And what is happening now? Methane Levels Early 2015
Wake the fuck up people.
And what is happening now? Methane Levels Early 2015
Wake the fuck up people.
From Dr. Jeff Masters Wunder Blog: 63.5°F in Antarctica: Possible Continental Record; 14 Years of Rain in 1 Day in Chile
Continental records are rare as hell. But will become a lot more common as things continue to heat up.
Weather weirding in Chile: Copiapo River dry for 17 years, swamps desert area in Atacama region.
Update: Video on the flooding – worth watching, pretty devastating.
Update: slide presentation on just how bad the flooding was (devastating)
In the land of Senator Inhofe: Deadly Tornado Pummels Mobile Home Park in Oklahoma (link)
Someone should should shout the word “recall” and get this bum tossed out of office. It wouldn’t make any difference even if it succeeded of course, but we should at least try to set the record straight and stop rewarding stupidity.
Now that spring is upon us, the odds are rising that millions of Americans will find themselves under a “slight,” “moderate,” or even “high” risk of severe weather at some point in the next few months.
Ah, so what? A little warming water can’t hurt much, right? Wrong:
A disruption of this ocean water mixing machine would ripple through the world oceans like a gunshot to a vital circulatory organ, reducing oxygen levels throughout the whole ocean system, and greatly reducing the oceans’ ability to support life. It would be a major shift toward a stratified, less life supporting ocean, and one step closer to the nightmare ocean state called a Canfield Ocean (named after its discoverer — Dr. Donald Canfield).
I swear to God – if there was a way to get people (and idiot politicians – which are not real people) to finally LISTEN to what the science is telling the world about the unfolding cataclysm(s), I’d be among the FIRST to endorse it. But as the RECORD clearly shows – nothing works and the world continues to head towards its own oblivion. So while I clearly recognize and admit that this effort (and this blog) will remain utterly ignored, I still find myself incapable of total silence.
Oh, almost forgot. The Arctic also set a new record – the lowest amount of sea ice at the end of the freezing season on record “by a large margin”.
It’s going to be hell of a summer. Maybe next year, if they even bother with the Iditarod, it’ll be held in Antarctica where there should still be some ice left.
(Written June 23, 2009. It’s not funny how some words remains just as true as when they were first written – it’s an indictment of our irresponsibility and refusal to change – Admin)
Americans…. have chosen the path of “strong” denial. The United States is the leading cause behind many, many wrong-doings throughout the world. Quoting myself, I said: “This blog had focused on a wide variety of these issues, including war, terrorism, torture, pollution, environmental destruction, economic collapse, climate change, peak oil, tyranny, oppression, “big brother”, privacy, capitalism, imperialism, domination, genocide, materialism, consumerism, evaporating freedoms and lost liberties. My goal was to awaken the sleeping sheep of America to their common predicament, and to the root causes of many of these issues.” Many different bloggers are also still focused on the same issues. And yet despite the billions of words now broadly played across the Internet extolling and exhorting our views, news and opinions of these facts and events, we have singularly failed to actually change what I have come to call the final outcome.
Stephen Lendman has done a masterful job of documenting many of these issues as a gifted writer. I highly recommend you read his blog daily. There are many other sites that could also be recommended. A good review for denialist on global climate change can be found here.
Our downfall as a nation is no accident. We know how this happened and why. Yet despite this knowledge and awareness, the downward trajectory of this country remains the same. The growing grassroots movements and widespread discontent and unrest we are now witnessing is not going to stop it. All they want is what everyone seems to still want, which is a return to a “business as usual” model of preeminence, privilege and excess and material consumption.
This cannot happen, if for no other reason then resource limits have now been reached. What you don’t see yet is a demand to change this country into a truly ethical and sustainable civilization. This is because the people still fail to understand that this is the only possible future worth fighting for, if there is even going to be any future.
