Your Saturday Morning Collapse – Rant Free Version

South Sudan Genocide

Denmark deports woman for begging for the first time: Court sentences woman to 40 days in prison before she is expelled from the country

U.S. oil exports skyrocket more than 1,000% since 2009, despite climate pacts

Beyond the Point of No Return — Imminent Carbon Feedbacks Just Made the Stakes for Global Warming a Hell of a Lot Higher Scribbles

Bolivia Is in a Drought State of Emergency Dahr Jamail

Arctic Tipping Points Put Earth at Risk

Grasslands in US Great Plains are being destroyed at “alarming rate”

Sapphire boom propels thousands into Madagascar rainforest

Thailand failing to stop illegal trade in apes due to inadequate legislation

Vietnam faces dilemma on forests as climate change threatens coffee crops

Fears mount of multiple bank failures if Renzi loses referendum FT

Africa’s agriculture projects are growing inequality, not food The Conversation

CounterPunch as Russian Propagandists: the Washington Post’s Shallow Smear Counterpunch

How Kissinger Has Ruled Earth For Fifty Years

Italian Stock Exchange CEO: There Are ‘Colossal’ Short Positions On Italy (R.)
Markets Eye Europe’s ‘Fear Gauge’ As Italian Referendum Approaches (CNBC)
Is the Yellen Fed TRYING to Crash Stocks To Hurt Trump? (Summers)
China Blames Taiwan For President’s ‘Petty’ Phone Call With Trump (R.)
China Bond Yields Jump As Investors Head For Exit (MNI)
China’s ‘Extraordinary Leverage’ Tops BOE List Of Concerns (CNBC)
Do We Want House Prices Up Or Down? (AFR)
Cash Is Still King In Eurozone – Deutsche (CNBC)
Iceland Pirate Party To Try To Form Government (BBC)
UK Politicians Exempt Themselves From New Wide-Ranging Spying Laws (Ind.)
The New American Dream – A Life In Hock (Peters)
California Pensions Underfunded By $1 Trillion Or $93k Per Household (ZH)
Why US ‘News’ Media Shouldn’t Be Trusted (Zuesse)
Everything You Read About The Wars In Syria And Iraq Could Be Wrong (Ind.)
US Veterans Build Barracks For Pipeline Protesters In Cold (R.)






Your TGIF Morning Collapse

It cracks me up when cities say they’re taking the lead on climate mitigation. But the real action is out on the farm. People in cities imagine they can grow vegetables in skyscrapers, but they can’t grow grains there. Humans are made of soil. Soil is where we come from, and soil is where we go back to, sooner or later, even if you burn your corpse. Without soil and trees, earth will die. The oceans are now dying and losing oxygen faster than ever. When atmospheric carbon hits 1,500 ppm, oxygen and oceans will start to drift off into space and earth will eventually lose its atmosphere and oceans. Life on the surface of earth will disappear without us.

The vacuum of space will once again kiss the surface of this planet and a weakening magnetic field facilitates this end. Mars lost its atmosphere when its magnetic pole flipped a couple billion years ago, but it only has a quarter of earth’s size, so its atmosphere was easily blown away by solar winds.

Before magnetic pole flip occurs, the planet’s magnetic field weakens first. This magnetic field protects us from the sun. It will be interesting to see the combined effect of a runaway greenhouse effect, weakening magnetic field and magnetic pole flip has on earth. Magnetic pole flip can happen as quickly as several years or it can drag on for a thousand or more. During this time the earth can have several poles instead of just two. These poles can slowly swirl around the earth to allow solar radiation to burn anything in their path. They can hang around for up to a decade in any one place. But, never mind. These are just the ramblings of an old man who daydreams too much. Anyhow…

The way we grow our grains is literally strip mining the soil while killing the soil microbes in what gets left behind. The birds and insects are poisoned and the herbicides kill anything else that wants to grow there. The fertilizers, antibiotics and drugs wash into the oceans to choke off life there. Soil puts life on earth and we are destroying soil faster than ever before.

