Climate Doom – It’s As Bad As I Said It Would Be

This is a mirror of the warnings I have been issuing on this blog for at least the past year. The data used by scientists to measure the rate and speed of climate change is pouring forth so fast, that they have been unable to keep up. Worse and as predicted, they are off by orders of magnitude on how fast climate change will affect the planet and all human life.

QUEBEC — The Arctic Ocean could be free of ice in the summer as soon as 2010 or 2015 — something that hasn’t happened for more than a million years, according to a leading polar researcher.

Louis Fortier, scientific director of ArcticNet, a Canadian research network, said the sea ice is melting faster than predicted by models created by international teams of scientists, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

They had forecast the Arctic Ocean could be free of summer ice as early as 2050. But Fortier told an international conference on defence and security in Quebec City yesterday that the worst-case scenarios are becoming reality.

“The frightening models we didn’t even dare to talk about before are now proving to be true,” Fortier told CanWest News Service, referring to computer models that take into account the thinning of the sea ice and the warming from the albedo effect — the Earth is absorbing more energy as the sea ice melts.

According to these models, there will be no sea ice left in the summer in the Arctic Ocean somewhere between 2010 and 2015.

“And it’s probably going to happen even faster than that,” said Fortier, who leads an international team of researchers in the Arctic looking for clues to climate change. Arctic Ocean Ice Free By 2010

There’s a lot more news pouring forth:

But even as the IPCC was working toward its conclusions over the past several years, a steady stream of even more alarming data has come in.

“The IPCC is a five-year process and the IPCC is struggling to keep up with the data – we are all being inundated with new evidence and new science,” said Hans Verolme, director of the Global Climate Change Program at the conservation organization WWF.

“And the new science is saying: ‘You thought it was bad? No it’s worse.’ ”

The IPCC chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, an engineer and economist from India, acknowledged the new trajectory. “If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late,” Pachauri said. “What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment.” Alarming UN Report On Climate Change Too Rosy

But even this is still wrong. There is nothing we can do in the next 2 – 3 years that will stop climate change, something has taken hundreds of years of human-caused activity, and especially now, when human activity is at a planetary historical high.

Even more specifically, there is nothing we will do that will make any difference at all. The United States for example, is still in the “debate and deny” mode, effectively ensuring that the rest of the major greenhouse gas contributers in the world will refuse to do anything else either.

We’re toast, literally and figuratively. Our planet will heat up faster then predicted and ultimately cause the deaths of billions and billions of humans. Let’s quit pretending that we’re concerned about the “30% of all species” being slated for extinction (a woefully erroneous number), because most people simply don’t care anyway. Let’s give them something that they just might care about — themselves.

I’m still receiving email from people who absolutely refuse to believe that climate change is happening. To them, it’s the “new religion” of the “Green Earth” movement, an attempt to control all the world’s resource. Well, wake the hell up people! They already control all the world’s resources. Climate change, real or imagined, won’t change that fact one iota.

The IPCC is claiming “urgent action is needed” on climate change, but the reality of this too-late warning is already here. This “last warning” isn’t enough. I wish it were. We needed to hear this is the year 1620!

This blog is considered too harsh and too doom and gloom for many I suppose, because it depicts a future that is devoid of (traditional) hope. But I don’t write the news. I’m just interpretating what it means, projecting it’s future impacts and how it will affect you. It is the reason I’ve even bothered to publish this blog, because the news fails to interpret itself accurately.

This is the danger we live in, failing to interpret the news accurately, or letting the media itself interpret it the news it writes and reports for you. That’s like asking the fox to guard the hen house. This is something you need to do for yourself, because what the news is depicting will affect you.

This is why I laugh (in derision) at all the claims I’m still reading by so many authors and writers that we can “fix” our way out of our problems. Our way of life is soon to be over, there are some things we simply cannot fix. Almost everyone is still focusing in on the wrong things, pretending that we will somehow manage to retain control on society, civilization and our future.

I do not see how this is even remotely possible to be honest. There will undoubtedly be gigantic attempts at doing so, just as there are now, except worse. Make absolutely no mistake, these efforts will worsen the human condition all over the planet, especially to the soft, comfortable and cushy lives here in the United States.

There is a reality here that is being widely ignored — we cannot engineer our salvation, but we’re sure as hell going to desperately try despite that fact.

Using Iraq as a current example, this misrepresented venture was supposed to provide the Iraqi people with liberation and freedom. Instead, all they got was (predictably) was widespread and ongoing death and destruction, with a radioactive landscape that is uninhabitable for a billion years.

