Jan 212017
 

I’ve got some bad news. The American media, and the international media, along with many scientists, have promoted the notion that the United States was making preparations for the coming effects of climate change.

Spoiler alert: This is not actually true.

We all know that upon Trump’s arrival at the Whitehouse, the new Administration began to swiftly erase any references to climate change from government websites. But you can still find these documents if you dig around a bit. Under the previous Obama Administration, you can still find what work has been done to prepare the country for climate change.

Here’s what I found: lots and lots of words. All told, they add up to nothing much. I’ve not had time to read all the words, but I’ve read enough to realize that what I’ve read scares the living shit out of me. They have no idea what they are truly facing.

They’ve grossly underestimated climate change impacts, the nation’s readiness and dependencies and the need to make truly meaningful preparations that will actually work to reduce widespread suffering and hardship. They’re also using seriously outdated estimates to base all their “actions” on which don’t even include telling you, the American people, that there even is a climate emergency.

I’ve always told my readers that they were truly on their own. Do not expect any help from your government when it comes to issues like collapse and climate change. I meant it and still do.

I used to be paid to write reports like this: Opportunities to Enhance the Nation’s Resilience to Climate Change (46 pages). My job was to distill the information down into a comprehensible format. But I was never allowed to actually “tell it like it is”. I actually worked for several of these agencies in this report. I eventually quit, realizing I’d never be allowed to actually do my job.

These kinds of reports are full of fluff and important sounding activities and effort, taken from many sources of input and contributors. But their reality is very, very different from the real world.

There is always a lot of self-congratulatory claims (generally, a prerequisite for a government publication) and little actual substance. There is no awareness of any pending or future catastrophe or collapse. Response ‘activity’ is correspondingly muted and seriously inadequate. No real urgency, no real emergency.

Government is very good at generating ‘data’ and reams of reports and position papers. Most government jobs are designed around this very process. Most of this paperwork is mindless, useless fluff, designed to be digested by do-nothing bureaucrats and other governmental employees. It’s a strange world that isn’t like what everyone else lives and works in. It’s a bubble, a ‘reality of deception’ reinforced by thousands of paid public employees who’s very jobs and careers depend upon producing these productions by the pound.

The Third National Climate Assessment (841 pages) upon what much of this report was based is much, much better. But it also suffers in many significant ways. Unfortunately, it too is already dated and underestimates the true impacts of climate change upon this nation. Again, no clear global emergency and thus, no effective response towards mitigation or adaption.

Inherent to both of these efforts, is the implication that solutions are in hand and that government, along with the public and private sector, will handily solve the issues discussed in time. Leadership of course, will remain the same: ‘trickle down’ from on high, delegating tasks and responsibilities and responses to everyone else. It’s a poor strategy.

It should be obvious that natural systems and the extreme energy imbalance now underway within the Earth’s climate is not going to be ‘taking orders from the US government’. It should also be obvious that the government organizational structure itself is very poorly designed to rapidly respond to the escalating threat of climate change. Using expired data certainly does not help.

It may be difficult to grasp this incredible disconnect, but it is true. Readers of this blog probably have a better understanding of the climate emergency then the paid professionals who are tasked with informing the public and taking action. However, as I recently discovered, readers don’t know what to do anymore then the US government does.

I have always found myself (well, usually) way ahead of the ‘curve’ when it comes to projections and impacts, understanding what is already hidden within the data. It’s always gotten me in trouble too, because I became an early adopter and vocal proponent of what the trends actually meant. My unpopularity didn’t concern me, but being right always did and still does.

So here it is: the US Government, as depicted in these two reports is grossly unaware and even more unprepared for extreme climate change (despite some minor mentions), and does not appear to even be fully aware of the actual and real threats facing Americans and the rest of the people on the planet. Proposed ‘actions’ are therefore grossly inadequate and will be extremely ineffective in short-order.

Like me, the more ‘extreme voices’ that are out there are not being included in the assessments or the calls to action (which in my opinion, are pathetic, insufficient and will accomplish little to absolutely nothing).

A good analogy would be a baseball game. The score is 23 – 1 with the opposing team (climate) winning. The bases are loaded and it’s almost the last inning. The government team is tired and discouraged, the umpire has just disqualified many of their top players, kicked out the cheer team from the stadium and told their fans to shut the fuck up.

