From Real Climate
The climate summaries for 2019 are all now out. None of this will be a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention, but the results are stark." (emphasis added, ed) Kneeling curve graphic
February 25, 2020
JP Morgan warns of end to human life in climate report - - An explosive new report sees economists at the bank calling for a global carbon tax
Can Supercrops Feed 10 BILLION People? - - Norman Borlaugh
I should be reading and writing about the new climate change and its mitigation, but here I am reading and writing about Trump's tyranny: Tyranny Oregon Republicans Disappear for Another Climate Vote - - And this is AntArctica: An Antarctica heat wave melted 20% of an island's snow in 9 days Antarctica experienced its hottest day on record earlier this month, peaking at 64.9 degrees
Fahrenheit. Los Angeles measured the same temperature that day,
On TYT: Matthews is a pig. Fu## him! And I'm not all that hot on Bernie. Yes, he's a climate fighter, but he's not a climate warrior. He's prepared to leverage the war on climate change to enhance the size and depth of the welfare state, another form of intergenerational moral corruption. And sadly, he's the best we've got to start a war on the new climate change, which is too little too late.
February 22, 2020
Finding focus again: March will have What happened before 1850? as a focal point with a nod to the Tyranny issue.
Added a Deep Ecology page, which should have been on Killer Oceans the first day.
Must see - - Adam Schiff was right, Trump would only grow more embolden, worse. For an elitest fund raiser in Trump's name, couples paid $500,000 for a place in Trump's presence, a place to milk the US taxpayers. What this means for increasing ocean toxicty we can only guess; what it means for global warming, we only know too well, more of the same at increasingly increasing rates. Maddow: Time For Warnings Is Past As Trump Openly Abuses Power | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
February 21, 2020
Looking at Tom Smuts "Global Warming and Climate Chage" for needed essay. The IPCC Cryosphere work will remain in the background. The Trump administration continues to ramp up its war on science, which now includes cutting the CDS's budget. Meanwhile, indications point to another Puttin attack on US elections while Trump finds new ways to derail reason in government, top to bottom. Working paper on climate change.
February 9, 2020
I have some of your videos here on climate deception, including Oreskes. My quest began around five years ago when I heard about the Climate Deception Dossiers while listening to the radio (LA, KPFK). I went to the Union for Concerned Scientists and began studying the dossiers and flipped out. For about six weeks, my mind was twisting because of the confusion created by the Dossiers.
The FFI (fossil fuel industry) was coaxing PR people to "cause doubt," like the tobacco industry. I then bought the domain name, ClimateDeception.Net, put it up (it's still up by not well maintained). I place real estate signs on my vehicle advertising: ClimateDeception.Net, What They Knew, When They Knew. Then, I discovered YouTube when I heard Thom Hartman interviewing a representative from the Union for Concerned Scientists about the Climate Deception Dossiers.
So, I got into copying YouTube stuff and started this channel. I then placed that Hartman video on my website. I own six such web sites now but only use three because of the time and cost. I do need to focus, so when you commented, I was already there. But Trump has thrown a monkey wrench into my plans, and I cannot ignore what's going on. Otherwise, I'd be a climate deception guru by now. Thanks for the comments. Reinforcement is important. Cheers!
Socializing eyeglasses is not "socialism."
I once wrote on Killer Oceans' blog that the writer writes because he/she has something to say, paraphrasing Sartre. I also wrote that I wanted to write only about climate science history, climate science, and oceanography involving ocean physics and ocean chemistry. Still, I cannot ignore politics because my future grows more threatened by neoliberalism and Trump (not a neoliberal, but an unhinged non sequitur.)
Now, we perceive our environment with our eyes much of the time, not to mention our reading environment - - you are what you read.
It seems reasonable that socializing the cost of eyeglasses makes sense if we expect people to protect their environment for future generations, dispite Trump-like politicians (Trump's out to kill the EPA).
