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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #1335 on: May 24, 2018, 07:31:36 pm »
Can we get 100% of our energy from renewable sources? 

By Michelle Froese | May 18, 2018

This article comes from Science Daily, with materials provided by Lappeenranta University of Technology.


Scientists have demonstrated that there are no roadblocks on the way to a 100% renewable future.

֍ Is there enough space for all the wind turbines and solar panels to provide all our energy needs?

֍ What happens when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow? 🤔

֍ Won’t renewables destabilize the grid and cause blackouts?    

In a review paper last year in the high-ranking journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Master of Science Benjamin Heard 🐉 and colleagues 🦕 🦖 presented their case  against 100% renewable electricity systems. They doubted the feasibility of many of the recent scenarios for high shares of renewable energy, questioning everything from whether renewables-based systems can survive extreme weather events with low sun and low wind, to the ability to keep the grid stable with so much variable generation.

Now scientists have hit back with their response to the points raised by Heard and colleagues. The researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and Aalborg University have analysed hundreds of studies from across the scientific literature to answer each of the apparent issues.

They demonstrate that there are no roadblocks on the way to a 100% renewable future.

“While several of the issues raised by the Heard paper are important, you have to realise that there are technical solutions to all the points they raised, using today’s technology,” says the lead author of the response, Dr. Tom Brown of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

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“Furthermore, these solutions are absolutely affordable, especially given the sinking costs of wind and solar power,” adds Professor Christian Breyer of Lappeenranta University of Technology, who co-authored the response.

Brown cites the worst-case solution of hydrogen or synthetic gas produced with renewable electricity for times when imports, hydroelectricity, batteries, and other storage fail to bridge the gap during low wind and solar periods during the winter. For maintaining stability there is a series of technical solutions, from rotating grid stabilisers to newer electronics-based solutions.

The scientists have collected examples of best practice by grid operators from across the world, from Denmark to Tasmania.

Furthermore, these solutions are absolutely affordable, especially given the sinking costs of wind and solar power.

The response by the scientists has now appeared in the same journal as the original article by Heard and colleagues.

There are some persistent myths that 100% renewable systems are not possible,” says Professor Brian Vad Mathiesen of Aalborg University, who is a co-author of the response. “Our contribution deals with these myths one-by-one, using all the latest research. Now let’s get back to the business of modeling low-cost scenarios to eliminate fossil fuels from our energy system, so we can tackle the climate and health challenges they pose.”   


https://www.windpowerengineering.com/business-news-projects/can-we-get-100-of-our-energy-from-renewable-sources/


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« Reply #1336 on: May 24, 2018, 07:43:04 pm »
May 24, 2018

How Warmer Temps Will Impact World Food Staple (rice)

Climate change could make rice less nutritious, according to new research. A study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances finds that growing rice in high atmospheric levels of CO2--including levels expected by 2100 under some emissions scenarios--resulted in a decline of levels of various key vitamins and iron, zinc and protein.

 "About two billion people rely on rice as a primary food source and among those that are the poorest, often the consumption of rice in terms of their daily calories is over 50%," study coauthor and USDA scientist Lewis Ziska told The Guardian. "Anything that impacts rice in terms of its nutritional quality is going to have an impact."

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« Reply #1337 on: May 25, 2018, 03:03:19 pm »


This Climate Visualization Belongs in a Damn Museum

Brian Kahn

May 25, 2018  8:40am Filed to: EARTHER IS AN ART BLOG NOW

1850-2017

Our warming world in stripe form.Image: Ed Hawkins

There’s a new global warming illustration that’s fit for the Museum of Modern Art or the Getty. Seriously, just look at that stunner up there.

Ed Hawkins  , the climate scientist who made the viral temperature spirals, is back at it again with another striking view of our warming planet. His latest visualization strips out all unnecessary information save color to communicate how we’re changing the temperature of the Earth.

Plot the global average temperature on a line graph and it goes up over time. Easy enough to read, sure, but not a format that really conveys how weirdly warm we’re making the planet.

In an effort to demonstrate that more clearly, Hawkins decided to represent each year of U.K. Met Office data from 1850-2017 as a bold stripes of color ranging from blue (cold) to red (hot). The resulting graphic leaves little doubt about what’s going on, with blue dropping out of the equation and the red hot nature of global warming emerging clearly by the time your gaze sweeps to the right of the image.

“I wanted to communicate temperature changes in a way that was simple and intuitive, removing all the distractions of standard climate graphics so that the long-term trends and variations in temperature are crystal clear,” Hawkins told Earther. “Our visual system will do the interpretation of the stripes without us even thinking about it.”