To feed humanity we need to grow more food over the next 50 years than we grew in all of the last 500 years, combined. To do this we need 12 million acres of new soil every year for 30 years, but we are actually losing 24 million acres per year. We are losing good soil twice as fast as we need to accumulate it. When the cheap fertilizers are gone, so will be the soil. The weather is getting crazier faster and we lose more soil in 15 minutes of hard rain, than we do for the rest of the year and when it’s not washing away, it’s drying up.

Not only are we losing soil, we are losing water as well. Demand will exceed water by 40% in 10 years or so. The droughts, floods and storms will hit food in something like 5 years give or take. All this is happening while the wizards at the IPCC say we need 1 billion acres of additional new farmland to get carbon-negative energy from plants.  The trees in the rainforests are being replaced by grasslands upsetting ancient sky rivers and carbon cycles. The climate is now reeling beyond our control.

We’re heading into overdrive. We hope that ol’ El Nino is to blame for the heat jump, and we maybe catch a breather for a year or two, but there is a constellation of accelerating feedbacks tipping over right now. That’s why even though human emissions have been flat for a couple of years, carbon in the atmosphere keeps going up. We are losing 3 oxygen molecules in our atmosphere for each carbon dioxide molecule that is produced when we burn fossil fuels. The ball’s in nature’s court now, and we’re gonna git slammed.

Climate change escalating so fast it is ‘beyond point of no return’

Scientists have long feared this ‘feedback’ to the climate system. Now they say it’s happening

Carbon dioxide released by soil could undermine climate efforts Christian Science Monitor

Expect Climate Catastrophe: Paris Agreement Lacks Enforcement Forbes

Climate change will stir ‘unimaginable’ refugee crisis, says military

Columbia Glacier Retreat

Plastic island: How our trash is destroying paradise

Bottlenose dolphins found with record-high levels of mercury

Power Politics and the Environment: Destruction of the South China … The McGill International Review

Parents warned over taking babies outside in London as air pollution levels soar

About 350 victims have reported child sexual abuse within UK football clubs

1 million Google accounts compromised by Android malware called Gooligan ars technica

Italy Enters New Period of Political Uncertainty Roubini

The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda New Yorker


The New Red Scare Andrew Cockburn

Global Bonds Suffer Worst Monthly Meltdown as $1.7 Trillion Lost (BBG)
What’s Causing The Fire Sale In The Bond Market (CNBC)
Donald Trump Promises to Usher In New ‘Industrial Revolution’ (WSJ)
Trump Will End Growth-Zapping Fiscal Austerity – McCulley (CNBC)
China’s Central Bank Is Facing a Major New Headache (BBG)
Rural China Banks With $4 Trillion Assets Face Debt Test (BBG)
Obama Set To Block Chinese Takeover Of German Semiconductor Supplier (BBG)
QE Infinity Eyed In Europe If Renzi Loses Crucial Italian Referendum (CNBC)
December 4 Could Trigger the “Most Violent Economic Shock in History” (IM)
How Putin, Khamenei And Saudi Prince Got OPEC Deal Done (R.)
Russian Oil Output Near Post-Soviet Record as It Prepares to Cut (BBG)
US Veterans Arrive At Pipeline Protest Camp In North Dakota (R.)
Joy As China Shelves Plans To Dam ‘Angry River’ (G.)
World’s Growing Inequality Is ‘Ticking Time Bomb’: Nobel Laureate Yunus (R.)
This Is The Most Dangerous Time For Our Planet (Stephen Hawking)




The Death Of Andrew Breitbart


Apes Display Dominance By Flinging Poo.

Andrew Breibart accused John Podesta of being a pedophile operative in the tweets listed below. This was probably in response to the Haiti child trafficking bust of U.S. citizens who abducted children in Haiti and who were defended by a lawyer with an Interpol child trafficking record. Didn’t Uma Abedin update Podesta in a WikiLeaks email on the criminal defense status?

