The Soon to Erupt Climate Change Fuelled Wars

As we circle the drain of climate collapse we need to discuss the absolute certainty of the looming climate change driven wars.
All wars are resource wars. The single most valuable ‘resource’ we have is habitat and habitat is quickly collapsing. It is logical that the last habitat on the planet will trigger a fight to the death, nowhere will be spared . War tragically is all this culture seems to be good at.

My friend and colleague Kevin Lister wrote a book on this subject titled “The Vortex of Violence: and why we are losing the war on climate change”.
“Like the failures on climate change, nuclear non-proliferation talks have also failed with the same regularity. Despite the climate change crisis facing us, the world’s nuclear weapons states are collectively embarking on one of biggest upgrades of nuclear weapons systems ever.”

As the sociopath Elon Musk boasted “We’ll coup whoever we want”
” Journalist Max Blumenthal claimed that Musk’s unapologetic tweet “practically takes credit for the Bolivian lithium coup.”
“Bolivia’s former president, Evo Morales, resigned and fled the country last November following accusations of election fraud. In an interview with RT, he called the events “a coup” aimed at installing a right-wing leader who will open up Bolivia’s lithium reserves – some of the largest in the world – to exploitation by industry.”
Very soon the lithium for your EV will arrive dripping in invisible indigenous blood.

‘We will coup whoever we want’: Elon Musk sparks online riot with quip about overthrow of Bolivia’s Evo Morales

Check out Mark Brimblecombe’s in-depth analysis titled Climate Change and the Mitigation Myth. Tragically renewables are part of the problem not a solution.

“Climate change what the Pentagon calls a “threat multiplier” could put the world on course toward worsening chaos or even extermination as nuclear-armed nations scramble to cope with environmental dislocations and resource shortages, a danger that could define the future, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.” The ‘Threat Multiplier’ of Climate Change
It’s important to remember that the USA treats it’s own soldiers with the same disdain as it’s victims;
You Just Can’t Trust The U.S. Government : Fallout – Human Guinea Pigs

“And here is the most impressive bluff: Just like in Kyoto and Paris, in Glasgow too, emissions of hothouse gases by all the world’s militaries are outside the game. Even though armies are some of the worst polluters on the face of the earth, no one is discussing them, no one is counting then, no one is proposing that their swelling ranks be cut. And not one single government is reporting honestly about the amount of garbage its army spews into the air.”

“This is no accident; it’s intentional. The United States explicitly requested an exemption from such reporting as far back as Kyoto. Other governments joined it. Including Israel. To make the point clear, here’s an interesting statistic: There are 195 countries in the world, and 148 of them emit a lot less hothouse gas than the U.S. Army alone.” 
At Glasgow, Military Emissions Are Exempt

“As the US ramps up brinkmanship with Russia and China it has simultaneously upgraded its nuclear arsenal to make nuke blasts more destructive and thereby capable of eliminating an enemy’s underground warheads. This will make an enemy more likely to strike first to avoid being disarmed.”
A Sense Of Perspective, If You Please: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
“One of the most recent testaments to the U.S. military’s horrendous environmental record is Iraq.”
“U.S. military action there has resulted in the desertification of 90 percent of Iraqi territory, crippling the country’s agricultural industry and forcing it to import more than 80 percent of its food. The U.S.’ use of depleted uranium in Iraq during the Gulf War also caused a massive environmental burden for Iraqis. In addition, the U.S. military’s policy of using open-air burn pits to dispose of waste from the 2003 invasion has caused a surge in cancer among U.S. servicemen and Iraqi civilians alike.”
Militarism’s Role in the Sixth and Possibly Last ‘Great’ Extinction
 “In a nuclear war, immense nuclear firestorms in burning cities would create millions of tons of thick, black, radioactive smoke. This smoke would rise above cloud level and quickly surround and engulf the entire Earth. The smoke would form a stratospheric smoke layer that would block sunlight from reaching the surface of Earth for a period of about ten years.  Heated smoke in the stratosphere would cause massive destruction of the protective ozone layer. Huge amounts of harmful Ultraviolet light would penetrate the smoke and reach the surface of the Earth. Warming sunlight would be blocked by the smoke layer and cause the Earth to rapidly cool. In a matter of days, Ice Age weather conditions would descend upon all peoples and nations.”
The Inevitability of Nuclear War and Subsequent Nuclear Winter
Previously on this blog I mentioned that Aotearoa New Zealand will be over-run with climate change refugees; A Tsunami of Climate Change Refugees heading to Aotearoa New Zealand

“A senior Pentagon official warned the US military is “not ready” to handle climate change, a national security issue that touches nearly every aspect of Defense Department planning.”

“We are not where we should be, and now is beyond the time when we need to get in front of that challenge,” Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks told CNN.

