Makes for sad reading, again research conducted just a few miles down the road.
Makes for sad reading, again research conducted just a few miles down the road.
Plenty of news coverage yesterday re insect decline, bizarre predictions of ‘100 years’ seem so silly, if insect loss stands as it does now I’d say three years, five or seven. How else, if they’re ‘dropping like flies’ (horrible pun) with nicotinoids and unmentioned aluminium levels then the tail off will can only be drastic. I feel so sorry for the knock on effects, to lose garden song birds will be so sad. Likewise bees, butterflies, and i wonder at earthworms. I garden for birds here, strangers have told me so, yet we use the term ‘garden songbird’ when in fact gardens suitable for them, swathes of urban garden are punctuated with barren grass patches at best or paving and gravel and the dreaded dreaded membrane. People just do not seem to connect, few people plant a garden hedge, there are other preoccupations, other toys to play with nowadays. People are so THICK …
My garden is a maze of carefully thought out ‘jumble’, niche corners, shrubs, flowering things, every day of the year theres something in flower. All done at little expense, lots from seed and cuttings.
Many farmers are not the best of operators in ensuring biodiversity, often on my rambles hedges are left to fail and thin and then remain as a few straggling hawthorn sixty years later. A most useful small / mini wood at the entrance to Old B Church was destroyed a few years ago, snowdrop churned to muck, for no purpose, the Forestry Commission a hundred miles away telling me they granted a license to fell and there will be i assume grant aid to develop another artificial synthetic planting. Here in our local Park much used by urban dogwalkers similar nonsense is occurring, an obsession in destroying potential butterfly habitat ie strimming and putting out of reach leaf litter for blackbirds with an obsession with wood chippings; maybe I’m wrong, maybe it will house worms and woodlice, I shall have to check.
Likewise at a couple of separate places i visit, i place bird seed in useful rough weathered fencepost, for twenty years yellowhammer have always accompanied me along that road in spring and summer, its the least i can do. I feed horses too, initially a little neglected, twenty years ago, nowadays the owners realise they need to make an effort. Its what you do that matters, not platitudes or vacuous observations with no follow up. In the bad snow of seven years ago it was only one visit in six weeks that I missed a 28 mile round trip to feed each afternoon; snow tyres being essential.
Do kids do gardening at school? They’ve stopped the wood and metalwork decades ago. And I always wonder that once the photo-op has passed what are the results of their efforts with trowel and seed packet? The consistency, the regularity of effort?
I recall my years eleven to sixteen in a village Secondary School NE England … the microscopes only ever came out of the cupboard once in five years, the biology / science teacher hopeless and uninterested, many lessons devoted to playing ‘hangman’ while he played around with his admin tasks!
We most definitely are bringing up kids that cannot make perform simple tasks to satisfactorily conclusion, cannot complete a practical task. The term ‘using ones hands’ still carries to many a derogatory inflexion to it. Lets blame the Educationalists, they have eradicated so much that is practical and geared toward a finished piece of work, not just fannying on with the apron and plastic specs. We live in a bullshit world, we are getting what we deserve.
An American style obsession driven by big business, all sizes of business with red meat and burgers will have to be re-thought, likewise population control; likewise what we spray on the fields. Probably its too late, but i would never give in, never decline to make the effort.
Aluminium levels are much ignored, not embraced as mainstream and my interest in diatoms is just too obscure (fundamental to the marine food chain) to yield anything from online searches!
Isn’t that a beautiful rendition of the lapwing! So accurate, so characterful, a credit to the artist. Their antics, their beautiful rippling warble across upland landscape is joyful, a masterpiece of creation. To those that don’t know it, they are sadly lacking.
So lets remind ourselves and also learn …
The Esquire article holds worthwhile links to get a grip on climate change, it would benefit donald j trump enormously to get a handle on this ….
With warming oceans you can forget abt the marine food chain, lower strata and indispensable diatoms, algae, plankton hardly get mentioned yet are crucial. Its my opinion its diatom collapse that we’ve lost coral reef, its a symbiotic relationship and have yet to find one article stating this case. Its burning the oil and gas remains of diatoms that has led us to this predicament, ironic in the extreme. A few months ago i posted a ‘make a model of planet Earth’ whereby the usable space ie a mile total on this planet is represented by a one thousandths of an inch cigarette paper moistened onto the surface of a kids eight inch diameter football. Scale one thou inch equals one mile. A lot of the ice is melting from below, as when kids, we are so suprised next day its gone. As Sam Carana tells us its when grain production fails that we will really be in a predicament. Its as if everything we have, nature etc is merely a scummy film ready to be wiped off.
