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What If We Stopped Pretending? The climate apocalypse is coming. To prepare for it we need to admit we can’t prevent it — by Jonathan Franzen
Scientists blast Jonathan Franzen’s ‘climate doomist’ opinion column as ‘the worst piece on climate change’
- Most of the criticism of Franzen’s piece are from ‘climate economists’, the same people who said 2 C should be our goal, which is complete bullshit. Business Insider is pushing the pro-business view.
Climate change is not happening in a vacuum. It’s happening in the throes of rapid onset mass extinction. It’s happening in the context of political and economic collapse. There’s a new study by IBM saying corporations must prepare to retrain 160 million workers due to AI.
- If you are 15 years old, emissions went up 30% in your lifetime.
- If you are 30 years old, emissions went up 60% in your lifetime.
- After 30 years trying, solar and wind are < 3% of total world energy use.
- Claire Fyson said emissions must go down 50% in 10 yrs to avoid 1.5° C.
- The Insurance Journal said they must go down 50% in 10 yrs to avoid 3.0° C.
- Stefan Rahmstorf said emissions must go down 100% in 20 yrs to avoid 2.0° C.
- Hans Schellnhuber said 5 of 13 major hothouse tipping points start below 2.0° C.
- When these 5 points are triggered, they trigger the other 8.
- This results in runaway hothouse, which can’t be stopped or reversed once started.
- Earth will take thousands of years to recover.
- But we are also headed for runaway mass extinction, which can’t be stopped or reversed once started.
- 10,000 years ago humans and livestock were 0.03% of land vertebrate biomass.
- Today humans and livestock are 98% of land vertebrate biomass.
- Human/livestock food production caused 80% of land vertebrate species extinctions.
- Petrochemical use grows 7X faster than human population
Even now the Pentagon has decided to get involved in misinformation. Mic Jagger recently lambasted Trump’s climate policies, which is fine, but Mic Jagger owns his own private jet. Do you think he’ll be giving that up any time soon? Here’s an NPR article telling us that chipping & shipping America’s forests to Asia will help fight forest fires. Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago Google asked all the world’s billionaires to fly to Sicily to discuss climate change?
Rolling Stones’ Private Jet Spotted in Greece
Rolling Stones’ Private Jet Spotted in Greece
Final Destination = Accelerating Macro Micro Evolution and Collapse
Accelerating feedbacks from the cellular, to the planetary level, are speeding up ecological and human evolution. Gaia herself is evolving. Humans are evolving faster to ever quicker changing conditions, just as Gaia is. We are meta-morphing both humans and the planet hard. Let’s start from the smallest and go to the largest. The smallest is the photon. Next are nano and micro particles. Last is Gaia.
Light Pollution: That Crazy Blue Light
The suprachiasmatic nucleus is a tiny region deep in our hypothalamus, above the optic chiasm. It is responsible for controlling our circadian rhythm.
Our circadian rhythm is the 24-hour cycle of light and dark that tells our bodies when to sleep, rise, and eat—regulating many physiological and mental processes.
Maintaining synchronized circadian rhythms is important to mental health and physical well-being. When circadian rhythms are disrupted, not only sleeping and eating patterns can run amok.
Disrupted circadian rhythms are linked to cardiovascular events and obesity, increased risk of breast cancer, and neurological problems like depression and bipolar disorder.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals perturbs circadian rhythm, and leads to obesity
- The liner inside canned energy drinks and phone obsessing all night will make you fat and crazy. Endocrine disruptors cause a host of problems, including circadian disruption, which leads to another host of problems for the body.
Shift Work = Cancer
**The effects of screen time on developing brains is alarming**
Blue Light = Bad Sleep
At dusk, our brain’s suprachiasmatic nucleus signals the pineal gland to release melatonin, which tells the body it’s dark. Light sets our internal clock, artificial light disrupts it, and the bluer and brighter the light, the less melatonin is released, which delays the sleep cycle. A tablet delays it 96 minutes, smartphone 67 min, e-reader 58 min, light bulb 55 min, and a candle by 0 minutes.
Smartphones and petro-pharma nano-chemicals and a lack of exercise are making us weaker and sicker from womb to tomb. Between womb and tomb, we are made sicker by all the air water food and light pollution in our life.