A new substitute batter for the government steps up to the plate, it’s his turn now. He gets to swing away for the next four years… and he hates most of his own team. His head isn’t even in the game, hell – he’s never even played baseball before (and he wears as stupid red hat). All he’s thinking about now is making ‘deals’ with everyone else so that he gets what he wants. He doesn’t even give a shit about the climate. He wants this climate game over so he can go do something else.

So what does he do? He doesn’t even swing… and it’s indeed, “game over“.

We should be seriously concerned. In fact, more then a little panic is in order. Beyond what I’ve already read and digested over the years, I do not expect there to ever be any effective response to climate change from the US Government (or State governments for that matter). And if you realize that this was all done under the former Administration who just got done telling us what a great job he did on the climate during his years in office!

This is certainly “not news” to regular readers here. But it does reveal a terrifying lack of national and even global leadership to act swiftly, decisively, accurately and with clear intent to preserving a habitable future. What they’re preparing for I’ve discarded years ago as being ineffective, inadequate and doomed to fail.

They are not going to solve this. They’re not even going to be able to get ready for this. So here is what I want people to do in the years ahead that have opportunity to come back and read this: you are going to have to take matters into your own hands. Your survival, safety, protection, and security are entirely up to you. You should be planning ahead now for the very worst. If you do not, then you and those with you will suffer sooner and it is very likely, there will be no help for you because they’re not planning to help you much either.

This isn’t the last go-around. Not yet. They’ll try again (and again), eventually, but if this evidence is any indication (and it is, of course) then they’ll always be a “dollar late and a day short” and forever fail to get up to speed on the actual unfolding events and what should or could have be done about it. I do not expect any timely or meaningful direction, policy, process or effort to be be coming from this quarter. Nor should you.

An inadequate ‘response’ is almost the same as no response, so it looks like there will be almost no difference between Obama’s climate legacy ‘efforts’ and Trump’s ‘efforts’, however Trump intends to strip-mine, frack and build hotels on the national parks and public lands.

Stop him.

Jan 202017
 

There was once a beautiful jewel of a little blue planet hanging in the tapestry of space. The Galaxy all around was devoid of any signs of life. Over the eons of Time, simple life forms developed on the little blue planet, eventually accumulating into a highly complex advance life forms. The planet began to brim with life.

More time passed, and an apex species stepped forth from the mists, conquering fire and foe and every obstacle that stood before it. In time, this species became even more adept, developing agriculture and vast civilizations.

All manner of endeavors and knowledge followed in their footsteps over the whole planet. Astrophysicist peered into the vast regions of space, biologist catalogued the billions of species found. Accountants and engineers got busy making money and everybody joined in to convert the planet’s vast resources into human objects. Science and medicine developed vast bodies of knowledge and insight, geologists and biochemistry, paleontology and every imaginable discipline sprang forth. Their domination and understanding was all but complete, or so they all thought.

In time, some of these disciplines detected disturbing anomalies. They brought these anomalies to the attention of their departments, who in turn shared the findings with a few others. More anomalies were found. Eventually, journalists learned of these anomalies and more investigations were undertaken. Heads of state were notified, and corporations took interest. More and more anomalies were still found and the entire process repeated itself, again and again. The conclusion was clear: planetary habitability would fast come to an end. It was undeniable.

So what did the scientist then do? They went back to their instruments and measurements, tweaked the data sets and checked their computer models. Once again, they reported what they found, and once again, journalists reported their concerns, heads of state were notified and corporations took interest. And then – nothing much happened. None of the institutions and policy makers offered any kind of meaningful response. Insignificant and tiny half-hearted offerings were put on paper and spread around the globe, but the entire civilization continued as before.

Once more, the scientists went back to their instruments and measurements, taking even more measurements. Yes, they were were quite certain now, there really was no room at all for any doubt or inaction – planetary habitability was soon to be severely imperiled for all life forms unless immediate actions were taken. They published their results, where possible, grumbling among themselves that the lack of concern and interest by everyone else was a truly difficult pill to swallow.

And then nothing happened. They all went back to their instruments and their measurements, continuing to record their results and building their models, biding their time until they too, went extinct along with everything else in a horrible upheaval of planetary death. The excuse was that they were only the scientists, they were not responsible to be or to do anything else despite knowing the most above all others what was going to happen. No global alarm was raised. No unified voices of adamant demands occurred. They all just went – extinct, along with everything else.

