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How do the climate emergency deniers get away with their deceptions? See The American Denial of Global Warming with Naomi Oreskes

Today's CO2 ppm (Expect CO2 ppm to drop during summer months as photosynthesis kicks in)

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May 1, 2019 - May Day

A blog easily becomes a format for its writer writer. The writer's audience may easily slide between self and other, between first person, second person, and third person. This is why blogs are so useful for so many of us, besides a place to store fleeting thoughts. Since the start of Killer Oceans, this blog became an important organizing tool and motivator for researching. In the end, it means nothing more than any other hobby's meaning.

I keep this blog for personal reference rather than public information because of my environmental web sites' growing pains. I hope to begin work on the following, and as of now they have no content::

The more I study these subjects, which are new to me, the more depressed I become. I started with climate deception about 4 years ago. I then migrated to climate science history for more understanding. Depression quickly set in.

Grief

I understand that this experience is not unique and others experience full-blown grief. At times, I too sensed grief, but could not identify it; I kept feeling as if someone I knew recently died.

I understood this "grief" feeling once I heard Christopher Hitchens use of "grief." He uses it to explain feelings that arise when the inevitability of climate catastrophe becomes understood, when hope is lost. I lost hope over 4 years ago, probably decades ago considering nuclear proliferation, oligarchs, and the death of nature.

More, I lost hope for certain, with the ugly, deadly detail of climate deception and the inevitable climate catastrophe that grows every day. The US Government now holds hands with fossil fuel and media oligarchs while the US population remains mystified by the corporate and oligarch ran media, a Reagan gift to the rich and powerful. Who needs world enemies with a government like the US Government?

Today's CO2 ppm is at about 414.88 ppm and will soon go down because of increased photosynthesis; then it will rise again and, if physics and chemistry still work, Earth's carbon dioxide ppm will topple 415 ppm for thousands of years, short of a technological miracle and mass sympathy for the 7th Generation - - not likely.

Grief is a good word for what people experience when they connect the dots between climate deception by governments and corporations. We had time to avoid what is coming and did nothing. There's more in this vein on the April Blog for Killer Oceans. Climate Deception Network has more too with one long rant.

Added NASA's climate time machine link to home page. Today's CO2 ppm is at 414.88.

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May 3, 2019

Uploading Global Ocean Warming page and returning to glossary for brainstorming.

Methane - Methane is 28 times more efficient at trapping heat in the Earth's atmosphere compared to carbon dioxide, and current levels in the atmosphere are higher than at any point in the past 2,000
years.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Warming of the World Ocean - NOAA

May 4, 2019 - Spain moves toward its own version of a Green New Deal; Britain makes a so-so effort to decarbonize, and the USA remains entwined in climate deception and climate denial.

May 5, 2019 - Microsoft shows its true colors and values by joining those in league to kill climate change lawsuits -- from The Guardian. I should have foreseen this. There's more on the way for sure. The corporate interest is to ensure taxpayers foot the bill for corporate malfeasance in global warming issues.

Solient Green, a fun video for those of us interested in human population issues. Remember this movie when in traffic, "Solient Green traffic."

Civilization is a heat engine. Abrupt Climate Change:

Man and Nature - George Perkins Marsh

  • "Action is the Antidote to despair" - "Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." Edward Abby
  • 'I say to my soul, be patient and wait without hope, for to hope is to hope for the wrong thing.' T.S Elliot.
  • "I don't want your hope. I want you to panic." Greta Thundering.

May 7, 2019 Crystal Ball:

Writing and thinking as if it's too late:

May 8, 2019 - Posted Ian Masters audio on YouTube, US human caused global warming denial and Arctic region's resource extraction -- war a real outcome of US geopolitics.

Climate science is not dependent on computer models, in spite of what climate deniers claim. Here's a short video explaining this fact from Yale Climate Change Connections.

May 9, 2019 - Good news for plastic, maybe - - The "Holy Grail" for decomposing plastic may be in the works, if a recent report pans out. A major link in land plastic may be in the works, poly(diketoenamine), PDK. This substance allegedly helps to cause the immutable bonds of common plastic to breakdown.

For the oceans, a technological fix remains elusive; creating killer oceans arises from the long life residence of plastic in the global oceans; at this moment, plankton in the Arctic Ocean are now ingesting plastic. A mother-to-be whale found dead in Italy carried 49 pounds of plastic in her stomach.

