Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, February 2, 2019, #182

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Dane Wigington
geoengineeringwatch.org

The engineered winter weather in the eastern US is about to whiplash into record high temperatures. In the western US, the opposite scenario is taking place. The steadfast normalcy bias of populations in first world nations is starting to break down, along with the environment on which we all depend on for our survival. The stock market house of cards is again being artificially inflated, but what is really going with the foundations of industrialized civilization? Which countries will be the next to fall under the feet of expanding empire? How many will soon look back and wonder why more did not see collapse coming? The latest installment of Global Alert News is below.

Though darkening horizon may seem carved in stone, who can say with certainty how the future will unfold? Whatever comes, our will can never be taken from us. If we stand together in facing the gathering storm, we may yet alter the outcome. Reaching a critical mass of awareness with the population is the first priority, sharing credible data from a credible source is the best way to wake others. Make every day count, make your voice heard.
DW

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97 Responses to Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, February 2, 2019, #182

  1. Black Cat Italy says:

    In response to Sandy Patrus re her dog's problem.  Talk to a good homeopath or if you can get hold of a homeopathic veterinarian (or even online). Homeopathic remedies work great with animals. I have turned my cats around so many times without visit to the vet (including with Feline Leukemia when they said they would have to put my cat to sleep – nearly 5 years later he is running around in full health).  Also, have a look at the Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats and The Natural Remedy Book for Dogs and Cats both by Diane Stein.  Give your dog Reiki healing too. 

    Dane's personal story of the ducks moved me to tears. I am so glad there are others out there willing to care for all our animal/bird/insect friends.  It often seems a lonely journey.

    The guy shooting at the song birds here again today in Italy. I hate it.  They also have been found in Northern Italy to catch the songbirds and remove there sex organs so that they sing better and attract more to them so they can be shot by the hunters!!!!!

    I cannot bear the cruelty of the human race.

  2. BlueSue says:

    While the folks down in — what we Alaskans call the "lower 48" — are freezing in bizarre artificially induced cold temperatures, here in the far north we're enjoying abnormally warm temperatures (above 30 F) across most of the state today and also probably again tomorrow. Tonight at dusk (6pm) it was close to 40 above here in Wasilla —  what we call "sweater weather".  Normal temps would be somewhere between -15 to +15F above in early February.  Glad to hear you're feeling better Mike. 

  3. Paul Vonharnish says:

    I'm not sure how to respond to articles like the one below.  The author provides insights toward our mutual "climate emergency" – yet like many others in the allegedly "aware" community, he places the blame squarely on the 1%".  1%?  Where are the other players?

    Granted the "elite" (see all alphabet soup agencies) have set the stage for our mutual mass extinction, but the actors are the 99% who have moved all the props around the stage ad infinitum. $$$ Firstly: "They" play musical chairs with massive (and worthless) military maneuvers. > Dumb – da dumb – dumb. <  Scared yet?  "They" gleefully distribute nuclear waste on foreign lands. $$$ "They" build thousands of ships and aircraft that sometimes fly or perhaps sink, (depending on adjusted insurance value.) See Costa Concordia. $$$ "They" cheer and  clap for political speeches which typically rave that we're "greater" than you. $$$ (Add parades and confetti here.)  "They" build tens of thousands of airport facilities for flying monkeys in business suits (with bright red ties) that openly rip them off in the world's "stock" markets. $$$ "They" often thrive in filthy mega-cities surrounded by inefficient and decaying transportation systems that require endless maintenance. $$$ Now dress it up with millions of useless head jobs talking about how great we've become. $$$  The stage is a strange and magical paradise. $$$ After 60+ years of watching this sad play, I've concluded that humans are only exceptional at originating destruction… Let's send everyone to prison!!!  You know, those "privately" owned prisons. $$$ …

    Resolutely Promised Prosecutions Of Climate Criminals May Force Urgent Climate Action in Climate Change — by Dr Gideon Polya — January 5, 2019

    https://countercurrents.org/2019/01/05/resolutely-promised-prosecutions-of-climate-criminals-may-force-urgent-climate-action/

  4. Gary Morrow says:

    After all the hype about the recent (fake) freeze, the temperature here at Aiken SC reached a daily record high of 85 degrees according to local television. There was no mention of the fact that it was the highest temperature ever recorded here in any winter month.

  5. 'a' simple horseman says:

    To ALL, jeesh, where do I start… What a looong 2 weeks it has been up here at the cabin. I am getting better though. I hope none of you catch what I caught. A fever for 10 days was a bit much. I went to town today and was able to speak with lots of people(a dozen or so). I love asking simple questions. Top of the list today was "how are you feeling?" "Have you had what's "going around"? The resounding response was, "Ya, everybody's been sick". Half of the folks I spoke with have had a flu shot. Scary indeed. It makes me not want to go get groceries. I've been using the anti-bacterial wipes that the store provides. I normally don't. I did my laundry at the laundry mat today for the first time in 5 years. Things are pretty froze up around here and I didn't feel like going and getting a tank of water. There were 6 little kids running around IN A SHIRT! and half of them had the sniffles. It's been in the teens(F). I don't know about you folks, but when my kids were little I made sure they were properly dressed whether they liked it or not. What's the matter with parents these days? Seems they have no sense at all.

    Tomorrow is a snow day up here. 3 to 8 inches. A week or so ago, the forecast was for 2 to 6 inches and we had none. That was the third time this winter that has happened. I feel those instances were some what of a psy-op making people think it snowed more than it actually has when they think back to this winter. I also saw the opposite this last summer with forecasting sun and it rained. Many farmers and ranchers took down hay and it got rained on. That happened 3 times. I feel that it was "by design". Agriculture is being assaulted from soooo many angles.

    To ALL that comment here. I want to thank you all for contributing what ever you have to offer. I truly appreciate each and every one of your contributions. I've looked up, watched and read every link provided since visitor 12 million. Some of you keep me pretty busy and for that I am extremely grateful. Some of you share your thoughts and insights. For that I am very appreciative. It is good to know we are not alone in our thoughts. I'm certainly not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I don't have to be. I can do things you can't and you can do things I can't. Together we all move forward in community.

    Love and strength to ALL, 'a' simple horseman

  6. Bella_Fantasia says:

    There is some philosophical encouragement here, for those who take the road less traveled. There are also genuine explanations for why so many fail to operate in life preserving, life enhancing manners.

    'I Pledge Allegiance to the United States of Sociopathy' by Elizabeth Keyes, Feb.5,2019, Counterpunch.org

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/02/05/i-pledge-allegiance-to-the-united-states-of-sociopathy-2/

    "It has been said there are three types of people in this world.  A smallish group of people who make things happen.  A larger group of people who watch things happen.  (I am thinking, of those “good people who do nothing.”)  And finally the third, excessively large and clueless group, exclaiming, “WHAT THE F*CK HAPPENED???”

    Keeping in touch with our feelings, no matter how sad or dark, helps us carry on.  May this information enlighten and encourage.  We know who we are   : )

    I watched today two ravens outside my window playing in the sky in tandem. . . . . . . .climbing, soaring, circling, diving, in figure eights and infinity loops, changing pattern at a quick vocal cue.  This brief experience filled me with gratitude and pure joy.  It restored my soul.

     

    • Gail ~ Yellowhead County Alberta ~ says:

      Bella, I have Ravens that come each day & do barrel rolls in tandem & cluck & soar over me. Two others join them every now & then & they do circle's around our property for as long as 10 minutes chasing each other.  It fills my heart with Joy. It's very funny to watch. They are very wise & extremely loving as a couple.       And as parents.       I Love my Raven Friends.    It's so nice to know so many of us Love Birds that visit this site.

  7. Leah Altmann says:

    B"H an old video that highlights the nature of the main obstruction – the mad desire for power that controls those in power… i am sorry if some of the people referenced on this website are impatient with the presenter, but he seems to have accurate information and I think the insight is relevant:  New World Order: Blueprint of Madmen..

    It's 40 minutes' viewing time.

    I like the May 2014 video on this site that shows Mr. Wigington speaking all the while, and viewing his affect, it's much easier to get the urgency of the message and to comprehend his knowledgeabtility and accuracy … some answers to my questions as to how to refute the claims of Dr. Keith… the idea that albedo increase does not decrease heat or increase the ability of a planet to support life is shown on the planet Venus, in the case of the Venus syndrome.  He did not coin these terms.  They are floating through science journals and were simply suppressed from reaching popular everyday media and news coverage and still are, today.  The graphics on that video are great.  The youtube link for it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1544&v=NZ-tph5s_GM

    The video is also on this site, but the youtube link is here because it can give you an idea how it is showing on the massive public video system, and, perhaps, what reponses are out there.  I did not yet check to see if anyone left comments on youtube.

