It’s Time to Acknowledge the Spectacular Success of the IPCC.

“US support was probably critical to IPCC’s establishment. And why did the US government support it? Assistant Undersecretary of State Bill Nitze wrote to me a few years later saying that our group’s activities played a significant role. Among other motivations, the US government saw the creation of the IPCC as a way to Prevent the activism stimulated by my colleagues and me from controlling the policy agenda.”
The home of climate change denial was instrumental in setting up the IPCC.

“I suspect that the Reagan Administration believed that, in contrast to our group, most scientists were not activists, and would take years to reach any conclusion on the magnitude of the threat. Even if they did, they probably would fail to express it in plain English. The US government must have been quite surprised when IPCC issued its first assessment at the end of 1990, stating clearly that human activity was likely to produce an unprecedented warming.”

Source How the IPCC Got Started;

The IPCC was designed to fail, part of their mandate is to not make recommendations that would constrict economic growth.

Chair of the IPCC Dr Rajendra Pachauri, Valencia Spain, Nov 17, 2007.

“If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment”

Survivable IPCC projections based on science fiction.
“In the latest ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Report’ (IPCC AR5), there have been published a selection of ‘Representative Concentration Pathways’ (RCP’s).
Dr Matt Watson, from the school of earth Sciences at the University of Bristol (UK), made this point strongly at a recent meeting at the Royal Society in London:“ Why are we doing this? Why are we doing this research? This is why, this is the latest projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the alarming thing is that these two scenarios [RCP 2.6 and RCP 4.5] both include negative emissions technology. So, there is geoengineering, of the flavour of carbon dioxide removal, in the best case scenarios.”
“The very, very alarming thing for us is that we are on this path here, that is RCP 8.5. We are slap bang on this trajectory and this puts us in a very different place in our children’s lifetime.”
All hope of maintaining a liveable planet has been gambled on negative emissions technology that simply does not exist. In fact it is “Fantasy Technology” that they hope will be invented sometime in the future.

“I say to my soul be patient and wait without hope for to hope is to hope for the wrong thing”
T.S. Elliot

“If hope becomes something you express through illusion then it’s not hope, it’s fantasy”.
“Those who speak truth are marginalised and ignored, dismissed as pessimists in a culture that prides itself on a child like optimism at the expense of reality.”
“We have a mania for hope which our corporate masters lavishly provide across the political and cultural spectrum to keep us passive”.
Chris Hedges American Psychosis available on Vimeo.

In his 1926 novel “The Sun Always Rises” Hemingway describes how the end comes about when you lose everything. One character named Bill asked “How did you go bankrupt?” “Two ways” Mike replied, Gradually and then suddenly”.

“The Scientifically necessary is politically unfeasible, the politically feasible is scientifically irrelevant”
William Rees

“How do we live with the fact that we are destroying our world? What do we make of the loss of glaciers, the melting Arctic, island nations swamped by the sea, widening deserts, and drying farmlands?”

“Because of social taboos, despair at the state of our world and fear for our future are rarely acknowledged. The suppression of despair, like that of any deep recurring response, contributes to the numbing of the psyche. Expressions of anguish or outrage are muted, deadened as if a nerve had been cut. This refusal to feel impoverishes our emotional and sensory life. Flowers are dimmer and less fragrant, our loves less ecstatic. We create diversions for ourselves as individuals and as nations, in the fights we pick, the aims we pursue, and the stuff we buy.”

The Greatest Danger

–by Joanna Macy,

I'm an anti-imperialist, environmental activist and blue ocean sailor, who is passionate about the earth and all it's inhabitants without favour. Brace for imminent impact as we bare witness to the non-linear unraveling of the biosphere and habitability disappearing for most if not all complex life on the only habitable planet we know of. To quote President Niinistö in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’. Folks we have lost the Arctic.

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  1. Kevin Hester says:

    David Suzuki discusses our predicament and mentions Professor Guy McPherson in this interview.

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  2. Kevin Hester says:

    When Murdoch endorses the “Net zero 2050” climate goal, you know it is the problem and not the answer
    by David Spratt–dMHHuFJw


  3. Greg Stout says:

    Been good knowing you Sir, Love who you are, have a peaceful, wonderful finally! 🤟

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  4. Canadian Fisher says:

    I feel the IPCC has under reported dangers, and obfuscated the origins of planetary changes.
    Net 0 carbon means no humanity. Anything else is just “storing” and moving the carbon responsibility elsewhere/ into the future.

