Changing Global Web of Life, June 2017


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 01 June 2017

CHANGING WEATHER,
&

CHANING WORLD,
NEWS

 June 2017

Updated Daily


June 29

The transitions between seasons, their basic character, their timing, temp, and humidity transitions have all changed. The directions from which the seasonal winds blow have changed. These changes are reverberating through and disrupting webs of life that wrap around the whole planet.

Blooming, feeding, mating, and migration patterns of all living things are changing around the world.

Here we track the obvious and the subtle human affects on Nature. The club and the knife, if you will.

 

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June 29

Bigger Problem than Two Tunnels

Oceans are warming rapidly, study says,
INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, June 29, 2017.

 

 

June 28

Moron Meeting of Great Minds

"Nature Letter"

Turning the climate tide by 2020,
POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH (PIK), June 28, 2017.

This is no more than corporate scientists rearranging the deck chairs on our global, "titanic."

The underlaying assumptions of endless growth, of the endless greed driving our polity and economy, and funding these scientists themselves, must first be identified as the problem, then destroyed to save the climate.
“Moderating” our destructive behaviors will not help. We are far past the point of effective, "moderation." Only eliminating growth will stop our final destruction of our ancient traditional ecology.

It is these scientist's own assumptions of endless growth driving our ecological destruction.

These fools have not yet even identified the real causes of our problems, being institutilized greed and corruption, let alone come up with "scientific solutions" for a problem rooted in corrupt desires. Thus they are no more than a meeting of mumbling morons misaddressing the ethical and spiritual basis of our "environmental" problems scientifically.

That's the misapplied, "hope," offered by their letter.

The Real Deal
The Corporate Growth Machine of Death is wounded both internally and externally, and will become increasingly dangerous to Man and Nature until it is finally subjagated to principals, is killed, or as it continues to dominate as it brings our whole freeking Natural World down with it as it falls.

These scientists are nothing more than a distraction, a, “sideshow,” offering “scientific hope” to justify our Corporate Growth Machine of Death as our ancient ecology is finally and fully consumed by the very greed and corruptions driving the CGMD, as the very Spirit of Life itself is eaten by their corporate sponsors, and dissappears.

These science-fools are using the wrong tools for the "nature" of the problem we confront. They brought a microscope to a political-propaganda-spiritual knife fight, and are wondering out loud why they and their approach are so full of holes...

Because their scientific method only addresses the symptoms of our problem, not its causes.

Science has not a clue how to take the fundamental measure, quality, or quantification of the motivitations driving their numbers. Taking first measure of the brutal spirit of violent greed driving our global expansion predicts our final outcome.
It is the nature and spirit of our motivations conditioning all of our human and ecological outcomes. The power of science cannot change the motivation of its application, which is the key factor affecting outcomes.

Science seems to have focused itself on only measuring and counting the rising numbers tracking human consumption and environmental destruction, while ignoring the most predictive indicator of outcome: the measure of the content of the character and motivation of the participants, in this case, mankind.

Both escape scientific analysis in this letter, which relys on some diffuse hope that somehow mankind will act differently than during the whole previous history of man. No, we will keep pillaging Mother Nature until she peels our cold, dead fingers off her neck, and continues along on Its way without us.

 

 

 

Vulnerabilities

High sea surface temperatures may affect immune competence of California sea lions,
PLOS, June 28, 2017.

 


Big System Wide Changes

More summer sunshine leading to increased Greenland ice melt,
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, June 28, 2017.

 

 

 

June 26

 HEATWAVES
Quadruple by 2030

We’re going to have more extreme heat waves,
Chico ER, June 25, 2017.

More Below

 

 

Resulting In

Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100,
Cornell University, June 26, 2017.

 

 

After-report
HEATWAVE
Southwest of US just got Tortured,
120 in Phoenix !

Extreme Heat in the Southwest,
Climas, UA, June 15, 2017.

 

Wildfires blazing under extreme heat out West,
CNN, June 25, 2017,

 

Record Heat in California

 

 

 

June 23

Ma Nature's Wild Ride

How the climate can rapidly change at tipping points,
ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE, HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH, June 23, 2017.

 

 

June 22

 Uh-Oh

Pollinator extinctions alter structure of ecological networks,
EMORY HEALTH SCIENCES, June 21, 2017.

 Bee News

 

 

TURTLES

Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles,
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY, June 21, 2017.

 

 

Growing into the Jaws of Doom

Climate Change Is Shrinking the Colorado River,
Water Deeply, June 22, 2017.

Fish & Water News

 

 

The New Normal

Sick of Sacramento days above 104°? Scientists say your kids will see a lot more of them,
Sac Bee, June 21, 2017.

 

 

 

June 21

 

Rise of Era of Heat Waves Observed

Here, There, Everywhere

Hot summer frequents Europe-west Asia and northeast Asia after the mid-1990s,
INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, June 22, 2017.

See second article below

 

 

June 19

Chinese Filth Pollutes whole N Hemisphere

The Asian summer monsoon -- a smokestack to the Northern Hemisphere stratosphere,
INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, June 19, 2017.


