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Humankind’s innate ability to adapt will see us through brighter, hotter, days to come

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The Enlightenment’s greatest forecasting error was made by a mostly forgotten Englishman, the Reverend Thomas Malthus.

His mistake was due to his failure to account for mankind’s second most important trait; adaptability.

The good pastor noticed that humans reproduced exponentially. Starting with merely two humans some four thousand years previously, there were one billion at the time Malthus wrote An Essay on the Principle of Population, in 1798.

Thousands of students stopped traffic on Auckland’s Queen St on Friday as they were protesting the government’s inaction on climate change.

By contrast, improvements in agriculture were linear; a few extra ears of corn per acre were being wrung out of unrelenting soil every decade or so. We were knocking out kids faster than our ability to feed them.

The result, he postulated, was that the population would plateau. This could be done voluntarily, through self-restraint, or nature would do it for us through war, famine and disease.

Except, Malthus was wrong because the growth in agricultural output would later become exponential.

Cows got fatter, chickens went into cages and tomatoes were grown year-round in glasshouses.

Today food is cheap, safe and ubiquitous. You can get a better quality meal at a Nairobi fast food joint than a medieval coronation banquet.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex has said he and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex will only have two children for the sake of the planet.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex has said he and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex will only have two children for the sake of the planet.

The Ozone Hole, Peak Oil, Aids, acid rain, the Yellow Peril, Communist dominos and Pokemon Go have all been subject to the same forecasting error. We assume that the variables we see today will remain constant and will result in catastrophe.

Today climate change looms over our horizon in the same way nuclear war did when I was wagging school.

Both threats are real but the doomsday predictions are Malthusian because they are based on an assumption that nothing will change.

Alarmists foresee Manhattan as the new Venice and Venice as the new Atlantis. Some have stolen a page from Malthus’s forgotten book and committed to forgo children in order to save the planet from the carbon their offspring will produce.

Prince Harry declared he’ll only extract two children from his first wife on account of his concern for the environment.

Although I fully endorse the feeble-minded embracing self-selecting eugenics, this is a terrible decision that will haunt the childless retirees of tomorrow.

Even if the worst-case scenarios prove correct, the life of a human born today will be incalculably better than vast majority born in previous centuries.

Ever since we first organised ourselves into cities in the Fertile Crescent many millennia ago, improvements in technology and wealth have more than offset the environmental deterioration caused by human activities. Even with global warming, there isn’t a better time to be born.

But the worst-case predictions assume that nothing changes. That we will not reduce carbon, or find cheap means of adapting, or any of the many unknown future variables that will knock us of our current trajectory.

As a species we have touched the stars, landed on the moon and embraced Britney Spears. Optimism is our greatest trait that drives all our achievements.

Tomorrow will be better than today and even if it isn’t, it will certainly be sunnier.

47 Comments on "Humankind’s innate ability to adapt will see us through brighter, hotter, days to come"

  1. AquaWorld on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 1:45 pm 

    Look for that growth in agricultural output to turn negative sooner than you might hope as the arctic goes ice-free and the weather weirding goes exponential.

  2. Dredd on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 4:34 pm 

    “Worse than previously thought” is trending (On The Origin of Genieology).

  3. makati1 on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 5:19 pm 

    Will read later, maybe. The headline says this is just another feel good article to cover the decline that we are beginning. Prepare now and reduce the pain when the SHTF.

  4. Duncan Idaho on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 5:23 pm 

    Thats what the passenger pigeon thought, at 15 million birds, the most common bird in the Western Hemisphere .

  5. Anonymouse on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 6:05 pm 

    You have to be certain kind of blind and stupid to produce the article above. But, that kind of person, is not really that hard to find in this day and age. All you have to do, is sweep the very real and well-documented downsides of [whatever] you are placing on a pedestal, and the result is almost magical. Kind of like, talking about how wonderful electricity from say, nuclear or coal is, but completely omitting to mention things like coal-ash, strip-mining or, waste that remains lethally toxic for 100k years.