The illustration evokes a style of painting known as color field painting that rose to prominence in the middle of the 20th century. The theory underlying the movement was the same as Hawkins’ goal: to strip out all outside information and distractions and use color alone to immediately convey meaning. Barnett Newman, one of the artists who pioneered the field, explained his work this way (emphasis added):

“We are creating images whose reality is self-evident and which are devoid of the props and crutches that evoke associations with outmoded images, both sublime and beautiful...The image we produce is the self-evident one of revelation, real and concrete, that can be understood by anyone who will look at it without the nostalgic glasses of history.”

Hawkins’ work takes this ethos and applies it to the most pressing problem of our time. And if you can’t see what the hell is happening to the planet after looking at it, then I’m not sure what will convey it to you.

Check out more of Hawkins’ “warming stripes” for a view of local global warming in Toronto, the U.S. and central England.

https://earther.com/this-climate-visualization-belongs-in-a-damn-museum-1826307536
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« Reply #1338 on: May 29, 2018, 11:59:43 am »
Agelbert NOTE: This 2014 video is every bit as applicable, if not more so, today. This is Catastrophic Climate Change in action. California MUST HAVE about 43 million acre-feet of water, of which farms use about 40%. That amount of water is no longer available because of Climate Change. Idiots and other assorted deniers of the CAUSE of this crazy weather (i.e. BURNING FOSSIL FUELS), will always come up with some irrational  (it's just variable weather - nothing to see -move along ) straw to grasp in defense of the unsustainable status quo. So it goes.

State of Thirst: CALIFORNIA drought = food decline

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« Reply #1339 on: May 29, 2018, 12:27:59 pm »

In terms of collapse and chronicling what is ongoing though, it's a issue fo FREQUENCY & SEVERITY.  How often are these events occuring and how bad are they where they occur?  How badly is this disrupting the lives of the people who live in the location?  I don't think anyone here would argue that the hurricanes of last year did not permanently damage the lives and the economy of Puerto Rico.  This event is somewhat smaller in scale, but no less disruptive to the lives of the people who actually live in that neighborhood and no less "worthy" of being labelled as a symbol of ongoing Collapse.

Overall, collapse on the Industrial Civilizatioin level is about the collapse of the INFRASTRUCTURE that this society depends on.  Floods, Earthquakes and Tornadoes all do damage to that infrastructure, and really folks, just how many times can you repair it all?  There is a limit here.

On the Diner as I see it, we can chronicle all of them, the BIG ones and the not so big ones.  The death of this civilization will come from a thousand cuts more likely than one big ass Nuke fired off by the MIC or the NKs.

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I have a friend, Sam, who was visiting his daughters who live close, but were managing to avoid direct impact. Ellicott City got whacked a couple of years ago, and had not yet quite finished reconstruction efforts.

One of the contributing problems, as I hear it, is that the area is criminally overdeveloped, and green space, which used to absorb a lot of water to mitigate the flooding in an admittedly disadvantageous space, is now developed, built up and paved over.
Former wetlands paved over and contributing to flooding. Wash, rinse, repeat.

This **** will end when greedhead developers can no longer get flood insurance. Not until.


Agreed. But until it does end, you will continue to be cursed with those who do not wish to accept the irrefutable truth that the CAUSE of all this crazy weather is the burning of fossil fuels.



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« Reply #1340 on: May 29, 2018, 12:47:03 pm »
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80% chance of MEGA-Drought due to GHG CAUSED Climate Change

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« Reply #1341 on: May 29, 2018, 01:24:53 pm »
The Snow Drought In California Is Fueling Wildfires 🔥, Floods 💧, & Mudslides

May 28th, 2018 by Nexus Media

Originally published on Nexus Media. 

By Jeremy Deaton

California is likely facing another year of water woes. The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which supplies up to a third of California’s water, is exceptionally meager this year. Experts found around half as much snow on the mountains as they typically would in early April, when the snowpack is historically most voluminous.

Not only does the dwindling snowpack put California’s water supply at risk, it also portends more floods, wildfires and mudslides over the coming year. This is precisely what makes climate change so dangerous. Even small changes in weather can have cascading effects, multiplying the risk of natural disaster.


Declining snowfall means less fresh water.

Climate change is depriving California of needed precipitation, and it is also causing more precipitation to come down as rain instead of snow. The result is that, over time, the Sierra Nevada see less and less snow, with consequences for the Golden State. Every spring and summer, that snow melts, feeding the streams and rivers that supply California’s reservoirs. Less snow means less water for farms and cities. Making matters worse, warmer temperatures mean that snow melts in late spring and early summer, leading to shortages later in the year.


When more precipitation falls as rain instead of snow, it can lead to flash floods.

