The Wilderness Map

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Shrinking Wilderness Ignored at Our Peril | Good map

A harder rain’s a-gonna fall in the US (climatenewsnetwork.net)

California’s wildfires are driven by climate and human error (newscientist.com)

Afghanistan launches US$71 million initiative to prepare rural communities for climate change (reliefweb.int)

EU bank delays loaning €1.5bn to mega pipeline project (euractiv.com) haha, delay is such a strong word

‘This. Is. Big.’: After Years of Pressure, World Bank to Drastically Curb Funding of Fossil Fuels (Common Dreams) (commondreams.org) | “Delay”, “drastically curb” are weasel words

When Climate Change Becomes a Credit Problem – That could mean higher taxes for the people who live in those communities (nytimes.com

Wind farms in Northern Hemisphere at risk from climate change (digitaljournal.com) Since wind turbines only produce 90% of their rated power 25% of the time, then they are truly fucked

A new study predicts that a changing climate will weaken winds that blow across much of the Northern hemisphere, possibly leading to big drops in clean wind energy. (wired.com) | Most of the land on earth is in the north

World Bank to stop funding oil and gas projects (mining.com) | Like it fucking matters

Global warming made Hurricane Harvey deadly rains three times more likely, research reveals (theguardian.com)

A warming, rapidly changing Arctic is the “new normal” and shows no signs of returning to the reliably frozen region of the past. This is according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Arctic Report Card. (bbc.com)

Declaration of shipping emissions signed by 35 nations in Paris (splash247.com) | likely all show

English rivers polluted by powerful insecticides, first tests reveal: Neonicotinoids, banned on flowering crops, were found in nearly all rivers tested, increasing concerns over their impact on fish and birds.(theguardian.com) | Water soluble is funny that way. It only takes 3 neonic treated seeds to kill a bird

Red List 2017: seabirds starving, songbirds trapped, hope for pelican and kiwis (birdlife.org

This city in Alaska is warming so fast, algorithms removed the data because it seemed unreal (washingtonpost.com)

British Seabird Decline (blog.frontiergap.com

Warming of the Arctic is ‘unprecedented over the last 1,500 years,’ scientists say (washingtonpost.com)

Land Rover is going 100-percent electrified in two years. Here’s the plan(digitaltrends.com) | Fucking idiots don’t care if it fucks up the gird either

EPA Allowing Widespread Use of Unapproved Pesticides, Study Finds(ecowatch.com)

The Global Crisis That’s Creating 21.5 Million Refugees Each Year – How environmental destruction created a refugee crisis. (alternet.org)

Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100 (mediarelations.cornell.edu) | There will billions more long before that

The Planet’s Largest Landslides Happen on Submarine Volcanoes | I believe there’s a major tsunami threat from the Canary or Azores islands that will send a 600 mph tidal wave to New York

China’s GDP Growth Set To Plunge To Near 30-Year Low In 2018 – ADB (CNBC)

Arctic Permafrost Thawing Faster Than Ever (AP)

How divesting of fossil fuels could help save the planet The Conversation | Free bullshit for believers

Michigan Police Won’t Explain Why They Arrested an 11-Year-Old Girl at Gunpoint AlterNet | cop shoots own shadow reaching for his gun

More Terrorist Attacks Can Make People More Resilient (FiveThirtyEight) | Terror tax

The Silicon Valley paradox: one in four people are at risk of hunger (The Guardian) | rent money

The great globalisation lie (Prospect)

The White Man Is Breaking His Word Again (Vice) | more noble savage shit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bitcoin Mining on Track to Consume All of the World’s Energy by 2020(www-newsweek-com.cdn.ampproject.org) | If we continue to grow energy demand at current rates, in 15,000 years we’ll require the same energy that the sun puts out each year

‘Tsunami of data’ could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025 – Billions of internet-connected devices could produce 3.5% of global emissions within 10 years and 14% by 2040. (theguardian.com) | By 2025 cars will be responsible for 1.5 gigabytes of data per second

Promising to ‘Make Our Planet Great Again,’ Macron lures 13 U.S. climate scientists to France (washingtonpost.com) | France was the #1 cheerleader of humanitarian bombing of Libya to maintain the Euro and American dollar hegemony

Climate Change Could Take the Air Out of Wind Farms (wired.com) | Wind turbines also shut down when it’s too windy, so just imagine all those what will happen to all those offshore wind farms when in the new era of superstorms

Thomas fire creating its own weather, expert says (Los Angeles Daily News) | Shitnado

Bakers, farmers struggle to make any dough on poor wheat crop (Reuters) | For shit headline hides shitty bagel crisis – protein deficient wheat.