  8. Birdsong says:

    Thank you, Dane, for all you do every single day for the greater good. I have been listening to your Saturday radio shows and passing along the information from your website for the last four years to my friends, family and people I meet. When I came across your website four years ago, I connected dots and for that I cannot thank you enough.

    I was listening recently to my "Talking Heads" cd and came across a song I never thought twice about in the '80's. But I sure think about it now…I'm attaching the lyrics and music video. David Byrne wrote it in 1987.

     

    "(Nothing But) Flowers"
     

    Here we stand
    Like an Adam and an Eve
    Waterfalls
    The Garden of Eden
    Two fools in love
    So beautiful and strong
    The birds in the trees
    Are smiling upon them
    From the age of the dinosaurs
    Cars have run on gasoline
    Where, where have they gone?
    Now, it's nothing but flowers

    There was a factory
    Now there are mountains and rivers
    you got it, you got it

    We caught a rattlesnake
    Now we got something for dinner
    we got it, we got it

    There was a shopping mall
    Now it's all covered with flowers
    you've got it, you've got it

    If this is paradise
    I wish I had a lawnmower
    you've got it, you've got it

    Years ago
    I was an angry young man
    I'd pretend
    That I was a billboard
    Standing tall
    By the side of the road
    I fell in love
    With a beautiful highway
    This used to be real estate
    Now it's only fields and trees
    Where, where is the town
    Now, it's nothing but flowers
    The highways and cars
    Were sacrificed for agriculture
    I thought that we'd start over
    But I guess I was wrong

    Once there were parking lots
    Now it's a peaceful oasis
    you got it, you got it

    This was a Pizza Hut
    Now it's all covered with daisies
    you got it, you got it

    I miss the honky tonks,
    Dairy Queens, and 7-Elevens
    you got it, you got it

    And as things fell apart
    Nobody paid much attention

    you got it, you got it

    I dream of cherry pies,
    Candy bars, and chocolate chip cookies
    you got it, you got it

    We used to microwave
    Now we just eat nuts and berries
    you got it, you got it

    This was a discount store,
    Now it's turned into a cornfield
    you got it, you got it

    Don't leave me stranded here
    I can't get used to this lifestyle

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOEIRI5HSuQ

  9. Little Jamulian says:

    How many times did we wake up to a blue sky, well, not that deep, deep blue we knew as kids, but let’s say, cloudless sky…and there come the airplanes.  Within the hour, the streaks and “clouds” are taking over.  So frustrating!  Sometimes I do feel like crawling into a hole and just not care anymore.  However, back in high school, I remember how mother superior quoted the German professor of theology, Martin Luther, saying: “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go into pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

    We can’t stop trying to wake up the people, because little Bucky is our apple tree!

    • Jim_Bob says:

      It's so tiresome. I go from 76 yesterday to a high of 40 Sunday. Normal high for this area is 53 in February. The temp graph looks like a roller coaster.

      The sky is so often filled with trails and other unnatural looking clouds that are the result of the trails expanding or dissipating – sometimes to the point where the sky is entirely covered with it; strange diffraction patterns, horsetail clouds, lines etc. The sky looks the same in every state I've visited in these United States.

      A day without geoengineering is a great day. They are few and far between in Appalachia. 

      And the pattern is like this:  spraying>>cloud and cold front/torrential rain/nucleated snow or ice>>cold windy and clear>>warming up far above seasonal norm>>spraying>> rinse and repeat.

      Last year my area also received double it's normal rainfall. Almost 100 inches.

      The last 5 years have had far above normal rainfall. Almost all of it man made IMO.  The downpours always follow big spraying events  no matter what time of year.

      I agree with Dane that they are cooling off the most populous  areas of the US to convince the 200M or so that global climate isn't melting down.  It's a massive dual effort to mask the meltdown and to preserve, at least to the uninformed, some degree of normalcy such as cold temperatures in winter.

      I believe that the geoengineering stopped we would not have winter as most of us remember it.

       

       

       

       

  10. Paul Vonharnish says:

    Thanks to V. Susan Ferguson for posting commentary from this author's investigations: > The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World  – January 15, 2017
    by Douglas Valentine (Author)

    John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert were well aware of the situation, and they paid with their lives….

    If you are awaiting a finding of ‘clear and present danger’, then I can only say that the danger has never been more clear; and, its presence has never been more imminent. It requires a change in outlook, a change in tactics, a change in mission; by the government, by the people, by every businessman or labor leader and by every newspaper. For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence; on infiltration instead of invasion; on subversion instead of elections; on intimidation instead of free choice; on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly-knit, highly-efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published; its mistakes are buried, not headlined; its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned; no rumor is printed; no secret is revealed. It conducts the Cold War in short, with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever hope or wish to match… there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.” 

    – John F. Kennedy –

    1961

    • V. Susan Ferguson says:

      Thank you, Paul. All the pieces fit, come together, coalescing into the clarity of one endless demonic evil empire nightmare. Inescapable and heartbreaking sad to gather the multiple confirmations that so many have be executed, tormented, and tortured by this covert secret criminal enterprise. The land of the free ...  Your insightful intelligence is always valued by me.

    • James Farley says:

      Dane Kennedy King.  Brilliant statesmen.

    • Bella_Fantasia says:

      Hello, Paul V.

      Reading this J. F. Kennedy quote we're reminded there was once a truthful and articulate president of our country (and in my lifetime), even as it seems almost fantasy or something from our imagination so long ago.

      We truly live in unbelievable times.

      Your posting this is very much appreciated.  Thank you.

  11. Brent Papon says:

    To ALL that post here…

    Thank You.

    Without YOU, I'd lose what's left of my mind.

    Brent

     

  12. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    VSF: The CIA is said by many to have become the World Drug Cartel. We know about Zapata Oil, the Clintonistas in Mena AK, Air America in the Viet Nam era, and now the poppy fields in Afghanistan — which are likely the source of the Big Pharma opiod crisis.  No wonder our country continues its descent into depraved corruption and moral filth. This is an excellent book, heart breaking, that will open eyes.
    The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World  – January 15, 2017
    by Douglas Valentine (Author)
    This book provides a cross-section of Douglas Valentine's investigations into CIA engagement in terrorism, drugs, and propaganda. Author of three books on CIA operations, Valentine's research into CIA activities began when CIA Director William Colby gave him free access to interview CIA officials who had been involved in various aspects of the Phoenix program in South Vietnam. It was a permission Colby was to regret. The CIA would rescind it, making every effort to impede publication of The Phoenix Program, which documented the CIA's elaborate system of population surveillance, control, entrapment, imprisonment, torture and assassination in Vietnam.
    While researching Phoenix, Valentine learned that the CIA allowed opium and heroin to flow from its secret bases in Laos, to generals and politicians on its payroll in South Vietnam. His investigations into this illegal activity focused on the CIA's relationship with the federal drugs agencies mandated by Congress to stop illegal drugs from entering the United States. Based on interviews with senior officials, Valentine wrote two subsequent books, The Strength of the Wolf and The Strength of the Pack, showing how the CIA infiltrated federal drug law enforcement agencies and commandeered their executive management, intelligence and foreign operations staffs in order to ensure that the flow of drugs continues unimpeded to traffickers and foreign officials in its employ.
    Ultimately, portions of his research materials would be archived at the National Security Archive, Texas Tech University's Vietnam Center, and John Jay College.
    This book includes excerpts from the above titles along with subsequent articles and transcripts of interviews on a range of current topics, with a view to shedding light on the systemic dimensions of the CIA's ongoing illegal and extra-legal activities.  These terrorism and drug law enforcement articles and interviews illustrate how the CIA's activities impact social and political movements abroad and in the United States. A common theme is the CIA's ability to deceive and propagandize the American public through its impenetrable government-sanctioned shield of official secrecy and plausible deniability.
    Though investigated by the Church Committee in 1975, CIA praxis then continues to inform CIA praxis now. Valentine tracks its steady infiltration into practices targeting the last population to be subjected to the exigencies of the American empire: the American people.

    ***
    an amazon review:  The author has been warning us for decades about the clear and present danger that is the CIA. I was unaware of Valentine’s work for most of those years, perhaps because our media outlets (even the “anti-establishment” ones like Democracy Now and The Intercept) have been compromised. Valentine’s work has been suppressed since his ground-breaking book on the Phoenix Program.
    Not that I didn’t know anything about the sordid history. I knew about MK-Ultra, some of the agency’s drug running and empire-building exploits. This work goes much deeper and paints a much bigger picture. The extent of the agency’s influence is much greater than I had imagined.
    This is not another history book about dirty tricks. It is not just about our insane foreign policy and empire building. The cancer of corruption, of outright crime, has metastasized into every agency of the government right here in the US itself.
    Those dirty tricks and crimes have become domestic policy – in fusion centers and Homeland Security, in the militarization of local police and in Congress, from Wall Street to Main Street. Border Patrol, the DEA, Justice and State have all been compromised.  Want to know why the DEA is losing the war on drugs, how torture has become policy? Want to know why the government no longer represents your interests? Look no further.
    The problem is now. We are the new targets.
    A highly informative and comprehensive book, and a scathing, fearless indictment of government corruption.
     