    Cows got fatter.
    Yep, they sure did. Thanks to synthetic growth hormones, steroids and force-feeding them corn derivatives to subsist on. They got super fat. Meanwhile, the humans that ate the cows, got fat too. And heart diseases, and all the growth hormones and antibiotic residue passed along with that NY steak. While run-off from the medieval CAFOs where cows stand up to there knees in their own waste, create dead zones in waterways and lead to deforestation and massive pollution.

    Chickens went into cages.
    Oh, did they ever. And what a horror story those places are. Literally. So much so the corporations that own these wonderful cages, had to pass laws making it illegal for activists, or anyone really, to make videos or recordings showing what goes on in those places . And the meat itself? Also laced with chemicals and who-knows-what, same as the cows.

    and tomatoes were grown year-round in glasshouses.

    Ok they can have greenhouse tomatoes. Those at least, are not the ecological, human and animal health horror stories that CAFO farms are.

    Btw, throwing in the tomatoes with 2 other practices that have come in for much well-deserved criticism, is an old tactic. The tomatoes are there to make the CAFOs look good or attempting to infer equivalence in some way, which, failed, but, you know, deflection right?

    But dont point any of that out to ‘’.

  6. idiot alert on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 6:08 pm 

    Anonymouse on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 6:05 pm

  7. Anonymouse on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 6:09 pm 

    I am not an idiot I am a struggling engineer from the great state of kanada. Aye

  8. Anonymouse on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 8:31 pm 

    Hey Davytard, what is it with ‘struggling engineer’ business you keep pulling out of your arse? Where did you get that from? Not that I really care, but, you seem to come to back to that every 6 months or so, OR when your mental ticks and instability flare up. Well, more than usual that is.

    Oh, and try to be a little less of coward and dipshit and start putting your bullshit under your own name, dumbass. I have no problem calling you out and dont need make-believe handles to do it. Oddly, the only things you put under your own name these days, is the stuff you plagiarize and steal off the web w/o attribution. And your bloviating turd-salads, but no one reads those anyhow. How is that for messsed up?


  9. Davy on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 9:20 pm 

    Sorry Anonymouse. The engineer thingy is just another one of my delusions. Don’t try and figure it out. It’s complicated.

  10. makati1 on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 10:04 pm 

    Nothing wrong with being an engineer. They will be needed long after economists, financial advisors, etc, go the way of the Dodo.

  11. Davy on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 10:09 pm 

    Hey wait a minute…..didn’t you say something about being a snot nosed spoilt rotten widdle rich puke? Somethin bout the oil and gas pipeline industry?

    That’s even way worse than my engineer delusion. Do you have a private jet too Annoy? Scumbag.

  12. DavyTurd @ on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 11:37 pm 

    You’re projecting again, Davy. You are so transparent, phony, and shallow—the ultimate bore.

    A late 50s trust fund baby posing as a local sock puppet in Deplorable, MO. No gainful occupation. Engages in ID theft & sock puppets 20 hours each and every day. The quintessential definition of a Troll.

  13. Davy on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 11:43 pm 

    Ho many more times must I remind all you dumbasses that excluding my ID Theft and Sock Puppetry, I am spending less time on this lame unmoderated forum to concentrate on my own blog. I do want to thank all those who have attacked me with giving me material for growth. I have saved the best of my comments for my new blog. I have years worth of material. I have enjoyed moderating the worst of you and neutering your selfish useless agendas. I will still be here it is just I will be spending more time putting out a blog. I don’t expect much of a following with my blog. This is more a personal effort to assemble what I have learned over the last 10 years of formulating my REAL Green Deep Adaptation. Many of my ideas and lifestyles are not mine. I borrow whatever works. I do not claim anything either. It is an open source effort. Anyone can take what I am offering and use it however you want. Take my title if you like. For the stalkers here I hope you find my blog and visit the comment forum. It will be only lightly moderated to prevent juanpee identity theft and excessive cloggo spamming. LOL. There will be a prize for juanpee and annoymouse if you can stalk my blog. Double LOL. Anyway fuck my enemies and many thanks to those who contributed to my metamorphous.

