We Let This Ship Sail

The problem of virtue signalling and the “Every good cause is our top priority” failed approach

Systemic xenophobia is a thing, and these days this thing is flying high, along with demands that we all” immediately express the seemingly only acceptable sentiment, namely that systemic xenophobia is the same” struggle as whatever the climate thing is. In a way, they want us to state publicly that 2+2=5”, for those of you who read George Orwell: We all know it isn’t the same struggle, and yet life will be much easier for each and every one of us if we just” say the words.

Let me start by telling a short story about the very first book I read entirely on a Kindle, back in the day. I read it outside in the very bright April sun at the family cabin, with bright-white snow reflecting even more light at my face and screen, a key test criteria for the Kindle, which had no backlight.

The book was written by a very strong Swedish woman, Inga-Britt Ahlenius, and documents the “decay of the United Nations under Ban Ki–Moon”, which Ahlenius witnessed first hand, having worked closely with Ban over many years. Besides being the regular type of arrogant liar & sleazebag, Ban liked to say that every one of 20–30 major issues were the “focus” of his administration as UN Secretary General. Or perhaps the number was 40, you get the picture.

You don’t need bright-white April sun to spot the flaw to a plan for “prioritising” 30-something huge world issues. But to be clear; if for instance the climate situation was in the process of getting out of hand, of passing the Big tipping point, and going into Point of No Return territory, during his time in office, then “focusing” or “prioritising” 30 other big issues, other than climate, equally and alongside the issue turning into a runaway existential threat, makes no sense at all.

One step further, one could even say that listing it as “one of 30” “prioritised” policy areas is a giveaway admission that Ban didn’t understand the first thing about the climate situation. (Or maybe he did: The Dark Side of the argument is of course that he knew exactly how royally effed we were already before the start of his term in the UN, and his treasonous job description included covering this up.)

Now, we don’t get to be at that all-important climate tipping point forever, no matter how “fun” that would be for activists. Now that ship has sailed, but for the pre–TP era, I don’t think it’s particularly hard to understand that the priority needed to be hard & razor-sharp on climate: Solve other stuff later. Granted, it’s unpleasant for every one of us as individuals to accept or realise that the ship did sail, and that many of the species we know & love will now go extinct, including our own, but this being hard to grasp doesn’t mean that every last problem on Earth and among humans is equally important as catching that ship before it sailed.

The very last part of this thought is that the only potential sanity to the “same struggle” argument requires there to be a planet where the climate “thing” is still fixable, together with a political situation on that planet where joining forces and mobilising millions, if not billions of people have even the potential to stop the climate “thing” from running away.

This is why they want us to say “2+2=5” and “every other struggle is a climate struggle” when they clearly are not. In short, they want us to compromise our very sanity in order to join hands with very, very different struggles so that a political front consisting of billions of human beings can smash store fronts while yelling our demand that the ship didn’t “really” sail fifty years ago.

Of course, the ship did sail, so join hands if you want, it doesn’t really matter now, does it.

Michael Moore Mainstreams Extinction Rebellion

I believe the big headline here is the mainstreaming of views and perspectives that have been around for a while already in what I would call the Dark Climate movement, and that they’re being mainstreamed precisely because we were right. Secondly, I love how you guys manage to pinpoint the mistakes made in the otherwise fine documentary, because, as I’m sure you know too, going through heaps of critique is a painful process, mentally, when you don’t know what criticism is fair and what’s reflexive and knee-jerk dismissal, based in feelings, moneyed interests and often self-preservation.

No source is of course perfect (present YouTube channel excepted!), and I think you’ll find one source used, Deep Green Resistance, has a few flaws having to do with overpopulation (which they believe is a far-right concept only, because in their view it’s ONLY about better wealth-distribution among homo saps) and with e.g. Greta Thunberg (the “someone is using her” BS that never goes away, mostly because people WANT to believe she’s a fraud).

So in summary, ‘Planet of the Humans’ does a great job to reorient the map to where we really are. As a life-long orienteerer and nature walker, I know how crucial it is to know where you are on the map, in order to get where you want from that spot. And the truth is we’re in a very DARK place, and whether or not we get to a better place from that dark place, our journey has to start with reorienting that darn map.

I think the key source of confusion for the many, is the overwhelming Business As Usual mindset of our elected polluticians. How can this crisis be for real, when polluticians never closed a single road, let alone a big city, to combat its emissions? The whole climate thing must be a fraud, right? Well, guess what, turns out the polluticians were the frauds.

Who wouldda thunk.

Exhibit A: Jennifer & Sandy’s YT ‘What Road Are We Humans On?- Planet of the Humans -discussion’

Exhibit B: Michael Moore talks to Clare Farrell of Extinction Rebellion

2nd Lowest Annual Average Sea Ice Extent

The 365–day running average for sea ice extent is now lower than 9.76 million km² and rising by about 1 thousand km² per month. The prognosis suggests 2019 will likely be 2nd lowest on record for the all–year average for sea ice cover.

Q: Where’s the data source for this plot?
A: Here: https://ads.nipr.ac.jp/vishop/#/extent
Q: How can anyone make an annual average graph?
A: Easy. Use a computer. Add all the ice for the latest 365 days, divide by that number of days.
Q: Why would I even do that?
A: Let’s say you want to know how much ice we have in 2019 compared to other years.