“Beyond rising sea levels and extreme weather, climate change has opened up new areas of strategic competition like the Arctic and intensified the competition for scarce resources, such as the raw materials required to make the lithium-ion batteries crucial to electric vehicles.”
Senior Pentagon official warns the US military is ‘not ready’ for climate change

As we circle the drain of collapse I’ll add additional information to the comments section below, anyone reading this is invited to do the same. Have your say whilst you still have a voice. Subscribe to the blog if your open to the absolutely worst news of all time.
“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

Dylan Thomas – 1914-1953


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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12 comments on “The Soon to Erupt Climate Change Fuelled Wars
  1. Garth Brown says:

    (1991) 5000 Days to Save the Planet Edward Goldsmith
    Woke me up as to our destiny and our paths have almost crossed but am off grid in mt Eden and from the top of Big King I look out at Rangitoto on the odd occasion I fish your feet. I guess in your marine reserve. Sorry but not many pleasures left in life😉

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  2. Hamlet says:

    “It’s time to stop demonizing “invasive” species”

    https://www.vox.com/down-to-earth/22796160/invasive-species-climate-change-range-shifting?utm_source=pocket-newtab

    Fuck, that’s really weird! I suppose we don’t want to hurt their feelings?

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  3. 2.4C by 2100 is a joke, right? In that Yahoo News article; was satire? Hilarious meaning deeply tragic…yeah Guy, your sense of humor comes out in strange ways.

    Blue Water Arctic popped up in a couple different places I read into today. People mentioned it in comments and a couple articles the subject wasn’t even about climate. So there is a consciousness out there of people pretty much scared to shit at what’s coming.

    weather: 16’C on Monday and mostly all week but today it dropped and expected to be chiller the next few days with possible but low expectation of rain or snow. Yeah, well, kind of expect all this. What little snow that has fallen in the last couple of weeks by brush-by-quick little cloud masses has completely melted off even in the shaded areas. The snowboarding hill above me has also seen most of what they had disappear, too. Sure looks brown around here for the first week of December.

    Hamlet: As for invasive species, maybe we should have stayed in Africa? Hell, every species that can is heading for somewhere else that where they evolved. They won’t be able to keep up I’m afraid…

    sealintheSelkirks

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  4. Hamlet says:

    Kevin, you may have heard about the heat dome last summer in western Canada, NW USA…
    700 lives were lost, and a billion creatures, mostly marine species. Trees are scorched everywhere you look, which I am sure Selkirks can attest to, as he lives just north of me.
    Outside of my circle, nobody even mentions this event, nor do they share any concerns of the dead trees all around us.

    If the heat dome lasted another day, we would have had a denaturing event that only nuclear fallout could produce. Imagine all the trees and plant life for hundreds of miles killed off. We were very close. When will it happen again, next year? They called it a once in 5000 year event, but this is laughable. I recall a biologist said that anyone who attempts to predict whether the heat stress will eventuate in many or just a few dead tress is a fool, as we’ve never experienced an event for which to compare it to.

    I’m considering moving to the high desert, just to get some distance between myself an the mass dead fuel/tinder, but I feel such a choice would be akin to divorcing a terminally ill spouse. I love my forests.

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  5. Jaes De says:

    The root cause is, as long as we use monetary means as an organisational tool of humanity, as long everyone is forced to take part in a super-stupid rat race, especially the 500 largest companies for the big capital flows, but finally all companies (!)…

    In the whole history of monetary systems they always did concentrate, first gradually then faster and faster, leading to competition, rivalry, conflicts, wars, social injustice, etc..

    But now this monetary rivalry and competition, which is meanwhile deadly for all life on Earth, can only be dissolved in the short term by a globally prepared pure networking economy and safety net for the to be expected collapses: of the world financial system, of the international and supra-regional production and supply chains, e.g. food, water, energy & communication, etc, of political and social structures, finally of every order known to us….

    It’s impossible to dissolve the monetary competition with money, with a ‘monetary reform’, ‘New Deals’, ‘Doughnuts’, etc, with monetary means of all kinds.. that’s the reason why the financially rich and elites have no chance to act and to resist against the climate catastrophe, because they can’t think outside the box of the monetary system – which does not only apply to the elites…

    It’s a fact that within and while maintaing the monetary world system no solutions will be found, in no COP and in no theoritical wishful thinking of people who think the monetary system can be changed, which is the same as trying to turn gravity on Earth upside down in order to survive.. until all collapses…

    To end this competition and to fight against the demise is only possible if we replace the existing monetary world system / world financial system with a prepared pure networking system or: to replace the current monetary-based economy with a pure global network economy globally simultaneously…

    We have to recognize and to accept this fact and to tell the world…!

