Pressure from the money …

Same old story and frightening to think that ‘human pressure’ alone can seek out and render to ‘extinct’  things that should inhabit niche habitat every square mile. But farmers strive to take over and render uniform anything known as landscape, their abhorence of anything non-uniform and non-industrial in scale knows no bounds, their plough renders useless …. and really for what n’th purpose?

Streams, brooks, burns, ditches, puddles and ponds always interested me, I look back over my childhood and mostly it was starved of such things but luckily the village I moved to age seven had a flooded quarry and so there was  a wee chance of pretendy fishing once I got to know about it. To get excited for this topic google image for such as … diatoms, radiolarians, dinoflagellates, testate rhizopods, all are easily found by the amateur microscopist and something i think seemingly never included in anything by David Attenborough – I hope to be corrected as I don’t watch tv.  The former ie diatoms I think is responsible for 20% of the worlds CO2 to O conversion but no-one has ever seen one with the naked eye and also important for Oceanic cloud/weather systems; likewise it is burning ancient diatomaceous oil that has led to a) their demise and b) our own inevitable decline as a species. A pre-war copy of Strasburgers ‘Botany’ has a wonderful section ‘Cryptogams’ ie hidden things (microscopic) well worth seeking out, but it must be pre-war when the engravings  were so fascinating, latter day editions are cold and useless.

I subscribe to E360 from Yale and its a very good source of quality information. Todays article is heartening but also sad in that aquarium keepers are providing a very key and important role in keeping alive species of freshwater fish that are endangered or possibly extinct. Thinking about it, could we not create more bye-waters and secluded runnels that could acccomodate such fish? And thinking about it, in the west here generally there seems zero interaction between inhabitants and their environment; unless of course its some sort of (usually short-lived) volunteer group or funding initiative, the kind we see photographed in our local free papers. You can tell I’m not impressed. But wheres the staying power, inter-generational involvement or handing on of knowledge and experience … guess what…  its the 21st century and theres next to none.  Progress huh … bah humbug. All my own work has been at zero cost other than time and application, two dozen species at the pit-heap and activity elsewhere, note the three big patches of yellow flag iris when heading south over the local bridge here and the so-called wild flower area at H Park all volunter ‘group’ activity will be much eclipsed by my own unaided effort (other than drive and insight) a hundred yards further on.

I quote from this excellent E360 article …

The GWG maintains several species that are extinct in the wild and has boosted the fortunes of some. For example, the finescale splitfin (Allodontichthys polylepis) was only scientifically described in 1988. By 2010 it was thought to be extinct in the wild and there were only eight individuals left in captivity in Europe, in a Dutch hobbyist’s tank. Koeck brought these to the Vienna bunker “ark” and began a studbook-based breeding program to retain genetic diversity. There are now about 350 individual finescale splitfins being cared for by various GWG members, and in 2016 a GWG field trip rediscovered a wild population in a Mexican river. unquote.

https://e360.yale.edu/features/basement-preservationists-can-hobbyists-save-rare-fish-from-extinction

Well worth subscribing, always interesting.

 

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 …

 

 

As Orwell predicted language is a major tool of oppression.

trump had  ‘quality time’ ….. alone with K J-un.

What did they talk about? It must have been excruciating for K J-un to hear via translation trumps usual garbage talk, “People are saying, I’ve heard good things, soon we, amazing fantastic, he’s a great guy a really great guy” etc etc  …. theres only so many minutes this junk can fill the space. And it ended up as surveying for condos and what a great beach that is, I’ve seen those beaches  …

I’ve always maintained all schoolkids need the old Roman subject of Rhetoric, 2k years old but more vital than ever. Even modern day speech writers go back to and are very aware of what the original masters could do with words. But nowadays words are being used to dumb down to such an extent its gone through the floor. Fox News for instance in some households (many in fact) would be intolerable yet still for those that like to hear that sort of thing, to reinforce their viewpoint it is allowed to squawk.

People seem unable to really see through to the facts, even bbc r4 news is riddled with bias and can spout things that are actually incorrect, its a regular occurrence particularly in its seeming endless refusal to paint trump in his true colours, as to how bad he actually is. His chaos even a year ago was clearly visible as evil.