     

    • Dennie says:

      Mike Ruppert, author of Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the end of the Age of Oil, brought forth the facts of C.I.A. and their involvement in drug dealing, and the American people as their new target, quite a while ago.  Watch how Ruppert got John Deutch, then-director of the C.I.A., fired (footage from CSPAN, 11-17-96):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT5MY3C86bk&nbsp; He similarly got Donald Rumsfeld fired for the shenanigans that resulted in the death of Pat Tillman, who witnessed the drug operations in Afghanistan being orchestrated and controlled by the U.S. Army and was outspoken about it, hence his death by so-called "friendly fire," and the ensuing massive cover-up. This came out in Ruppert's blog, From the Wilderness, as a series of articles named The Tillman files, by Stan Goff, now archived:  https://www.fromthewilderness.net/free/ww3/071006_tillman_files5.shtml.   But why drug dealing?  Well, besides it keeping the sheeple dumbed down and quieted up, it makes money when you're running out of oil, and it's also a lot cheaper for very large businesses to get lower-interest black ops loans than the kind you'd get from a bank.  This came out in Rubicon.  Get a copy and read it, several times.  Here's Ruppert on The Lip T.V. debunking the mainstream media accounts of the major crime we know as "9-11."  If you read or listen to this interview, you won't need much else to understand what actually happened that day:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW5qiuLb8jY

    • penny waters says:

      i try to look at us humans from an objective kinda-long-way-away, as animals, if you know what i mean

      if i compare myself with others (attempting no judgement), and then i can try work out the limits of human behaviour and then try to keep a balance in myself within my own character                                            does that make any sense?? hahahaha!!

      my god, some people!!! them above

      i used to shake my head, then scratch my head and now i find myself with my mouth open and eyes a-popping 

      i find it apoplexytally (is that a word?) furious making the way that people interfere with others

      that people, cos they have a job in government, some sort of authority, in an organization, have inadequacy in themselves and project that in their job 

      human society seems to be run like part ignorance and part corruption, and ignorance in the bigger sense – ego,no acceptance of responsibility, and corruption (again but true!), ignorance of nature – one's own and the environment

       anyone read the cochrane report on opium and its derivatives – methadone, heroin, morphine, codeine etc

      cochrane report very reputable – gathers all known knowledge on a subject

      came to conclusion – for pain nothing like opium, cos it is in the state that 'nature' made it – has a synergy of elements – trying to find the 'active ingredients' are like trying to pin down energy

      so opium should be in hospitals in its natural state 

      because so many are in pain, find it hard to be alive as a human, with what seems chaos and disorder around us

      i go back out to the world and try, but am too far different to be able to converse with others, so often

      we've got 'rain' at present for a few days 

      i have two barometers and they both have the same pressure readings but that does not always compare with how it is outdoors

      transgenic plants what a hole we have dug!!

      love to all 

    • V. Susan Ferguson says:

      Quotations from the above book, The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World, by Douglas Valentine:

      “ … When the United States took over drug law enforcement in Afghanistan, opium production increased dramatically. … Afghan heroin is flooding the US & Europe. It still is. … all the opium warlords are on the CIA payroll. The DEA sends six hundred agents to Afghanistan to make sure nobody knows about it.”

      “I think the CIA is the mega cartel. … certainly no other organization in the world knows as much about drug trafficking. The CIA has computer systems that contain every bit of information about every trafficker and trafficking group; it knows where they bank and where they invest; it can predict their moves, whether in Afghanistan or in Mexico.  … Since 1973 the CIA has been in control of US narcotics intelligence worldwide.”

    • Dennie says:

      The chapter in Crossing the Rubicon devoted to C.I.A. drug trafficking has records proving the massive increase in revenue from drug selling world-wide after C.I.A. took over in Afghanistan.  There is a chapter devoted to this subject in that book.  And more.  

    • BaneB says:

      ‘Poppy Fields Forever’.  Two things:  Israeli penetration and subsumation of the Agency’s power. And the role the MSM fake news monolith plays in the dissemination of the disinformation, misinformation, coverups, and outright lies, again MSM subsumed by Israeli interests.  

    • V. Susan Ferguson says:

      Thank you, BaneB. This piece of the evil ‘organized crime’ puzzle regarding the “Israeli penetration and subsummation of the Agency’s power” fits into the information from Brendon O’Connell regarding the TALPIOT Program …

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYE9UgmVrfU&index=4&list=PLXth7IxwtLBUlBg1PwM8GURBa2e8qydTM

  13. BlueSue says:

    Oh my goodness, where to start. The president's speech tonight was so over the top in banal platitudes and flat out lies, it gave me indigestion, especially his fictitious and gloating blandishments concerning our strong and thriving economy. His obsequious right wing cheering squad was ridiculous in their synchronized yo-yo ovation act.  I admit that he does a better job of reading the teleprompter than some of his predecessors, but then he's certainly had plenty of practice.  He certainly staged an excellent full-spectrum cadre of heroes and honorees (w/o prejudice to gender, race, ethnicity, or age) to acknowledge and laud as proof of his oh so sensitive, fair, and tender caring heart.  The countless lies about most everything, including "low unemployment" and people "lifted" from food-stamps really upset me. His American exceptionalism was in full view, with his fawning fellow patriots chanting "USA" like they were still at their high-school football rally.  This puppet Commander In Chief wants to out-innovate and outspend all others countries in his crass, crazed and pernicious competitiveness.  His self-aggrandizing knows no equal.  With typical bravado, he declared that if he were not elected president, America would certainly be at war now with N. Korea. Chalk up one more State of the Union Speech penned to sound authentically "Trump" by some of very adept speechwriters.  God help us all, and God bless the whole wide world we all share. 

     

  14. Melissa says:

    Dane, 

    Can you  please dissect this idea about the  magnetic North Pole moving and or flipping. To your knowledge , is there any credibility to this or is it just more garbage being pushed down our throats to blame the bad weather and bombard us with more radiation. I probably just  answered my own question! Lol.  Any knowledge helps.

    • Dane Wigington says:

      Hello, Melissa, in answer to yoru question, yes, magnetic north is moving, and picking up speed. Though the migrating MN has it’s own ramifications, the climate engineering assault is another issue altogether.

  15. Susan says:

    In case anyone is interested in documenting the evidence of disinformation, or "paid liars", check out this January 19, 2019 article in the Futurist, titled, "Our Climate is Changing Rapidly: It's Time to Talk About Geoengineering." And since they mentioned dumping iron in the ocean as a possible fix, am I to assume that, as with aerosol spraying, that they have already been doing that for a long time, too?

  16. Bella_Fantasia says:

    Goodbye to the Dollar' by Chris Hedges, Feb. 4,2019, Truthdig.com

    We're seeing the abandonment of the Dollar as the world's principal reserve currency for 70 years (maybe not coincidentally the same age as most geoengineering schemes). Historian Alfred McCoy and economist Michael Hudson describe dire scenarios for the US (but far too optimist as we well know) of the economic death spiral.  What is absolutely appreciated is the prediction that Imperial hegemonic military will be broken.  And I, for one, would rejoice, even as the people will suffer greatly and for real, when the dollar collapses.  The sooner, the better if geoengineering stops.  We won't miss 5G, biotechnology or fracking either.

    The general view from the article and in the comments is that money will make or break us, which is patently absurd.  Money is NOT EVEN REAL, but somehow we'll live without a viable environment?  Bella_Fantasia left a comment there. 

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/goodbye-to-the-dollar/

  17. Jeff Z says:

    You're a good man, Dane.  I'm glad you ended with the duck story.  I also love animals. Always have.  I feed the squirrels & birds from my deck every winter.  Every year we get one creature who stands out.  For 2 years it was "Chippy", a lone chipmunk who would make upwards of 10 trips a days from my deck into the woods in my backyard, and then back again.  Always with stuffed cheeks.

    And every spring there would be multitudes of his progeny running around the neighborhood.  My neighbors would comment on how there were never chipmunks in the area before.

    This year we have a half blind squirrel who makes his way here.  He does an outstanding job of holding his ground when the deck is crowded.  So, I much appreciate your story.  When it seems that I'm futile in making a difference, I always turn to my furred & feathered friends as well.

