October 2018 Update

I’ve been dragging my feet on posting a new blog report (sorry). There’s just too much going on right now to add to the mix. I paid very close attention to the Kavanaugh hearings (guilty as charged) and am in shock with at least half the nation that this serial sexual abuser was confirmed to the Supreme Court.

A lot of things did NOT happen as they should have. Only 9 witnesses were ‘interviewed’ by the FBI after the week-long delay on the hearings was requested (and Christine Ford was NOT one of them). Trump directly interfered with the witness list and who the FBI could and could not talk to during this “delay”. In retrospect, that was their plan (the Rape Party) all along, and now we know why. Nearly 50 additional witnesses offered to come forward and testify against Kavanaugh – not a single one of these people were interviewed in the ‘allowed’ period. But several published their statements in the newspapers anyway.

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Carbon Tax

I’m sure that we’ve all read where a “carbon tax” will reduce fossil fuel use. This seems to be one of the basic mantra’s of the carbon tax proponents. I disagree.

I remember when gasoline was really cheap (.25 cents a gallon) as a kid. Wages weren’t too good back then either. Since then, additional taxes and endless price increases have been enacted on fossil fuels (primarily gasoline and diesel). Consumption of these fuels has skyrocketed. We’re now burning 100,000,000 barrels a day or thereabouts (almost there). That is an ENORMOUS amount of fuel – and carbon – being spewed into the atmosphere.

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch Now Larger Than France, Germany and Spain combined

Since nothing has been done about human wastes and pollution, the Pacific Garbage Patch has grown enormously.

Netflix has a video on the plastics industry that reveals the incredible disinterest by plastic manufacturers to stop producing toxic pollution. No amount of global suffering and death will change their minds, or anyone else’s.  And if you think this is hyperbole, then consider this: Amount of Plastics to Triple In World’s Oceans

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Future Fisheries Deception

Global fisheries to be, on average, 20 percent less productive in 2300, study finds

This article contains numerous misrepresentations and omissions.

a) Global fisheries are already down over 50% NOW.
b) A temperature rise of 4C will result in a catastrophic collapse of civilization.
c) A 9.6C increase will literally mean human extinction (long before).
d) The resulting food chain collapse @4C or even 9C will mean massive species extinction of all mammals. It is also extremely unlikely that any fish will survive at the higher temperatures.

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How A Few Scientists Get It Wrong On Our C02 Budget

If you’re interested in knowing whether or not we have a “carbon budget” left, read the article found over on Real Climate.

There has been a highly misleading paper out recently that has claimed we can emit more carbon before smashing into the 1.5 °C limit. Well, we can’t, but that’s because the paper is based on various assumptions and inaccurate data (and it’s a good example of a totally useless “debate”). The Real Climate article discusses this.

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The Insane Exploitation Plans Of The Arctic

Reprinted here from – http://resourceinsights.blogspot.com/2017/08/arctic-riches-most-insane-discussion.html

(timely reasonable observation on the insanity developing over the Arctic – Admin)

Arctic riches: A most insane discussion by Kurt Cobb

As climate change rips away the icy armor of the Arctic, nations surrounding the North Pole and companies eager to exploit the area’s mineral wealth–particularly oil and natural gas–are growing giddy with anticipation.

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Biggest Dead Zone – Ever

The biggest ever dead zone has just been recorded in the Gulf of Mexico.

Scientists say the oxygen-depleted region is about the size of New Jersey, covering 8,776 square miles (22,720 square kilometers). A dead zone is where there is not enough oxygen to support marine life. The cause is human (fertilizer and effluent runoff).

The nutrients, which get carried down from the river, feed plankton blooms that die and sink. Their resulting decay uses oxygen

Studies based on nitrogen and phosphorus in the Mississippi River had predicted one of the largest dead zones ever. Unwanted record: Biggest ever dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

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