Welcome to my page illustrating the many aspects of our collective Global Warming problem and what I hope to be helpful information regarding alternative energy and carbon-footprint reducing ideas.
We Humans have invented our own new geologic epoch called the Anthropocene. The Himalayan glaciers are melting. The Ocean’s waters are rising. And the acidity of the water is increasing. There is a mass extinction occurring now referred to as “The Great Die-Off.”
The delicate balance which moderated the weather of our planet is breaking down.
Environment and Energy
Nate Hagens: The End of Growth
Published on Dec 20, 2012
Energy Hub, UW-Madison
Peak Oil and the Infinite Growth Monetary Paradigm Conference in NYC on June 1 2014
Published on Jun 3, 2014
Nafeez Ahmed: Our Systems Are Failing
Published on Feb 19, 2017
Published on May 6, 2012
The Long Emergency
“Massachusetts School of Law Noted Author’s Books of Our Time Presents “The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the 21st Century” by James Howard Kunstler Show# 67″
“We are only thinking in the short term.”
“Food production is going to be the heart of the problem.”
–James Howard Kunstler
Marcia Bjornerud: Timefulness, Geology for Saving the World
Published on Oct 4, 2018
“As climate change rapidly accelerates into what long time Pirate TV guest, Dahr Jamail recently called the “end game”, the amount of ignorance of this fact is nothing short of remarkable. This is not only testament to the power of propaganda generated by the richest and most powerful corporations in human history but of the dumbing down and general scientific illiteracy of the US public. Few people have any idea that the knowledge that enables scientists to generate the computer models that predict what is happening to the climate now comes from the study of mass extinction events that happened in Earth’s ancient past. This knowledge comes from geology– mostly the study of ice cores, rock cores, and sediment layers. This is not taught in schools unless you specifically take a geology class although it should be. It is also not something you are likely to encounter on your corporate brainwash tube.
Few of us have any conception of the enormous timescales of our planet’s long history. Geology professor and Fulbright Scholar Marcia Bjornerud outlines the ways in which our everyday lives are shaped by processes that vastly predate us—and in turn, how our habits will have consequences that will outlast us by generations. With insight from her book Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World she reveals how knowing the rhythms of Earth’s deep past and conceiving of time as a geologist can give us the perspective we need for creating a more sustainable future. Join Bjornerud for a literal history of the world, and a treatise for building a more time-literate and ecologically considerate society.
See also: https://truthout.org/articles/brace-f…
Thanks to Seattle Town Hall and Third Place Books
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Dana Durnford “Fukushima – The Biggest Betrayal of Academics in the History…”
Published on Nov 4, 2016
“Directly from Canada on a 45 min. Skype lecture, activist and researcher Dana Durnford will explain how the Fukushima Nuclear accident has affected all life in the Pacific Ocean and how it continues to do so.
Dana Durnford currently lives in Canada and calls himself a Nuclear Proctologist. He has been studying the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans for over 25 years. He has been the skipper and lead diver on over a dozen commercial diving vessels and has done over 14,000 commercial deep-sea diving hours.
For the past 8 years, he has been researching nuclear and depleted uranium in military conflicts. Dana Durnford is an activist and researcher on the Fukushima impact on the Canadian pacific coastline.
From 2014 to 2015, he spent 260 days exploring and documenting the British Columbia tidal pools in Canada, covering over 15,000 miles boat. What he discovered was that insects, birds, mammals and marine life along the British Columbia Coast are being threatened with extinction.
Dana Durnford has a live show on YouTube 6 days a week, which aims to educate people worldwide and to use knowledge and compassion to empower them.