    As for the weather,  currently it's 58 degrees (for the 2nd day in a row) at 1pm….in Connecticut…..IN FEBRUARY!!!  After last weeks artificial deep freeze, it's now spring.  It probably goes without saying I don't ever recall temps like this in Feb.  At least it's been sunny.  Milky blue skies….but sunny.  I dread how hot the summer will be, but for today it's oddly peaceful.

    My best to everyone.

    • Jeff Z says:

      Just as a follow up, the temperature made it to 63.  On Feb 5th in Connecticut….63 degrees.  I don't know what's happened because even 4-5 years ago we had the semblance of a normal winter.  Now, it looks like they struggle to maintain appearances for a week here and there. 

      This is far from normal.  Wonder when people will actually start to notice.

    • BaneB says:

      The 10 day forecast for my region as of this morning (Wed.) is 8 days of the snow icon.  I have never seen a straight “flush” of 8 days forecasted for snow here in central Mendocino County, California.  As it is I had 14 inches the other day.  Granted I am at 4,000 feet.  And too, the forecast applies to Laytonville, a locale closer to sea level.  Meanwhile, the temps are below freezing.  All of my house water, stored in 40 gallon pickle barrels, are solid blocks of ice.  My cousin in Virginia says that after freezing to death for a week, he is now out on the veranda basking in 70F.  Looks like a flip has taken place.  

       

  18. Andy says:

    Travelling home on the train recently I picked up a free 'general interest' magazine which is sometimes available on journeys. As I flicked through the pages an advert caught my attention – it was for a range of *Summer* themed garden items, such as deckchairs, recliners and bird baths, etc. I noticed one item in particular:

    A *Summer* bird feeder.

    I thought thusly – was this a product targeting the "yuppy" generation, a cosmetic appendage, a way for these folks to attract birds to their properties in summer so as to look cool to the crowd?

    Or, was this a product shouting out "look! You have to supplement feed the summer birds as there is nothing left for them to feed on" ie all the insects have disappeared…?

    It just struck me as out of place.

    A *SUMMER* bird feeder…

     

    • Keeping At It says:

      Since not long after our felines lived out their lives we began using bird feeders.  Soon it was necessary to hang a wide section of window screening in front of the adjacent windows.  Squirrel domes successfully allowed the continuation of the bird feeding as well as "all of the critters in the woods" who began showing up regularly.  Migratory birds arrive usually in the summertime and may have a different appetite than those remaining yearlong or nearly so.  We purchased some thistle feeders for summertime finches which did not attract the goldfinches from the thistles.  The numbers of our feathered visitors seem to be subsiding somewhat although this past year a western tanager chirped and fed on the alder branches outside my upstairs bathroom window.

  19. Sean says:

    The other day I went to post some information in a comment of a youtube video about maple trees dying. There were two other comments so far on the video. Both of them also mentioned how geoengineering was a factor in the tree die-off. I think we are really starting to make progress. Keep up the fight everyone.

  20. Fred Richards says:

    Dane,

    Another Excellent Weekly Update,

    Lately an entire report Is sent with a gracious invitation to listen,at least, to a 'clip' of it relating directly to them, ideally in present time. Having family and friends in Chicago and AU some change was apparently needed to 'bridge the gap'.

    There may be another search engine leaving privacy intact. StartPage, seems be among them. The latter (I think) was ixquick.

     

    Will be in Santa Barbara on my 74th on the fifteenth, and plan on visiting G.E.Ws Booth at Gem Faire. Please tell me of contact info for the lead booth individual, as some time may be available to return over the next two days of the weekend event to lend a hand. 

    Your even persistence is working, and recently especially inspiring to me. There is a better chance of engaging a 'new person' in friendly banter or at least an element of recognition for the topic then there was for sow long.  So may all the tired warriors take heart and continue to 'walk good'.  Seeing any one, or more, of you in  S.B. at the show Would Tap the Peak  

      

    • Dane Wigington says:

      Hello, Fred, thank you for your willingness to help us at the GEM FAIRE Geoengineeringwatch booth. I sent you a PM about connecting.

    • 'a' simple horseman says:

      Mr Richards, sir, I was/am excited to read your contribution this morning regarding visiting the Gem Faire. A note to you and others if I may. Tending the Gem Faire booth is quite easy. Just walk in the doors, stand behind the booth and go for it. "Pretty simple". We need not be able to speak as Dane is able to. "WE" just need to step up to the plate. Walk in there and "own it". Make it your own.

      I'd like to hear "one" reason that is more important than spending and committing 3 days of our time at the Gem Faire awareness booth. Personally, I feel if you can't tear yourself away from the current paradigm and devote a full day to "the cause", then you better go look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself "why not?" Just sayin…

      Time "is" running out very quickly.

      Thank you Frank, I hope you will be joined by many in Santa Barbara.

  21. DblOT says:

    Hi Dane,

    My wife and I just finished watching Chasing Ice. Very powerful documentary. What ever happened to Balog? Is he still on board?

  22. Paul Vonharnish says:

    Well… I wasted more time this morning searching "environmental activist" blogs for actual information rather than lame opinions…  I perform this torture nearly every day, as I retain vain hope that some "educated" activist will recommend BANNING and shutting down of ALL military and commercial aircraft facilities.   Alas; the first (and most logical) step toward saving humanity from extinction remains uncharted… Seems the lemmings must Fly United to the very bitter end: 

    Excerpted from: Airplane Emissions

    “In June 2015 the EPA finally released a draft finding that greenhouse gas pollution from America's aircraft fleet does harm the climate and endangers human health and welfare. But the agency also considered handing off responsibility for airplane emissions to a secretive international aviation organization that, for the past 18 years, has refused to curb aircraft-induced global warming.

    That agency is now debating setting aviation CO2 emissions standards in 2016, but the standards under consideration are woefully insufficient. By as late as 2030, they would likely affect just 5 percent of aircraft — and even then would do next to nothing to lower the industry's steeply rising emission curve.”

    Please suffer through the complete page: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/climate_law_institute/transportation_and_global_warming/airplane_emissions/

    Impact of Coupled NOx/Aerosol Aircraft Emissions on Ozone Photochemistry and Radiative Forcing

    Academic Editor: Robert W. Talbot

    Received: 26 March 2015 / Accepted: 27 May 2015 / Published: 2 June 2015

    Atmosphere | Full-Text | > http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/6/6/751/htm

    Environmental impact of aviation – Wikipedia

    Complete text:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_aviation

    International Civil Aviation Organization – Wikipedia 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Civil_Aviation_Organization

     

    NOTE toward bottom of page: “Emissions from international aviation are specifically excluded from the targets agreed under the Kyoto Protocol. Instead, the Protocol invites developed countries to pursue the limitation or reduction of emissions through the International Civil Aviation Organization.

    ICAO's environmental committee continues to consider the potential for using market-based measures such as trading and charging, but this work is unlikely to lead to global action. It is currently developing guidance for states who wish to include aviation in an emissions trading scheme (ETS) to meet their Kyoto commitments, and for airlines who wish to participate voluntarily in a trading scheme."

    Ya, right…

    RELEASE: 04-140 

    Clouds Caused By Aircraft Exhaust May Warm the U.S. Climate

    https://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2004/apr/HQ_04140_clouds_climate.html

     

    Saving ozone with a no-go zone: Jumbo jets are spending more time in the stratosphere than previously realized, and their emissions are damaging the ozone layer. Should flights in the stratosphere be banned?

    By FRED PEARCE

    Published April 30, 1994 

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg14219232-100/

    Why Flying is So Expensive – YouTube

    Published on May 10, 2016

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Oe8T3AvydU

    I didn't notice any reference to man hours that could have been better utilized in processes like decontaminating aluminized soil, replacing heart valve injuries from barium exposure, or perhaps replacing ozone fried trees and failed crops… Add in the cumulative costs of a dead planet, and it would seem that ticket costs for flying United are a pretty good deal…

  23. Tammy Pipho says:

    I love Nature partly because she is not man, but a retreat from him. None of his institutions control or pervade her. There, a different kind of right prevails. In her midst, I can be glad with an entire gladness…she is freedom…she makes me content.  H.D. Thoreau

    And when man does arrogantly play God & try to prevail, to strip her & rape her, to control & manipulate her…Nature will have its way- Nature will win but then will man lose?  Yes, I do believe – we lose.  T. Pipho on current climate reality

     

    Dane, Thank you for all you do to spread climate geoengineering awareness. I am a believer but cannot even awake my own husband to this assault much less “the masses.”  In my circles, it is a conspiracy even tho the evidence is directly above our heads in crazy cross-like, grid patterns & weather extremes day after day.  If your ever in Houston, Texas – I would love to come hear you speak!