Due in large part to ongoing Collapse of Arctic Sea Ice our Frozen Earth is Going South.

Launched Monday 11/11, CCTV is the Planet’s first 24–hour Climate Channel.

A Christmas Card for Greta

Damned if we Didn’t, Not if we Did | An Unfun Christmas Card to Greta Thunberg: A #COP25 holiday message for Greta T, but just as much for Peter Miller, Kevin Hester and other die–hard Global Dimming alarmists. This final episode of Talking South takes on the so–called McPherson paradox, based on Guy McPherson’s Global Dimming “damned if we do, damned if we don’t” aerosol reduction narrative.

Due in large part to ongoing Collapse of Arctic Sea Ice our Frozen Earth is Going South.

Launched Monday 11/11, CCTV is the Planet’s first 24–hour Climate Channel.

All–Time Low Annual Average Sea Ice Extent

The 365–day running average for sea ice extent is now lower than 9.8 million km² and dropping by about 39 thousand km² per month. The prognosis suggests 2019 could be lowest on record or 2nd for the all–year average for sea ice cover.

Q: Where’s the data source for this plot?
A: Here: https://ads.nipr.ac.jp/vishop/#/extent
Q: How can anyone make an annual average graph?
A: Easy. Use a computer. Add all the ice for the latest 365 days, divide by that number of days.
Q: Why would I even do that?
A: Let’s say you want to know how much ice we have in 2019 compared to other years.

Due in large part to ongoing Collapse of Arctic Sea Ice our Frozen Earth is Going South.

Frozen TV

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Methane Plumes Off Bennett Island, Siberia Explored

Climate denier propaganda in US English and censorship of Western mass media are so much better than Soviet Era propaganda and censorship of Russian mass media…

The above video is item #14 on the YouTube playlist Permafrost Propaganda Wars, of which the below vid is also a member:

«Yale shouldn’t take it upon themselves to spread Darkness and Lies, so should praise any and all information campaigns about these very important issues instead of trying to quell them.»

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Due in large part to ongoing Collapse of Arctic Sea Ice our Frozen Earth is Going South.

Arctic Sea Ice Volume for July 2019 from PIOMAS

2019 182  11.777
2019 183  11.555
2019 184  11.332
2019 185  11.106
2019 186  10.882
2019 187  10.669
2019 188  10.480
2019 189  10.251
2019 190  10.017
2019 191   9.798
2019 192   9.564
2019 193   9.351
2019 194   9.128
2019 195   8.936
2019 196   8.759
2019 197   8.594
2019 198   8.442
2019 199   8.270
2019 200   8.087
2019 201   7.916
2019 202   7.796
2019 203   7.663
2019 204   7.516
2019 205   7.386
2019 206   7.242
2019 207   7.098
2019 208   6.923
2019 209   6.794
2019 210   6.681
2019 211   6.575
2019 212   6.464

Columns are Year, Day # and sea ice volume in thousand km³. So for instance volume for July 31st is 6,464 km³. If you want the full dataset since January 1 1979, it’s available from UW.

Arctic Sea Ice Collapse Timelapse | Max to July 31st

everything will be all right …
everything will turn out fine …

Music by Sisters of Mercy: “No Time To Cry” (1985).

It’s just a feeling
I get sometimes
A feeling
Sometimes
And I get frightened
Just like you
I get frightened too
But it’s…

No time for heartache
(no no no) No time to run and hide
(no no no) No time for breaking down
(no no no) No time to cry

Sometimes in the world as is you’ve
Got to shake the hand that feeds you
It’s just like Adam says
It’s not so hard to understand
It’s just like always coming down on
Just like Jesus never came and
What did you expect to find
It’s just like always here again it’s…

No time for heartache
(no no no) No time to run and hide
(no no no) No time for breaking down
(no no no) No time to cry

Everything will be alright
Everything will turn out fine
Some nights I still can’t sleep
And the voices pass with time
And I keep

No time for tears
No time to run and hide
No time to be afraid of fear
I keep no time to cry

No time for tears
No time to run and hide
No time to be afraid of fear
I keep no time to cry

No time for heartache
(no no no) No time to run and hide
(no no no) No time for breaking down
(no no no) No time to cry

The Planet’s ice tipping point was passed long before No Time To Cry was recorded, as shown in Past, Present and Future Arctic Sea Ice.

Due in large part to ongoing Collapse of Arctic Sea Ice our Frozen Earth is Going South.

Arctic Sea Ice Volume for June 2019 from PIOMAS

2019 152  18.963
2019 153  18.807
2019 154  18.624
2019 155  18.487
2019 156  18.302
2019 157  18.173
2019 158  18.041
2019 159  17.905
2019 160  17.743
2019 161  17.519
2019 162  17.191
2019 163  16.864
2019 164  16.582
2019 165  16.342
2019 166  16.036
2019 167  15.729
2019 168  15.463
2019 169  15.233
2019 170  14.993
2019 171  14.719
2019 172  14.446
2019 173  14.134
2019 174  13.890
2019 175  13.662
2019 176  13.406
2019 177  13.127
2019 178  12.815
2019 179  12.542
2019 180  12.294
2019 181  12.047

Columns are Year, Day # and sea ice volume in thousand km³. So for instance volume for June 30th is 12,047 km³. If you want the full dataset since January 1 1979, it’s available from UW.