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.

 

My friends the diatoms.

I started looking at diatoms in around 1992, absolutely fascinating as they slowly moved themselves around on the surface of the glass microscope slide. Show anyone a goog image search for diatoms and they will be fascinated. They are anywhere that at some time is a wet surface, puddles, among moss on moors, stones in streams, all over the seas and oceans. Diatoms are near the base of the food chain and utterly essential, they cannot be done without and likewise the larger more sophisticated phytoplankton feed on them, all of them are part of the CO2 conversion apparatus.

Seventy percent of the worlds oil and gas is derived from ancient diatomaceous oil trapped / contained beneath the earth and silica is used literally as the base (wafer) for doping and etching to make intergrated circuits and modern day electronics.

This recent article tells us things look bad for diatoms:-

“Most of these studies, however, have been conducted under high-iron conditions. Our study uncovers a widespread cellular mechanism that suggests high CO2 might be particularly problematic for phytoplankton growth in low-iron regions of the ocean.”

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-03-key-biological-mechanism-disrupted-ocean.html#jCp

 

I quote  … In the largest of these regions, the Southern Ocean, concentrations of available iron are below one trillionth of a gram per liter, approaching the limit supporting life.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-03-key-biological-mechanism-disrupted-ocean.html#jCp

 … unquote.

quote … The team then initiated a study to investigate the evolutionary relationships of transferrin and phytotransferrin. To their surprise, the proteins were functional analogs whose ancient origins extend to the pre-Cambrian period of Earth history, predating the appearance of modern plants and animals.

“The appearance of phytotransferrin some 700 million years ago is consistent with a time in Earth’s history marked by massive changes in ocean chemistry, and this ancient evolutionary history helps explain why no one has connected ISIP2A and transferrin,” said Miroslav Oborník, a molecular evolutionary biologist from the University of South Bohemia and co-author on the paper.

unquote.

As in some gruesome joke we are just finding out about things as we are losing them. So, half our CO2 to O worldwide is from phytoplankton that now looks much stressed and likewise plant and tree CO2 conversion is modifying itself, shutting down as it were in reaction to the increased CO2 that they live among as per a previous post of mine with associated loss of planet cooling transpiration and protein as nutrient in leaves and pollen. Natural growing things, weather systems, the mechanisms of nature all look as if pre-programmed to dislike the present situation. Also bees and insects according to some are a tenth or nil of former populations and one cannot help but continue the line of the graph to the bottom. No bees observed in my garden this year to take all the pollen of my spring flowering bulbs, I noticed this decline quite easily three or four years ago. Today I shall have to pollinate all the crocus so that seed will be viable, I want to continue the spread of them here in my garden. Likewise not the former blue skies I expect of winter and spring, often ruined by non-fading chem trails and the quick-forming dreaded haze. It could be aluminium particles from weather modification ie the haze on clear blue (high pressure) mornings are to blame for the bee extinction, organic growers are struggling with much reduced yields and increasing disease which they think from the ally-rain. Even in my own garden a strange die-off on Hypericum, also rose leaf problems that are not the usual. The protein from green plants and pollen is merely two thirds of what it was.  There are so many declines that soon blog posts like mine will need to incorporate long lists of bullet points!
Meanwhile Scott Pruitt at the American EPA and trump have banned mention of ‘climate change’ dismissing or moving scientists and plagued us all with the nonsense of ‘fake news’ to further combat any reality leaking into their world …
Even the UK Daily Mail eight years ago is sounding an alert at ocean plankton loss, note the stunning image …. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1298596/Massive-40-decline-oceans-phytoplankton-puts-entire-food-chain-threat.html

Fifteen thousand Scientists.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/letter-to-humanity-warning-climate-change-global-warming-scientists-union-concerned-a8052481.html

I quote …

“By failing to adequately limit population growth, reassess the role of an economy rooted in growth, reduce greenhouse gases, incentivise renewable energy, protect habitat, restore ecosystems, curb pollution, halt defaunation, and constrain invasive alien species, humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperilled biosphere.”

unquote.

