On today’s episode of Nature Bats Last on PRN.FM, my guest was U.S. Environmental Lawyer and activist, William Bibb who has practiced for over fifty years helping people and victims of careless corporations and individuals. “We are all victims now of corporate greed in a system where profits are placed above the rights of the individual, safety, and the environment.” Bill is a graduate of UCLA and Southwestern College of Law in Los Angeles and is in private practice in Encinitas, San Diego, California . Bill took Environmental Law back in 1976. He was a member of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California and is currently the President of a Non-Profit Corporation that serves as a Petitioner in California Environmental Quality Act cases. Naturally we gave U.S. President Donald Trump the serve he deserves and we discussed the possibility of the psychopaths who own us using nuclear weapons to cause a nuclear winter to slow down the runaway aspect of this predicament.
The show is embedded here;
During the show I mentioned that BP and Shell are planning for a catastrophic 5 degree C global warming by the middle of the century, despite publicly backing the Paris Climate Agreement. Readers of this blog will know I believe it will happen much, much sooner. A general consensus amongst scientists is that industrial civilisation cannot survive a 4C temperature increase. As covered on this blog previously that means 450 nuclear power plant meltdowns and 1200 + spent fuel pool fires.
In his 2008 article in the Guardian, Oliver Tickell hypothesized that “On a planet 4C hotter all we can prepare for is extinction”
We are currently in a La Nina phase of the southern oscillation with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicting an El Nino in the southern hemisphere Autumn, when it manifests, I believe it will put our climate catastrophe on steroids and quite possibly be the death knell for the Great Barrier Reef and could easily be a tipping point for civilisation itself.
“2017 was the second-hottest year on record according to Nasa data, and was the hottest year without the short-term warming influence of an El Niño event: In fact, 2017 was the hottest year without an El Niño by a wide margin – a whopping 0.17°C hotter than 2014, which previously held that record. Remarkably, 2017 was also hotter than 2015, which at the time was by far the hottest year on record thanks in part to a strong El Niño event that year.” The record was decimated by a 10% increase in warming. This is the equivalent of a sprinter beating the world record in the 100m sprint by a whole second!
2017 was the hottest year on record without an El Nino, thanks to global warming.
Friends, we are ‘imho’ a day to day proposition now, live life to the fullest, be nice to each other and tread lightly on Gaia as she is hurting like never before in her billion plus year history. Managing our grief will be one of our biggest challenges.
My climate change endeavours are part of my committment to Climate Justice and my dear friend Mia Straka’s ; The Valere Talisman Project. “The Valere Talisman Project is an interactive social object project aimed at questioning and re-affirming a universal code of human rights in a climate of rising global xenophobia and mass population movements.” #thetalismanproject
Like it or not; Nature Bats Last.
I’ve been pessimistic in relation to the future of our planet since I was 10 years old. Because of a rapidly increasing population I decided very early on that I would not reproduce. I’m finding the sort of output such as your own here is more in the realms of fear mongering and I feel that perhaps this is the intention of the whole climate change agenda. Fear Russia, fear Korea, fear the climate. I am absolutely certain that the climate is changing but that much of the weather events we are seeing are very much created by geoengineering. The Californian fires for example. The whole scenario is so bizarre and no reason given for the synchronis ignition of so many disparate fires at almost the same time. It’s all about controlling people and keeping our minds on this while deeper darker stuff happens in relation to technology, agriculture, medication, immigration, Fukushima and other nuclear accidents (France). If population was back to even 1980 levels and deforestation wasn’t so massive we would not have much of the problems that exist now.
Bonjour Kevin Envoy 2018 like i will try to do so. Food, booze and women if possible, i am talking about food & booze as far as the “possible” is concerned. Time’s Up for me and Face Book i have been banned for 3 or more days because of nude exposure (second time … Women are so beautiful when naked in the snow … 😂 😂 😂) and slowly i am thinking of letting drop Facebook all together You are most welcome to contact me Kevin on my mail address “firstname.lastname@example.org” in doing so i will get in touch with Guy McPherson and al.
A bientôt de Te lire Kevin Take care for 2018 Health. Power. & Energy be with You Kevin For me with Facebook … 😂 😂 😂
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Excellent interview, looking forward to the part 2. Like your laid back Kiwi interview style, Kevin. Bill chuckled when you told him to “Rock on!”, so did I!
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