Thursday, February 27, 2020
A Women's & Men's Land Army to stop anthropogenic global warming & climate change. Why not? We have done this before, so we can do it again. This time though we need to tackle anthropogenic global warming & climate change, so we need people to fast track solar to the grid & help people adjust to a new old society. We need to help farmers go back to using horse & human power instead of fossil fuel power. We could do this, our government could do this, so why is our government NOT doing this???
Sunday, February 23, 2020
A Woodsrunner's Diary: Indigenous Possum Skin Cloaks.: Possum-skin cloak — Canberra Museum & Gallery https://aiatsis.gov.au/exhibitions/possum-skin-cloak
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Every child on Earth faces an uncertain future due to the effects of climate change and not one country is doing enough to ensure its children’s sustained wellbeing, a new report says.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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Friday, February 14, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
The hypothetical clock measures our nearness to Armageddon.
Heat waves, ice loss, fires
2019 also brought alarming new evidence of climate change's momentum, and demonstrated its destructive power. In fact, humanity's disruption of climate on land and in the oceans is "unprecedented," according to a report released in September 2019 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body that evaluates the impacts of climate change.
Globally, the year was the second hottest since record keeping began in 1880, and the past decade was the warmest on record, NASA reported earlier this month. July 2019 smashed records as the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, after a sweltering heat wave baked countries across Europe and then flowed over Greenland, where it melted 217 billion tons (197 billion metric tons) of ice.
Ocean temperatures are warmer than they've been at any point in human history, and they're heating up at an accelerating rate. The world's thickest mountain glacier is retreating, the Sahara Desert expanded by about 10%, and the Arctic's most stable sea ice is disappearing.
Severe drought in Australia, also linked to climate change, fueled devastating brushfires that blazed across the continent over recent months. The flames destroyed thousands of homes, damaged fragile ecosystems and killed an estimated 1.25 billion animals, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
And the majority of the worlds people bury their heads in the sand for the sake of keeping their jobs & their city lifestyles for just a little longer. What is it going to take if we are to stop global anthropogenic global warming & climate change? A revolution? Civil war? A world war?
Corrupt governments are NOT going to stop global warming, they are busy thinking about the economy, votes, lining their own pockets with bribes from the fossil fuel industries! We are now at just 100 seconds from midnight people, how long do you think before we reach the environmental point of no return? How long before the clock strikes 12 Midnight !!!
There will not be any bloody economy, no jobs & no cushy city lifestyles in a dead world, wake up people we are running out of time fast, literally!!!
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
The chief of the World Health Organisation has urged countries to work together against the "grave threat" posed by the coronavirus outbreak as an expert revealed there was potential for billions across the world to be infected by the deadly virus.
The WHO is holding a conference in Geneva on combating the virus, which has killed more than 1100 people in China and spread to dozens of countries around the world.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said viruses could have "more powerful consequences than any terrorist action".
'Tip of the iceberg': Fears grow after terrifying new coronavirus death milestone
Monday, February 10, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Last year was pretty much a disaster, & this year has started in the same vein. The leaves of vegies burning in the sun, losing much of our fruit due to a warm winter, then the drought & running low on water & then the threat of bushfires. So, we have been making changes in the garden. We know that anthropogenic global warming is going to get worse, so we are preparing for the present & hopefully the future. Our grandchildren may not survive global warming, but hopefully we can help them survive teotwawki.
One of our galvo water tanks up at the cottage was leaking, so I cut it into three sections & made three raised garden beds. Whilst cleaning up the cottage garden area one of my sons decided to get rid of the old water tanks being used to store firewood, so that has produced another three raised garden beds. A small tank that I was thinking of repairing also got converted into two more smaller raised garden beds because we decided to install two more new 1000 gallon water tanks for the garden. We used to pump water from the big dam for the gardens at the cottage & the main house, but for the first time in 30 odd years, this dam became almost dry. We decided to preserve what was left for the local wildlife & for fire fighting if needs be. Fortunately though the fires were all around us & we were enveloped in heavy smoke for weeks, the fires never reached our forest.
Five tank raised garden beds & the sand pit for our grandchildren.
The first raised garden bed I made from old roofing iron & four posts.
My second design for a raised garden bed using pallets cut in half & old roofing iron.
The latest raised garden bed additions, smaller but still useful. The advantages of these raised garden beds is that I think they will retain moisture better, they are easier to shade, easier to weed if needed, the bed is better secured & can not spread onto the paths, & it keeps the ducks out!!!
Well it's a bird bath right? And I am a bird right?
One new water tank on the left installed, we are still waiting on the second one to arrive. Since the drought everyone has been ordering more water tanks.
Friday, February 7, 2020
Thursday, February 6, 2020
As of 6 February 2020, more than 28000 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) have been detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province and other parts of China, including 563 deaths.
The first death outside of China was reported on 2 February 2020, in the Philippines.
Other cases have been detected in a number of other countries including Australia. Most of these individuals have reported travel to Wuhan.
The situation is evolving rapidly – please see the WHO Updates for current outbreak information.https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/coronavirus.aspx
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Recent climate models project that a doubling of atmospheric CO2 above pre-industrial levels could cause temperatures to soar far above previous estimates. A warming earth, researchers now say, will lead to a loss of clouds, allowing more solar energy to strike the planet.https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-clouds-are-the-key-to-new-troubling-projections-on-warming
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The Australian Government puts a price on our heads for stopping Global Warming, & we are NOT worth the cost!!!
You would think that ensuring the survival of the human race is something you can't put a price on, but one of the reasons that governments aren't always keen to take action on Anthropological Global Warming & climate change is the economic costs of doing so!
If humanity fails to prevent irreversible global warming, the consequences are not yet fully modeled, but they already look terrifying to unacceptable. To a large extent, the consequences are threefold: freak weather events and events linked to weather changes, a rise of the ocean water level and threats to food security.
They will cause huge numbers of deaths, from babies and the retired dying from heat, to the victims of country-wide wildfires, storms and flooding.