Our backs are up against a immutable wall of growing tyranny and oppression. The changes we desperately seek are now outrageously being labeled as “terrorism” by a out-of-control government and unethical politicians and trigger happy thugs. We’re fighting against bad press, bad media, bad science, bad faith and whole lot of bad people who are seemingly hell-bent on destroying all that is beautiful, true, worthy and just.
The sheep are confused, and tend to side with the strongest force, either out of fear or ignorance, but the result is the same. A strong theme of rank denial is running absolutely rampant through the rank and file of our largely ignorant populace.
I’ve flat-out had enough of this. I am absolutely sick to death of the embellishment of ignorance. Americans have learned to triumph the mundane, inane and absolutely ridiculous. The grotesque fawning over pop stars, dead or alive is always a current example. Ignored are the real issues of genocide, oppression, destruction, manipulation and distortion of truth and justice.
The Internet and all that it contains is a fantasy world, where you can be or do anything that you want. You can deceive yourself into believing that you’re “making a difference” by sending a form letter, writing a check or staying “informed” through a myriad of websites full of infotainment and information. Missing from this equation is the entire real world of life and death, the suffering and struggling that goes on each and every single day to simply retain the most basic right of all, applied to all things on planet Earth — the right to exist. This is a basic right to all things, the right to exist without coercion or exploitation. But it is not a right that is recognized, honored or respected — or even acknowledged.
Americans simply do not care enough to stop any of the genocide going on all around them and throughout the world, which they are in fact largely responsible for through their standard of living and expectations of wealth. Denial and disbelief is far, far easier living then truth, knowledge, facts, or the real science that shows the folly of our ways.
Americans, by and large are quite content to literally do nothing at all about any of these issues, foolishly afraid for their own privileged and pampered positions, jealously guarded by a global empire of military domination and exploitation. The oppressed and exploited are not even factored in, because they are considered irrelevant and unimportant. We do not even recognize them to be worthy of life unless they model themselves after us.
This American apathy to truth, knowledge and awareness has reached a critical crisis level in this country. Throughout the world as ecosystems are rapidly destroyed and we have consumed our way completely down the food chain, rampant raging denial remains the true course of business within America politics, industry, religion and the people themselves.
The danger we are now in is very clear. The United States of America is a leading destroyer of the Earth and all of the beings of the Earth all over the world, and it is Americans themselves who remain arrogant and apathetic towards these results.
It is here within this country that must be changed the most if any change anywhere is going to have any true and lasting effect for the planet and its people. Efforts to embrace real change here however, have failed widely. This blog had been focused on these issues for several years, and received scant attention. It is very clear now that blogging cannot possibly change these outcomes. Advocacy of a much stronger sort is required. But this will not be found online or in the written word. Expecting Americans to undergo the dramatic and drastic lifestyle changes that are now required cannot be confined to just mere words and the implied “hope for the best” that this usually entails.
I have written before that suffering must come. Without this, we will not know the true depths of our own depravity and inaction that has caused the destruction of our planet. The great tragedy is that we will have brought down all of the other nations and peoples of the Earth with us. We alone are not totally responsible, but we do bear the lions share of responsibility. Therefore, we should have been the world’s leader in preservation and conservation and the adaption of a truly sustainable lifestyle, but instead we were met with denial, refusal, ignorance, bad science, religiousity and widespread stupidity.
This seems to be a uniquely American trait. This may be because we are actually a young nation, or because we are so easily manipulate and led by a lying government and deceitful media. Whatever the case may be, as a so-called “civilization” goes, we are very poor replacements for the former inhabitants of America who were truly wiser then we; understanding that living in cooperation with the Earth and the environment was a truly ethical manner of living and the only possible sustainable lifestyle there ever was.
We may yet destroy ourselves and all life on Earth, but I am unable to stand in silence behind a keyboard and continue to watch this happen. We cannot replace mere words written on a computer screen as a substitute for true lifestyle changes. This is our own fault and folly, to believe that we can actually make a difference with just words. If that were true, it would have happened already all over the world, as billions upon billions of words were written, shared and consumed. To continue to believe that we need even “more words” and then change will happen (somehow) is absolute folly. I will not stand for this a moment longer.
