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Guillemots

By Bambam

I like a good Guillemot and there are lots of reports of high numbers of them being seen close onshore along the east coast this year. There are concerns that there is something amiss with these birds. Last weekend, on the Ythan Estuary north of Aberdeen, there were lots of Guillemots in the estuary itself…

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Three Lochs Festival

By Bambam

I’ve been away quite a lot over the last three weeks and it’s now good to be home but the time travelling for family, work and holiday were great too. I spoke, and listened, at a marvellous Book and Arts Festival in Strontian – the Three Lochs Festival. What a setting, what a friendly group…

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CLIMATE CHANGE TOXIC TIMEBOMB

By Bambam
THIS POST IS A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF THE DETERMINATION BY CLIMATE SCIENCE THAT RISING ATMOSPHERIC CO2 IS A TOXIC TIME BOMB FOR CASSAVA AGRICULTURE BECAUSE HIGHER ATMOSPHERIC CO2 LEVELS CAUSE CASSAVA TO BECOME TOXIC. LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-crops-idUSTRE55S2KY20090629 PART-1: WHAT THE SOURCE ARTICLE SAYS Crops face toxic timebomb in warmer world: By David Fogarty, Climate […]

CLIMATE ACTION LEADERS

By Bambam
THIS POST IS A STUDY OF REGIONAL CLIMATE ACTION PLANS WITH DATA PROVIDED BY STATISTA DATED DECEMBER 2020. LINK TO STATISTA: https://www.statista.com/statistics/266138/climate-change-the-countries-with-the-highest-achievements/ THE CLIMATE ACTION LEADERS AND THEIR PERFORMANCE RATINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS #1: SWEDEN – EMISSIONS 49.7E6 POPULATION 10.3E6, GDP $612E9: CLIMATE ACTION RATING 74.42 #2: UK- EMISSIONS 302E6 POPULATION 66.7E6, GDP $1.96E12: CLIMATE […]

CLIMATE ACTIVISM AGAINST CAPITALISM AND ETERNAL ECONOMIC GROWTH

By Bambam
THIS POST IS A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF A STATEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE BY ACTIVIST GEORGE MONBIOT. PART-1: WHAT THE STATEMENT SAYS CLIMATE CHANGE IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS. WE CAN’T BUILD OUR WAY OUR OF THIS ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS. All over the world, governments are using the pandemic and the environmental crisis to justify a new splurge […]

QUORA POST#39

By Bambam
QUESTION Are the natural environment and human/social systems a system themselves? Can the environment and social system exist without each other? ANSWEREnvironmentalism has been corrupted and complicated with bizarre contradictions by the separation of humans from nature by the humans. This separation is at once unnatural and a creation of the human ego. Only when […]

QUORA POST#38

By Bambam
QUESTION: ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH CAN’T CO-EXIST. DO YOU AGREE? ANSWER; YET IT TAKES ECONOMIC GROWTH TO GET TO THE WEALTH AND PROSPERITY AT WHICH HUMANS CAN DEVELOP THE ENVIRONMENTALISM VALUE SYSTEM. ENVIRONMENTALISM IS A RICH MAN’S GAME. YOU HAVE TO GET RICH FIRST BEFORE YOU CAN HAVE THE RICH MAN’S VALUE SYSTE3M. THE […]

CLIMATE CHANGE RACISM-2

By Bambam
THIS POST IS A CRITICAL REVIEW OF A RACIST PUSH FOR CLIMATE ACTION ON THE EVE OF COP26 BY PARADING POVERTY AND USING THE MISERY OF THE POOR IN THE THIRD WORLD AS A TOOL FOR SELLING COP 26 AND THE CLIMATE ACTION AGENDA. PART-1: WHAT THE BBC COP26 PROMOTIONIONAL ARTICLE SAYS Climate change: Vulnerable […]

THE CRAIG RUCKER INSIGHT

By Bambam
THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT IS A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE THAT PROFITS FROM PEOPLE’S MISERIES WHETHER WILDFIRES, STORMS, FLOODS, EXTREME HEAT, EXTREME COLD, OR DROUGHT. THEY PRAY FOR MISERY AND ARE ALWAYS OUT LOOKING FOR MISERY, NOT TO HELP THE DISAFFECTED, BUT TO SELL THEIR MISERY AND AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT, TONIGHT, RIGHT UNDER THE EMAIL FROM […]

