief (whether you realize this or not) is – a) everything possible has been tried and nothing will work and therefore – b) use the time and life we each still have left doing something else (living).  This is the core of the McPherson message by the way – which I steadfastly reject.

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The First Tiny Step Forward – Mandatory Education

Please read this post, I think I’ve finally hit on something – Admin.

Rudy E. Verner: Trump’s immoral climate policies

Morality, philosophers and priests tell us, is concerned with the consequences of individual and collective action. It asks us to consider not only the effects our actions have on those around us, but on those who are distant and do not have voices of their own. Future generations and even today’s children are rightly included in the category of people without real standing when it comes to political affairs. It is up to us to protect their rights and interests, just as our fathers and grandfathers stood up for our right to live in a free society by joining the fight against Nazism in World War II, and the tide of communism in Korea and Vietnam.

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The crack in this Antarctic ice shelf just grew by 11 miles. A dramatic break could be imminent.

Well, exciting times for all!

An enormous rift in one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves grew dramatically over the past month, and a chunk nearly the size of Delaware could break away as soon as later this winter, British scientists reported this week.

The crack in the ice shelf, known as Larsen C, has been growing at an accelerating rate. Since the beginning of December, it has grown about 11 miles in length, after extending 13 miles earlier in the year. In total, the rift has grown about 50 miles since 2011 (it’s almost 100 miles long in total), and has widened to well over 1,000 feet. Now, only 12 miles of ice continue to connect the chunk with the rest of the ice shelf.

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Post-Civilization Begins

Check this out:

I’ve been wondering when this sort of mob behavior would begin. It’s not even Black Friday!

Obviously, this will now happen again. And again. And again – until box stores line their exits with armed guards. Then, the “mob” will move onto something else, having belatedly “discovered” that the power of mob behavior grants them the ability to do a lot of well, whatever the hell they want.

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American Stupid

I’ve poisoned and polluted myself by trying to post a few comments on some of the climate denial articles that have recently come out. I need a shower.

What is very, very clear to me is climate denialists have no grasp of the basic science that has measured global warming. Truly ridiculous and inane arguments are trotted out over and over. None make any sense at all, once you understand the basic science and how the entire “warming” arguments (and evidence) came about. Virtually all of their arguments have been soundly disproved over and over again, but they’re still being used as their defense against global warming.

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