These children were stolen from their parents who were alive. The abductors claimed they were going to open an orphanage in The Dominican Republic, but had filed no paperwork there. Wikleaks 29 shows Bill Clinton tried to defend them.

Do you remember the recent Pizza Comet comment about Haitian pizza? What I find most upsetting about this are the vile sources I have to wade through to find this story out. The Young Jerks, The Humanist Report, Secular Talk and even Jimmy Dore aren’t going to touch this, and I don’t blame them. This is the same reason why the media won’t investigate.

I know the amateur media reporters posting on this do not get everything right, but when you throw enough shit at the wall, sometimes something sticks. Just call me a tribal shit splatter expert. This shit storm is a Polanski masterpiece of epic proportions. Most of these amateur media reporters are right wing nuts, anathema to left wing nuts like myself. But like I said, the left is NOT touching this. I can hear their lefty sphincters tightening even now. Not even a fart. Just as I think it immoral to deny climate change, collapse and mass extinction, so too do I think it wrong to stay quiet on this. Shame on you lefty.

Andrew Breibart Tweets

“Feb 2, 2011 – Early on did John Podesta imagine his baby [Media Matters, linked to James Alifantis] be covering up for underage sex slave ops and HB crimes against blacks.

Feb 4, 2011 – How pro-guru John Podesta isn’t a household name  as world class underage sex slave op cover-uperer defending unspeakable dregs escapes me.

Feb 28, 2011 – How much longer until they kill me (‘heart attack’ or ‘car accident’) or frame me for a crime? Read me while you can.”

The very next day, on Feb 29, 2011, Andrew Breibart died from a heart attack. The doctor who did the preliminary autopsy died a few hours later from arsenic poisoning.

#PizzaGate Andrew Breitbart’s Coroner Died of Arsenic Poisoning Right After Autopsy Release! (go to 3:56)

WIKILEAKS SHOCK: CLINTONS in HAITI, CHILD Stealing with CONVICTED Child Abductor. ( go to 4:06)

WIKILEAKS 29 JUST RELEASED: Bill Clinton Defended Child Traffickers In Haiti. FBI Probing Clinton ( go to 5:33 )



Cave man 1 – Hey look is that shit?

Cave man 2 – Doesn’t feel like shit, doesn’t smell like shit, doesn’t taste like shit.

Cave man 1 – Good thing we didn’t step in it.






Your Thursday Kaleidoscopic Collapse


Magic mushroom ingredient psilocybin could be key to treating depression – studies Guardian. Especially if you read collapse daily.

America is No. 1 at this — and it’s not something to brag about

Deforestation Of The Amazon Up 29 Percent From Last Year, Study Finds

Atmospheric Oxygen Levels Are Dropping And Already Impacting Major Cities – This explains my bad writing, i.e. – How Fast Can I Go Stupid?

Military experts warn of ‘epic’ humanitarian crisis sparked by climate change

Standing Rock Protester Shot in Face With Tear Gas Canister May Go Blind

The Government Is Using a No Fly Zone to Suppress Journalism At Standing Rock: This may be unconstitutional. Experts say the No Fly Zone is a blatant violation of the First Amendment.

Obama Quietly Undercutting Climate Legacy With Foreign Fossil Fuel Investments: Investigation

Antarctic Rifts Could Mean Shelf Collapse

More than 250,000 are homeless in England – Shelter – BBC News

Nigeria: Deforestation, Agriculture Causing Land, Habitat Deterioration

How Warming Threatens the Genetic Diversity of Species, and Why It Matters

Losses of soil carbon under global warming might equal U.S. emissions

David Attenborough on climate change: ‘The world will be transformed’