He needs to be booed, there needs to audible protest at every turn, every appearance.

Theres a term ‘semantics’ ie the meaning and relationship of words and boy-o-boy we increasingly need this tool of criticism to get a handle on what is ACTUALLY happening in the USA. As many people say ie Noam Chomsky others and this link below we must get past trumps endless churn and chaos and see the real dismantling and greed that is running riot in presentday POTUS 45 USA. I try to keep these posts brief and hope the main effort of any passerby is to read or listen to the link yet for example the present separation of children from parents at the US Border is indeed cruel. The last time this happened was with Japanese residents in the USA eighty years ago and as everyone realises was the darkest stain in the history of 20C America …and trump is repeating it. Seldom I am coarse myself but he acts the blind tyrant at G7 then flies to K J-un for a butt kissing session, later wishing ‘his people’ sat up to attention when HE spoke.

trump is …

coarse,

unthinking

knows nothing from history

refuses to face the truth in anything

mangles the spoken word till it is worthless

total anti-democracy yet speaks of a fictitious populace he wishes to ‘help’

a con man

and is riding the American people unashamedly.

The above actually fit precisely both Hitler and Stalin,  Mao I concede was well read but nonetheless twisted presentday facts and procedure to his own inept and un-needed manufactured fantasy; ignoring practical experience, hard won methods and practices. Mao in fact being one of the most impractical men to walk the earth. Yes, a brain malfunction/inverting handicap that is shared with trump. As if an advanced form of early teen contrariness.

With so much so-called ‘college education’ of the general population how and why is trump able to get away with this ???

Heres a worthwhile read to try and get some light and reasoned thinking focused onto the present day trumpian nightmare … but it needs action, its a cliche but words are not enough. And just thinking aloud, why did Keith Olbermann bow out all uncharacteristically smiles and job done … when in fact theres worse to come??

https://www.thenation.com/article/trump-administration-evil-stupid/

 

 

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

What is trump about?

trump (and I deny him upper case) to my mind is only a tiny part of a more hidden dirty collection of regressive nasty old white men driven by greed and ego. In the USA they deny any sensible effort to help with climate change and endlessly push back all the enlightened advances or recent decades. trump fine well knows climate change is on the way, hence his obsession with a wall with Mexico and his need for it to hold back what will be vast numbers of climate refugees, already a wall that is being militarised. Likewise his gagging of the EPA (ie the term climate change is forbidden) and trumps abandoning the poor and needy.

Noam Chomsky a man that is growing increasingly valuable in this world offers sage advice. Heres one of his briefer youtubes  ….

Increasingly I can see that media and news is being manipulated and is slanted to control the recipient. For instance look how the notion of chemtrails is bundled with ‘controversy theory’ and ‘mind control’ when in fact all we want is for ‘ornery folk to realise the skies above are not natural. So much is in decline ie Pacific seabird die off of two years ago, bee decline, diatom collapse, reduced green plant CO2 to O transpiration, impending methane etc etc is deliberately under-reported. Its a bit like the old ‘D’ notice gag, and no doubt each country has its own version. The USA no longer because of trump lists and reports ‘deaths at work’ this data is now not published, one of many instances of the dismantling of Government in the USA.

 

Chomsky can do something called ‘thinking’ which in itself is not a great feat but strangely is becoming rare, countries produce vast amounts of graduates but what do we have to show for it???

 

postscript … heres an article that sheds some light on the troubled trumpian times we have to cope with …. http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2017/03/donald_trump_isn_t_mentally_ill_he_s_evil.html?via=gdpr-consent

Insect decline …

From what I see it looks to be plant species of hebe and hypericum that look unwell in this garden, I’m suspecting aluminium from chemtrails. Organic growers around the world state alumium as destroying a full third of yield.  Its thought such chemtrail aluminium is responsible for bee decline. At night theres no moths to speak of, for the first or second year the kitchen window can be left open after dark and NOTHING flies though the window.