    Pumping it into underground reservoirs is a money making scam. The energy needed to power “air filters” is far beyond current global electricity production.

    Arctic Methane release is more dangerous and completely unstoppable.
    Also, by whom is the IPCC funded? By the UN and other “foundations” including the Rockefeller Foundation. (RED FLAG)

    X-Files: Trust No One.

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  5. Yeah, Murdoch has always been a top down, extreme activist neoliberal nasty media empire owner and that he’s done this is absolutely no surprise. What else would one expect based on all of his outlets editorials? The editors either do what he says or their out on their asses and banished forever. That’s what oligarchs tend to do!

    It’s all smoke and mirrors, and besides which they all have their fully stocked bunkers and private armies ready to keep them safe as the world burns and the food and water supplies disappear. And they will stay safe…for a while. Longer than most of the rest of us I’m sure.

    Paris was a bad joke and this Glasgow on will be just as much of a staged freak show as all the rest of these meetings have been. Notice how they always seem to be in really nice vacation spots? It certainly does pay to be an elite minority, doesn’t it? Bet they don’t invite Greta Thunberg to speak.

    The carbon capture & storage link was hilarious but not. The worse of our species has always ruled the rest of us by threat of violence. You absolutely have to be a sociopath to gain high political office and that goes for just about all countries.

    We’re fucked but we knew that already, eh Kevin?

    As for Hedges piece, I’ll listen to it later but it’s not going to say anything we already didn’t suspect since the evidence of the dereliction of science due to corporate influences has been seen all through the science and university communities. Money talks, we know that.

    Weather here:

    Back in the 90s, was 93’F/34C yesterday at 3pm. Still VERY HIGH fire danger here and the forest is so dried out from lack of rainfall since February (when it SHOULD have been snowing) that I’m seeing more and more browning conifer needles everywhere running up the sides of the trees in bunches. Lodgepole, Ponderosa, Red Fir, Western Larch, they’re all showing very visible signs of distress. A distinct lack of bugs flying around, too, far fewer than has always been normal. My retired biologist neighbor says it’s from the heat; he thinks it stayed so hot so long that they just couldn’t replace the death rate with new ones. More bad news.

    From the Holocene to the Anthropocene to the Pyrocene, it sure did move quickly to the last ‘cene, eh? And that’s not a pun as I do think this is the last one our species will experience….


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  6. Kevin Hester says:

    More great investigative journalism from Juice Media eviscerating CCS

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  7. […] It’s Time to Acknowledge the Spectacular Success of the IPCC. […]


  8. davidofalaska says:

    Good to see you still hard-charging, Kev. I’ve been up on the hard for about 5 years now with major back issues that have kept me bedridden and at age 70 I’m slashing my way through the kelp beds that have fouled me hull and trapped me in with the chattering sea otters. Thought I was just going to have to ride it out to my last breath but am re-energized with the thought of finding a 40 to 60 foot cat or trimaran that I could still manage to sail singlehandedly with the right rigging. So I’m searching for the right one for sale in the Pacific somewhere.
    Best to you as always from Alaska–DaveO

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  9. Kevin Hester says:

    “Let me tell you something my friend, hope is a dangerous thing”
    “Hope can drive a man insane”

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    • davidofalaska says:

      Sailing to meeting fate head on. Into the mystic. Aye. Rather than rotting while overlooking Orca Inlet and the tides doing their daily dance. Without me. Knowing what we know, what is already upon us, and especially visible to me from my decades in the high Arctic, “I just want hear it, I don’t want to fear it….”

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      • david, somehow I’d expect there to be a LOT of pirates on the seas about then, very freaking hungry ones, and not just from all the low-lying refugee countries that are going underwater so quickly.

        We’re all facing the same fate though probably meeting it in widely different aspects. I’ve faced wildfire four times this summer, evac-mode, and it isn’t raining yet here on the northern edge of the US. But then just north of me they’ve been burning, too, and enduring 121’F temperatures. Gee, I only hit 116’F in these mountains so I guess I was LUCKY?

