Screwing ourselves with tech …..

I don’t have a smart meter, I refuse it and its not a legal requirement; no mobile, no tablet or such gizmos other than this desktop 12yo machine. I’ve never texted, don’t know how to or have the neccesary device or patience and if you email I might respond next day or next week.  I couldn’t give a fck.

Lots of mention of data, big data and other such nonsense on bbc r4 lately, some breathlessly gushy and some grounded. I’d rather talk about the microbial activity in soil (and not with Gardeners Question Time a programme I find repulsive) or ancient cultures, climate change, history or where we are heading. But not data.

Still all the sheeple must  ‘be modern’ and heavens above if they ever lagged behind. And so electricity consumption is staggeringly high for all this tech. Even trashy things like ‘bitcoin’ consumes vast amounts in its nefarious operations, the Guardian telling us its CO2 footprint is equiv to 1 milion transatlantic flights per year (is that per person or per aircraft).

This man says it better than me  …. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/17/internet-climate-carbon-footprint-data-centres

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/17/bitcoin-electricity-usage-huge-climate-cryptocurrency

 

Hedgerows are hit in the UK …

Tonight I was staggered at the dieback of common hedgerow trees here in north east England. I’d say minimum 5% of leaves are useless and more like 10% for oak and birch of dead and useless leaf cover and also say 50% look less than healthy, I would assume not able to do their job of transpiration and converting CO2 to O.  Is the distress species specific or merely the presence or absence of drains or watercourses that anyway are all now dried up and any moisture retreating downwards?  Theres a long time to go yet in this increasingly dry summer. So far I don’t think I’ve heard of hosepipe bans on the radio, the same medium ie UK national radio last week told us “There had been sufficient rain this spring”  …uhm … I beg to differ, its been mostly dry here all spring and any fool can tell the water table must be low. However the same bulletin did tell us we are a fortnight from ‘wilting’ of crops here in the UK (a week now) which of course farmers dread, it is disaster if is prolonged. Disaster as in ‘no product to sell’ no food for the populus.

It’ll also be a disaster if we get two or three years in a row like this, summer and the landscape in England will become so much different, our CO2 converters dwindling and man-made CO2 ever increasing, in turn feeding into all the multiple feedback loops, already we have the disappearance of arctic ice, methane in its three forms, jet stream modification, food production severely hampered etc etc all waiting in the wings so to speak. If medium size trees can’t survive then saplings won’t.

Theres BS at every turn, for instance I want to write a post later re Tesla cars, so much hype, so many adulatory trolls online yet a simple carbon audit reveals theres not much difference to conventional IC engine power, never mind the total hold up / inconvenience (and real / true cost) of a charging session and the very high initial purchase price and something that cannot or is not allowed to be fixed locally.  Think about mining for lithium, think about disposal of the batteries, theres not much green about it. The only ‘green car’ you’ll ever have is no car at all which is in fact the direction we need to be heading. Perhaps its fair to say that this planet cannot sustain our modern slick consuming lifestyles.

 

Its a multiple whammy …. we need herbage and trees for CO2 to O conversion as the former has risen to all time levels, something like 420ppm.  But the more CO2 rises the less transpiration and conversion is likely to occur, this is how growing things react and are reacting already, as if the plants and trees are working against us; a cross-over on the graph. Likewise plankton in the oceans, massive dieback but scientists are so quiet (and slow) on the subject. I say get some balls, use your wits and don’t wait two years for it to be peer reviewed.

Unless of course the plan is that weather modification comes to the rescue (and aluminium resistant Monsanto GM) …  not sure how as the moisture levels do not seem present to be able to conjure with in the cycle of water. I also wonder these last couple of days looking upward at what chemtrails are present above the blanket of grey?

How much of this leaf damage is from aluminium chemtrails?

The damage I observe is that say 50% of leaves look not healthy …  dull, curled, drying out …. a third or half of the leaf turned a light brown and crumbles at touch. Ten percent of leaves most definitely dead or useless.

I’ve also wondered about the quality of the light this year, it feels harsh, more intense. I’ve read elsewhere that the layers of the atmosphere of which there are many (well researched and have specific names) are undergoing a change. Yet ANOTHER of the multiple changes that are in feedback mode both upon themselves and influencing all manner of other natural feedback systems.

Aluminium from chemtrails is a problem that organic growers know fine well is destroying them. And we know that when chemtrails are aired on mainstream tv a lot is done to bundle it up with erroneous ‘controversy theory’ and ‘mind control’ and other wacky garbage so as to ridicule people such as myself that attempt to raise the matter. Its a big wall of disinformation that has to be scaled to see at the truth, few people bother. As detailed and linked many posts previously a Fisheries Biologist with a lifetimes experience can state with fact that aquatic insect life in west USA streams and rivers hardly exists …. a total collapse. You can no longer fish for trout.

And thinking about it, who actually walks a country lane these days, very very few if practically anyone. Except me….

 

P1360048
UK hedgerows are in trouble

 

Nothing then an orgy …

This morning I stupidly slept in and at 0800 the sky had gone quite bizarre with chemtrails much dispersed, an hour later the usual heavy handed grey mess. At 0800 to the east was a most peculier dense bank of non-natural brown tinged low cloud, note the brown tinge.

