As our future vanishes
Living a lie leads to no life at all
ABOUT FIRE, ICE AND EXTINCTION
By John Kaminski
We cannot survive any longer by hanging onto the falsehoods of the past.
— William Cooper
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with this who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
— Robert Frost
The latest lie of a coming "mini ice age" is truly beyond comprehension,
— Dane Wigington
Ultimately, human civilization will come crashing down because of the lies humans have told themselves. As T. S. Eliot predicted, the crash will occur not as the result of some apocalyptic catastrophe, but rather from the disappearance of commonplace things like the water and air needed to keep us alive. You might remember his phrase: not with a bang, but with a whimper.
I think of the big lies that our crumbling future is about to expose, and can't quite decide which one was the biggest, or which one actually brought us past the point of no return. I only know we've passed it, and the whole world is about to experience the painful penalty for its series of cowardly self-deceptions. Buddha claimed that all human life was misery, and now we are about to see the worst of it . . . as our future vanishes.
Sometimes I think it's the lie we went to the moon that really signaled the end of human civilization and vividly illustrated the ultimate irrelevance, inauthenticity and insincerity of the human species. Now that even the government has admitted humans cannot survive the fatal radioactivity of the Van Allen belts, those moon trips linger in our memory as sad folktales, cobwebbed and bogus, from which no future narrative may proceed. Even as our culture is beguiled by rapturous fantasies of space travel and beings from other worlds, there is no going forward from this widely believed lie.
This is much like the false flag fabrication of 9/11, in which the lie that was spun can produce no authentic action following it, but only a continuation of the original misrepresentation, to wit, all these bogus wars and terror alerts that have since occurred being dependent on the original lie. The so-called Holocaust of World War 2 is another example of this; the original event never happened but disfigured and defective human history proceeds as if it did.
Then at other times I lurch backwards to the mysterious foundation of the religion that captivated much of the known world, the creation of Christianity by a clever Jew who was smitten by a diabolical plan to sabotage the Roman empire on the road to Damascus. The promise of eternal life with no strings attached proved irresistible to the gullible human race even as the promise turned into the greatest totalitarian mindlock ever conceived and for centuries has murdered people in the most horrible fashion for not consenting to believe it.
In these final hours of the human species we finally realize that immunizing ourselves against death with fanciful but nebulous fairy tales of eternal life actually poisoned our relations with the Earth and each other, and guaranteed that we would ultimately kill ourselves by failing to understand the inescapable limitations and requirements of our mortality.
But also in these final chapters of a terribly flawed species the certainty of near term extinction provides at least a glimpse of how we should have lived all those millennia — and how we should live now! — by realizing that our days have always been numbered and that we've wasted most of them by thinking that they were not.
You see, to suffer from the delusion that a few magic words guarantee your eternal existence means that every decision you make in this life will be wrong, and you will murder women and babies who don't need to die to defend your own delirious dementia. How many Muslim beheadings, Jewish poisonings of wells or Christian massacres of unsophisticated natives do we need to realize this?
Apparently the visceral desire for self deception is much more powerful than the obvious logic of consensual observation, so the sanctimonious murders continue at the same pace as the thoughtless destruction of our environment and the continuing extinction of our fellow species.
And the inverse corollary of these divine delusions becomes a stonewalled ignorance of what the planet has been telling us, the measurable effects of our carelessness and the damage it has done to the Earth, to the tune of 200 species per day that human ignorance has exterminated. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/17/un-environment-programme-_n_684562.html>
The general consensus among scientists not on the payroll of mainstream bureaucrats is that each year will continue to get warmer than the previous year until all the vegetation is burned up, all the food is gone and we can no longer breathe. Humans cannot survive in a wet bulb temperature of 95ºF or higher. <http://robertscribbler.com/tag/wet-bulb-temperatures-35-c/>
The unadorned fact tonight is that NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration) has declared June 2015 as the hottest month on record. <http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/>
Amid an epidemic of spontaneous forest fires all across the Russian taiga and Canada's Northwest Territories, the furious melting of the Arctic ice and disturbingly tropical temperatures in an exceedingly odd Alaskan spring, this declaration has been backed up by NASA and Japan's Meteorological Agency, leading to the inescapable realization that from now on, each month will be hotter than the last, very soon to be hotter than we can stand, and shortly after that, hotter than we can survive.
Unavoidable path to destruction
The two main actors and schools of thought about the accelerating demise of the viability of life on Earth both agree that near term human extinction is the likely outcome of current conditions, but they differ on one important point. One of them believes there's still a chance to fix the problem, while the other does not.
Dane Wigington, well known creator of geoengineeringwatch.com, believes that a "Venus syndrome" — in which the temperature of the Earth will soon rise to rival our nearest solar system neighbor — is the key element in creating conditions that will not allow the human race and all other life to survive much longer.
But he blames the problem on "atmospheric saturation with geoengineering nano particles, and the ever more apparent jet stream manipulation with ionosphere facilities like HAARP, are literally decimating the Earth's life sustaining systems."