        May you have an easy passage in your choice of journeys…


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  10. Kevin Hester says:

    The IPCC’s “Representative Concentration Pathways” all include Carbon Capture and Storage in their calculations.
    At scale it’s fantasy technology.
    The entire biosphere was gambled and lost on fantasy technology.

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    • Not viable as a solution. So what we desperately need is a visit from a civilization that got THROUGH this bottleneck and has the requisite skills and technology to help us get through ours before another water planet of sapient beings gets extinguished by their primitive evolutionary behavior patterns they can’t seem to grow out of.

      Be nice if a little wisdom could be imparted, too, at the same time.

      Ah, if wishes were fishes we’d all be dropping lines in the water…but we’ve got all the Big Money and Powerful against doing anything worthwhile. This little bit of carbon grabbing tech isn’t going to do it as it will never catch up with what’s being blown into the sky today much less take out substantial chunks of it before the methane trigger gets tripped.

      A bit sad that is. Article below on some of who is fighting for the Status Quo and how do we stop these bastids?


      Top Ad and PR Firms Exposed for Helping Big Oil Greenwash Their Climate Destruction

      “We need creatives and communications experts to bring their full energy towards ending this crisis, not extending it.”

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      • davidofalaska says:

        Here we are, forced by the capitalist (man-made)power structure to live through the Owners’ perverted delusions. Such an irrational construct, the psychopaths so well and much better armed and focused with ambition and the means by which to impassively but persistently bring about the destruction of not only their own species, but so many more so long in evolved synchronicity. This is a real ‘class’ joke you’ve played on us, ‘God.’

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  11. Kevin Hester says:

    This blog has regularly questioned how much warming we have experienced.
    Sam Carana has drilled down into this aspect of the unravelling.


  12. Kevin Hester says:

    Check out David Wasdell’s take on the IPCC

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    • Pre-Tramatic Stress Syndrome. Now that’s an excellent description of what I’ve seen for decades. People shutting down to avoid what they know is coming at you. And getting angry at you for trying to tell them reality.

      And a perfect take on blaming the scientists for not yelling loud enough when it really starts getting obvious but slamming them as ‘Alarmists’ or ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ when they do while taking away their grants and kicking them to the curb. FREAKING PERFECT response!

      Censorship over decades of what is scientifically necessary but is not politically or economically acceptable. Putting in the policies that get one rich instead is an ABORTION of the entire species?That of course puts us where we are today, everyone for themself and screw our children and grandchildren that the wealthy don’t give a damn about. Extinction. And now the people who are doing this damned well know what they are doing, no excuses are acceptable in light of the science that has come out…Powerful stuff, Kevin. And it’ll never be on corporate news TV so the blind/deaf/dumb public will never hear this.

      Every government in the world has assassination squads full of sociopaths that will gladly slaughter anyone who goes against ‘official policy.’ And then the corporations have extremely well-paid sociopath lawyers to destroy you if needed.

      I’ve sent this link out to a few people already.


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  13. Kevin Hester says:

    To reinforce my point;


  14. Kevin Hester says:

    The next IPCC Copout in Glasgow is the 26th, since it’s inception, emissions have risen by 37% in human history, it’s failing as planned.


    • Well hell, Kevin, like you are actually surprised or something? Somehow I doubt that! As if those of us that read your site (and many other info sites) are not aware of the ugly reality?

      After all, control by Corporate Capitalism in every aspect of our lives is the goal of the people who buy the politicians who operate the governments.

      Sure does seem that they are mostly getting their way in nearly every category, doesn’t it?

      This fit here I think. But the US never was going to act in the first place… A little mention and link in the article is that the US produced (don’t you love the use of that term?) coal than last year under Trump. Biden the liberal socialist commie let that happen? Oh wait…

      Has the US Given Up on Dramatic Climate Change Action?


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      • wqjcv says:

        The human species is destined to go for broke. Cop-out 26 is necessary for us to “stay on target” as per that Star Wars scene.


  15. Kevin Hester says:

    Guy’s latest science roundup quotes our former guest on Nature Bats Last Dr Andre Glikson’s contention that we have passed 2C which is what Sam Carana, myself and others have been saying when using 1750 as a baseline. The aerosol masking effect is masking at least another 1.5C
    He quotes the Environmental Defence Fund article proving that the IPCC was set up to fail, using many of the tactics developed by the tobacco industry. This article feature in my latest post on the IPCC
    He also addresses ‘Climate Reticence’ from scientists.
    They are all wracked with grief for underestimating climate sensitivity or are bought off with research grants or in Michael Mann’s case no doubt a bunker to hide in with like minded sociopaths as the world around them burns and angry kids wielding pitchforks hunt down the adults who set the fire and lied about the severity of the crises we face.


