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The Real Deal
Just who are you really?
Why have you arrived at my site?
Do you really care about your children?
Do you worry they are spending too much time on gadgets thinking it’s cool the in thing because everyone else is doing it; peer pressure to be with it?
Would you like them to be more like you and THINK about the real values of life?
Ask yourself; where were you at their age?
Were you driven by the same ‘necessities’ of being alive, those needful thing which enriched your life, but on reflection just used up your ‘bored’ hours for no purpose?
Ask yourself…What do you really value above everything else, your home comforts, your gadgets entertaining you, making you feel important, belonging, part of?
Or do you take comfort from whom you think you are, what people think you are, how they perceive you?
BUT… Who are you really?
I am just like you.
I’m nobody in particular, not famous, well known, just the bog standard common man.
With a slight difference.
I worry about the future.
Not my future, but my children’s future.
I worry if there is going to be one…
Read my site. Digest my concerns, my worries, then ask yourself
IS THERE GOING TO BE ONE?
What do you think? Do you think?
If you want to get some idea of what much of the Earth might look like in just 100 years’ get hold of a powerful telescope and look up at Mars. That arid, empty, lifeless landscape is how most of Earth’s equatorial lands will be looking by 2050. A few decades later and that same uninhabitable desert will have extended into Spain, Italy, Australia and much of the southern United States. We are on the edge of the greatest die-off humanity has ever seen. We will be lucky if 20% of us survive what is coming!
This is going to start in 2020
Just as such people have no patience to chew up real food, so they do not take sufficient time to “chew up” mental food.
Try, just try to chew on the following SLOWLY...
Due to the ‘Sustainable Economic Growth’ propaganda spouted out in order to continue burning fossil fuels, man is conducting a vast geophysical experiment with the Earth. We are burning the fossil fuels which have accumulated over the last 500 million years at insane rates, and in doing so we have to ask the question: Have we sealed our fate?
Of course, it all started with a nosey French man (Jean Fourier) way back in the 1820’s, but the proverbial ‘can of worms’ was opened, and ever since, the blighters will not keep still (or silent), from John Tyndall , Svante Arrhenius, Arvid Hogbom, to James Lovelock and James Hansen along with the myriad of climatologists in one form or another, all warned us but all were doomed with the curse of Cassandra.
Thus the ‘I want to keep my needful things so what is the government and everybody else going to do about climate change? brigade arise to have their tantrums (aka Extinction Rebellion), but too late cometh the pot smokers, cabbage munchers, vegans, animal rights, the ‘everything’ rights, the fantasists, dreamers, play actors, the nitwits, those who are just as much the cause, but act like carbon neutral martyrs as they pose for the ever hungry media.
The real conundrum is: That can of worms had a label on it, on that label was printed humanity’s fate. And just in the corner, in tiny numbers, was a ‘best before’ date!
Imagine being so hot your body stops sweating. Instead, your skin becomes hot and clammy. Your internal processes stop as your cells slowly deteriorate as your organs start to fail. Now imagine this happening to you behind closed doors, because you’re too hot to move.
And then imagine it happening to your family, and then to your neighbours. That’s what happens when your body reaches temperatures above 41 degrees Celsius - temperatures that the world is hurtling towards.
Climate extremes higher than 40 degrees will become more commonplace in certain parts of the world before the end of the century, extreme and severe heat waves will render large swathes of land in South Asia uninhabitable in addition to taking an immeasurable toll on human life by the middle of this century.
As anyone who’s ever had to suffer through a heatwave can attest, the higher the temperature and humidity, and the more dangerous it is to be outside without any kind of protection or cover. Without air conditioning, it could be inescapable inside too. In an extreme heatwave scenario, as power grids fail, darkness would descend early in cities as people seek refuge in their homes. The world would slowly and painfully grind to a standstill.
Most countries in South Asia and neighbouring regions aren’t strangers to extreme temperatures, recent, intense heat waves have left populations reeling as they struggle to cope with their impact on their livelihoods and communities
One fifth of the world’s population lives in South Asia. areas in the Ganges and Indus river valleys in India, along with parts of Bangladesh and southern Pakistan, even parts of Iran will herald our coming fate.