REPERCUSSIONS (Full Documentary)
Published on Jan 2, 2017
The impact of Fukushima Dai-ichi: Professor Pere Masqué, The West Australian – ECU Lecture Series
Edith Cowan University
Published on Oct 17, 2016
Fukushima: Do Not Panic – You Will All Die – Cesium 137
Published on Sep 7, 2013
“Steven Starr is a medical laboratory technician [MT ( ASCP) ] , scientific program director of the clinical laboratory at the University of Columbia, Missouri. He obtained his degree at the School of Health Professions in 1985 and has worked in many hospitals for 27 years.
Mr Starr is a member of Physicians for Social reponsibility , and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. His writings are published by several organizations, including the Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, and has worked with several foreign governments and the UN to the elimination of nuclear weapons. He is also an expert in the field of environmental consequences of war and nuclear weapons.
In this video, he exposes us to the deleterious properties of the radioactive materials generated by nuclear accident , especially the infamous cesium 137, which has significantly contaminated Japan after the Fukushima catastrophe . This is the deadly poisons at the atomic or molecular level. Their activity is millions of times greater than that of some natural isotopes in the environment such as potassium 40. As compare a stick of dynamite in an atomic bomb !
The second point is data contamination official of Japan, which do not correspond to some independent scientific studies , and certainly not to the reality of the situation on the ground . It is between 10,000 to 20,000 square kilometers today have a radioactivity greater than the maximum previously authorized 1 millisievert per year dose. It then discusses the dangers induced by multiplying by 20 the permitted level , and the controversial method used to calculate the biological effects of ionizing radiation , expressed in Sieverts .
Steven Starr then cites scientific research of Prof. Bandazhevsky , phenomena of bioaccumulation in ecosystems , increased fragility of children and especially girls to the effects of radioactivity, and overall poor health status of young people in our days in areas contaminated by the Chernobyl accident areas.
Video made at the symposium “The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident” ( medical & environmental consequences of the nuclear accident at Fukushima ) organized by the Helen Caldicott Foundation 11 & 12 March 2013 in New York.
James Howard Kunstler – Too Much Magic
Published on Aug 23, 2014
“James Howard Kunstler discusses some of the issues raised in his books The Long Emergency (2005)
and Too Much Magic (2013), examining how the global crises in energy, the economy and the environment have unfolded in the interim.
The last two hundred years have seen the greatest explosion of progress and wealth in the history of mankind, but the age of oil that fuelled this expansion is rapidly coming to an end. The depletion of fossil fuels is about to transform life as we know it, and do so much sooner than we think. Kunstler explains what to expect after we pass the tipping point of peak oil production, setting out to prepare us for economic, political, and social changes on an unimaginable scale.” – as quoted on the youtube platform. Click on the link for more!
“We built a living arrangement with no future.” -James Howard Kunstler
In the “post-economic-collapse American future:”…”I think America is quite capable of generating its own really terrible authoritarian, probably theocratic, maniac, political system.” – James Howard Kunstler -this, while discussing his book of fiction: The History of the Future.
World in Danger: the Fukushima-California Connection
Published on Jan 5, 2016
“Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer of Fairewinds Associates gave an interesting presentation on the dangers of radiation at Sunrise Center in Corte Madera, California on November 23, 2015.
Have you wondered why people are still talking about Fukushima? Have you ever wondered what implications Fukushima has for California and for the Diablo Nuclear power plant? Because of the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the one that was caused by the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, is not over and remains dangerous.
Three molten nuclear reactor cores are still missing and the radioactive contamination that this 300-ton mass of “corium” continues to generate and release shows no signs of abating, in fact is increasing.
Join us as Arnie Gundersen, a dedicated and informed expert, sits down to ‘unpack’ what happened in Fukushima, how it came to happen, what’s going on there now, and what we might still be able to do about it.
(The previous posting was audio only, due to technical issues. This presentation includes complete video of the event.) Video by Enlightened Films.”
– as quoted on the youtube platform. Click on the link for more!
How does a hydrogen fuel cell work? / ¿Cómo funciona una pila de hidrógeno?
