Acts of Futility

Copenhagen has decided to build a gigantic island to hold back the rising seas:

The new island, roughly four-fifths the size of Central Park, will sit in the middle of the Port of Copenhagen, helping protect the city from storm surges by acting as a dam, while adding 35,000 new homes. North of the island, a passage to the city’s harbor will have gates that can close in the event of a major storm. Instead of tall walls to hold back the water, the island will have open spaces designed to help absorb it. The island “is planned with wide beaches and flat stretches of coast, whose absorbent edges reduce the strength of the waves and can thus be established in a lower terrain,” says Schrøder.

A large park will sit along the east coast of the island. On ordinary days, people living in the area can use the park, which can also support biodiversity. But if there’s a storm, the park can act as a buffer. “The landscape can be easily adapted with new terrain types in connection with future sea level rise,” he says.

This is perhaps one of the dumber ideas I’ve seen. Sea level rise by 2100 will be far higher then a foot and a half. But to add insult to injury, adding 35,000 more homes on top of the artificial island is a step in the wrong direction.

There are MANY acts of futility unfolding all across the world. Green hydrogen is still being touted as a “fuel source” (and green), both are factually false. The “greener planet” is going to require enormous amounts of fossil fuels to be extracted and burned. Yes, some say carbon dioxide is “good for the plants”, but too much is definitely a very bad thing. We are nearly 420 ppm right now, higher then anytime in the past 4 million years, and that’s definitely a bad thing.

Lake Mead has now dropped to critical levels, but Vegas is open for business. Obviously, humans are quite stupid. We consistently act against our own best interests. America’s political crisis is definitely a case in point, but it’s an occurrence happening all over the world in all kinds of governments, industries, businesses and lifestyles. Civilization is being run by complete idiots.




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8 thoughts on “Acts of Futility

  • June 9, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    I prefer to use the word saboteurs when thinking of government. Not only do they work hard to sabotage the future of everyone they govern, they also sabotage their own futures.

    So mainstream economics and all the narratives of governments around the world amount to a massive omnicidal suicide cult that is sabotaging everything that matters -all for the sake of a load of shit that doesn’t matter at all.

    Daily CO2
    Jun. 8, 2021 = 419.66 ppm
    Jun. 8, 2020 = 416.53 ppm

    Well, we’re just past the 2021 seasonal peak and are on the short-term downslope before commencing the next period of rise that will take us to around 423 ppm this time next year.

    • June 9, 2021 at 2:32 pm

      Well, I erased, twice what I wrote in reply. I do not see the world like everyone else does, you don’t either. They don’t notice the decline or the destruction or the collapse or the failures or the causes. When reminded, politely or otherwise, it doesn’t sink in even then. The world is run by idiots perpetuating a death-machine (heat engine) called civilization at the expense of future habitability. Immediate survival is the only issue of importance, even if it means sacrificing their all the world’s own children.

      I doubt the trajectory of death will change for the better, I expect it to get significantly worse, month by month, year by year. Silly ideas to encompass towns with temporary walls that will have to built constantly higher do not surprise me at all. Underestimating the power of the seas and what perpetually rising tides will do to the world’s coastlines seems to go hand-in-hand with “city planning”. They’re not planning for the future – they’re trying to preserve the present set of arrangements to our mutual destruction.

      It’s sad. It’s also pathetic. The human race is capable of so much more, but can’t seem to extract itself from disaster. It’s almost as if we don’t want to.

  • June 10, 2021 at 2:07 am

    This is a tiny portion of what I wrote as comment to the local council, with respect to their so-called Long Term Plan:

    ‘As a modern-day Cassandra*, I do not tell people what they want to hear but tell them what they need to know….
    * Cassandra was the mythical Greek woman who was blessed by the gods with the ability to accurately foresee the future. However, she was also cursed by the gods, with her correct foresight not being believed by those she told….

    Schopenhauer and truth

    Every truth passes through three stages.

    First it is ignored.

    Second it is vigorously opposed.

    Third it is accepted as being self-evident…..

    Industrial civilisation and mainstream economics -as practised and promoted by governments throughout the western world- have been clearly identified as an unsustainable, omnicidal mass suicide cult, which is now in terminal decline.’

    Plus 80 pages of evidence and commentary on that evidence.

  • June 10, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Warmer Minnesota Summers Lead to End of Musk Oxen at Zoo as Final Pair Is Euthanized

    The average annual temperature in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area has risen from 44.42 degrees in 1970 to 47.89 in 2020, according to Climate Central. That’s an increase of 3.5 degrees.

    Minnesota’s climate has become much warmer and wetter in the past several decades; The top 10 warmest and wettest years since 1895 occurred between 1998 and 2017, explained meteorologist Chris Dolce, citing Minnesota Environmental Quality Board data.

    Since 1970, nights have warmed 55% faster than days, and winter has warmed 13 times faster than summer. The frequency of minus 35 readings in northern Minnesota and minus 25 readings in the state’s south have fallen by up to 90%.

    Minnesota is also experiencing more frequent and intense rainstorms than at any other time on record. The number of 1-inch and 3-inch rains, and the size of the heaviest annual rainfall have all increased dramatically.

    That’s a gigantic increase in 50 years. While it is well-known that regional variations will differ, this still points out that the “2C” average limit has already been greatly exceeded. The only question is “where”? How many other States have already exceeded this? How many other regions? My own state is at the same latitude and we’ve had a substantial change in climate here, although I do not know the official figures.

  • June 10, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Montana Ski Resort Wants to Turn Treated Wastewater into Snow

    More acts of futility. Rather then stop “making snow” altogether, more energy will be burned to produce snow since the climate isn’t going to cooperate. These ‘environmentalists’ are idiots. Ski resorts are one of the futile industries that need to be abandoned as the climate warms. Definitely a non-essential activity.

  • June 10, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Next Week’s Heat Wave To Bake Californians

    THURSDAY, JUN 10, 2021 – 01:50 PM

    June is typically the month the wildfire season in California begins. The state is already battling an extreme drought, and the first heat wave of the season hit last week. The risks of another heat wave are increasing for next week.

    The hottest and most fire-prone months are nearing as a second heat wave of the season could arrive as early as next week.

    How the season turns out may depend on the immediate climate in the state. Extreme heat and drought are several factors that may produce dry fuels and eventually spark fires.

    Forecast temperature anomalies daily are expected to jump for the southern part of the state by Tuesday/Wednesday and then the whole state by Friday. In many parts of the state, temperature anomalies, the difference from an average, or baseline, temperature, could be +14 degrees. Forecasts suggest Bakersfield and Fresno could reach triple digits……

  • June 10, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    I have just got the answer to something I have been wondering about for a while.

    ”We’ve explained in the past if Lake Mead drops to dangerously low levels, the entire town of Las Vegas is absolutely screwed because two pipes, known as straws, are at elevation 1,050 feet and 1,000 feet. However, a third straw was recently constructed at 860 feet just in case the water level continued to drop. For Vegas to prevent a total collapse if Lake Mead continues to drop, it will have to continue constructing straws at lower and lower depths.’

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