    I guess I could have joined the moderated section at PO dot com, but I knew I’d get my ass permanently banned. I’ll try not to let the door smack me up the backside on the way out.

    Goodbye to ALL of you dumbasses.

  14. Davy is a liar. on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 12:50 am 

    Davy is a liar, a hypocrite, and a loser.

  15. forbin on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 1:48 am 

    “Prince Harry declared he’ll only extract two children from his first wife on account of his concern for the environment.”

    when I heard that days ago I almost choked on my coffee . Poor little rich boy ! Two silver spoons eh ? Extract ? he didn’t say that, well he said a lot more showing his deeper psychosis / trauma of loosing him mom at a young age.

    Well Harry , so of us had that too, we did n’t have the Queen , or the resources you had to get over it . We just had ourselves.

    Perhaps you should have learned from the rest of us ( not just me but others in our position) .

    Also , just 2 by yer first wife, planning more wives are you ?

    well that’s a Royal prerogative ! take after Henry , eheheheh

    PS: note to mods, you need to tighten up on the personal attacks on the site – it’s rather boring and puts people off.

  16. Cloggie on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 2:08 am 

    “he didn’t say that, well he said a lot more showing his deeper psychosis / trauma of loosing him mom at a young age.”

    Yes, mommy issues indeed.

    Harry made a promising start in life…

    …but then he spoiled it, no doubt by taking revenge for the murder of his commoner mother by MI6 through this car-sabotage exercise in a Paris tunnel…

    …by adding a little color to the House of Windsor. Now this Marxist black-lives-matter bitch from the US, rather than concentrating on royal core business (cutting ribbons, talking warm words to commoners and for the rest smile-and-shut-up), is endeavoring to use the royal platform, offered to her via her gold-digger marriage with Calamity Harry, to promote globalist soft-anti-white and feminist causes.


    Meghan Markle, yet another nail in the coffin of formerly white Anglosphere.

    Meghan Markle about to promote her own clothing line:

    Meghan Markle working on her first book:

    “PRINCESS PRIVACY? Piers Morgan slams Meghan Markle saying: ‘She constantly bleats about privacy, then edits Vogue’”

  17. Cloggie on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 2:50 am 

    This is how it began in Yugoslavia:

    “‘This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas’: El Paso Walmart shooter Patrick Crusius, 21, posted twisted anti-Mexican manifesto online 20 minutes before storming store with an AK-47, shooting dead 20 people and wounding 26”

    You can put Serbs, Croats, Muslims, Slovenians (#FLOTUS), Macedonians into one commie box for 1992-1945=47 years and think you have created a new Yugoslav ethnicity… but then Moscow-promoted commie-1.0 ideology evaporates world-wide and all of a sudden the thousand or more years old tribal identities resurface again.


    Yugoslavia was built by Serbs-with-an-attitude at the cost the Austrian-Hungarian empire, causing a conflict that was exploited by the British and their Russian and French side-kicks, to have a little fun with the Germans and give them a hair-cut in Versailles, because the Germans had had the nerve to eclipse the British on world-markets with their “made-in-Germany”, but I digress.

    Likewise, now that Washington-promoted commie-2.0 ideology (one-world multicult) evaporates world-wide, because of European populism, Trump, Brexit, Putin, Erdogan, ISIS, etc., etc., expect old-school tribalism to resurface again in the US, with mega-consequences.

