Friday, July 31, 2015

WAR ON MIGRATION Hits Europe - Overpopulation Now Critical Issue, & More

Global Digest Comments


"In just a few short decades life on earth has changed dramatically.  
For in 1961 regimes were building walls to keep people in, and thus stop the national outflow of people. Today, we are ironically rebuilding those same walls to keep people out.  So we  will now need Churchill to rewrite his famous speech and come up with a new metaphoric term  that defines the "New Iron Curtain" that has descended upon so many nations; including the USA, around the globe.

Quite simply, we are facing "Wars On Migration" everywhere because the relationship between geographic carrying capacity and national population numbers are stressed to the limits. These are clear signs that we have reached the overall limits to growth on the planet as forewarned by MIT computer models in the 70's. You can thus expect that things are going to get much worse, before they ever get better.



The overpopulation crisis is also manifesting in many other ways, but what is clear and apparent is that urgent measures are needed to significantly reduce human populations to more harmonious and sustainable levels, before nature has its last word.


And you can rest assured - those will be very unpleasant words, indeed."






“Mass migration could change the face of Europe's civilisation. It is irreversible, There is no way back from a multicultural Europe. Neither to a Christian Europe, nor to the world of national cultures,. If we make a mistake now, it will be forever,"





 Italian policemen in riot gear stand as residents and far right demonstrators protest against a migrants' arrival in the area in Rome, Friday, July 17, 2015. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)




 Syrian refugees in June on the Syrian side of the border crossing at Akcakale.

Now the most walled region in the world, and range from fences inside cities to anti-migrant barriers.



Organic certification is process-based. That is, certifying agents attest to the ability of organic operations to follow a set of production standards and practices which meet the requirements of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 and the [National Organic Program] regulations . . . If all aspects of the organic production or handling process were followed correctly, then the presence of detectable residue from a genetically modified organism alone does not constitute a violation of this regulation.


Young men charge towards the truck, clambering onto the top with pipes, which are then lowered into the tank. Others push the drums in place - there's a mad scramble to fill them up with clean water.
Fights break out as some people are pushed out of the way.
Queue for water in Delhi



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Thursday, July 30, 2015

2015 Temperatures Breaking Planet's All-Time Records Since 1880, & More



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There is a absurd paradox here for cynical minds?. Are climate deniers funding the  expedition to Pluto to discover ways to cool things off on Earth. You never know with those kooks?

Seriously, the thermometer is not going the right way and there is growing evidence in various forms that indicate that the feedback loops are accelerating.  The terrible problem is that we may be past the point on no return along "Donner's Passage" with no plausible rescue  parties arriving to save the day or  to at least mitigate  the inevitable.



One positive observation about the floating snowball (Non-Planet) Pluto is that the mountains are made from ice, so the existence of water elsewhere in the universe suggests  very strongly that there are other possible life forms and life systems in existence. Water being the essence of such constructions. That's good news, but how is it going to help the practical issues of today?








Ocean Temperatures At Record High


Of all the excess heat that results from people's emissions, 93.4% goes into oceans. Accordingly, ocean heat has strongly increased over the years.

NOAA analysis shows that, for the oceans on the Northern Hemisphere, the June 2015 sea surface temperature was at a record high 0.87°C (1.57°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.5°F), as also illustrated by the graph below.




World Breaks Temperature Record as Climate Summit Nears




Earth warmed to a record in the first half of the year, putting new pressure on nations from the U.S. to China to try to curb climate change at a United Nations summit in Paris this December.

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Global land and sea surface temperatures from January through June were 1.53 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average, the highest since recordings started in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a report. The previous record was in 2010.
There was “record warmth across the western United States, parts of northern South America, several regions in central to western Africa, central Asia around and to the east of the Caspian Sea and parts of southeastern Asia,” the NOAA said.


Investment in solar alone will outstrip that of coal generation, with a significant impact on coal 

imports.


Emissions intensity, which was increasing until shortly before June 2012, fell continuously for the two years to June 2014. Since then, it has increased consistently.






The first ever high-resolution image of Pluto was beamed back to Earth on Wednesday showing water ice and 11,000ft (3,350 metre) mountains. The mountains likely formed n 100 million years ago - mere youngsters relative to the 4.56-billion-year age of the solar systemStunning first hi-definition image of Pluto reveals huge 11,000 foot mountains made of water ice and a geologically active surface 

















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Stunning video


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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Glaciers Melting Much Faster Than Predicted, & More






Earth’s Most Famous Climate Scientist Issues Bombshell Sea Level Warning


In what may prove to be a turning point for political action on climate change, a breathtaking new study casts extreme doubt about the near-term stability of global sea levels.
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The study—written by James Hansen, NASA’s former lead climate scientist, and 16 co-authors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields—concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous consensus estimates, resulting in sea level rise of at least 10 feet in as little as 50 years. The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, brings new importance to a feedback loop in the ocean near Antarctica that results in cooler freshwater from melting glaciers forcing warmer, saltier water underneath the ice sheets, speeding up the melting rate. Hansen, who is known for being alarmist and also right, acknowledges that his study implies change far beyond previous consensus estimates. In a conference call with reporters, he said he hoped the new findings would be “substantially more persuasive than anything previously published.” I certainly find them to be.
To come to their findings, the authors used a mixture of paleoclimate records, computer models, and observations of current rates of sea level rise, but “the real world is moving somewhat faster than the model,” Hansen says.


Of all the excess heat that results from people's emissions, 93.4% goes into oceans. 










Pope Francis seen touching the stones of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, on May 26, 2014. (Photo: Nati SHohat/FLASH90)Israeli Sanhedrin  is to put Pope Francis on trial unless he retracts his statement that the Jews have no right to the land of Israel or to Jerusalem. The Sanhedrin has no legal status yet it is comprised of some of the greatest rabbis of the nation.





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a series of quotations to illustrate portions of the Pope’s forceful arguments. 






Image result for dr strange loveAlmost half of Israelis would support a unilateral strike to prevent Iran obtaining the atomic bomb. Nearly three-quarters thought the agreement would accelerate Iran's development of a nuclear weapon, not prevent it.




As a society, we’re armed and dangerous – and always at war, both collectively and individually. We’re endlessly declaring bad guys and endlessly protecting ourselves from them, in the process guaranteeing that the violence continues. And the parallels between “them” and “us” are unnerving.




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