More abundant rainfall can lead to flash flooding, as large volumes of water runoff feeds into streams and rivers, causing them to overflow. In February, 2017, for example, heavy rainfall caused the San Joaquin River to spill over, leading hundreds of people to evacuate. The San Joaquin River originates in the high Sierra, which is seeing more precipitation come down as rain instead of snow in the winter months.


Diminished snowpack drives up the risk of wildfires.

The Sierra Nevada is harboring less snow, and that snow is melting faster, which is leaving the mountains without water during the warmer months. Hot weather and dry conditions up the risk of wildfire. The Sierra Nevadas have seen more and more wildfires in recent years. An October 2017 wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills, for example, killed four people and displaced thousands more.


Wildfires lead to mudslides.

The roots of trees and shrubs hold soil in place. When wildfires burn up alpine vegetation, the roots needed to retain that soil shrivel up. Then, when rain returns in the winter, it will carry loose soil down the mountain in mudslides. A series of February 2017 rainstorms produced mudslides along the Sierra Nevada, closing highways and, in a few cases, carrying cars off the road.

Blame it on climate change.

The root cause of all this mayhem is climate change. Carbon pollution is trapping heat, which is cooking the planet. Warmer water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean are giving rise to atmospheric rivers that deliver rain — instead of snow — to the Sierra Nevada. Heavy rainfall threatens to melt what little snow gathers on the slopes. This has consequences for the entire state, as reduced snowpack fuels drought more broadly, yielding wildfires and mudslides in coastal areas as well as in the mountains.

In a recent op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, UCLA climate scientist Alex Hall and science communicator Katharine Davis Reich warned, “In simple terms: We’re going to lose a lot of snow to climate change. Equally worrisome, California’s water infrastructure is not resilient enough to make up for the loss.

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/28/the-snow-drought-in-california-is-fueling-wildfires-floods-mudslides/W
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« Reply #1342 on: May 29, 2018, 01:56:22 pm »
Climate & Extreme Weather News #122 (26th-28th May 2018)

Understanding Climate Change

Published on May 28, 2018




Agelbert NOTE: The expected reaction to the above irrefutable evidence of Crazy Weather from idiots and other assorted straw grasping, fossil fuel loving, Climate change Deniers:

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« Reply #1343 on: May 29, 2018, 02:30:15 pm »
Antarctica is not just losing a steady amount of ice each year; the ice loss is accelerating each and every year.

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Note: the grey area is the average sea ice extent for the day of year +/- two standard deviations (+/- 2σ). Average and standard deviation are computed from the 1981-2010 (WMO standard) data.

It might take centuries to melt ALL of it, but it WILL only take few decades to melt enough of it to cause trillions of dollars in damage to ports and sea side cities. The cretins who do not want to admit this threat needs to be addressed NOW by a ban on the burning of fossil fuels will always claim the melting of the ice is "not worth mentioning".

We need fossil fuels like a dog needs ticks.



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« Reply #1344 on: May 30, 2018, 02:40:55 pm »
I bet it was more than that.

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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/study-hurricane-maria-killed-4600-puerto-rico-180529144146777.html

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Study: Hurricane Maria killed more than 4,600 in Puerto Rico

A third of the storm-related deaths on the island was caused by issues over access to healthcare, researchers say.
15 hours ago



Hurricane Maria was the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in 90 years [Alvin Baez/Reuters]

Hurricane Maria killed directly or indirectly more than 4,600 people in Puerto Rico, more than 70 times the toll recorded by officials, a new study has suggested.

In the 102 days since the hurricane hit the island, an estimated 4,645 people died, according to the study published on Tuesday by US-based The New England Journal of Medicine.

A third of the deaths were caused by delayed or interrupted access to healthcare, said the Mortality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria study, which was compiled by Harvard University researchers.

The overall figure dwarfs the government count of 64 people.

It also follows earlier independent studies which placed the death toll at around 1,000 in the 40 days since the hurricane struck.
READ MORE
Puerto Rico crisis ongoing months after Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to hit the US territory of Puerto Rico in 90 years, made landfall on the island in September 2017.

It caused an estimated $90bn of damages, destroyed more than 70,000 homes and leaving many people with limited access to electricity, fuel, mobile phone coverage and basic supplies.

"On average, households went 84 days without electricity, 64 days without water, and 41 days without cellular telephone coverage after the hurricane," the study said.
Official toll under review

The latest estimate was based on interviews conducted with more than 3,000 randomly selected Puerto Rican households in January and February this year.

Experts alleged the disruption and widespread devastation hampered attempts to accurately record the number of people killed by the storm.

Puerto Rico officials have not shared any new data on hurricane-related deaths since December 2017, when Governor Ricardo Rossello ordered a review of the official toll.

The study, however, said mortality rates on the island increased 62 percent from September 20 - when Hurricane Maria made landfall - to December 31, compared with the same period in 2016.