The little blue planet was now a dead planet, devoid of life.

Never in human history have we had so much knowledge and so much awareness and so little interest and so little responsibility to do the right thing when it matters the most.

Self-preservation, for whatever reason or justification, is meaningless in the face of extinction. It’s also immoral. Those that “know the most” are obligated to shout the loudest when the issue is extinction. There is no submission to “shut up and be quiet”. These men and woman are the “called upon generation” of heroes that need to step forward no matter what, breaking their bonds of silence and submission, shattering the barriers of “acceptable speech and methods” enforced upon them.

But as the story above shows, they’re intending to go extinct along with everyone else, refusing to save even their own selves by calling for a global emergency and the brightest minds to immediately put forth an effort to save humanity.

That’s why I’m angry with them. Those that can, to date – won’t. They’re not heroes. Their just like everyone else.

Jan 202017
 

This is actually ‘old’ news (it’s been underway for a few months) – Scientists race to save U.S. government climate data from Trump

I tried – and failed – to post an anonymous reply on Desdemona. That damned “character” count bullshit used by Blogger does not work right and never has. Any reply that contains more then one link, or has any embedded html formatting for emphasis gets reported as being “too long”. You have to take an axe to your post to get it to pass the character count.

Blogger SUCKS and like Facebook, Reddit, Disqus and every other social platform, it “owns” the blog posts and comments, runs whatever ads they want, tracks your history, profiles, bookmarks and Net activity and so forth. I’m bringing all this up because as you will see below, I’m going private.

So this is the reply to the article linked above that nobody else is going to get to see:

Any “scientist” worth a damn would be speaking out anyway (job be damned). A good analogy of this is when a building inspector walks into a theater full of people in a different state where he has no license or authority, but he notices that the place is about to fall down, killing everyone inside. Does he sit down and watch the movie – or does he warn the people inside anyway?

Presidents and Ministers can only “muzzle” scientist that CHOOSE to stay muzzled. Nobody can stop them from speaking up. I realize that the article is about their data and preservation efforts, but I also realize that scientists are CHOOSING to stay muzzled because they’re putting careers ahead of critical PUBLIC WARNINGS. And that pisses me off to no end.

I’ve read endless volumes of climate research, reports, stories and assessments. We are still getting the watered-down version of what is unfolding world-wide. There should be a united voice from from all scientists now calling for a global emergency, “muzzling be damned”. From some recent comments here:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/climate-change-game-over-global-warming-climate-sensitivity-seven-degrees-a7407881.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/sea-level-rise-global-warming-climate-change-9-metres-study-science-a7536136.html
youtube.com/watch?v=zOE1JlBwPag

Many more available, but you have to read through endless layers of bull to grasp the whole picture and understand its true meaning. Civilization is going to collapse, horribly. The emergency message is however, still not being declared. It’s very doubtful now that scientists will ever find the courage to even bother as they weakly try to preserve their jobs – temporarily.

I do blame them for this failure, policies be damned. They are the only ones qualified to issue the warning, based upon their own research and conclusions. These warnings cannot just come from ‘anybody’, they will not be believed. They already know enough to start screaming the alarm, but are still choosing to save their careers over the public interest.

I now believe that this failure is intentional across the board – that no public warnings will be issued from any quarters. It is perhaps the only way some semblance of control (an illusion of course) will be maintained. The people are on their own. They’ll have to decide for themselves what to do. When the waves lap at their doorsteps, they’ll finally realize they need to move, and so on.

But it’s far, far worse then this. This is not about losing Miami or New York, it is about losing global food production and the resulting global impacts this will cause. We ALL die from
starvation, globally as temperatures destroy our ability to farm and raise crops and we fight among ourselves over what remains. This is already happening in other countries and the effects are escalating. It will happen here within a single human lifetime.

I have now developed a blueprint document for this global emergency – but who do I give it to? Scientists reject their own conclusions, cautioning themselves from becoming “too alarmed”. Politicians are woefully uninformed to the actual science and measurements and too easily persuaded by lobbyists and corporate interests. Corporations are only interested in making tons of money by any means possible. And the public is easily misled with well-honed tactics of distraction and disinformation. It’s already clear – only private interests are going to take an interest of any significance.

