Sep 292015
 

I suspect that it will take a bit before this gains the traction that it deserves, but it’s hugely significant and is having a major impact upon the unfolding climate disaster.

Millions of lakes throughout the West Siberian Subarctic region are releasing gigantic amounts of carbon dioxide and methane gas. The area is larger then Scandinavian, Canadian and Alaskan wetlands several times over. Over 80% of this area is covered by these thermokarst lakes.

The amount of carbon dioxide and methane gas that is being released is huge.

Because of the increasing permafrost thawing in West Siberia, the bigger thermokarst lakes could soon break up into numerous smaller ones. “This could lead to a tenfold increase of greenhouse gases and dissolved organic carbon emissions into rivers and the Arctic,”

In 2014, an international research team led by Semiletov set sail to the Arctic Ocean on the Oden icebreaker science vessel. The researchers were the first to closely examine the waters of the outer West Arctic continental shelf at depths below 50 meters, and it turned out that carbon emissions in the shelf zone are much more intense than expected. Up to several hundred grams of methane per square meter are emitted daily, which shows that the underwater Arctic permafrost has been degrading severely. About 700 such “methane holes,” each up to a kilometer in diameter, have been found in the shelf.

Hot Air Melting The Arctic

It seems as if climate scientists are continually having to update their expectations, which when you consider the extremely complex nature of the interactive Earth system, it is really of no surprise. But it does mean that at each new discovery, the future climate looks worse and worse. This won’t be the world of yesteryear.

If you haven’t already discovered this resource, earth.nullschool.net – try it out. Very interesting if you’re concerned about what is happening. Click on the bottom left “earth” to see a menu where you can change the display options.

Sep 162015
 

Found over on Desdemona Despair (a site everyone should be reading daily):

Flash flood in Utah traps hikers, carries away cars – 16 die in ‘100-year event’.

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From the article:

Flash floods are not uncommon in the area, but the volume and pace of Monday’s rain was a “100-year event” in Hildale, said Brian McInerney, hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City.

The height of the storm lasted about 30 minutes, pouring 1½ inches of rain into a desert-like landscape with little vegetation and steep slopes.

Monday’s weather event was like a bucket of water being poured onto a rock — it slid right off and began running downstream, picking up sediment to create the forceful, muddy mess that rushed through the city, McInerney said. Another half-inch of rain came within the hour.

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Flash floods are not uncommon in the area, but the volume and pace of Monday’s rain was a “100-year event” in Hildale, said Brian McInerney, hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City.

The height of the storm lasted about 30 minutes, pouring 1½ inches of rain into a desert-like landscape with little vegetation and steep slopes.

Monday’s weather event was like a bucket of water being poured onto a rock — it slid right off and began running downstream, picking up sediment to create the forceful, muddy mess that rushed through the city, McInerney said. Another half-inch of rain came within the hour.

While this may have been a ‘100 year event’, I’ve already been wondering when they’re going to stop using this type of labeling because it does not make sense anymore. Extreme weather is here, it’s happening right now and it’s killing people.

That girl on the video was strangely ‘disconnected’ from the real horror that just occurred. This was not an ‘act of God’ – it was an extreme weather event that has now claimed more victims and the tragedy this conveys is a message we are still not listening to. Clearly, nobody is immune and nobody is going to be magically ‘saved’ by myth or superstition. It’s time humans woke up to reality.

Sep 162015
 

200 Feet of Sea Level Rise

The bad news: If we burn all of the planet’s fossil fuels, we’ll melt all of the world’s land ice.

The good news: You’ll be long gone so … party on!

You can read the news release of the study here.

My main issue with this modeling study is that it is doubly conservative. First, it lowballs how fast rapid sea level rise can start, given the latest observational studies from Antarctica, as leading scientists have pointed out. Second — and equally important — it lowballs how fast temperatures might rise.

I would agree with Romm, but it’s worse then “conservative”. It’s ridiculous to even imagine human civilization could even last long enough to experience this. We’ll all be long dead from starvation and war, and I’m not using any hyperbole here. The temperatures projected in this study do not permit any food production anywhere.

It’s always strange (to me anyway) how ‘vertical disciplines’ wear so many blinders. It’s as if the world and nature itself operates in nice, clean little boxes. One box burns up or gets stomped flat or emptied completely out and it supposedly doesn’t affect any of the other boxes.  Which of course is completely ridiculous, the world doesn’t work that way and neither does nature.

