A valuable link …

… re climate change, arctic ice loss and ice thinning.

Arctic sea ice’s dramatic transformation revealed through 42 years of satellite data – ABC News

You have to realise thinning can occur from underside as well as from the top. The former I’m guessing will be the downfall of the Antarctic ice shelves as they are levered away from the parent body, its a different set-up down south so to speak.

The action is in the Arctic as we read in the above, the highest and lowest extremes in Siberia at one same location has now set new records and sat imagery shows the depletion and the near non-existance of multi-year ice. You can add my tears to the ever increasing sea level.

Arctic News (arctic-news.blogspot.com) is also a valuable read. Locations such as the shallow Laptev Sea are forever burnt into my mind. I’ve a £1k wager with friend Gary who is a little sceptical of the severity of my forecast that if we have not reached 3deg C or above by end of 2026 then I will hand him £1k cash, no quibble. I don’t want it to be so but we must all realise the severity of what is happening with multiple feedback loops, all self and mutually reinforcing to greater and higher levels, its a lethal chemistry set we should never have set in motion, as if all the ingredients are present and its one big joke to see how we exploit, extract and set in motion the inevitable. If only we could have lived as in a Biblical simplicity.

There are so many factors and components and values feeding into the active equation that is planetary science, remember our space on this spinning ball of eight inches diameter scales at one thousandth of an inch ie 0.001in equivilant to a cigarette paper licked and placed on a childs eight inch toy ball.

There is nothing we do re carbon emission that will take any effect inside of a decade, the latest scares and truths in fact are many, loss of the aerosol masking effect, arctic methane, loss of high altitude cloud cover, and my own pet hobby horse of (near never reported) of the loss of the oceanic plankton particularly diatoms, quite ironic as it is ancient diatoms that form the basis for 70% of the worlds oil and gas supplies.

Arch clown, otherwise now realised to be a ‘stand-up president’ as in comedian namely trump should be tried at The Hague for his four year climate denial, this is a crime against humanity, four valuable years lost.

What would help is a universal one child policy, a move from the American burger culture, to live close to work and abandon your car in whatever form it takes petrol or electric, none of them are particularly green. Everything starts and rests with the individual, I deliberately have hand washed my laundry for the last couple of years, its no problem to me as luckily I have a clean job, here in north east England works fine, a quick wring and the washing line does the rest, none of the endless tumbling and spinning of the electrical machine.

Theres approx five hundred posts on this paid for blog, please explore.

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trump ever the evil clown…

trumps performance at Davos as everywhere he goes is repugnant to any caring, free thinking sensible citizen, in the last couple of days all we hear is trump carnage and apparent ineptitude, but however the gold plated turd does in fact seem to have some ie a little energy and momentary focus, witness the removal of wetland protection and environmental safeguards for water quality … like that runny clear thing that is the cornerstone to a families establishment and a communities survival.

Destruction and the lowest common denominator is the trump byword, nothing good comes from trump. He is a showman, a fairground barker, a Father Coglan; trump mobilises hate. trump has no real ethical talent, he just knows that de-stabilising the sludge at the bottom of the barrel might just keep him in Office.

I particularly am horrified at trumps absolute refusal to take notice of the natural world (ie that thing outside the window that makes the clouds roll by) …  of climate and how quickly unfriendly feedbacks are cascading into a most horrible scenario.

It beggars belief the White House has sunk so low, the web / social media aiding his prospects enormously.


RELEASE: Trump Plan Would Strip Protections from Wetlands, Rivers, CAP Analysis Says

Debunking the Trump Administration’s New Water Rule

I think the above image ie NY Times doesn’t quite help us realise that it is running water that is under threat, that people and communities DOWNSTREAM expect better and deserve better than in the days of old.

Here the friendly folk at conservapedia at great time and effort list the vigour at which trump and his motley crew strip and de-establish hard won safeguards, trumps big-time business owner chums must be hardly be able to believe their luck at low IQ low attention span Donald twitching and jumping at every callous request … https://www.conservapedia.com/Donald_Trump_achievements:_Energy_and_environmental_policy


postscript, to see the evil and ignorance of trump ….. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07012020/arctic-drilling-trump-oil-gas-lease-sales-anwr-wildlife-refuge-petroleum-reserve-offshore

The term ‘existential impasse’.

