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The Big Fat Fucking Lie

By 2050, GDP will grow 300%, emissions have to drop 100%, all for a 95% chance of failing to remain below 2 C, which Hansen calls a “disaster”.

 

You are being lied to on an epic scale so vast it defies human understanding.

Here’s Paul Beckwith on why the COP shin digs don’t work. You got small African countries sending hundreds of delegates to these conferences for little more than an exotic vacation. These conferences are not populated by great minds, they’re peopled by politicians and media whores.

Why Huge Climate Policy and Science Conferences Fail

James Hansen said at the last COP soiree that after 20 years of trying, solar/wind energy power just 1% of Total World Energy Demand.

James Hansen at #COP23: Nuclear Power? Are Renewables Enough?

James Hansen: 2 Degrees is a Recipe for Disaster

The world gets over 80% of its energy from fossil fuels. The Paris agreement says that we have to reduce fossil energy 95% below 1990 levels by 2050, yet GDP is going to grow 300% by then. We are promising to do this just to keep temperatures from rising over 2 C. James Hansen calls 2 C a “disaster”. It’s like taking a child to the edge of a cliff and telling them they’ll float up to heaven if they jump off.

The Insane Paris Climate Accord – Dr Roger Bezdek

Kevin Anderson says we have 95% chance of failure staying below 2 C. Remember, 2 C is a disaster, we have a 5% chance of achieving “disaster” and a 95% chance of catastrophic cascading collapse by 2050, which is 30 years away.

Kevin Anderson & Hugh Hunt – Quit the loose talk on climate change and let’s get serious!

It gets better, the big lie that is. We also have to reduce emissions to **zero** by 2050. We have to reduce emissions to zero, reduce fossil use 95% and triple GDP in 30 years. This is absolutely fucking impossible.

What it takes to limit Climate to 2C (Visualization)

We have to grow the economy 300%, reduce emissions 100% all for a 5% chance of restraining events to the “disaster” level. No matter what Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein say, this is 1000% impossible.

Meanwhile, worst-case global warming predictions are the most accurate, and there is a 93% chance that global warming will exceed 4C by the end of this century.

The Big Cook

 

**collapse daily links**

Alaskan North Slope climate change just outran one of our tools to measure it (climate.gov)

https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/alaskan-north-slope-climate-change-just-outran-one-our-tools-measure

I think a camera fell over

How climate denial papers get written: the authors choose a conclusion, then cherry-pick arguments and evidence (twitter.com)

That’s how I got crushed by the weight of a billion collapse cherries

The Bitcoin network consumes as much energy as Denmark. (arstechnica.com)

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/12/bitcoins-insane-energy-consumption-explained/

These guys get 50% of their renewable energy burning imported trees

GE to cut 12000 power-division jobs in bid to keep up with shift to renewable energy (bostonglobe.com)

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/12/07/cut-power-division-jobs-bid-keep-with-shift-renewable-energy/BzqTunIVwscjY0y5XvpoHK/story.html

We call it green growth

Desertification and Drought: An Issue Even in the Tropical Zone (wildlifealliance.org)

https://www.wildlifealliance.org/desertification-drought-issue-tropical-zone/

In a Warming California, a Future of More Fire (nytimes.com)

Coal powered electric cars won’t stop it

Global Warming’s Worst-Case Projections Look Increasingly Likely (technologyreview.com)

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609620/global-warmings-worst-case-projections-look-increasingly-likely/

3 Largest Meat Producers Rival Exxon in Greenhouse Gas Emissions – JBS, Cargill & Tyson emitted more greenhouse gas last year than all of France. (alternet.org)

https://www.alternet.org/animal-rights/three-largest-meat-producers-rival-exxon-greenhouse-gas-emissions

According to scientists, the Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved (absolute-knowledge.com)

https://www.absolute-knowledge.com/great-barrier-reef-cant-be-saved/

Come on, you knew that already if you read collapse daily

Health risks of shipping pollution have been ‘underestimated’ One giant container ship can emit almost the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50m cars, study finds (theguardian.com)

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/apr/09/shipping-pollution

That’s why transport is exempt from the Paris accord

Malawi suffers blackouts as drought exposes 98% reliance on hydro power: Shire river, which generates almost all of the country’s power, has fallen to critical levels, leaving major cities struggling. (theguardian.com)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/08/malawi-blackouts-drought-hydro-power

Dams are major methane emitters, the US has 75,000 dams

 