Our dependency upon a habitable biosphere is well-understood (supposedly) by these same scientist, yet they keep MISSING the critical points about what it is going to take to keep human civilization and humans ALIVE. Well, not all of them, there are others that are keenly aware of this, but as Kevin Anderson mentions on the video below, they have to publish what is politically acceptable – even though the authors of these reports and their summaries “know it is complete rubbish”.

So they’re lying to you – to us and to our political leadership, but the lies are not like those morons over at WUWT are claiming – the lies are they’re not telling us how bad it already is, and how bad it will actually get and what this really means. Which is exactly what I’ve been telling readers on this blog for several years.

This is a important video with many revelations about what’s being published – find the time to watch this video as it is terribly important:

I do not personally share Anderson’s optimism, but I’m really glad he exhibits the critical ‘try anyway’ attitude that is do desperately needed. Unlike those that just prefer we give up, I still believe that we should make an effort to save ourselves. This is our new agenda, if we can find the willpower and leadership (which is notably absent).

Yet Americans are still being distracted by UTTER BULLSHIT. Yeah, I’m really, really tired of this crap, but here is a prime example:

Residents Report Forced Micro-chipping By Jade Helm Operatives

Several eye witness reports state that residents in the small town were rounded up and brought to an abandoned shopping mall in the area. There they were given the choice between RFID implantation, or imprisonment in the makeshift military base.  Link here.

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Continue reading »

Sep 152015
 

For Alex Jones followers and fans, there is an ‘event’ being held to tomorrow to fleece your pockets of even more money.

Infowars is holding another ‘moneybomb’ event, trying to raise another million dollars for Alex Jones and his alleged television broadcast.

I’ve never liked this moronic clown, finding him a dishonest creep; a true faketriot extraordinaire. Virtually NONE of his claims have proven out as I shared in More Spew From Connedspiracy Idiots.

He’s obviously part of the opposition. By controlling the narrative in the alternative media, his media empire has drained the energy and the money from those who could have done something.

It’s more then “just getting rich” off the connedspiracy crowd. It’s about control. Framing the focus, debate, attention and energy of the people who are interested in seeing a real change. Unfortunately, Jones has led his merry band of deluded followers in the wrong direction.

Jones is not who he has claimed to be and for the fans that still follow this talking fool, here are a few sites and points to take note of:

Alex Jones Exposed – hiding his multi-million dollar divorce from his fans. Maybe that’s why he’s now needs to raise money to pay his ex. Both of them will still be multi-millionairre, it looks like they’re splitting around 8 million dollars.

Alex Adultery Alleged – many links.

How Matt Drudge Serves As Alex Jones Web Traffic Pipeline – this is the other guy I truly despise, Drudge publishes fake headlines daily.

Alex Jones Infowars MoneyBomb EXPOSED – definitely worth watching

 

Tons more fraud links and claims found here.

Update: If you want a real laugh, and to see just how fake this clown truly is, go visit today’s “auction items” he’s trying to raise money with (ebay link). But you’d better hurry before they’re gone!

I saved a copy to my hard drive for later laughs. If this is the best a multi-millionaire faketriot can offer his fans… wow… most of it is totally worthless junk not worth the price of postage.

So your choices are A) give him free money; or B) Buy some worthless junk (at the highest bid). You can even have a “collectible item” signed by Jones himself (who does this clown think he is?).

Perhaps it will go up in value once this idiot is in jail. So far, he’s raised nearly $250,000 (allegedly) from a bunch of other idiots who still haven’t figured out the fear-scam or asked for refunds.

It’s rather sad that the so-called ‘patriot’ community cannot see through the lies and deceptions and endless layers of bullshit being put forth, but for whatever reason, they can’t. Not even when this clown has been so consistently wrong on his predictions year after year.

Jones isn’t alone either, he’s got plenty of company among the faketriot ‘leadership’ that is trying as hard as they can to keep up the incessant fear-mongering. I’ve warned about the dangers of this sort of lifestyle several times, Breaking the Dominant Paradigm In The Survivalist Movement” and in other articles.

It’s now far past the Jones’ prediction dates, and we’re pretty close to October. The September Surprise seems to be err, a bit late….

Jade Helm didn’t result in martial law. We didn’t get invaded either. Nobody got nuked. The dollar didn’t collapse. September is going to roll on into October – and we’re still here.