Farming causes 32% of greenhouse gas emissions

Permafrost loss changes Yukon River chemistry with global implications

Climate change will stir ‘unimaginable’ refugee crisis, says military

Vietnam faces dilemma on forests as climate change threatens coffee crops

Without Major Interventions, the Orca’s Days Are Numbered

Tyranny at Standing Rock: The Government’s Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Is Working

Growing Far-Right Nationalistic Movements Are Dangerously Anti-Muslim — and Pro-Israel

What Is Happening In Syria? Russia Asks West To Stop Its ‘Geopolitical Engineering’ In Middle East

Orwell in Oslo: Nobel Institute Honors Kissinger (Again) and Brzezinski Counterpunch

Oil Price Surges As OPEC Agrees First Output Cut Since 2008 (G.)
Preet Bharara to Stay On as Manhattan US Attorney Under Trump (WSJ)
Trump’s Tax Cut Means Billion-Dollar Writedowns for US Banks (BBG)
6 Million Americans Are Delinquent On Auto Loans (MW)
‘Classic Ponzi Scheme’: Sydney House Prices 12 Times Annual Income (SMH)
Melbourne Apartment Prices Drop by Most Since 2014 (BBG)
Greece Isn’t ‘Crying Wolf’ on Debt Relief (BBG)
Angry Mobs Lock Up Indian Bankers As Cash Chaos Soars (ZH)
The Pillars Of The New World Order (Pieraccini)





Calculating The Human Tipping Point


Resources, Habitat, Peace And Civilization all decline way faster than they grow.

In 2009, Scientific American said we will run out of soil in 60 years at current rates of degradation and loss. Sixty years kinda sticks in your head meaning you think you’re okay for now, but that is exactly not the case. What it means is that in like 30 years half our soil will be gone. We need 12 million acres of new soil or 30 years to feed humanity, but we are now losing 24 million acres of soil per year. That’s called double-or-nothing on a losing bet. There is nothing to indicate these numbers won’t accelerate. They are just calculations based on current values, but exponential change means those numbers will change, and change fast. Not in a good way.
Take another example, water demand will exceed supply by 40% in 10 years. That means all hell breaks loose in 5 years and not that you have 10 more good years. But wait a minute, nothing says it can’t happen sooner and worser. It will, which way do you think things are going?
You take any projection and assume it will get worse, and worser, fast and faster, and the odds are you’ll be right. Staring at one data set of numbers to the exclusion of all the others is like staring at the Queen of Hearts while the house falls down. So let’s add up all the accelerating rates of change.
Sea level rise = accelerating
Ocean deoxygenation = accelerating
Ocean acidification = accelerating
Soil degradation + loss = accelerating
Mega Storms + Droughts = accelerating
Resource depletion = accelerating
Inequality = accelerating
You get the idea, the list goes on and on, with each model forming a house of cards upon which civilization rests. I don’t believe McPherson is right when he says no humans in ten years. But does that even fucking matter? In ten years you won’t recognize your life. We are at the very tippy top peak of civilization, we will go on almost as we are for a few precious more years, but the rate of change will accelerate.
They say human knowledge now doubles every 5 years. Well we’ve been bombing woman and children for 15 years now and I don’t feel any smarter. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m getting stupider.

Your Wednesday Morning Collapse

America Has Been Launching Wars and Losing Them for Virtually the Entire 21st Century

Firms such as Kellogg’s, Unilever and NestlĂ© ‘use child-labour palm oil’

Thousands of Nigerian fisherman sue Shell for destroying their communities

Climate change: Arctic lost nearly 95% of its old ice since 1984

With Temperatures Hitting 1.2 C Hotter than Pre-Industrial, Drought Now Spans the Globe

Despite Climate Change Vow, China Pushes to Dig More Coal

An Indonesian court has rejected a case brought by Acehnese community leaders who want one of the country’s most prized tropical forests to be protected from exploitation by mining and plantation companies

Watch Humans Destroy the Earth in 30 Years With Google Earth Time Lapse

Technology Can’t Get Rid Of Your Cheap Used Clothes.