Dying Ecosystems (Counterpunch)

To Eliminate Fruit Flies, California Farmers Eye Controversial Genetic Tool MIT | When words fail me, you know it’s fucked up

U.S. Agricultural Commodity Overproduction Helps Agribusinesses but Hurts World’s Developing World Farmers and the Environment. Is it Even Legal? (Big Picture Agriculture) | When it comes to big bucks big ag doesn’t give a fuck

Air pollution fine particles linked to poor sperm quality, says study (deccanchronicle.com) | That’s why I don’t breathe

Canada is still a rogue state on climate change – Behind the Numbers (behindthenumbers.ca) | Canadian and US govs are evil, Canucks and Yanks are not

Using Microsimulation to Estimate the Future Health and Economic Costs of Salmonellosis under Climate Change in Central Queensland, Australia (ehp.niehs.nih.gov) | Nothing fishy about that headline

The Dirty Secret of the Global Plan to Avert Climate Disaster (wired.com) | BECCS requires land the size of India, yet Sciam says soil degradation rates means human agriculture will end in 50 years. To power 30% of the world with algae ponds requires enough land the size of Argentina. We lost 75 million acres in forest just last year. This is all faerie dust, or the sciency version of cocaine addiction

Industry’s policy on new Indian pollution curbs: ignore them (Asia Times)

Global Conflicts to Watch in 2018 (Atlantic) | Warfare = Corporate welfare queens

You can see talks from the American Geophysical Union meeting this week via live streaming video (free, but registration required) (fallmeeting.agu.org) | Paul Beckwith will be reporting from Geek heaven on YouTube

2017 Hurricanes and Aerosols Simulation (youtube.com) | A super excellent video showing how African dust gets washed out of the air by climate change. This has profound ecological implications for the Amazon.

Trump cedes green energy jobs and leadership to China (chicagotribune.com) | China, our new beacon of hope. 80% of all the solar panels in the world are made in Asia. They are shipped worldwide in cargo ships exempt from emissions controls. China is building the world’s biggest rail, pipeline and road network in history. They build enough roads to cross the US twice each year. They pour more cement in 3 years than the US ever has in its history. This kinda bullshit makes me sick.

Shareholders have turned up the heat on the world’s 100 biggest polluting companies including Australian firms BHP Billiton, Wesfarmers and Rio Tinto, in the first coordinated global effort by investors to force corporate action on climate change. (smh.com.au) | Wait til they find out corporations don’t give a fuck about shareholders

Dead coal mines everywhere are being reincarnated as solar farms(qz.com) | The liberal zen buddhist green energy wet dream, everlasting life

Climate Change Has Come for Los Angeles (nymag.com) | Skips over the great unwashed redneck states that urban hipster liberals love to hate

With Climate Change, Tree Die-Offs May Spread in the West (nytimes.com) | Those dead trees are then shipped to Europe as wood pellets where they burn them for “renewable” electricity

The Trump administration is preparing to unveil as soon as this week an expansive offshore oil plan that would open the door to selling new drilling rights in Atlantic waters (bloomberg.com) | What about Mars?

Wet wipes make up 93% of matter causing UK sewer blockages:  (theguardian.com) | I worked as a maintenance guy in a trailer park, hence my bullshit qualifications. Here’s a special link to a trailer park manager’s “shiticisms“. 

US flood risk ‘severely underestimated’ (bbc.com

New Satellite-Based Global Drought Severity Index Unveiled by Researchers (Science Daily) | Merry Xmas

Hotter world than predicted may be here by 2100 (Climate News) | I would say by spring

How Fed Rate Hikes Impact US Debt Slaves (WolfStreet)

Oil Producers Turning to Crypto to Solve Sanctions Problems (Luongo) | Peak BitCoin

Sweden: More Signs The World’s Biggest Housing Bubble Is Cracking (ZH)

Trump Tells NASA to Send Americans to the Moon (AFP) | That’s a lot of moon flights

Large-scale, long-term alternative to batteries (Quartz) | Who needs LSD when there’s shit like this?