  16. Kevin Hester says:

    More lies from the IPCC. He says that 1.5C is achievable when we’ve already passed 1,5C when using 1750 as a baseline.
    These are the corporate owned apparatchiks

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    • Yeah, I read up on that elsewhere yesterday (not Bezo’s owned WaPo). That fact was also mentioned on DemocracyNow radio yesterday afternoon…

      Keep ourselves to 1.5C…as long as you use a baseline starting 2005 maybe…

      Massive protests outside the building, And nothing changes. The Sheep Look Up, indeed. Just be glad they aren’t holding this meeting in the US! The violent attacks by rightwing groups like Pee-Pee Boys and cops would have been some really bad press…but the US leaders of the two-faces of the corporate party don’t really care about any of this anyway. More important things to think about, like making money:

      Wall Street’s Latest Scheme Is Monetizing Nature Itself

      By Ellen Brown,
      Scheer Post
      November 5, 2021

      Just in time for the UN’s policy push for “30 x 30” – 30% of the earth to be “conserved” by 2030 – a new Wall Street asset class puts up for sale the processes underpinning all life.

      Time to shift those oil industry stocks, baby!


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  17. Kevin Hester says:

    “GLASGOW, Scotland — The largest delegation at the COP26 climate summit does not belong to the United States, which is trying hard to reinstate itself as a climate leader, or to the United Kingdom, the host nation that pulled out the stops by adding Prince William and David Attenborough to its list of delegates.”

    “Complete coverage from the COP26 U.N. climate summit
    The prize for largest delegation went to the fossil fuel industry, which, as a whole, sent more delegates than any single country, according to the advocacy group Global Witness.”


    • Shallel says:

      What a total waste of resources it is to send Pelosi to Glasgow! I mean.. really?
      “Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice . . . you don’t. You have no choice. You have owners.” – George Carlin
      And our ‘political owners’ are owned themselves by Big Energy, Big Pharma, Big Ag, and the Big Banks. We will be dealing with the consequences soon and it will not be easy. So I propose a total boycott of said interests, and their interests. This will not be easy either, but other than a few mitigation strategies like MEER to buy us some time, we can stand up and realize that if we can galvanize the various climate orgs and protest groups, and get the message our of our dire situation and the power that we have when we stop feeding the corrupt corporate system. Please do so in your own lives, and encourage others. Every little bit helps and every person counts, but this needs to be massive!

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      • davidofalaska says:

        It’s one more party/ball for the political elite. It’s the *stars* being seen (obscene) with their international counterparts, all under the covert auspices of the WEF and their*Green* Billionaires Chapter, their many minions and totalitarian toadies. AOC and Nicola—Party Girls.

        In the meantime there exists an ongoing spiel across the political blog/podscape that this is ONLY about the Rockefeller, etc plans to monetize Nature via false analysis; the fact it is CONCURRENT with actual catastrophic heating gets buried because the all-pervasive dense mono-focused anti-capitalists refuse to acknowledge the scientific facts of the matter; they’ve convinced untold disenfranchised (from capitalism’s spoils,) millions that global heating is a farce, a red herring. In spite of the empirical evidence before their own lying annually smoke-filled eyes.

        Humans are self-extinguishing as a species. Tragic it is. We’re at the last fork in the branch and heading down to its bitter end, bloated with hubris of a most foolhardy kind. Epic, tis, as our epoch winds down into an ultimately pan-genocidal mediocrity.

        Maybe the cetaceans will pull it off one more time. I sure hope so.
        And that’s about all the hope I have left. One day at a time from here on out. Each a gift of sensory awareness of my immediate surroundings.

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    • Ya think?

      Glasgow’s 2030 credibility gap: net zero’s lip service to climate action

      And the graphs etc seem a bit…conservative but that’s not unusual especially when using 1750 as a baseline which almost nobody is wanting to do. Don’t you find it fascinating how even climate groups don’t want to use that date? It makes reality so much grimmer because that says we’re already over 2’C, and that can’t be allowed. I’ve seen charts talking about percentages ‘going to be’ cut using 2005! That’s patently idiotic. Much less the much-vaunted Net Zero bullshit but at least this link calls it ‘mostly inadequate’ which is also a nice safe conservative term.


