South America (above) / Sept.17, 2017. NASA Worldview. These ripple ‘spiral-coiled’ tufts show up very clearly in sepia. These are freaky, non-human, and potentially holding electric charge. Scalar energy. Hive stuff. https://go.nasa.gov/2yihOg1
THE PLUTOCENE: Blueprints for a post-Anthropocene Greenhouse Earth / by Andrew Glikson
VSF: I have just begun to read a new book, published in 2017 by Springer. The author, Andrew Glikson, Earth & paleo-climate scientist, Australian National University, presents his riveting conclusions, many of which correlate with Dane Wigington’s assessments. The term Plutocene was coined to describe a post-Anthropocene period marked by a plutonium-rich sedimentary layer in the oceans. The Anthropocene is very short, having begun (depending on your definition) either with the Industrial Revolution in about 1750, or with the onset of nuclear weapons and sharply rising greenhouse emissions in the mid-20th century. This Daily Mail article (linked) is an introduction with good graphics.
Nuclear war and rising CO2 levels could trigger a radioactive ‘Plutocene’ that would ‘change the course of evolution’ Plutocene is a period marked by plutonium-rich sedimentary layer in the oceans – Could be triggered by nuclear war on Earth – During the Plutocene, temperatures would be much higher than today – Extreme scenario could mean sea levels were 20–40m higher than today
Photo taken by me from my house on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington State
THE PLUTOCENE: Blueprints for a post-Anthropocene Greenhouse Earth / by Andrew Glikson, Earth and paleo-climate scientist, Australian National University
The term Plutocene is used to describe a post-Anthropocene period marked by a plutonium-rich sedimentary layer in the oceans. The Anthropocene is very short, having begun (depending on your definition) either with the Industrial Revolution in about 1750, or with the onset of nuclear weapons and sharply rising greenhouse emissions in the mid-20th century.
The future length of the Plutocene would depend on two factors: the half-life of radioactive plutonium-239 of 24,100 years, and how long our CO₂ will stay in the atmosphere – potentially up to 20,000 years. During the Plutocene, temperatures would be much higher than today. Perhaps they would be similar to those during the Pliocene (2.6 million to 5.3 million years ago), when average temperatures were about 2℃ above those of pre-industrial times, or the Miocene (roughly 5.3 million to 23 million years ago), when average temperatures were another 2℃ warmer than that, and sea levels were 20–40m higher than today.
Under these conditions, population and farming centres in low coastal zones and river valleys would be inundated, and humans would be forced to seek higher latitudes and altitudes to survive – as well as potentially having to contend with the fallout of nuclear conflict.
The most extreme scenario is that evolution takes a new turn – one that favours animals best equipped to withstand heat and radiation. … This is our home, and there is currently little prospect of realising science fiction’s visions of an escape from a scorched Earth to some other world. Yet still we waver. Many media outlets operate in apparent denial of the connection between global warming and extreme weather.
Meanwhile, despite diplomatic progress on nuclear weapons, the Sword of Damocles continues to hang over our heads, as 14,900 nuclear warheads sit aimed at one another, waiting for accidental or deliberate release. … if we don’t take urgent action to defend our planet, life as we know it will not be able to continue. …http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4930700/Radioactive-Plutocene-change-course-evolution.html
WORLD NUCLEAR WEAPON STOCKPILE
Nine countries in the world possess a total of 14,900 nuclear weapons. The United States and Russia account for 93 percent of them. Since their peak in the mid-1980’s, global arsenals have shrunk by over two-thirds. More countries have given up weapons and programs in the past 30 years than have tried to acquire them. The direction is positive, but when you are fleeing a forest fire it is not just direction but speed that matters. Ploughshares Fund is committed to reducing nuclear threats before it is too late.
In October, NBC reported that President Trump had told a gathering of high-ranking national security leaders that “he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal.” While the report doesn’t nearly go that far, it does call for the development of new, so-called low-yield nuclear weapons — warheads with a lower explosive force.
The logic of those pushing for the development of smaller nukes is that our current nuclear weapons are too big and too deadly to ever use; we are effectively self-deterred, and the world knows it. To make sure other countries believe that we’d actually use nuclear force, the thinking goes, we need more low-yield nukes.