France to impose total ban on mobile phones in schools (Telegraph) | The real apocalypse (the one you actually care about) is coming here soon

A quarter trillion dollars is at risk when bitcoin crashes — and that’s just for starters (Axios)

Peak Bitcoin Media-Mania Yet? (Wolf Ricther) | If the media likes it, it’s poison

Taxes on Meat Could Join Carbon and Sugar to Help Limit Emissions (Bloomberg) | That only leaves one-third of our diet tax free, salt.

HSBC draws line under Mexican cartel case after five-years on probation (Reuters) | Another shit headline to mask massive drug laundering. The Brits and Yanks are the number money lauderers in the world

Figures show children worst hit by library cuts (Guardian) | If we are going to destroy their planet, what’s the big deal about a library?

 

 

 

 

 

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Energy and Food Deprivation Await Us

Mass Starvation Is Humanity’s Fate (Monbiot) | I’m a big Monbiot fanboy, especially on his soil degradation stories

Beating Climate Change isn’t an Engineering Problem. It’s a Political Problem. [Blog & Podcast] (rowan-emslie.com) | Scientists cry Eureka! Engineers say bullshit! Politicians say it’s true.

Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel €“in UK, US and Japan (theguardian.com) | That’s why so many poor people drive coal-fired electric cars

Warming ocean floor threat to creatures living in the seas around Antarctica (thelondoneconomic.com) | Oceans absorb 94% of earth’s heat

Finland torches more coal, overshoots emissions cap by a million tons (yle.fi) | Northern Europe gets 50% of electricity burning wood shipped from all over the world. They burn palm oil in diesel cars. The Indonesians killed elephants and orangutans to clear the forests shipped to Europe so they could grow the palm oil they ship there. Cargo ships are exempt from emissions control

Introducing DeSmog UK’s Climate Disinformation Database (desmog.uk) | Shit so thick it needs a database

New research challenges countries reporting highest recycling rates(eeb.org) | Recycling is just more greenie bullshit. Smartphones can’t be recycled without using more energy than it takes to make them.

Bitcoin could cost us our clean-energy future (grist.org) | Silicon valley is a mental, emotional and physical wasteland, and I love tech

Counting tigers on smartphones (Mongabay) | Smartphones save earth!

Transformation to wind and solar achievable with low indirect GHG emissions (Science Daily) | Wind power only produces 90% of its rated energy 25% of the time, another way of saying it produces its average annual output 40% of the time, which is the bullshit line the industry prefers. Because of this it takes 100 Gigawatts of wind turbines to close a 10 Gigawatt coal or gas plant. Windmills last 30 and must be replaced, and cannot be recycled cheaply. Solar panels lose efficiency at 1% per year and last 30 years. Every solar panel on earth today will have to be replaced in 30 years. Renewable energy is unsustainable.

Is it true that only progressive billionaires can save humanity? (RT) | If the Clinton Foundation has taught us anything, it’s that NGOs are frauds

The eco guide to Christmas trees (theguardian.com) |Complete fucking bullshit

California fires, moving north, force Santa Barbara evacuations (washingtonpost.com)

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions highest on record (theguardian.com)

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises  (theguardian.com)

Why did 25,000 climate scientists emit 30,000 tonnes of C02 to attend a climate conference? This makes our warnings less credible to the public (theguardian.com)

Climate Modeling Yields New Insight Into Predicting Greenland’s Melt (eurasiareview.com)

Monsantο Offers Cash to U.S. Farmers Who Use Cοntroversial Chemical (usnews.com)

Bitcoin Futures Top $18,000, Soar 20% From Open – Halted for Second Time (ZH)

China Audit Finds Provinces Faked Data and Borrowed Illegally (BBG) | If China and the US didn’t fake data I would be shocked

Bitcoin on track to topple global economy in five months (Macrobusiness)

Bitcoin feeding frenzy being fuelled by 15x leverage, says exchange (FT)

Why bitcoin fever is a bubble waiting to burst (South China Morning Post)

The Nuke ‘Treaty That Ended the Cold War’ is Unraveling (The American Conservative)

Mortality from opioid addiction quadruples (Modern Health Care)

Who are the poor Americans? (BBC)

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions (Guardian)

Deep Learning is not the AI future (LinkedIn)

Note: Whenever someone tells you we will upload our minds to computers and travel to the stars. They are full of shit. It’s the same when a scientist tells you we can travel faster than light, or go back in time. It’s the same when a priest tells you there’s life after death. You know it’s not true, but you WANT to believe it, and I don’t blame you because I’m not too long for this world. This post is cut short today, have a good one.