Why is it that Americans can only seem to react to bad information while ignoring good information? Has our reality bone gone to sleep or been surgically removed? Or do some humans just prefer to live in fear and fantasy? Or are we really just Bat Shit Crazy?

Faketriots continue to support the wrong people, again and again. Apparently there is no required ethical standard, no proof of validity, honesty or a litmus test for anything. The lowest common denominator seems to be “he who screams loudest”. The trademark bullhorn Jones used for years and years was his method of bullying belligerence to his ‘opponents’. His website is carefully monitored to ensure dissenting commentary is never published, creating a ‘fake’ consensus among his fans. My own comments about the lies and conjecture he spreads have been removed for years.

I’m glad to see this clown get some of the comeuppance that is due to him, it’s way overdue. He’s done more damage for honesty, integrity, truthfulness, accuracy and importance then anyone else I know. As the guy said on the first video link – don’t send this clown a dime of your money. Infowhores obviously doesn’t “need” any of it and you probably do.

Plenty more online –

Alex Jones all Koched Up

Alex Jones CIA Family

Alex Jones Snared in Sex Scandal (many additional links found here)

Sep 142015
 

Prepare For Climate Collapse – Part II

Please read Prepare For Climate Collapse – Part I if you have not done so already. I’ve outlined what climate collapse really means. In Part II, I’m going to outline steps you can take to prepare yourselves whether you are a business or a family.

Extreme Weather Events

Climate collapse means more extreme weather events, seasonal disruptions and unusual weather phenomenon increasing in frequency and severity. Human civilization has been designed around predictable weather patterns.  Our cities, businesses, industry, homes and infrastructure were built to endure normal weather and climatic events. We’ve also organized our agricultural practices and harvests around the seasons, which since time immemorial have also been reasonable predictable. “Bad years” usually meant bad weather, sometime it meant pestilence. Insect infestations are also heavily affected by weather patterns. A dry winter or warmer then usual will mean more insects and their larvae will survive. Food production has usually been able to account for these weather variations – but not always.

Both infrastructure and agriculture will be directly affected by inclement weather; the worse the weather / season is, the greater the impact will be on our civilization. 2015 has now already broken all previous records for highest number of hot days in recorded human history, this is expected to get worse every year as higher and higher temperatures are reached. The hottest year on record killed many thousands of people through heat stroke.There were also quite a few extreme weather events that killed many more people (flooding, mudslides, hurricanes, tornadoes) and lightning strikes caused some of the biggest fires in history.

Climate scientists are expecting hotter, drier and longer summer temperatures each year. Winter variations will be abnormal, with droughts extended through the expected rainy season, and other regions receiving huge levels of rainfall and snow. No longer can the normal weather patterns be expected to remain the same. Abnormal is now the new normal – and it will be worse then what we have experienced before.

Excess heat creates excess evaporation (water vapor), which in the form of clouds and precipitation events (rain and snow) will come down in greater intensity then before. We are already experiencing at least 7% more atmospheric water vapor then before, for every 1C in temperature increase, there is a corresponding 7% increase in water vapor, which is also a heat trapping gas. More atmospheric water vapor also means higher temperatures.

Infrastructure Protection

Buildings, businesses, homes, roads, bridges, power lines, virtually anything above (and below) ground will be required to withstand extreme weather events. Dry weather, and even drought conditions will be the easiest of all to endure structurally speaking. Roads don’t wash away or flood out in dry weather, but dust storms can and will occur and the high risk of fires. Fire fuels can be reduced provided it is extensively done, yet as recent events have just shown, it will be very hard to deal with these things if the response is too little or too late, or if entire regions and states are impacted by drought year after year. This means it will burn – and there isn’t much we can do about it except get ready. Continue reading »

Sep 112015
 

A massive crane has collapsed upon the world’s largest mosque in Mecca today, with 87 dead and over 150 injured.

It won’t be long before the connedspiracies begin in earnest, so I’ll beat them all to the punch.

Only 1 of these is true, sensible and provable:

a) this was an act of God seeking vengeance upon the Muslims with the “proof” being this occurred on 9/11 and in Mecca;

b) this was an act of “weather manipulation” wrecking vengeance upon the Muslims;

c) this was another extreme weather event that struck during heavy rains.

C) is the correct answer. Severe storms and heavy rain. No connedspiracy. No judgement. Just more proof the extreme weather events are actually happening (even in Israel).

You can safely ignore all the other claims, conspiracies and conjecture that will undoubtedly arise.