    • penny waters says:

      dear tammy

      although i love thoreau i do not subscribe to the idea that nature is female…no no no

      we anthropomorphisise (spelling!!) at our peril

      women are just as evil and stupid as men but often in a different way – and individually we all have the potential for good and evil – we should have the power to control and balance

      selling is in the main directed at women because most women do not do the natural things that us women evolved  doing – don't get me wrong we are all different and women can hunt too

      but in the main men hunt and women gather

      everything has become clouded because of the recent fashion of transgender – dirty doctors who like to play with humans – just like frankenstein

      there has not been a good discussion about humans and gender because too many individuals use it to deny another's humanity

      i am a human first then a woman next, just like i am english first and then part of one of the nations that make up the united kingdom – 'better known as the 'british empire

      i am beginning to think that the world – run by men mostly – is tribal, tribes controlling tribes and fighting other tribes that won't give in 

      think of the native american tribes that we have heard of – apaches, cheyenne and sioux (who incidentally had old women on their war committes) (but i am up for correction if others know better – as always)

      those 3 tribes would fight

      margaret mead researched many tribes and commented how some were war like and others not (not in america don't think)

      kind of reminds me of gaddafi and the middle east – often hear people talking about different tribes

      gaddafi they said controlled other tribes

      what has also occurred to me is that the island i live on has a norman tribe that controls it – or is it saxon – but there seems to be a theme here

      our royal family are close to the saudis – two dreadful tribes

      actually saw a saudi rep on rt tv who, when backed into a corner about human rights, suddenly became aggressive and threatening and started talking about how many weapons they have!!!!!

      talk about take it personal!!!

      wow i was totally shocked, but then i remembered being in turkey, when i was in my early twenties, hitch-hiking across europe, and was sexually assaulted by a large crowd of turkish men because i had moved out of the european sector with 3 men as my companions. women's rights to wander about the world!!!

      that was when i realised how much safer i was in england – well relatively

      what many women do not realise is that men have to deal with other men all the time

      and they have to develop a way of protecting themselves

      so strange when people talk of dangerous people being like animals, when we are animals

      we have to struggle with ourselves to keep ourselves on the right track – the side of sanity and goodness

      not in the dark but holding on to the light

      as you do, so many good people contribute to this site

      and always thank you dane

      much love

       

    • Paul Vonharnish says:

      My deepest appreciation to penny waters for your well balanced comments and opinions toward gender "issues".  There has been an aggressive propaganda campaign to create social discord and conflict between the sexes for at least the last 100 years.  The effects have been quite successful since the late sixties, and the results are strikingly apparent throughout modern academia.  The feminine principal was held sacred in many early tribes and clans, and women were considered as wise elders equal to males in most primitive cultures.  Raw tribalism and survival have always proceeded acts of aggression regardless of gender equality.

      Modern institutions have fouled the human landscape with deceptive lies, and unthinking persons have participated without considering the most obvious option. > Like creating peace…

    • BaneB says:

      Penny:  Great Post!

  24. Stephen K. O'Neal says:

    Hi Dane –

      This socioeconomic article by Armstrong is notable [1]. I will proceed with the arguably dry Hudson Institute (CFR) approach to analysis, appreciating the fact that we are talking about the precipitous and imminent end of our civilisation as one effect of a much larger phenomenon.  It also follows in context with your last broadcast.  Also worth noting are his estimates for sovereign decomposition (fall of governments) in the computer ECM code, although it peaks in the early-mid 30's. This is after the timeframe now indicated by the data for ecological collapse.  In my view, his estimate for revolution against essentially all institutions will become controlled by the shortage in global food supply, destabilising other movements of goods in advance of the most direct effects on the US economy, significantly advancing the phase of the socioeconomic wave.  Armstrong's Achilles' heel, as we know, is that he does not recognise boundary condituions or bifurcations on scales that invalidate quasi-equilibrium periodic domains – i.e. catastrophic shifts, in the sense that a hammer can redefine a clock mechanism.   My original estimate (based upon the half life of species collapse) for this was on the order of 2021-22, and there seems no reason to alter it significantly, except to say that the confidence bands are Poisson as opposed to Gaussian, because of the large uncertainties relative to expectation value, with an early two sigma of late 2020 and late of perhaps late twenties, which is not altogether far from the 2032 figure in Armstrong's models based on a substrate of fundamental equilibrium in global conditions (pure cyclic behaviour).

       I had commented to a friend last evening that we can observe how much degradation many societies have historically been reduced to without revolt, and this would suggest that we in the US have a long way to go before the people go to the trouble of standing their ground for any cause other than food shortage.  This allows us to more accurately predict the onset of social revolution based upon improved data from failure of world food supplies as they occur, especially the dramatic onset of sociological effects due to the ultimately inevitable shortfalls in America.  Monsanto crop engineering will not yield significant "benefit" in this timeframe, despite their engineering of aluminum resistant species (one must consider where that concept came from).  A part of this dynamic is related to the limitations that we see in interest rates at the central banks, balancing the revolt that would occur in decomposition of the retirement funds when rates are too low, and destabilisation of world currencies and nations if they are too high.  A deceptive middle ground was used, biased towards insidious depletion of the retirement funds, but recently under pressure.  The food supply versus sociological control equation is very similar.  Bob Chapman had commented on many occasions about the coming food shortage issue, but that the shelves in America will be well stocked for some time, albeit with prices that will make it unaffordable. The obvious result is decline in disposable income and massive recession developing in other less critical commodities.  This has not yet happened significantly, but we may be observing the onset (proper use of "may " in this case).  We can also note the deliberate shortening of the food supply by central bank removal of Egyptian food subsidies in advance of the induced social collapse during the Arab Spring operation.  The other component of this, as we know, is the persistent use of military droughts to shorten food supply in that series of nations.  The opposite policy is in effect in the US in order to keep the public from rebelling, although they are almost uniformly oblivious to the fact.

       There has been, as we well know, a reverse effect in the western US, where forest fire induction is used for other reasons, but we note how much produce is being substituted from South and Central America.  The campaign to sustain Arctic albedo appears to have a zero point (based on the 1979-2012 data in the presentation) of 2020, which could be stretched out slightly later given the effect of accelerated aerosol dispersion.  This also puts us approximately into the 2022-24 timeframe, which lines up with the remaining half-life of species dieoff for both ocean Canfield effect and general global species extinction rates, that are the result of more varies and longer term convolutions of environmental changes.  The explosive feedback mechanism of the Clathrate Gun methane greenhouse effect is the huge crescendo to what is already a rapidly fatal process in progress, lending itself to the discussion below.            

       A less dry analysis would include consideration of the efficacious and enlightened solutions to this dilemma.  But "efficacious" in ordinary terms will soon mean inducing a nuclear winter effect far in excess of the aerosols and the current classified policies now underway to burn a fair fraction of the planet's forests for enhancing atmospheric albedo, and "enlightened" will mean going far beyond efforts associated with awakening the public to policy change by conventional means.  The latter can only be accomplished by a very small group initially, using methods well beyond the understanding of all but a few individuals, and even then, in accordance with procedures long ago abandoned by all of us.  The Sun and Ghost dances were vestigial expressions of these procedures that ultimately floundered at Wounded Knee, but which were last seen in significant effect by use of the Ark.  The principal methods can be restored, but must be accompanied by extraordinary virtue and virtuosity alike, explicitly connected with a greater world our eyes cannot now see.  The occult agencies at the top of the financial pyramid do use certain variants of these methods, notably with the shortcut of child blood sacrifice (as discussed elsewhere), but under an essentially Luciferian ethos that is a genocidal as much as it is implicitly suicidal.  This last equivalence is the key to understanding the mystery of why "they would do it to themselves," and is expressed psychologically as the paradoxical byproduct of wanton technical arrogance.  We are not without precedent, and take the glaring recent example of the occult-technical procedures and deranged philosophies that drew an understandable social rebellion against central bank suppression of a society into the ultimately self destructive path of Third Reich.  There is a terrible irony that Zionism, for instance, is arguably a symmetrical derangement of an organically legitimate protective mechanism, that has been perverted to a direct equivalent to the religious redemption that Nazism became, and that the US military is in no small part a proxy of this.. That the Vatican is also connected with this structure of occult global policy is also significant.  Despite its own iniquities, can one truly blame Iran if it were to align with Russia and China for the coming war, and thereby obviate any need for thermonuclear weapons in its own territory?  John Bolton's despicable corporate team cheerleading to a date of occupation of Tehran on Hitler's birthday is no small thing.  Or is it instead in context with Earth Day, which is even more ironic?  We may add to the irony that the esoteric methods that might save the planet if a public awakening is too late is closely associated with vintage Hebrew methods to protect themselves from further persecution.  Life is very complex, it would seem.  One step further, from Philos, we see a much larger geophysical effect in its account of Atlantis, but this is, of course, consigned for the moment to the domain of the more speculative propositions of what we can otherwise already see is a very real category of phenomena.  Those many who variously defer to the effects of "consciousness ascension" or "God's will," must surely recognise, in this late hour of imminent environmental collapse, the need for reduction of these concepts to concrete proactive public actions as well as specific methods involving esoteric procedures that are in the name of love for humanity and nature, and for the God, in whatever form we discover in truth, who and that evidently brought life into existence.  Anything else is now criminally culpable escapism and the denials of cognitive dissonance that render the fossils of the Pompeiis.

