Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hellish Red Pacific Sunsets From Siberia Wildfires

Smoke from Siberian wildfires turns Northwestern sunsets a fiery red


Trajectory of smoke from wildfires in Siberia as it travels over the central Pacific ocean to U.S. Pacific Northwest in April 2015. Graphic: NOAA

The scenes have almost felt like they're out of Hollywood imagination -- brilliant red sunrises and sunsets the last couple of days around Western Washington. 

Why so red? It's a byproduct of the massive wildfires that recently burned a large area in Siberia. 




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The atmospheric winds are aligned this week to carry the smoke across the Pacific Ocean and into the Pacific Northwest. 

First up, to get an idea of just how much smoke is in the atmosphere, look at this visible satellite image taken on April 14 of the southeastern Siberia area where the wildfires got out of control: Read More





Ironically Coined 


"The GATES of Hell "




Dr. Kinesa's - Global Edge


Anybody remember the last line in that book by Milton, Paradise Lost? I think it had something to do with heaven and hell in our minds. 

Oh well... 


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April 30,2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

#Greenland Permafrost Melting Faster Than Snowball In Hell

Why This New Study On Arctic Permafrost Is So Scary


Scientists might have to change their projected timelines for when Greenland’s permafrost will completely melt due to man-made climate change, now that new research from Denmark has shown it could be thawing faster than expected.
Published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Changethe researchshows that tiny microbes trapped in Greenland’s permafrost are becoming active as the climate warms and the permafrost begins to thaw. As those microbes become active, they are feeding on previously-frozen organic matter, producing heat, and threatening to thaw the permafrost even further. Read More  

Melting Faster Than A Snowball In Hell


Dr. Kinesa's - Global Edge

Think of it this way, as the ice melts so does the air conditioning capacity of the planet. There is a point of no return when this process can not be reversed making the fate of all matters assured. 

Metrics on ice can therefore provide  a fairly accurate measure of life capacity and can be modelled to determine timelines. Timelines remember that will articulate exponential speed near the end. 

No further words required.


International Offices
April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

California Water #Crisis May Be Impossible To Fix


A guide to California's water crisis — and why it's so hard to fix




(<a href="http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?CA">California Drought Monitor</a>)

California saw this drought coming. Even if people in the state didn't know it would be this bad — now the worst in recorded history — they've known that dry years are inevitable and had all sorts of ideas for how to deal with them.
But for all that planning, California's current drought has been a disaster. Reservoirs are drying up. Crops are wilting in the fields. For the first time ever, towns and cities will face a mandatory 25 percent cut in their water use.
The problem isn't that no one foresaw the drought. The problem is that no one has been able to solve an underlying issue that is simultaneously less scary and also much harder than a dry spell: California's convoluted water system and intractable water politics. Read More

More Facts And Figures


Dr. Kinesa's - Global Edge

California is fast becoming the stage for one of the biggest climate related disasters; begging the obvious question - who in their right minds would be thinking about growing the state further in any economic  or physical way. The by-product consequences will also drive food costs everywhere to unprecedented heights.

Is this what happens when you put bone-head celebrities in key leadership positions? For sure, this  is not the only reason for the years of short -sightedness.


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April 28, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

#Fukushima Story - Pacific Coast #Sardines Industry Faces Complete Collapse

Pacific Sardine Industry Shutdown Looms As Species Collapses


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Pacific coast sardines are facing a population collapse so severe that Oregon's multimillion-dollar sardine industry almost certainly will be shut down this summer.

Anticipating fishermen will pursue anchovies instead, ocean conservationists are pushing for pre-emptive measures to avoid repeating the collapse with another species.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council, which regulates the fishing industry off the coast of Oregon, California and Washington, is expected to vote Sunday to close the West Coast sardine fishery in response to new population estimates that indicate the species' still hasn't emerged from an eight-year plummet. The Oregonian - Read More.



More Nuclear Fukushima Pacific Coast Fish 



Friday, April 24, 2015

TOP SECRET #ECB CHART - No Bees = No FOOD in Europe?

Nearly one in 10 wild bee species face extinction in Europe while the status of more than half remains unknown - IUCN report


Major threats to bees in Europe. Graphic: IUCN

The first-ever assessment of all European wild bee species shows that 9.2% are threatened with extinction, while 5.2% are considered likely to be threatened in the near future. A total of 56.7% of the species are classified as Data Deficient, as lack of experts, data and funding has made it impossible to evaluate their extinction risk. 
The assessment was published today as part of The IUCN European Red List of Bees and the Status and Trends of European Pollinators (STEP) project, both funded by the European Commission. It provides – for the first time – information on all 1,965 wild bee species in Europe, including their status, distribution, population trends and threats. Read More.

CAN WE SERVIVE WITHOUT BEES


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Water Crisis: Will #California Soon Close Its Golf Courses?

California regulators urge 35 percent reduction in water use for some areas

Future Farmland?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In an aggressive push to reduce water usage statewide, California regulators are proposing that the biggest urban water users cut consumption by as much as 35 percent over the next year.
The State Water Resources Control Board's plan, unveiled Tuesday, would place the heaviest conservation burden on cities and towns with the highest rates of per-capita water consumption, which would include small rural communities as well as affluent enclaves like Newport Beach and Beverly Hills.
Cities that have the lowest per-capita water use — including East Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and Seal Beach — would be required to cut just 10 percent.
Agencies that don't comply with the rules could face fines of up to $10,000 a day. Read More.
Golf Courses Under Pressure

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

DEAD SEA Is Truly Dying As #Sinkholes Grow

Sinkholes as Deep as Eight-Story Buildings Form Along Shoreline of the Disappearing Dead Sea


Sinkholes Litter Shorelines Spelling Doom For Sea


The Dead Sea is disappearing at an alarming rate, leaving behind thousands of sinkholes that are chipping away at the coastline's vibrant and touristy atmosphere.
The Dead Sea - which is actually a lake - is known for being almost 10 times as salty as the ocean and for having the lowest elevation on Earth. However, over the last few decades, the shoreline has become known for sinkholes that appear to just pop up out of nowhere.

