Incomplete food chain …

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 …



Climate change discussion.

Just found this …

… its in so it has validity.

With the temp rise, the loss of diatoms and the loss of coral (erroneously in my opinion termed ‘bleaching) the bryozoans fail, die because the microscopic partners have gone. Therefore to paraphrase trump … “Who would have known invisible things could be so complicated” … yup!

I got the link above from arctic-news … makes for the grimmest reading, but I’m glad its there. As I’ve learnt and repeated for the life of this blog the past year it is the sledge hammer threat from the thawing subsea methane that will stop the pendulum of life. Its a fact, its elementary observation and realisation, things as yet hardly seen that we cannot get politicians or the IPCC to take heed; the latter as generally acknowledged by climate-savvy scientists to be a report twenty years behind; witness the fact that the IPCC does not even recognise or factor in the importance of arctic methane release which in fact will be the death of us all.

Yet can we get ‘the man in the street’ to ponder on these things, to think a little bit more ???

Go back to my post half a year ago ‘making a model of planet Earth’ we are in fact a habitable zone of a wet cigarette paper placed on a childs 8inch football. Thats all we have and so hence our habitable layer is ultra sensitive to change, is staggeringly interconnected in all climate systems, jet stream, oceanic waterflow, gulf stream, accelerated melting of Greenland ad infinitum …  never mind the fun down in the Antarctic.

Please note I always have my radar turned on for either plain simple crackpot sites or sites designed to mislead or render a subject as ‘nuts’ ie misinformation. Beware that general media can be ‘loaded’ in this respect. My own beef being bbc radio news r4 being so un-crtical of trump and their choice of words actually sounding to support him or serve him up in the best light. That is what I think is the value of my blog, quality material.

postscript …. we may as well have the video from the latest arctic-news, it makes a valuable contribution.


Its just hit me, this year I cannot recall seeing the little hoverflies that used to be so prevalant at my local nature reserve the ‘pit heap’.

In five years time will I be able to see any honeybees, any pied flycatchers here in the UK ?? … I think the answer will be negative.

Coral reef without diatoms?

Diatoms are a keen interest of mine and heres a e360yale article that as with all others never seems to involve or stress the importance of diatoms in the symbiotic relationship /actual existance of coral reef.

I might be wrong, I’m only an interested layman with a few hundred hours of hobby microscope time ie freshwater algae but it vexes me when this vital aspect is basically ignored. The answer is already there ie temperature rise.

Show any child an image or view of diatoms and they will be fascinated, its hard to be otherwise.


postscript … at our mostly okay Secondary School north UK circa 1969-74  maybe only  once did the microscopes come come out of their dark cupboard; the teacher himself must have never realised life at microscopic level, algae etc its wonders and beauty. Or maybe just too lazy, probably the latter. He was too interested in his beloved youth club, forms and paperwork that should not have displaced his teaching effort. I have literally sat through complete lessons playing ‘hangman’ (many times in fact) a kids pen and paper time filler whilst the pillock was busy on admin he should have done elsewhere. A lot of hangman….

I mention this because a couple of days ago a bbc radio news reporter was ‘alarmed’ to interview a cash strapped African teacher of biology and he admitted they did not have a microscope to help reveal a great number of otherwise hidden detail. Alarm! How upsetting, how tragic. How bullshit! No such facility was offered to us up in our village Secondary School in England. And anyway, a textbook is all you need to get through any O level or as we did a simpler thing called CSE.

Likewise here locally a more industrial area a couple of years ago publicity was made re a group of students from China (say fifteen year olds?) and that old standby photographic prop the microscope was featured, it was obvious this was a prop, merely to give ‘an impression’ of a more involved level of competence and enquiry. Again. B/S raises its ugly head….

That bloody term ‘bleaching’ …

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 ?

ie …

So maybe we can say that the Bryozoans are the aquatic canary in the coal mine?


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Explaining Fukushima …

I recognise Kevin Kamps, in his explanation here it is shown that the utter catastrophe at Fukushima is about engineering; plain hard reality backed with physical facts / physics. Engineering to my mind (my own practical lifetimes working experience) has always been about control, to control the process and hey Bingo the process at Fukushima is well and truly out of control.

Sorry to be a spoilsport here, but doesn’t it look as though economic and technical progress has well and truly bitten us on the arse. I cannot help but think of the haggard haunted countenance of Robert Oppenheimer after the bomb was dropped, after the War; he’d done as he was bid and look how he was treat.  He had ‘served his purpose’, he was cast-out, discarded. And how have we evolved – we have trump. The model for economic growth is outmoded, yet it never will be relinquished, men their hubris, their ego will never let go.