    The deciding point now is that, due to the given time pressure, an existence against the climate catastrophe and ecological collapse, the delaying, mitigating and stopping of the cascade effect in connection with gigantic global measures in a speed similar to that in world war times, that this is only possible in that the decision makers and ruling elites in this world do recognize, accept and support this as well, since they have the power of disposition over the infrastructure, over the energy systems and networks, over the production and supply chains of the vital key sectors….

    If this does not happen, if this is not generally recognized or accepted, neither by the elites nor by the general public and protesters, it will very likely end, not quite as rapidly, but as a result the same as Pompeii after the eruption of Vesuvius: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/21/pompeii-dig-reveals-almost-perfect-remains-of-a-master-and-his-slave

    Because of this situation – which is the same for the financially rich as well as for the financially poor, which no one will survive in the end – here is a proposal for an initiative…

    ‘The core problem, political systems / citizens’ assemblies, world referendum’
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yQ8HMA-OH_tlE00_Bl5SKLiLLrNqhcr4J4TkI12ajqg/edit

    See more here: ‘Why it is impossible to save our existence while maintaining the monetary world system!’
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M9SypJRXsoqsfzJT6_t72jHAL-8mDvy8NOyV06SlI8s/edit
    (etc. see links to other works on this at the end of the document..)

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  6. Kevin Hester says:

    Truly critical issues involving hundreds of billions, if not trillions, of U.S. taxpayer dollars go largely uncovered, writes William J. Astore

    https://consortiumnews.com/2021/12/17/7-unasked-questions-about-us-military-spending/?fbclid=IwAR3VBGT-p9YV5jQeBeNJRaVsG4EKBzXFhB3w5-f4rp7KLp_hntMonqI9Gr8

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  7. Kevin Hester says:

    The US military’s hidden role

    “The U.S. is responsible for one quarter of the world’s cumulative emissions, and maintaining oil reserves and supply lines is critical to its interests.”

    https://www.resilience.org/stories/2021-12-20/veterans-target-us-militarys-outsized-impact-on-the-climate-crisis/

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  8. You have read about the US Navy’s absolutely gigantic fuel tanks contaminating 90 thousand people’s drinking water on southshore O’ahu because they leaked into the aquifer…and have been since the 1940s? Millions of gallons-sized tanks, huge caverns underground.

    Big stink been going on, and my old friend DP is really happy he’s on the other side of the island. No industrial zones or military in his area of Windward Side and at least their water is good…

    The State is loudly demanding the Navy immediately drain the tanks. Yeah, right, they’ve got lots of gas cans to use!

    But there was some article I read a while back, a geology article about the blasting that fracture/cracks all the surrounding rock so badly that the toxic stuff can spread a lot farther. All the fracking crap leaking into aquifers in the Midwest, and the article plainly stated that said there isn’t any way to clean an underground aquifer.

    Somehow I doubt one can get jet fuel out of an underground aquifer any easier than radioactive & toxic fracking fluid out of one. Once it is contaminated, it’s permanent.

    Weird that I’ve read families have been getting sick are military so far, the “Navy’s water” and DP hasn’t read or heard anything on it leaching into other aquifers. Probably only a matter of time. And I really liked the ‘Navy promised us’ shit… What, growing up in Hawai’i means never believing ANYTHING the fucking military says is a given!

    Latest article:

    “Shut Down Those Tanks”: Anger Grows in Hawaii After U.S. Navy Fuel Site Contaminates Water
    https://www.democracynow.org/2021/12/21/petroleum_leak_contaminates_water_hawaii
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    There’s over a million people on that little island. It is completely depending on uninterrupted daily food shipment deliveries from the Mainland.
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    Time to go add wood to the shop woodburner.
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    22Dec. Forgot to post this last night. Never got back on the computer.

    Today I became another year older with 4-5″ of snow this morning. Temperature went up a bit from a low of -18C yesterday morning as this system came in. Last night when I walked out of the shop it was into falling snow (about 2:30am) and today it’s just been overcast and chill.

    I refuse to do anything today but have to keep the building warm for tomorrow as I have two base layer microfleece bottoms to sew up.

    sealintheSelkirks

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  9. Kevin Hester says:

    “One of the worst massacres in two decades of warfare occurred not long ago, on March 18, 2019, when U.S. warplanes dropped bombs that killed scores of civilians, mostly women and children, in an Islamic State enclave in Syria. The carnage was immediately apparent. As the Times reported last month, an analyst who watched the attack on a drone video typed into a secure chat system, “Who dropped that?” Another analyst wrote, “We just dropped on 50 women and children.” A quick battle assessment settled on 70 people killed.”
    Pure unadulterated fascism.

    https://theintercept.com/2021/12/26/us-military-impunity-generals-kabul-serbia/?fbclid=IwAR3vfpeFV2Dq8qkAsft6JUKittskfpvi5eh2fCDHm7giGSPYh6-9Q8clQgc

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Kevin Hester

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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