It is quite odd that we wage this war online, when in the real world it is happening right outside our doors. For us to continue to believe that we can make a difference here, on the Internet, is truly absurd beyond belief. Many will argue that education and information (here) will make the change, but I beg to differ. There are reams and reams, entire mountain chains of facts, figures, evidence, pictures, videos and information regarding these issues from highly credible sources, and it has NOT made the change. And it never, ever will. We need to face the facts.
In less than seven months in office, failures have produced fiascos and disasters while economic conditions continue to decay. Sooner or later there are consequences. Pursuing imperial aggression “in a time of economic depression is self-destructive, self-isolating and doomed to failure.” Using vitally needed resources for conquests and occupations, slaughtering hundreds of thousands doing it, forcing millions into permanent displacement, and ignoring essential homeland needs removes any possible doubt about America’s moral credibility. It also begs the question of how much longer people will tolerate it and what next when they won’t.
Therefore to continue to blog about these issues is in fact a total waste of our time. The battle is outside of your door, it is most definitely NOT online. Your life and that of your family hangs precariously in the balance and the life of all future generations to come. And unless you get off your ass and do what it takes to put a stop to this growing insanity, it will continue and it will doom all future generations to an unbelievable hell on Earth. This IS the path we as a nation are on, and it will happen unless YOU stop it.
(I wrote this article in November 25th, 2012 – and like many of my past articles which are still valid today, believe it would be good to occasionally republish them) – Admin.
Survival Acres Blog – What is it?
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.
In 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.
A new giant-sized, 1 kilometer-wide crater is being reported in the Yakutia region of Siberia. I’ve not seen the pictures yet but will soon.
This is one of the smaller ones:
If true (and it probably is, since it was first reported by the Oil and Gas Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences), this is more evidence of destabilized methane in thawing permafrosts.
Over 20 craters have now been reported with more being discovered. It’s a sobering thought and the topic title of “expiration date” does come to mind.This site contains daily updates on temperature anomalies occurring throughout the world, Climate Reanalyzer.
By paying close attention to these and other world shattering events, you just might get the picture that something is not right in the world.
The Category 5 hurricane that just struck Vaanatu was very bad – “Aid workers arriving in Vanuatu witness ‘apocalyptic’ destruction – ‘This is likely to be one of the worst disasters ever seen in the Pacific’ – ‘Effectively the whole country is flattened’.
For a long time, I thought we might have until around the year 2100 to cope with escalating disasters and mitigation efforts. But as time went on, I realized that none of the data actually supports this position. Then I thought that 2050 was much more accurate, but that adaption was not possible.
But now I don’t view this as being accurate either. There are too many big events now occurring that dispel mitigation or adaption – and we do not have the time left that we think. Already the Arctic sea ice is at the lowest ever for this time of year and by summer / fall 2015 we may actually no sea ice at all. Also note (in the link) the very strong winds already breaking up the ice. Scientists are very worried about this because of ocean warming and the albedo effect will cause even more temperature acceleration. Clathrate destabilization has already been occurring – and all this will lead to even more. So when they start finding kilometer-wide blowout holes in Siberia – well, not that hard to figure out.
Our expiration date is nigh upon us.
It’s hard to envision what this will be like. It’s also hard to know that the hopes and dreams of all of mankind – throughout all of our entire history – are going to be dashed to pieces, never to return. We all grow up learning to embrace the future. But when a future, any future, is no longer possible, what then? Despair sets in. Depression. Even suicidal thoughts. However…
The future hasn’t occurred yet. Something we ought not to never forget.
Therefore, we should still try. Humankind has never before experienced what is now unfolding. And despite how it ‘looks’ to us who are paying very close attention, we owe it to ourselves, our children and all of the possible ‘futures’ that could exist, to try. Do what we can, when we can and do it right now.