Moving our manufacturers to filthy China is the gift that keeps giving.

 

 

June 19

Deadly heatwaves will continue to rise, according to study,
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA, June 19, 2017.

 

 

 

 June 15

Effects of the Monster El Nino 
Vast Anarctic Melt

Scientists report large-scale surface melting event in Antarctica during 2015-16 El Niño,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO, June 15, 2017.

Weather: El Nino 

 

EXPANDING POPULATION, SHRINKING WATER

Climate change shrinking Colorado River,
Earth-Sky, June 15, 2017.

Observing the Colorado

Uncertain

Shrinking

Limited Lifespan of Glen Canyon

 

 

June 13

 

We've Found the Source of our Environmental Destruction

The Corporate Clown and Pony Show

Brown: 'Grossly Hypocritical' To Oppose Oil Production In California,
CPR, June 12, 2017.


Jerry:
“But that’s the reality. California has 33 million vehicles and 39 million people. So they have to be somewhere.“

And, since Brown is an advocate of the unlimited legal and illegal immigration that stuffed all these people into California, he anticipates having 50 million here by 2050. Somewhere is Everywhere...

These "policies" have established deep poverty besides incredible wealth here in California, while breaking our educational, medical, social, and environmental infrastructures down to third-world status. Jerry's "policy" of unlimited irresponsible growth has created vast, filthy megacities who's poverty-stricken "consumers" drive the industrial engine of China that is breaking our whole planet.

In short, Jerry is a "globalist" who supported and supports moving our industrial production to the environmentally unregulated China, where slave-wage labor could supplant American Middle-Class Labor, as it has been replaced with cheap foreign labor here. Jerry and the Dem's policies have made his corporate bribers very, very rich while breaking our planet.

Jerry goes on to use the old, "people need cars and planes" ruse, which leads to the, "what do you want, Nature or People" argument. Jerry fails to mention that his growth plan is the cause of the pollution in the first place, and is the cause of the ongoing destruction of every aspect of our climate. But Jerry is, "Green!" Jerry is a fake corporate green who's very policies of unlimited "international" growth are destroying our state and our planet.

Here we see Jerry’s fake environmentalism crash head-on into his true role as destroyer of our climate. The Dems and Repugnants are the two faces of the Corporate Growth Machine of Death, both pushing the same policies of Empire, both bribed and owned by exactly the same interests, despite their different constituencies. The former serves the forces of greed on the “Left,” of our political spectrum, while the Repugs serve the “Right.”

Some “environmentalist.” I question if Jerry is even an American. Well, Jerry is an "American" in how he reflects the evil and corruption of our culture, the breaking and shredding of our founding principals, of shredding basic truth, honesty, and honor in his pursuit of wealth and power. Jerry represents Evil in America.

And he’s our “governor,” in this Dog and Pony Show of Corporate Fascism pretending democracy.

Jerry represents a Corporate Empire, not our specified Republic. Only the Republic is legit, but Jerry, his cohorts, and all their corporate bribers have shattered our Republic, and replaced it with an Empire of Evil. Of greed, specifically.

I can easily fix all these problems at their inception point: I’d end any and all corporate funding of politics, political parties, and politicians. I'd require that they only accept, “contributions” from the citizens they represent, rather than national and international corporations, PACS, and billionaires.
The simple fact is that folks who have no principals (Jerry & our politicians) work for who pays them. We need to change their paymasters to change the results we experience.

That's the bottom line.

We've been Jerry-Jacked

Jerry Brown betrays our health, wealth, and safety to profit his corporate bribers

 

 

June 12

Head-On Collision between Man & Nature

The dying Salton Sea,
or
Turning Tides: The Story of the Salton Sea,
USC, June 11, 2017

 

Global hotspots of established alien plants and animals revealed,
DURHAM UNIVERSITY, June 12, 2017.

 

TREE NEWS
California Arboreal Niches Evaporating

Trees taking a beating

Tree News

 

Not Just the Trees

Late-nesting birds and bees face habitat threat,
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, June 12, 2017.


The wasting away of the birds and the bees and their plants and trees. That will work out well.

Bird News

Bee News

 

 

The Web of Life Needed Water Bad

US drought at lowest level in nearly two decades,
Tahoe Daily Tribune, June 11, 2017.

Therefore, We can allow the pillaging to continue yet a bit longer...

 

 

June 9

 

Bear News

Warm Arctic running Polar Bears hard.

 Bear News

 

 

June 8

Bye Bye Birdie


Finding new homes won't help Emperor penguins cope with climate change,
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION, June 7, 2017.

Bird News 

 

 

Amargosa voles

These furry rodents could go extinct because of climate change, UC Davis finds,
Sac Bee, June 8, 2017.

 

Death comes in Small Packages

Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - IRVINE, June 7, 2017.

 

 

INDIA'S RISING TEMPERATURES ARE ALREADY DEADLY, STUDY SHOWS,
AP, June 8, 2017.

