Jan 312016
 

Humans are incredibly naive. I see this everywhere, even among the most learned, respected people in the world. Some of the brightest minds have issued stark warnings on what lies ahead, but then turn right around and make unfounded claims that things are going to work out. This has always puzzled me, but cognitive dissonance isn’t something Harvard graduates are immune to – it affects us all.

I’ve spent years documenting events and effects leading up to the collapse of civilization, from sources all over the world. But I’ve never published a blog summary of everything I’ve uncovered.

So here’s one. It’s a long post, but very easy to read (bullet statements) and understand. This is worth reading. It’s not mine, and it has left some things out, but it’s enough to amply demonstrate that the longer we go on pretending everything is going to be ok, the worse it’s going to get when there is incredibly little time left.

And some of you wonder why I get a little excited at times… well, spend 5 – 7 minutes and READ THIS. It’s not even about climate change…

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Jan 262016
 

Anybody besides me “fascinated” by the speed of the planetary disintegration now taking place? Huge, utterly irreversible changes are now unfolding faster and faster. Sure looks like the non-linear effects of climate collapse are well underway.

For the second time in less then a month – in the dead of winter – the North Pole has risen above freezing. Hah! I can’t even image what the melt profiles must look like up there.  A whopping 90% of the human-induced heat energy has gone into the oceans.

This is why so much sea life is dying of starvation and pathogens. Their food source has moved (if it can swim fast enough) and the water temperatures have shot up so much that toxic blooms and algae are killing of what remains.

And yet…. the idiotic line-up of climate-denying clowns continues to take front and center stage at the (s)Election 2016 three-ring circus. Wow! The disconnect from reality found in America is absolutely stunning!

This is what it “looks like”:

heatwave

So it’s “summer” in the Arctic in winter… well, almost. It’s sure isn’t the least bit normal or even expected.

And if you understand this article, it’s going to be a long, long time (100,000 years) before we can expect any serious cooling.

“So if you continue to emit a substantial amount of carbon dioxide, the Anthropocene will last for hundreds of thousands of years, before systems return to anything like “normal” conditions”, he says.

The snow in the eastern U.S. may seem like a lot, but it really isn’t. It’s not the beginning of the “ice age” some posters have claimed either. The planet is going to continue to warm up, evaporate more water into the atmosphere and unleash more hellish storms then ever before. But overall, it’s going to be hot, then hotter, and then hotter still – for a long time to come.

Climate disintegration. More evaporation, more ice melt, destabilized weather, freak storms, tons more precipitation, flooding and “freakishly dry” weather.

The same thing is happening in the environment, with a disintegration of the food web. Another “Anthropocene Effect” by homo sapiens sapiens.  Like the climate, we’re watching the collapse of the environmental support systems as they stagger under the load of billions of humans.

Are you following the news on the Zika virus? Or Argentina’s plague of locusts? Both are definitely climate-related. But that’s not true according the clown line-up vying for the U.S. Presidency. These idiots don’t think any of the changes occurring in the world have anything to do with human activity. No amount of “proof” will suffice. Not the melting ice, not the extreme weather events, not the dramatic shift in the seasons, not even the freakishly hot North Pole (again).

I wonder what it is like to live in la-la land while pretending you know what you’re talking about? Exactly what television station are these nincompoops tuned into? The Barney Show?

“The science can’t back up that it’s warming,” Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday. “If you are a big-government politician, if you want more power, climate change is the perfect pseudo-scientific theory. . . because it can never, ever, ever be disproven.” Ted Cruz is a pseudo science onto himself

Give that man a cookie… and hope he chokes to death on it.

In another stunningly dishonest article, this time from scientists, we’re reminded that “Climate change will have increasingly negative impacts for at least the next five decades,”.

Oh, really? What’s supposed to happen in 50 years?

Obviously this is yet another watered-down claim that meets what passes for acceptable journalism these days. Or maybe they already know that humanity may not have much more then 50 years left…

We are all witnesses to the most significant events to occur in human history… yet a lot of the world’s population (and leaders) are completely and utterly oblivious to this fact.

Call this the “human” disintegration then. The abdication of common sense, denial of reality and absence of thought. The immersion of an entire population into the soothing bath of “self” and “gratification”.

This had to happen in an advanced civilization. Someplace where the total disconnect from Nature and the real world was possible. Where a constant barrage of propaganda and entertainment was force-fed into the minds of the human population. Where the sky was blocked out, the dirt was covered up, the animals and bugs were absent and the only “connection” the humans had was in perfectly manicured human-constructed “parks” complete with “doggy bins” and paved walkways.

How far have we fallen? Pretty damned far.

We’re nearly unrecognizable now as being human. Like the pristine cellophane wrapped meat that conceals the horrifying torture chambers of our ‘sustenance’,  we have sought to modify the entire surface of the Earth into a packaged corporate ‘tour experience’ devoid of reality – one that won’t despoil our designer clothes, or disturb our sheltered minds.

Well, not for much longer. Huge, cataclysmic changes are well underway, unfolding at Nature’s inexorable pace. Our short-attention spans may prove to be sorely inadequate for us to truly grasp what is happening, but that won’t matter. We’ll go on living, while we can, as if nothing matters, because in the end, as it will prove to be, nothing did.

The disintegration we unleashed will be complete – and we will cease to be.

Jan 232016
 

Dr. Arpey from the Mayo Clinic called me yesterday. He’s finally received and reviewed the MRI images I had done on my shoulder. He’s moved the surgery date by two days, so that a second surgery can be performed the following day by Dr. Rose, who is a orthopedic oncologist surgeon at the Mayo Clinic. So it looks like two surgeries now, including a muscle graft, and a longer stay will be necessary.