    Rest assured: if the USSR can fall apart into 15 countries, along old tribal lines, the same can happen to the US. And that is the drama we are witnessing today. Trump is a closet-white nationalist, or at least is servicing white nationalist sentiments in his voter-base. Gorbachev never had the intention to let the USSR fall apart. It happened anyway, because of the reform process he had set in motion.

    Likewise, perhaps Trump has no intention of breaking the US up either. It is going to happen anyway, because Trump breaks with the US multicult logic as promoted by the US deep state 1913-2016. Now whitey feels emboldened, is willing to take its losses (exceptionalism, empire, heck even the territorial integrity of the present day USA) in order to fight himself free from the nightmare of becoming a minority is his former own lands.

    Forget about peak oil superstition. Major social disturbance in the US is next, the economy will nose-dive as a consequence and nobody will be needing much oil to begin with.

    No worries, a united Europe (PBM) will take over a large part of the smoldering pile of CW2-rubble from the youknowwho and will push through its renewable energy policy onto its new found colony… err… make that junior partner.

    End good, all good.

    America, basically born out of a European who-is-chief battle between the French and Dutch vs the British and their German mercenaries, where American insurgents were basically merely getting in the way, was a mistake to begin with. The underclasses of Europe were unable to keep their independence and within 1913-1783=130 years were a colony again, this time owned by the koshers, until 2016.

    Trust me, for Americans it is better to be a junior partner of arrogant Europeans, who all think they are God, than to be owned by kikes, who are just waiting for their chance to racially bolshevize you, using the masses of the third world as a new-found proletariat. An absolute white nightmare.

    America is going to be split up. The Heartland goes to PBM, Anglo-Canada and New England back to England (Scotland goes Europe-direct), Quebec to France. And together we will need all hands on deck to keep the Chinese as much as possible out of North-America, although they will probably be able to form a beachhead around Vancouver.

  18. Cloggie on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 3:59 am 

    Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex has said he and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex will only have two children for the sake of the planet.

    In the case of Harry and Meghan, I would kindly advise to go for the gold and stick with their current child, just to be on the safe side.

  19. Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 5:35 am 

    “Tulsi Gabbard Challenges Foreign-Policy Assumptions And Moves The Overton Window” mint press news via zero hedge

    “So what was Harris’ response to Gabbard’s legitimate and very specific criticisms of her record? In a post-debate interview, CNN’s Anderson Cooper asks Gabbard to comment on a characterization of her he had just elicited from Harris off-camera, recounted by Cooper as: “The only thing she [Harris] said about you is that you are essentially an apologist for Assad.” Cooper next repeatedly sought clarification from Gabbard as to whether she agreed with the mainstream media’s one-sided version of events in Syria. Not once, but over and over. Cooper came across as hypocritical for his arbitrary line of questioning regarding what leaders the United States could engage with. If our country can engage with Saudi despots who have dissenting journalists from the Washington Post brutally dismembered, what is his issue with Gabbard’s engagement with Assad? And, as Gabbard pointed out, if FDR could meet with, and even ally with, Josef Stalin — a man responsible for the death of millions — why shouldn’t Gabbard meet with Assad, or any other head of state, to prevent what she accurately refers to as “needless regime-change wars of intervention.” What Gabbard has accomplished For her blunt assessment of U.S. foreign policy, one that is arguably shared by a large portion of the American electorate, Gabbard is vilified or ignored by most in the mainstream media. Pundits have made careers of maligning anyone who dares go against the neoconservative gospel on foreign policy, and Gabbard, of course, is no exception. Even the late-night comedy shows avoided any significant mention of her compelling performance in their detailed summations of the second night’s debate — this despite the fact that she was the most Googled candidate during the debate. Tulsi Gabbard has moved the Overton window on what is acceptable discussion when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. She has punctured the rose-tinted narrative being constructed around establishment favorites like Harris. This has not endeared her to mainstream pundits like Cooper of CNN or Brian Williams of CNBC. To understand her actual positions on the U.S. role in Syria, Kim Iverson’s interview with her exemplifies how mainstream pundits should be doingtheir jobs.”