So – I planted my greenhouse – two months early because it’s that warm here. Most of my spring cleanup projects are all done already. I’m already looking ahead towards what I suspect will be a hellish summer and I live in the heavily forested mountains! I can’t even imaging what it’s going to be like elsewhere. California water reservoirs are severely depleted and winter is “over”, so anyone in these drought-plagued areas would do well to plan too – for severe water shortages and crop losses.
It may not be the future I want, but it is still a future – for now. I’m going to make the best of it with the time and life that I do have.
For those few of you that actually give a damn about this extremely important topic, I strongly suggest you watch this video. Perhaps 2 or 3 times and listen carefully. Five minutes.
If your browser does not support the link above, try this one:
The significances of this is this:
a) Virtually ALL of the projections used to date, and shared with industry, government, defense and world leaders contains carbon capture technology provision that does not exist (which literally means the projections are pure “science fiction”).
b) This means that virtually ALL projections everyone has seen to date of “safe levels” or even “survivable levels” are effectively worthless. How worthless? Literally “off the charts” worthless. Temperatures will be MUCH higher then expected and what is being “told” to the public. No lifeforms will survive this. This is not about “too hot” when we speak of no survival. It’s about “no food”, because all plant life / crops will die. Eventually, yes – it will be too hot, but starvation will come long before that.
c) IF by some magic the technology can be developed, funded, supported and deployed, the amount of yearly carbon removal required EXCEEDS all human endeavors to date EVER attempted by mankind. In other words, we’ve never tackled a problem so large or so huge (or so serious), nothing we’ve ever done even comes close. It’s obvious what this means. We lack funding. We lack commitment. We lack the support. We lack the agreement. We lack the will. We lack the technology. We lack EVERYTHING we would need to succeed.
d) Therefore, our chances of “success” (which means “survivable temperatures” where forest, ice, food production and a habitable climate) are virtually nil. Unless you believe in magic and fairy tales.
e) Between now and “then”, temperatures will continue to accelerate – “By 2020, warming rates should eclipse historical bounds of the past 1,000 years — and likely at least 2,000 years — and keep rising”, escalating the intensity of storms, floods and droughts, impacting civilization in numerous ways (while the world continues to dither about “is it real” or not). Also read Near-term acceleration in the rate of temperature change.
This doesn’t even mention the escalating methane threat – “the rate of methane expulsion from the subsea Arctic methane hydrates has increased from 2.5 to 5 times.” (Malcom Light) – which will continue to contribute to the massive rate of acceleration in warming. Update: (Concern Over Catastrophic Methane Release — Overburden, Plumes, Eruptions, and Large Ocean Craters). More here too – Now two NEW large holes appear in Siberia. Nor was thermal contribution of ocean heating covered. The video only mentions CO₂ levels and how completely impossible and unrealistic it is to reduce this one greenhouse gas to habitable levels. The impact on food production will be beyond catastrophic. The loss of both forests and ice means just what you might think, absolute devastation.
f) There isn’t as much “time” as everyone has been led to believe. 85% of the Arctic ice has already been lost. And that’s just the Arctic. Significant ice loss is still accelerating in Greenland, Antarctic, Himalayas, Andes and the few remaining glaciers around the world. Oceans temperatures are WAY beyond the norm in both the Pacific and Atlantic. In remote places like Siberia last year, people were swimming and sunbathing in once-icy waters. But in the Eastern United States, the snowfall was extreme while ocean temperatures were as high as 21F above normal. The causes of this is understood and it is all directly related to global warming.
g) I’ve long warned of this planetary emergency, as have many other people FAR more qualified then I am. Now, in 2015 some scientist are realizing the error and what these projections really mean. But they’re not just projections as in “theory”. It is well understood that the rise in temperatures are unstoppable for many reasons (inertia, climate lag, continued emissions, albedo and more all apply here). The warnings to the world to address this extremely important topic have been ignored for too long – and now it is too late. What comes next is an inevitable as the rising sun.
h) Even a total “shutdown” of civilization would not work, with zero emissions. Aerosols are inhibiting at least 50% of the warming already “there” and would fall out of the sky within weeks, resulting in very rapid warming. Carbon removal AND methane removal AND ice restored AND ocean cooling are at the MINIMUM what would be required to return the climate back to safe levels, which is humanely impossible to achieve. There is no meaningful debate on this point. This would have to be done concurrently, extremely rapidly and not a single one of these is even possible.
i) Therefore (in conclusion), we have no choice but to accept what will unfold. There is no escape plan. There is no known solution.
j) I could easily tell you what this means, but frankly, I’ve already written about it dozens of times.