Despite this insanity, that hasn’t stopped the USA from still trying, refusing to accept facts and defeat. Now, we’re sending even more of our sons and daughters off to die while killing even more civilians so we can extract the last dregs of oil to maintain this corrupt civilization of ours yet a while longer, causing even more greenhouse gas emissions. And so it goes, everything we put our hand to makes our situation worse and worse until it all falls down.

Global warming on the other hand, is still thought to be an “engineerable solution” by industry and corporate moguls. It simply never occurs to them or anybody else that we cannot “design” our way out of this, but that doesn’t stop them for trying, and worsening the already bad situation.

In fact, most of what mankind does makes things worse in the long run. Temporary relief or improvements are realized (depending on who’s the recipient and who’s the loser), lasting from a short while to even several thousand years (such as agriculture), but the long term effects are ultimately devastating, even to humans themselves.

Our south western cities for example, exist in dry, arid landscapes that have only become possible due to the rerouting and diverting of critical rivers and stream flows away from existing habitat. The cost has been incalculable, as entire regions have become increasingly populated by humans and other regions were increasingly depopulated of wildlife.

Climate change now threatens all of this. In effect, it’s our turn now, as we have manufactured and engineered in our own collapse, stupidly thinking we were masters of our destiny, only to discover that we’ve mastered absolutely nothing at all. We’re about to be re-engineered by Nature itself.

There is now a serious concern that humans cannot adapt fast enough to climate change. The irony is this is exactly what we demanded of the world around us as we “engineered” our environment to suit our needs at the expense of everything else, including all other forms of life on this planet. Call it karma, call it fate, call it whatever you will — what goes around, comes around. It’s our turn now and there is nothing we can do about it.

The best thing that can happen is for a global, systematic collapse to occur to stop mankind from making the problem he has caused even worse. We will have to adapt — or perish. The immutable law of the jungle is the strong survive. Those that fail to adapt will die out.

We can be sure the every possible attempt to engineer our way out of this crisis will be tried, until the last dregs of oil are consumed, the last uranium isotope is mined, and the last methane gas burp is burned. We’ll go down struggling, of that I have no doubt at all. But we’ll still go down.

Future humans, if there be any, will someday congregate around the northern latitudes, perhaps as far as the Arctic circle. They won’t even remember this failed experiment of civilization and control. Perhaps by then, if there be any living survivors, they will have come to accept what “is” once again as the meaning of life itself.

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20 thoughts on “Climate Doom – It’s As Bad As I Said It Would Be

  • November 19, 2007 at 11:19 am
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    The major reason this blog is my first and last visit every day is because you do tell the truth. This climate change thing is also, in my non-scientific opinion as bad as you say, and sometimes I think you are too optimistic.
    Not only is Atlanta about out of water but the entire Southeastern Seaboard. Raleigh, Durham and other NC cities are in the same boat which is sitting in sand. They too have less than 100 days of water. And in Atlanta the Governor held a prayer vigil for rain.
    A wise man told me once. “Those people in Pompeii that were found praying on their knees, covered in Ash should have prayed while running.
    I am beginning to think that the drought will casue the bushies to declare an emergency to marshall all the resources of America to move 10 million people from the east coast.
    Any thoughts on that?
  • November 19, 2007 at 12:46 pm
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    Ever since learning about Atlanta (and the many other cities and towns) running out of water in less than 100 days it has been nagging at me, “where are they going to go? (FEMA camp anyone?) How are they going to get there?” Even with increased news coverage of the water shortage and frequent mentions of how many days of water left, I have yet to hear anyone address this problem. It seems to me they are just “banking” on receiving rain in time to postpone having make plans (or make public their plans). You can’t just evacuate 10 million people on the day after they run out of water, nor do I imagine there will be very many people making plans ahead of time and leaving early to “beat the rush”. I can easily imagine caos, first as they evacuate the drought zones, then the evacuation of low lying cities when the oceans begin to rise, soon to be followed by widespread starvation and epidemic.

    I agree with you 100% admin, nothing will be done, denial reigns supreme. But somehow I also know that when things get really bad we will hear many, many saying “I didn’t know! If only we knew earlier we could have done something!” Sigh.

    Tao, other than a false flag event, I can’t think of a better excuse for them to declare a state of emergency and then the last shred of freedoms will disappear “for the good of the homeland in these difficult times”

  • November 19, 2007 at 12:50 pm
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    The Law of Unintended Consequences are immutable. NTM consequential (real). Our individual and collective efforts to reorder and/or deny Reality has everything to do with the fact that intention (and any/all effort based upon/in desire) is meaningless, valueless, non-existent in physical (and chemical, biologic, etc.) Reality. Hope, faith, morality, legality, honor, wisdom, etc. are each but mere illusions aka fairy-tales endlessly playing out on the fiction we call our mind. Or, that is just up until the the movie projector jambs (or explodes) and the film shreads. At which point, the entire audience immediately stampedes for the exits. Okay, but which (what) exit?
  • November 19, 2007 at 1:19 pm
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    With the existing legislation already put into place, Shrub & Co., don’t need anything to declare a national emergency. It remains a clear possibility at any time.

