Guardian on wildlife…

Harrowing stats, all down. An open window at night might bring in a moth, 25yrs ago there would be lots and you would make sure it was only slightly ajar at night for eight months of the year. Even toads the Guardian tells us are at two thirds down in the 30 years I’ve been visiting the pit heap, funnily enough these last few years toads have been far fewer, water is fed in at a dribble from ag land further up, I wonder if and what they are spraying?

As cited previously its difficult to find up to date news of moth decline. Silence too on Pacific seabird decline and next to nothing on my favourite topic of diatoms – a strata of base level food chain that all successive levels depend upon.

I think municipal authorities could do more, excessive verge clearing must surely not help, though I do realise sapling encroachment may be part of their remit. Our local park is poorly managed say for unhindered sapling ash sprouting out of everything yet still there is the needless strimming at mid summer of any marginal herbage. So what about campion, yellow rattle or suchlike being able to set and scatter seed? Or my pending one thousand orchids scattered as seed a couple of years ago, the repeat of an experiment conducted sucessfully elsewhere. This tells me they know zilch for butterfly conservation. Also old and dead timber is not allowed to remain, hence are adamant on minimising food supply for songbirds.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/31/herbicides-insecticides-save-british-countryside-meaows

 

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Tiny toad found on the road. say 2011

 

Greenland Ice Sheet 2018 …

Googling image search for the above term seems to provide material other than a straightforward text search, perhaps the image has tags that drift toward my chosen term.

Below we read of new studies and the hopelessness of the IPCC Climate Model. In its defence I would say its a useful rallying point and focus of attention yet admittedly it is hopelessly off course.

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/bad-news-florida-models-greenland-ice-melting-could-be-way-n268761

The inter-connectedness of all manner of climate aand natural systems really is staggering. On the web generally we also have a problem with whatever slant or denial is woven into the text therefore the reader has to put their brain into gear to recognise what viewpoint is being promoted. To people that seldom read more than a few words onscreen this will be a problem for them, a widespread problem and getting worse. A case presented as first entry google (no link here) full well tells us of Greenland ice loss yet appears to deny any form of increased CO2 being a major factor. It sort of shoots itself in the foot as for whatever reason for this ice loss (and they forcefully promote data of geothermal ie underfloor heating) we are in a bad situation. So perhaps instead of outright denial of a situation the clever way is to weave it into something else. Crafty! The comments particularly are ‘loony’ but we can see quite clearly their silliness and their unimportance. We can notice this all over the web, information but sometimes is actually ‘disinformation’ in its bias I assume with intent to mislead. And I’ve met sane quite happy people adamant their Fox News view of the world is the correct one! Up till now I always maintained the old subject of Rhetoric was much neglected, now I can see being taught to evaluate ‘comparative texts’ is desperately needed.

Who are these people that go out of their way to deny the data, to run counter to what is happening? So energetic to promote their own fixed ‘angle’ when enlightened scientific opinion shows otherwise. A case in point is the reduced transpiration of green growing things due to present levels of CO2 ie less cooling, less conversion to O. Likewise searching for sea bird death in Alaska suddenly halts at two years ago, since then next to nothing available. Bee and insect decline, the former being found with high levels of unbonded ie free aluminium which ties in with climate engineering / chemtrails. By the time ‘studies’ prove this that or the other it will be woefully too late.

 

Postscript 17th May 2018. Regarding media manipulation. Maybe half a dozen times to different people I’ve pointed upwards to the sky not really getting anywhere and today it was a revelation.

“Oh you don’t believe in that mind control” ….

Uh??

“Of course not but what I am saying is that those straight lines that haze and merge are not conventional aircraft trails, they’re full of aluminium and organic growers are having problems with it, its also why California burned the way it did.”

(Remember …. Monsantos GM patents include aluminium resistance).

So who the heck is talking abt mind control? As with the first two people I mentioned this to and avid Fox News fans, as I did determine from that encounter there is concious effort to broadcast material that ridicules the ‘look at the chemtrail activists’. That indeed is nasty and explains why its so difficult to get ppl to look up and take notice. Thats why its so difficult, they have been set against any such enquiry by it being framed in the media as a crackpot notion. Framed to automatically be seen as a nutcase enthusiasm. You see, theres no tv in this house so how wld I know their prior knowledge is so affected, so conditioned to ridicule my concern?

