Nov 302012
 

Polar Ice Sheets Shrinking Worldwide

(National Geographic News) – The polar ice sheets are indeed shrinking—and fast, according to a comprehensive new study on climate change.

And the effects, according to an international team, are equally clear—sea levels are rising faster than predicted, which could bring about disastrous effects for people and wildlife.

Thousands Evacuated In United Kingdom as Flooding Follows Record Drought

Panama: Thousands of Home Destroyed

Science Stunner: Greenland Ice Melt Up Nearly Five-Fold Since Mid-1990s, Antartica’s Ice Loss Up 50% In Past Decade

“the pace of ice loss from Greenland is extraordinary, with nearly a five-fold increase since the mid-1990s,”

Romm wrote: “We can’t dawdle much longer if we want to avoid an ice-free planet….”

Unfortunately, this is untrue. The statement is actually false. We cannot avoid an ice-free planet now. Irreversible melt is in motion. Environmental effects will be significantly worse then all “official” projects (but not what has been posted here).

Consider that a known 50% is already lost (in just two decades). There is simply no way that this is reversible on a meaningful time scale (several human lifetimes for example).

How to get the Arctic / Antarctic cold enough, fast enough to avoid “ice free”?

A rhetorical question to which there is no answer.

Seas Begin To Overwhelm Cities in Nigeria

Terminator Studies: Do We Really Need it?

Melting permafrost a new peril in global warming

Flooding occuring around the world

Nov 262012
 

A new study predicts:

“We are looking at a three-metre rise in 50 years,” Banchon said. “This is the first evidence that we have for rapid change in sea level during that time.” Only collapsing ice sheets could account for such an abrupt increase, he added.

But more recent studies have sounded alarms about the potential impact of crumbling ice sheets in western Antarctica and Greenland, which together contain enough frozen water to boost average global sea levels by at least 13 metres (42 feet).

A rapid three-meter rise would devastate dozens of major cities around the globe, including Shanghai, Calcutta, New Orleans, Miami and Dhaka. “Scientists have tended to assume that sea level reached a maximum during the last interglacial” — some 120,000 years ago — “very slowly, over several millennia,” Blanchon told AFP by phone.

“What we are saying is ‘no, they didn’t’.”

Catastrophic Sea Level Rise a ‘Distinct’ Possibility

They now think that the ocean level rise happened very, very rapidly. If so, this has stupendous impact upon a vast majority of the world’s population — many which lives on the coastlines. Continue reading »

Nov 252012
 

The point and purpose of this blog, unlike any other “preparedness” blog or website, has been to help inform readers to some of the factual, serious issues facing humanity. Over the years, I’ve taken the time to cover a lot of topics, avoiding a few on purpose and focusing on others that I’ve come to accept as urgent and important.

What Survivalism Really Means TodayIn particular, this blog has focused on the impacts of climate change and just how serious this topic really is. No other preparedness blog does this.

This blog is not a “survivalist” blog like any other, whose bread and staple of many (not all) is to promote endless conspiracy theories and a cornucopia of sidebar advertisements to buy “preparedness” products.

I have never found any of this information on such blogs particularly useful as they have little relevancy to real life or a situation in which I would find myself. And I’m already well-versed in what I would do if I did. Continue reading »

Nov 232012
 

Some important facts for everyone to consider:

A survey of all peer-reviewed abstracts on the subject ‘global climate change’ published between 1993 and 2003 shows that not a single paper rejected the consensus position that global warming is man caused. 75% of the papers agreed with the consensus position while 25% made no comment either way, focusing on methods or paleoclimate analysis (Oreskes 2004).

Several subsequent studies confirm that “…the debate on the authenticity of global warming and the role played by human activity is largely nonexistent among those who understand the nuances and scientific basis of long-term climate processes”. (Doran 2009). In other words, more than 95% of scientists working in the disciplines contributing to studies of our climate, accept that climate change is almost certainly being caused by human activities.

We should also consider official scientific bodies and what they think about climate change. There are no national or major scientific institutions anywhere in the world that dispute the theory of anthropogenic climate change. Not one.

Is There A Scientific Consensus On Global Warming?

I very often read on article comments elsewhere that “fraud” was found among climate scientists (or everything is blamed on Al Gore).  What do the FACTS actually say?  No less then 9 investigations found: Continue reading »

Nov 232012
 

Americans are INSANE.  Today is “the day” when greed, gluttony and insane mob behavior is encouraged by Corporate America, as they line up by the hundreds of thousands outside doors, trampling to death any who fall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkQVAb1DbjA

Can you even IMAGINE what it is going to be like when the food trucks stop making non-stop deliveries?  You don’t own enough guns to stop this madness. Continue reading »

Nov 232012
 

Some important facts for everyone to consider:

A survey of all peer-reviewed abstracts on the subject ‘global climate change’ published between 1993 and 2003 shows that not a single paper rejected the consensus position that global warming is man caused. 75% of the papers agreed with the consensus position while 25% made no comment either way, focusing on methods or paleoclimate analysis (Oreskes 2004).

Several subsequent studies confirm that “…the debate on the authenticity of global warming and the role played by human activity is largely nonexistent among those who understand the nuances and scientific basis of long-term climate processes”. (Doran 2009). In other words, more than 95% of scientists working in the disciplines contributing to studies of our climate, accept that climate change is almost certainly being caused by human activities.

We should also consider official scientific bodies and what they think about climate change. There are no national or major scientific institutions anywhere in the world that dispute the theory of anthropogenic climate change. Not one.

Is There A Scientific Consensus On Global Warming?

I very often read on article comments elsewhere that “fraud” was found among climate scientists (or everything is blamed on Al Gore).  What do the FACTS actually say?  No less then 9 investigations found: Continue reading »

Nov 212012
 

I watched the “Out In The Wild” documentary, which depicts 10 “average people” (city slickers) who are dropped off in the wilds of Alaska with a small mountain of gear and told to find their way back to civilization.

It was interesting, entertaining and a bit startling to see just how clueless people really are. In a world nation where virtually everything is provided for everyone, nobody really needs to know anything about self-sufficiency or survival.

What follows is a “plot spoiler” (you’ve been warned!) so if you’d rather watch it first, please do. Continue reading »

Nov 182012
 

173,000 Lightning Strikes Batter Southern Australia

A massive storm bringing over 173,000 lightning strikes in under 24 hours battered southern Australia.

I did the math:  24 hr * 60 min = 1440 minutes

173,000 strikes / 1440 = 120 strikes per minute (for 24 hours!!!).

I’m guessing this is probably a world record (soon to be broken). A bit more news on this lightning story here.

An interesting interview with James Balog, photographer on the new film, “Chasing Ice”.  I feel exactly like he says at the interview — the future for my kids looks absolutely terrifying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIZTMVNBjc4
Nov 172012
 

The Arctic Sea Ice Blog has posted a nice video on Arctic methane release and runaway global warming. Well worth watching:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSsPHytEnJM

I’ve also studied at some length a recent analysis by Kevin Anderson of why humanity cannot change its infrastructure in time to avoid catastrophic climate change (audio link).  While listening, you can go through the helpful slides (including the graphs) for this Kevin Anderson speech here.

Anderson takes you through the points of why our infrastructure simply cannot change in time, as this take multiple decades — time which he says that we do not have. Continue reading »