Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Nature is speaking: "I am nature - I am prepared to evolve....Are you?"

"Capitalism and the Destruction of Life on Earth: Six Theses on Saving the Humans"
Sunday, 10 November 2013 00:00
By Richard Smith, Truthout

"...on May 10, 2013, scientists at Mauna Loa Observatory on the big island of Hawaii announced that global CO2 emissions had crossed a threshold at 400 parts per million for the first time in millions of years, a sense of dread spread around the world - not only among climate scientists....

CO2 emissions have been relentlessly climbing since Charles David Keeling first set up his tracking station near the summit of Mauna Loa Observatory in 1958 to monitor average daily global CO2 levels. At that time, CO2 concentrations registered 315ppm. CO2 emissions and atmospheric concentrations have been climbing ever since and, as the records show, temperatures rises will follow. For all the climate summits, the promises of "voluntary restraint," the carbon trading and carbon taxes, the growth of CO2 emissions and atmospheric concentrations has not just been relentless, it has been accelerating in what scientists have dubbed the 'Keeling Curve.'"

CIRES & NOAA: Time history of atmospheric carbon dioxide

"Tracing anthropogenic carbon dioxide and methane emissions to fossil fuel and cement producers, 1854–2010"
22 Nov 2013
By Richard Heede, Climatic Change
January 2014, Volume 122, Issue 1-2, pp 229-241:

Top twenty investor & state-owned entities and attributed CO2 & CH4 emissions:

2010 emissions
Cumulative 1854–2010
Percent of global
1. Chevron, USA
3.52 %
2. ExxonMobil, USA
3.22 %
3. Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
3.17 %
4. BP, UK
2.47 %
5. Gazprom, Russian Federation
2.22 %
6. Royal Dutch/Shell, Netherlands
2.12 %
7. National Iranian Oil Company
2.01 %
8. Pemex, Mexico
1.38 %
9. ConocoPhillips, USA
1.16 %
10. Petroleos de Venezuela
1.11 %
11. Coal India
1.07 %
12. Peabody Energy, USA
0.86 %
13. Total, France
0.82 %
14. PetroChina, China
0.73 %
15. Kuwait Petroleum Corp.
0.73 %
16. Abu Dhabi NOC, UAE
0.67 %
17. Sonatrach, Algeria
0.64 %
18. Consol Energy, Inc., USA
0.63 %
19. BHP-Billiton, Australia
0.52 %
20. Anglo American, United Kingdom
0.50 %
Top 20 IOCs & SOEs
29.54 %
Top 40 IOCs & SOEs
37.70 %
All 81 IOCs & SOEs
41.54 %
Total 90 carbon majors
63.04 %
Total global emissions
100.00 %
Right column compares each entity’s cumulative emissions to CDIAC’s global emissions 1751–2010. Excludes British Coal, whose production and assets have not been attributed to extant companies, and five of nine nation-states (FSU, China, Poland, Russian Federation, and Czechoslovakia, in that order)

It's not nice to fuck with Mother Nature

From Conservation International natureisspeaking.org
Julia Roberts as Nature

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards Earthkind? 2014, a year of living even more dangerously


Vishnu Purana (4: 24):  The Yugas - The Kali Yuga

"The leaders who will rule over the earth will be violent and will seize the goods of their subjects. The caste of servants will prevail and the outcasts will rule. Short will be their lives, insatiable their appetites; they will hardly understand the meaning of piety. Those with possessions will abandon agriculture and commerce and will live as servants or following various possessions. The leaders, with excuses of fiscal need, will rob and despoil their subjects and take away private property. Moral values and the rule of law will lessen from day to day until the world will be completely perverted and agnosticism will gain the day among men.

"The causes of devotion will be confined to physical well-being; the only bond between the sexes will be passion; the only road to success will be the lie. The earth will be honored for its material treasure only. The priestly vestments will be a substitute for the quality of the priest. A simple ablution will mean purification, the race will be incapable of producing divine birth. Men will ask: what authority have the traditional tests? Marriage will cease being a rite. Acts of devotion, however scanty, will not produce any result. Every way of life will be equally promiscuous for all. Those who own and spend more money will be the bosses of men who will have only one aim, the gaining of wealth however dishonestly. Every man will consider himself as good as a Brahmin. Men will be terrified of death and fear scarcity; by this alone they will keep up an outward appearance of religious feeling. Women will not obey the orders of their husbands or their parents. They will be selfish, abject, liars, fallen and given to evil ways. Their aims in life will be sensual satisfaction only.

"When the practices taught by the Vedas and the institutes of law shall nearly have ceased, and the close of the Kali age shall be nigh, a portion of that divine being who exists of his own spiritual nature in the character of Brahma, and who is the beginning and the end, and who comprehends all things, shall descend upon the earth. He will be born as Kalki in the family of an eminent Brahmin of Sambhala village, endowed with the eight superhuman faculties. By his irresistible might he will destroy all the barbarians and thieves, and all whose minds are devoted to iniquity. He will then reestablish righteousness upon earth; and the minds of those who live at the end of the Kali age shall be awakened, and shall be as pellucid as crystal. The men who are thus changed by virtue of that peculiar time shall be as the seeds of human beings, and shall give birth to a race who shall follow the laws of the Krita age, the Age of Purity."

Fire from the Skies

Drone fire - US fire from the skies

Children killed by US drone strikes in Pakistan 
US drone strike victims

More US drone strike victims - Yemen

Perpetual War

US bombs Syria

ISIS mass killing Shiites in Iraq

ISIS killing Sunni

Israeli tanks advance on Gaza

Children killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza

Israeli bombing of Gaza

Homicide by Cop
Michael Brown

Eric Garner

Tamir Rice
"Unarmed Victims of Extrajudicial Assassination"

Ferguson, MO, erupts

1% Revolution

Planetary Destruction

Air Quality - Singapore

Benzie-Well, Fracking Colorado
UC Denver: "In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural gas drilling sites."

Waste water evaporation pits from gas drilling and fracking in Pinedale area in Wyoming

Barrick Gold - Mining Australia

Yanacocha Open Pit gold mine, Peru

The Hindus call it the Kali Yuga or the Age of Kali...When the universe is destroyed once again.   Scientists call it the 6th Extinction (There have been 5 previous Extinctions that destroyed 50-90% of all living organisms over the past 500 million years -a mere blip in time).  I call it the stupidity of humans caressing Thanatos.

Personally, I'm not a believer in predestination or predetermination - I tend to believe in the ability to shape change.  In order to move away from the seduction of destruction, one must lose one's self.

There must be a revolution...a revolution of consciousness.