When a seasoned, experienced no frills highly regarded Scientist (and many like him) use the term ‘existential impasse’ and stresses the absolute need for real world CO2 draw-down and which entails developing the technique and then implementing practical solutions with apparatus (huge apparatus) on a multi-scale Manhattan Project style venture around the globe and that these things we know are not happening in any forseeable large scale venture, then we know our days as a species are numbered. At least of those that are of ordinary means and not of obscene and excessive wealth who for a time will be able to bypass the inevitable (I’m thinking methane release, East Siberian Ice Shelf). Remember trees are no good, once increased CO2 hits as well as the methane the trees will shrink from the task, a question of timescale too, but never mind, pretend, its good for planetary sanity.

Here is a regular ‘must-see’, which you can see prompted my title of using the quote ‘existential impasse’. https://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2019/12/planetary-arson-and-amplifying-feedbacks-no-alternative-to-co2-drawdown.html

Look at the multi lane freeways, look at the adoration of huge personal vehicles, dinosaurs on wheels, can anyone detect a lessening of this fixation? No, men still want their big toys and outward success still has the same talismans to display. Of consumption, red meat, food waste, far too many airflights merely for leisure, diesels idling needlessly whilst the other person shops, everything spun and tumble-dried when the washing line used to suffice,  food flown in from across the world, excessive lighting when not needed, the American burger culture, hubris and ego. No wonder we are struggling as a species and throwing all the others into jeopardy.

This year theres no short-eared owls to be seen here in NE UK, therefore we can assume vole populations are down (their food chain also) and how is the earthworm faring as chemtrail aluminium wreaks whatever destruction is unseen by most people.  Already we know insect populations are much reduced hence songbird food sources are much scarcer, bees are critical, its supposedly dementia, again another nano-particle aluminium tie-in. By the time we get it as confirmed peer-reviewed scientific findings it will all be too late.

And heres a little idea of mine, living and spending much time so close to agricultural land, the landscape,  a century ago stone walls were much commoner, we even had ‘hemels’ dotted around the agricultural landscape here in the North of England, ideal habitat / housing for small mammals and nesting sites. These days the vogue is for wire fencing and often with wildlife margins allowed, but its nothing near like the value of a stone wall, or winter protection for sheep for instance. Another example of how ‘we’ are trying so hard to be clever but absolutely missing the point. No-one observes, no-one evaluates, no critical thinking, what at one time would be termed the umbrella term COMMON SENSE.

I’m using a Mark Gertler painting below as what I perceive as the Merry-go-round of consumption, they all look hell bent on enjoying themselves, noisy and blind. The year 1916 and how very observant of Mark.




Planting trees will not work.

Why do I not hear people say that planting trees is not a valid solution to climate change / CO2 conversion ?

Plankton, algae and diatoms will or could save us, have until now performed an indispensable part of Earth system balance but are now severely compromised so I’m afraid the idea of oceanic assistance is a non-starter. I doubt either at this point in time the suggestion ‘plant trees in northern regions’ ie the UK will do much good as a valid solution to C02 conversion.  Those nearer the Equator will I hope help, they keep their leaves all year round I think, but increasing desertification and alteration of previously established ‘steady state’ weather systems that are now no longer dependable, I fear are in flux.  So time to get tough with the robber barons, the rapists of the Rain Forest, the nasty above the law types that scramble to make money from Rain Forest and its destruction.

Trees might be a problem in that we haven’t the time to wait for their growth, nor their withdrawl from participating in CO2 conversion once methane hits.

Heres my reasons that the much bandied ‘planting trees to save the planet’ is hollow, a sacrificial fix-all and I fear will not work…

  • here uk trees are without leaves half the year.
  • trees do not rise to counter the effects of increasing C02 … they will fail.
  • changing weather patterns (prob fr the worst) means most trees will be pissed off, drought etc they will fail.

Which means we are stuck with I assume conifererous plantations. I do also hope we can get planting schemes and Local Authorities to work away from their beloved Rowan, near a blight to my mind and the beloved oak is so often overlooked. The time-frame in using trees, even fast-browth conifers as generally supposed is unworkable for the task in hand. Nice idea but it trips up on itself upon examination. Therefore we need technological carbon capture.