I feel so sorry for those peoples living on the many thousands of atolls and islands that dot the Pacific, indeed all the people on islands large and small; any coastline whatsoever.


Here below is from three years ago regarding Fukushima and its impact on the west USA coast, dip and sample, he makes lots of good sense.


Much material is a year or more older, its not easy to find new. Remember, half the worlds reactors are situated next to the sea, with increasing extreme weather and rising sea level its not good. Fukushimas three reactors are still ‘lost’ somewhere under the ground, doing their dirty business, both intentional cooling water and groundwater from the surrounding hills spewing hundreds of tons of water per day into the Pacific. page 1

It was only in November 2017  it struck me that climate change had raced ahead, I was out of touch and I needed to get up to speed.

To my mind climate change is now the ‘only game in town’, too vital and important for any of the other 2k plus books here to interest me very much.

These pages will be an easy to read and easily explored gateway to the terrible problems that are the climate change catastrophe that is unfolding in the second decade of the twenty first century.

So many youtubes and web posts that I explore are subject specific ie loss of arctic ice, weather modification, loss of Pacific coral, jet stream upheaval, arctic methane etc etc … so my quest here is to throw lots around and provide quick easily understood information. A big criticism I have is that so many youtubes can be so slow and ponderous, particularly those that are delivered ‘to an audience’ TED style….. I don’t have the ‘effin time to waste listening to some pillock self-agrandising for an hour …. if I cannot ‘get it’ in five or at most seven minutes then please learn brevity !!! Samantha Bee has the right idea – keep it brief. Theres so much to keep up with and yet we are expected to sit through an hour of really quite slow delivery. I hope in time text will accompany youtube so that I can read through quickly rather than hang around viewing it. I’ve spent a lifetime on self employed ‘price-work’ and so am used to getting the point over quickly.

The President of the USA circa early 2018 ie donald j trump astounds and embarrasses me as to his ignorance and wilful refusal to assimilate basic facts, criminal in his negligence, likewise his appointment of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA and general dismantling of all that is good. I have read that scientists are moved to demeaning payroll or admin duties, forbidden to use the term ‘climate change’ or just dismissed from service. Great God, how filthy and belligerent can a so-called Administration become???  They will all ‘meet their Maker’ and be held accountable.

We are in for some troubled times ahead. In my opinion trump knows fine well catastrophic climate change looks set to happen, hence huge tax hand-backs to the already sufficiently rich and gross expansion of the military. The wall is to keep out a people that will be clamouring for survival.

As huge as we think planet Earth seems, the usable layer of breathable air is I read somewhere years ago as if a layer of varnish on a football. We look up to the sky and it seems endless but in fact five miles high and we would not be able to breath. In other words in two hours of brisk walking we would be at the limit of survival. And accordingly, whatever pollutants or modifications we introduce (ie excessive CO2) the effects will be soon felt.

The Pacific Ocean looks to become (if not already) a huge expanse of ‘dead’ water (something seeming I’m finding not too easy to find out about) ie west coast USA is overwhelmed with dead and dying marine life, from mammals down to the tiniest microscopic plankton. Its a strange irony that for one hundred and twenty years we have utilised the oil and gas from microscopic diatoms to fuel our ‘modern’ convenient independant lifestyles and now it seems the diatoms have bitten us on the ass so to speak – withdrawing their oxygenating / CO2 conversion function. Its this loss of diatoms that is in my opinion why corals are devoid of their colourful inhabitants, the self builders of their naturally white coloured homes just no longer exist. ‘Bleaching’ is a term that annoys me, I think inappropriate – it jarrs with me, coral always was white, its just all that the living material has died off. Fukushima and its three ‘somewhere’ reactors I think are responsible for this, some youtubes will explain as ‘acidification’ …I refuse to accept this explanation.

First day here for this climate change blog … its 11th Feb 2018, a work in progress.

Heres a quick starter ……


Also look at  ….

Realise too that hidden from sight is the undercutting that is occuring below the waterline, there looks set to be some horribly spectacular breakages of very thick elevated ice platform ie the big stuff that will directly contribute to sea level rise from Antarctica.

Here below is Paul Beckwith, he posts frequently, its all data based hardcore fact and I make sure I keep uptodate with him. I made a donation too, three hours of my wage, I hope others too can help contribute.