It is obvious that humanity is not truly interested in saving itself from its own folly, and that our institutions and experts cannot be bothered either. We are poorly designed as a civilization to save ourselves from our own destructive ways. But I’d be interested in saving some of us from an indifferent humanity, if at all possible.

I have to publish this anonymously. I’ve discovered that trying to work with the public is a real waste of time and effort, so I’ve gone ‘private’ myself.

It is ironic that I have been forced into this non-public position after years of trying to bring attention to this issue. Those of us that understand what is happening are having to protect ourselves from everyone else. I have become just like the scientists who have failed to warn – incapable of drawing too much attention to myself, but the difference is I never deceived anyone or watered the ‘message’ down. It’s been the same message for decades.

In reality, the ‘competition’ for survival has already begun.

It perfectly obvious that we cannot save everyone and we may not even succeed in saving anyone. I am now recruiting only those who will make a sincere effort, but this will never be made public. By sharing this message, my intentions are for others to realize that you are on your own. If you intend to do anything, do it now.

I am not going to make my ‘blueprint’ publicly available. It will not be published here. This blog is only effective in a very limited way for basic information sharing, and it has severe limitations on how participants are selected (similar to my comments above about social networks).

I do not know the future of this blog. It is not my main priority now. In a similar way to the scientists going private, racing to save their data, they’re having to abandon their public exposure (for now). I still believe it is pointless to spend precious time on blogging what we already know is going to happen.

It is not the Trump Administration that concerns me (and there is nothing I could do about this anyway). It is the public that concerns me. The brain-dead morons that will demand ‘salvation’ while doing everything possible to ensure it cannot happen. There will be plenty of fools who will gladly step up to the plate and offer / dictate / demand their breed of ideology, but I personally want absolutely nothing to do with any of that. Climate change is a people problem.

I may realize something that will take a very long time yet to become public knowledge. Even knowing it makes me dangerous to everyone else.

Jan 182017
 

I received a call today from a national radio advertiser (name withheld – you’ll see why) seeking advertising on the Alex Jones show. My verbal reply was very short: “Not interested” and I hung up.  A follow-up email was also received, depicting rates, media kit, etc. I can’t show this here because I don’t want this person to be fired.

I read through it all, including the “Jones Profile” and his alleged audience, reach, influence and demographics. I then sent my own email reply:

Alex Jones is an ignorant money-grubbing fool, an embarrassment to humanity profiting from connedspiracy theory and fear-mongering bullshit. His “show” is poorly scripted and even more poorly acted. He is a total fraud and destroyer of intelligence, facts and reason. He’s done incredible damage to America while promoting a particularly putrid brand of endless bullshit. Alex Jones would promote a gold encrusted pooper-scooper engraved with his “Asshole Jackoff” initials if he thought it would make him more money. Obviously, we would never be interested in helping Jones make millions more from the ignorant fools he leads, but we would be interested if he goes to jail where he belongs.

I received a reply!

I personally would not disagree with one word that you had to say. But I work for the network NOT Alex Jones. He is only one show out of 85 that we carry on the network. I called you because you have a quality product that would blow the competition out of the water. He has an audience that deserves a quality product.

This is hilarious, but all true. Even his own promoters don’t believe in his brand of endless bullshit. But I’m sure they like the money.

I then spent about a wasted hour reading about Jones and his life, claims and ambitions. I then added some new links to some of my older Jones articles. He’s a total fraud alright. But he has a enraptured audience of brain-dead morons who hang onto his every word.

Alpine Aire was once the second largest cannery in America. Yesterday, they called and informed Food Assets that they have discontinued their entire line of #10 cans, including year units. Survival Acres was once the largest seller of Alpine Aire in America. Sales had declined precipitously over the last several years, reaching near-zero for the past year under Food Assets. Alpine reports a catastrophic drop in sales for 2016 and has decided to stop trying to sell their cans of food (they’ll retain the pouches only).

The preparedness market has collapsed. Food Assets certainly does have a quality product that blows the competition out of the water, but it doesn’t have any customers anymore.

I also learned that many sellers of Wise Foods (a brand I despise for their lies) are stuck with inventory that they can’t move and since it has a horrible shelf life, they’ll either dump this crap shortly or wind up taking a 100% loss.