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  18. Shallel says:

    “At least *503* fossil fuel lobbyists, affiliated with some of the world’s biggest polluting oil and gas giants, have been granted access to COP26, flooding the Glasgow conference with corporate influence.”
    COP is a scam and a disgrace! Of course this is nothing new…
    Grateful for you, Kevin!

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  19. Kevin Hester says:

    “Those trying to burn down the table should not have a seat at it,” Pascoe Sabido, Researcher and Campaigner at Corporate Europe Observatory, said to the press. “This is the same industry that has spent the last 50 years denying, delaying and blocking climate action, so how on earth are they still allowed in?”
    The reality is the IPCC was set up to protect capitalism from activists scientists.
    Kevin Anderson said we have 8 yrs to achieve a 1.5C limit, we’re already well passed 1.5C using 1750 as a baseline.

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  20. This popped up yesterday:

    In a New Policy Statement, the Nation’s Physicists Toughen Their Stance on Climate Change, Stressing Its Reality and Urgency

    The American Physical Society’s new policy is a shift from its 2015 statement, which called the magnitude of future climate impacts “uncertain” and referred to “significant” natural sources of warming.

    ABOUT freaking time I would say!


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  21. […] Almost all commentators are describing this latest Cop as a near total failure. As I have mentioned previously in this space it’s a near total success. The USA created the IPCC to prevent activists scientists from holding Capitalism’s feet to the abrupt climate change fire. It’s Time to Acknowledge the Spectacular Success of the IPCC. […]

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  22. Kevin Hester says:

    My latest interview where the Charlatans at the IPCCC get called out;


  23. […] the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I have presented evidence on their corruption here; It’s Time to Acknowledge the Spectacular Success of the IPCC.The Soon to Erupt Climate Change Fuelled WarsMore info on the Aerosol Masking Effect, our Faustian […]

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  24. Kevin Hester says:

    The IPCC​ have factored Carbon Capture and Storage into their Representative Concentration Pathways.
    They gambled the biosphere on fantasy technology and lost miserably at the climate casino.


  25. sealintheselkirks says:

    Hey Kevin, is this an example of magical thinking? Or just following the status quo?

    “We do think Shell is misleading the public…” I mean, come on people! That is WHAT THEY DO, what they have always done so the profits from destruction continue.

    The vid on the link with Fairy Creek’s ancient trees…and RCMP Fascist cops violence and brutality… The gaps in the forest full of rubble, the aerial shots, are what I see around here and there is nobody to stop them. I’ve spoken at county commission meetings using logic and reason to not let the corporations rip down the forest but you can see the lizard eyes with the walls behind them not listening. It’s jobs and ‘economic growth’ and right wing hate at the enviros I was with bleeding through at you from those mindsick people. Bluntly there is NO getting through that, I might have well been of a different species like a bug they step on. It’s a very chilling place to be.

    We’re losing all over the world. There aren’t seven generations left to come except for maybe a few of our species scrabbling in a blasted nightmare landscape, and that’s without a nuclear war. It really sucks to ponder on that, ya know?


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  26. sealintheselkirks says:

    Here is one tiny little ray of light. I’m really surprised but then maybe they didn’t want the publicity of brutality by cops to come out?

    US Attorney Drops Charges Against Water Protectors Who Occupied Bureau Of Indian Affairs


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  27. Kevin Hester says:

    JUNE 28, 2007 5:05PM ET
    Six Years of Deceit
    Inside the Bush administration’s secret campaign to deny global warming and let polluters shape America’s climate policy

    “They’ve got a political clientele that does not want to be regulated,” says Rick Piltz, a former Bush climate official who blew the whistle on White House censorship of global-warming documents in 2005. “Any honest discussion of the science would stimulate public pressure for a stronger policy. They’re not stupid.”


    • sealintheselkirks says:

      What I’ve noticed over the year is that people have huge blank spaces inside their heads when it comes to remembering recent history. And Forget it as you head back in time, just absolutely no retention.