Easily, if NASA can put the Hubble into space to gaze at solar systems millions of years away, we ought to make eyeglasses affordable. Get this, I paid over $420 for a pair of eyeglasses, and this did not count toward the eye exam. At the time, I had insurance that covered $200 of the eyeglasses, and I paid the rest. That's not the point, though. If we cannot easily socialize anything else, the humanitarian, humane thing to do is socialize the cost of eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
The first telescope grinder also ground eyeglasses, which began in 1610! Get my drift? Hans Lippershey gets credit for the first telescope, we read in the history of science, and Galileo also gets the credit. He improved the design and used it for astronomy, a field the Kepler followed by inventing compound lenses. Telescope on the Hubble and spacecraft use similar devices to study climate on Venus, Mars, and Titan as well as Earth.
So for over four hundred years, the human species shared the knowledge for grinding eye-enhancing technologies. So when does enough become enough to make eyeglasses cheap like hand-held calculators? What's the problem when it comes to medical science and medical technology. Stingy?
"The development of the first eyeglasses took place in Northern Italy in the second half of the 13th century." Wikipedia
I'm not writing about socialism. I'm writing about a humane society that watches out for the general welfare of its population, as indicated by the preamble to the US Constitution, whatever the cement heads say about the "general welfare." And don't let me get biblical, because the baby Jesus preached the Sermon on The Mount and Proverbs points out the sin of usury. What else can we say, think? For crying out loud, prescription eyeglasses now consist of mass-produced pieces of plastic not so different than children's toys.
We need glasses to read about the terrible things politicians continue to do to this planet. We cannot allow politicians and corporations to poison Greta's generation any more than they've already poisoned the atmosphere, oceans, and land.
Summary of Carbon Dioxide
Here's a very useful summary of where we're at with carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, as well as carbon sink losses worldwide: Blue Carbon. An invisible time bomb.
February 6, 2020
Added Ocean Deoxygenation video to Ocean Oxygen Loss: Our Ocean's Oxygen Supply & Demand Issue to Ocean Oxygen Loss page.
February 5, 2019
Draft dodger president now controls the US political system. Future generations need a Congress filled with scientists who rely on evidence (fact) based science with peer review, instead of lawyers bowing to Mammon.
Now, the US, officially, now ranks as a third-world nation. What would Berry Godwater and William F. Buckley say? Romney turns out with a high character, giving some power to the comment, mayber there's something tot he Mormon stuff:
February 1, 2019
January proved the obvious, the US brand of liberal democracy will not protect future generations from worldwide genocide.
In February, I'm back to why blog. Mostly, I blog to document the madness so I know where to find something of my past thoughts. As before, it's not something I care to write, but facts need a sheltered place in this growing war on science and facts.
I cannot ignore the war on science or the war on wild nature. Rainforests around the world burn as I write these lines.
Climate science, academic, government, and corporate (Exxon, Shell, BP) told us decads ago what we were doing. Now the proof burns itself into wild nature: Why Australia is on fire.
So in February, I will document previous and current madness as it emanates from the White House of the United States.
Sharpie-gate gives the world, and history, a look into Trump's simple mind, that putrid intellect representing the USA. I use the term "intellect" with some caution. Trump's manipulation of truth, facts, and science should remind us of the Nazi state's manipulation of truth, facts, and science. I'm just waiting to hear 19th-century theories of race and racism come out of his mouth.
So, these days, it's not easy to keep politics out of science, considering the nature of Trump's assessment of climate science, "a hoax."
Misusing the presidency, abusing science, we now have emails showing how Trump roiled NOAA during Hurricane Dorian - - This event, alone, should have warned us that Trump lied about the Ukraine affair from day one, his "perfect call." He's out making mischief with his power to benefit himself, and he will not stop."
Trump did his best to hide this report by having it released on Black Friday, the day American lose their minds and "shop and shop until they drop."
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Help me!': video shows Florida officer arresting six-year-old after tantrum - How did Florida raise a man to become a "peace officer" and not teach the basics?