Heres the full article …  https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/67/12/1026/4605229

Its difficult to get into peoples minds how disastrous even a 2C warming has become (and looks set to rise far higher)  we cannot see immediately weather systems responding to the increased feedback until it is way far too late, nor fully realise the interconnectedness of  ‘this beautiful machine’ we call Earth. Each identifiable system influences the other to a remarkable degree providing yet further increases in feedback and effects, a most potent and dangerous spiral and even now mechanisms and processes are just coming to light.

And what does Scott Pruitt at the EPA do … shut down all thought of such matters !!!

 

Heres news of Pacific die-back below from two years ago…. note at 01:20 no more birds are being brought in; at 01:40 we are told they are finding birds with no food in their stomachs. Likewise Francis Mangels tells us elsewhere of the collapse here and now of trout rivers, he’s a PhD on Entymology, lifelong Fisheries Professional and a grounded practical man … so he should know!  He says insect populations are down to a tenth of what they should be, Caddis fly are gone, wild trout have empty stomachs.  I need to know and have difficulty finding current information re diatom and plankton populations in the Pacific. I’m finding great big holes where I should be seeing information. Below, the first report is from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center, Anchorage, Alaska. http://www.birdtlc.org/

 

 

I need to find more re Pacific dieback and West Coast USA Fisheries but google cannot seem to provide very much new material. However, heres …  http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/07/blob.html   … read of fisheries collapse, how sealions cannot provide milk or raise young anymore. And Pruitt and Artch Clown trump whistle-on as if nothings ocurring….

 

Interconnectedness of weather systems.

Every day or two I broach the subject of climate change with whoever / anyone and its hard for ‘ornery folk to realise how complex and interconnected are the effects of increased CO2 therefore global warming and the impact on weather systems, including Jet Stream, ocean circulation, Arctic ice loss, plankton, food chain disruption and collapse etc etc.

This morning we hear on UK radio news that the ocean circulation systems and pathways could well be for a greater disruption and modification that previously realised.  see second link below. Here in the UK we depend upon the Gulf Stream to keep us away from anything like Siberian winters.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gradsoflife/2018/01/30/advancing-change-for-5-5-million-youth/#2f02497d5a31

https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/climate-model-suggests-collapse-atlantic-circulation-possible

Its difficult for many at first to comprehend the interconnectedness of all this and the speed at which all of this is happening. Each system is subject to increasing ‘positive’ (ie disastrous) feedback, in turn influencing each other as further feedback which again spirals to further interconnectedness, feedback, change, feedback, change etc etc. Its as if some perhaps malevolent higher force has decided to hit the ‘wipe’ button.

page 3 – weather modification

 

Yesterday Feb 13th here northern UK a bright blue sky earlier in the morning (uh-uh …. a likely chem trail day?) ….  I never got time to see the sky from a more open aspect until late afternoon, hey presto parallel tracks in the sky of much faded aircraft trails depositing something un-natural. The usual hazy non-natural effect dulling what should have been a brighter afternoon. This really annoys me and its not easy to find definite explanations, like the clouds themselves the answers are mostly ‘hazy’.

 

California burned in a most un-natural way last summer and they have suffered chem trail deposition I assume for decades. And yet its still an intense drought. So where is the logic, where is the integrity of the so-called explanations that we are being expected to ‘swallow’. I’m assuming aluminium nano-particles have drifted to earth and aided the incendiary effect. Likewise its thought childhood autism my stem from these metals. Note I preface with ‘I assume’ or ‘in my opinion’ … I do not offer up data as truth when its merely my own conjecture or merely a ‘could be’. but as can be seen by anyone that reads these notes I do have a brain; increasingly rare in this age of successive tv generations.

The so-called explanations as to why these chem trails are allowed or their function do not ‘stack up’.

