Arctic News has an important update regarding what temperatures we can soon (**very soon) expect:
I highly recommend you read this.
Need I remind ANYONE that 10°C is worse then catastrophic?
“We’ve lost about twice the size of the state of Alaska in terms of area,” said Meier, referring to the long-term trend in Arctic sea ice over the past several decades. “It’s also thinning as well, we’ve lost about 50 percent of the thickness. And this is happening more rapidly than even the most aggressive climate models.”
Related (but old news if you’ve been paying attention) with cool pictures and video:
Scribbler has a new article that is also timely (happening this very minute) and related:
Update: And if all this isn’t bad enough, read this in regards to what warming is doing to global oxygen levels:
“When we run the numbers correctly it is clear that under 2 degrees warming ocean oxygen microbial consumption rates will increase by about 30%. And for 3 degrees warming (quite possible) a disturbing +50%. The effects of reduced solubility, increased microbial rates, and reduced vertical mixing from increased stratification are all effectively additive. It doesn’t look good.”
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A lot of changes have been made over on Food Assets, but something ‘weird’ is happening. One page (MRE’s) receives over 5000 monthly hits all by itself, but none of these visitors are actually buying any food, they’re just reading the information and moving on. Same thing has been happening on the shelf life page and several other high-traffic pages. Nobody is buying anything, sales are extremely slow and that’s why I’ve been “gone”. I still provide technical support and have been burning the midnight oil.
So far, nothing has worked for the site. Google pretty much wrecked the site rankings (something Google does quite often to everybody). Despite high enough traffic, there are extremely few people making any long term storable food purchases. This article might be the reason: Poorer than their parents? A new perspective on income inequality
Observers will note that the world continues to spin on its axis and humanity continues to engage in wanton death and destruction. Obviously, I’m referring to the senseless slaughter in France. I don’t want to jump on the bandwagon that always follows one of these crimes and won’t be posting any links here. Suffice it to say that this revolting insanity by radical extremists boil my blood. No punishment would be too great for those who engage in such atrocities.
The news is confirmed that the Zika Virus is sexually transmitted. This is a direct result of warming weather and increased evaporation causing the mosquitoes to move northward. It’s probably just the beginning of new disease vectors humans can expect.
There are going to be a lot of new ways to die in the days ahead. I’ve hinted at this before and what we’ve seen mid-way through 2016 is just a hint of what’s to come. Humans are going to tear each other part as their environment and resulting economic opportunities get destroyed. It’s all interrelated and much of it is going to be unavoidable. There are too many factions and divisions, encompassing billions of people for this to be any other way. In many, many ways, this outcome is already predetermined.
The media is going to try and fill our heads with more promises of democracy, but it will be anything but. Justice, fairness, safety and even comfort are going out the window now, to be replaced with fascism, extremism and violent reactionary upheavals.
This will not be a safe time to travel.