Lately on bbc radio news theres lots of examination of the numbers of trees to be planted as incorporated in ‘election pledges’ in the run-up to the election, such numbers are quite worthless at this stage and not worth the airtime, only the results will matter five and ten years from now and we know fine well it will be a fraction of the lowest contender. I think perhaps that is what they were explaining, the nonsense pledges peddled as ‘could be’ reality.  Look at the idiocy of agricultural policy when farmers were paid to take trees out and bycatch at sea was rendered useless and dumped or used as landfill. We seem to be very poor at managing things, of arriving at common-sense practical solutions, of properly husbanding the Earth. However in bbc radio news they have done fine effort at de-bunking the untrue nonsense for instance from Sajid Javid re homeless / rough sleeping from a few days ago. The prog ‘More or Less’ this morning 10th Dec 2019 at 0900 bbc r4 put it well, Javid was talking deliberate nonsense.

Part of a workable solution has to be quite drastic universal population control, it will happen anyway but better do it in a controlled, accepted manner (contraception)  than the screaming and lamentation of an unwanted end to nine tenths of the Earths human passengers. A little rubber bag will save us.





Arctic methane and its speed of delivery.

As this link below stresses and it is quoting Natalia Shakhova, University of Alaska (a world expert) when methane burps it will be exraordinarilly fast, hours, a day or two, not years. And note also the strength of methane over CO2 in a short time frame, I think its 120 fold over a five year period, imagine if that can be possible when its a two day or two week time-frame for the methane to do its work.

Release of Arctic Methane “May Be Apocalyptic,” Study Warns

Today I’m using my old stack with Firefox and immediately a whole new world of links and information unfolds, I knew fine well my newer purchase of six months ago (Dell with windows 10)  was holding me back from getting at the online news and reports that I need.

more to follow.

My heart bleeds for the plight of the Polar Bear …

Most certainly change is afoot, buildings toppling, tundra reduced to a squishy mess, roads disturbed and in some cases unusable.

I’ve refrained from ever posting a picture of the difficulties for Polar Bears, its sort of perhaps a tad comic in the image below but mostly sad that these fine creatures are reduced to scavenging through human cast off junk and detritus to find a morsel. As I’ve said before, a picture of a starving polar bear should be nailed to the forehead of the nasty clown known as d.j.trump so that he can appreciate the subject to which he is an arch-denier ie climate change.

Maybe yes Polar Bears are scavengers, they can drift inward to seek out something from human presence but we all know these fine animals need to be out on the ice and following tens of thousands or millions of years of pre-programmed instinct.

d41586-019-00843-1_16529292 ... polar bears scavenging a rubbish tip. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00843-1
d41586-019-00843-1_16529292 … polar bears scavenging a rubbish tip. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00843-1

However, we must be careful how we interpret a photograph.

Waking up to chemtrails.

Chemtrail diary, northeast UK Fri 20th Sept 2019.

Climate pundits and activists Sam Carana and Paul Beckwith will not admit to chemtrails being real and a danger to life, in fact they get a bit shirty when asked to comment upon such things. Well, they certainly MUST NOT have looked out of MY window this morning and witnessed the most obscene uninterrupted lines in the sky stretching as far as the eye can see (ie my cone of view). Usually I see more in the south but this morning its lots to the north. I wonder if the free weather sat will reveal this?

Also, whilst still dark there also were huge long horizon to horizon chemtrails, as per last Tuesday the 17th Sept.  This pre-dawn observation depends of course on it being a clear sky; literally chemtrails among the stars.

Chemtrails do not fade as would a condensation trail. Chemtrails haze and build up to a whitened or grey non-clear sky; so in effect defying nature.

Realise that the general media have done a v good job at ridiculing the chemtrail idea so as to make ppl like me look stupid.

On SAT24 live weather satellite we can see at early morning masses of chemtrail out over the North Sea for today Friday and also when over the land surface are orientated exactly as I see them this morning. Unfortunately I cannot obtain an image of this other than by taking a pic with my camera; pic to follow.



Postscript six hours later. In my stupidity I did not take a screen capture when first viewing the NASA Worldview image for the frenetic chemtrail activity over northern England and particularly the North Sea. At 4pm two hours later finding time to download the data most activity was wiped, only a sanitised version remains; it had even included the loops and figure of eights I had seen in the sky to the north. All has been taken off the remaining ‘cleaned-up’ image from Worldview. What can we read into this ???  What I say is true and real and I witnessed it. Damn my slowness.