I’m a trifle tired of broaching ‘climate change’ to what I assume are reasonably intelligent and switched on ppl and getting  pushed back as alarmist or the dreaded term ‘conspiracy theory’, not far short of my hatred of the use of ‘cool’. Perhaps I don’t circulate among the right people, theres too much fantasy in the world now, too much disconnect from reality, as to how we make a living;  an absurd desire for a degree, often a degree of ‘nothing’ . Unfortunately we live in ‘interesting times’. As Orwell predicted mass media manipulation has exploded and all thanks to online, spin so extreme as to be outright lies, slogans and vague feel-good homilies (MAGA) that bear no relation ship to the outright wrecking from trump. Just as with Orwells ‘1984’ we are so easily tracked and profiled. I’ve known some ppl object to ID cards, I’m fine with the idea, its with our electronic connectivity thats the real danger. The latest absurd ‘must have’ electric smart meters are to my mind quite obscene and the ultimate BS.

So, how do farmers, raisers of livestock, growers of crops and fruit and insects themselves (ie the remaining 25% from forty years ago) view a future of engineered and therefore dull days?   If we’ve lost that many insects and pollinators then the outlook is either none or dominant species; likewise the loss of diatoms and plankton, essential for CO2>O conversion and the production of DMS a gas that is tied in with natures way of cloud formation.

Sea level rise is a ‘given’, anyone now in SFO, NY, London, Shanghai must have an increasing nagging doubt as to how things will look in ten years. The arctic has lost its sea ice but its Greenland and the Antarctic that will give us the ‘bulk’ in rising sea levels. The IPCC that brings together the nations of the world is so out of step, so lagging behind the curve as to be as much a hindrance as a benefit. On youtube we find the IPCC predicts summer sea ice in the arctic will disappear by 2080 – its gone NOW !!! Likewise IPCC predictions scheduled for 2050 – 2100 are happening right now. Look at the Prof Peter Wadhams vid in my prev post ie page 2. Heres a link …. IPCC predictions are dangerously slow.

The point of this blog and the time I expend is that I believe my reading of the available material ‘my viewpoint’ is the right one and I use my words to counter what I think is misinformation. For instance ice melt at the Poles, the links and vids prove that rivers running where it should be all silent and frozen and glaciers melting at alarming rates are the evidence for our own eyes, not some blinkered denial from ppl that perhaps cannot even read a book. In other words are of very limited ability in processing and assimilating information. If a person hasn’t got the hunger to have books then I seriously doubt they are qualified to argue with me. Its commonplace to go to a house and theres not a book in sight, no papers, no pens, no note-taking, no retention of anything, perhaps no thoughts of any value. I just could not live in such a barren and passive environment!

 

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?

page 2 – an overview.

The interconnectedness of the natural world and its conformance to basic physical laws is quite astounding. Never before has 2+2=4 been so frightening.

Everything that I write on this blog is told to me as data based, nothing conjectural.

The planet that we’ve had so far is the result of a ‘steady state’ system of only minor fluctuations, now that we’ve advanced since the Industrial Revolution with CO2 release and massive loss of natural CO2 conversion to O (ie forests, ocean plankton, diatoms etc) we have ‘upset the plate of marbles’ and they are careering all over the kitchen floor. Not the best analogy but sort of true in how so many things are happening at once.

The Arctic is rising 10 or 12 degree C above global average, becoming a hothouse of heat absorption, water turbulence, food chain loss, loss of species and soon to be realised release of methane from geological, terrestial and subsea permafrost – methane as at present frozen as hydrate or capped by ice. Ice is darkening due to smoke particles from increasing number of wildfires and growth of a black algae, all accelerating heat absorption and hence thawing. Meltwater pools are a disastrous source of water flow now penetrating deep beneath the surface to render a swiss cheese effect. Methane is twenty to a hundredfold more potent as a greenhouse gas as CO2 depending upon timeframe. Methane will also result from microbial activity as permafrost is now actively thawing. Theres more carbon in the East Siberian Ice Shelf (a much feared and inevitable source of methane) than all the forests of the world and that is a lot of material for microbial anerobic activity, ie without oxygen the product being methane.