But official language around nuclear weapons is slippery and euphemistic. “Low yield” suggests a softer sort of weaponry, diet nukes, until you realize that the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were technically “low-yield” weapons.
Trump’s NPR draft euphemizes the euphemism, referring to low-yield weapons as “supplements” that will “enhance deterrence.” The document claims that Russia is threatening to use these smaller nuclear weapons; the U.S. needs to match and deter the Russians in kind. …
What goes unmentioned is that we already have over 1,000 nuclear warheads in our arsenal with low-yield options, to say nothing of the fact that the more nuclear weapons you introduce into the world, the more likely it is that they’ll one day be used.
The most valuable military real estate in the world
Strategically placed at the entrance to the Red Sea, Djibouti is home to more foreign bases than any other country.
By Bruno Maçães / 1/15/18
DJIBOUTI — “World War III will start here.”
Strategically placed at the entrance to the Red Sea, commanding a large percentage of the trade and energy flows between Europe and Asia, Djibouti is home to more foreign military bases than any other country. We drove by one of the four surviving French bases.
The perimeter was wide, but the building immediately reminded you of an old Foreign Legion fort, with its run-down walls and picturesque watch towers. What a contrast to the dark and menacing Chinese naval base I had visited the day before or the autonomous city in the desert that is Camp Lemonnier, the American base. … As new powers rise and the formerly hegemonic West loses relative power, we are entering the first period in human history in which modern technology will be combined with a chaotic international arena, in which no single actor or group of actor is capable of imposing order.
The coming wars may be armed conflicts, but they could also take radically different forms: struggles to control infrastructure, propaganda battles, tech races in artificial intelligence and robotics, cyberwar, and trade and economic warfare. Only one thing is certain: They will be contested by nations with deeply integrated economies and infrastructure across borders that are diluted, permeable and sometimes supple.
Curiously, Lockheed Martin’s mysterious Skunk Works team might have just spilled the beans about a completed hypersonic aircraft ready to upgrade the long-retired Mach 3 SR-71 dubbed the “Son of Blackbird.” [above]
Jack O’Banion, Vice President of Strategy and Customer Requirements, Advanced Development Programs for Lockheed Martin, spoke at an aerospace conference last week, where he suggested that the hypersonic SR-72 aircraft might already exist.
VSF: Whatever comes from the Trump “cleaning the swamp” – including the release of the FISA memos – will inevitably lead to the acceptance by the American public of a military dictatorship. Whether military law is a result of WWIII or the intentional plan to destroy all trust in elections and agencies FBI, CIA, etc., we shall see. They will create new more efficient surveillance ops like Homeland Security.
Trump is not a return to the Constitution, but in fact the way to finally destroy both the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. The Trump “swamp” propaganda is another psyop of false hope – just like the Obama “Hope” psyop. I wish this were not so, but the Truth matters to me. Trump is totally committed to geoengineering and big oil… the death of our planet.
June 7, 2017
Twilight of the American Courts
by John W. Whitehead
We have entered a new regime and it’s called the American police state.
As the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in County of Los Angeles vs. Mendez makes clear, Americans can no longer rely on the courts to mete out justice. …
In the police state being erected around us, the police and other government agents can probe, poke, pinch, taser, search, seize, strip and generally manhandle anyone they see fit in almost any circumstance, all with the general blessing of the courts.
Whether it’s police officers breaking through people’s front doors and shooting them dead in their homes or strip searching motorists on the side of the road, these instances of abuse are continually validated by a judicial system that kowtows to virtually every police demand, no matter how unjust, no matter how in opposition to the Constitution.
These are the hallmarks of the emerging American police state: where police officers, no longer mere servants of the people entrusted with keeping the peace, are part of an elite ruling class dependent on keeping the masses corralled, under control, and treated like suspects and enemies rather than citizens.
While the First Amendment—which gives us a voice—is being muzzled, the Fourth Amendment—which protects us from being bullied, badgered, beaten, broken and spied on by government agents—is being disemboweled.