Every year children are born with weaker and lighter bones. Every year.
We begin life in a hormonally imbalanced broth, all the endocrine disruptors we consume thereafter exacerbates the consequences. Endocrine and light disruption work together like a negative feedback loop of sickness, pummelling you left and right. There are little magnetite particles in the air that go right up your nose and eat your brain. They get in your blood through your stomach and eat the blood walls of your brain.
**Tiny Magnetic Particles In Air Affect Young Brains!**
Our posture has changed to adapt to phones, causing neckline wrinkles and malformed bone and muscle growth. Screentime for children leads to myopia. Screentime is causing premature thinning of the visual cortex of kids. Scientist say they can’t wait to see the long term consequences — that’s scientists for you. I figure by the time we get that data, we won’t be smart enough to figure out what it means.
**The Withering Bones of Humanity**
Our soft food is causing shrinking jaws and crooked teeth. Small jaws cause sleep apnea (sleep breathing disruption). There are 10,000 studies saying cell and wifi are bad for all living things, and our plan is to supersaturate life with the joys of 5G data collection. The airlines run toxic cabin air right off the engines causing pilot error. It is recommended you sit at the back of trains because the air behind the engine is 5X worse than a busy street.
**ABC YT 15 min**
**Teflon Chemicals in 99% of Americans, Causes Male Infertility, Shorter Penises, And Lots More**
**Plastic Is In Air Water Food, Your Brain**
We are going to turn into spindly, brain addled, blind, anemic, slouchy, bipedal, hate tweeting salamanders by 2050. Our culture is isolating us the way that islands shrink species, but much faster — more like X-men fast. How does this play out? I’m pretty sure I don’t want to know. So what’s the long term prognosis for humanity’s fossil record on Gaia?
Curious Droid is a YT space science presenter I respect. He says in 60 million years the only trace of humanity may be the voyager we sent out in space. I have no idea if nano-plastics can last 60 million years or not. If anyone can let me know, that would be great.
**Curious Droid YT 10 min**
Caution: I have no scientific training and don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, I’m just letting you know what I read in the papers each day.
I’m kickstarting a psychedelic-opiate bio-cycling death cult where you pay me money and I recycle you into the garden. Gamers could put their sick imaginations into new ways to off our virtual selves and play a game for the most tragically beautiful death. It could pay for the real thing. Lay your plastic remains where it will have meaning.
Toxic Cabin Air Poisons Flight Crew And Passengers:
- A great source of brain eating magnetite.
After Bronze and Iron, Plastic Pollution Has Entered The Fossil Record
- Jordan has a thick coating of copper and iron from the bronze and iron age in their soil starting from like 5,000 years ago. Iraq and Afghanistan have a fresh layer of depleted uranium starting 2003.
This credit-card-sized phone can do only 3 things and doesn’t have any apps — and it might be the key to freeing us from our smartphones – Business Insider — Imagine this as the end of cheap video screens.
Greed – it’s not you it’s stupid me
When Germany announced a glyphosate ban by 2023 it was heralded as a moral victory, but it’s really a travesty of law and politics. Justice and politics are based on moral consensus, but when you’re killing all life on earth, there’s no time for the niceties of moral consensus. You have to do what’s right for the planet, not you.
When Germany announced the glyphosate ban, an army of lawyers and politicians started a billion legal/political effort to counter it. The goal will be a political/legal end run for an extension before the 2023 deadline, which is fine for us but not for the bugs.People spend 7 hours per day staring at toxic photon video light, and you have to buy special glasses if you want to filter it out. Social media runs us like rats in a maze to become censorious twitter weaponized death bots.You can’t run food energy systems by law and twitter, you have to actually do something to get the job done. Arguing moral victory is a game played by rich educated intellectuals. This brain fucking mental masturbation is not only irrelevant to life on earth, it’s inimical to it. We use our intellect to extract personal wealth, and we use family values to justify weaponizing moral victory through social media.
There’s like a billion Communists in Asia who think Capitalism is glorious. The official Chinese Communist line is, ‘to be wealthy is glorious’. It’s greed that’s the issue, not anachronisms like Capitalism and Communism. The reason you never hear talk of what I’m saying is because MSM hates it. They get paid to hate it. They don’t want you to think about greed. They make money distracting you from it, and since they’re very educated and smart, they’re better at it than you.