 

June 6

 

"Modern" Safety Gear:

Sunscreen & Hat

 Evidence shows increased risk of ozone loss over the United States in summer,
HARVARD JOHN A. PAULSON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES, June 6, 2017.

 

Water Wings & Life Preserver Required

CLIMATE CHANGE RAISES NEW RISK: ARE INLAND BRIDGES TOO LOW? 
AP, June 6, 2017.

 

Heat Wave "Protection?" Move North?

El Niño and global warming combine to cause record-breaking heat in Southeast Asia,
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, June 6, 2017.

 

June 5

 

Stunning Photos of the Arctic Circle As It Literally Melts Away,
Bloomberg, June 1, 2017.

 

Karma Zits

Domes of frozen methane may be warning signs for new blow-outs,
CAGE - CENTER FOR ARCTIC GAS HYDRATE, CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT, June 5, 2017.

 

Breeding pairs of birds cooperate to resist climate change,
FECYT - SPANISH FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, June 5, 2017.

Bird News

 

 

June 2

 

WATERWORLD

 MOAB
"Mother of All Bergs"

Antarctic ice rift close to calving, after growing 17km in 6 days -- latest data from ice shelf,
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY, June 2, 2017.

"...this event will fundamentally change the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula."

Previously

 

 

 

June 1, 2017 

 

We are Finishing Off California Fish

California’s native trout and salmon are headed for extinction if no action is taken to change current trends, Sierra Sun, May 31, 2017.

These, our problems with salmon, abalone, and trout were all well established and understood as we tripled our state’s population and moved our manufacturing to China forty years ago. Those are our continuing, enduring behaviors from then to now assuring wild fish in California are finished.

Our responce to the irresponsible domestic and international growth that has been driving our ongoing damages to weather, hell, to the degradation of the whole web of social and Natural life on this planet, and the increasingly radical weather patterns we've been evolving over the past 40 years or so, has been, "Full Speed Ahead."

We've taken interesting political and social positions relative to these social and environmental degradations here in California: Full Speed Ahead, using unlimited demographic growth to develop and drive every forward form of consumption that has been driving wild fish in California towards extinction for decades .

As Obama said about Oil & Energy development: "All of the Above."

Someone once said that to just keeping doing more of what you've been doing that caused these collapses in the first place, and expecting different results in the future is a good definition of insanity.
Unless you claim you are, "Green!" Then it's O.K! California is “greed,” I mean, “Green,” so it’s all OK. We just have to say the "magic words" that justify destroying our environment, then join in the party.

 Old News

James Hansen, father of climate change awareness, calls Paris talks 'a fraud,'
Guardian, December 12, 2015.

Fallure of the Fake Greens

 Our words and behaviors define a package of self-deception, wrapped with an arrogant vanity and pride, all "justifying," and making pretty the greedy people in our country that are killing and, "consuming" the last bits of our Wild Nature. That’s not right.

I don't mean they are personally consuming, themselves eating the fish or the trees. This massive 100 million+ person  demographic growth and the rise of megacities on the West Coast of the US has been "jet fuel" for the Corporate Growth Machine of Death, energizeing its finally eating all the way through the very, "muscles and sinews," of the Earth, collapsing vast populations of its fishes and trees around the world.

At this point the forces of "growth" have now smashed our planet's basic "metabolism," the very fundamental planatary balances between life, energy, water, land, and sky sustaining the fertility and complexity of all living things.

The destruction of the fishes and trees are outward symbols of our Growth Machine of Death's lobotomizing the core complexity and fertility of our Natural World.

And we know exactly what we are doing.

As my dad would ask me, after I had fucked-up something particulairly badly, "You've really done it now, you're gonna pay either way, how you want it, the hard way or the easy?"

I could admit the issue and take my lumps, ending it there, or I could fight all the way down, and take a whole lot more. I mean "metaphorical" lumps, my punishment. I learned that lying and manipulation to cover and continuing my self-created problems only made them larger, longer, and worse.

Nature is teaching us this same lesson now. 

Our greedy cheaters have decided to lie, manipulate, and fight all the way down, and suck as much "wealth" out of the deteriorating infrastructure of Man and Nature while they still can, all while calling their Corporate Growth Machine of Death, "Green."

I am still laughing about how the CGMD deploys various tools that well express the true diversity and reach of its evil, well showing that corporate greed was not just the invention of one race or culture, but required and yet still requires a diverse group to support what can only be called a, "corporate empire of open, universal greed," both here in the USA and sustained by a range of tyrannies around the world. 

The way we humans have set-up this radically unbalanced situation driven by massively expanding populations assures that humanity's driving momentum of Natural and social destruction will push Man and Nature both to exchange a whole lot more "lumps" for a very, very long time into their futures as the fight over the naturally diminishing wages of their sins reaches its logical end.

Or we stop the Corporate Growth Machine of Death now.

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Industrial Devolution or Revolution?

Pollution 'devastating' China's vital ecosystem, research shows,
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, June 1, 2017.

 

 

 

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