Published on May 5, 2015
Ajusa Hydrogen Technologies. H2 and O2 (hydrogen and oxygen), are stable gases in normal conditions, but in the electrodes anode and cathode of a fuel cell, the presence of catalyst activate these fluids that initiates the chemical reaction at room temperature. So, in anode, hydrogen atoms in contact with catalyst, are split into electrons and protons, instantly. In cathode, protons, electrons and oxygen from air, when at the same time contact the catalyst, merge together into water molecules.
Ajusa Tecnologías del Hidrógeno. H2 y O2 (hidrógeno y oxígeno), son gases estables en condiciones normales, pero en los electrodos, ánodo y cátodo de una pila de combustible, la presencia de catalizador activa estos fluidos que inicia la reacción química a temperatura ambiente. Entonces, en el ánodo, los átomos de hidrógeno en contacto con el catalizador, se dividen en electrones y protones al instante. En el cátodo, los protones, los electrones y el oxígeno del aire, cuando al mismo tiempo entran en contacto con el catalizador, se fusionan en moléculas de agua.
The Truth about Hydrogen
Published on Jul 27, 2018
FUKUSHIMA The Anomoly Nobody Talks About
Published on Feb 25, 2017
“FUKUSHIMA The Anomoly Nobody Talks About – The meltdowns at the Fukushima Daichi Power plant are dumping 300-400 tons of contaminated material into the Pacific Ocean every single day. With a half-life of 220,000 years that nuclear waste will continue to destroy the Pacific for just about ever. – youtube-link
Breakthrough in Renewable Energy
VPRO Documentary -2016
Published on May 5th., 2016
The Benchmark for Renewables
Under 5 cents per Kilowatt Hour
Beyond the Anthropocene
World Economic Forum
Published on Feb. 14th., 2017
The Anthropocene: The Age of Mankind – Docu 2017
Published on July 9th., 2017
Roy Scranton: Learning to Die in the Anthropocene – Reflections on the End of Civilization
Published on Nov. 24th., 2015
Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA
October 15th., 2015
“A Samurai should meditate on death everyday.”
“Philosophy itself is learning how to die.”
The advent of human beings as a geological force: Anthropocene
War veteran, journalist, and Princeton Ph.D. candidate, author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of Civilization
The Environment Forum – Roy Scranton on “Arctic Ghosts: Ecocruising the Death Spiral” – youtube-link
Our Renewable Future
Published on Aug. 1st., 2016
“The market is not going to do this.”
Our Renewable Future
Clifford J. Wirth, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus, University of NH
Surviving Peak Oil: Planning, Preparation, and Relocation
Saturday, Nov. 28th., 2009
The Net Energy Cliff – link
Independent Commentary on Environmental and Natural Resource News
by Kurt Cobb
Sunday Sept. 14th., 2008
“On its current trajectory, nuclear power may not even maintain its share of world energy production.”
The Party’s Over
Published on Nov. 24th., 2014
– wiki link
Fracking youtube link:
Richard Heinberg on Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future
Published on Feb. 26th., 2014
Helen Caldicott: Fukushima’s Ongoing Impact
Published on Oct. 13, 2014
FUKUSHIMA. The Speech that Let the Cat out of the BAG!
the Brecks Hotel
Published on Oct., 24th., 2014
“Every Bluefin Tuna tested in the waters off California has shown to be contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. Every single one.
Stanford Report, May 30th., 2012
Tuna caught off California carry radiation from the Japanese disaster, Stanford scientist finds.
“The spill left behind two radioactive isotopes of cesium. One was previously undetectable in the ocean off the California coast, and the other had previously existed only in very low levels in radiation left behind from the fallout of atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons.”
“It is among the most problematic of the short-to-medium-lifetime fission products because it easily moves and spreads in nature due to the high water solubility of Caesium’s most common chemical compounds, which are salts.”