  20. Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 5:44 am 

    “Harvard Scientists, Funded By Bill Gates, To Begin Spraying Particles Into The Sky To Dim The Sun” free thought project via zero hedge

    “Known as the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx), the experiment will spray calcium carbonate particles high above the earth to mimic the effects of volcanic ash blocking out the sun to produce a cooling effect. The experiment was announced in Nature magazine last year, who was one of few outlets to look into this unprecedented step toward geoengineering the planet. If all goes as planned, the Harvard team will be the first in the world to move solar geoengineering out of the lab and into the stratosphere, with a project called the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx). The first phase — a US$3-million test involving two flights of a steerable balloon 20 kilometres above the southwest United States — could launch as early as the first half of 2019. Once in place, the experiment would release small plumes of calcium carbonate, each of around 100 grams, roughly equivalent to the amount found in an average bottle of off-the-shelf antacid. The balloon would then turn around to observe how the particles disperse. Naturally, the experiment is concerning to many people, including environmental groups, who, according to Nature, say such efforts are a dangerous distraction from addressing the only permanent solution to climate change: reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. The idea of injecting particles into the atmosphere to cool the earth also seems outright futile considering what scientists are trying to mimic—volcanic eruptions. If we look at the second largest eruption of the 20th century, Mount Pinatubo, which erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it injected 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide aerosols into the stratosphere. Scientists from the USGS estimated that this 20 million tons only lowered the temperature of the planet by about 1°F (0.5°C) and this only lasted a year because the particles eventually fell to back to Earth. The Harvard team, led by scientists Frank Keutsch and David Keith, has been working on the SCoPEx project for several years but they haven’t always been in total agreement. In fact, as Nature reported, Keutsch—who is not a climate scientist—previously thought the idea to be “totally insane.” But he’s since changed his mind. As Nature reports: When he saw Keith talk about the SCoPEx idea at a conference after starting at Harvard in 2015, he says his initial reaction was that the idea was “totally insane”. Then he decided it was time to engage. “I asked myself, an atmospheric chemist, what can I do?” He joined forces with Keith and Anderson, and has since taken the lead on the experimental work.”

  21. The Church Ladies on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 6:07 am 


    Given to the Pleasures of Lust, With Glee I Shall Turn Davy to Dust.

    Born in Vice, Davy, Say it Twice.

    Given to Sin, Davy Come on in.

    For once in your life, man, tell the truth and shame the devil/

    Learn from the church ladies or pay. Think of damnation as the ultimate and endless rubber room. This got your attention, eh?

    Your choice, mister.

  22. DerHundistLos on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 6:26 am 

    Excellent post by Anonymouse on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 6:05 pm.

    Your observations are exactly to the point. Well done.

  23. DerHundistLos on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 6:28 am 

    Shame this poster:

    idiot alert on Sat, 3rd Aug 2019 6:08 pm

  24. Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 7:00 am 

    “Behind The Scenes At sonnen’s Wildspoldried, Germany Battery Testing Lab” clean technica

    “Both the eco and the ecoLinx products use lithium iron phosphate cells as the base building block. sonnen chose this chemistry specifically for a number of reasons. First off, it has a much longer expected life than most of today’s lithium-ion-based products, resulting in a 15-year, 15,000 cycle warranty. Competing lithium-ion based products typically come with warranties of 8 or 10 years, so the difference is worth noting. The sonnen ecoLinx integrates with a number of home automation solutions including Eaton’s smart breakers. Lithium iron phosphate batteries also generate no heat, meaning the system does not need a cooling system to keep it in a safe operating range. They are not prone to thermal runaway, a phenomenon which can result in batteries catching on fire due to heat buildup or when the battery’s physical integrity is compromised. These factors make sonnen’s batteries some of the safest, longest-lasting batteries on the market. They also don’t require any toxic cobalt to produce. On the flip side, lithium iron phosphate batteries do require a slightly larger footprint as they are not as energy dense, but that feels like a small price to pay for the significant array of benefits they bring to the table. Depending on the manufacturer, lithium iron phosphate batteries can be more costly than their higher production volume lithium-ion cousins.”

