Essential listening…

This is a good vid, straight into the nitty gritty … the stupidity of trump, the urgency of climate change, the arrogance and blind refusal of the GOP to accept climate change being real and the problem is here right now … notice Noam Chomsky tells us of the obscene roll-back of USA Emmisions Laws … they admit they don’t care and it ‘doesn’t matter’ ….. the bar is set so low now that people are limboing in the mud itself.

 

IPCC underestimations …. COP 24

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 ….

  • IPCC much over complacent.
  • Controversial area of geo-engineering not explored.
  • IPCC contains / embraces discredited modelling ie ice won’t disappear till end of century.
  • IPCC ignores albedo effect ie reflectivity of the suns warming rays instead of worst case being absorbed (think Arctic methane) .
  • IPCC ignores increased melting of Greenland.
  • IPCC not factoring in loss of ice caps.
  • Govts can quote any target for the future, yet we all know theres always a shortfall that is excused away sometime hence…

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 ….

https://www.scientistswarning.org/

https://paulbeckwith.net/https://paulbeckwith.net/

http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/

http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/

https://www.carbonbrief.org/

 

 

 

I.C.E. Detention cruelly remote …

Not being a Statesider I wonder if this gets much exposure here in Europe and the UK?

I’ve got plenty of time for Samantha Bee, likewise Seth Myers, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert and others or anyone that raises alarm and questions bigotry. But I do miss Keith Olberman and wonder quite why he ceased his valuable youtubes?

 

I think it will soon be filled with bunks, desks and lockers but as an opening its good for Christmas. Listen to the report in that it is so difficult to do business in a small town with next to no accomodation and is a long car drive from anywhere. Some very ‘clever’ intentionally cruel thinking going on by the planners. Very much a we and them mindset. Why so remote?  When is a Concentration Camp not a Concentration Camp?

 

Realise, its commonly assumed trump is ‘on something’ when speaking at these rallies, we know he has difficulty or at least a major reluctance to deal with the written word, hence the open refusal to use the tele-prompter. He openly without hesitation says “I don’t drink” as put forward so quickly and as witnessed in others that we know fine well they use something else.

 

Postscript a day later:  I had written … When ‘orating’ he’d promise anything if it got an ovation ….. he is fake, a con, shallow, unread.  The backdrop is managed, the man in the hard hat, the disconnect.  And deep in Russian debt. unquote. The first part above is wrong, his journey of grift and con has been very carefully graded just to be ‘on the edge’ of what is acceptable or legal. He will not ‘promise anything’ … far from it. His rhetoric looks to be most carefully planned, or as is also possible as with all great conmen talkers he knows exactly what he’s saying.  When orating trump throws out the same tid-bits the same dirty nonsense that he knows tickles the crowd and illicits the same knee jerk reaction. A jerk from the Jerk.

Now we live in a world without Mattis or Kelly to contain trumps stupidity, commentators now used the term invertebrate (something without a spine, generally slimey and wriggling, easily squashed) that will staff the White House; horribly appropriate term.

trump gorges on the swamp, adding his defecation daily.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/donald-trumps-america/109571577/a-rogue-presidency-the-era-of-containing-donald-trump-is-over

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/mattis-proved-you-cant-serve-both-trump-and-america/578902/

 

 

I just do not care for Dimbleby on QT …

Its too formulaic, too easily pre-determined. In other words a game with a fixed outcome, the result of manipulation and an agenda. The BBC in fact as far as I can judge from their radio news output (r4) presenting an angle contrary to a more open approach. Consider the bbc radio news of two years of presenting trump in the best possible and uncritical light. I can think of many occasions when unfortunately theres nothing else to listen to, so its QT  and knowing fine well how this will turn out. I just do not like Dimbleby nor care for his manner; much over-rated in this context.

JRM sheds light on this bigotry, his wish to project a certain image, below we hear at 02:04 “I used to live not a million miles from Slough … ie Eton College etc etc and Dimbleby likes to raise a laugh at that …. “With your son”.

I’m okay with Eton, two of the most interesting charming people I’ve ever met are old Etonians, good for them! But I do not like Dimbleby scoring points with presumptions of his beloved Middle England viewpoint, levering an audience to raise his laughs. One man is open and honest, the other operating a self serving audience manipulation, an agenda. I am quite warming to Jacob Rees Mogg.

 

Looking at Russia …

https://www.vox.com/world/2018/9/12/17764132/trump-mueller-russia-mafia-putin-craig-unger

How can someone with such early financial advantage have to stoop so low?

He just cannot be trusted in any way whatsoever, can never take the straight and true line; trump tweets pictures labelled from the wrong country, totally invents what the ppl are shouting and thinks the Paris Agreement is somehow actually  entangled and commessurate to the situation in the city of Paris itself.

Mr Contradictory.

Which in fact is an accurate summation of all of the trump regime.

Everything is a contradiction, an inversion, a lie.

So much window dressing, so much ‘front’ so much mere face, forever a tv arena; so clever at the ten second soundbite and now that he’s found the drama, the stage-prop of a standby helicopter.

 

https://www.vox.com/2018/12/8/18131757/trump-france-riots-paris-agreement

 

 

Lies, Fascism… Etc.

Note my upper-case E for etc  …. its a lot of etcetera.

Its healthier now that the F word Fascism is realised, ie anything which steam rollers over Free Speech and a Free Press and this describes exactly the manner and pursuits of trump and family. I cannot believe it is by chance that the Emperor standing in his fine replendant new clothes has so carefully been able to navigate his filthy agenda without others guiding and goading. To drain the swamp? ….  He drinks it !

Take for instance Ivanka, who in fact knows diddley and I would say cares even less; apart of course from the covert hidden private trump agenda. Yet ever the master of making the right impression and oh so ever media savvy (of course she is look at her background and training) …. with these people its not a degree in Economics or half a lifetime of high level Government experience they’ve intentionally secured but instead how to be good with a microphione and work a crowd, the soundbite, the polished interview. Max return, minimum effort.

These people are riding America.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/11/28/18116126/ivanka-trump-abc-lethal-force-authorization

As stunning a woman but I cannot bear to hear her voice, likewise her dads  …..

trump talks rubbish … we know he does.

‘Get him outa here’ fits and likewise his family members that should not be in the White House. What is it that they do? Any good being done? This is what we could say a ‘rubbish administration’. Rendering into rubbish any good they see around themselves.

trump talks rubbish, spouts nonsense, manipulates to an extraordinary extent to scaremonger and trick the gullible to thinking he alone can see the real story. trump trashes and accuses as fake anything not wholly sycophantic to his ‘at the moment’ position.

trump serves up soundbites sufficient to keep the camera ‘on him’, oversimplifies and turns everything around to himself. trump is doing a very good impersonation of a Fascist.

I feel so sorry for the person that has to inherit this mess, this rubbish-yard of de-engineered contraptions (Government, fiscal, exchange and markets) called trumps inabilities. As they say, you elect a clown, you get a circus.

 

 

postscript; here in the UK we have a Free Press … https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/23/donald-trump-judges-walter-shapiro

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