News Links – December 2015

Isn’t it strange that so many of us humans can now foresee our imminent demise – and yet do nothing about it?

Isn’t it strange that we can intelligently discuss this topic and still, despite all of the meetings, conferences, scientific papers and research, and do nothing to stop it?

Isn’t it strange that with collapse now spreading like ripples in a pond rising into a tidal wave, eliminating species, homes, farms and crops, we’re still strangely fascinated by all of it?

Isn’t it strange that here we still sit, every single one of us, devouring the latest news that depicts our fate?

Isn’t it strange that we are so preoccupied with collapse that we’re staring at this screen even while it’s unfolding around us?

Isn’t it strange that the Internet has become the ‘trusted’ source of news and entertainment more so then real life?

Isn’t it strange that our fascination with screens is part of the problem humans have?

Isn’t it strange that there are some who seek to gain fame (and fortune) in collapse?

Isn’t it strange that they have any audience at all?

Isn’t it strange that Americans, the most ‘informed’, ‘free’ and ‘righteous’ country on Earth – is near-totally blind to what is unfolding worldwide?

Isn’t it strange that we’ve yet to turn off the television, shut down the Internet, roll up our sleeves and DO SOMETHING TO SAVE OURSELVES?

Here’s a few links just in the last week:

Paper estimates widespread tree death in Southwestern forests under global warming scenarios

Methane emissions in Arctic cold season higher than expected

Researchers say less Arctic sea ice means more precipitation

A Dire Evolutionary Timeline by ‘Blu’ on the Streets of Italy

The Unfolding Global Disaster Happening Right Under Our Feet

25,000 climate scientists share their research and passion at the fall conference

George W. Bush vs. Al Gore, 15 years later: We really did inaugurate the wrong guy

I said this years ago – Gore was the moral choice. “Gore should have been President. We’d be in a totally different place if the black robed Supreme’s hadn’t shortchanged the election process. It’s extremely doubtful Gore could have been worse. Right now, I’d vote for Mickey Mouse, anybody but Bush. Staunch Bush supporters have left the President in the dust, fleeing the sinking ship of State to its fate, which is really what’s at issue here.”

Extreme weather poses increasing threat to US power grid – (Already happening here – Admin)

Bad news: Scientists say we could be underestimating Arctic methane emissions – “The researchers found that cold-season methane emissions are not only not negligible — they’re pretty significant.” Duh!

Cumbria floods: Some areas flooded for third time in a month

Animation: 2015 vs 1997 El Nino – “That record has been exceeded now several times, in 2005, 2010, and 2014, but just barely. 2015 is blowing it out of the water – and if history is a guide, 2016 is set up to be even warmer.”

George Bush Sr Cabinet Was Worried About Climate Change 27 Years Ago

Climate study finds evidence of global shift in the 1980s

Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Methane Leak

Porter Ranch Methane Leak Does Not Bode Well for Climate

Bolivia Declares Disappearance of Lake a National Disaster

Army On Stand By for Christmas Flood Crisis

There’s tons more – all bad. But if this is too much for you, try this:

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6 thoughts on “News Links – December 2015

  • December 23, 2015 at 11:00 pm
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    (splat)
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    if you were to fell off a cliff, would you watch ‘the landing pad’ approach or inhale deeply and close your eyes?

  • December 24, 2015 at 4:17 pm
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    http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/ , The latest from John Michael Greer, ” Too little, too late “. I notice that he appears to discount Methane and its affects on climate to some degree. It seems he does not see it as causing an extinction event as people like Guy McPherson, or yourself admin, feel it will. I like you think its a much more serious threat than he gives it credit for.

    ” Isn’t it strange”, The human mind, its architecture, remains essentially the same for the time of humanities more advanced civilizations, even though it has changed dramatically through the longer term evolution of the species. The patterns of human behavior have repeated themselves, just as they will for the foreseeable future. Human civilizations have always failed because of the inherent nature of the processes that go on within the mind, as it is affected by the myriad inputs that combine to produce behavior. This flow of infinitely complex collective consciousness will produce once again the same repercussions as seen before, but this time around of course, on a vastly larger scale, worldwide. There is only the appearance of perceived ability to control any of it, but it has its own unstoppable momentum. The trends of human behavior that create and are unable to deal with all of this complexity, can’t be stopped. So as this great unraveling of it all proceeds, each of us will do what we deem is compelling for us to do, while we have time and are able to do it.

    • December 27, 2015 at 12:23 pm
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      Wow! Dated in 2003, which means it was written around 2000 or so. 16 years ago. Good catch.

      “Identify no-regrets strategies”. That’s a new term to me! I imagine the no-regrets are biting the scientists in spades right now. The world did not listen, did not do the right thing, did not prepare and the message never was widely received. And now it’s too late for too many. Pretty damn clear that they fully knew what was going to happen (widespread starvation and die-off – the numbers they’re using indicate exactly that).

      It’s too early to tell if their predictions of cold / dry are entirely accurate (it does not seem quite right – so far). Some areas are getting hit with gigantic rainfalls. And we know we’re going to lose the entire Southwest states to extreme drought and millions of dead trees. Catastrophic food shortages of course make perfect sense.

      Interesting commentary on warfare.

      H.U.N.G.E.R. – It’s no longer “what’s for dinner”.

  • December 26, 2015 at 6:37 pm
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    isn’t it strange we monkeys are so totally strange that we strangely have no clue whatsoever just how fkn strange we are?

  • December 27, 2015 at 8:54 pm
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    California dreaming is a gas gas gas

    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.co.nz/2015/12/californias-methane-leak.html

    Why isn’t this methane plume burning. CH4 + O2 + ignition source = Bic lighter from hell.
    Hard to believe that no one in So. Cal has a match to spare. They seem to have plenty to light farts and Roman candles up their asses on YouTube, Now suddenly there is a shortage when the biggest gas fart/Roman candle in recorded history is in need of a helping hand. Must not be an iPhone app for such a useful function!

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