Sep 112015
 

There are a couple of important new articles that should be read by everyone watching the climate crisis unfold.

They are 3.27C Warmer by 2030? and Earth’s Ice Is Melting Much Faster then Forecast.

Both articles fit right in with my last post, Prepare For Climate Collapse – Part I. Part II is going to be about what each of us can do. But I’d like to share some comments from these two articles and what this means.

From the first article – the question is posed that warming is already far and above what policy makers “think” (what they’ve been told, they are not scientists). The Earth is already past the so-called 2C “safe threshold” that keeps making the (s)newz:

“In other words, temperatures for most people on Earth are already 2.07°C higher”

2016 is of course, expected to be even warmer. The “safe threshold” to avoid dangerous climate change has already been reached. I’ve warned about this before – the science is still catching up with the actual events and far too many critical points have been overlooked. Policy makers were literally lied to about a 2C limit being “safe” or even achievable. It’s not – and it is already too late.

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But read this summary (emphasis mine):

To lower temperatures, cutting emissions alone will not be enough. Stopping all emissions by people would make that the aerosols that are currently sent up in the air by burning fuel and that are currently masking the full impact of global warming, will fall out of the air in a matter of weeks. Until now, about half of the global temperature rise is suppressed by such aerosols. Stopping aerosols release overnight could make temperatures rise abruptly by 1.20°C in a matter of weeks. Furthermore, carbon dioxide that is emitted now will take ten years to reach its peak impact, so we’re still awaiting the full wrath of carbon dioxide emitted over the past decade. A recent study calculates that global mean surface temperature may increase by 0.50°C after carbon emissions are stopped, and they will decrease only minimally from that level for the next 10,000 years.

There are also many other contributing events to an even warming climate, such as the albedo effect and methane releases being measured. The take away from all this is we are always behind the curve on what emissions (all of them, including C02, CH4, N20) by at least a decade for effects to be even measured. Even if all greenhouse gas emissions were stopped, we’re still in serious, serious trouble.

I’ve known this for years and have understood that no matter what – temperatures will rise, and they will rise rapidly.

Recall in my last post that the “atmospheric rivers” being created by increased temperatures and a ramped up hydrological cycle means extreme precipitation events? Well, there’s more to it then just that, as bad as it is.  There is also what it means to have more of this water vapor in the atmosphere:

Furthermore, water vapor will increase by 7% for every 1°C warming. Water vapor is one of the strongest greenhouse gases, so increasing water vapor will further contribute to a non-linear temperature rise.

So hotter temperatures increase evaporation and precipitation, which also increase atmospheric water vapor, which also increases warming, which is also one of the strongest greenhouse gases.

It’s not just emissions that are the problem anymore. It’s also one of the most basic elements on Earth, water. We’ve triggered a terrifying feedback loop and something we can’t even being to imagine adequately.

And did you catch that “10,000 years” for minimal leveling of temperatures? This is actually only an educated guess from scientists. Nobody really knows exactly how long it is going to take to stabilize the climate, except that it is going to take a long, long time.

This is why our very survival is at stake, and why our food production will fail first. We can shelter ourselves (some of us), but we cannot shelter our food production sufficiently. Not even close.

Jason Box’s article on Greenland ice melt is also worth commentary. Greenland glaciers have doubled their speed (travel) to the oceans. Yet it is ice loss (meltwater) that is now taking first-place on the overall ice loss.

The competition between how much ice is lost through glacier flows into fjords versus meltwater runoff is intimately synergistic with meltwater interacting with ice flow all along the way. Increasing melt sends more water down through the ice sheet, softening the ice so it flows faster. Once at the bed the water lubricates flow. Squirting out the front of glaciers into the sea, the meltwater drives a heat exchange that undercuts glaciers, promoting calving, loss of flow resistance and faster flow.

“The trigger effect for galloping glaciers was warm pulses of subtropical waters that undermine glaciers at great depth in the sea, at the grounding lines where this warm water can invade.”

So many thousands of miles away, where the oceans are warmest (and where El Nino is still ramping up), these warm ocean currents are impacting Greenland glaciers. And of course, not just Greenland, but the Arctic and the Antarctic too. The West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is now considered an “unstoppable” loss.

There is no way to cool this vast body of water. There is no way to slow down these ocean currents unless nature does it for us, which it clearly isn’t. 70% of the Earth is covered by oceans. Most of the extra heat being absorbed is within the world’s oceans.