WATCH
00:00

The Puerto Rican mayor who challenged Trump

The report used criteria from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine if a person's death could be blamed on the hurricane.

Deaths can be attributed to a cyclone if they are caused by forces directly related to the event or unsafe or unhealthy conditions resulting from it, according to CDC criteria.

Accurate recording of the deaths is vital, the study said, for "future risk reduction and preparedness planning".

At least one independent expert questioned the methods and the number in the new study.

"This estimate could be off by thousands. Easily," Donald Berry, a professor of biostatistics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, told The Associated Press.

Hurricane Maria was the second Category 5 storm to affect Puerto Rico - home to 3.4 million people - within the space of two weeks last year, after Hurricane Irma killed three people earlier in September.
Puerto Rico: Shelter After the Storm

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Puerto Rico: Shelter After the Storm

SOURCE: Al Jazeera and news agencies

Very interesting collapse article on PR here that predicts they will lose more than half their population by mid century. This is without additional major hurricanes.[/size]

https://medium.com/migration-issues/how-low-will-puerto-ricos-population-go-c8d108ac8b3b

Good article. 

There are a series of problems in Puerto Rico that too few people know about. Those environmental problems are more harmful to human health than the hurricane caused infrastructure destruction. Those problems were exacerbated by the hurricanes.

Here is a brief list of those problems:

1) SEVERE aquifer contamination by pharmaceutical plants for the last 40 years causing increased cancer, bith defects, IQ decrease and mental disease.

2) SEVERE air and aquifer contamination by Chemical plants for over 50 years.

3) SEVERE air pollution from fossil fuel power plants, some using coal and others using Venezuelan high sulfur crap to run the plants.

4) SEVERE chemical poisoning of the soil, which also leaches into the aquifers to add poison insult to injury, from routine massive use of pesticides and non-selective herbicides like Glyphoste for over 50 years. This too, contributes to cancer and birth defects.

5) Improper garbage disposal and no effective recycling campaign adds to air and ground pollution and disease near the dumps.

6) The south of Puerto Rico has been the wild west for Monsanto to test WHATEVER it wants for over 50 years on the "test" crops. If you think those efforts are innocuous, I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

7) ALL the birth control products now used all over the world were initially tested by American Doctors on Puerto Rican women in the 1940's. Birth defects and deaths frequently resulted from the drugs that didn't work as planned. If you think Puerto Rico does not continue to be a testing ground for drugs, I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

Of course Puerto Rico iwill be depopulated to a great extent. Puerto Rico is a textbook example of a Capitalist "deregulated" Paradise. They used to have some social programs to help the people get by. That's old hat now. Puerto Rico is going FULL Libertarian. The laws are written for the rich and the poor either live with this cruel capitalist slavery or leave.

The irony of all this for me is that Climate Change is going to give the same sucker punch, on steroids, to the USA as the Capitalists (a lot of them were, and are, bought and paid for Puerto Ricans) gave to Puerto Rico for over a century. What goes around really does come around.
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« Reply #1345 on: May 30, 2018, 07:16:10 pm »
I bet it was more than that.

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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/study-hurricane-maria-killed-4600-puerto-rico-180529144146777.html

    Newz
    Puerto Rico

Study: Hurricane Maria killed more than 4,600 in Puerto Rico

A third of the storm-related deaths on the island was caused by issues over access to healthcare, researchers say.
15 hours ago



Hurricane Maria was the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in 90 years [Alvin Baez/Reuters]

Hurricane Maria killed directly or indirectly more than 4,600 people in Puerto Rico, more than 70 times the toll recorded by officials, a new study has suggested.

In the 102 days since the hurricane hit the island, an estimated 4,645 people died, according to the study published on Tuesday by US-based The New England Journal of Medicine.

A third of the deaths were caused by delayed or interrupted access to healthcare, said the Mortality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria study, which was compiled by Harvard University researchers.

The overall figure dwarfs the government count of 64 people.

It also follows earlier independent studies which placed the death toll at around 1,000 in the 40 days since the hurricane struck.
READ MORE
Puerto Rico crisis ongoing months after Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to hit the US territory of Puerto Rico in 90 years, made landfall on the island in September 2017.

It caused an estimated $90bn of damages, destroyed more than 70,000 homes and leaving many people with limited access to electricity, fuel, mobile phone coverage and basic supplies.

"On average, households went 84 days without electricity, 64 days without water, and 41 days without cellular telephone coverage after the hurricane," the study said.
Official toll under review

The latest estimate was based on interviews conducted with more than 3,000 randomly selected Puerto Rican households in January and February this year.

Experts alleged the disruption and widespread devastation hampered attempts to accurately record the number of people killed by the storm.