Here below is a corrected reflectance screenshot that goes some way to illustrate the chemtrail activity over NE England and the North Sea this morning. Near ALL of it is chemtrail.

North Sea corrected reflectance  Fri 20th Sept 2019 (this is a simplified image of what i first found on the NASA website) https://go.nasa.gov/31GfX2T
North Sea corrected reflectance SUOMI Fri 20th Sept 2019 (this is a simplified image of what I first found on the NASA website) https://go.nasa.gov/31GfX2T



Lines in the sky today…

chemtrail diary 17th July 2019

Its a forthcoming fact we are screwed; high arctic temperatures at plus 25 and 30 deg C spell nothing but methane release, super-quick ice extinction and a re-jigging of climate feedback loops that indeed is cruel to human kind.

I wouldn’t be so vociferous on this subject but for one person, a person that has zilch ability to reflect and modify, to knee jerk her way thro life, nothing really to show for her supposed cleverness and expects to fool everyone. A total anathema to myself and my way of thinking. What I wish I could ask for is development, ingenuity, something new to look at that proves she can really think. Posturing or clever-dick put-downs I find vile and silly. Worthless (as indeed they are) … so all I ask is for readers to reflect, to ponder, to learn … rare skills these days. Quietness leads to many rewards.

Lets look at NASA worldview and gain some idea of chemtrail / geoengineering, lines in the sky that in my opinion point to chemtrail and geoengineering that needs to be openly acknowledged as real and true.

Heres five screen shots from NASA worldview that  are worth looking at for 17th July …

  • Cherbourg, Le Havre, English Channel chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019
  • Thames, Humber, chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019
  • Black Sea chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019
  • Greek Islands, Aegean chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019
  • Denmark, Copenhagen chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019

Cherbourg, Le Havre, English Channel chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019
Cherbourg, Le Havre, English Channel chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019

Thames, Humber, chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019
Thames, Humber, chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019

Black Sea chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019
Black Sea chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019

Greek Islands, Aegean chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019
Greek Islands, Aegean chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019

Denmark, Copenhagen chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019
Denmark, Copenhagen chemtrails geoengineering Wednesday 17 July 2019

With all these NASA worldview images please go back to the particular time and date and click to see expanded images, also experiment with the three layers that worldview provides, sometimes the differences can make the experimentation worthwhile.

My hope is that chemtrails and geoengineering will be accepted and believed as real.

Why is it so many refute such blatant and obvious activity?

… yes chemtrail activity up in the sky here NE England these last few days, too trivial to post here, I’m inclined to just post the ‘big chemtrail events’.


postscript: next day looking back over NASA sat imagery and choosing the aqua / MODIS overlay (middle of three NASA worldview overlays) we find over the North Sea below …

circles of chemtrail on NASA sat image 17 July 2019 https://go.nasa.gov/2JGhH5P
circles of chemtrail on NASA sat image 17 July 2019 https://go.nasa.gov/2JGhH5P. For scale the big loop is 35 mile diameter. 

Ravenna, Venice, Trieste, chemtrail geoengineering 17 July 2019 https://go.nasa.gov/2JCRLrC
Ravenna, Venice, Trieste, chemtrail geoengineering 17 July 2019 https://go.nasa.gov/2JCRLrC. Overlay used is terra /MODIS ie NASA worldview. 

chemtrails Lesbos, Limnos, Khios Greece 17 July 2019
chemtrails Lesbos, Limnos, Khios Greece 17 July 2019

The latter is a more detailed image from that posted in the initial group at first posting.

So what do i make of all this? I cannot discount and shrug this off as mere lines in the sky or anything conventional, it screams to be interpreted and record kept.

Lets scout around for relevant youtube material (tho i suspect my youtube searches are missing much that should be pertinent) …

On the above theres masses of links and info to click and follow up at the youtube page.



Lines in the sky.

Gdansk, Gotland, Kaliningrad chemtrail geoengineering https://go.nasa.gov/2llrHYv
Gdansk, Gotland, Kaliningrad chemtrail geoengineering https://go.nasa.gov/2llrHYv

Lines in the sky ie chemtrails / geoengineering, nothing heavy but most days something to see. I’m wondering if my prolific blogging re the chemtrail phenomena is in fact keeping them away from my own location.

