Even aiming to stay within the global warming range of 1.5 to 2 degrees C, the earth systems are pushed on a path that takes us to the kind of climate of 3 million years ago, Pliocene or even 50 million years ago, the Miocene. The Holocene, which nutured our civilizations, is over forever.
Right now, to avoid the extreme, conditions of the Miocene, not compatible with human civilization at all, and insure that only Pliocene conditions are reached, a rapid, global exponential decarbonization is required
Climacide is the usual cause of termination of Apex Species
David Suzuki points out, that a recent climate science paper says there remains only a 5 percent chance of staying below 2 degrees this Century, and we have actually more chance of reaching 6 degrees of warming (10%), than staying below 2 C. So we'ed better get on with it, as a global apex species, because even 2 degrees is not favourable to the long term survival biosphere apex species such as ourselves. Australia is especially singled out for its rigged corporate games in government..
A Six Million Year Plan for Earth
Everything politicians think they know is most certainly wrong for the real world. Global governments fixation on mutual traded, competitive, exponential, fossil fueled growth. This is the worst possible, long term option ever. There is no wriggle out of contract consequences - Making a Hell of Earth. So what is the cause of this collective insanity? Rapid extinction is nature's unthinking plan for a species that collectively destroys its foundational environment.
Growth still the climate killer
The Global Carbon Project, which collects and analyses our global carbon behaviour, shows that nearly everybody is misbehaving.
Growth in global carbon emissions in 2018 looks to be around 2%, which is exactly tied to the rate of economic growth (by GDP) Growth in Gas was the worst at 3.0%, and almost certainly involves a growth in total methane leakage. It is not provable that the rise in global carbon emissions with GDP has produced a similar rise in global well-being.
Humanity are still trying to collectively have infinite growth on this finite planet. Here in Australia, our Prime Madman Scott Morrison, keeps defiantly shouting his "Strong Economy" slogan, in the tones of "Resistance is useless", while Australia burns hotter. After Albert Einstein, we could say that only one thing is infinite, and that is human collective stupidity.
Absent any serious form of global self-control, human global demolition will be future choked by several possible natural "Limits to Growth". Given our massed social and technical ingenuity, we might even manage to have several at once. We might escape the global decline in essential heavy fuel oil supply to power our global big machines, or spend all our energies against the inexorable rise in new climate disasters. This is probably already out of our control, as we struggle to keep creating new limits by growing our ongoing demolition of biodiversity and natural sustainability.
Climate Emergency Declaration
If enough people demand it, governments could declare a
climate emergency tomorrow, and we could all get on with the job of
Australian Politicians cannot say no to new gas fracking and new coal projects, while large numbers of Australian people are saying no to them. The obvious conflicts of interest between people and government are here now.
Only the advanced corruption of government riddled with cancerous cash
for exploitation, is capable of going against the plain simple
scientific obviously truth. Australian government politicians are not genuine people-representative politicians, they are running wholesale shopping outlets for mining corporations,
with the staff on the cash registers being seduced as the future employees of the
mining corporations. This is an illegal and immoral government, with its head in the greenhouse gas fumes.
It is getting easier to find articles about regular global heating impacts from everywhere, because it is impacting everywhere. In Europe, impacts include increasing drought in the south. Where it rains, it rains too much. Permafrost melt accelerates over northern Russia. In Australia drought and bush-fires nearly all year round.
We have a general movement of global heating refugees, away from the equator, and growing continental droughts and interior deserts. They get called the pejorative term "economic refugees" by Australian politicians, and in the media. Bureaucratic rules, and Count Dracula's border forces are set up to deny residency rights, as part of ongoing persecution by industrial civilisation.
Do we really understand that most refugees are fleeing the global impacts of our fossil-fuelled economies? Or the impacts of wars for the "blood acquisitions" of industrial civilisation?
Dirty rotten liars, country-stealing, international climate criminals and con artists - The Australian Government serves coal, not people.
- The Federal and Queensland governments have repeatedly stated the Adani mine is commercially viable and able to stand on its own two feet – while at the same time providing Adani with billions of taxpayer dollar in subsidies. This project is entirely contrary to Australia’s international commitments under the Paris Agreement.
The act also underlines the absolute cash-subservience of the largest two political parties in Australia, as if you didn't already know, to foreign mining and fossil fuel corporations. It entirely unmakes the creaky old Australian Constitution, which has the most stupid clauses about birth place and dual citizenship being the only acknowledged markers of political control by foreign powers. The Australian Government and Justice Systems, and Paris Climate Treaty intentions are at best an international joke, excepting for all the other fossil-fool national governments of developed nations. In my view, this makes the Queensland Government a rogue and false government that does not in any way serve the interests of Queensland People, excepting perhaps those of its parasitic elite classes of Fossil Fuel investors and global-heating extinctionists.