Here’s an example of the 85% loss of ice in the Arctic.
The erratic Jet Stream now impacting the United States and other regions of the world was “once” the regulator of the climate in Canada and the United States (along with ocean temperatures, now exceeding 21F hotter temperatures off the East Coast).
Arctic Ice Loss Animation
Plenty of people still in major denial about this, but nobody has yet found a way for denial to replace the missing ice or bring the climate back to normal. Maybe if we canned all the useless wind these people are venting we could harness the energy and twirl some turbines or something.
It’s not just the Arctic either:
The ice loss is devastating to the human community and will lead to massive starvation:
Climate change denial is an indefensible, morally reprehensible “argument” (it is not an argument, it is a delusional fabrication of a false reality). Yet climate change it is still one of the most hotly contested topics in America. But not elsewhere, only here. Elsewhere, climate change is widely accepted as being very real.
Factually speaking, there is no reason for this “debate” on climate to even exist. On one side is the staggering body of evidence and scientific research, actual facts, provable, demonstrable and observable, on the other is deceit, deception and misrepresentation. And a whole lot of money from the energy industry (another “expert” unmasked here). And an inept, irresponsible media presentation, supposedly offering “balance”. There is no balance when facts are simply not reported or routinely denied, there is only distortion and an absence of accountability.
After struggling myself with this topic, I landed squarely on the facts after a lot of research: human-caused climate change is going to destroy our world. Not harm it, not impact it, not cause only disruptions and adjustments, but truly destroy our world. It still remains the greatest threat to humankind that we have ever faced.
For humanity to exist, we require a habitable climate. For the world to exist, for all life forms including the whole of the animal kingdom to exist, they too require a habitable climate. A habitable climate is no longer a guarantee. In fact, it is no longer even likely for much longer.
A habitable climate means a temperature range where we can grow sufficient levels of food from year to year. Even with food storage, refrigeration and freezing technology, we will still and always require a biologically acceptable temperature range every single growing season. The world cannot even afford one “missed season” of crops without causing a cascading domino of effects worldwide.
Long before the ocean levels rise and swallow up the coastal cities and regions, the normal seasonal pattern of food crops will be long gone. The melting ice of the Arctic, Greenland, Himalayas, Andes and the Antarctic will give rise to ocean levels worldwide and dramatically increased rates of freshwater evaporation causing calamitous precipitation events (floods and snow / ice storms) in some regions and extreme drought in others.
Nothing will be “normal”. Some uninformed people still believe that humans can easily survive a few degrees Celsius rise in temperatures – they’re dead wrong. We can only survive an increase in temperatures as long as our food supplies will survive and last. If we cannot grow sufficient food from season to season in a hotter / drier / wetter world, then we will not survive even if we kept the air-conditioning running. The bottom line of climate change is food and how we will manage to grow it.
It does not and will not happen all at once. It will happen bit by bit, year by year, as inexorable as the rising seas. Nothing will stop this. Nothing will make any of this “go away” or return to normal.
This post however, is about more climate change denial. Climate change denial won’t make this new reality go away. Climate change denial does not replace or even emulate science, research, facts, or evidence. Climate change denial does not replace the 85% of lost ice in the Arctic. Climate change denial only serves the financial interest of certain industries, such as the energy sector and perhaps some real estate venture capitalists. Many irreputable (and irritating) people such as Alex Jones and Lord Monkton are making tons of money promoting complete lies. They’re grandstanding on the position that climate change isn’t real, isn’t human caused and is no threat at all. Both of these people are discredited frauds, yet both will continue to deceive thousands of people with their lies and deceptions.