Chemtrail diary, Sunday 14 July 2019.

Short burst chemtrails seen today, this seems to be the preferred way to lay chemtrail into the sky, as observed from the city of Sunderland, County Durham this afternoon.

Casting a wider net ie using NASA worldview to find more lines in the sky we find ….

Baltic Sea, Bornholm, Gdansk, July 15 2019 chemtrail geoengineering. https://go.nasa.gov/2JFEMED
Baltic Sea, Bornholm, Gdansk, July 15 2019 chemtrail geoengineering. https://go.nasa.gov/2JFEMED

Le Havre, Dieppe, English Channel chemtrail geoengineering 13 July 2019. https://go.nasa.gov/2JKyYcM
Le Havre, Dieppe, English Channel chemtrail geoengineering 13 July 2019. https://go.nasa.gov/2JKyYcM

Nantucket, New Bedford, Martha's Vineyard chemtrail geoengineering 12 July 2019.
Nantucket, New Bedford, Martha’s Vineyard chemtrail geoengineering 12 July 2019.

Heres youtubes pertaining to the above locations …



postscript: for instance below we can see  Finisterre, Sole, Fastnet all got hammered Monday 15th July 2019 ie west of Portugal and Spain, mid Atlantic chemtrails / geoengineering.

eastern Atlantic chemtrail geoengineering 15 July 2019 https://go.nasa.gov/2lbC5BY
eastern Atlantic chemtrail geoengineering 15 July 2019 https://go.nasa.gov/2lbC5BY

Below, a close-up of chemtrail geoengineering in the above area …

chemtrails south of Ireland 15th July 2019 https://go.nasa.gov/2l8yqVz
chemtrails south of Ireland 15th July 2019 https://go.nasa.gov/2l8yqVz

ditto using upper base layer on NASA worldview sea area Fastnet, Sole 15 july 2019 chemtrails south of Ireland ... https://go.nasa.gov/2l8Dt8t
ditto using upper base layer on NASA worldview sea area Fastnet, Sole 15 July 2019 chemtrails south of Ireland;  https://go.nasa.gov/2l8Dt8t

I go back to a 1950’s style education and outlook, when hard effort gained insight and rewards and not the ‘diet-lite’ education of today. Of memorisation, of books, many books on many subjects. I am not clever, I don’t pretend to be, but I do try to raise the bar.








Permafrost is one quarter of northen hemisphere landmass.

Just read the fact that a quarter of all northern hemisphere land mass is permafrost over at National Geographic; this is quite staggering really.


Thinking aloud … if we factor in the permafrost that lies beneath shallow seas ie the East Siberian ice-shelf then I assume the at present mostly frozen but rapidly thawing methane hydrate and impending microbial activity might well account for half land mass in the northern hemisphere that is likely to massively overtake man made contributions to rising CO2?

Our slick western values and means of doing things seems that we live in our own self-aggrandised bubble, think trump at its extreme. For years I’ve never been easy with the constant hop on idea of air travel, thirty years since I’ve flown. Why do you need a second home in another country, another continent? The gravity of what is to unfold cannot justify selfish long distance vehicular travel in any form.

Likewise all my washing of clothes is by hand in a bucket and drip dry on a washing line. Depths of winter will not be so easy but since Feb ie north east England quite do-able, I actually enjoy the process. The extra time it takes costs zero as opposed to the electricity needed and factored cost of depreciation/ replacement etc of the washing machine and people say my shirts, my towels look so clean! Maybe with constantly thinking technology and cleverer washing machines are always ‘better’ we have long forgotten what the original basic approach can achieve. Think also the obsession with ipads, iphones, connectivity, I have little or nothing of those things (detest the idea of 5G) and I think pen and paper are still worthwhile particularly if you wish to learn and memorise. I cut up old Bonio boxes and dog feed cartons and these are admirable carry-in-your-pocket crib sheets.

I’m happy I’ve halved my car miles, older, have explored my county sufficiently, have a rich ‘capital of happiness’ to draw from. Ten miles radius provides all I need, twenty miles would be a special outing!

Green up – carbon down!