3.22.2016

Ocean Cooling: Alarm Bells

8.22.2013

NEW SOLAR MINIMUM?

The 2013 peak of the solar maximum has fizzled out - sunspot activity remains very low. Scientists now think we may be headed for a new, prolonged minimum. So we may get a 20-30 year respite from global warming if this pans out. But once the minimum fades and the sun returns to normal activity, the warming kicks in again. Article here

4.22.2013

EXPECT A MAJOR ICE COLLAPSE SOMETIME SOON

The weakening of sea ice shelves and glaciers all around the world continues to quicken. It is not long before a major collapse of a massive glacier on Greenland or another ice shelf collapse in Antarctica occurs - on a scale larger than we've ever seen. These areas of Greenland seem especially vulnerable.

5.29.2012

GERMANY HITS 50% POWER FROM SOLAR

America could have done this decades ago if our leaders had not so cravenly and consistently caved to the fossil fuel and nuclear industries. Instead we got the fake energy crisis of '99-'00 which saw Enron and Bush admin. ship billion$ from California to Texas in a corrupt energy-market manipulation scheme and now Obama expands drilling, frakking and plays kissy-poo with the nuclear industry while China builds the windmills our workers could be building and we could have been 50% solar by 2000. 

4.20.2012

SUN STARTING TO SIZZLE?

Is today the day the Sun transitions into its high phase of sunspot activity - due to peak around mid-2013? Get ready for some severe droughts and extra severe storm activity (and possibly a couple of power knockouts due to CMEs) over the next 2 years. [image updated: May 6, 2012]

3.19.2012

FOLLOW AUSTRALIA'S EXAMPLE: 30% MINING TAX

Great job Australia. The U.S. should absolutely follow suit (as it is now, mining interests are governed by a 150-year-old law which sees them pay almost nothing for rights and in fees and taxes)

3.08.2012

KIRIBATI SINKING UNDER THE WAVES: TOTAL POPULATION RELOCATION

Perhaps those who honestly doubt climate change could visit one of the atolls in Kiribati and talk the people there who now have to relocate their entire population. I say honestly because most climate change deniers are partisan hacks or paid hacks who know better but lie about it to manipulate certain lesser educated voting blocs.

2.27.2012

1.30.2012

BAYER PESTICIDE KEY CULPRIT IN BEE DIE-OFFS?

I think we all knew eventually man-made chemicals would be at the heart of the problem. This new study shows a link to a specific widely-used pesticide that even in very low levels contributes to vastly higher bee mortality

12.14.2011

METHANE MONSTER ON THE LOOSE

Global warming is about to really pick up speed ... the long-feared methane sinks are starting to release in levels that are shocking scientists, and it only stands to get worse. I knew by 2005 it was too late to slow or stop man-made warming ... now the disaster-planning should start ... when those western glacial sheets of Greenland slough off to the ocean the world will really wake up.

10.20.2011

WARMING: SCIENCE SETTLED

In a terrific irony a new study funded in part by the billionaire right-wing Koch brothers (who are behind the climate change debunking movement) has correlated almost entirely with existing data sets that show a clear warming trend. Article here

10.09.2011

BAG IT, TAG IT, CASH IT OUT

The global kleptocracy that is the international banking/trade system has made it clear that Earth is just a commodity for them to strip, squeeze, use and suck dry - and that includes its people ... any meaningful move toward real environmental protections for wildlife, oceans, the air and humanity have gone into limbo and most initiatives are stalled or going nowhere fast. The economic realignment the banksters orchestrated is partly in play to weaken and quash environmental regulations besides it main goals of equalizing labor costs globally, reducing the social welfare networks of Western democracies, and to restrict political and information freedoms. The wealthy elites who really control policy in the political arena have made it clear - we don't care if our children or any future people have a livable world.

9.10.2011

GREAT RED SPOT

You could fit Earth into it 3 times. It resides between opposing jet streams in Jupiter's southern hemisphere. It is several degrees warmer than its surroundings. It spins counter-clockwise (except for the center, which spins slowly clockwise). It has existed for at least hundreds of years. It's darker red colored center and reason for being are not fully understood. My theory: a manifestation of magnetic energy perhaps related to its magnetic "tether" to the Sun.

9.01.2011

SOLAR CYCLE SHIFTING TO MAXIMUM PHASE

119 sunspots as of today ... transition begins to Solar Maximum - with a peak around 2013

GOB-SMACKING RATE OF ICE MELT IN GREENLAND

2nd giant ice island due to melt away much quicker than scientists expected (link has pics and video) - here

7.07.2011

HOT WORLD FOR YOUR CHILDREN

If you have kids 10 or younger you should take them to all the cool and green places that you can before they reach adulthood so they'll have childhood memories to share with their children about a once green/blue world with abundant wildlife. As global warming continues its runaway momentum and the world sees more species die-offs, more severe weather, and overall temperature rise ... the ice will melt, the green places will decrease, deserts will expand, and it will be a more hostile climate in which people live.

6.20.2011

OCEANS IN SEVERE DECLINE - NEW REPORT

The latest scientific panel to weigh in says the Earth's oceans are in a state of decline far worse than current models predicted, and the pace is much faster than expected. Species die-offs, pollution and methane release are the key dangers for ocean life and for humans. 


Part of the solution is simple: vast tracts of ocean must be put off-limits to all fishing activities for extended periods (1-5 years) and this must be enforced by joint military efforts (or an internationa environmental militia must be assembled to do it). Article here

6.17.2011

SONG OF THE SUN

What is the sun singing? All that heat and light and it turns out that sound seems to be the key to understanding the sun. The current solar sunspot cycle seems out-of-whack somehow, baffling scientists. The normal pattern would have the sun continuing to intensify its sunspot cycle to greater density and intensity until around 2013 and then cycle down to a low number and low activity by 2020. But the sound waves that course through the Sun are singing a different tune - they tell scientists that the Sun may actually be peaking early this sunspot cycle and that the spots may come to an abrupt end - for possibly quite a while. Article here

5.11.2011

AH HUMANS, DISASTER-REACTIVE

Now that Japan has suffered probably the worst nuclear disaster in history (I'll bet we'll find out ultimately it released as much radiation as Chernobyl) their government has made the wise choice to abandon nuclear power in favor of green renewable energy - article here

4.21.2011

ANOTHER PREDICTION

In my 8-5-10 post I noted that sunspot activity shifted and hence warming was kicking into gear as of that day, and I was right. We've gone from 70% spotless days to 17% spotless days to <1% spotless days. The solar sunspot cycle is due to peak in 2013 and it will be a very different world than we've known the past few years. Severe droughts will be beginning or underway in many parts of the world, heatwaves of record proportions will be afflicting major population centers, more species migration will be in evidence and don't be surprised if we've had a major ice shelf collapse in Greenland by then. Also a few very destructive hurricanes/cyclones will have likely hit and forced some environmental refugee migration. Farmers had better plan for a couple of rough years. Asshole greedmeisters who short commodities in the markets will make some money.