New USDA Data Reveals 85% of Foods Tested Have Pesticide Residues.

Burn baby Burn?

How Warming Threatens the Genetic Diversity of Species, and Why It Matters

Why Are So Many Among The Elite Building Luxury Bunkers In Preparation For An Imminent “Apocalypse”?

Climate change: three tales about extraordinary insanity

Tenn. Wildfire is ‘Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen’

Tens of thousands of low-wage workers flood the streets demanding higher pay

Climate Change and Wildlife: Unpredictable? As if predictable were an option.

RBS Must Bolster Capital After Failing Bank of England Stress Test Wall Street Journal

FBI and NSA Poised to Gain New Surveillance Powers Under Trump Bloomberg

Record number of car buyers ‘upside down’ on trade-ins Detroit Free Press


Fake Media Titan Crashes Into Iceberg, Sinks!


The Fake News Fake!

Lauren McCauley
Robert Parry

Commie Dreams publishes a Rolling Stone article by Matt Taibbi called,
The ‘Washington Post’ ‘Blacklist’ Story Is Shameful and Disgusting
Here’s Truth Dig’s breakdown of the Washington Post story,

Journalists Decry Washington Post’s Story on Source That ‘Blacklisted’ Truthdig and Other Outlets
Here’s the New York Times using the word fake 19 times to prove their fake news story while interviewing and defending the accused.

Fake News Onslaught Targets Pizzeria as Nest of Child-Trafficking

Actor James Cromwell on DAPL — The Police are ‘Thugs’ Being Shielded By Corporate Media

Corporations Face Billions of Dollars in Rising Water Costs

Serious Changes Possible for National Security Policies on Climate … Scientific American

Did Föhn Winds Just Melt Two Miles of East Antarctic Surface Ice in One Day?  Scribbles

A Wrenching Choice for Alaska Towns in the Path of Climate Change

Top scientists: Amazon’s Tapajós Dam Complex “a crisis in the making”

These Scientists Say the US Should Ban Offshore Arctic Drilling Forever

Great Barrier Reef suffered worst bleaching on record in 2016, report finds

David Attenborough on climate change: ‘The world will be transformed’ – video

EPA’s failure to stem factory farm pollution draws new scrutiny

1,400 saved off the coast of Libya in one day as Italy sees record migrant arrivals

“It’s generally accepted that it’s no longer a question of whether the West Antarctic Ice Sheet will melt, it’s a question of when,” said Ian Howat, associate professor of Earth sciences at Ohio State and lead author of the new study.”

Fukushima cost estimates nearly double, approaching $200 billion ars technica

Poor fiction from the OECD – the organisation should be abolished

The elite’s Marie Antoinette moment Wolfgang Munchau

The shocking decline in Australian workers’ share of income

Uber drivers in U.S. cities to join planned worker protests

“It’s generally accepted that it’s no longer a question of whether the West Antarctic Ice Sheet will melt, it’s a question of when,” said Ian Howat, associate professor of Earth sciences at Ohio State and lead author of the new study.”

Canadian Housing Chimera Ready To Pop & Destroy Human Civilization


Of Hoovervilles and Trump Towers (Thomas)
The Blinkered Elite Who Still Think Austerity Works (Aditya Chakrabortty)
Athens Fears IMF, Berlin Will Reach Deal For Further Austerity (Kath.)
Where Are We In The Business Cycle? (ZH)
Cash is for Criminals – Taxing Cash Withdrawals from ATMs (Armstrong)
Canada Watchdog Warns Lenders Face Big Losses If Housing Market Turns (FP)
Canada House Price Bubble Threatens ‘Financial Stability’ (WS)
Security Experts Join Jill Stein’s ‘Election Changing’ Recount Campaign (G.)
France and Britain In Danger of Winter Power Shortages (BBG)
Pressure Grows As Athens Eyes Faster Asylum Process (Kath.)