Chapter 4.1: The hermeneutic circle - -Interpretaation, meaning is holistic.
Vladimir Propp: Morphology of the Folk Tale
Ways In and Out of the Hermeneutic Circle - art and basis of interpretation -
Russia Is Aiding Pres. Trump In 2020 Election, According To The New York Times | MTP Daily | MSNBC
State of the Climate: How the World Warmed in 2019
Here's an important video interview with Timothy Snyder, autor of On Tyranny, Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century: Is the U.S. Headed Towards Tyranny? Timothy Snyder Discusses | Amanpour and Company - - How can we help following generations cope with the new climate change with a draft-dodging, climate denier in the White House promoting tyranny? I'm struck by Adam Schiff's warning about what Trump would do following his impeachment. It's stunning how he summed up Trump's anticipated behavior.
Trump, Barr Imposition Sets D.C. Federal Prosecutors On Edge | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
Must see - - Adam Schifft was right, Trump would only grow more embolden, worse. For an elitest fund raiser in Trump's name, couples paid $500,000 for a place in Trump's presence, a place to milk the US taxpayers. What this means for Killer Oceans' increasing toxicty we can only guess; what it means for global warming, we only know too well, more of the same at increasingly increasing rates. Maddow: Time For Warnings Is Past As Trump Openly Abuses Power | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
Trump now restricts congressional access to vital intelligence relating to Russia and elections. This means autocracy: A 'Virtual Decapitation' Of the Intel Community | Morning Joe | MSNBC - - Autocracy defined: government in which one person has uncontrolled or unlimited authority over others; the government or power of an absolute monarch.
Fascism and what it likes like: DOJ Memo Shows Barr's Lid On Reported Giuliani Investigation | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
Very Interesting, considering recent history. Maddow: With The Rule Of Law Failing Under Trump, Just Diagnosing The Problem Isn’t Enough | MSNBC
Adam Schiff on being Not OK - - Joe: GOP Has Overreached In Calling For Adam Schiff To Resign | Morning Joe | MSNBC
Lawrence: Prayer Breakfast Rant Shows Trump Doesn't Understand What Love Is | The Last Word | MSNBC - How Trump's National Prayer Breakfast Remarks Compare To Obama And Bush | The 11th Hour | MSNBC (Mammon, covetousness, directs Trump, Republican Party, not Jesus) - - Nancy Pelosi: Trump's Comments At National Prayer Breakfast Were 'So Inappropriate' | MSNBC - -
Joe Reads Bible To Critique Trump’s Prayer Breakfast Speech - - Humility vs. Hubris: Clinton, Trump In Their Own Words Post-Impeachment | Morning Joe | MSNBC
Pay attention - - How the Trump administration normalizes destroying records
Trump's Brain Glitches Badly During SOTU 2020
GOP gave Trump a blank check to do his own thing as the US slides toward a 1930s-style Germany, and the lowest common denominator politics as witnessed on the Trum State of the Union. Historian: With Impeachment Acquittal, the GOP Has Given Trump a Blank Check to Do Anything He Wants - =- Meanwhile, ocean warming, ocean acidification, and ocean deoxygenation increase parallel with climate deception. The rule of law acidifies like the oceans.
Historian: With Impeachment Acquittal, the GOP Has Given Trump a Blank Check to Do Anything He Wants
Historian: With Impeachment Acquittal, the GOP Has Given Trump a Blank Check to Do Anything He Wants
Wall Street Pete: Buttigieg Fundraiser PROTESTED After Iowa Debacle
|Stalin lives: Bill Barr Makes Himself Gatekeeper Of Investigations Of Campaigns | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC - - Now, place this piece of information in the context of Trump's attempts to use foreign interference for his reection.|
Romney, long-term strategy or character? Either way, he did the right thing: Romney gives MUST-WATCH interview on bombshell vote to convict Trump
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