      So I thought this song would fit here very very well:

      I Didn’t Fuck it Up



    • sealintheselkirks says:

      Ouch. Beril has some grief showing on this day. I certainly understand as I have these days, too. I get these deep inside the body sighs popping out, They are almost painful but it isn’t physical pain. Sometimes like she just did tears blur my eyes and my throat gets that choking feeling. Of course the anger and frustration with the insane that rule this planet also show up now and then, too…but mostly it is grief and sadness.

      This is what just about everyone I know, or more correctly the damned few in this Trump-voting rural mountain area that talks about climate or the IPCC, just doesn’t get. What they continue to publish is, bluntly, rigged in favor of Capitalist never-ending economic growth. I’ve explained this over and over while providing links or books to read it for themselves but mostly they never do.

      It’s too ugly, too in your face for most people. Too damned scary. When economics overshadow the biological reality people vote for their paychecks. Try to talk to a logger who’s only skill is cutting down huge swaths on the forest around here like his daddy and grandfather did is like trying to convince a crash test dummy that they are going to be slammed into a wall at high speed soon.

      Which is what is already happening. And Antarctica is supposedly about to repeat the heat of two weeks ago when the Conger Ice Shelf disintegrated in two days.

      As I sit here watching the conifers whipping their branches and their trunks bending as the expected windstorm continues to roll in mixed with huge dark cloud masses racing by, I can feel that little nugget of grief inside me just as she was experiencing in the video. It doesn’t go away and sometimes it pushes its way out through all the rest of what we are doing because it demands a moment of recognition. It really does hurt as her face showed.


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  28. […] limitI’ve previously written about the fraud that is the IPCC both posts can be found here; It’s Time to Acknowledge the Spectacular Success of the IPCC.Why would all these scientists be lying ?1) As the wonderful Dr Andrew Glikson said to us on Nature […]

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  29. Kevin Hester says:

    Methane rose by 15.27 parts per billion (ppb) in 2020 and by 16.99 ppb in 2021, the two highest growth levels since the NOAA record began in 1984.
    The image in the left panel shows a trend based on January 2008-December 2021 monthly mean methane data. When extending this trend, current methane concentration would be 1920 ppb. Note that methane in December 2021 was 18.6 ppb higher than in December 2020, and it now is April 2022.
    The situation is even worse, as NOAA’s data are for marine surface measurements. Methane tends to rise in the atmosphere and accumulate at higher altitudes. As illustrated by the second image, mean methane level is growing fastest at the higher altitude associated with 293 mb.
    Anyway, have another look at the first (combination) image. The right panel shows that, when extending the trend further, a concentration of 3840 ppb (i.e. double the current concentration) could be crossed in 2029, which would translate into a carbon dioxide equivalent (CO₂e) of 768 parts per million (ppm) at a one-year global warming potential (GWP) for methane of 200.


    • sealintheselkirks says:

      You might have missed this one, Kev, as I don’t see it posted here. From Hunziker about ten days ago:

      The Truth About IPCC Reports

      And this popped up yesterday:

      I post comments on commondreams, too, and the consensus of the others (some of us have been talking for years there) is…very grim. It really is a race between completely chaos of climate collapse or the US starting a fucking nuclear war. Or a more personal touch with wildfires that come roaring in (already had an out of control wildfire in the Columbia Gorge s/w of me IN MARCH!). Or another 120’F heat wave will show up in June again this year..

      Selkirks Range weather:

      Been too warm of course, and hit 24C a couple weeks ago. Which is why I’m not giving much credence to the weather people saying it’s ‘so very unlikely’ that last year will happen this year…or anytime again soon. I mean, who are they fooling? I’m thinking all the soothing words are to, you know, keep the masses calm so they keep spending money they don’t have.

      By the way, I had to go clear out an estate donation in January (moving a dead guy’s stuff that the family didn’t want) in 2 feet of snow to the 2nd hand store I fix shit in and, for the first time in my life, I now have a pretty large plug-in AC unit to put into a window of this house. Only fits two windows and the south one will be in direct sunlight most of the day so obviously I’ll have to put it in the west-facing kitchen window that is shaded by the front porch roof. I wish it would have fit into the east-facing windows as they are not in the sun most of the day. This far north the sun does a huge loop across the sky and by 11am those windows are in shade…

      I’ve never used AC as I’ve never lived anywhere that I really needed to. Never use them in vehicles, either. If it’s that hot I stay the hell home! I really don’t like the damned things and dislike the smell of the air and they certainly make going back outside after being in a building with AC miserable as the body just shocks. But if this summer goes insane heat again, or worse which is entirely possible, it may keep me from dying of heat stroke in the short term. If the power stays on.

