Tag: biosphere collapse

July 1, 2020 – Its Jenga All Around Us.

“There is a popular game called Jenga in which a tower of rectangular blocks is arranged to form a sturdy tower. The objective of the game is to take turns removing blocks without causing the tower to fall. At first, the task is as easy as the structure is stable. However, as more blocks are removed, the structure weakens. At some point, a key block is pulled, and the tower collapses. Yes, the collapse is a direct cause of the last block being removed, but piece by piece the structure became increasingly unstable. The last block was the catalyst, but the turns played leading up to that point had just as much to do with the collapse. It was bound to happen; the only question was, which block would cause the tower to give way?

~ MICHAEL LEBOWITZ AND JACK SCOTT

“I’m starting to feel like one of those reporters, if not lawyers, who listen to police scanners and chase ambulances for a living. There must have been disaster movies made that depict this kind of pandemic, but I can’t imagine any of them portraying the levels of ignorance and incompetence we’re witnessing in real life here.”

Raul Ilargi Meijer

Food/Water/Health

  1.  9 Things to Buy Every Time You Go to the Store. by The Organic Prepper.

Progress/Ideas/Hope

  1.  It Didn’t Have to Be Like This. by Adam Serwer

Climate Crisis (ecocide)

  1.  This Map Shows Which U.S. Homes Will Flood Over the Next 30 Years Due to Climate Change. by Geoff Dembicki
  2. South Pole warming three times faster than rest of Earth: study. by Patrick Galey
  3. Worlds Climate Catastrophe worsens amid Pandemic. by Ishaan Tharoor
  4. As the UK heads into a heatwave Siberia is going off the charts. by The Canary

Wrap it up….please

Can’t really come up with anything of use, basically I’ve got nothin’. Sometimes it just seems hopeless in the face of so much ignorance, stupidity, wishful thinking and greed. On any given day one of these four takes front and centre in my head. Today its a blanket of all of them.

Better get your resilience waders on.

As always, should you find anything that refutes the general idea of a horrific collapse of the civilization we know, that this is all a bad dream, and/or it’s me who is nuts (rather than the entire planets’ population less myself and 4 part-time readers), I’m open to a funner outlook.

Bring it.

Please.

Jan 14, 2020

US = China, Saudi, India, France, Russia, Britain, Japan, S Korea,

“…We’d happily stuff live baby harp seals in the tanks of our SUVs to keep them running, all the while convincing ourselves that the harp seals like it.” ~ Sharon Astyk

Progress/Ideas/Hope

  1.  US Environmental Justice Stories to Watch. by Yvette Cabrera. Cause until the US gets its shit together, nothing gets done.

Climate Crisis (ecocide)

  1.  Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates. by Damian Carrington (G).

Biosphere (collapse)

  1.  Like Sending Bees to War. by Annette McGiveny (G). As stated before, “Its going to be difficult to hand pollinate with Q-tips.” We’ll use drones, that’s the ticket.

Financial (roller coaster)

  1. What Triggers the Next Financial Collapse? by David Stockman. I’m starting to think that having all the worlds major central banks (US Fed, Peoples Bank of China, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, Bank of England, et al) printing money at will is a bad thing. I suppose if I drank the Economisters Gator Juice it would help. Print away good sirs. What-Is-The-Worst-That-Could-Happen?
  2. Its Time to Pay Attention to Commercial & Industrial Loans. by Wolf Richter. This is the Economy, not the stock market.
  3. Trillions of Dollars in U.S. Military Spending Are Unaccounted-For. by Eric Zuesse. This idea that 20+ Trillion dollar$ is going unaccounted is pretty hard to fathom. First the number is pretty large. Second the fact that it is unaudited is not beleivable understandable. Lets for a moment imagine that 5% of that $20 trillion was used as graft/bribery/payola (if 5% is not to your liking pick any number you want). I know this is a stretch to think that there is corruption but bear with me. 5% of $20 trillion = $1 trillion. Divide that into 20 years of out of control spending = $50 billion a year. What’s the chance that there is TomFuckery of the highest order going on with the Pentagon, US polititians, and every fucker who can get their beak to that $50 billion trough? Even the pizza delivery guy? This can’t end well.
$100 million on a pallet. Couch is worth $46.7 million
Enough pallets to send each member of the Senate (100) and Congress (535) home with one each and every year. And still have that $40 Billion to give everyone worldwide clean water.

Food/Water/Health

  1. China flight systems jammed by pig farm’s African swine fever defences. by Mandy Zuo (SCMP). Not sure this isn’t more an example of Societys ills.

Society (ills)

  1. Why Do So Many Incompetant Men Become Leaders? Could it be that any one even slightly sane doesn’t want the job? by Tomas Chammoro-Premusic (Ted)

Wrap it up….please

I got nuthin, but 20 trillion dollars!?!?