Heres a blog that provides sufficient reading for hours  ….

http://russgeorge.net/2018/01/26/the-end-of-flowers-and-the-foods-and-pleasures-they-provide-to-all/#comment-1445

Read how bees ‘dance’ and communicate to their fellow hive members  … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waggle_dance

Better I go get a pic to help my listing …

 

 

All pics above are mine circa 2011 and taken down at a nearby waste heap that has (so far, permanent) shallow ponds, my wifes ashes are scattered at the outfall. Originally coal mining waste, then used as a landfill site. It was capped with pit waste and planted with mixed and conifer say 1980. I’ve introduced two dozen native north british species since at least twenty years ago and now theres a thousand common spotted orchids every June and July, likewise all my honeysuckle cuttings have taken and provide habitat for small songbirds and help for any remaining moths.  Round leaved orchid also has established, say half a dozen so far, seed collected from a motorway services eighty miles away. Latest success is avens successfully established and round leaved mint from upcountry ‘surviving’ so far. The bank of cowslips this year was fabulous, likewise each years succession of umbellifers though common is always enjoyable. Yellow flag iris is abundant at the ponds, all due to me, ditto three patches I sowed and visible as ppl drive south over the bridge a mile away.

Also above is the Burnett Moth … but I haven’t seen any this year!

Uh-oh …..

 

Also … WHERE ARE GARDEN FLOWERS ???

Increasingly ppl with scant knowledge decide to lay down gravel and block paving where really they should be growing shrubs and flowers. My garden front and back is advanced in content and variety that other gardens look the work of backward lazy people. Yet my own patch takes very little work nowadays. The problem with this increasing sterility is the move to lazier lifestyles, increasingly becoming ‘ideal’ consumers, grazing on tv and convenience food. People cannot garden if they have neither a minds eye data base of what they are looking at or what they should be aiming for, as if mere five year olds. Does anyone ask me how I do what I do …. I was going to say ‘no-one’ but its no more than two people.

Obscene chemtrails …

Yesterday 6th June 2018 teatime was quite horrible noth east UK with most obvious chemtrail activity. Remember mess media are most definitely slanted against anyone looking and questioning, they mix it all up with crap such as ‘conspiracy theory’ ‘mind control’ etc and this chemtrail topic is jumbled up say on youtube with garbage sensationalist listings.

This is weather modification and Governments sort of halfway admit its happening.

In the UK we had / were allowed a couple of clear bright weeks up to the Royal Wedding then as expected it gets darker, last week in the UK the skies have been most definitely uniformly grey and cold and to my mind not natural looking. Last three days blue is breaking through noticably later in the afternoon and chemtrails being noticeable. How much is being done above the cloud cover? However by yesterday teatime chemtrails were quite obscene. Clever job done by the media to frame any such looking up and questioning as ‘whacko’. Never mind, it’ll all come out eventually, where ‘we’ are going this is only the start.

Remember, chemtrails produce ‘free’ alunimium that would never normally exist in nature, though the element itself is abundant in a bonded form in the natural world. Its safe to assume that is why California burned the way it did (an incendiary in powder form) they’ve had lots of it for many years. Likewise autism is very high in California and along west coast USA life in lakes and rivers near absent due to chemtrails ie aluminium and other heavy metals ie in powder / nano-particle form. These are facts confirmed by fisheries biologists, at least those with the strength to say so publicly and not gagged by the chaos, cynicism and evil of trump and Pruitt and the lobbying by regressive out-moded nasty old white men with far too much money and self concern.  Likewise the silence on west coast USA / Pacific seabird die-off two years ago.

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. Here in the UK I notice the small shrub hebe and also conifers suffering first, never mind catastrophic diatom and plankton dieback, but the marine side also suffers acidification.  Yet its streams and rivers that are going back fast. Last night spied a whole small spinney of a single species immature looking most definitely browned and I would say irrecoverable. Monsanto have worldwide patents for their proven to be aluminium resistant seed, something that the farmer has to go back for each year as farmer grown crop is sterile seed.

The more that green growing things sense increased CO2 the less they transpire and produce converted CO2 to oxygen … and their dieing releases yet more carbon. Its a multiple never ending lose-lose situation. The machinery of nature and the complexity (one could say beauty) of its interconnected feedback loops is quite something to behold. See previous posts for lots of high quality links, vids etc.