Choose one of Three Dystopian Futures

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David Suzuki, Professor Guy McPherson, and Kevin Hester give their take or where we’re at with our early stage runaway climate catastrophe.
David Suzuki believes that in 20 years life won’t be worth living.
Professor McPherson believes that there won’t be a human on the planet in 2025 and most of us and most complex life  will be gone long before.
I’m with Professor McPherson, as I defer to his award winning knowledge as an Evolutionary Biologist, his inherent honesty and the fact that there is not one dollar in this for him.
Brickbats, slander, death threats, that’s his payment for speaking truth to power.
Judge for yourself, prepare for the worst.

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Bubble, Bubble, GigaTons of Methane Trouble

More great tutorials from Paul Beckwith spelling out the methane risk with 3 presentations embedded in total.

Paul Beckwith, Climate System Scientist

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Bubble, Bubble. GigaTons of Methane Trouble // Published on Jun 28, 2017

Vast amounts of methane exists within ocean floor sediments on the Eastern Siberian Arctic Shelf, in the form of methane hydrates & free methane gas.

        

Up to recently, gas release to the shallow water column (50 meters deep) and atmosphere has been slow, with the subsea permafrost acting as a million corks on a million champagne bottles to contain the methane.

      

Now, rapid thawing of the permafrost has released 10% of the corks, allowing rapid ongoing increases in methane release.


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Good Morning Earthlings. Wake Up and Smell the METHANE // Published on Jun 28, 2017

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Thawing Open Pandora’s Methane Box // Published on Jun 28, 2017

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Climate Change reporting at the Terminal Stage of the Anthropocene.

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We live on a water planet, kept habitable for complex life forms by the existence of Ice moderating  the Green House Effect. That ice and habit-ability are going away at an ever increasing rate. Conservative estimates suggest we are losing between 150 to 200 species every day . That figure must be viewed through the prism that we have only identified about 15 or 16% of all species on the planet

Daily there are more articles being written about the patently dire situation we find ourselves in, often mis-representing it as a problem (which have solutions), when in fact Climate Change is a predicament. Predicaments don’t have solutions. The MSM are controlling the narrative and telling half truths. If I had a Rupe for every time I have heard the 2100 meme, I could feed the sub-continent.

Very few writers are prepared to face the obvious conclusion that the energy balance of the planet has been irretrievably lost and habitat is collapsing from the North Pole to the South and with the Third Pole, the Himalayan mountain range glaciers, in precipitous collapse. These glaciers and their ever increasing melt water provide drinking and agricultural water for over 20% of the global human population and are the life source for billions and billions of other species both flora and fauna. This life giving sustenance is rapidly melting and flowing away and what is left is increasingly polluted.
Carved into the ‘virtual’ headstone of our species will be the epitaph; ” Humans became extinct and took down all complex life on Planet Earth due to their fatal addictions to Hubris, Patriarchy, Human-supremacy, Cognitive Dissonance, un-supported ‘Hopium‘, a crack like addiction to carbon and an economic system of capitalism which ground the living planet in to dust.”
( Read Derrick Jensens’ seminal book “The Myth of Human Supremacy” )

As we face this predicament together we are all trying to find a way to navigate the rocky road we face before us but because the species or at least the vast majority of it, is unprepared to even face the reality, we are losing valuable time  to prepare for the onslaught of exponentially increased poverty, famine, heat and a multitude of new or re-released pathogens and diseases that will reappear from the melting permafrost and the transition of species from one habitat to another. Not to mention the coming habitat wars and inevitable imho nuclear winter
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Climate change writers are invariably  using the words “Might” and “Could” to preface articles where there is zero chance of the outcome being anything but certain.
Case in point; 95-Degree Days: How Extreme Heat Could Spread Across the World    Why would you say could?????  Question everything.

One would think that we would at least be able to trust the large NGO’s like Greenpeace and 350.org but alas that is no longer true. They have been co-opted into corporate structures dependent on on-going financial sustenance from their supporters. Telling their audience the truth threatens their multi million dollar cashflows and the thousands of paid ‘Activists’ their jobs. Follow the Money.
For excellent critiques of the “NGO Complex”  I highly recommend Wrong Kind of Green “THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH CORPORATE PROFITS AND COMPROMISED NGOS” and 21st Century Wire
There is now no longer any doubt that the bio-sphere is headed for catastrophic collapse and the main stream media knows it. Hence the campaign to project well out into the future ie; 2100 or 2050 as the dates when the situation will be dire when in fact for billions of both the  human and other species the situation is already dire and terminal.
This blog will endeavour to call out the disinformation as we proceed to collapse but I’m far from being a “One Man Band”.
Follow the blogs below for a dose of reality. As un-palatable as it is, we are at least trying to arm our readers with the best and most honest analysis we can.
Nature Bats Last
Seemorerocks
Ken Orphan
Michael Sliwa Speaks
Paul Beckwith Climate System Scientist
Dahr Jamail Staff reporter at TruthOut.org
“At the edge of extinction, only love remains”.
Professor Guy McPherson and I toured Aotearoa N.Z. in both 2014 and 2016, we delivered the message that no one wants to here about the 6th great extinction and our place in it. The director of the excellent Going Dark   documentary Pauline Schneider filmed our 2016 tour and is currently editing a documentary of the tour and the wonderful experiences and people we met. This is the  Facebook page  ” Only Love Remains: Dancing at the Edge of Extinction” and the trailer for the documentary is embedded here:
Professor McPherson is about to embark on another selfless, unpaid speaking tour of the United States in July and will be touring  Australia in November, all tour details can be found at the “Coming Events” tab at his blog Nature Bats Last.
I have been asked to sail a yacht back from Australia to New Zealand in November so no doubt I will be attending some of Professor McPherson’s Australian tour presentations before setting sail on another Trans Tasman passage, this time on a 43 ft Catamaran.