More than a century of people externalizing the environmental costs of stupendous economic growth, loading the atmosphere now with 42% more carbon dioxide, 240% more methane, 20% more nitrous oxide, 42% more tropospheric ozone, etc. We have far too much gaseous carbon compounds now in our atmosphere, people. The carbon pollution is, by the way, making our oceans too acidic, threatening the base of the marine food chain. Would someone step forward and deny the changing ocean chemistry? Do I digress?

This is a big deal. This is a huge deal for human habitation and survival. As oceans heat up, more ice melts where it is needed most. And remember something I keep saying, “You can’t replace all that missing ice”. This ice helps regulate the world climate, without which will create a very hot world.

“The enormous increase of heat in our oceans, from past decades of enhanced greenhouse effect, negates any hope that negative feedbacks or even solar output will prevent a much warmer world.”

Box points out the increasingly obvious points that current models simply fail to account for what scientist already know is missing from their projections, such as the heat exchange between oceans and glaciers, ice algae growth, dust on ice surfaces and wildfire carbon on ice. And there are many more, even the “unknown unknowns”.

We’ve known for years and years that the IPCC reports and predictions have left out absolutely crucial feedbacks and events being measured on purpose and its predictions are widely inaccurate.

Again, the take-away from all from all of this is the fact that warming is unstoppable, it will be far, far worse then what manages to make it the news, it will be hot as hell, and this will all cause climate collapse, extreme weather events and I’ll say it again – severe impacts on the world’s food supply, along with devastation to our entire civilization.

It’s a big deal and it will be ignored.

Until it can’t.

It’s hard to say how many people have to die before this receives the focus and attention it deserves, assuming of course that humans still want a habitable planet. Probably quite a few. Probably millions of deaths. Probably many more then the thousands that have already died.

It’s going to get ugly people. Never assume for a moment that your government and leaders are going to solve this problem in time. It’s extremely unlikely. They’ve dithered around far, far too long, catering to big business, industry and lobbyists. Others embraced absolutely stupidstitious fantasies. But they’ve left the world leaderless and powerless on the most pressing problem facing humanity. That’s why I intend to write Part II of Prepare for Climate Collapse. I can’t save you, but I can try to help you plan ahead for what is sure to happen.

Sep 102015
 

Prepare For Climate Collapse – Part I

The climate crisis affecting human survival on Earth is still accelerating in the wrong direction. Increasingly strident warnings are now being issued by climate scientists that the world is facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions and risk. Unfortunately, they are continuing to be ignored on the scale and scope of what will be necessary for effective human response – nothing less then a World War II scale of effort, mobilized across the entire world is required. But the evidence is already clear – the world lacks the political and industrial leadership to change course. It is very much an unknown when – or even if – this will ever change.

In the meanwhile, individuals, families, businesses and corporations will need to prepare themselves for climate collapse, because nobody else is going to do this for you. This is the most dramatic threat facing mankind today. Our very survival is at stake, and even the survival of the living biosphere. Projections are always being updated with some projections now indicating 16C or more in temperature increase.  Those are not survivable temperatures – for anything alive. Because of this, and the increasing amount of scientific knowledge and research continuing to accumulate, there is evidence that indicates we may not survive climate collapse at all. But for those who choose to act decisively and to take self-responsibility for their own future, here are some things to consider.

What Climate Collapse Really Means

Climate collapse means that our predictable, stable climate has changed for the worse. The normal patterns of rainfall, snow, rainy seasons and dry seasons are no longer predictable. Instead, it means that extreme weather events are now the new normal. This would include hurricanes, cyclones, tornadoes, wind-events, lightning, thunderstorms, hail, extreme snowfall, extreme rain events, extensive droughts, mega-fires, dying forests, heat waves, insect infestations, disease vectors and rapidly shifting temperature extremes. While Earth has always recorded such things, the patterns which we have become accustomed to, and the severity and frequency of these weather events has changed quite dramatically. There will be more of these extreme events – and they will be worse then what humans have ever experienced in their entire history.

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This will have a huge impact upon existing infrastructure, economic activity, agriculture, food production and human activity. The warming climate is a reflection of the warming oceans which is changing the world’s climate faster and faster as the glaciers and polar ice caps continue to melt. There are also other serious considerations such as the permafrost melt, methane releases (Risk of Significant Methane Release From East Siberian Arctic Shelf Still Growing) and carbon releases now occurring in the world’s forests. No longer the “carbon sinks” we’ve long enjoyed as a species, these components of the Earths surface are now releasing carbon which along with continued human emissions, is helping to increase Earth’s temperature over land and in the oceans by trapping more heat from the Sun.