Puerto Rico officials have not shared any new data on hurricane-related deaths since December 2017, when Governor Ricardo Rossello ordered a review of the official toll.

The study, however, said mortality rates on the island increased 62 percent from September 20 - when Hurricane Maria made landfall - to December 31, compared with the same period in 2016.

WATCH
00:00

The Puerto Rican mayor who challenged Trump

The report used criteria from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine if a person's death could be blamed on the hurricane.

Deaths can be attributed to a cyclone if they are caused by forces directly related to the event or unsafe or unhealthy conditions resulting from it, according to CDC criteria.

Accurate recording of the deaths is vital, the study said, for "future risk reduction and preparedness planning".

At least one independent expert questioned the methods and the number in the new study.

"This estimate could be off by thousands. Easily," Donald Berry, a professor of biostatistics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, told The Associated Press.

Hurricane Maria was the second Category 5 storm to affect Puerto Rico - home to 3.4 million people - within the space of two weeks last year, after Hurricane Irma killed three people earlier in September.
Puerto Rico: Shelter After the Storm

Fault Lines

Puerto Rico: Shelter After the Storm

SOURCE: Al Jazeera and news agencies

Very interesting collapse article on PR here that predicts they will lose more than half their population by mid century. This is without additional major hurricanes.[/size]

https://medium.com/migration-issues/how-low-will-puerto-ricos-population-go-c8d108ac8b3b

Good article. 

There are a series of problems in Puerto Rico that too few people know about. Those environmental problems are more harmful to human health than the hurricane caused infrastructure destruction. Those problems were exacerbated by the hurricanes.

Here is a brief list of those problems:

1) SEVERE aquifer contamination by pharmaceutical plants for the last 40 years causing increased cancer, bith defects, IQ decrease and mental disease.

2) SEVERE air and aquifer contamination by Chemical plants for over 50 years.

3) SEVERE air pollution from fossil fuel power plants, some using coal and others using Venezuelan high sulfur crap to run the plants.

4) SEVERE chemical poisoning of the soil, which also leaches into the aquifers to add poison insult to injury, from routine massive use of pesticides and non-selective herbicides like Glyphoste for over 50 years. This too, contributes to cancer and birth defects.

5) Improper garbage disposal and no effective recycling campaign adds to air and ground pollution and disease near the dumps.

6) The south of Puerto Rico has been the wild west for Monsanto to test WHATEVER it wants for over 50 years on the "test" crops. If you think those efforts are innocuous, I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

7) ALL the birth control products now used all over the world were initially tested by American Doctors on Puerto Rican women in the 1940's. Birth defects and deaths frequently resulted from the drugs that didn't work as planned. If you think Puerto Rico does not continue to be a testing ground for drugs, I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

Of course Puerto Rico iwill be depopulated to a great extent. Puerto Rico is a textbook example of a Capitalist "deregulated" Paradise. They used to have some social programs to help the people get by. That's old hat now. Puerto Rico is going FULL Libertarian. The laws are written for the rich and the poor either live with this cruel capitalist slavery or leave.

The irony of all this for me is that Climate Change is going to give the same sucker punch, on steroids, to the USA as the Capitalists (a lot of them were, and are, bought and paid for Puerto Ricans) gave to Puerto Rico for over a century. What goes around really does come around.

Nothing like first hand knowledge. Thanks AG. When we flew out of San Juan last time in the Cessna twin, I was struck by the absolute astonishing beauty of the island. It's sad that it and the people of PR have been so badly treated.

I've been watching this Spanish language TV cop drama set in Cuba  (Cuatro Estacianos En la Habana --- Netflix). It's interesting to compare PR and Cuba. I'd sure like to spend some time in both places.


Yep. The thing about PR versus Cuba, that too few people know, is that a significant portion of the most brazen, greed infested, take no prisoners fascists that left Cuba around 1959 settled in Puerto Rico WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LOANS to start their businesses. This immediately caused a lot of anger among Puerto Rican businessmen who could not get small business loans on easy terms. It's been festering ever since.

The (mostly light skinned) Cubans promptly took over most of the media and have been quite busy turning the TV shows into as vulgar displays of profanity, nudity and whatever else they could corrupt Puerto Ricans into "enjoying". Most of the Cubans that went to Miami were in about the same category.

Did you know that Cubans have a reputation among Latins as being the "Jews" of the Caribbean?  Since I am of Sephardic Jew stock, I know a thing or two about that. The negative stereotype of the hoarding, slave driver businesman that too many Jews have is well deserved among the upper crust Cubans that left Cuba.

IMHO, the best there was stayed in Cuba. Cubans "helped" Puerto Rico beome the mess it is now. Of course Puerto Ricans (the lighter skinned variety with DA MONEY that think they are better than the rest of them - my sociopath family is well represented there) "helped" too.