If I didn’t have to have this done, I wouldn’t. But there’s no way I can avoid this if I want to live. I’ve got about 10 days left to raise the funds with the Go Fund Me campaign (cancelled due to lack of interest) so if you’re going to help, please do so now. I have to prepay for all of this and there is no insurance coverage at all. Currently, I’m far, far short of the goal initially set and with the second surgery and longer stay, the cost estimate was too low. Anything at all will be a help.

 

 

Jan 202016
 

Thank you to all of you who have donated for the Mayo Clinic fund!

James, Matthew, Alexandre, Gail, Anne, Kathryn, Ryan, Andrzej,  and all all five Anonymous people! This amounts to $741, plus $359.55 from Food Assets!

For some reason, food sales remain incredibly slow for the past several months so I don’t think this is going to help much towards my fund raising goals.

I’ve made all kinds of lifestyle changes here to ‘help’ as much as I can. Various detoxing supplements, antioxidants, raise alkalinity, diet changes, juicing, and tons of exercise. It’s painful as shit to move this much, but I’m doing it. The spinal stenosis is the problem with movement. But it’s all helping; I have more flexibility, lost weight, and have increasing endurance.

I want to be in as good as shape as I can be when I get there, it’s certain to help. This saved my life once before – when I first got injured, I was in top shape back then and it made a huge difference for the recovery process. I’m satisfied with my efforts so far and will keep at it.

Jan 162016
 

It’s time to examine, if only briefly, the list of assumptions being made today that will allegedly solve our climate crisis. This is only a brief (incomplete) but important list. Blog articles need to be short (so that they’re actually read) so I’ll try to be brief. Here is the short list:

a) The IPCC reports, assessments and estimates accurately portray the current state of the world’s climate and what might occur in the future.
b) Technology will be developed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere before catastrophic changes occur.
c) Zero carbon, and / or negative carbon ‘activities’ will be developed to halt human emissions into the atmosphere.
d) Stop burning fossil fuels and we’ll stop the planetary warming.
e) Human population will manage to sustain sufficient food production in a warming world.
f) Cooling technologies will be developed, in time, to slow or even halt planetary warming.

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Jan 152016
 

The biosphere of the Earth is changing in profound, and in increasingly alarming ways. It’s a familiar story to those who are watching, but it’s still largely unknown by the majority of people. The distractions and demands of our civilization have divorced millions of humans from what is unfolding around the world.

One more time: If these creatures cannot live here, neither can we. We are intricately linked to the health of the biosphere. Many of these animals are dying from starvation. It’s not temperature that’s killing them – it’s the lack of food, but there are other things causing the die-off too, like pathogens which are thought to be linked to a warming climate.

Expect to see many, many more of these sorts of stories soon:

Thousands of squid wash ashore on Chile beach

Melting glaciers blamed for subtle slowing of Earth’s rotation

PCB levels still high in Europe’s killer whales, smaller dolphins

In animal die-offs across the globe, climate change may be culprit

Mass deaths of Alaskan birds baffles scientists

Marine Life Can’t Keep Up With Climate Change

Over 100 Dead Whales Wash Up in India

Jan 142016
 

This is a hard blog entry to write.

I’ve been preoccupied with a medical condition that is affecting my time and ability to focus on other issues right now. About 3 years ago, after a minor surgery, a very rare form of cancer (Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans) was found in the pathology specimen taken from my shoulder. It was apparent that the initial surgery did not get it all.  After seeing a oncologist specialist, I was told I had ten years or so to deal with it, so I shelved the ‘problem’ for the time being.

A few months ago, I returned to the oncologist specialist who upon examination, agreed that it was time for more surgery. I went ahead and had this scheduled in December – and then hesitated once I found out what I might be facing. It wasn’t what I hoped for or expected. I opted instead to see another surgeon who I hoped could perform a Moh’s procedure, which involves less tissue damage. He performed three biopsies and an MRI. I do indeed need additional surgery, I still have the DFSP.  This doctor has had to decline the surgery as it turns out – he doesn’t have the expertise on hand that this procedure would require (I have to be put under anesthesia).

I’ve since been referred to the Mayo Clinic where there are surgical specialists who have the skills and experience necessary. I’m now scheduled to have this done next month. My current best estimate right now is the surgeons, anesthesia, hospital, travel and stay is going to cost $25,000.

I’ve had to deal with immense levels of pain for many years (over 30). Diet and exercise help the most (keep moving!) but I’m definitely slowing down. I’m 100% disabled and have been since the early 1980’s (multiple trauma injuries which is where all this stems from) – but this has never stopped me from “doing” as I’ve always advocated here on the blog. I’m not on disability, SSN or anything at all (no income). Nobody knows I’m disabled because I simply never let anyone know. I’ve always been able to give in the past and help others and I am thankful that I could, but now I need the same.

There are two ways you can help:

a) Food Assets has graciously agreed to pledge 100% of the profits from all sales made will be donated to help me through this financial expense. By placing an order on Food Assets, in return you get your order(s) and the doctors, well, they’ll get the profits, but I get to get better!

b) My wife has set up a Go Fund Me Campaign for Survival Acres (now cancelled due to lack of interest). This is a donation that will be used for the costs and expenses related to the Mayo Clinic medical procedure.

Any sort of help or support is deeply appreciated, thank you.

Jan 132016
 

This is such a cool title. But it’s really not my creation, despite this topic being my ‘day job’ for the past twenty years. So I’ll borrow the title if nobody minds.

This is where you can find the original title and article about how climate scientists are increasingly gloomy about our chances for survival. It’s been posted here before, but I should still let everyone know what the title really came from.

My day job, as it were, has been to write about the collapse of our civilization from the perspective of a keenly interested observer. While I am not a scientist, I have very often used the published work of scientists to support my position. Expert knowledge is more valuable then simple opinion. It’s also usually right. Continue reading »