    Yet, despite “opportunities”, such as the California wildfires and the Southern drought, they’ve not done so. Not yet.

    Which poses the question, “Why?”. I suspect the timing isn’t right. It’s too far away from the 2008 (s)election. Or they’re not yet ready to deal with the demands martial law will require.

    They won’t be “moving” ten million people either. Logistically, this is a nightmare. It will be easier to transport the water to them.

    What’s more likely to happen is a state of emergency will be declared (is is already? I don’t know) and they will curb water consumption and waste.

    I also suspect that “denial ’till destruction” is the modus operandi for several reasons.

    a) they don’t give a flying fuck about people, live or die, they don’t care (remember Katrina), you are just an economic unit;

    b) it’s cheaper, easier and requires far less effort and expense on their part on all fronts;

    c) it’s “not their fault” if shit happens and blame cannot be placed on them;

    d) depopulation is the goal anyway.

    Meanwhile, they will busy themselves with obtaining and controlling even more critical resources (oil, water and food) and territorial control (Arctic) while “Rome” burns.

    I believe that denial is both their method and their goal, because this is ultimately the tool they will use to their advantage. The complicit media is also in league with this agenda.

    All the smoke and mirrors we are now seeing is hiding nothing of substance (such as saving the population) except the usual self-serving bullshit. The gavel pounding, fist shaking rhetoric is absolutely meaningless. They want what they’ve always wanted, demanded and received, business as usual, even if it means that you will have to die.

    And die you will, in droves, by hundreds of thousands, millions, even billions. Because nobody on the entire planet is willing to make the necessary changes that are required for humanity to save itself.

    This should be the staggering thought in everyone’s mind all over the world. The poor, impoverished countries should be enraged that the developed countries of the world are not only sacrificing them and their country (and their children), but they’re willing to sacrifice all of humanity itself, just so  “business as usual” can be maintained as long as humanely and resourcefully possible.

    I’ve long said “you’re on your own”. This diamond hard truth hasn’t even begun to sink into the public consciousness. When it does, if it does (doubtful), it will be far too late anyway.

  • November 19, 2007 at 2:21 pm
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    @ Admin: the police state in its full blown form cannot take place this side of the preparations for administering / enforcing it being completed. I suspect that’s all there is holding it back, although they may additionally be planning 9-11B to trigger it, since the masses respond favourably (i.e. hysterical panic) to spectacular events much more so than endless dire warnings of global climate change.
  • November 19, 2007 at 5:26 pm
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    “This blog is considered too harsh and too doom and gloom for many I suppose …”
    In all honesty I’ve deleted your blog from Bookmarks more times than I can count however, I’ve come back occasionally to see if anything has changed.

    In reference to water, Cyprus in particular, I thought you might enjoy this site. I go to it often. Peace dear soul.

    RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service
    Budapest, Hungary

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index.php?lang=eng

    A small pool of water at the bottom of Cyprus’s largest reservoir is shrinking by the day: without rain, the main source of surface water for most of the island will dry up by the end of the year. The sun-baked earth in the empty pit at Kouris is a sign of the unprecedented water crisis facing the Mediterranean island. As climate change takes effect, authorities face the dilemma of how much to use energy-intensive desalination to beat the shortage. “It’s bad. Very bad,” says Vlassis Partassides, head of water management at Cyprus’s water development department. “If the drought continues for a fourth year, the consequences will be very severe,” he told Reuters. Reservoirs are less than 9 percent full and residents — accustomed to treating water as a precious commodity — are braced for another dry winter. Cypriots’ water bills come with graphs showing monthly consumption, and authorities are swift to alert households to abnormal spikes in use. “I water my garden with water I have used for mopping up, and think twice about putting on the washing machine if I don’t have a full load. It is something that worries us all,” said Eleni Ioannou, 43, a resident of the Cypriot capital Nicosia. Two desalination plants running at full capacity are not enough. Plans include emergency drilling to tap precious underground water deposits, further cuts to agriculture and a new desalination unit to come on stream next July. With one of the highest concentrations of reservoirs in the world, Cyprus is no stranger to water shortages. While hydrologists can factor in inevitable periods of drought, the island can do little to arrest climate change.