Temperatures will be sustained at around 35 degrees Celsius, widely accepted as the upper limit of human survival without protection. The amount of people living in these danger zones numbers roughly 1.5bn - but it won’t just be people in those red zones which suffer.
These river valleys in particular are vital for agricultural production within the region. With decreased productivity, the supply of wheat, potatoes, rice and lentils, local and national staples, would drop dramatically.
Those skyrocketing temperatures are most likely to affect vulnerable populations in the hundreds of millions who rely on the land around them for their food and income. Without the ability to live off the land around them, masses of people are likely to move into cities in search of water, medical care and air conditioning
Cities are already poised to be at their bursting point before we reach the middle of the decade - over two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban settlements by 2050.
Add the fact that 90 per cent of this increase is projected to come from Asia and Africa, and already strained cities will undoubtedly start to buckle under the pressure. Climate change will lead to summer heat waves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what humans can survive without protection.
Cities and their surrounding urban environments will be severely affected, due to the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. Cities are "storage radiators" in the middle of the cooler air around them, as solar energy is stored throughout the city and then released at night. The effects will be severe – as it currently stands, those exposed to heat waves in urban environments could suffer long term organ and physiological damage, train tracks and tarmac will buckle and warp under the rising temperature and there will be widespread power blackouts, bringing cities to a standstill.
Heatwaves will turn the north plain region of China, currently home to 400 million people, into an unlivable region with unmanageable consequences.
Unprecedented heat extremes recurring every year in many Asian countries, with stronger typhoons and rising sea levels threatening many of Asia’s river basins and Pacific islands,
In South Asia, a region of deep poverty where one-fifth of the world’s people live,
These deadly heat waves will strike regions of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, including the fertile Indus and Ganges river basins that produce much of the region’s food supply.
Heatwaves in the Persian Gulf region will be even worse than for South Asia.
While the Persian Gulf may become the region of the worst heat waves on the planet, northern Africa, northern India and eastern China, also densely populated, will be closely followed.
The hot weather’s most deadly effects for humans comes from a combination of high temperature and high humidity, this reflects the ability of moisture to evaporate, which is the mechanism required for the human body to maintain its internal temperature through the evaporation of sweat. At a wet-bulb temperature of 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit), the human body cannot cool itself enough to survive more than a few hours.
This survivability limit will start to be exceeded firstly in the Persian Gulf region including Iran followed by countries like North Africa, India and China, which will have some of the hottest spots on the planet.
In today’s climate, about 2 percent of the population sometimes gets exposed to extremes of 35-degree wet-bulb temperatures, that will increase to about 40 percent of the population, and about 25 percent of the people will face long term exposure to the survivability limit of 35 degrees.
With the disruption to the agricultural production, it doesn’t need to be heat waves that kills people, as food production diminishes, so will the population.
We're way past the point where carbon tax will make any difference as there is no carbon budget left.
2025: 2 degrees, best case scenario. Prolonged heatwaves Impact big cities which will be lethally hot, people will not be able to go outside for long periods. Crops will fail, livestock die. Food supply chains will be severely constricted.
There will be mass migrations occurring in the Middle East, India, parts of China and Africa.
Over half of the carbon dioxide put into the atmosphere in all human history has occurred in the last 25 years. That, is after the first Climate Change summit 25 years ago
Educated people are telling us we’re on the wrong road; we are not only on the wrong road we are accelerating downhill towards an inevitable catastrophe.
No, no, no, say the soothsayers, businessmen and politicians who are past their sell by date and will be long gone, having enjoyed the profits from ‘sustainable economic growth’, no, no, no say the deniers with vested interests in exploiting the very fabric of the planet and have been coerced or bribed by energy companies and business magnates. Did I say Mars? Well, maybe Venus, take your pick!. But whatever it is, hell on Earth is a serious probability. If not in your lifetime, then your children’s!
Now ask yourself; what am I going to do about it?
I said, ask… YOURSELF; what are… YOU going to do about it!
Or, you could just sit back and ask…what is everyone ELSE going to do about it?