I make a long scientific article short here by showing the two most important graphics. Cheap energy enabled all of the wonderful and creative things we humans credit ourselves for discovering in the last 400 years or so. Our industrial and "information" economy cannot afford expensive energy, and it needs lots of liquid fuels, too. Of course, global warming is now baked-in, and liquid fuels are much more expensive, taking a lot of the energy per barrel to get the next barrel, transport it and refine it. We can't keep putting it in cars. We need the plastics, and drugs, and we need the diesel trucks and trains to run. What will be the politics of that existential reality? Trump is denying climate change. Why acknowledge what is unavoidable and pretend to address it with the toothless Paris Accord lie? Lie differently. Just deny it. You and I need to work out our own micro solutions. That may be all that there is in 200 years. Pass-on something useful. Industrial civilization will burn coal. It will burn oil and gas while they are cheap, then use them for synthetic materials and fighter-jet fuel when they are costly. Forget tar sands and biodiesel. There is no more hydroelectric to build... Wind can build out more, but the best spots are rapidly taken, and wind farms change the wind patterns by extracting energy. Solar panels will be with us as long as we have the fossil fuels, mining and factories to make them. Can we live without air conditioning? Really? How about no internet? You can't get fuel, electricity and groceries without the internet these days. It all stops. Everything stops.
Pepe Escobar presents "The G20 from Hell" (Lots of dysfunction detailed here)
“We take note of the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from the Paris Agreement."
“The Leaders of the other G20 members state that the Paris Agreement is irreversible."
Israel will kill anybody it sees fit to kill in Syria, no matter what Trump and Putin, and everybody else agree to.
Saudi Arabia already kills whoever it sees fit to kill within it's borders, whole towns, "citizens", with white phosphorous, whatever works. None of your business. Thanks Eleni.
The American Police State's Answer to Free Speech is Brute Force", Thanks Bill.
Wearing black, and body armor, and covering your face, and having powerful guns, all make a person use the gun and the club more, lots more. Nothing else is possible...
"The false reality constructed for Americans parallels perfectly the false reality constructed by Big Brother in George Orwells’ dystopian novel 1984.
Paul Craig Roberts points out more lies from our wholly-oligarch-controlled free media. Our owners will protect us from Muslim terrorists and Vladimir Putin and North Korea, no matter how poor it makes us, or how much more security they need to hire for our protection.
Mish Shedlock: "The Clinton Foundation received actual monetary donations. Trump received useless information from Russians hoping to switch the conversation to something else." "Fox News dropped a bombshell report officially confirming, via anonymous FBI sources, what many had suspected for quite some time, that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich was the WikiLeaks source for leaks which proved that the DNC was intentionally undermining the campaign of Bernie Sanders."
Here is the link to 28,882 emails from Hillary Clinton's private server, when she was Secretary of State, and killing Libyans, and so on. Thanks Eleni.
With all due respect to your paragraph on climate change, we need to make it clear that the problem is not carbon dioxide (which if you understand anything about the environment, is the most essential nutrient for plants in photosynthesis as well as just about every medical component created by plants) but petroleum based products (i.e. oil, pesticides, herbicides and even medicines which are oversupplied and over used) as well as chemtrails, emf smog. If you actually review the 570 million years of data on carbon dioxide levels you would discover that we are at one of the lowest carbon dioxide levels in the history of the earth. As well when the CO2 data is overlaid on the temperature data for the earth, you discover there is no relation between the movements of one and the movements of the other over time. It's classic misdirection. What people should be really focused on is what multinational corporations such as Bayer/Monsanto are trying to do to change the rules around what is classified as a pesticide or herbicide as well as how GMOs are tested. They should be more concerned with the implementation of the establishment's Health2020 directive where they want to ensure that all of us are pumped with extremely dangerous neurotoxins in the form of vaccines under the supposed guise to "improve" the health of the population going forward. If you want to see another example (outside of the US where autism rates are skyrocketing) of the impact of required vaccines have had on the population than look at autism rates in Ireland over the last couple of years. Returning to energy we've known how to produce clean energy for more than 100 years (going back to the late 1800s with Tesla et al) but the establishment has on the one hand prevented it from happening and the inventors not understanding the landscape needed to open source it to prevent themselves from dying through "unfortunate accidents or suicides". If you want to get a sense of how backwards our approach to energy is watch this video presentation by Nassim Harramein https://youtu.be/BFbCYOfxOnIReplyDelete
All the best,
It's nice to get a response from a human. The CO2 and temperature levels for the cool epoch we humans evolved in, are quite different, as you observe, from the higher temperature and CO2 levels over most of planetary history. We will see how that plays out. CO2 was being sequestered by geology, as was methane. That is now reversed. We humans have also dramatically overrun most global ecosystems. Ocean levels of plankton are halved recently. We are running a program, global corporate capitalism, which has to run on increasing disorder, destruction of complex systems to gain a bit of thermal energy. Global capitalism must increase entropy to run. It is sort of incidental that the business of vaccines, now protected against lawsuits, happens to damage humans, but the system requires features like that, "externalization of costs", in order to function. When global financial capitalism collapses from the end of growth (inevitable, and already at Wile-E-Coyote inflection), what will happen to our kids and grandkids and the few remaining undomesticated animals and ecosystems? I sure don't know. I'm worried about all the stuff you mention, and I'd be even more worried about us getting "unlimited" energy. We're the sorcerer's apprentice. We just proved it.