How long have we got? That is the 7.5 billion human and untold billions of other species question. Your guess is as good as mine or Guy’s  
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Hester and Hambone on Humptydumpty Tribe.

A few days ago I made an off handed comment on Robin Westenra’s brilliant blog “Seemorerocks” concerning the criminal fire that has incinerated an enormous number of relatively poor people who dared to live in Kensington in London lowering the tone of the neighborhood.
Robin kindly used the quote for a blog post on the disaster entitled;
The Fire in London is a metaphor for what we are doing to the planet. 

The incinerating fire in London is a metaphor for what we are doing to the planet.
“The planet is on fire and the fire is raging but it’s business as usual for the dominant culture which is grinding the living planet into dust and has no intention of taking it’s foot off the pedal.
Those of us in the west are on the top floors but the heat is already cooking our neighbours below us but because they are poor, mostly of colour, no one has acted.
The fire we have lit will consume most if no all complex life on the planet and it is heading our way at an ever increasing rate.
There is no fire brigade coming to our rescue,.
For those of us who are aware of the severity of the crisis we know we are dead people walking and we can see and feel the fire and the horror building.
All complex life on the planet is about to be consumed in an inferno of heat.
Have some compassion now for others, fire is exactly what we are all going to perish from.”

Robins link was sent to “Hambone Little Tail” who has a You Tube Channel called “Humpty Dumpty Tribe” with over 3800 subscribers and 2,149,965 views . Hambone describes himself as a ” Depressed Collapse-atari-an”!!!
Both Paul Beckwith who’s work can be found at PaulBeckwith.net and Professor Guy McPherson,  GuyMcPherson.com  were discussed along with the multitude of tipping points we have crossed and the possibility of our civilisation ending in a nuclear holocaust.

The following interview is the result;

“At the edge of extinction, only love remains”. Guy McPherson 
To keep up with Professor McPherson’s upcoming US tour go to the “Coming Events Tab” on his website.

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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.
Nick Breeze recorded this seminal presentation that is a must watch if you want to understand the horrendous gamble that the dominant culture has taken with all complex life on the planet; Survivable IPCC projections based on science fiction.
More posts by Nick Breeze: http://envisionation.co.uk

We have crossed a multitude of “Tipping Points” and the IPCC has gambled everything on little more than science fiction.
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Baseline Temperature dishonesty at the Edge of Extinction

As we get closer to the collapse of the biosphere, I have been noticing a huge distortion, if not outright lying, in the use of baseline figures for the planetary temperature increase that humans have caused with our crack like and sadly terminal addiction to carbon.
“The Industrial Revolution, which took place from the 18th to 19th centuries, was a period during which predominantly agrarian, rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, which began in Britain in the late 1700s, manufacturing was often done in people’s homes, using hand tools or basic machines. Industrialization marked a shift to powered, special-purpose machinery, factories and mass production.”INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION History.com

“In 1698, Thomas Savery, an engineer and inventor, patented a machine that could effectively draw water from flooded mines using steam pressure. Savery used principles set forth by Denis Papin, a French-born British physicist who invented the pressure cooker. Papin’s ideas surrounding a cylinder and piston steam engine had not previously been used to build a working engine, but by 1705, Savery had turned Papin’s ideas into a useful invention.” additional information here; Who Invented the Steam Engine?
So in 1698 Thomas Savery had a patent on a steam engine powered by coal and this warming influence on the global mean temperature is casually ignored by the much vaunted IPCC

“The IPCC is currently in its Sixth Assessment cycle. During this cycle, the Panel will produce three Special Reports, a Methodology Report on national greenhouse gas inventories and the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).The 43rd Session of the IPCC held in April 2016 agreed that the AR6 Synthesis Report would be finalized in 2022 in time for the first UNFCCC global stocktake when countries will review progress towards their goal of keeping global warming to well below 2 °C while pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5 °C. The three Working Group contributions to AR6 will be finalized in 2021.”
So the IPCC plans to reassess the 1.5C and 2C Voluntary targets in 2021! Personally I shall be surprised if there are any humans on the planet in 2021 considering we are now in early stage runaway and for them to pretend that we will be below either of those temperatures in 2021 is a monumental dereliction of duty in my humble opinion, especially now that our oceans have reached carbon saturation and are now out-gassing carbon instead of being carbon sinks. It appears all the ‘heavy lifting’ that our oceans have been doing has drawn to a close. Yet another feedback loop/ tipping point crossed.

From the good but very conservative Christian and  Hilary Clinton supporting climate blogger!!!! Robertscribbler
“Temperature averages for 2016 are so far about 1.22 C above the 1951 to 1980 baseline or about 1.44 C above 1880s averages.”
Scribbler has us in 2016 at 1.44C above the 1880 average  and Thomas Savery et al has been burning coal since 1698! What happened to that 182 years of emissions?
Admittedly the emissions in the early days of burning coal and later oil were low but ignoring them is in breach of the “Precautionary Principal”
The purpose of this blog post is to get my readers to question every article that quotes warming levels that ignore emissions before some arbitrary  date.
Common people, everything is at stake, lets keep these shylocks honest until the lights go out. Question Everything, brace for imminent impact.

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My presentation at the International Community Development Conference 2017

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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 planning Professor Guy McPherson’s November 2016 NZ and Australian speaking tour which is a follow up to the 2014 speaking tour. 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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