    • Sideline Sam says:

      Is that the same Armstrong who is continually warning people of the impending mini-ice age?  I believe Dane has already touched on this subject but I would ask Dane, if you would be so kind, to please restate your opinion on the subject of this so called mini-ice age theory.   I think it would help people have a better understanding as to what the real purpose is of all these types of stories. 

    • Dane Wigington says:

      Hello, Sideline Sam, yes, you are correct. Armstrong has repeatedly put out a completely false narrative about the state of the climate. Further, Armstrong’s narrative is exactly what the power structure and the climate engineers want the public to parrot. The solar minimum “mini ice age” disinformation is easily refuted. FYI https://www.skepticalscience.com/grand-solar-minimum-barely-dent-AGW.html

      Who benifits from this type of disinformation? FYI https://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/toeing-the-line-for-big-oil-and-the-geoengineers/

       

       

  25. Brian N says:

    It's reasonable to assume that as conditions worsen, people will be forced to wake up. But I see the exact opposite happening in a few family members.

    Rose bushes and orchids in the front yard have been blooming every season for decades. This is the first season in thirty years that the roses have become withered and fewer in number and the orchids have barely bloomed at all. I have yet to see a more obvious, simple, and heartbreaking manifestation of the climate disintegration happening all around us.

    Has this served to wake up those who have been witnessing the wondrous phenomenon of these plants in bloom for many years before I was even born? Not at all.

    Instead, it has caused them to go further into delusion than ever before.

    It's only because we had such strange weather this year, things will go back to normal next year. It's because the plants were neglected and not fertilized or watered properly (even though they are on timed watering systems and bloom without special fertilizers). Better yet, there's nothing wrong at all and it's completely normal. It's like it's not even happening. It completely just doesn't register at all.

    Entire fields of prickly pear cacti in the deserts around Temecula were scorched to black during last summer's heat wave. Nothing to see here, just something that happens all the time. Tomatoes, lettuce, zucchini and green beans – all crops that were so easy to grow in the California climate as little as five years ago – now yield almost nothing if they even make it to harvest. But that doesn't matter because there will always be more food to import from somewhere else.

    I've seen neighbors plant crop after crop of wildflowers in their yards, only to see them die out within a few months or less every single time. They keep doing the same thing again and again, somehow thinking the flowers will do better next time. Is this not the definition of insanity? Shouldn't this make reality sink in? Or will people simply have total mental breakdowns when forced to face reality head on? Where will things go from there?

    It's hard to fathom that this can be possible. But if this kind of psychological pathology is the norm rather than the exception, perhaps humanity will go extinct one way or another regardless of anything else that ever happens.

    On the bright side, I have noticed a monumental shift in awareness of the geoengineering issue and some related issues like toxic vaccinations. At Gem Faire in Costa Mesa, my local library, or Venice Beach, there are now always people who voice their support for the cause. This wasn't the case at all just one year ago. In November, three people in one day came to the Gem Faire event for the sole purpose of picking up materials to help spread awareness. This gives me hope, as do all the people who simply express gratitude to those of us who take whatever time we can to engage with the public on this issue. What once involved facing regular ridicule has now given way to commonly accepting praise and thanks. And while some still can't be talked out of their mindsets of learned helplessness, there are just as many who have become willing to assist in this fight.

    I spoke with a friend today who I didn't know was awake, turns out he took the red pill long ao. I will soon be able to introduce him to this issue. Taking small steps like this with individuals and taking bigger steps with the public at large when possible is all I can do, all any of us can do.

    Many thanks to Dane and all dedicated activists who face things head on. I'm grateful that you exist.

  26. BlueSue says:

    "In facing mass extinction, we must allow ourselves to grieve."

    — Dahr Jamail

    https://truthout.org/articles/in-facing-mass-extinction-we-dont-need-hope-we-need-to-grieve/

    • Dane Wigington says:

      Hello, BlueSue, about Dahr, disapointing that he (like countless other environmental reporters) has still not dared to even mention the one variable that could yet make a difference, exposing and halting the climate engineering onslaught. 

    • penny waters says:

      yes dane 

      stop the madness

      but how to repair the atmosphere!! would need each person to plant and keep planting

      only trees, climax vegetation, can hold and mend our atmosphere

      i understand the ozone hole is now being called a polar vortex!!!

      what is worse – politicians or academics?

      or the countless numbers of people who don't look up

       

       

    • marta says:

      This seems to be the trend now, the way that people who are environmentalists are choosing to respond to the nightmare we are living in. Instead of searching for ways to address the situation they are advising people to grieve and prepare for death. To me this is an obscenity. This is not the way to help and honor the earth. Darh knows about geoengineering and he is choosing to completely ignore it , give it a pass, leave us falling into a net he has constructed for us that has an enormous gaping hole right in the middle. Do not go gentle…. educate, keep waking people up. it is not over. PLease do not give up on Gaia.

  27. Another tip o' the pen to Andrew from Scotland for posting a link to Greta Thunberg's treatise regarding personal assaults she faces due to her climate activism.  From her opening statement: "Recently I’ve seen many rumors circulating about me and enormous amounts of hate."

    Readers : Pay close attention to what this unique individual says regarding  personal dedication to climate activism:  https://www.facebook.com/gretathunbergsweden/posts/767646880269801

    Also view this complete interview:  Climate activist: No gray area for survival  https://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2019/02/01/amanpour-greta-thunberg.cnn

  28. Sandy Patrus says:

    I am beyond livid with the pharmaceutical industry.  Not only are prescription drugs harming people, but they are harming our pets.  Right before my dog got diagnosed she needed back surgery last July she was having trouble walking and her back legs were giving out on her.  After exrays my vet said she needed back surgery but sent me home with these anti inflammatories that were suppose to improve her walking.  She only got worse so we assumed she needed the surgery sooner than later and had it done.  The surgery was a success and after weeks of therapy she walked again.  At the time we had no idea the anti inflammatories she was taking back then could have made her worse until now.  She had to have a suspicious looking wart removed and was sent home with the same anti inflammatory drugs and now she is having trouble walking again.  I immediately took her off the meds with my vet's approval.  It occurred to me then that she got worse before after taking those meds and I am convinced her back legs giving out again had something to do with the drugs.  When I take her back to the vet to get her stitches out I am telling the vet I am not giving her prescription drugs ever again…even if her biopsy comes back negative.  She is getting CBS oil for now on.  She is 13 and I want her around a little longer.  They have laws today so that you can't even sue the drug companies if you or your pet gets harmed by their poisonous drugs. 

    • penny waters says:

      dear sandy

      pharma are dangerous but……

      human hybridisation of dogs has had a perverse effect.

      many dogs, like alsations and labradors have genectic defects from our constant need to 'play' with nature

      one of the most disturbing things for my dad and me was to get mum's dog digby 'put down' whilst mum was suffering alzheimers and struggling with reality

      unlike the way alzheimers is presented, sufferers, in my and my dad's opinion, are fully aware of what is going on – they are in there but just can't reach the outside to engage with others all the time – and it gets more and more difficult for them

      i always knew mum was there, one had only to look in her eyes!

      poor digby could no longer walk and had no control over his bowel or bladder

      what undeniable stupid creatures we are

      well, in the main, there are many sensitives who attend this website!!!

      love to all

    • Sandy Patrus says:

      When the vet's office called today and gave me the results of my dog's biopsy I was thrilled it was benign.  But I let them know that my dog was not eating, drinking or walking.  They could tell by my tone of voice that I was not pleased and told them I will never give her another prescription drug again.  I don't think they are looking forward to seeing me on Thursday when I take her in to get her stitches out.  I had to give her water with a dropper because she was not drinking on her own.  Tonight she ate some chicken and drank water from her bowl.  Good signs.  I hope she begins to walk again…not being able to walk has her very depressed.  I started her on organic CBS oil today and we will see if it helps her to improve…It certainly can't hurt her.   She has those big sad dachshund eyes, and I can't bear to look into them and not be able to do everything in my power to make her better.