These last couple of days I had strangely been hoping FOR a little chemtrail activity to take the glare and heat out of the relentless clear blue sky. Admittedly ‘the glass’ is dropping, my new toy of a recording barograph helping me on this.

Its been a week of bright blue sky, better to be kept out from mostly and prior it was a say five day run of chemtrails every teatime, being so very obvious.

A week ago on the radio a specialist adviser told us farmers thought we had a fortnight before ‘wilting’ would adversely affect crops. Its been obvious to me that contrary to the statement that sufficient rain had fallen this year (NO …. not where I live) it has been a dry spring one of several here in the north east UK. Surely the water table must be horrribly low. I’m an observant gardener, the impending drought is obvious, I am observant in many things but I don’t know what the reason is but most people seem blind to what they see around them (ie chemtrails) or the reactions of plants, bees, insect life etc  …. maybe four generations of tv and endless mobile phone usage has fried their brains. And maybe they would never be much into these things anyway, my own life and work has been different thats for sure. Few people enter the countryside and even fewer can ‘read’ what they see or put names scientific or otherwise to plants. There was a flurry of car ownership in the 1960’s – 90’s when a ‘drive out into the countryside’ was popular but now I think things digital has captured their attention, too many mesmerising toys to play with. I think it was Aldous Huxley that predicted that we would fritter our time away with  new-tech gadgets and playthings.

Here below is my basic chemtrail checklist.

To get a handle on this chemtrail problem…….

non-fading aircraft trails

fast morphing and obstruction of clear skies

forming an overall haze

what should be a bright blue ‘high pressure day’ ruined

Also be aware organic growers are suffering most definitely, aluminium promotes disease and malformed growth. Bees are being destroyed by it, developing dementia.

 

 

 

 

A no-fly Climate Conference …

About time too … the insanity of an African country flying four hundred delegates to a Arctic climate conference a couple of years back illustrates the need to be skype based. There needs to be a big readjustment in getting people out of the ‘hop on a plane’ mentality, I’ve always maintained this for decades, it is needless. Work local, live local.  This means a return to an organic style neighbourhood that has all the necessary needs and connections nearby.  I think also there will be massive population corrections, whether we like it or not and to resurrect Chinas one child policy would serve well enough; but there’ll be other corrections anyway to help us on the way to reduce numbers.

Prof Jeffrey D Sachs (Columbia University) tells us we have a 30 year window to get things changed, implemented and working, Sweden for example is ahead of most. The dreadful void of  a POTUS 45 trump withdrawing from the Paris Agreement and departing early so as to miss the G7 Climate Discussion (to cosy up to a lets face it stage managed play-out since taking office with K J-un) is hindering humanity. As Jeff Sachs tells us countries cannot operate in isolation.

http://jeffsachs.org/category/topics/climate-change-environment/

Lots of articles and detail to read above.

Heres the vid below and its link …

 

 

Googling for the Gulags ….

… and I find this incredibly interesting post re thawing permafrost:-

http://large.stanford.edu/publications/power/references/wolf/

Its subject is the Kolyma, something I’d never heard of but now seems so important, I need to get a pole centred map of the northern hemishere rigged up or maybe better to draw one myself and therefore learn by doing, to be better memorised. Funny, this would be a few evenings simple near zero cost hobby yet how few if any would ever do such a thing, its not premade or drawn all coloured and finished down a wire and the outcome is that I will have memorised the map I have drawn myself. Likewise google the places, the rivers and get a sense of it all. Zero cost carbon free travel.

This link above is all you need for sixty minutes of getting an idea of the vast uninhabited spaces in Russia that are or were permafrost. Literally, as the permafrost thaws all the bits of hair, skin and whatever will now be coming alive with microbial activity, releasing some CO2 and mostly methane because of being in an anaerobic ie oxygen deprived situation trapped beneath the surface.

You can have all the apps, ten lane highways, three car families and wifi control in the world but its all irrelevant junk as nature and simple chemistry and physics run to a new as yet unknown equilibrium for the planet.

WordPress likes a pic, heres a link ….

Follow the link to see ownership, its not mine. The strata displayed is fascinating and something that I would always be looking for, taking notice of in my five decades of rambling; looking at land disturbance, exposed strata, quarry faces, lots! Likewise the sky, thats why chemtrails jarr so much with me.

Heres another thin yet profitable ‘link’ or connection that unfolds … theres a Dreadnoughts sea shanty ‘Old Maui’ that mentions the Kamchatka Sea and lo and behold we have another profitable area of study.

Read of the Yukaghir people and their unique language, sadly disappearing … https://www.rbth.com/society/2014/01/17/the_yukaghirs_a_nomadic_siberian_tribe_on_the_bring_of_extinction_33149.html

trump / EPA roll back safeguards …

Its not a surprise, its what is being done and not being talked about that is beyond chaos and can be defined as evil. Thank goodness we have journalists that can pursue all the malicious dismantling being performed by trump and Pruitt in the USA. I shudder when thinking of what conversations occur behind closed doors, remember that these fools are manipulated and lobbied by obscenely self-interested old white men with their fixed out of date viewpoints; merely a puppet facade. Likewise the impending Trade War from trumps bizarre and nasty tariffs are doing nothing to help anyone or the planet.