trump is a dickhead of an extreme and dangerous kind, seems theres a word to express his wish to incubate, spread and render viable the worst of ignorance for the common masses i mean those people he cares not one jot for other than poll and voting numbers … the spread of ignorance agnotology.
postscript : here a link from the above Esquire article, near total absence of insects and butterflies from Puerto Rican forest as visited by scientific professionals ie 98% of ground dwelling insects are gone … https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/15/insect-collapse-we-are-destroying-our-life-support-systems
In the well produced and I assume well financed vid below it is in error for not including and stressing the importance of the smaller earlier but totally essential diatoms and algae, leading to protozoa and phytoplankton and zooplankton. Four and five successive and distinct layers in which none of them can be dispensed with, until now of course and therefore the marine food chain will and apparently is collapsing.
For instance the massive seabird collapse three / four years ago, largely unexplained, buried as news, we do know massive numbers flew inshore a total contradiction to their habit and their stomachs were empty, they were starving.
Never does anyone talk of diatoms but heres a comment i made today for the embed below and it sums up the matter well…
I quote …. “Great job BUT …. is that sea floor greatly depleted (I don’t know the area)… also you MUST please include diatoms and plankton in the food chain, without them none of this exists. Diatoms also provide 20% of the worlds CO2 to O conversion and ironically its burning the ancient diatom accretions of oil and gas that have led to their and our impending demise. Seventy percent of our oil and gas is of diatom origin. The irony is tragic. Diatoms are microscopic and to paraphrase trump “Who would have tought something so small was so important” ….
Hint : google image search ‘diatoms’…
Heres where i found the embed above … https://futurism.com/2017-costliest-disasters-u-s-history
First two images top above is a brief glimpse of chemtrails otherwise obscured all morning.
January chemtrail diary 2019.
Today 7th Jan is first time we have dipped from a two week continuous run of HP days. Most days are obscuring lower cloud, yesterday Sunday was unusually clear until lunchtime but noticable chemtrails from the SE. Later afternoon in short periods of cloud gap yes again chemtrails as this morning 7th Jan, all lower obscured sky but in a break yes theres chemtrail above in an obscured otherwise fine bright sky ie top two pics.
Theres subtleties in observation that to most ‘served on a plate tv folk’ are difficult to assimilate, general media has bundled up chemtrail with nonsense theories and rendered ppl such as myself as idiots. Very risky mentioning this to anyone face to face, expect ridicule. However I am an independant person, can think for myself; I’m lucky, often I can see to distant horizons and have time to look up to observe and record, I do not jump to any wild conclusions.
All this crap produces altered skies, aluminized skies, high aluminium levels for plants, for insects and all living things.
Chemtrail diary 7th Jan 2019 … later in the day.
Note main image below was a BIG portion of sky. Likely that all you see is man made.
Bottom left (above) is a non-stop flight from SFO to Munich, 39k feet (7.4 miles) … which fine and dandy international air travel is it will eventually have to be much curtailed. Can we not cut back a bit? Its all carbon footprint and this is proving our downfall. These flights however will in all practicality seem insignificant once methane in its three forms starts flowing or rising upward due to the loss of Arctic ice. This is a guaranteed scenario.
I had been wondering if google had been channelling me away from the likely material I search for. I don’t know … never mind heres information we need to be sure to read and digest.
People / ornery folk get tired of yet another news story as ‘climate change’ as if the subject is just part of the usual round of news items. As David Attenborough and many others point out it is ecological and planetary survival. These observers are professionals, of decades of experience. General mass civilisation IF it continues is undergoing a complete mangling and deformation, squeezed like at no other time since we have walked upright. Already the cascade of heating, drought, ice loss, mass extinction is in slo-mo action to our eyes but realise geologically its supersonically rapid compared to any other epoch. No other epoch was industrialised and burnt / converted carbon and polluted as we have. Now it is a major re-jig of a vast array of interconnected feedback systems. Oceans are dying, food chains are being eliminated, witness diatoms a particular interest of mine.
Over Christmas we had several news stories re space exploration, furthest object, dark side of the moon etc and this seems so stupid when its here on this planet we need to focus energy and resources like at no other time, a hundred fold any Manhattan Project. I fear what we need to do will never happen. Only if this was a ‘declared war’ would the response be moving ahead at any where near the required level of urgency and application.
I look around, we still see gas guzzling commuters in SUVs, needless use of electricity, affluent massive desire for beef production, huge amount of air traffic. All could be trimmed. But are many people making an effort? Crass inept needless reasons to consume electricity such as bitcoin need curtailed.
Here in northern England I can see fine well the water table is much reduced, we just don’t get the rain. Yes, reservoirs fill up but I rate that as surface water.