Despite all that you are hearing and reading about – people are not preparing. I’ve also verified this (again) with the other two major canneries, Rainy Day and Mountain House.

There are right-wing rag publications putting out articles claiming liberals are “buying guns, gear and food” but it’s all bullshit, as usual. Americans are broke, distracted and disinterested in these things right now. I’m sure there are a few who are “doing something”, but it’s so little that major companies in this market are now failing.

I run into this “fake news” all the time, every day. Scott Dilbert of cartoon fame is actively promoting his daily fake news about climate change. He’s in good company. Scott is now claiming that we’ve reasons to “doubt” because “some things are missing” (but we don’t know what it is). It’s a patently ridiculous and specious argument. But what is interesting is his agenda, which he clearly has. Why is he so particularly interested in planting false doubt? Nobody really knows, not yet, but he’s in good company as we all know.

My wife showed me a fake news clip (Facebook) that showed “word for word” news stories being aired on different news channels. By now, everyone should be well aware of this tactic of mass mind-control. The point is the American media in particular is entirely scripted. It is even found within the alt-right and alt-left movements and now permeates everything. For this reason, it’s quite impossible to discover much news of any real interest – if your sources are “news channels” of any kind. The news channels are polluted with endless bullshit and group-think programming.

I do not expect this situation to change. As a marketing method, it works very well, enriching all of its sycophants. There is also little desire within the populace to self-educate or self-inform within my generation, although I’m no longer as confident as I once was about the younger generation. Unfortunately, many people are discovering for themselves that they’re having to reinvent the wheel. What some of us learned decades ago, they’re having to discover for themselves. There is no school for “deprogramming” and “corrected education” available to the average person. You have to discover this for yourselves, and then you must rigorously seek to always learn more.

Most people get snared by the deceptive programming. It’s a rare day in hell that someone actually is found that isn’t. There is a decided lack of “gathering places” for these rare individuals. I had hopes that my blog would be one of them. But I’m not able to keep doing this, it’s time to gather my focus onto something far more important.

So I can’t keep up with the Jones’s, the liars, shills, deceivers, profiteers and deceptive sources of fake and irrelevant news. I want to distance myself from them to be honest, if for nothing else, self-preservation and sanity. I believe that much of humanity needs to be abandoned now. The ever-growing contingent of brain-dead zombies that are beyond recovery (an assumption that I’m making because there is I’ve no interest in saving them from themselves). I believe that people, individuals need to “save themselves” and take the responsibility to do so. I further believe that most do not want to.

I am envisioning something profound: A departure from as much of the craziness and distractions and insanity as possible, through a dedicated effort to focus on something else entirely. This is a part of the project I am currently working on. It’s conceptual (for now), but practical in time. It’s certainly possible too, I can think of no reason it can’t be.

There is a growing psychosis in America (and probably all other ‘civilized’ countries in the world, but I don’t live there). What I read online and see on the news reveals an astoundingly high level of psychosis and disconnect from reality. It’s as if there are now at least two species of humans on the planet, and as Lonewolf is fond of saying, the ‘misery monkeys’ currently rule the cage.

I have my own answer for this, departure. Forge a new sub-culture that insulates itself where possible from the psychosis, while working towards group survival.

It is not a solution. I do not believe that there is a solution. There is only an effort to be made in the right direction. I still hold to all my other positions, that collapse is well-underway now, that die-off is inevitable, that biosphere survival and a livable habitat is increasingly unlikely, and that humanity will refuse to take appropriate steps in time to save itself.  But there is a lot still unknown. This is why I intend to make a departure – to stop trying to save humanity from itself. I’m only interested in working with others who also have these same persuasions.

I cannot knowingly help perpetuate what is provably wrong, false, destructive and helping to enhance the current rapacious paradigm of modern living. Modern society is clinically insane and in need of a doctor and padded rooms. A majority of people need to be locked up, diagnosed and treated for mental illness. Nobody can do this, so despite my rhetoric, the point is taken: something else is needed. This civilization needs to fail and take its rapacious destruction with it, but when it does, survivors (if any) need an alternative structure, support systems and way of life.

To that end is what I’m working on.