      Last year I barely went outside for 4 months in the daytime as it hit 100’F June 1st and 116’F June 28th…except to load what little I hoped to save in the 4 evacs from wildfires I had to do.

      Isn’t this collapse fun? Read that Sidney AUS got pummeled again with a months worth of rain in one day…at least it missed my friend’s granddaugter and her kids in Brisbane this time as they’ve already gone through two major floods in the last month. Holy smokes are those bomb cyclones getting mean down under.

      Today was another sunny day with major winds again but not as bad as Monday’s heavy windstorm. Trees going down all over the place as I had to drive to Spokane today. Had a 30+ meter Ponderosa Pine snapped a ‘split top’ ten meters tall off and flung it 35 meters towards my shop out back but didn’t hit it. Just luck. Must have been a hell of a gust!

      The sister top is still there but it sure looks funny as it is much thinner sticking up. I don’t know if that will kill the tree.

      But did have in Monday’s windstorm two very large branches from another P-pine in the dog run that snapped off in the winds and landed on the west fence that broke two 4×4 posts off holding it up. That tree was also 35+ meters tall a few years ago and had 2/3s of it break off in a monster t-storm (HUGE lightning strikes at the same time!) that flung it right over the fence the other way that missed the corner of my shop building by 3 meters. One minute it was bending way the hell over in a lightning flash and the next flash there was only 10 meters still standing. It completely died last summer in the heat. So yesterday I spent the afternoon disassembling the crushed part of the fence and pulling the chain link apart so I can drop it tomorrow. Hopefully I won’t fuck it up and drop it on the part that didn’t get crushed on Monday. That would really suck. Wish me luck!

      That’s all for now.


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  30. Kevin Hester says:

    Via Seal
    “Jerry Hatfield, a longtime USDA researcher and original AgMIP co-founder, remembers a moment in 1990 when the first global report on climate change was published by the IPCC.”

    “The IPCC originally came out and focused on rising CO2 levels and crop productivity and made a statement that all crops love CO2 so there won’t be a problem,” Hatfield said. “A lot of us sat around thinking: Let’s look at this system a little more holistically.”
    Via Seal


  31. Lou T. says:


    It’s not time to die–not yet.
    The screams are still heard electronically
    over very large distances,
    and we still get to ask ourselves
    “Who should we help?”

    Outside, it’s another great day,
    with the sun pouring down
    as it always has done;
    just a bit warmer than usual–
    but that’s good for the bones.

    We humans are so focused on endings,
    on “results.”
    But think for one moment
    about that very moment,
    and how precious it is
    that we sit here at all.

    Even our means
    to destroy everything
    is founded on such a great deal
    of thought and hard work.
    And now, here we are,
    enjoying the fruits
    of all of that labor.

    It’s been such a long road.
    It was so good to know you.
    A privilege unearned, but still cherished,
    in the bright light of now.

    We’ll have ample time later
    for expressing regret.

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    • sealintheselkirks says:

      Beril keeps nailing the scientists who are not being honest, who lie by omission as they ignore or use subterfuge to distract from reality. It has got to be incredibly frustrating for her.

      Some models are ‘wronger.’ That’s hilarious as she used a word that doesn’t exist to describe what does exist.

      ‘Racing at Top Speed Towards Global Catastrophe’: NOAA Says CO2 Levels Highest in Human History

      “We have known about this for half a century, and have failed to do anything meaningful about it,” said one NOAA researcher. “What’s it going to take for us to wake up?”

      We won’t act now because…profits are more important than a living biosphere. It is truly insane.

      I have a very large red fir tree, the largest circumference of any tree in my area. The oldest tree in my area. How it managed to grow there in the thin soil through bare rough limestone rock I don’t know. It is not a fully mature tree (there aren’t any around here) but taller than 35 meters anyway. Her roots on the downhill side are partially exposed but she continues to survive the extreme winds and punishing T-storms that have roared in the last few years that have broken other trees in half.