Fukushima – the TIP of the Iceberg
Published on Jan. 28th., 2015
Fukushima: New Evidence Proving High Radiation Exposure in Japan w/ A Gundersen
One of the Most Worrisome Predictions About Climate Change May be Coming True
-by Chris Mooney
April 23rd., 2018
The Washington Post
“The stable cold of the Arctic plays an important role in balancing the overall energy of the Earth.”
Published June 5th., 2018
The Great Avian Die-off: Two Reports Point to Grim Future for U.S. Birds -link
Warmer water has a reduced capacity to hold dissolved oxygen.
-absorb energy from the Sun and nutrients from the water
-release molecular oxygen O2
-produces most of our planet’s oxygen
Warming Ocean Slows Phytoplankton Growth -link
Texas Climate News
Coal’s place in Texas’ electricity-generation mix grows ever shakier
Nov. 28, 2017
Millennials Are Killing the Oil Industry -link
2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference
Noam Chomsky -world-renowned linguist and political dissident
Chomsky on the GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Before Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth?
“Almost roughly 200 countries at the United Nations-sponsored conference, which was—the goal of which was to put some specific commitments into the verbal agreements that were reached at Paris in December 2015, the preceding international conference on global warming.
“The Republican Congress in the U.S. would not accept commitments.”
Noam Chomsky was referring to the conference in Marrakech, Morocco in the latter quote.
The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems, including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change.
“Bangladesh is now widely recognized to be one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change.”
The dirty politics of a not-so-green energy source:
Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal -By Jo Becker and Mike McIntire April 23rd, 2015 -The New York Times –link
Wikipedia Uranium One –link
Uranium One is a Uranium mining co. It is truly global in its reach with headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and operations in Australia, Kazakhstan, South Africa and the U.S.
According to the above cited New York Times article, ARMZ Uranium Holding purchased Uranium One for $1.3 Billion in January of 2013. ARMZ Uranium Holding –link (AtomRedMetZoloto) is a Russian Uranium mining company.
“[…]Canadian records show a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation.” -NYT article
Peter Schweizer, an American investigative journalist, novelist, author and political consultant (wiki –link) “Schweizer wrote Clinton Cash, a 2015 book that discusses donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities, paid speeches made by Bill and Hillary Clinton, and the Clinton’s income since they left the White House, […]”
Fossil Fuel Subsidies Lead to Massive Health Costs link
Unfortunately, the Earth is a closed system of interrelated systems that were in a delicate balance that has been disrupted by high CO2 emissions resulting from the Industrial Revolution and continuing with our geopolitical and economic dependence on fossil fuels.
Noam Chomsky Aug. 14th. 2017 – Surviving the 21st Century – link In regards to censorship:
“In free England, ideas can be suppressed without the use of force.” –Noam Chomsky referring to a George Orwell quote
“Powerful systems are intent on atomizing people” -Noam Chomsky
“China is the world leader in solar panel production.” -Noam Chomsky
Houston’s Flooding Shows What Happens When You Ignore Science and let Developers Run Rampant
“Even after it became a widely accepted scientific fact that wetlands can soak up large amounts of flood water, the city continued to pave over them.”
The Humanist Report
Hurricane Harvey’s Devastation a Snapshot of What’s to Come Due to Climate Change
12 Years After Katrina and a Year After 1,000-Year Flood, Harvey Pummels Gulf Coast
The Daily Show
Thanks to Hurricane Harvey, the “Dealmaker President” Finally Makes a Deal
with Trevor Noah
The Washington Post
In Scathing Lawsuit, First Responders Describe Vomiting, Gasping at Texas Chemical Plant Fire
by Steven Mufson and Brady Dennis
Sept. 7th 2017
Imperial College London: Research
Read about the energy research at Imperial College, London
Energy Futures Lab
Clean Fossil Fuels
Low Carbon Transport
Climate disruption Could Pose “Existential Threat” by 2050
Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Global Warming 56M Years Ago, Study Reveals
Wed. 30th Aug., 2017