    • Earth Angel says:

      Hello Sandy, Best wishes that your beloved pet recovers and is well, happy, and able to be with you awhile longer. I have a large dog (shepard /chow mix) that will be 13 this summer and though he's slowed down a bit is relatively healthy except he's slowly going blind due to some pretty bad cataracts. I've had some other dogs live to that age and even beyond but haven't seen cataracts this bad in any of them. I can't help but wonder if it isn't from the loss of our protective ozone layer and the glaring white hot sun we've had for several years now. Even my eye sight is unbelievably bad now. I am nearly 60 and have been blessed with excellent sight most all my life. It seems to have taken a nosedive in the past few years- don't know if its just 'age' or declining from the intense glare and the EMF we are all exposed to wether we want to be or NOT!! Anyway, I hope you have your 'baby' with you awhile longer. Everything good always seems more precious once we realize how fleeting it really is.. from the beauty of Nature on this once magnificent planet to the love of our family, friends, and pets- I try and soak up the wonder and joy of it all every minute I can. Namaste dear friend!(s)

    • Sandy Patrus says:

      An update on my dog:  took her in today to get her stitches removed and my vet told me the Carprovet could not have any effect on her ability to use her back legs and it was probably associated with her back and she probably has another disk pinching a nerve.  Six months ago she had back surgery that was supposedly fixing that problem.  They never told us this could occur again which would require more surgery unless she jumps from a high place, in that case it could injure her back again.   I refuse to spend another penny on surgery that they can't guarantee, and I absolutely won't put my dog, or us through that again.  In the meantime my vet wants me to keep her very still and quiet and she is not allowed to walk.  Then she said she will call me next week to see how she is doing.  In the meantime, how long is this going to go on?  My dog gets depressed when she can't get up and walk.  How do they even know if it is a disk problem unless they do more xrays or an MRI.  And then what?  More surgery?  I am beside myself, and I will continue to do more research.  I found out an animal chiropractor can possibly help her.  I also did more research on that medicine because I still was not convinced it could not have harmed her, and sure enough I found out in a few cases it had adverse neurological reactions.  One being Paresis or partial paralysis.  This is something my vet needs to hear.  She had been walking fine up until she took that medicine for 3 days.  We have been very careful not to let her jump up onto the couch or any type of activity like that since her surgery.  She sleeps with us at night and we lift her onto the bed and off the bed and she doesn't use the steps up to the bed anymore.  I will get to the bottom of this if it's the last thing I do!  Thank you Penny Waters and Earth Angel for your concern and response.

  29. Gail ~ Yellowhead County Alberta ~ says:

    Well, you did it again Dane! You left me in tears with yet another heart warming story that you have endured. After a show of so many others with such disregard to our planets Air & Soils, to our Animals from around the World, large & small, the Birds, the Insects, the Trees, Waterways, Oceans & all of life within, Food supplies crashing, (Poor Sharks taking another hit)  And of course to Mankind.  On & on… Those that do all of these things with no regard for any beings life. Yet alone to care so greatly for a few Ducks, & to build them such a secure & safe place, then to have it destroyed in a blink of an eye. What a Horror to have witnessed.  And why when you're half awake?  It's very heart warming to hear of the end result, & your Love & Commitment to bring about such Hope. I am so grateful for your Children to have it turn out as well as it did. You & your Wife must have been beaming when your Children returned home from school. Thank You so much for sharing. It must have been very hard to do so.  Bucky is a Very Lucky Duck!   And so are your Children to have such examples on how to be, Good, Moral, & Decent Human Beings while on this planet that once thrived, but no longer does because of those that only see Money & not Life, & it's importance of making a Healthy World go Round!    In the end, this clearly shows how Miracles, Can, Do, & Will Happen, if only one tries to make it better. Make it Right. Give an effort.no matter the odds of failure.  To have even one survive. Truly a Great Hope Story to all listening.  Yes, We Can Do This!                ~ Difficulties are things that show a person what they are. ~ Epictetus ~ 

    And to you order followers:      " Those that can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.!"    ~ Voltaire ~

  30. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    VSF: This video is an excellent presentation by Chris Hedges.

    Chris Hedges Best Speech In 2018
    trustylimbs
    Published on Sep 1, 2018

    Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American journalist, Presbyterian minister, and visiting Princeton University lecturer. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009);Death of the Liberal Class (2010); Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, which was a The New York Times best-seller; and his most recent Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015). 'America, The Farewell Tour' (2018) Hedges is a columnist for the progressive news and commentary website Truthdig. He is also a host for the television program On Contact on RT.

    Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, West Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times, where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005). In 2001, Hedges contributed to The New York Times staff entry that received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002.He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Toronto and Princeton University, where he is a visiting lecturer in African American studies.

    Hedges has taught college credit courses for several years in New Jersey prisons.  He teaches a course through Princeton University in which the class is composed of half prisoners and half Princeton undergraduates.He has described himself as a socialist and more specifically as a Christian anarchist, identifying with Catholic activist Dorothy Day in particular.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oef3wLs3HI

  31. Andrew Coonce says:

    Nevermind Dane, I finally found it. It was under resources, but then there was a dropdown menu where I could choose written resources and not just the Spanish videos.

    I am now going to do my best to ignite brushfires of awareness here in Ecuador

    Thanks for all you do

    Andrew

  32. jodi brown says:

    Hi Dane, Can you show me proof that ALL Raytheon employees have a gag order? I believe you 100% but I'm in a sityation as I am married to a jerk that works there. Whenever I tell or show him the facts about this,he rolls his eyes walks away then yells at me sometime thereafter.

    Hes normally a good guy until I bring up this topic. I know what you're saying is true,I see it in the sky,my soil tests and most of all in nature. I just want a concrete piece of paper so I can KNOW what my husband has agreed to. I'm sick of him denying what there is soooo much proof of.

    I'm a public artist and I hand out your flyers to THOUSANDS of people each year. I support you as much as I am financially  able. I am doing my part to wake people up. I tell everyone I see and Yes all the brainwashed people pretty much hate me and I have very few friends and a horrible marraige,that said You are correct and I'm sure that any remnant that survives this will know you saved them and their families. You are a hero,however reluctant. You will save many lives. God bless you Dane.

    Jodi

  33. Stuart says:

    "Frost Quakes" back in the news past few days. Residents in PA have reported popping or boom sounds which they interpret as seismic origin.  Some "experts" explain the phenomenon as due to underground water freezing and expanding, causing quake like movement.  But no earthquakes reported by USGS.

    I say most likely caused by Geoengineering ops related to disruption of Polar Vortex and the ensuing dumping of arctic air mass over the region last week.

    I also experienced a couple of "window rattling" events here in Orange County CA last week as Engineered Rain Event approached. Very heavy rain intensity here Saturday.

     

    • Colleen Cran says:

      This week I saw a news story on Frost Quakes, and they said there has been little research done on the topic. So they are just guessing the cause.

  34. Paul says:

    A Duck called Bucky

     

    That little duckling gives us more than might first appear. In the first place, this technique of winning the confidence and friendship of animals, from seal pups to ducks, by patiently keeping them company, is the very same technique that has given us two other things: (1) The rock-solid insights into the changes in the natural environment that are the very basis of the truths that find expression in the Global News Alert, and help all the rest of us to see what is really going on in the world around us, that many of us have been too preoccupied to notice, and (2) that fundamental appreciation of the gift of this life and this world, which finds its real expression in contributing to the good of others.

     

    Be grateful, yes, be thankful; be willing to work and even suffer to do what now needs to be done. You in academia, and in the agencies and the military, now is the moment of your greatest opportunity! You can wake up more people with one disclosure now, than the rest of us will be able to do with all our efforts.

     

    Does it make any difference to be ready, some will ask? Absolutely! All the difference in the world. There is an event prophesied for these times by a devout country-woman of North Western France (Marie Julie Jahenny, 1850-1941) and by others as well, that the collapse that Dane is warning of will end in a period of total darkness on the planet, called the Three Days of Darkness. She tells us that the only source of light on earth during that time will be blessed, wax candles; and that only people with light will be able to survive those days from hell. The valid moral of this prophecy, even if you don't accept it literally, is that what mankind is now doing is passing control of the world over to satan and his demons; whose agenda is, indeed, global omnicide; and this will be achieved except for divine intervention.

     

    Preparation is everything! God bless you all in readying yourselves for the future that is now coming. And don't say: “But there's nothing we can do…”, Dane himself is all the proof you need that this far from being the case.

     

    Paulus B.

    • BlueSue says:

      AMEN! Thank you Paul for your clear-sighted, heart-warmed post. 

    • Geoffrey Hanham says:

      Hi Paulus,

      There are old supporting 'myths' amongst the Celtic peoples of Somerset (England). Our old folk knew this time would come – may our Good Lord help us all . . . But pity, pity the old, old wild ones that will be lost – I cannot contemplate life without the lovely wenna (swallows) and the myriad others . . .

      Geoff H.  