    Partassiades said that since 1972, rainfall had fallen by 20 percent but the runoff — the inflow into reservoirs — had declined by 40 percent, because of rising temperatures and the resulting increase in evaporation. “Climate change is clearly evidenced in Cyprus,” said Costas Papastavros, head of the island’s national climate change unit. “Climate change is not only about a rise in temperature, but also about extreme weather conditions, and drought is one of them. Desertification is also becoming a serious problem. “It is not just that we do not have water in dams for irrigation, but we are looking at a decline in the productivity of soil, and we have a tremendous problem.” Cyprus was a predominantly agricultural economy when it became independent in 1960, but agriculture’s contribution has since dwindled to 2.8 percent of gross domestic product. In the past century, temperatures in Cyprus have risen by almost one degree Celsius (1.8 F) and annual rainfall has fallen by 80 mm (3 inches) — a staggering amount by meteorological standards. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, global average surface temperatures have risen by about 0.74 degrees Celsius (1.33 F) in the past 100 years, although changes vary widely by region. Brimming with water until three years ago, the chalky slopes of Kouris are bare of vegetation because they are normally submerged in water. Juggling demand is an exercise in maths, and the figures do not add up. From now until the end of the year, Cyprus will require 5 million cubic metres of water.

    Kouris, the primary source of a pipeline feeding the districts of Nicosia and the southern districts of Limassol and Larnaca, now holds 3.23 million tonnes, and is 2.3 percent full. Desalination can meet up to 45 percent of demand from some places but others are at the whim of the weather, cuts in irrigation, and the tapping of aquifers. An emergency desalination unit may help next summer, but authorities are in a bind about what to do from January onwards. Even in the worst periods of drought, hydrologists say, there has been an inflow to reservoirs. Asked what will happen if it does not rain, Partassides said: “That won’t happen. There is no case of it not raining.” Desalination of seawater is not an ideal choice for the authorities, but it has saved Cyprus before. “We don’t desalinate lightly, without being aware of the consequences,” said Partassiades. “It is energy-consuming … and this causes (greenhouse gas) emissions Cyprus has to pay fines for. “But while may we have the cash, we don’t have the water,” he said. Now greenhouses, seasonal vegetables and permanent crops will be denied water supplies: “We don’t have the water. If this continues the trees won’t make it until next summer.” Papastavros said the situation was unlikely to improve without radical change to water management and farming practices. Ultimately, he said, Cyprus would need to get used to life under global warming: “This is what happens when natural cycles are broken by human influence.”)

  • November 20, 2007 at 12:04 am
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbkZo5YOCNN

    Dennis Kucinich is a long shot at about 5% in public opinion polls which is probably a good indication of how many people think this way. He called for Bushs impeachment in the democratic debate yet all you hear about on the news is the Hillary and Oboma talking about drivers licences. Long shot for sure,Hopeless,probably. Why not vote for this guy what can it hurt.

  • November 20, 2007 at 7:48 am
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    voting doesn’t exactly ‘count’ or ‘get it’ – not any more. No matter what and no matter who is ‘prez’ in 2009 (I’m betting on Bush), the US is fucked. The old line still applies, “The shaft up its ass has a rod up it’s butt.”
    However, (if) the first one of those lying barf-bags from the political crime syndicate that goes on MSM and calls Bush and Cheney wholly/willfully treasonous and overt war criminals (ntm “detroyers of worlds”) would get my ‘vote’.
  • November 20, 2007 at 11:50 pm
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJYbgouqlMw

    Here he is on the floor of Congress calling for Cheneys impeachment. He spells out the case and the facts say all you asked for. I can’t help it if the mainstream news doesn’t report it, I hope you aren’t waiting for them to tell you the truth. This guy is putting it all on the line. All he’s asking us for is our vote.

  • November 21, 2007 at 8:38 am
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    investing in extinction with compounding (dis)interest

    see http://environment.independent.co.uk/climate_change/article3172144.ece for a ‘shocker’

    The overt optimism expressed near the end left me breathless, just as the death of rain forests will leave every respiring organism gasping. And just try wrapping your mind around “20 million years” and then look your children in the eye. Even this hardcore cynic was shocked by the idiotic remark, “Winter sports suffer as less snow falls in the Alps and other mountains; up to three-fifths of wildlife dies out.” “winter sports? WTF Bushing idiots.

    The proof that intelligent life exists somewhere in this Universe is that they have not made themselves known to us.

