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I think today's column pretty much sums everything up in a nutshell. Or to paraphrase Kunstler - "we will just keep doing what we are doing until we can't..." It always made me want to bang someone's head against the wall when I saw that phrase - 'by 20xx' we will be (fill in the blank). Now, I've just sort of resigned from the whole thing other than as an interested observer. I'm kind of an old guy, but I think I'm going to live long enough to get to watch it all unwind.

I don't know how you keep pumping this stuff out (other than as some sort of therapeutic release) but please keep it rolling.

Dave Cohen


Sure, of course, it's practically the only therapeutic release left to me.

I mean, living on this planet with this bozo species -- Newt Gingrinch?!?!-- what's a man to do?

-- Dave

Alexander Ač

Dave and Shawn,

it is fine, coz Tyler Durden tells us we are fucked anyway:

"The European Death Spiral"

Humans will do A SHIT to reduce CO2, since it kills "economy"...


Mike Roberts

Yes, a presidential election may be scheduled for 2016 and one for 2020 but I find it hard to imagine that both of those will actually take place. It's getting harder and harder to see even a year out, or less!

Alexander Ač

Who is interested, here is new TEDx talk by prof. Michael Mann on climate change:



P.S. and here the ZH post: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/european-death-spiral


Dont forget the Chinese death spiral:


Quoth Dave
"blah, blah, blah..."

My sentiments exactly.

John Theodorou

Can't stand Julia Gillard (Oz PM in vid. 2) and her uncouth accent. Down Under she's know as Queen of the Bogans for this reason, her vacuous populism, eternal optimism and Australian exceptionalism. "Don't you know? We have kangaroos!"

Jersey Patriot

Russian research team astonished after finding 'fountains' of methane bubbling to surface


Earlier we found torch-like structures like this but they were only tens of metres in diameter. This is the first time that we've found continuous, powerful and impressive seeping structures, more than 1,000 metres in diameter. It's amazing," Dr Semiletov said. "I was most impressed by the sheer scale and high density of the plumes. Over a relatively small area we found more than 100, but over a wider area there should be thousands of them."


"In a very small area, less than 10,000 square miles, we have counted more than 100 fountains, or torch-like structures, bubbling through the water column and injected directly into the atmosphere from the seabed," Dr Semiletov said. "We carried out checks at about 115 stationary points and discovered methane fields of a fantastic scale – I think on a scale not seen before. Some plumes were a kilometre or more wide and the emissions went directly into the atmosphere – the concentration was a hundred times higher than normal."


When scientists say "amazing" and "most impressed", it means "SHIT!"

Jersey Patriot

The link didn't go through:


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