I include hyperlinks in my articles in the hope that they will be read. What they contain is supporting facts, science and data on climate change. Is it real? Of course. The evidence is now quite conclusive and incontrovertible, but denial is still very much a part of the American landscape.
There are many who still hope we can still do something about our habitable future, including me. We HAVE to try, no matter what, no matter the cost. Otherwise, we should just accept it and pretend we’re going to “die with dignity” as some have suggested. But this is yet another delusion. There is nothing dignified in not trying. The whole of human history, since the dawn of our species has been characterized as “trying” despite insurmountable odds. It’s the reason why we are still here. We kept trying.
But even trying is being denied by the denial industry. Denial does not want us to try, or to do anything at all except go back to business as usual. Denial wants us to go on supporting Big Energy and even more planet-destroying activities that are demonstrably ruining our only home. Denial still stands in the way despite all the known facts about our changing climate and what this will mean for us. Despite all the known evidence. Despite the scientific consensus of tens of thousands of world class experts. This is why climate change denial is simply indefensible, it is a morally reprehensible argument that fates the world to defeat (extinction) by complete morons and idiots.
The world should no longer tolerate this position from anyone on the planet. It is not an “opinion” any more, it is a dangerous, ill-begotten delusion with significant and irreversible long-term effects upon the whole of humanity, including virtually ALL possible future generations of mankind. Moreover, it is a crime of staggering proportions to sacrifice the whole of the living biosphere to a indefensible and provably false “belief” with such huge consequences at stake.
A analogy of this denial and its significant harm would be the Islamic State of Islam (ISIS). ISIS is a radical, indefensible belief based upon ill-conceived concepts and ancient mythology. Put into practice as we are seeing today, ISIS is extremely dangerous and harmful to all, even its own adherents. The United State cannot and should not tolerate ISIS, anywhere, period. No country should. It is dangerous, delusional, radical and extreme, causing severe harm and death. It’s not benign. Or benevolent.
However, the harm caused by ISIS is tiny compared to an entire world that is being impacted by the ongoing climate change denial, primarily rooted in the United States in a contingent of anti-science, anti-facts groups. Denial has become another religion among these adherents, rooted in misunderstanding, misrepresentation and ancient beliefs that humans cannot harm the planet. It’s a misguided effort to continue the concepts of Manifest Destiny and man’s preeminence over the planet at any cost, even if it means our extinction.
ISIS assaults its victims daily, while climate change only gradually reveals its true terrifying nature, expressing itself more every season. But in the end, climate change is actually far worse then ISIS, there is in fact, no meaningful comparison between the two, except as a current example of human folly and willfully embraced stupidity, and how a wrong belief system can cause so much harm and devastation. Some humans could (and have) survived under ISIS, but it is a living hell and nothing any reasonable person would accept. Humans cannot survive at all however, without a habitable climate. Extinction of our species, and the death of every living thing is what dangerous climate change really means. In terms of suffering and death, there is simply nothing that can compare to extinction.
The body of evidence that reveals that we have now entered into dangerous climate change is growing larger and larger on a daily basis. This is the real threat to humanity, but it continues to be denied by a vocalized, irresponsible and ignorant minority trying to radicalize its adherents with rabid anti-science and anti-facts dogma versus research and a growing body of knowledge of what the real climate reality actually is.
Like ISIS, they wish to force their beliefs upon the rest of the world while denying reality and fabricating the illusion that no harm is being done by their beliefs. If they had their way, they would take-over and shut down the whole climate change debate completely. Nothing would be done for mitigation, adaption or planning for future climate disruptions. And now the evidence suggests that it’s actually too late.
Many of us know and understand that ISIS is a true enemy of mankind and humanity with its ignorant superstitions and beliefs, but how many of us now understand that climate change denial is ultimately even worse?