 

 

2018 latest ice data …

Adding 2018 rather than ‘latest’ to the end of a search term will bring better what is the latest.

Using https://nsidc.org/news/inthenews as a source …

Kenya … https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001272599/rivers-dry-up-as-mt-kenya-glaciers-slowly-fade-away

Hakai Magazine: coastal science and societies … https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001272599/rivers-dry-up-as-mt-kenya-glaciers-slowly-fade-away

valuable re ice flow in Antarctica … https://eos.org/articles/new-maps-highlight-antarcticas-flowing-ice

rethink of CO2 levels and influence on ice loss, a bit wordy, indistinct but interesting …https://phys.org/news/2018-03-earth-approaching-carbon-dioxide-threshold.html

Arctic warming …

Tootling around we find this online resourece (garnered from arctic21) … http://library.open.oregonstate.edu/climatechange/front-matter/preface/

The source for the above  …. https://twitter.com/arctic21?lang=en

We read now that theres lots of mercury in the thawing permafrost. Sort of academic anyway considering the effects of the methane on the interconnected feedback loops of this planet.

Luckily Monsanto can save us (I’m also good at sarcasm) as I’ve read their patented GM crops/ products also hold patents for resistance to unbonded aluminium. The latter as at present released in climate change chemtrails is hindering and will eventually I assume destroy any viable organic production of green grown food; likewise its the enemy of bees and insects, airborne and aquatic. Yesterday the 24th March 2018 we had chemtrails and its a high pressure day here in the UK and so with its bright blue sky I expect to see the usual disruption from non-fading haze from the dreaded weather modification.

The amount and speed of methane release and its 20-120 potency of CO2 is the big problem (or one of many) heres some ‘latest data’ … http://arctic-news.blogspot.co.uk/

The web is a minefield, certainly valuable being an understatement but also annoying when self-regarding fools (I hope not me!) insist on rolling out the same old “It won’t happen” crap  …. fact is it is happening, even trump in his convoluted way admits to it  ie the wall to stop mass migration, tax handbacks to the rich, ramping the military, disowning the poor or the ordinary, ditto people of colour and refugees. now that its plus 30c in parts of the Arctic then this is ‘snowballing’ no pun intended far quicker than many Scientists can pontificate upon the matter.

 

Below, slow start but useful visuals and explanation….

 

 

 

Lets model the Earth …

As a kid modelmaking in all its forms fascinated me, looking back its amazing how active I was, but then I have always been active, never for me was lurking around street corners  or the usual lies or deceit of the typical teenager. Amazing how much I got done, considering how little encouragement I got, a little but not a lot; however tools and some basic materials were always somewhere to hand. I think my uncle John was my greatest help, he would visit once or twice a year and incredibly would often have some type of modelmaking kit for me, shop bought and new! Otherwise I would scour the one or two bookshops me n my Dad ever visited in any year and scour the shelves for such likely titles as ‘Model Making for Boys’, only then to be stuck with the near insurmountable probem of getting my Dad to buy the thing  ….

The point of this exercise is to show how fragile and small are our oceans and breathable atmosphere, how so easily they can be triggered to undesirable changes as we now have. It amounts to a thickness of cigarette paper (0.001 inch ie ‘one thou) on the surface of a football.

Imagine the world is a ball, 8 inches in diameter, this would equate to approx 8,000 miles in diameter.  Note figures are approximates to within ten percent. Therefore one inch on our model equals 1,000 miles and 0.001 equals one mile.

Average depth of water is 2 miles therefore for our model oceans are  0.002 inch ie ‘two thou’; the same thickness as a human hair. Likewise above two miles you will be hardly able to breathe therefore usable atmosphere is again ‘two thou’. Four thou is the thickness of copier paper and so all life on earth past and present in any form whatsoever exists in a layer barely the thickness of copier paper on our model.

However lets narrow the limits of most lifeforms to half a mile down, half a mile up, therefore one mile, one thousandths of an inch, half the thickness of a human hair, the thickness of a cigarette paper.

Frightening !

And how precious.