Since I may have a few new readers I’m going to repost something for the uninitiated.

99% of Rhinos gone since 1914.

97% of Tigers gone since 1914.

90% of Lions gone since 1993.

90% of Sea Turtles gone since 1980.

90% of Monarch Butterflies gone since 1995.

90% of Big Ocean Fish gone since 1950.

80% of Antarctic Krill gone since 1975.

80% of Western Gorillas gone since 1955.

60% of Forest Elephants gone since 1970.

50% of Great Barrier Reef gone since 1985.

40% of Giraffes gone since 2000.

30% of Marine Birds gone since 1995.

70% of Marine Birds gone since 1950.

28% of Land Animals gone since 1970.

28% of All Marine Animals gone since 1970.

97% – Humans & Livestock are 97% of land-air vertebrate biomass.

10,000 years ago we were 0.01% of land-air vertebrate biomass.

No Soil & Water Before 100% Renewable Energy

 

 

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Solar, wind and nuclear have ‘amazingly low’ carbon footprints (carbonbrief.org) | Very likely giant pack of lies, plus greenies hate nuclear

Vegetarian sausages found to be just as unhealthy as meat sausages, Metro

Wired releases a surveillance self-defense guide, Boing Boing | Like I trust wired!

Bitcoin fairy dust sends other niche assets soaring, FT

US farmers lose their heirs to opioid epidemic, The Times

Amazon is running its own hunger games – and all the players will be losers, Guardian

U.S. Says 2,000 Troops Are in Syria, a Fourfold Increase, NYT

The $10 Trillion Investment Plan To Integrate The Eurasian Supercontinent | Because China and Europe are green energy leaders

China bans “foreign waste” causing recycling chaos in the US (npr.org) | People think cell phones get recycled lol

Trump administration facing lawsuit for allowing fracking companies to dump waste in Gulf of Mexico (independent.co.uk)

Northern Alaska is warming so fast, it’s faking out computers (grist.org)

California fires: Year around blazes set to become ‘the new normal’ as Governor blames climate .. (independent.co.uk)

Jerry Brown: Expect to see Southern California burn up because of climate change(washingtonexaminer.com)

Southern California fires are destructive and unprecedented — and a sign of things to come (desertsun.com)

‘Firefighting at Christmas’ may become normal in California (apnews.com)

‘Daunting’ Antarctic sea ice plummet could be tipping point (newshub.co.nz)

Almost 17 million infants worldwide are breathing toxic air, potentially affecting their brain development (edition.cnn.com) | Which explains reddit collapse

Gene Mod plants in bird feed found in non-GMO Switzerland (swissinfo.ch)

Prisons dropping free face to face visits, Switching to $12.99 per phone/video call. (theguardian.com)

Why is it easier to blame 150,000,000 Americans being ‘lazy’ rather than 400 Americans being greedy. (i.redd.it)

Super Rich Shown To Have Grown Out Of Ancient Farming (Guardian) | We knew this

Pentagon Loses Track Of 44,000 Soldiers(zerohedge.com)

Scores of Leading Economists Demand End to All Fossil Fuel Investments: “Simply put – there is no more room for new fossil fuel infrastructure and therefore no case for ongoing investment,” declaration states. (commondreams.org) | That’s how fucking clueless economists are. They think wealth is magic

The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened (theintercept.com)

GREENWALD: “Virtually every false story published goes only in one direction: to be as inflammatory and damaging as possible on the Trump/Russia story. once “mistakes” all start going in the same direction. they cease looking like mistakes.” (theintercept.com)

The Numbers of Women in Tech Rise and Fall, But Sexual Harassment is Ever Present, IEEE Spectrum

The economy’s biggest mystery — paychecks just aren’t growing, CNBC | Yeah, big fucking mystery

Notes on the Ascendancy of Identity Politics in Literary Writing, Subtropics

 

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