      When dogs and I are walking the property, winding through the treeline path, I often stop and put my hand on her rough bark just as Beril does. To feel with my life energy trickling through my hand into the tree. Sort of just saying hello I think. She’s not the only one that does that!

      This big tree sits on the southeast corner of my property where the ridge starts going up. The most recent timber company that bought out the last one, ‘Forest Capital Partners,’ who created an ugly logged zone above me the first Fall after I moved here. I watched in horror as they clearcut the ridgeline. That company chopped it down, twice, in my first four years here.

      My neighbor the retired biologist freaked as did his wife who’s a master trainer Reikki masseuse and she said she could feel the trees screaming as they died. I just felt heavy, like something was sitting on me when I woke up to the sounds of it.

      This new one, Hancock, has taken more of what’s left of the 1,500 acres or so of this ridgeline since they took over. It used to be Boise/Cascade.

      Hancock recently sent a new surveyor to remark the property line that has been remarked numerous times since I moved here 18 years ago, and this guy MOVED THE LINE 50 feet downhill into my property and chopped a hole in her bark to spray red paint showing that the tree is somewhat on their side of the ‘new’ boundary that isn’t real. He removed about 6,000 sq feet of the property and I don’t believe him because he didn’t even match it to where the original state marker said the line is on the road. Even so, it obviously started growing from my side of this new line invented by these assholes. Logging companies are like politicians and cops, they can’t seem to stop lying and they always want more…


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  32. Kevin Hester says:

    As we circle the drain of collapse, the corporate media and their billions of dollars of bought influence are endeavouring to control the narrative. Our role is to discredit their lies.
    In another recent video from Guy he quotes the IPCC, the most conservative and corporate controlled science agency in history. That presentation is also embedded below. “According to the IPCC, Climate Change is Abrupt and Irreversible”.
    Because we’re not accepting the true severity of the predicament were not preparing for the rocky future that is already unfolding.


  33. Kevin Hester says:

    “the technology “does not work,” despite the “billions of taxpayer dollars wasted on CCS to date.”
    The IPCC and their corporate cohorts gambled the entire biosphere on carbon capture and storage at scale that doesn’t exist.
    It’s the crime of the extinction event.


  34. Kevin Hester says:

    ‘Explosion’ in number of fossil fuel lobbyists at Cop27 climate summit
    “Oil and gas industries have 636 representatives at Egypt conference – a rise of more than 25% on previous year”


    • But here’s the UN doing exactly the opposite. Is this cognitive dissonance? What in the hell??? Oh wait, that’s what he’s talking about so why the hell did all those fossil fuel lobbyists allow this? Aren’t they doing their job? Fire them all and get some new hatchetmen to stop this kind of nonesense at their ‘climate talks.’

      UN Chief Says We Are on ‘Highway to Climate Hell’

      Selkirk Range weather: sunny, 4’C today around 2pm, drops to -14C by 2am. Heavy frost in the morning. The roughly 8″ of snow that has fallen this last week has turned into maybe 3″ of crusty ice due to the high daytime temp of about 7C one day that was causing all sorts of melt…

      Here’s a tidbit in comparison:

      + On November 5th, the ice-skating rink at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan opened. The temperature in NYC that day hit 80F.

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  35. From the tone of voice, this guy is pretty damned disgusted, knows that nothing is going to change, that it is all smoke & mirrors, and there isn’t squat any of us can do about it.

    Ain’t modern civilization grand?

    When the Arctic methane bomb goes off I wonder how long it’ll take before I know it’s happened? Since I’m at 49’N latitude there should be some kind of atmospheric signal I would think.

    Go to the end of this little article on frostbite and read what’s under the heading:

    ‘So, uh … what’s happening with the sea ice?’

    With over 3 decades of Arctic & Antarctic research, her last comments are rather telling.

    How to Dress for Cold Weather, Explained by an Arctic Researcher
    How to stay warm when you’re actively trying to avoid the indoors.

    southern Selkirk Range weather:
    doldrums with overcast inversion layer, slippery icy crusty crap snow covering the property, above freezing during the day. The switch turned off again.


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Kevin Hester is currently living on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand, monitoring the unravelling of the biosphere and volunteering at the Rakino Island Nursery is currently developing a proposal to create a marine reserve near by. The Island has no grid tied electricity or reticulated water.  I catch my own water from the roof and generate my electricity from the ample solar radiation on the island.

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