Tag: climate change

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.

Feb 6, 2020; 2019 nCoV – Pandemic Update – Code Yellow

Houston, We have liftoff….

Not Receding

Its clear now that the numbers are truly suspect out of China. Chinese talks of a complete shutdown into April, even May, (this is what they are prepared to let out publicly now) with the sound of the WHO and other Govt’s applauding them for their efforts. No need to panic over here!

Feb 7 is the approximate day that the so called second cycle kicks in. That being the day that the people infected by the first wave of sickness show symptoms. If there is a big bump, either in China or elsewhere, not good news.

Its also clear that this pandemic will not be contained. Too late for that. See the flights from a morning screenshot I took of international flights. Or go here and see for yourself.

At some point (imagine a Giant Turd Ball careening down your street) there are going to be some seriously pissed Sheeple (starting to look like panic but morphing into righteous rage). Not to mention hospitals full, and weakened countries economies collapsing. Your job?, Company?, your countries ability to provide health care?, stock market?, retirement saving? Who knows. But a good guess is to look at whats happening in China;

Does this go beyond into July/August? Economic uncertainty and unrest are in our short term future. We have no idea how bad the turn down can be because we have no idea how bad the 2019 nCoV is. We don’t know how bad the nCoV is because the numbers on infection rate (estimates range: R0 – 1.2 to 4.0) and death rate (again they range: 1% to 10% or more) are not being released in a honest manner. Out own Govt’s won’t intervene with reality because they all seem to be complicit in downplaying it.

A fella, less inclined to be trustworthy, might ask to what end is our Govt’s support of China headed? Did they get fed a bill of goods at the onset, that made sense, and said, “Sure we’ll trust and support you”. Only to have one of those moments later (or not even yet, cause some of these people have the thinking capacity of a box of cat litter) that says those rotten fuckers lied to us (and we took it all in cause we want to do business with them).

Now to save face they have to extricate themselves slowly. All the while letting more and more people infect more and more people in their own countries. All to save face? or get re-elected?

Start watching them scramble as the truth comes out. Bring out multiple Doctors with gravitas proclaimiing, ” Alls Well! Alls Well! to drown out the trucks going by yelling, “Bring out your Dead”?

To quote a famous philosopher from this site, ” Tar and Feather the Bastards”.

If China is anticipating the peak to hit in April/May what does that say for the rest of the world? July/August?, Sept?, Oct?

Prepare yourself. This list is actually pretty easy and not too expensive:

  • Start today practising proper pandemic hygiene. Wash your hands, keep hands from face,
  • Help your build immunity (Vitamin C + D3, + zinc), stay as healthy as you can.
  • Build up a larder of foods. Prepare for an extended period (14 days or more) of lock down in your house.
  • Gather medical supplies: hand wipe material, Clorox wipes, ibuprofen, Kleenex
  • Make a plan with family members: who is keeping an eye on elders?, babies?, where will the in home isolation sick bay be?

Prepare for the worst. Hope for the best. Have a plan. If it turns out to be a simple scare rejoice. Most supplies can be consumed over the remaining year. You might be out $100. The alternative is pretty ugly.

Food/Water/Health

  1.  Read this. The Big Lockdown by Raúl Ilargi Meijer.
  2. Pandemic, Lies and Videos by Charles Hugh Smith. After we have established that all authorities took liberties with the truth regarding the 2019 nCoV pandemic we will have time to reflect on steaming piles of bullshit we have eaten as truth; Climate Chaos, Financial Chaos, Biosphere Collapse, Wars, etc.
  3. US$675 million needed for new coronavirus preparedness and response global plan, from WHO website. But I thought it was only a flu?!
  4. Chinese doctor who tried to warn others about coronavirus dies

Financial (roller coaster)

  1.  China’s SMEs strive to stabilize business amid battle against coronavirus. by Global Times. This in a Chinese paper. They are shitting bricks.

Progress/Ideas/Hope

  1. The Problem of Influenza, by George W Grey. From 1940 article in Harpers. A good overview of the human/corona virus reality.
  2. Saugeen Ojibway Nation Has Saved Lake Huron From a Nuclear Waste Dump. This is huge. Write them a letter of thanks.
  3. Vaan Island in India’s Gulf of Mannar has been rapidly disappearing into the Laccadive Sea. But a team of marine biologists is working to save it. Heres what people need to understand. Dealing with mankind’s impact to the planet will take a lot of work. There is no app for that.

Wrap it up….please

Not much to be done but to keep preparing and stay alert to the rise of infections nearby to you.

Stay Healthy, Prepared and you will be Resilient!