Jan 152017
 

An important read – 11 alarming facts about sea-level rise

The information is slightly dated. The Arctic, Greenland and Antarctica are melting even faster now (and no mention of Larsen C or Totten glacier). The actual number of people that will “regularly flood” is 500,000,000, twice the estimate in this document (provided they do not move – which they will have to. Plan accordingly). New York and Miami will be lost as will all other low-lying coastal regions.

It’s a good primer, just know that it’s going to be even worse then this.

Jan 142017
 

If you have posted a comment on the blog, I’ve enacted a feature that will allow you to do it again without moderator approval (supposed to work, but somebody needs to try this first).

Just don’t screw it up for everyone else, meaning if I have to turn this feature off, it’s because your comments are off the rails and have to moderated (censored). So far, nobody has done that and I have not had to censor anything, which is the way it is supposed to be.

If you’ve never posted a comment, you will still have to have your comments approved by the moderator (me). The majority of you do not bother posting anything, so you know who you are, you’ll still have your comments moderated for now.

There is no blog registration currently allowed either (no newcomers). I’m debating how new people will be allowed “in” because as I told everyone, I’m not looking for just anybody anymore. That’s proven to be non-productive for the blog for many years and the new direction of where I’m taking this effort.

You can use this post as an open thread, discussion, news articles, etc., as you like. I’m working on something that none of you are interested in and will be busy for a while.

Jan 122017
 

Climate Change Is the World’s Biggest Risk, in 3 Charts

I think they might have missed at least two huge risks: Abrupt Methane Release and Abrupt Sea Level Rise.

Both of these missing items seems to be fairly misunderstood – or poorly understood. Here is some further reading and speculation on abrupt sea level rise to consider:
https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/west-antarctica-melting-amazon-not-helping/

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/antarctica-disintegrating-soon/

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/global-sea-ice-collapsing-carbon-tax/

I also think that Food Crisis ranks far, far higher (near the very top). No idea how or why they ranked this lower then unemployment, which simply makes no sense at all. Most of the climate change articles I’m reading all reference Food as a huge and significant problem.

Jan 112017
 

More distraction: The Deep State Goes To War with President-Elect by Glen Greenwald

I’d written in some comments a week or two back that the CIA was desperate to save itself (from the incoming Administration) and preserve its autonomy to wage endless war, its “blank check” was going to be curtailed. Greenwald exposes this even further. Yesterday’s ‘revelation’s (which I haven’t read) sounds like the same anonymous bullshit story as before (no real evidence).

We’re stuck with Trump, end of story. Deal with it. The civil war within government begins shortly. As always, it will be the people who wind up paying the cost.

I did read the actual ‘evidence’, which I know to be falsely attributed to Russia as definitive proof. I’m no hacker, but I do have significant programming experience and understand computer coding techniques quite well (former systems analyst). I found their claims totally unsubstantiated. Anyone could have been the hacker. A good one would have left the breadcrumbs exactly as they were found – to deflect further inquiry and point to the wrong conclusions. Russia is the current scapegoat because using Russia serves their interests (at the moment).

China will be Trump’s scapegoat in the daze ahead, but that’s another topic. The real issue here is the stupid fracturing occurring within the U.S. government which cannot bother itself to examine the real enemy facing us all.

 

Jan 112017
 

That’s my greenhouse. It’s a giant igloo right now. But it’s a gorgeous day today.

The snow is a couple of feet deep here. This shot was taken a few days ago.

Those weird mounds are my horse trough garden boxes.

This is one of the reasons why I choose to fight. The Earth is beautiful, even where some humans live.

I’ve had to plow a lot this year, I feed the deer under that overhang.

I’m just not willing to give up on this. It’s one of the things that make life worth living. The beauty of the Earth. I didn’t want to entertain you with pictures from exotic locations (where I don’t live) or places I’ll never even get to visit. This is my home. Your home. I’m not going to give up on it or the life within it.

Jan 102017
 

Feature update: A new “edit” feature for commentators (5 minutes allowed to fix your comments).

This is a follow-up post to the “The First Tiny Step Forward” commentary.

Several people here believe that we’ve already lost all opportunity to try to change the inevitable outcome of planetary habitability. Inherent to this belief (whether you realize this or not) is – a) everything possible has been tried and nothing will work and therefore – b) use the time and life we each still have left doing something else (living).  This is the core of the McPherson message by the way – which I steadfastly reject.