I can give you historical chapter and verse starting from 1825 on WHY Cubans and Puerto Ricans are so prone to KISS EMPIRE ASS. But that is a long, sad story starting with who the Spanish "Tories" were back when King Ferdinand was sweating losing all his stolen land to upstarts in South America who had the temerity to claim people should be treated with respect.

All the Spaniards loyal to the Spanish Crown rushed to the Caribbean. Thus the peoples of those beleagered islands set the spineless mold for colonized submission. All that said, the Cubans still had an independent streak, as the USA eventually found out.

My daddy, the US Army officer, told me to never trust a Puerto Rican. He said, and I confirmed it in the FAA, than when Puerto Ricans work under an American system, they jockey for position to see who can double cross their fellow Puerto Rican the most and thus gain favor with the Americans working with them. He said the Americans, despite seeing us as second class salt water niggers, could be trusted to reward our labor more objectively. I was raised in Kansas. I never got along well with most Puerto Ricans, including my egomaniac dad, even when I was an atheist.

It seems obvious, at least to me, especially after the remorseless disdain and non compassion for its suffering colony, that the US will pay in spades one way or another for its astonishing cruelty. It's only a matter of time, and that time is shortening in the gathering whirl wind all around the world. And the US population in its apathy, self centeredness and ignorance and collusion deserves everything coming to it in return.

Karpatok, in her comment, shows some knowledge of what the colonized mentality is subjected to. As she surmises, it's no bed of roses.

I am ashamed of the colonized Puerto Rican culture. No I am not "blaming the victim". Most of the blame goes to the USA from Thomas Jefferson on down the line. But, Puerto Ricans have turned into crabs in an empire bucket!

Yes, the tropical rain forest and beaches are lovely, but it is very, very hard to live in peace down there. If you stop your car on a part of El Yunque Rain Forest, as my wife and I used to do, to enjoy the view of the citiy lights in the distance, it would not be long before some shifty characters would show up with their boom, boom ,boom music in their cars checking you out to see if they could rob you (and that's when all they want is money). 

As to the environment, there are lots of tiny concrete bridges all over the island, since the place is rather mountainous. You used to be able to stop near one of these bridges and look at some small brook or stream with all the pretty tropical foliage around. You could see beautiful multi-colored guppies in the clear waters. Back in 1996, just before leaving, all you saw was plastic bottles and old appliance junk, and whatever else people would throw out when no one was looking, trashing the small streams with cloudy waters.  :(

Do you know what the car thieves do routinely down there? They take whatever they can get from the vehicle they steal and then they BURN the car. :P

It's sad. I don't like to think about it. I'm just talking here because I wish to help folks here keep this Puerto Rican environmental tragedy in the proper context.

People are people, regardless of where they were born or their genetics. Most Americans think they are somehow "different" from other people. They aren't. They mostly are simply NOT prepared for what is already here and increasing in severity from morally degenerate fascist elitists to impovershed, criminalized crazed people to a polluted environment. They mostly DO NOT GET IT. They will. All of us will increasingly experience IT. God is NOT mocked.
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« Reply #1346 on: May 30, 2018, 09:05:05 pm »
Here's more info on the uncounted dead in Puerto Rico:

Puerto Rico’s Uncounted Dead: Study Says Hurricane Maria Toll Far Higher Than Official Count (Pt. 1/2)

May 29, 2018

A Harvard study has found that at least 4,645 people have died as a result of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, 70 times more than Puerto Rico officials claim. We speak to Omaya Sosa, co-founder of Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism, who first reported  the government’s official death toll was underreported.

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AARON MATÉ: It’s The Real News, I’m Aaron Maté. When he visited Puerto Rico in October, President Trump lauded what he called, the “low death toll” from Hurricane Maria.

DONALD TRUMP: Every death is a horror. But if you look at a real catastrophe, like Katrina, and you look at the tremendous hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died, and you look at what happened here with really a storm that was just totally overpowering, nobody’s ever seen anything like this. What is your death count as of this moment, seventeen? Sixteen people certified, sixteen people, versus in the thousands. You can be very proud of all of your people, all of our people working together. Sixteen versus literally thousands of people.

AARON MATÉ: But for months, Puerto Rico’s residents and experts have warned that the death toll has been vastly undercounted, and a new study confirms their fears. A team of researchers estimates that at least 4,645 people have died as a result of Hurricane Maria. About one third of the deaths were caused by delayed or inaccessible medical treatment. Omaya Sosa is co-founder of Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism. In September, just days after Hurricane Maria hit, she broke the story that the government’s official death toll was far too low. Omaya, welcome. Talk to us about the reporting you’ve done from the days after Hurricane Maria, what you found, and how it tracks with what had just come out in this new study today?