    “sonnen ecoLinx” sonnen batterie

    “ecoLinx is the first intelligent energy management system that merges clean energy with home automation to create energy automation. The ecoLinx sleek, all-in-one energy management and clean energy storage solution now integrates directly with leading front-end home automation systems — including Crestron and Control4 — and Eaton intelligent circuit breakers to fully manage a home’s energy usage. How energy automation works: The ecoLinx and energy automation software enhances home automation systems by integrating them with residential solar and energy storage, bringing clean tech to smart homes and enabling the ecoLinx to manage how energy is consumed and devices are powered throughout your home. By combining the sonnen ecoLinx intelligent energy management and storage system with energy automation software and intelligent circuit breakers, you can create the ultimate smart home powered by the cleanest energy available. By working with the home automation software and Eaton intelligent circuit breakers the energy automation software allows you to choose how long your backup power will last during a grid outage and automatically…ecoLinx uses smart weather forecasting to detect severe weather and automatically increase the amount of energy stored in your battery…By using advanced software and technology the system automatically monitors your home’s energy usage in real time and adjusts how and what is powered without sacrificing your comfort…ecoLinx provides a highly customizable and flexible user interface that integrates with leading home automation systems, including Control4 and Crestron, to manage how your smart devices are powered within the home – including controllable lights, shades, thermostats and more…By better managing energy usage throughout the day, ecoLinx uses advanced features – like smart demand control and smart load management – to lower electricity bills, decrease carbon emissions and maximize clean energy use throughout the day.

  25. Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 7:05 am 

    My system complete with labor ended up being $19,000. I chose pole mounts which are more expensive but do allow easy cleaning and the ability to adjust angles during the year. My system has around a third the capacity of the integrated sonnen design. I personally don’t need three times the capacity but some modern homes and people with high energy demand might. My batteries and inverter/charger were $6,469. Sonnen integrated batteries and intelligent inverter is $22,000. The panels and labor I would estimate to add another $20,000 – $30,000 or more depending on the living cost in the area of installation. Mine added $13,000. This system is the automated version of what I do but it also has a robust battery to power a system through the night and or adverse weather. I use the grid at night and during the day depending on the weather. I can achieve plenty of power output during the day on average 2000KWH during a good day. You can go manual and lower capacity and still have a robust system. I am looking closely at the Lithium Phosphate batteries. These may be a purchase down the road. I am hoping the cost comes down. My batteries are lead acid gel and have a life of around 10 years. The lithium phosphate are around 15 years. I don’t cycle my batteries because I do day time solar maximized gathering with the battery as a buffer to changing solar output. For someone who has the money and a busy life the Sonnen system is a great way to embrace solar. If your budget is tighter and you have the time you might try going the route I too.

  26. Cloggie on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 7:11 am 

    And, as Gabbard pointed out, if FDR could meet with, and even ally with, Josef Stalin — a man responsible for the death of millions…

    Makes a mockery of any claim of Allied “moral superiority”.

    But no worries, just set up a kangaroo court afterwards in the best Soviet traditions in Nuremberg, accuse the Germans of “starting WW2” (in reality, the German action in 1939 was never anything else but Germany coming to the aid of Germans forced to live in Versailles Poland, after the Poles had began a massive ethnic cleansing operation, quietly encouraged by the Americans and the US enforced British war guarantee [*], so they would have their desired war in Europe), invent the holotale and you’re good, with all traces erased, namely that WW2 was never anything else than setting up the US (and Soviet) globalist empires.

    [*] –

    I like Gabbard, a breath of fresh air. At least NOT HYPOCRITICAL.