We all use our intellect in extremely specialized ways to make money, the more specialized, the more money. But, the more specialized we get for more money, the less connected to reality we become. We are thus easily manipulated by anachronistic Victorian notions like Socialist Feminist Capitalist etc. Those notions are 100 year old concepts that will take at least another 100 years to resolve. We do not have time for that.
When James Hansen said a 100% private wealth tax would unite left and right in a way fit for purpose, he said we should phase it in over 10 years. Nobody endorsed him. James Hansen’s proposal was like the ‘me too’ movement for Gaia and we turned our backs on her.
We could stop fighting and do what’s right together as a single humanity. Politics is fighting. We don’t have 10 years to phase out glyphosate and neonics. Phasing out invites cheating and gaming the system towards nefarious ends. We can’t send nuclear weapons to Poland to save Prince Harry and Bayer from the commies over and over again in perpetuity.
Governments and corporations love moral victories because they stop you from thinking for yourself. Moral victories will not disarm assault weapons, only unity of purpose will turn bullets into safe food. The half dozen big families who own all the junk food are killing you and the planet.
Germany just paid 60 billion for Monsanto, who bribed Google, who is the deep state. Germany’s green energy fraud is a complete failure. Germany is sitting on a $50 trillion dollar bank bomb. Their auto engineers are running to China, the world’s biggest auto market.
If I say we have to reduce car ownership 50% you would automatically think of ways to get around it. You would think, what if we reduced size or speed 50%, I would counter we need to do both. See what I mean? This sort of thinking runs counter to everything we brainwashed ourselves with for the last hundred years. We are conditioned to profit by intellect.
If we remove monetary reward from greed we could stop our insanity.
Collapse is not a conspiracy, yet we conspire to collapse. Civil collapse is the logical conclusion to our conflicting belief systems. The smart thing to do would be to legalize drugs, outlaw assault weapons, and take away greed as a motive by taxing wealth, and returning 100% of that money to the bottom 40% of income earners. Once greed is taken out, our politics will come together in a way fit for purpose. Without fixing everything nothing gets fixed, and the next presidential civil war is only months away.
It takes one ton of coal to make less than half a dozen solar panels.50% of Europe’s ‘renewable’ electricity comes from burning trees shipped in from all over the world.
They burn plastic and paper for ‘recycled electricity’.
Wind turbines only produce 90% of their rated power 25% of the time.
Solar panels only produce 100% of their rated power 15% of the time.
8% of Europe’s diesel fuel includes palm oil and soy oil shipped in until 2030.
Solar plus wind only make < 3% of total world energy demand after 30 years of trying, emissions went up 60% during that time. They went up 30% in 15 years.
Recycling uses more energy than mining for those same materials, and significantly reduces material quality, limiting use until they’re useless.
Thin film solar uses heavy metals such cadmium and have significantly shorter lifespans than normal silicon solar.
It takes 75% years for 100% total world energy transitions. There has never been one, we still burn wood.
China will not make significant emission reductions until 2030.
Claire Fyson says we must reduce emissions 50% in 10 years to avoid 1.5 C.
Stefan Rahmstorf says we must reduce emissions 100% in 20 years to avoid 2.0 C.
The Insurance Journal says we must cut emissions 50% in 10 years to avoid 3.0 C.
Hans Schellnhuber says 5 of 13 major feedbacks start below 2.0 C.
We will run out of food, soil and water long before we reach 100% renewable energy.
This is because electricity production is only 25% of total world energy demand.
100% renewable energy takes 4X longer than you are told at minimum.
China has recently cut solar production 40% because of the lack of smart grid to handle all the intermittent power.
China is building 700 coal plants in Asia/Africa up to 2030.
China is building 400 nuclear plants between 2010 and 2050.
America UK Germany don’t matter to climate no more. Asia does.
Four billion Asians love Capitalism, most of them Communist.
We don’t have enough cheap materials for the batteries 100% renewable requires.
World energy demand will increase 10% between now and 2030, emissions will go up 15% in that time.
Without massive energy demand destruction earth dies. Without energy growth banks die.
Petrochemicals are destroying the ecology, and the 5G IOT AI rollout demands massive petrochemical use. Petrochemical use will grow 7X faster than population to 2030.