Grand Canyon II?



More than 3,000 sinkholes exist along the banks of the Dead Sea, ABC News reported. And some of these craters dive 80 feet into the ground - the equivalent of about an eight-story building. Read More.

Dead Sea Is Drying Up



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

#HEATWAVE - Seriously, Can #California Survive? - #Bloomberg Article

California's New Era of

Heat Destroys All

Previous Records

Sadly, this is only the beginning






The California heat of the past 12 months is like nothing ever seen in records going back to 1895. The 12 months before that were similarly without precedent. And the 12 months before that? A freakishly hot year, too. 

Where's The Polar Vortex - Extremes Everywhere? 


What's happening in California right now is shattering modern temperature measurements—as well as tree-ring records that stretch back more than 1,000 years. It's no longer just a record-hot month or a record-hot year that California faces. It's a stack of broken records leading to the worst drought that's ever beset the Golden State.  Read More

  


REMEMBER 
Unbelievably Sad, With Drought Comes Intenser Fire Seasons


Monday, April 20, 2015

#Ocean Acidification Spells Extinction Backwards


Acidic Oceans

Implicated in Earth's Worst Mass 

EXTINCTION

WASHINGTON 

Commercial fishermen and other mariners form the words ''Acid Ocean'' during an event held to spread the message of saving the oceans from acidification caused by fossil fuel emissions, in Homer, Alaska, in this file photo taken on September 6, 2009. REUTERS/Lou Dematteis

(Reuters) - It is one of science's enduring mysteries: what caused the worst mass extinction in Earth's history. And, no, it is not the one that wiped out the dinosaurs.
Scientists said on Thursday that huge amounts of carbon dioxide spewed from colossal volcanic eruptions in Siberia may have turned the world's oceans dangerously acidic 252 million years ago, helping to drive a global environmental calamity that killed most land and sea creatures.




The researchers studied rocks in the United Arab Emirates that were on the seafloor at the time and contained a detailed record of the changing ocean conditions at the end of the Permian Period. Read More.

Earth's Mass Extinctions 
"NOT "
Extraordinary Events! 
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Friday, April 17, 2015

WATER CRISIS #BRAZIL - A Ghost of #Christmas Future?


Water crisis: 56 Northeastern cities 

are in situation of collapse, says 

Government










BRASILIA — in yet another Government meeting to evaluate the water crisis in part of the country, the diagnosis is that, in the Northeast, there are currently 56 cities in State of collapse, i.e. for more than four days without water.



Will IT Happen Here?





 According to the Government, there is an ongoing kite cars operation being managed by State and local governments. In the Southeast, despite the March rains, the water regime was lower than expected and the reservoirs of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are still operating below the average. Read More





Dicken's Scrooge Also Climate Allegory?




Thursday, April 16, 2015

FIVE LEFT ON EARTH - Beautiful South Asian Dolphins

Dolphin's Death Leaves Only Five of Her Kind


The recent death of one of the remaining six Irrawaddy river dolphins in the Mekong River in Laos highlights the desperate situation for the already critically endangered animal.
Not the Only One, Too

Villagers in Cambodia discovered the female dolphin carcass on April 1, according to news reports in Phnom Penh. She was thought to have been one of the oldest and largest dolphins in the region — a trans-boundary river pool, called the Wang Paa Khaa, which straddles Laos and Cambodia; there are an estimated 85 dolphins remaining in all of the Mekong River, says WWF, of which Cambodia is home to the vast majority. Read More.
At Times There Are NO Words For Loss

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Everyone You Know Going NUTS? Here's' WHY?

Before Civilization Collapses, It Will Go Stark-Raving MAD!

“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.” – by Prometheus, in the Masque of Pandora (1875) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Mad World


April 2015 – CIVILIZATION – The enormous cognitive dissonance between our growing awareness of our civilization’s accelerating collapse, and the ‘news’ in the media and the subjects of most public discourse, continues to baffle me. Though I suspect it shouldn’t. We are all slow learners, preoccupied with the needs of the moment, with a preference for reassurance over truth. I often find myself, these days, at social and other events, at a loss for words, not saying anything, as a result. It’s as if I speak an utterly different language from the people I meet in my day-to-day life, so what’s the point of saying anything? Perhaps this is Gaia’s way of teaching me patience. I continue to vacillate back and forth all the way from the humanist worldview (F. on the ‘map’ above’) to the near-term extinctionist worldview (L.), depending on what I’m doing and who I’m doing it with, or what I’m reading (Charles Eisenstein seems to best represent worldview F. and Guy McPherson best articulates worldview L., and I greatly admire them both). 


I’m happy with company anywhere along that continuum — they both speak my newly-acquired language, though with very different dialects. It’s sad to me that most people find collapse too terrifying to contemplate. I find it liberating. Read More.

Remember Nobody Can Just Fly Over The Cuckoo's Nest???

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