http://www.ipcc.ch/

The IPCC as far as I am aware do not even include methane release in their climate modelling and predictions, therefore their scribblings are rendered useless. Already we are beyond the set limits for temperature increase and next year looks to be a marked spike in extreme weather events as we cross the median of the accelerating upcurve, in other words ‘we are due one’.  The worlds Governments look to and abide as much as they can to the IPCC, I suppose its better than nothing in drawing some form of cohesive outlook but nowhere anywhere near enough. For donald j trump to walk away from the Paris Agreement and deliberately set the clock back fifty years in the proposed extraction and consumption of carbon energy he is indeed either a wilful puppet, evil, or both. Modern life is addicted to personal transport and low cost air travel, the latter I have been opposed to for decades, theres no need for ordinary people to ‘take as commomplace’ this luxury. The aviation lobby is very powerful and will still be insisting on dominace whilst the corpse of this planet twitches at the end. Tourists will blow a lot of money and many days of ‘holiday’ but would hardly pick up a book to learn more of it.  Likewise all types of academic conferences entail to my mind so much needless air travel, including those for climate change ! People will be choking on smoke darkened skies and the loss of all marine algal CO2>O and with much diminished forests and will still insist their car based lives must continue without serious modification. Well seeing why djt wants to expand the military of the USA at such an alarming and at first view needless extent.

Likewise theres masses of road lighting over here in the UK where its not even needed ie dual carriageways without any nearby housing or pedestrians and when all cars have headlamps anyway!

Witness China buying or leasing huge tracts of agricultural land worldwide in preparation for the scramble for food as much existing capability is compromised or disappears.

Coupled to ice loss at both Poles, alteration of ocean circulation systems, Pacific die-back, highly questionable weather modification and darkening skies is the change in the jet stream which is now looping and wavering  sideways much distant from its usual accepted pattern and as Paul Beckwith tells us it has split and circulates over the Arctic bringing warm air and moisture where it never existed before. All this is data based and is observable on high quality satellite databases as Paul himself shows us.

I’m very aware here in northern England of the Governmental dulling of the skies and being an active dog owner for a quarter century with a highly flexible working day I look for clear blue skies particularly in the cooler months so as to obtain the best days for our jaunts, but all too often there are the dreaded parallel and cross streaks of (I assume) metal nano-particles being sprayed by aircraft. I have yet to find satisfactory reasons for this (‘seeding’ being a term I dislike as with coral ‘bleaching’) after all California has had decades of this and still suffers droughts. The recent hellish fires in fact seeming to be made worse by I assume aluminium dust that now coats everything. It was un-natural how those fires proceeded.

Also this year we had our first ‘red’ daytime sky, the effect of wildfires in Spain. It was quite surreal, creepy in fact, unfortunately a taste of things to come. In all this artificial dulling of skies and Governmental weather meddling what do farmers think of it?

http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/

The staggering fact is that so many or all components of weather systems are interconnected and all function according to both their own and mutually inclusive feedback loops. As an engineer that couldn’t do the maths but went instead ‘the practical route’ I am well aware of the term ‘feedback’ both positive and negative and mechanical and electrical.

Heres mainstream news re Arctic sea ice loss ….

 

Whenever I see Polar Bears nowadays it hits me so hard, I cannot bear to watch them.

An interesting article … https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/greenland-melting

Professor Peter Wadhams has been collecting data with underwater sonar for forty  years and knows fine well where we are heading as a planet. His book ‘A Farewell to Ice’ caters for the layman as well as including more detailed explanations for those wishing a more scientific understanding of ice, a much more complex varied area than one would first assume.

It is frightening how fast all of this change is occuring and the feedback so utterly immutable. The North pole now in summer is water, no-one can walk it other than on temporary one year winter ice.

An incredible, fascinating book is James Lovelock ‘Gaia’ essential reading, to be learnt and committed to memory, weather systems, feedback, plants, organisms, cells and down to bacteria. James Lovelock as with Peter Wadhams have provided a lifetime of exemplary work and effort into the nature of this planet, these are ‘top men’ of great energy and talent !

Many scientists in the USA and elsewhere are frightened to speak out, this would jeopardise funding, risk their livelihoods and displease their ‘masters’.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lovelock

http://arctic-news.blogspot.co.uk/

https://paulbeckwith.net/

 

 

to be contd

 

 

climate-change-briefing.com 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.

https://paulbeckwith.net/