I’ve always had the problem in life that its v difficult to get the information I want, the conversation.
Note the IPCC is living in a twenty year time lag from real world events and reactions. Much emasculated, much subjective.
Chemtrails obscure the suns energy for crops and universal vitality. The aluminium is causing organic growers big problems. A years observation and chemtrails can take several forms:-
Are massive and most likely catastrophically so. The battle is with nature and the natural world of feedback systems. All were in place, fully functioning and in equilibrium well before we walked upright.
To paraphrase the twit in the White House …. “Who would have thought Climate Change could be so complicated” … Yes and so powerful and so all enveloping. Its ‘everything’ and its as if the roulette wheel decides our fate on one cruel spin.
Carbon capture must happen, yet so far its exploratory and small scale. And may I interject that for each oversize SUV or needless pick-up there will be a swathe of carbon capture apparatus to offset the crap!
The IPCC for instance does not even factor in loss of Arctic ice; its computer modelling is twenty years behind the times and not one recognised Ice Scientist was on the panel. Its as if we are suffering from collective stupidity, the Brits cannot handle the Brexit problem, the Americans are saddled with an idiot in the White House.
Heres some exclamation marks !!!!!! and a few more !!!!!
Below is a vid tieing in Prof Peter Wadhams (Arctic Expert) and a presentation in immediate response to IPCC outdatedness / time lag / ineptitude.
Salient points ….
To contradict the IPCC, reaforestation is in a practical world not feasible; timescale too! But it always makes nice tv to see junior school bods piddling about with seedlings… Germany for instance is stripping forests to get at open cast mining of lignite … dirty dirty dirty.
Also the bitchiness, obfuscation and sheer downright twattery of Science reared its head when Dr Wadhams chapter on arctic methane was omitted from a written book / presentation for a Conference in China (without informing Prof Wadhams) because we are told the Harvard Prof in charge did not believe Arctic methane was a possibility !!! Remember that methane will arrive from three sources, geological, microbial and the release from thawing frozen hydrates; all from vast areas previously frozen we never visit nor can visualise in their seemingly endless expanse, ie East Siberian ice shelf which exists in huge swathes of shallow sea.
Interestingly Stuarts presentation included ‘Villian of the Day’ naming Theresa May in which she has sanctioned fracking and fossil fuel infrastructure; I don’t know details.
Also, a brief list ….
Look at the contributors, for instance … Paul Erlich.
Not many bees this last year, no hubble of flies as I walk along late summer country lanes. The little critturs go first …. go ask a diatom.
Then the birds will fail and as above the pollinators and meanwhile some twat at 5G tells us how lucky we are ….
I am so glad I do not live in a city.
You mean the Bryozoans have given up, expired.
This falsity and laxness vexes me. And what of their symbiotic relationship with from what i have read … diatoms ?
So maybe we can say that the Bryozoans are the aquatic canary in the coal mine?
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Heres useful info … http://neven1.typepad.com/
look at the articles linked at right ie …
…. well worth an hour or two of close investigation.
As stated before, an idiot in the White House does NOT help. IPCC predictions and modelling is woefully and increasingly off target incorporating by this time large scale carbon capture that has yet to be invented and totally blind to any release of methane in its three forms. Too many scientists and organisations are treading too carefully, a mindset promulgated from the bizarre stance of the trumps disastrous EPA.
All of what I write demonstrates the total control that nature and simple physics, the forces and interconnected systems of nature plays in this film-thin layer of life on the globe of our planet. Even plants and growing things, algae, diatoms, forests etc are acting in ways contrary to our needs, reducing their vital transpiration ie CO2 to O conversion as trigerred by increasing CO2. Whoops we say “Is that the way its really supposed to happen?”
An example of stupidity, these last couple of weeks seen a highly unusual vehicle for these parts an American Humvee type monstrosity complete with ‘HUM’ personalised reg plate. I can only conclude … you can guess the words. If nothing else an example of money to burn.
In actual practical conclusion, whatever we try to do in minimising affluent carbon lifestyle is firstly not going to be realised as so many are addicted and welded to their outwardly visible SUV dashing around ‘we are consuming’ lifestyle but also once the methane really starts to release (which it will sooner than ten years) our own efforts ie mankind will be quite ineffective. However, to give up, to not fight is untenable; unthinkable. We need a worldwide one child policy, we need to live in a more sophisticated ie ‘simpler’ manner – not a contradiction in terms. Its quite brainless to buy and consume. Populations must be prepared for the worst, move or starve, flooding, traditional growing areas no longer viable, extremes. Its all happened before in various forms, its just this time we have too much baggage.