  27. Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 7:19 am 

    “Two Percent of All North Atlantic Right Whales Have Died in The Last Two Months” faster than expected

    “It’s been a devastating summer for the endangered marine mammal. Since the start of June, eight North Atlantic right whales — or 2 percent of the global population — have been found dead in Canadian waters, alarming scientists, conservationists and government officials who had believed they had begun to make progress in protecting the imperiled species. Necropsy results are still pending for most of the whales, but preliminary findings for three of them suggest ship strikes.”

  28. Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 7:24 am 

    “Why Is There So Much Oil in the Arctic?” live science

    “how did the Arctic become so energy rich? “The first thing you realize [if you look at a map] is that the Arctic — unlike the Antarctic — is an ocean surrounded by continents,” Alastair Fraser, a geoscientist from Imperial College London, told Live Science. Firstly, this means there’s a huge quantity of organic material available, in the form of dead sea creatures such as plankton and algae, which form the basis of what will ultimately become oil and gas. Secondly, the surrounding ring of continents means that the Arctic Basin contains a high proportion of continental crust, which makes up about 50% of its oceanic area, Fraser explained. That’s significant because continental crust — as opposed to ocean crust, which makes up the rest of the area — typically contains deep depressions called basins, into which organic matter sinks, he said. Here, it gets embedded in shale and preserved in ‘anoxic’ waters, meaning they contain little oxygen. “Normally, in a shallow sea with lots of oxygen, it would not be preserved. But if the sea is deep enough, the ocean will be stratified, meaning the oxygenated waters at the top will be separated from the anoxic conditions at the base,” Fraser explained. Conserved within these oxygen-deprived basins, the matter maintains compounds that ultimately make it useful as an energy source millions of years in the future.”

  29. Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 7:27 am 

    “July heatwave up to 3C hotter due to climate change” phys dot org

    “The record-shattering heatwave that baked much of northern Europe last month was likely between 1.5 to 3.0 degrees Celsius hotter due to manmade climate change, an international team of scientists said Friday. The three-day peak saw temperature records tumble in Belgium, the Netherlands and Britain while the city of Paris experienced its hottest day ever with the mercury topping out at 42.6C (108.7 Fahrenheit) on July 25. The ferocious heat came off the back of similar soaring temperatures in June, helping that month to be the hottest June since records began.”

  30. Cloggie on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 7:37 am 

    German energy transition in trouble:

  31. Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 7:47 am 

    Here is another look at my electric consumption with grid and solar. Two days ago sun was good I was able to gather 16KW. I used 25KW grid power. My AC was the biggest power user. In the winter if I do not use my wood boiler and temps are cold I might use 90KW with most of that to heat the house. If I use the wood boiler and my solar I can knock that grid usage down to 15-20KW.

  32. Cloggie on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 7:48 am 


    16 kWh

  33. Cloggie on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 8:10 am 

    Holland is the most real Anglo-friendly country in entire Eurasia (Poland could be seen as a competitor, but for opportunistic reasons only, not cultural proximity). History-thingy (capitalism, Protestantism, Glorious Revolution, New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant, etc., etc.)

    Yet… the very Atlanticist Dutch thinktank “Clingendael Institute”…

    …opines that China is going to be the next #1 and that the center of economic and political gravity is shifting towards East-Asia. Says prof. Erik Dirksen of the University of Amsterdam (Dutch language):

    Message (very Atlanticist): Europe must learn to see China more as an adversary and less than a partner. China is dangerous.

    But also: Europe needs more integration, economic AND political. The fusion of the train-sections of Siemens-Alsthom for instance should not have been cancelled with an eye on the Chinese competition.

    Personally I agree with much of the message, but being the Atlanticist that he is, Dirksen is unable to think outside the Atlanticist box ans as such is very (too) Dutch, unlike the Germans and French.