Have you seen enough yet? Fossil fuel powered nations are a setup for global civilisation collapse. A faster collapse of the national fossil-fuel political economy is better for global heating mitigation. Our global fossil fuel political economy is taking the human species with it to hell. The Australian governments are among the world's worst fossil-fuel corruption captured. In the long run this planet will be better off without fossil-fuels and their governments. If we don't get rid of them, it will be better off without the human species. We need to rid ourselves of the fossil-fuel national parasites that are cooking and sucking this world dry.
A Tamil family is trying its hardest to avoid deportation today, August 30th 2019, as Australian courts have ruled that there is no imminent threats to safety for Tamils in Sri Lanka. This is a kind of diplomatic fiction, a "Nothing to see here, move on", that governments like to cooperate in wearing as a public face, all the better to win and keep public office. Chronic ethnic conflicts going back many decades don't just go away with a stroke of signature on government pieces of paper. Denial is more likely to indicate ongoing conflicts.
Link to essay on how global heating is pushing all species, including people, in global mass migrations towards the poles, where space and resources are limited, following trails of longitude that crowd together.
So many will die along the way, or be blocked by those to arrive first. Then survival by extremism will try to dominate, as always, no matter where from. "No room at the poles" will produce a final behavioural sink in the global heating mass extinction process. Mass consumption of fossil fuels in mainly higher latitude countries is still pushing up the global radiation imbalance to produce the final scenarios of hell.
Prevention requires the overthrow of National Governments and their elite vested interests that are too comfortable to intervene and stop causing the entire extinction process.
This may be a primary reason why the USA now thinks Greenland is the world's most valuable unoccupied real estate, as much of southern USA is becoming unsupportable for permanent human settlement.
Richard Dennis implies that the great pretenders of Australia government politicians have their brains plugged with Coal Money.
After years of ignoring Pacific leaders’ calls to stop expanding our coal production, the Australian political class has now switched from pretending they can’t hear the Pacific to pretending they don’t understand them. No wonder Pacific Island leaders are getting frustrated.
A decreasing amount of Carbon 13 proportion in rising levels of atmosphere methane gives a strong hint as to where it is coming from. Shale gas is estimated to have contributed around one third of the global increase in methane in recent years.
Money Bags elite-scammers with access to bank money at low interest rates are getting Australian Governments to build new export Australian Gas Facilities and sell it back to the public at Exorbitant Prices. Profits guaranteed. Higher gas prices at peak gas electric power stations move up electricity costs for the Australian Consumer. This is outrageous. From the government that ditched a carbon price that was redistributed to Australian Homes, a much steeper and scummier energy gas export-import tax, that gas-oholic politicians and corporations get clean away with. Brought to you by our Political Class of Scoundrels and Climate Liars, also known as "Most successful mad-market capitalists". Best to stop using electricity, gas and food altogether. Many homeless and unemployed already do so. Try life on the "Newstart Diet".
Australia now ranks third in the world, in yearly fossil-fueled carbon emission exports, in a new report from "The Australia Institute".
A lot money passes through a few hands, to ensure Australia's full political global heating denial.
It explains Australia's "invitation" to the G7, a self-selected "Group of Seven", gangster nations, always quarrelling, organised by geopolitical money interests, by invitation only, as the Global heating club of unhappy Fossil-Fool Nations. Russia was ostracised for reacting to NATO decapitation of Ukraine by re-annexing Crimea. China is never invited.
It is interesting that the US, has the largest global oil refining capacity and output, relative to its crude oil output, and so requires the servitude of crude oil imports of several other nations.
This year of global heating, in 2019 has recorded another hottest month of July ever. There are massive wildfires in Alaska, Siberia, Brazil, California, Spain, Greece, Bolivia, and even Greenland. Meanwhile, Australian "climate liars and scoundrels" the coal and gas-oholics of political parties still scheme, plan and scam the Australian Public to increase coal and gas exports as fast as possible to everywhere.
--[[ Review Economy reported on August 7 that leaked documents published by the ABC showed up to $5 million will go to an advertising campaign, run by Coal21, with the goal to make Australians feel “proud” about coal and “rebutting false campaigns by activist groups”.
Coal21 is funded by the coal industry. It is supposed to support the development of carbon capture and storage and, in this guise, has won financial favours from at least the NSW and Queensland governments, which allow companies to claim funds channelled to it as a deduction against coal royalties payable.
These latest revelations are further examples of how state government taxes are being redirected to funding promotional activities for the coal sector.
One huge planetary scale failure. Substantial cuts in CO2 emissions require substantial cuts in fossil fuel burning. This means substantial cuts in provision of electricity and transport services.
I and more than a score of others were demonstrating in a protest outside of GHD Parramatta NSW, this morning, 30th July 2019. Groups involved included the Parramatta Climate Action Network (parracan.org), members of Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Socialist Alliance, Extinction Rebellion groups from Blue Mountains, and people from various parts of Western Sydney. GHD, as an engineering consultancy firm, is involved in helping Adani progress its Carmichael Coal mine project as part of a plan to "develop" the entire Galilee Basin as several new thermal coal mines, while global heating is directly causing heatwaves, droughts and extreme weather events around our planet.