Check Mate

Time for some other important news:

Scientists: Trump climate policies will mean “game over”. Climate change may be escalating so fast it could be ‘game over’, scientists warn.

It is a vision of a future so apocalyptic that it is hard to even imagine.
But, if leading scientists writing in one of the most respected academic journals are right, planet Earth could be on course for global warming of more than seven degrees Celsius within a lifetime.

A new study claims there’s been a “major underestimate” by researchers on how large and how fast temperatures will increase. 7°C is “game over” for civilization. We’re certain to burn much more then all the past ‘estimates’ too, since new policies will be enacted to expand energy production. So don’t even expect this new study to be accurate because it’s not.

But wait, there’s more (there’s always more):

Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition.

Donald Trump has selected one of the best-known climate skeptics to lead his U.S. EPA transition team, according to two sources close to the campaign.

The only ‘surprise’ here is the bubble on the left that thought humans would find a way to turn down the heat. That was never going to happen.

And more:

Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years thanks to climate change, experts say

“There’s a misconception that we’ve begun to address the climate problem,” said Hansen, who brought climate change into the public arena through his testimony to the US congress in the 1980s. “This misapprehension is based on the Paris climate deal where governments clapped themselves on the back but when you look at the science it doesn’t compute, it’s not true.

“Even with optimistic assumptions (future emissions reduction) will cost hundreds of trillions of dollars. It’s potentially putting young people in charge of a situation that is beyond their control. It’s not clear they will be able to take such actions.”

The reality is this: the world has long since bequethed an unbearable hell upon any future generations. The illusion that this could be avoided was always imaginary, just like the claims from denialists that the planet isn’t warming up.

Reality is going to be a bitch with a blow-torch on starving hordes.

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6 thoughts on “Check Mate

  • November 10, 2016 at 6:53 pm
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    Well, nothing your regulars didn’t, essentially, already know. But the good news: President Trump just may, however inadvertently, help more people wake up. So if, over the next few months, site traffic picks up, then maybe sleepers are awakening?

    What it would be like if the number of persons aware of NTHE became as pervasive as, say, libertarians? What effect would that have on the culture?

    • November 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm
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      Attention is already shifting away from science and climate. I’ve already read a few posts that scientists and researchers are downright scared. Jobs are on the line, reputations, etc.

      I’m not sure at all how this will play out for ‘awareness’. For too long most people have chosen to let others think for them on issues like this. Now even that is threatened. So it could cause a double-negative reaction if people stay scared. They’ll shut up entirely and let the insanity grow. Or, they may finally step up. At best, they might vocalize because they can’t do much more anyway.

      But accept NTHE? Nah, never going to happen. Even more rampant denial mixed with Republican politics? More demonization of science and research? NTHE requires knowledge and acceptance of established facts based upon developing science and research. Back-to-back hurricanes or droughts or floods or Armageddon level storms and their direct connections to future human survival won’t change ideologies and the growing refusal to accept scientific facts.

      I’ve always wondered if there isn’t going to be a secret ‘enclave’ of scientists and researchers who will secretly press on anyway, waiting for an opportunity to show the truth. In essence, that’s what a lifeboat community would actually be, if not just interested in their own survival. I’m pretty sure that everything we can imagine is going to happen, because everything will eventually be tried to save ourselves. It’s what we do.

      Right now, we’re going to try to go on ignoring reality. But it will swing the other way again, that you can bank on (if you survive long enough to see it).

      • November 11, 2016 at 3:46 am
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        In my experience the peak in receptivity towards climate science and energy science occurred about a decade ago, and in recent years people have become a lot more concerned with ‘bread and circuses’, and making money on housing markets.

        A lot of people were talking about resource depletion and environmental meltdown a decade ago; I have the distinct impression most activists have given up after recognizing that their warnings were falling on deaf ears and that governments had no intention of doing anything about any of the life-threatening issues that were being raised. Or they have died. And bearing in mind the continually falling quality of education, the dumbing-down of the masses and very different priorities of younger people, activism is declining. Another factor may well be that western governments have become increasingly fascistic, and opposing the agendas of banks corporations that control most western governments can easily lead to incarceration or premature death. And if all that were not enough, governments have cut funding to conservation organisations and environmental protection agencies to ensure that ‘unpleasant’ information does not reach the masses.

        I believe matters will have to get a lot worse before there is any significant ‘waking up’, e.g. fires ten times as extensive as occurred in Canada fairly recently, tens of thousands of lives lost in western nations as a consequence of severe flooding events, droughts so severe farmers give up planting altogether and walk off the land etc.

        Most people are not interested in atmospheric CO2 levels or the ice cover in the Arctic, or how many Asians die in typhoons: only when they are directly affected will they respond. And that will be about five decades after action necessary to prevent global catastrophe needed to be taken.

        • November 11, 2016 at 10:23 am
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          You’re right on the money with this. I tried in my own clumsy way to get the scientists over on Real Climate to unify themselves and develop an impenetrable irrefutable stance on climate. Change their message and stridency and demand without wavering effective climate action. They decided to attack me instead. They’re all afraid (except a tiny few) to do what it takes and so will do too little (just like everyone else, so we are all guilty of this).