Humans may be scaring narwhals to death (popsci.com)

https://www.popsci.com/narwhal-escape-maneuvers-human-scared-death

They scare me to death

Irish sea level rising 3.5cm a decade since the early 1990s. Climate study finds average annual rainfall has risen, and flash flood patterns have changed (irishtimes.com)

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/irish-sea-level-rising-3-5cm-a-decade-since-the-early-1990s-1.3319367

My dad was an Irish lullaby fanatic

Wealthier people produce more carbon pollution — even the “green” ones (vox.com)

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/12/1/16718844/green-consumers-climate-change

News for editors

The Bitcoin boom may be a disaster for the environment (money.cnn.com)

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/07/technology/bitcoin-energy-environment/index.html

CNN gets its blame ducks in a row in case TSHTF

Forests Are the Key to Fresh Water

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171207095007.htm

We lost 75 million acres last year and northern Europe gets 50% of its “renewable electricity” burning trees shipped there by heavily polluting cargo ships exempt from emissions control.

Can Humans Survive? Radio Ecoshock

https://www.ecoshock.org/2017/12/can-humans-survive.html

The Plutocene: a hot radioactive world

Bitcoin Doesn’t Exist (Automatic Earth)

https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2017/12/bitcoin-doesnt-exist-3/

News Flash: neither does real money, only energy exists

The beautiful Icelandic tradition of giving books on Christmas Eve, TreeHugger

https://www.treehugger.com/culture/icelanders-give-books-christmas-eve.html

Treehugger wants to turn trees into books for Xmas? If so, are they blind to the irony?

Canola oil linked to worsened memory and learning ability in Alzheimer’s MedicalXPress

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-12-canola-oil-linked-worsened-memory.html

Explains my vascular dementia, because there’s no way the booze and weed are responsible

Private War: Erik Prince Has His Eye On Afghanistan’s Rare Metals, Buzzfeed

https://www.buzzfeed.com/aramroston/private-war-erik-prince-has-his-eye-on-afghanistans-rare

No war, no green energy wet dreams

Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even if Law Expires, Officials Say New York Times

 

 

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Bob Saget = Bob ShitSack

Ignore the racist title, watch Bob Saget joke about incestuous pedophilia. You can also watch hilarious inside kid jokes about incestuous pedophilia cannibalism on S03E09 of Rick and Morty, The ABCs of Beth. That’s what makes this so called kid’s show so hip and cool for grownup kids too.

Now watch as Bob Shitsack jokes with Matt Laur about how his next wife is “not born yet”, as in that’s how young she is. I don’t really like this Pockets of the Future guy, but he does call them as he sees them and even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Now watch this guy, he’s some kind of Jewish Geystapo Nazi Lawyer from Hell but he loves the idea of putting Hollywood pedos and child sex robot makers behind bars.

Think about #metoo.

UPDATE: My collapse daily was removed from r-collapse, only to be re-instatetd later without any notification what-so-ever.

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My Little Snowflake in Hell

This is the next step in my evil plan to blackmail the whole world for…. One Million Dollars! I put the g-rated stuff in reddit collapse and I’ll put the snowflake in hell stuff here.

New easy use format with normy on top and nutsy on bottom, now I can provide all headline links in Reddit first blog second

Collapse Daily Links

Gates Foundation Hired PR Firm to Manipulate UN Over Gene Drives Independent Science News

https://www.independentsciencenews.org/news/gates-foundation-hired-pr-firm-to-manipulate-un-over-gene-drives/

This is way fucking big, It’s a Pentagon funded global ecosystem altering genetic weapon. Just because we know how doesn’t mean we know what.

The Collapse Of Media (And What You Can Do About It) zero hedge

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-05/collapse-media-and-what-you-can-do-about-it

Bitcoin’s price spike is driving an extraordinary surge in energy use (vox.com)

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/12/2/16724786/bitcoin-mining-energy-electricity

This is not the future, non-crypto open source currency is

Cryptocurrency energy usage will exceed global energy consumption in three years. (grist.org)

Bitcoin could cost us our clean-energy future

The flight to idiocy

China’s smog-plagued Hebei draws up environmental tax plan (reuters.com)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-environment-tax/chinas-smog-plagued-hebei-draws-up-environmental-tax-plan-idUSKBN1E00KT?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

The big decision ain’t big unless China says it is

Which is more effective: hope or fear? (vox.com)

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/12/5/16732772/emotion-climate-change-communication

Uh oh!!!