OMAYA SOSA: Thanks For having me, Aaron. We started reporting on this story literally a couple of days after the hurricane. We heard what the government was putting out, and what we saw on the streets, and from regular people, policemen, rescuers, people at the hospitals, doctors, was very different from what the government was saying. So, already, from September 28, we published our first story, saying that we already knew it was dozens more than what the government was saying. And we have continued investigating since.

In Early December, we said that those first forty days, the death toll was around 1,000 in excess, compared to 2016, and that was based on official mortality data, only covering the month of October and the first ten days after the hurricane in September. So, this report basically confirms what we were already reporting in September, October and November, and finally in that first week of December, that the death toll was much higher, that many of the deaths happened after the hurricane because of the inadequate response and because of problems with the health care system in Puerto Rico. Which is really a pity, because when President Trump got here and made those unfortunate comments, a lot could have been done to prevent thousands of these deaths.

So, the data that Harvard put out today is consistent with what we have been reporting and with what we have been investigating. We are still in the middle of the second phase of our investigation, and we’re actually concentrating on the health care system and what happened there. And we are seeing that the deaths that were linked to problems with services, health care services, are probably even higher than what Harvard is saying today.

AARON MATÉ: So, when you say there that more could have been done to prevent these deaths, even after President Trump spoke. What are you referring to? Are you referring to the health facilities or particular?

OMAYA SOSA: There was no plan from our government and our health department to really get to know what was happening on the ground in the health care facilities, and when I say health care facilities, I refer to all the levels in health care, hospitals, elderly homes, maybe smaller doctors and specialists, offices and so forth. It was a disaster, it was a complete disaster, and all the patients that needed lifesaving services, or that were even stable but needed some kind of support- like for example, people that depend on oxygen, or people that need dialysis, those persons were really left stranded with no support system. And many of those people died.

The government could have put in a response plan, an emergency response plan in terms of public health to first know what was going on, and then tried to canalize these patients to where the best facilities were, or support certain facilities. But there was no organization of any kind. There was no information for patients to know where there were hospitals that were actually working. It was a complete mess.

AARON MATÉ: Sorry to interrupt, but you mentioned oxygen. If I have it right from your reporting, the lack of available oxygen is due, in large part, to the fact that delivery of oxygen is privatized. Do I have that right?

OMAYA SOSA: Yes, it’s privatized, and many roads were- you could not drive through them after the hurricane aftermath. The electricity was down everywhere, basically, so these companies were not working. There are not many of them, and they were not working. So, the whole system of delivery of oxygen and supplies and medicines- it wasn’t only oxygen, it was- all kinds of supplies was stopped. And there was no effective way for facilities to get these life-supporting services; medication, insulin for diabetics, for example. And the government didn’t do much to try and fix this.

AARON MATÉ: What do you think accounts for the vast discrepancy between the official death toll- we heard President Trump, back in October, say it was sixteen, and later on, the government of Puerto Rico increased that to just sixty-four. But now the study says it’s over 4,600. What accounts for the discrepancy?

OMAYA SOSA: I think there was a total lack of interest from our Puerto Rican government and from the federal government to really try and get to know what was going on. The resources were not assigned. From week number one, they already knew that people were dying at hospitals. I did a couple of interviews with the health secretary, our health secretary. Months after, I did an interview with the governor himself, and I told him we were seeing all these data, and what was going on. And there was no interest in really assigning researchers to know what was going on, on the ground. And that’s what- maybe they thought it would reflect badly on the image of how the response was coming along. I don’t know, you know, they never said.

AARON MATÉ: All right. We’ll pause there and come back in part two. My guest is Omaya Sosa, co-founder of Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism.


Puerto Rico’s Uncounted Dead: Study Says Hurricane Maria Toll Far Higher Than Official Count (Pt. 2/2)


https://therealnews.com/stories/puerto-ricos-uncounted-dead-study-says-hurricane-maria-toll-far-higher-than-official-count

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« Reply #1347 on: June 04, 2018, 02:29:28 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: The wild swings in weather are part of increasingly Catastrophic Climate Change.

We lost a good percentage of plants last night. 3 days ago, we had record highs of 34c. Last night we hit below freezing. and that will continue to happen for the week.

No one here needs to hear my explanation of why the weather extremes.

MrsC5 woke me, in a bit of a manic mood, saying, she wanted part two of the house greenhouse built next year and that she wants to bring the storm proof schoolbus greenhouse into production next year. She then got on the phone to start ordering the next shipping container.

Sucks to be right all the time and waiting for others to catch up.

I'll use the cool weather to finish getting the firewood in.

Then I will move on to strengthening the main greenhouse because I know the big winds are coming as part of that weather chaos.... and I better start making a game plan as to how to anchor the shipping containers to the ground.