          The planet is cooked. We know it. They know it. And everybody else will soon enough know it. Climate science will not be saving us. I wish it weren’t so, but it is.

          I’m expecting starvation to finally be the real ‘trigger’ to actual awareness. Nothing like hunger to make you really desperate. If you note, the hurricanes, floods, storms we’ve had have not led to any changes, they rebuild in the exact same spot because they don’t perceive this as being a repeated threat that will just get worse (I know – serious disconnect from reality).

          You don’t see people abandoning the coast lines from rising seas. Walls are being built under the misguided notion that this will do the job. Nobody is moving away yet to higher ground and it’s painfully obvious that they should. Entire cities will eventually have to be abandoned. The waste of money, time and resources right now is absolutely astounding. And it will get a lot worse.

          Americans have no idea what it is like to be a refugee, to live under any kind of shelter they can find and to eat dirt. The generation that endured this is dead, those alive today don’t remember it. There will be tens of millions of starving, hungry, homeless people in America with no place to go. Riots, strife, violence, attacks on the so-called ‘wealthy’ (everybody that has food will be considered wealthy and privileged). It’s going to be a dystopian nightmare of epic proportions. Repeated all over the entire world.

          And nobody is preparing for this now. Do not believe the fake and planted stories that people are preparing. This is not true. I’ve spoken with the canneries, I’ve seen and heard their desperation. Those stories being circulated now are bought and paid for and are simply advertisements by unscrupulous sellers. Even the gun show I attended was a gigantic bust. Americans are dead broke.

          The country is going to be distracted by all that ‘nation building’ projected to occur. If it occurs. Build it up, better then before, but do nothing about the real global threat facing every human / non-human alive today. Eventually, it will be obvious to everyone, but far, far too late.

          Instead, we should be building lifeboat communities with resiliance and as much durability built-in. It won’t solve the problem, but it would give years of life that otherwise, we’re not going to have. That’s not going to happen.

          I’m thinking that other countries that were still waiting on America will follow suit. They’ll keep on ignoring their own danger. Humanity is being setup for a perfect trap of no escape on an epic scale.

  • November 11, 2016 at 6:50 am
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    “You and your friends will die of old age and I’m going to die from climate change. You and your friends let this happen, which is going to
    cut 40 years off my life expectancy.”

    “This is one reason i voted for trump, to stop this global warming brain washing.”

    “We can power America for a thousand years with the coal underneath our feet” ! MAGA!

    It’s unfortunate that the Democrats put forth Hillary. I wish Bernie Sanders had the guts not to support her. I think he made a big mistake and should have stood in there and refused to “unite the party”. Given her baggage, she was a terrible candidate from the get go. It’s over now, but what a big mistake in hindsight. I would have loved to have heard what Obama said to him in their private meeting.

    Anyway, the above quotes are just a few of the ideas that confirm what admin just wrote – there is no way in hell we will ever prepare for NTHE until millions have already been wiped out.

    • November 11, 2016 at 10:45 am
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      I agree. And it will be too late then. I’m pretty sure NTHE people generally feel that preparing for anything is a waste of time and effort. I disagree with this position (if true), because that’s just not what humans do. They’ll all be wishing they had something to eat and someplace to go. Many will find themselves moving if they are endangered. Eventually, they’ll figure this part out. As everyone will. Clinging to life, especially when you still can, is what humans do. I’ve never grasped why they do not understand that.

      This is why I continue to advocate preparing oneself and the country. Eventually, this will happen. Everyone will be trying to cling to life. Those that prepare early like I have, will reap those benefits early (like I have). I’m already consuming my own food supply for example. Business is so slow that there has been no income for over a year. So it makes sense for me and my family to do this, having prepared early.

      But this will repeat itself all over the world as devastation from climate worsens. Americans may finally get better jobs under the new Administration (maybe), but all the nation building / infrastructure improvements in the world won’t change the far larger externalities and effects of climate and how it impacts the global food supply, our ‘habitat’ (livable places) and the entire food chain.

      When the marine life dies out for example, that’s 2 billion starving to death people, triggering massive refugee movements, war, violence, strife, etc. Oxygen depletion is also already on the radar of climate and science watchers too. Phytoplankton die-off and over-fishing pretty much guarantees that we are losing the world’s oceans, to say nothing of fertilizer runoff and pollution or acidification or the dead and dying coral reefs. The entire food chain is now collapsing. But it is all being ignored on a massive scale by governments and industry all over the world.

      This is why I believe it will be starvation that finally causes real awareness, but as long as there is food in the store, Americans will ignore this. Starving hordes elsewhere will also be ignored (just like now).

      We’re definitely going to go the wrong way, but that was always a given anyway. When even the climate scientist refuse to put it all together (the so-called ‘experts’) and go on living / doing / endorsing and supporting all the policies, positions, privileges and actions of their own departments, governments and so forth, REFUSING to take the risks and speak up about what this all really means, the world was left with NOTHING to issue a real global warning. Obviously, it was not enough to present simple scientific facts, data and analysis, that does not motivate people or policy makers enough.

      That’s why this blog is unique in its message. I believe it stands out for refusing to accept the propaganda and hopium, the false flag distractions and the message I’ve tried to convey. The message here is not hopeful, but I would argue that it is real.

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