Look at other material that this link provides  …

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/31052018/arctic-oil-gas-methane-leak-detection-technology-reliability-problems-alaska-climate-change

 

ps …..

re chemtrails UK. In between the overall dense grey of late as per yesterday a day of lighter skies and yet chemtrails are still being produced; the sky looking distinctly artificial, looking up an hour or less before sunset in a wide open landscape can work best. Yet so many are blind to this, no practice, no ‘eye’ for it but always so certain to discount my alarm. And of course the ‘framing’ from mass media to discredit anyone that raises the problem, always incorporating those dreadful terms ‘conspiracy’ and ‘mind control’ …. oh dear me!  Look also at youtube listings, chemtrails get jumbled up with all manner of junk predictions and nonsense. Horribly clever !

 

 

The silence is deafening …

I leave the kitchen window open at nights but never any moths; a serious decline that in the UK is bereft of significant data in the last five years.

Here I am this morning trying to find recent posts for the frightening decline of moths and as with say west coast USA Pacific seabird decline there is very little recent material. UK moth decline reporting mostly dries up five years ago and the sea bird decline mentioned ‘falls off a cliff’ from two years ago when massive numbers were driven onto land before all perished. Near impossible to find current data. The silence is deafening.  I suspect there are forces at work to hinder propogation of current news of how things are; most certainly we know that the USA has gagged all scientists at the EPA, which in my view is a most certain admission that trump knows full well that climate change is real and catastrophic, hence his desire for the wall and its inevitable militarisation etc etc.  Witness diatoms, witness Pacific die-back and the poison from Fukushima.

Wake up sheeple !!

The time lag between what is happening right now with climate and it reaching the open public forum is too slow, too late. Funny how trump goes on about ‘fake news’ when in fact a monumental effort is being made by unanswerable powers including himself to do just that !!

Incidentally, the continuing ‘moronisation’ of household gardens certainly annoys me, does not help nature whatsoever; the endless stripping of any growing thing to a sterile patch of gravel, block paving and crushed slate is moronic beyond belief. As decades progress the average not particularly talented gardener has lost what little ingenuity they once had. Theres little thought or attention to a succession of flowering things throughout the year. Likewise much street lighting and household security lighting could be scaled back. For instance, roads lit where no pedestrian ever goes and all cars have headlights anyway !

Regarding bees … is it commonly known that with increased CO2 pollen and green growing things are now a third less valuable as protein ?? Think of bees carrying home nowadays ‘junk food’ where at one time this would be high value material, this limits their ability to survive winter. We also need to alter human diet, this meat obsessed ‘affluent diet’ needs to be modified, its damaging the planet. Its tedious and sickening to see oversized white men drooling over overstuffed burgers, meanwhile planning their next longhaul holiday destination. Carbon footprint boys and girls, carbon footprint !!!

Anyway, some good quality links …

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/feb/01/british-moths-calamitous-decline

https://farming.co.uk/news/ukand%2339%3Bs-moth-populations-suffer-massive-declines

https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/news/biggest-analysis-british-nature-biodiversity-decline

searching around we find cuckoos are much declined …

http://www.field-studies-council.org/cuckoos/disappearing-cuckoos.aspx

 

P1240445

WordPress likes a picture so heres one from three years ago in my garden.

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 conscious effort to broadcast material that ridicules the ‘look at the chemtrail’ people. I’m an engineer and used to producing solutions where there isn’t a guide book, no flow chart to help me with never encountered often unique ‘one-off’ problems. Its called thinking and using ones eyes; developed skill, insight, experience. But theres often precious little of that nowadays, third and fourth generation tv fed leisure obsessed sheeple are lost, often quite brainless. The obvious broadcast of derogatory material specifically intended to ridicule anyone that questions something ‘not right’  indeed is nasty and explains why its so difficult to get ppl to look up and take notice, if already they are conditioned to think its silly ‘mind control’.  Thats why its so difficult, they have been set against any such enquiring mind 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 and disregard my concern?

This week starting in Cumbria on Monday under the west coast flight path and now its Friday in the NE of England its been chemtrail spraying everyday. This was ineveitable as we’d been granted a fortnight of clear blue to get things going in the Merry Month of May. I wonder what I’ll be reporting in a year, two and three years from now ? With jet stream alteration and the cooling effect of the Arctic near to extinction its maybe this year and next when Americas mid and Eastern food production will be severely diminished. Realise too that plant transpiration is down ie CO2 to O conversion as well as the contribution from diatoms which has fallen most significantly. Think ‘feedback loops’. So much always happening out of sight (and out of mind) in a most wonderful interconnected web of nature but those days are gone.

*I was tempted to post a youtube here but to be honest who the hell has half an hour to throw away when the text as a document could be read in a tenth of the time. Thats the problem … too much time taken ‘watching something’ ……