I don’t see how this position makes any sense. Point a) is certainly not true and it appears that nobody here is even interested in being a part of any ‘effort’ outside of their own selves anymore. The blog articles here have advocated doing many different things for oneself for many years (prepare, extract, etc.), so I certainly understand this. But this cannot be enough. Not everything has been tried, in fact, appalling little has been tried so far. There is an  assumption (here) that “it’s pointless”. Is it? I don’t think so.

But point b) is of the most interest and relevancy here. We do have some time left (otherwise we’d be dead already). But nobody here wants to spend this time on trying something else and that has not even been fully discussed. As it turns out, nobody here on this blog even wants to have what is the easiest part of all – a  discussion!

That is truly, truly amazing (to me at least), because I never realized how much my own readers have given up. When I consider what is at stake (versus what it’s going to take, a related but different topic), I find you all incredibly wrong because the stakes are simply too high to call defeat this early. That is definitely what McPherson and others are doing. I definitely do not agree with you that have done this, but you have your reasons. I also know that what “try” humans have bothered to do is exceedingly little. To call it quits now, after such a pathetic attempt is just ridiculous.

I do realize we are all on different life-journeys, levels of interest, awareness, finances and so forth. It was wrong of me to think that any of us could lay these aside and try to focus on a ‘try’ that would be greater then our own individual efforts (which I long advocated and heavily emphasized on this blog – but realize is insufficient). I even realize now that is it wrong of me to think that any would want to engage in a discussion about the try, to brain-storm and bounce around best ideas, and whatever research is being done. To do so would, as they say, ‘upset the apple-carts’ we are all pushing around in our individual lives, it might even challenge our own beliefs, paths and life-outcomes. Sorry about that, I just didn’t realize that my desperation for a positive effort towards future habitability was not yours.

It does not matter (to me) that any effort of try is ‘known to succeed’ before trying, if it is known that it can help in some positive way, precisely because nobody can predict every possible outcome with absolute certainty. For this topic, planetary habitability – nobody fully knows if humans were to do many things new, different, vast and/or desperate, if habitability could be somehow salvaged. We do know that our current trajectory appears totally hopeless if you’ve studied the topic as length as several people here have. But we do not know what we do not know.

I have not allowed my cynicism to consume me, quite the contrary. Cynicism has not taken over my desire to try what has not been tried before. To make the attempt. Cynicism has not overtaken my desire to see life continue on this planet. It anything, it has reinforced my desire. Many decades ago, I was like most people seem to be today – indifferent about the environment. Not anymore. But I certainly grew cynical along the way, seeing through many of the lies and deceptions and folly of man. We too are a part of the biosphere – we just happen to be the ones who are ruining it.

I do have some life-experience that others may not have had, that may have an influence on why I insist “try”. I have had to struggle immensely with severe pain, physical disabilities, extreme financial hardship, no support, and some pretty dangerous experiences involving high levels of corruption and even attempts on my life. Those experiences hardened my determination to overcome each of these obstacles. I’m just not one to give up, not after all I’ve been through, and I’ve certainly not tried everything even in my own life yet to conquer each one of these. But even so, I have succeeded in many ways and made fantastic strides forward. These and other experiences have helped define me.

I am younger then most of you too (I think), and still have all of my family. I can’t let go because I can’t give up on them either. They and a few others are the humans that I want to fight for. I have something to fight for – and so do all of you, but you may not want to anymore. I also intend to fight for the other life forms that still exist on this planet. I well realize that Nature does not ‘need us to save her’, but she does need us to stop harming her and we’ve not tried hard enough here either.

This is why I advocate a different ethic and a different civilization then this one – we don’t have to have this one, we could have done things differently and not be in this predicament.

However, I have no idea if we can get from ‘here’ to ‘there’ but that’s irrelevant to me. I’m not giving up. I think giving up is immoral. It’s defeatism and the battle isn’t over. Not by a long shot. We’re still here. Giving up is an abdication of responsibility, even a denial of being truly human. We are the only species that can do the things we need to do, we have the capacity to try but some no longer possess the will. It’s been bled out along the way. But my heart still beats.

I learned way back, many lifetimes ago that everyone needs two things when making any kind of effort; the right audience, and the right timing, especially when delivering ideas. I think I’ve run ahead of all of you to be honest, many of you are way smarter then me and have far more education, but even so, I’ve left you behind with my own philosophy, goals and desires for this life. We’re on different paths. Your ‘try’ is behind some of you. Mine is still ahead.