Nano chemicals go straight up your nose and eat your brain.
They get in your stomach and eat your organs.
Bayer owns Monsanto, Monsanto owns Google, Google owns you.
Google’s got more bugs up your ass than you have brain cells to fight them.
You don’t have to be crazy and out of touch to be German, or work at Google, but it helps.
German Engineering Moves To China – How not to be German in Asia
- A guide for existentially crazy loney, out of touch white male engineers
- Never tell the German word for bra joke, Dat’llschtopp’emfloppen
- German Engineers seem more invested than scientists. Certainly more pampered
- Will blow up earth for a buck, or be pet white monkey for bananas in Asia
Crazy Because Collapse -or- Collapse Because Crazy?
After bronze and iron, welcome to the plastic age, say scientists – plastic pollution has entered the fossil record, research shows
18 signs we’re in the middle of a 6ᵗʰ mass extinction
Slower, Stronger, Stupider = Dorian is the 5ᵗʰ Cat-5 Atlantic hurricane in just 4 years, out of 35 over the last 100
Wheat, corn and sugar beet yields to drop 50% in southern Europe by 2050.
CEO pay has increased 1,008% between 1978 and 2018, while typical worker pay has edged up 12%.
Starving Seniors: How America Fails To Feed Its Aging
- It’s not like the kids are gonna feed ’em.
U.S. Unleashes Military to Fight Fake News, Disinformation — Bloomberg
- Military saves earth from fake news!
All Of Us Are In Danger: John Pilger Has Chilling Warning From Assange (RT)
- That’s what the collapse of journalism really means.
The neoliberal attack on Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal is a clear and present danger — Alternet
- Alternet is a clear and present danger to reality.
The Quickening (Kunstler)
- A deep fried state pickle.
Today’s shit sandwich: How Bad Is It? So Bad, Nobody Will Explain It
Hothouse Earth + Ocean Acidification + Mass Extinction = 3 Runaway Tipping Points
A tipping point is where a process cannot be stopped or reversed once initiated, like the the squeezing of the trigger of a gun. We face a nexus of 3 major tipping points.
- Runaway Hothouse Earth
- Runaway Ocean Acidification
- Runaway Mass Extinction
Once any of these 3 tipping points are triggered, then that event becomes unstoppable and irreversible. We are already deep into mass extinction, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it, period. The very best we can even hope to do is to slow it down.
Did you ever see a scientist go out on a limb? Of course not, if he did, there would be 3 other scientists cutting that limb to take him out. Scientists are trained to be reticent about alarmism, and are no different than media personalities — if they don’t tow the line, their ass is grass. But being alarmist is essential now. The time for cowardice is gone.
The only thing that can destroy this planet faster than us is an asteroid about the size of Greenland, or multiple hydrogen bombs. Did you know cement use tripled in the last 20 years, and it’s set to double again by 2050? Did you know 4 billion flights are had each year, and we expect 8 billion flights per year by 2050? Did you know that we have to cut emissions 50% in 10 years to avoid runaway hothouse climate chaos?
Drought, starvation, war, famine and mass poisoning are spearheading these 3 major tipping points, and each are bad enough, in of themselves. They act like the thin edge of the wedge that forms the sharp point that pricks the balloon of life on earth. I imagine the recovery of phyto- and zoo- planktons will takes several millions of years.
The world is deep into the sixth mass extinction event, and may be “too late” to change.
- At least a million species are now in serious decline or facing extinction.
The next mass extinction event is already underway
- Population sizes of vertebrate species have, on average, dropped by more than half in 40 years”. Human population has nearly doubled from about four billion to 7.3 billion.
Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm
- If we were to condense the Earth’s 4.5-billion-year-old history into one calendar year, then life evolved somewhere in June, dinosaurs appeared somewhere around Christmas, and the Anthropocene starts within the last millisecond of New Year’s Eve. Modern plant extinction rates that exceed historical rates by hundreds of times over such a brief period will spell disaster for our planet’s future.
Autophagy as Response to Global Crises: Cannibalism occurs in every class of vertebrates
- yummy yummy mummy for the tummy
Forget Climate Change: The number of drug-resistant bloodstream infections increased by 35% between 2013 and 2017.
Climate Change Could Quickly Swamp the Mekong Delta
- 15 Million to move inland