I’ve been in something of a funk lately. Even if we still had HP to kick around, I probably wouldn’t be posting very often. Long Story short, I do a radio show out of Brooklyn that’s also webcast. We do Friday nights, and I usually do the ‘politics’ section. I’m doing climate change/climate disruption stories at present.
But here’s the kicker. Last week I interviewed Guy McPherson, a controversial enviro scientist who’s talking human extinction in as little as two decades. His research into our habitat indicates that humans cannot survive in a climate that’s 2c degrees over baseline. We would probably be able to get around, but our food would stop growing and the acidification of the oceans would be such that they wouldn’t produce oxygen. But the latest figures from groups like the Bradley Center and IPCC indicate that temperature rises of 4c are probably a given before 2050. And the warming we’ve already seen is setting feedback loops that guarantee higher levels of warming–the melting of the Siberian permafrost means there will be thousands of gigatons of methane (much more damaging in terms of greenhouse effect than mere carbon dioxide) released into the atmosphere. The feedback loops and resultant warming are NOT part of the IPCC’s assessments. I wrote about this on my blogsite here. That’s human extinction and most of the rest of the animal kingdom saying goodbye.
This is on top of continuing crises at Fukushima. Latest details on that: the ice wall is having problems because (who could’ve guessed!) highly radioactive water maintains heat from the breakdown of the various radioactive isotopes. Therefore, won’t freeze. TEPCO has admitted they don’t know where the melted down cores of the reactors are–they may have melted through the structures. This was a major concern of muckraker/journo Michael C Ruppert, who took his own life in April after talking about human extinction in a VICE documentary called Apocalypse, Man. More information about him is here. Again, extinction, possibly of all multi-cellular creatures. All that has to happen is another ‘oops’ at the plant such as a building collapse due to an earthquake (the ground under the reactors has been turned into mud because of all the water being flooded in to keep more fuel from melting).
There are a zillion things MSM doesn’t want to touch (perhaps the contraction in GDP last quarter had something to do with 2.7 million families being thrown off extended UI benefits?) But I’m tired of the Repub-Dem puppet show.
This isn’t a post as much as it’s a desperate cry for help. McPherson is talking about Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in his presentations and our acceptance of the science. Can we please find better things to talk about than DC idiocy?