A scientist working to build a farm the size of Egypt just got a $3 million prize sponsored by Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin (businessinsider.com)

http://www.businessinsider.com/joanne-chory-breakthrough-prize-suberin-cork-plants-carbon-dioxide-climate-change-2017-12

everything stinks on this

How a Warming Arctic Fuels Cold Snaps at temperate latitudes (insideclimatenews.org)

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27092017/polar-vortex-cold-snap-arctic-ice-loss-global-warming-climate-change

Summer in Winnipeg Canada is 2 weeks of bad skiing

Arctic sea ice melt to exacerbate California droughts: study Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-arctic-california-drought/arctic-sea-ice-melt-to-exacerbate-california-droughts-study-idUSKBN1DZ16K

Pacific island fish migrating to cooler seas (scidev.net)

http://www.scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/pacific-island-fish-migrating-to-cooler-seas-1x.html

Islanders say bye bye fishies

Effects of Climate Change on Canadian Forest Fires (journal.stemfellowship.org)

http://journal.stemfellowship.org/doi/abs/10.17975/sfj-2017-015

impotent cause that’s where all the trees are

Urban Air Pollution Negates Health Benefits Of A Long Walk On City Streets (huffingtonpost.com)

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/air-pollution-cities-cars-exercise-over-60s_us_5a26ffabe4b08220bd78872f?utm_hp_ref=sustainability

Air pollution harm to unborn babies may be global health catastrophe, warn doctors (theguardian.com)

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/05/air-pollution-harm-to-unborn-babies-may-be-global-health-catastrophe-warn-doctors

TransCanada, Keystone XL pipeline spiller, gets huge new tax cut. (ibtimes.com)

http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/tax-bill-provision-texas-senator-would-enrich-pipeline-giants-2624094

‘Out of control’ Southern California fire explodes as growing blazes force tens of thousands to flee (washingtonpost.com)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/12/05/out-of-control-southern-california-brush-fire-grows-from-50-to-25000-acres-in-7-hours/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_no-name%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.e643519d920f

Environmental activists are being killed in record numbers around world, with Philippines one of most dangerous countries. (digitaljournal.com)

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/philippines-a-global-hotspot-for-environmental-murders/article/509273

A web application to plot temperature change for your ZIP code area since 1950 (self.environment)

Overuse of antibiotics in farming is a major new threat to human health, says UN (theguardian.com)

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/05/over-use-of-antibiotics-in-farming-is-a-major-new-threat-to-human-health-says-un

From Pond Scum to Food Bowl, Dutch Designers 3D-Print Algae Into Everyday Products (ecowatch.com)

https://www.ecowatch.com/dutch-3d-print-algae-products-2515117809.html

EPA drops rule requiring mining companies to have money to clean up pollution (chicagotribune.com)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-epa-mining-pollution-20171201-story.html

Raising beef cattle on grass can create a higher carbon footprint than feedlots, new study suggests

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/12/raising-beef-cattle-on-grass-can-create-a-higher-carbon-footprint-than-feedlots-new-study-suggests/

All studies suspect without reproduction

Deforestation in Sumatra carves up tiger habitats into ever smaller patches

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/12/deforestation-in-sumatra-carves-up-tiger-habitats-into-ever-smaller-patches/

Cool Climate Drove Evolution of Tasmanian Devils

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171205142546.htm

Taz spaz

Amazon Floodplain Trees Emit as Much Methane as All Earth’s Oceans Combined

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171205142636.htm

the missing methane

Beyond Wind Speed: A New Measure for Predicting Hurricane Impacts

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171205120000.htm

Brasilia pays UK to exploit Brazilian oil fields

https://climatenewsnetwork.net/23561-2/

tricksy hobbits’s

Mixed forests may not resist climate change

https://climatenewsnetwork.net/23546-2/

130,000 British Children To Wake Up Homeless This Christmas (Ind.)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/child-homeless-christmas-rises-10-year-high-children-poverty-temporary-accomodation-shelter-a8093276.html

there’s softcore hebephilia porn art on Automatic Earth today

CryptoKitties craze slows down transactions on Ethereum BBC

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42237162?ocid=global_bbccom_email_06122017_technology

flash run on the bank

Smile, you’re on hidden webcam Airbnb TV! Naked Security

Smile, you’re on hidden webcam Airbnb TV!

UK health secretary attacks Facebook over app aimed at children, Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/05/jeremy-hunt-attacks-facebook-over-app-aimed-at-children

 

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Is The Earth’s Core A Fidget Spinner?