Individually, any single one of these occurrences would have a huge impact over time on human habitation and survival, but taken altogether as we now must, they are so gigantic and so serious that our very survival as a species is now questionable in the years ahead.

The primary reason survival becomes so questionable is not heat as widely assumed – humans can adapt to temperature extremes in various ways, by going underground, by utilizing air conditioning, by sheltering during the day and so forth. Humans can live in a far range of temperature extremes – as long as they have the resources to do so (energy, insulation from hot or cold, food). However, it is the latter point which now becomes the ‘trigger’ for future human habitability. Food production is expected to decline dramatically as temperatures and extreme weather events escalate, impacting global food production. Continue reading »

Sep 072015
 

The entire West Coast looks to be getting setup for some extreme weather events for fall / winter 2015.

For a few years, a “hot blob” of immense proportions has been growing the Pacific Ocean basin.

This has also been termed the “ridiculously resilient ridge” (RRR). The good news is this situation is about the change. The bad news is it may be changing for the worse.

Much of the warm water has been pushed north into the Arctic Ocean, where rapidly melting ice has been contributing to extreme ice conditions (disappearing rapidly).

 

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Now, a “Godzilla El Nino” event is clashing against the “Hot Blob” in the Pacific. The Pacific Titans are going doing battle far from our shores, but it’s not as simple as only one will win:

Once the Blob goes down there’s nothing to keep what are likely to be some seriously epic storms slamming into the west coast of North America this Fall and Winter. But according to recent science, there’s a high risk that the Blob will creep on back as the Godzilla El Nino retreats during mid to late 2016. And for the West Coast that means high risk of a pretty vicious cycle of drought to flood to drought. A dangerous weather pattern intrinsically related to human-forced climate change.

The New Normal

I have long argued that weather extremes are the new normal. Increased temperatures means increased evaporation and the “normal” hydrological cycle is severely disrupted. All that evaporation will come down somewhere. It just hasn’t bothered to drench the West Coast – yet. But it’s now looking like it certainly will and when it does, terms like “epic” will be often used.

I’ve also long argued that the ‘prepper’ community of survivalists, end-timers, conservatives and even Republicans are all preparing for the wrong things.  Virtually none of what they’ve claimed to ‘expect’ has happened. Connedspiracy theory has replaced common sense – and even acceptance of reality as paranoia, fear, superstition and widespread ignorance grips the minds of millions. We’ve entered into a new Dark Age of idiocy with this group taking first place among the walking dead.

This is the group that denies climate change for the most part and they’ve been consistently 100% wrong. Extreme weather events all around the world are now occurring. The California drought is just one of hundreds of events that have been unfolding worldwide. That’s about to change, but it will still be ‘extreme’. Even ‘biblical’ for some localities.

It’s not just humans that are being affected by these changes either. Wildlife of all types is being severely impacted. Wildfires this year have already been epic, with millions of acres now blackened. The droughts affect upon forests is now being understood by scientists as being “far worse then expected” because trees are no longer able to absorb the C02 that they once did.

The growing refugee crisis in Africa and Europe is rooted in climate change. Millions of refugees are now leaving their countries seeking lives elsewhere. Some are even coming here. America’s borders are as porous as a gill net, allowing millions of people to simply show up. Meanwhile, Americans are once again distracted by another fake (s)Election season, where pundits and politics clash together in a clown filled three-ring circus of arrogance and privilege. These people do not care about you, me or anyone else other then themselves, and it shows.

This is supposed to be ‘important’ as we get lied to again and again about who is going to do what and never, EVER is there any accountability on any of these would-be ‘leaders’. If there was, each and every single one of them would already be in jail. But the story lines and sound-bytes keep getting warped and twisted in a carefully scripted orchestration of white noise so that you, the viewer are as off-balanced as ever. Who do you ‘vote’ for? Who can you trust? Who will do what they claim?

Answer: none of them. It’s the same story, the same lies, the same distractions and none of it is as important as claimed.

