Climate change discussion.

Just found this … https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-35068-1

… its in nature.com so it has validity.

With the temp rise, the loss of diatoms and the loss of coral (erroneously in my opinion termed ‘bleaching) the bryozoans fail, die because the microscopic partners have gone. Therefore to paraphrase trump … “Who would have known invisible things could be so complicated” … yup!

I got the link above from arctic-news … makes for the grimmest reading, but I’m glad its there. As I’ve learnt and repeated for the life of this blog the past year it is the sledge hammer threat from the thawing subsea methane that will stop the pendulum of life. Its a fact, its elementary observation and realisation, things as yet hardly seen that we cannot get politicians or the IPCC to take heed; the latter as generally acknowledged by climate-savvy scientists to be a report twenty years behind; witness the fact that the IPCC does not even recognise or factor in the importance of arctic methane release which in fact will be the death of us all.

Yet can we get ‘the man in the street’ to ponder on these things, to think a little bit more ???

Go back to my post half a year ago ‘making a model of planet Earth’ we are in fact a habitable zone of a wet cigarette paper placed on a childs 8inch football. Thats all we have and so hence our habitable layer is ultra sensitive to change, is staggeringly interconnected in all climate systems, jet stream, oceanic waterflow, gulf stream, accelerated melting of Greenland ad infinitum …  never mind the fun down in the Antarctic.

http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/

http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2019/01/global-extinction-within-18-34-months.html

Please note I always have my radar turned on for either plain simple crackpot sites or sites designed to mislead or render a subject as ‘nuts’ ie misinformation. Beware that general media can be ‘loaded’ in this respect. My own beef being bbc radio news r4 being so un-crtical of trump and their choice of words actually sounding to support him or serve him up in the best light. That is what I think is the value of my blog, quality material.

postscript …. we may as well have the video from the latest arctic-news, it makes a valuable contribution.

 

Its just hit me, this year I cannot recall seeing the little hoverflies that used to be so prevalant at my local nature reserve the ‘pit heap’.

In five years time will I be able to see any honeybees, any pied flycatchers here in the UK ?? … I think the answer will be negative.

trump …

What a nasty taste that leaves in the mouth.

Its a news story that looks as if its getting ‘buried’.

He likes to throw a suprise punch, his Boxing Day jaunt to Iraq proving the emptiness of his wasteful needless pointless bullshit so-called Presidency.

A huge and expensive VC-25 taken across the globe for three hours in Iraq, not meeting one single person of that country, blowing the security of Navy Seals and doing little more than offer an op for selfies, MAGA hats and wear an embarrassing bomber jacket. This really would have been an ideal situation for body doubles, or for a photoshop job as per the recent creepy White House Christmas pic;  about as genuine as a bag of liquorice novelties. The military should have had presence of mind to not fawn to this overly expensive stunt.

The whole jaunt smacks of Ivanka and Jared, a kick in the teeth to ordinary folk (witness the Gov shutdown) … and a chance to take some of the Presidential ‘kit’ out on a jaunt before they lose claim to the use of any of it. Public service, honest endeavour, moving forward are the last thing on their minds.

Meanwhile this complete SECRET MISSION was visible to any plane enthusiast in the world as they tracked the VC-25 of which the only two in existence are scheduled as Air Force One (ie a Military version adapted from a 747)  …. people in the UK were able to track and photograph it as it flew overhead.

trump would particularly delight in the irony of the needless expenditure of so much resources and aviation fuel ie defying the problem of climate change for a nothing event.

My view personally is that ordinary people are going to have to pull their horns in and see the end of low cost access anywhere air travel. We are all going to have to see a carbon based lifestyle much reduced no matter how much we kick against the traces.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/27/politics/donald-trump-secret-trip-iraq/index.html

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/27/air-force-one-spotted-in-sheffield-how-uk-enthusiast-revealed-trumps-iraq-trip

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/27/trump-iraq-location-tweet-troops-visit-revealed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_VC-25

 

 

 

A few words to the yellow vests ….

…. reactionary, puerile, pointless, hijacked.

Oh dear … a little bit of tax on fuel …  my dear friends as Climate Change begins to bite you will be utterly lost, bamboozled, thwarted. Get on board, pull together, stop titting around.

I feel so sorry for Macron …. having to deal with this crap.

To quote my friend Dr MLK  there are some difficult days ahead.

And if the presently displayed stupidity is the so-called reaction to difficult days then I think the protestors are indeed …  queer – challenged – out of their depth.