I better get some calories in me and another coffee and get onto the days labor ahead.

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« Reply #1348 on: June 05, 2018, 08:22:12 pm »
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Carbon Bubble About To Burst, Leaving Trillions In Stranded Assets Behind, Claims New Research

June 5th, 2018 by Steve Hanley

Figures lie and liars figure, but if the figures presented by researchers from Radboud University, the University of Cambridge/C-EENRG, Cambridge Econometrics, The Open University, and the University of Macau and published in the journal Nature Climate Change this week are correct, the transition from fossil fuels to renewables is now unstoppable whether nations adhere to their commitments under the Paris climate accords or not.

In the wake of such change, assets valued at trillions of dollars will become stranded as what the researchers call the “carbon bubble” collapses, leading to global economic instability similar to what the world experienced in 2007.

The researchers used advanced computer modeling techniques to arrive at their conclusions. Such techniques have come under fire from fossil fuel advocates, who accuse climate scientists of cooking their research to fit their preconceived notions. We here at CleanTechnica believe the opposite is true.

“If countries keep investing in equipment to search for, extract, process and transport fossil fuels, even though their demand declines, they will end up losing money on these investments on top of their losses due to limited exports,” explains lead author J F Mercure of Radboud University and C-EENRG.


“Countries should instead carefully deflate the carbon bubble through investment in a variety of industries and steady divestment. The way in which this is done will determine the impact of the ongoing low-carbon transition on the financial sector.”

Hector Pollitt, study co-author from Cambridge Econometrics and C-EENRG, adds: “This new research clearly shows the mismatch between the reductions in fossil fuel consumption required to meet carbon targets and the behavior of investors. Governments have an important role to play in emphasizing commitments to meet the Paris Agreement to ensure that the significant detrimental economic and geopolitical consequences we have identified are avoided.”

Just this week, 288 of the world’s largest investors wrote a joint letter to world leaders attending the G7 conference in Toronto calling on them to close coal power generating stations, stop subsidizing fossil fuels, and ramp up their carbon reduction policies in accordance with their commitments to each other in Paris in 2015.

Examining the impacts of new low and zero emissions technology on multiple countries, the computer modeling suggests countries that continue to base their economies on fossil fuel exploration, use, and export will suffer the most economic harm when the carbon bubble bursts. “This means that by 2035, GDP growth is affected negatively in producer countries such as the US and Russia, while it is affected positively in importing countries such as the EU and China,” Dr. Mercure says.

The researchers say in their report, “New efficiency standards imply that we do more with the same amounts of energy, as older, less efficient technologies are gradually phased out. The transition is therefore irreversible; however its pace can vary according to whether and how new climate policies are implemented.”

The best way to avoid economic damage when the carbon bubble bursts is to start reducing carbon emissions early.

“Divestment is a prudential thing to do. We should be carefully looking at where we are investing our money. For instance, much like companies, pension funds and other institutions currently invest in fossil fuel assets. Following recommendations from central banks, commercial banks are increasingly looking at the financial risks of stranded fossil fuel assets, even though their possible impacts have not yet been fully determined.”

“Until now, observers mostly paid attention to the likely effectiveness of climate policies, but not to the ongoing and effectively irreversible technological transition. This level of ‘creative destruction’ appears inevitable now and must be carefully managed,” Mercure concludes.

It should be noted that the United States under Donald Trump is racing ahead with a plan to become the largest fossil fuel exporter in the world, which is one step in the process of making America great again, according to the wisdom of the polluter in chief. If the researchers are correct, that policy will ultimately bankrupt the United States and allow other nations to amplify their influence in the world as the sun slowly sets on the American Empire.


We may not find out which view of the future is correct for a decade or two, but the scientific evidence suggests the US has chosen the wrong road and is speeding headlong toward a financial cliff. “We’ll see,” said the Zen master.  :(

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/05/carbon-bubble-about-to-burst-leaving-trillions-in-stranded-assets-behind-claims-new-research/

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« Reply #1349 on: June 07, 2018, 05:20:15 pm »

Hurricanes Getting Sluggish

Hurricanes are moving more slowly than they once did, allowing them to do more damage over a given area, according to new research. A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature finds that tropical cyclone speeds have slowed by 10 percent worldwide between 1949 and 2016.

While the study is based on past observations and does not directly address causation, lead author James Kossin of NOAA and other scientists told several outlets that the findings are consistent with what can be expected as the planet warms.

The research comes the same week as Houston officials release their final report on Hurricane Harvey, which finds that the combination of the🌧 1 trillion gallons dumped on the city and the spatial coverage of the storm "have never been experienced across the United States since reliable records have been kept."
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/06/hurricanes-cyclones-move-slower-drop-more-rain-climate-change-science/


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