May 10, 2019 -

May 14, 2019

May 16, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez on Biden "Middle Ground."

May 19, 2019

From Grist - Arctic sea ice melt, a technological fix? Spreading silica microbeads across lake surface ice shows promise for increasing ice thickness. Silica microbeads (sand from quartz) appears safe for marine life, compared to nanobeads used in makeup. I never thought much of makeup, anyway. I prefer reversing Killer Oceans into caring and sharing oceans for all of Mother Earth's babies. Grist notes Dr. Leslie Field of Ice911 and the Foundation for Climate Restoration. Climate Restoration's goal is to "restore climate" to what is was "100 years ago." I don't see this as so great. What's wrong with per-industrial levels?

At least these folks want to stop permafrost defrost. Still, the logical act is to reduce CO2 levels below our industrial pollution levels; at least that seems like the decent thing to do for the 7th generation. Like, if you pour oil in your neighbors driveway, should you clean it up?

May 20, 2019

  • Doomer Essay - It is worse than that
  • Robert Fanny interview on Radio EcoShock, Climate Threats & Electric Dreams—Robert Fanney global warming interview -- Fanny has an interest in electric cars, but don't be mislead. He's very knowledgeable when it comes to climate science and population matters.
  • April 2019 was 2nd hottest April on record for the globe - Record setting will, is becoming the norm.
  • Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment - "Global heating" is more accurate than "global warming."
    "Climate emergency" is more accurate than "climate change."
  • Daily, I remind myself of what the 7th Generation's defenders are up against, and Inhofe comes to mind. He is, was, only one of THEM; they number in the millions and their numbers grown exponentially as they spread and grow their killer ideologies. Oligarchs monitor, enhance killer deceptions. Most of us live in isolation, alienated. By choice, design, happenstance, we live apart. We're alienated from nature, too. This this is not good. I saw AOC and Kerry on YouTube trying to get through to a republican cement head congressman, and he would had zero sympathy for the growing climate crisis and what it means. I see no real movement toward a remedy of our isolation and inability to make the right moves happen. We need to get used to living without hope and learn to help following generations understand what lead to ongoing political, economic, and ecological deceptions, all of which became possible by our isolation from one another and nature.

May 22


She earned my support, despite her growth sympathies, by telling her supporters about Exxon's climate deceptions, Exxon's 1970s climate science research and subsequent cover-ups. I would be living in bad faith if I ignored her and her politics.

Still, I remain wary of politicians and know that Democratic Socialists ("creeping socialism" a generation ago), can lie just like oligarch "news" media and republican climate deceivers. But, she earned her stripes and my support by taking on the climate deceivers.


And what is this about "socialism"? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes is not a socialist and far from it. Democratic Socialists abide by the nation state's welfare posture, it's a welfare state, a state within a capitalist nation-state. Democratic Socialists will willingly work along with billionaires like Elon Musk to reduce carbon dioxide pollution. They can live with capitalism, then.


Usually, when commercial and oligarch news media say the word "socialism," they fail to define their meaning of it; in fact, they mislead their listeners. For the oligarch stations, it means services and resources they do not believe we deserve as participants and protectors of "society." For them, taxpayers should pay for roads (which are great for subsidizing business), firefighters, police, and wars, but not universal health care and higher education, which benefits "society," "a rising tide lifts all boats." and more. But watch out the next time they want a draft! Then it's "all for one and one for all." Always.


Regressing, from where does this oligarch defined socialism's power arise, from the top, from the bottom, from elsewhere? For Marx and Engels, the creators of "scientific socialism," the power of socialism arose within the ranks of the working class, the proletariat. From within the factories, fields, and farms, the proletariat would wield its political power. "To each according to their ability, to each according to their needs" defined modern socialism.

Cortes does not echo this idea, not the classical proletariat's definition of socialism, not scientific socialism.


It would not matter at this point of history anyway. A transition to socialism requires vast surpluses, enormous amounts of surplus value. Our politicians and fossil fuel corporations indebted humanity to catastrophic climate damage rather than universal care, not a sane future.

That socialism will somehow arise out of ashes is absurd. Like capitalism and communism, socialism requires growth, and human population, resource depletion, and carbon dioxide pollution set limits to growth. Maybe a simple, human scale, mutual-aid, ecological approach will save Earth for the 7th Generation. Their future prospects dim with each passing day powered by the status-quo, in any case.