The other school of thought is ably articulated by Guy McPherson, the renegade professor who quit the University of Arizona to live in a mud hut and now tours the world describing how the human species is going to reach its end. The scariest part of his deliberations is that near term extinction for all life on Earth will happen much sooner than we think, and worst of all, that there is no way to stop a rapid rise in temperature that one day soon will make the planet uninhabitable for all living things. <http://guymcpherson.com>
I first perceived this major clash from Wigington's report of a meeting between the two in March 2005 when McPherson rejected geoengineering data and any other arguments relating to climate engineering. <http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/a-meeting-with-scientist-guy-mcpherson/> According to Wigington, McPherson referred to the geoengineering phenomenon as a "flying spaghetti monster".
In any case, McPherson has been touring the world with his apocalyptic message that we all ought to be prepared to be fried to a crisp and there's nothing we can do about it, perhaps as soon as in the next ten to 20 years. His principal scientific references include http://robertscribbler.com and http://arctic-news.blogspot.com.
Wigington clings to the belief that if geoengineering can be completely stopped, there is still a remote chance to save humanity. "Our planet is in total meltdown, the ongoing global geoengineering programs are making the situation far worse, not better. Rapidly thawing global methane deposits will very soon determine our collective fate if the releases continue."
McPherson references Malcolm Light's 2012 assessment that only a complete stoppage of human civilization can arrest the planet's race toward complete heat death, but even if this impossible scenario happens, that would mean all the nuclear plants on Earth would eventually explode, leading to a very similar conclusion to human folly. So given this conundrum, McPherson is a fatalist about the certainty of near term human extinction.
At the other end of ecological speculation are those who believe the opposite is happening to the world, that we might be on the verge of a "Little Ice Age." Earlier this month, astrophysicists in Britain reported:
“Our planet is just 15 years from a new ‘mini ice age’ that could cause extremely cold winters characterized by the freezing of normally ice-free rivers as well as by year-round snow fields in areas that have never witnessed such climate conditions before, a group of astrophysicists claim.
The scientists drew this conclusion based on a new model of the sun’s activity that reportedly enables the researchers to make “extremely accurate predictions” of changes in solar activity.”
The study findings were presented at the National Astronomy Meeting on July 9 and published in the Royal Astronomical Society papers. Their new model based suggests we will see the conditions last experienced during what was called the Maunder minimum, 370 years ago.
The Maunder minimum is a name of a period between 1645 and 1715 characterized by prolonged low solar activity as well as by extremely cold winters in Europe and North America at the heart of the climatic period between 1550 and 1850 called the ‘Little Ice Age.’
Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov who heads Russia’s prestigious Pulkovo Observatory in St. Petersburg warned in a 2013 paper that: “after the maximum of solar Cycle-24, from approximately 2014, we can expect the start of the next bicentennial cycle of deep cooling with a Little Ice Age.”
However, most environmentalists totally disagree with this assessment.
“Even if you do go into Maunder minimum conditions it’s not going to combat global warming, the sun’s not going to save us,” said the lead author of a study that predicted the Sun's quiescence would have a only moderate effect on the overheating Earth. (The Maunder minimum is the name for the sun’s weak period during 1645-1715, when the Thames froze solidly enough for eyewitnesses to report horse-driven carriages crossing it. <http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/23/weak-sun-could-offset-some-global-warming-europe-us-study>)
Others frankly belittle predictions of future cooling. (Note: underlines below are links.)
U.K. tabloids, conservative media, and others are (mis)reporting that the Earth will enter a “mini ice age” in the 2030s. In fact, not only is the story wrong, the reverse is actually true.
The Earth is headed toward an imminent speed-up in global warming, as many recent studies have made clear, like this June study by NOAA. Indeed, a March study, entitled “Near-term acceleration in the rate of temperature change,” makes clear that a stunning acceleration in the rate of global warming is around the corner — with Arctic warming rising 1°F per decade by the 2020s!
Also, right now, we appear to be in the midst of a long-awaited jump in global temperatures. Not only was 2014 the hottest year on record, but 2015 is in the process of blowing that record away. On top of that, models say a massive El Niño is growing, as USA Today reported last week. Since El Niños tend to set the record for the hottest years (since the regional warming adds to the underlying global warming trend), if 2015/2016 does see a super El Niño then next year may well crush the record this year sets.
So, somewhat confused by these diametrically opposed scientific predictions, I fall back on a long ago learned concept courtesy of the German mystic Rudolf Steiner that our Sun is a living being which has decided to turn down the temperature because at the present time, the Earth is visibly on fire and it needs to be cooled down as quickly as possible.
Whether this will happen in time to save life on Earth is very much in doubt at this time.
We are all trapped in our own self-importance from seeing reality as it actually is.
If we take the time to listen to the Earth, what we see and hear is that all the animals— from the moose to the starfish — are dying, and virtually the entire expanse of the extreme Northern Hemisphere is on fire. See . . .
Say your prayers, and thank your neighbor for his kindness.
John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida, constantly trying to figure out why we are destroying ourselves, and pinpointing a corrupt belief system as the engine of our demise. Solely dependent on contributions from readers, please support his work by mail: 6871 Willow Creek Circle #103, North Port FL 34287 USA.