    ——-

    WRT Dennis Kucinich or Ron Paul (or other), if either did miraculously get elected, they’d be assassinated likely before being sworn in much less harming the interests of TPTB. Personally, I do not believe that there will be a (s)election at all. Bush/Cheney haven’t carefully arranged all the pieces on their chess board (the instruments of the Reich) to not use them. I do hope that I’m wrong. But I also know it really makes no difference whatever who is (s)elected or what they might do or attempt. As a species and as a ‘nation’, we are dust, albeit with half-lives of a billion billion years.
    I understand the latest term to label those such as me with is as an “Uber-doomer”. So bushing be it. In fact, Ultra-doomer may be more appropriate – but I’d prefer Collapse Monkey.

  • November 21, 2007 at 8:53 am
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    It’s definitely worth watching that Youtube video. Kucinich lays it on the line here. Dick Cheney is a disgusting, vile man worthy of the seventh level of Hell of unending torture and punishment for eternity (really).

    Everyone knows Cheney is the brains behind the Bush. Going after Cheney makes perfect sense. But I’m not holding my breath. This entire country should shut down until these rotten bastards are jailed for treason.

    Regarding The Independent news articles, I often think they hire disinformation agents to ‘report the news’ (interpret the facts) for us.

    These ‘reporters’ are either unable or unwilling to report the true significance of the news they are reporting. I find this fact to be true even on so-called doomer website, couching the truth in optimistic bullshit.

  • November 21, 2007 at 9:56 am
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    “the death of rain forests will leave every respiring organism gasping..”

    Let’s not forget the acidification of the ocean and IT’S collapse. Even more frightening than the desertification of 90% of dry land…what land is left from the rising seas, that is.

    Knowing that the true situation of climate change has been hidden from all us dimwits….we haven’t been harsh or ‘doom and gloom’ nearly enough.

  • November 21, 2007 at 9:47 pm
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    To Lone Wolf: The website you posted sure opened my eyes. I have lived by the coast and on the water and obviously taken it for granted. I’ve just been looking at local issues in this regard and have to get up to speed thinking globaly about the oceans. When it dies so do we. Another aspect that I hadn’t thought about in a while was goal. The world has another 250 year supply of this stuff and the way the world runs on profit threatens to take up the distruction right where the oil leaves off. I’m not optomistic,just believe it is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
  • November 22, 2007 at 8:38 am
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    Hahaha, “What’s really going on with the stock market?” “Is America heading into a recession?” “Will the dollar collapse in 2008?” and “What will happen to the price of gold?”

    Who cares about the price of gold in a time like this? I can’t believe I’m still reading this kind of stupidity. We better start caring about the price of food.

  • November 22, 2007 at 3:00 pm
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    Whilst I am with you on the peak oil situation I’m afraid you seem to be taken in by the very interests you criticize when talking about climate change. Who’s interests are served by the hysteria created by climate nuts, could it be the army of activists, bureaucrats and hangers on that have jumped on the bandwagon? Politicians love it too when they think of all the new taxes they can implement. The ludicrous idea that mankind is changing the climate by adding a tiny percentage of Co2 to the atmosphere just amazes me. Water vapour is the most important greenhouse gas and it is created by the oceans by the billion tons. But the evidence just doesn’t support greenhouse gases as the reason for the change. The timing of increases in temperature doesn’t match the increases in greenhouse gases and the distribution of the higher temperatures doesn’t match the theory either. The IPCC report is flawed and not supported by nearly the number of scientists quoted. The evidence, when considered coldly and carefully, points to the sun as the driver in climate change not self important little mankind. Consider also the fact that temperatures were 7 to 8 degrees higher than now for thousands of years and yet polar bears (for one species) survived, the world didn’t end, the oceans didn’t boil. If you want an objective viewpoint download “The Great Global Warming Swindle” from a Torrent site and you just might not get taken in so much.
  • November 22, 2007 at 3:36 pm
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    ‘Scientists have found that the seas have already absorbed about half of all the carbon dioxide emitted by humanity since the start of the industrial revolution, a staggering 500 billion tons of it.’
  • November 22, 2007 at 4:14 pm
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    Hi,

    Your blog is very interesting. I started reading it a few weeks ago and I was all surprised to see you mentionned Quebec in your article. I live in Quebec and I’m quite sensible to the environment degradation and the global crisis the world is facing.

    I wanted to share information with you concerning the melting of the arctic ice you pointed over.

    Last spring, we could read in the newspaper that the arctic ice had already started to melt. People living in the most northern region of Quebec have seen permafrost land melt into mud for the first time of their life. And to give you an hint of the “envergure” of what it represents, no human on earth have *never* seen it since the beginning of writen history (more or less 1000 bc I think).

    This precary situation put a threat on animal species relying on the arctic ice to find food like polar bears and arctic reindeer and on people whose subsistence is dependent of the survival of those species.

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