I’ve hesitated to even write this post for fear that I’d be misunderstood once again. But I realize that this is not an audience that wants to try. That’s probably my fault – it’s the kind of audience that I encouraged and attracted. I also know that I’m not the right audience either – for your ideas to give up and just go live life. And the timing is all wrong for all of us. Many of you are at very different stages in life then I am. It’s not reasonable for any of us to expect much from the other.

So I’m going to move my own efforts into a new direction. I’ve never thought blogging was worth much. It’s quite ridiculous to think that a tiny audience barely ‘connecting’ over vast distances with bits and bytes could change the world, or even have any kind of an effect. Extend this to all online social activity too. Unless there is a truly large participation, then translated into real-life actions and reactions, we’re all just beating at the air. It appears that most people have settled for this too as their form of ‘activism’, which it isn’t. Its delusional, distracting, ineffective. A fantastic tool to defeat the so-called ‘masses’. Obviously then (at least to me), the ‘online’ effort is just never going to mean much.

But offline efforts have been tried to. I fully acknowledge this. But not everything offline (in the real world) has been tried. And this is of course, what really matters the very most – what has been done or will be done or tried to be done in the real world. That’s where the ‘try’ is going to matter the most. Not here – not on a blog or online anywhere because the online ‘life’ isn’t the real world, it’s nothing even close to the real world. It’s simply a great way to share information (and disinformation).

So that’s my new direction. Offline. It has to be, because it is where it matters the most and the only thing that really has ever counted for a damn. What we do in life. Not how many blog posts we can throw up or how many ‘friends’ we may have online. All that stuff is totally irrelevant and meaningless.

I’m going to go find some doers to be quite frank. And if I cannot find any, I will recruit them myself. I absolutely will not ‘settle’ for this ridiculous, misguided, pathetic notion that we’ve tried hard enough yet because it is indefensible, morally reprobate and lacking in evidence.

Finally, yes, I’ll be online (of course). We cannot discuss anything illegal (obviously), but we definitely should. But can’t. So don’t go there. There are a lot of skirmishes ahead, survive those as long as you can (stay in the battle), or just give up and move on with your life. Those of you that choose to stay online (here or anywhere else), don’t fall for the illusion that online is ‘living’ because it most certainly is the tiniest slice of everything else, a false picture of the world you’re being allowed to see. I’ve pointed this out before – you have to try (there it is again, sorry) to filter out the lies, dishonesty, mistruths and deceptions that the StupidNet breeds. It’s not the real world. With a bit of effort, you can do it and obtain as much ‘truth’ as can probably be found.

But then, you should do something with that truth. It’s not enough to just sit on it and exclaim oneself ‘well informed’. You may be satisfied with only that, and you may be at a different place and point in life then I am, and content wherever you are. I however, am not because it grieves me most sincerely to see such massive failures all leading towards our extinction and the extinction of the biosphere as we know it. That moves me, it drives me, it compels me to do something more then just write blog posts.

But I cannot ask anyone else to agree with me out of respect for your own position, experiences and your time and place in life. So don’t ask me to agree with your either.

I’ve made my case, many times on this topic, yet I think I’m seriously misunderstood and yes, under-appreciated. I’m used to it. I know that this blog has failed and all the efforts I’ve put into it over many years. But these feelings are irrelevant. The stakes are too damned high to allow personal feelings to interfere. They need to be set aside or we will simply all lose our way. Some have already, but I’m not ready to abandon all my hope (Yes! I finally said that!).

Finally, despair is extremely dangerous. False hope is too. But without effort, without ‘try’, without giving it our very best shot, we slide into a dark place ourselves, never even knowing if we just had to press ahead a little further. We turn to drugs, alcohol, hedonism, distractions. That’s exactly the ‘place’ where the global zombies live now, the ones I make fun of. It’s not for me. So I’m going to seek out those who are like me, or at least close enough to understand this message. We have got to try.

There are others trying. That’s why you get to read about their science, their research, their ideas and proposals. It is irrelevant if they’ve got no answers yet. They may never find them. So what? The human race is not defeated. Not yet and not until we are all dead. Failure IS an option. It is irrelevant.