America is a joke. American leadership is a joke. America’s candidates for leaders are a joke. America has become a cesspool of rampant violence, arrogance, privilege and wide-spread ignorance parading around in clown suits. There are still many people who are sincere, intelligent and trying, but they’re being overwhelmed by the incredible levels of stupidity and denial being widely embraced. Are we making any headway? I don’t really know. It seems to be getting worse depending on which websites you read or which channels you watch. Our media seems to be incredibly clueless about the damage that they are doing to the rest of us, programming minds to the masturbating levels of 12 year old’s. You can’t visit a website anywhere and not be subjected to ridiculous and inane distractions.

This is (in case you didn’t already know) the new “normal” for America and much of the world. Do not expect real news. Do not expect or even hope for real change. Do expect endless distractions and ridiculous levels of infotainment. Don’t expect things to change for the better because they can’t. Once again, we’re declining to a new plateau, where a temporary ‘stasis’ is achieved, until it all drops again.

What it means

That’s the new normal. On everything. Economy, jobs, industry, climate, environment, resources, immigration, war, disease. All of the elements that now make up our world are still headed down.

Our entire way of life has been to rape, pillage, destroy and pave over with our wizardry everything we could manage to conquer, including each other. This has resulted in the situation we now find ourselves as our climate spins out of control and the worlds resources have disappeared down our insatiable appetites. It can’t possibly last forever and we need to finally wake up to this fact. It’s time to drop our illusions. And our pretenses and our self-modeling lies of deceit that we’re any different then any other nation that has stupidly run off a cliff.

The only reason most of us are still here is because the plundering continues. Which it will until it can’t. All hope is now lost. We are not going to stop. Americans will devour each other as the government also now tries to devour us. It’s simple a pie to realize ‘what comes next’. And it’s all happening because America refuses to wake up and do anything about what we’ve become. The growing crowd violence is part of it, but it’s not the whole story. The entire country requires adjustment and adaption to changes taking place worldwide. But America refuses to change. And so we will devolve into war. Right here – and of course, elsewhere too (again).

Violence isn’t going to solve anything. Not when the root causes aren’t going to respond to violence in any way. You can’t use violence to solve a cultural crisis. Or a resource crisis. Or a climate crisis. Or an environmental crisis. All of which are happening now. But humans usually react very badly when threatened, laying blame where it doesn’t actually belong. The real crisis of civilization itself is unfolding, exacerbating the climate / environmental / resource crisis.  We crafted a unsustainable, unjust cultural in the process of building up our civilization, based upon privilege (greed) and ‘ownership’ (control) of the world’s resources. And entire elite class of super-rich and the far, far larger class of impoverished. Overpopulation helped immensely towards this crisis of civilization too, with most, if not all nations, refusing to address this in time.

This is all the new normal. Injustice, war, violence, chaotic climate, impoverishment, competition for remaining resources and rampant denial, blame everything but the real reasons we’re in decline. Ignore the problems, pretend that they don’t exist, refuse responsibility and react with fear, superstitious, ignorance and greed.

I find the new normal pretty disgusting. It’s been growing in size, severity, impact and scope since I was born, but in truth, it’s the only “normal” I’ve even known or lived. The reset button many of us long for does not exist. It’s a fantasy as much as anything else is these days. There is no going back now. We can’t stop and “get it right this time” because it’s too late now for that. The injustices we’ve encouraged can’t be undone. The missing ice can’t be replaced. The racism, hatred, xenophobia, and stupidstitions are now so deeply embedded in multiple generations that it will be impossible to eradicate. That’s the new normal. The growing fear, paranoia, distrust, anger, hatred and violence that humans are doing to other humans.

It’s not a world I much like. I do not allow this in my own family, but I recognize that it is all around me. There is scant little I can do about any of it – except keep issuing these blog posts, keep trying to wake people up to what lies ahead, keep sharing what is occurring right now. I’m avoiding ‘stupid’ like the plague, which is why I don’t even publish a phone number anymore. Of the thousands of calls I’ve taken in the past, a large percentage of them was having to deal with asinine connedspiracies and superstitious claims – none of which ever came true (not a single one).  I’m a busy person and time is something I spend carefully.  But wasting time entertaining idiots is not part of life well spent.

As I’ve said – people have been preparing for the wrong things for years and years and I’ve been at this longer then most now. Far too many ‘preppers’ still don’t get it because they keep falling for the lies being promoted, just like the ‘voting’ American public. They refuse to wake up to reality and make the necessary effort to discard false beliefs.

I’ll end this post with some older blog links – just as valid today as when I wrote them years ago. I made many of these same points back then:

The Coming Food Wars

Five Years of Blogging

Pre-Collapse Strategies