It doesn't matter if Ocasio-Cortes is a Democratic Socialist or a billionaire libertarian ensconced within the anti-science Republican Party. What matters is that she tells her generation how we got to this point, the point of growing carbon dioxide density, and corporate and government complicity in their threats to the 7th Generation. That's what matters and should be the only thing that matters, climate truth about our growing climate damage.

And again and again, Occasion-Cortez cannot, magically or otherwise, induce a transition to socialism, no one such power exists. Threats to capitalism are not from socialism, but from malfeasance by polluting, lying corporations and lying politicians. Population growth, resource depletion, and climate damage by rising carbon dioxide pollution are the single most issues. Occasion-Cortez makes part of this matter known to her generation.

Recent NOAA research in the near-bottom South Pacific revealed that water originating in Antarctica now warms three times faster than during the 1990s.

May 24, 2019

Added water vapor answer to Killer Oceans FAQs. Water vapor kicks in as a positive feedback loop initiator, although it remains for a short period, compared to carbon dioxide. Its life in the atmosphere lasts long enough to cause havoc on a planet out of balance, loss of equilibrium between ocean heat and atmospheric heat. Heating atmospheric water vapor increases stormy weather, decouples Arctic vortex from standard patterns, rhythm, melts ice and snow, and more. It can only grow in volatility at this point. Query, what degree of atmospheric water vapor acidification occurs as atmospheric CO2 density increases, if any? Ocean acidification, crop damage, forest damage

  • Trump administration's 1984 directive to a Center for Disease Control employee, climate scientist, to stop using the word "climate change." Climate change "does pose a grave threat to human health. . . . The slow demise of human inhabitability." Hugh M. Hefner, CDC scientist,
  • For the Open Society (about 430 B.C.): Although only a few may originate a policy, we are all able to judge it. PERICLES OF ATHENS. Karl Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies.
  • Harsh News from the Weatherman

May 26, 2019

May 28, 2019

  • New Your Times - - 5,000 immigrants now entering the US per day. Drug cartel violence (gringo drug addiction), climate damage (fossil fuel addiction), and oligarch driven, corporate supported politics drive this humanity northward Sun drenched, parch farms, may be the beginning of the discernible, inevitable climate damage; query, how many climate scientists in Trump's cabinet?
  • Ben Franklin: Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind, peopling of Countries
  • Trump ramps up war on climate science. Again we see damaging government climate deception and promotion of climate ignorance. See NASA's Frequently Asked Questions on climate change. Learn the answer to the glacier riddle. How do we know? - FAQs

May 29, 2019

May 30, 2019

  • Dahr Jamail (Clip), an important video for dealing with grief and comments on Guy McPhearson, "Wizard of the Temple of Doom. From Jamail, "Countless glaciers, rivers, lakes, forests, and species are already vanishing at a pace never seen before, and all of this from increasing the global mean temperature by “only” 1°C above preindustrial baseline Temperature."
  • Jamail, Dahr. The End of Ice (p. 5). The New Press. Kindle Edition.
  • Republican Justin Amash
  • Extreme weather is pummeling the Midwest, and farmers are in deep trouble -- saving this as an addition to Climate Damage web site, which I need to brainstorm. Three ideas come to mind. One, "climate damage" as an inconvenience or life-threatening climate change treat to life forms prior to the industrial reticulation, 1775; two, climate damage as an inconvenience and life-threatening to humans and other species, and three, climate damage as a narrower concept applying to insurance related, mitigation, efforts, and so on. It's important to stipulate "noise" from science based findings.
  • Understanding steadfast climate denial in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence. Three relating modes of dogmatism: closed cognitive systems, authoritarianism, and intolerance.

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It's not a question about "left" or "right," it is a question of defending the ecological prospects of the 7th Generation. What else could be more important to future generations, those toddlers in need of protection from the State and corporate moral corruption, and starving neighbors.

Biden buying into deniers' "middle ground," after decades of "wait and see." This is when baby boomers need to step up and help younger people understand where we are at and what got us here.

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World population and oil production in tandem. Humane human population reduction with education and incentives not in the cards. Why? Global war now in the deck. Where's government? Where's education? Where's religion? Tap top, right "X" to exit.