    He ignores Russia. Russia is a country that wants to be European, but so far has been snubbed by the EU-elite, with an eye on the interests of Washington. That should change. And the rising European populists WANT that to change.

    He also assumes that America is going to be more or less the same in the foreseeable future, the notorious leftie that he is (otherwise he wouldn’t have his job at the stinking leftist rainbow university of Amsterdam):

    That America will remain the same is a very adventurous assumption.

    But at least he has got China right.

  34. Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 8:30 am 


  35. Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 2:36 pm 

    16 kWh

  36. Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 3:44 pm 

    I’m a REAL GREEN DEEP ADAPTIVE operator except for my central air conditioning units.

    Ok, ok, I know I’m a phony.

    Hypocrite dumbass.

  37. Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 3:47 pm 

    I’m a spoiled little rich bitch who likes posing as country and since I don’t have to work for a living, I fart around on 20 hours a day each and every day.

    Pathetic, eh?

  38. Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 4:02 pm 

    16 gWh (goat-Watt-hours)

  39. dissident on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 5:22 pm 

    100,000 year nuclear “waste” is now utter nonsense. Molten salt fast breeder reactors will burn all the “wast” as fuel. The residual waste in vastly smaller amounts will need less than 300 years to decay to stable species.

    Smearing nuclear to pump up alternatives is idiotic. Self anointed do-gooders often do more harm than good and that is why society cannot handle the coming massive exogenous and endogenous shocks. It is a thick mass of mostly followers with led into the ditch by demented radicals and rotten elites.

  40. JuanP identity fraud on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 5:43 pm 

    Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 8:30 am


    Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 2:36 pm

    16 kWh

    Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 3:44 pm

    I’m a REAL GREEN DEEP ADAPTIVE operator except for my central air conditioning units.

    Ok, ok, I know I’m a phony.

    Hypocrite dumbass.

    Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 3:47 pm

    I’m a spoiled little rich bitch who likes posing as country and since I don’t have to work for a living, I fart around on 20 hours a day each and every day.

    Pathetic, eh?

    Davy on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 4:02 pm

    16 gWh (goat-Watt-hours)

  41. Davy Sock Fraud on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 5:47 pm 

    JuanP identity fraud on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 5:43 pm

  42. Survivalist on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 5:54 pm 

    Malthus died in 1834. The Haber-Bosch process was successfully developed for industrial scale nitrogen production in 1910. Not hard to figure out why he thought what he did. Read Farmers of Forty Centuries by FH King, copyright 1911. It’s not rocket surgery.

  43. JuanP on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 5:56 pm 

    go fuck yourself survivalist.

  44. More Davy ID Theft and Child Like Behaviour on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 5:58 pm 

    JuanP on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 5:56 pm

  45. andrew hartley on Sun, 4th Aug 2019 6:43 pm 

    The attitude of this article was analyzed years ago, & understood well, in the “Titanic Syndrome” movie.

    Unlimited faith that humanity can “work it all out” thru technology, education, etc. No need is recognized for a re-orienting of the reasons we think we are on this planet, or of what we think will make us happy & satisfied.

  46. DerHundistLos on Thu, 8th Aug 2019 8:18 pm 

    Question: Identify one person more than any other destined to suffer the eternal tortures of hell in a pain amplification chamber.

    Answer: Read below.

    This land is your land Wildlife…..

    Trump administration authorizes ‘cyanide bombs’ to kill wild animals

  47. DerHundistLos on Thu, 8th Aug 2019 8:27 pm 

    More urgent warnings to humanity fallon deaf ears for which there will be hell to be paid.

    Climate crisis reducing land’s ability to sustain humanity, says IPCC.

    UN report finds ecosystems never before under such threat and restoration is urgent.

    The climate crisis is damaging the ability of the land to sustain humanity, with cascading risks becoming increasingly severe as global temperatures rise, according to a landmark UN report compiled by some of the world’s top scientists.

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