AUSTRALIA WARNED

By Bambam
THIS POST IS A CRITICAL REVIEW OF A MEDIA REPORT THAT “A SENIOR UN OFFICIAL” HAS WARNED AUSTRALIA THAT IF THE COUNTRY DOES NOT PHASE OUT COAL FIRED POWER PLANTS BY 2030, THE CLIMATE CRISIS WILL WREAK HAVOC ON THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY. PART-1: WHAT THE GUARDIAN ARTICLE SAYS A senior UN official has warned the […]

GLOBAL WARMING COLD WAVES

By Bambam
THE 2021 COLD WAVE OF NORTH AMERICA HAS BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL WARMING AND IS THEREFORE THOUGHT TO BE A CREATION OF OUR USE OF FOSSIL FUELS. WHAT THE SOURCE ARTICLES SAY WASHINGTON POST: LINK: https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/09/03/climate-change-arctic-texas-cold/ In a study released Thursday in the journal Science, the devastating Texas cold wave in February is linked to a […]

Making logical decisions on global warming

By Bambam
The 2021 report of the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change provides a clear scientific message to the entire world.  In doing what needs to be done in order to stop the ravages of global warming, we have no chance of success if we continue to dwell on the “good times” we have enjoyed on […]

Reflecting on MI-Bug’s Progress So Far

By Bambam
The pausing of the MI-Bug project gives its creators, Erika Tucker (formerly of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Insect Division) and Justin Schell (Director of the Shapiro Design Lab) a chance to reflect on what’s been accomplished so far with the generous support of Notes From Nature, but also the many volunteers who […]

Martha’s Day

By Bambam

On 1 September 1914, between midday and 1 pm, in the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Cincinnati, Ohio, a pigeon breathed her last, and with her died her species. The pigeon was known as Martha, and the species was the Passenger Pigeon. Amongst all extinctions, this example remains unusual in two respects: the precision with which…

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Environmental Rights in State Constitutions

By Bambam
By Michael B. Gerrard The constitutions of more than three-quarters of the countries on earth have explicit reference to environmental rights or responsibilities  In the last several years courts in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Australia, Pakistan, Nepal and Colombia have held that these provisions, or similar non-statutory doctrines, require national governments to act on climate […]

AN OBSESSIVE FEAR OF CARBON

By Bambam
THIS POST IS AN ANALYSIS OF OUR OBSESSIVE FEAR OF CARBON, ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR FEAR OF GLOBAL WARMING, THE FEAR THAT IT IS HUMAN CAUSED, AND THE CREATION OF A CLIMATE OF FEAR THAT HAS PARALYZED THE HUMAN RACE AND ITS ASSUMED CAPACITY FOR INTELLIGENCE AND RATIONAL THOUGHT. THE FEAR OF CLIMATE CHANGE PREACHED […]

QUORA POST#36

By Bambam
QUESTION: To what extent do you agree or not that climate change is making severe storms more prevalent in the US? ANSWER: This kind of thing can’t be settled with an opinion poll. According to climate scientists themselves and their theory of “internal climate vsriability”, the global warming issue can only be understood in terms […]

QUORA POST#37

By Bambam
QUESTION Is humanity doing anything about climate change right now? ANSWER: Sadly, humanity is goofing off. Humanity is not really doing anything about the climate thing except for a lot of heroic talk and grandiose plans for the future. I should also mention that humanity has done nothing to control hydrothermal vents, mantle plumes, and […]

THE INCREDIBLE CREDIBILITY OF CLIMATE SCIENCE

By Bambam
THIS POST IS A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF A PUBLISHED PAPER IN THE AAAS JOURNAL THAT ESTABLISHES THE CREDIBILITY OF CLIMATE SCIENCE WITH THE STATEMENT THAT “EVEN 50 YEAR OLD CLIMATE MODELS CORRECTLY PREDICTED GLOBAL WARMING. LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/12/even-50-year-old-climate-models-correctly-predicted-global-warming PART-1: WHAT THE SOURCE PAPER SAYS Global temperatures have risen approximately 0.9°C since 1970, though some […]

KEMAL DERVIS

By Bambam
CRITICAL REVIEW OF “GREEN TRANSITION IS GROWTH OPPORTUNITY NOT ECONOMIC BURDEN”, BY KEMAL DERVIS green-transition-is-growth-opportunity-not-economic-burden-by-kemal-dervis-2021 PROFESSOR KEMAL DERVIS is a climate change activist. His article reveals inner weaknesses in that enterprise. Commentary by Attorney James Rickards First things first. Climate change is real, but it happens over hundreds, sometimes thousands of years for reasons that […]