The earth’s core just got a whole lot more interesting, it’s not just a round ball of iron. It’s more like areas of iron nickel sand and water. The iron may have been driven to earth’s core when by the massive impact that formed the moon. Wow! The Iron from the nickel mine in Sudbury Canada is from a big meteor impact.

The so-called boundary of earth’s core is not a homogenous sphere. It interacts with with the surrounding layers more than we like.

There’s been mysterious wave anomalies, booms and erratic quakes and volcanic fits bits and starts.

If I were some kinda super ultra maxi geek wizard, I would be right into this shit. Beware of the cosmic forcings people who like to externalize everything. I suspect they’re kinda like flat earthers, but just the sciencey-er version.

Has the mystery of the Earth’s core been solved? Scientists say unknown ‘third element’ is SILICON

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4106976/Has-mystery-Earth-s-core-solved-Scientists-say-unknown-element-SILICON.html

The surprising heart of the Earth’s core has been revealed, scientists say

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4106976/Has-mystery-Earth-s-core-solved-Scientists-say-unknown-element-SILICON.html

Huge Underground “Ocean” Discovered Towards Earth’s Core

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/huge-underground-ocean-discovered-towards-earths-core/

Moon’s explosive birth drove iron deep into Earth’s core


https://www.newscientist.com/article/2155369-moons-explosive-birth-drove-iron-deep-into-earths-core/

 

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collapse daily – test formatting

Rapidly spreading California wildfire forces thousands from homes (theguardian.com)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/05/rapidly-spreading-california-wildfire-thousands-homes

Just in! bbb

Saskatchewan Climate Change Plan Has No Goals, Targets Or Carbon Tax (huffingtonpost.ca)

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/12/04/saskatchewan-climate-change-plan-has-no-goals-targets-or-carbon-tax_a_23296989/

Carbon Tax + Government = Death. Make carbon taxes 100% private!

Carbon Capture Is Essential To Limiting Global Warming, But No One Knows How To Do It Or How .. (cleantechnica.com)

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/12/04/carbon-capture-essential-limiting-global-warming-no-one-knows-much-will-cost/

Ta ta kiddies, good luck with that

A surge of US state carbon pricing proposals are coming, and shifting electoral math mean many may pass (technologyreview.com)

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609560/surge-of-carbon-pricing-proposals-coming-in-the-new-year/

This is how we lose, a mishmash of un-coordinated thoughtless gov cash grabs, it ain’t no big thing

24 Hours of Climate Reality, streaming tonight and tomorrow (blogs.scientificamerican.com)

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/24-hours-of-climate-reality-video/

Livestream Collapse Porn

Utopias in the Anthropocene: reasonably likely scenarios for a fossil fuels phase out put us at 4°C above pre-industrial (planet3.org)

http://planet3.org/2017/12/05/utopias-in-the-anthropocene/

Schwing !!! Boner …

How Climate Change and Water and Food Insecurity Drive Instability (americanprogress.org)

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/reports/2017/11/30/443465/climate-change-water-food-insecurity-drive-instability/

Blahblah

In California, most methane emissions are from cows — California wants its dairy farms to capture methane and sell it as truck fuel. [editorial] (bloomberg.com)

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-12-04/california-s-holy-cow-idea

I, I just assumed they were from movie stars

While the Maunder minimum occurred within the much longer LIA period, the timing of the features are not suggestive of causation and should not, in isolation, be used as evidence of significant solar forcing of climate (swsc-journal.org)

https://www.swsc-journal.org/articles/swsc/pdf/2017/01/swsc170014.pdf

How to kill a headline

Germany’s War on Coal Is Over. Coal Lost. (motherjones.com)

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/12/germanys-war-on-coal-is-over-coal-lost/

Directly inproportional to the truth

Scientists who advised the Blue Planet II documentary team say they feel “shame and anger” at the “plague of plastic” impacting the natural world. (bbc.com)

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42221262

Right down to Mary Anna’s Trench

The German Amateurs Who Discovered ‘Insect Armageddon’ (nytimes.com)

Bayer + Monsanto = Mass Extinction + Poisoned Food + Poisoned Medicine

It seems that even washing laundry is toxic for the environment. Article explains it. (blog.vonwong.com)

https://blog.vonwong.com/toxiclaundry

I always tell the o’lady to just be glad she’s not scraping clothes on rocks down by the river

 

 

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