       

  35. Andrew from scotland says:

    My 255th email, titled 'Climate Chaos within 23 months…Cup of Tea'.

    Our 2 year Extinction Finale starts when Climate Chaos becomes undeniable. 

    When will they initiate the 2 year nuclear volcanic winter to refreeze the Arctic (and Antarctic) – probably within 35 months.  

    Arctic sea ice extent is nearing lowest ever for date. Very high probability of an El Nino this year. 

    It is obvious that our leaders (lead by the USA) think that organising coups and creating wars around the world is more important than making serious attempts to mitigate global heating.

    In a mirror response to the USA, Russia has pulled out of the INF treaty. Russia will now also develop their hypersonic mid-range ground based missile systems, including a ground based version of their Kalibr cruise missile. 

    Informative Global News Alert: https://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/geoengineering-watch-global-alert-news-february-2-2019-182/ 

    Greta Thunberg has posted a reply to the many criticisms/hate mail she receives: https://www.facebook.com/gretathunbergsweden/posts/767646880269801

    She is absolutely correct, there are no true climate activists who do it for money – unlike the capitalist companies and people who are only interested in the subsidy bribes rather than genuine concern for the environment. 

    ER. "Getting shot is not most people's cup of tea":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBkKMMPlUQY&fbclid=IwAR3Eg09eniYPmY8VZMj-DCe7rZjQRfAQ-gjgCVcoRQJS4Z3LdSw7HzYnbaA 

  36. BlueSue says:

    Dane, you have provided, as usual, a densely critical-information-packed Global News Alert with word-over headlines signaling the peril we face. I found the research paper you cited by Professor Jem Bendell, "Deep Adaptation:  A Map. for Navigating Climate Tragedy" and began reading it at once.  Thank you so much for connecting us with this well-written paper.  Absolutely incredible documentation of what we face from the denial, self-serving avoidance, and censorship of and by academia and the PTB. https://mahb.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/deepadaptation.pdf

    Below is the author's Abstract:

    "The purpose of this conceptual paper is to provide readers with an opportunity to reassess their work and life in the face of an inevitable near term social collapse due to climate change.

    The approach of the paper is to analyze recent studies on climate change and its implications for our ecosystems, economies and societies, as provided by academic journals and publications direct from research institutes.

    That synthesis leads to a conclusion there will be a near term collapse in society with serious ramifications for the lives of readers. The paper reviews some of the reasons why collapse- denial may exist, in particular, in the professions of sustainability research and practice, therefore leading to these arguments having been absent from these fields until now.

    The paper offers a new meta-framing of the implications for research, organizational practice, personal development and public policy, called the Deep Adaptation Agenda. Its key aspects of resilience, relinquishment and restorations are explained. This agenda does not seek to build on existing scholarship on “climate adaptation” as it is premised on the view that social collapse is now inevitable.

    The author believes this is one of the first papers in the sustainability management field to conclude that climate-induced societal collapse is now inevitable in the near term and therefore to invite scholars to explore the implications."

    The paper is lengthy and dense but clearly worth the read. Bendell says, "…this paper is focusing on a phenomenon. That phenomenon is not climate change per se, but the state of climate change in 2018, which I will argue from a secondary review of research now indicates near term social collapse."

    "Therefore, in this review, I will draw upon a range of sources, with a focus on data since 2014. That is because, unfortunately, data collected since then is often consistent with non-linear changes to our environment. Non-linear changes are of central importance to understanding climate change, as they suggest both that impacts will be far more rapid and severe than predictions based on linear projections and that the changes no longer correlate with the rate of anthropogenic carbon emissions. In other words – ‘runaway climate change.’"

    "Already we see impacts on storm, drought and flood frequency and strength due to increased volatility from more energy in the atmosphere (Herring et al, 2018). We are witnessing negative impacts on agriculture. Climate change has reduced growth in crop yields by 1–2 percent per decade over the past century (Wiebe et al, 2015). The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reports that weather abnormalities related to climate change are costing billions of dollars a year, and growing exponentially. For now, the impact is calculated in money, but the nutritional implications are key (FAO, 2018). We are also seeing impacts on marine ecosystems. About half of the world’s coral reefs have died in the last 30 years, due amixture of reasons though higher water temperatures and acidification due to higher CO2 concentrations in ocean water being key (Phys.org, 2018). In ten years prior to 2016 the Atlantic Ocean soaked up 50 percent more carbon dioxide than it did the previous decade, measurably speeding up the acidification of the ocean (Woosely et al, 2016). This study is indicative of oceans worldwide, and the consequent acidification degrades the base of the marine food web, thereby reducing the ability of fish populations to reproduce themselves across the globe (Britten et al, 2015). Meanwhile, warming oceans are already reducing the population size of some fish species (Aaron-Morrison et al, 2017). Compounding these threats to human nutrition, in some regions we are witnessing an exponential rise in the spread of mosquito and tick-borne viruses as temperatures become more conducive to them (ECJCR, 2018)."

    Another excerpt from his paper:
    "A fourth insight is that “hopelessness” and its related emotions of dismay and despair are understandably feared but wrongly assumed to be entirely negative and to be avoided whatever the situation. Alex Steffen warned that “Despair is never helpful” (2017). However, the range of ancient wisdom traditions see a significant place for hopelessness and despair. Contemporary reflections on people’s emotional and even spiritual growth as a result of their hopelessness and despair align with these ancient ideas. The loss of a capability, a loved one, a way of life, or receipt of a terminal diagnosis have all been reported, or personally experienced, as a trigger for a new way of perceiving self and world, with hopelessness and despair being a necessary step in the process (Matousek, 2008). In such contexts “hope” is not a good thing to maintain, as it depends on what one is hoping for. When the debate raged about the value of the New York Magazine article, some commentators picked up on this theme. “In abandoning hope that one way of life will continue, we open up a space for alternative hopes,” wrote Tommy Lynch (2017). 

    This question of valid and useful hope is something that we must explore much further. Leadership theorist Jonathan Gosling has raised the question of whether we need a more “radical hope” in the context of climate change and a growing sense of “things falling apart” (Gosling, 2016). He invites us to explore what we could learn from other cultures that have faced catastrophe. Examining the way Native American Indians coped with being moved on to reservations, Lear (2008) looked at what he calls the “blind spot” of any culture: the inability to conceive of its own destruction and possible extinction. He explored the role of forms of hope that involved neither denial or blind optimism. “What makes this hope radical, is that it is directed toward a future goodness that transcends the current ability to understand what it is” (ibid). He explains how some of the Native American chiefs had a form of “imaginative excellence” by trying to imagine what ethical values would be needed in their new lifestyle on the reservation. He suggests that besides the standard alternatives of freedom or death (in service of one’s culture) there is another way, less grand yet demanding just as much courage: the way of “creative adaptation.” This form of creatively constructed hope may be relevant to our Western civilisation as we confront disruptive climate change (Gosling and Case, 2013). 

    Such deliberations are few and far between in either the fields of environmental studies or management studies. It is to help break this semi-censorship of our own community of inquiry on sustainability that motivated me to write this article. Some scholarship has looked at the process of denial more closely. Drawing on sociologist Stanley Cohen, Foster (2015) identifies two subtle forms of denial – interpretative and implicative. If we accept certain facts but interpret them in a way that makes them “safer” to our personal psychology, it is a form of “interpretative denial”. If we recognise the troubling implications of these facts but respond by busying ourselves on activities that do not arise from a full assessment of the situation, then that is “implicative denial”. Foster argues that implicative denial is rife within the environmental movement, from dipping into a local Transition Towns initiative, signing online petitions, or renouncing flying, there are endless ways for people to be “doing something” without seriously confronting the reality of climate change. "

    "Apocalypse Uncertain

    The truly shocking information on the trends in climate change and its impacts on ecology and society are leading some to call for us to experiment with geoengineering the climate, from fertilizing the oceans so they photosynthesize more CO2, to releasing chemicals in the upper atmosphere so the Sun’s rays are reflected. The unpredictability of geoengineering the climate through the latter method, in particular the dangers of disturbances to seasonal rains that billions of people rely on, make it unlikely to be used (Keller et al, 2014). The potential natural geoengineering from increased sulphur releases from volcanoes due to isostatic rebound as

    weight on the Earth’s crust is redistributed is not likely to make a significant contribution to earth temperatures for decades or centuries.

    It is a truism that we do not know what the future will be. But we can see trends. We do not know if the power of human ingenuity will help sufficiently to change the environmental trajectory we are on. Unfortunately, the recent years of innovation, investment and patenting indicate how human ingenuity has increasingly been channelled into consumerism and financial engineering. We might pray for time. But the evidence before us suggests that we are set for disruptive and uncontrollable levels of climate change, bringing starvation, destruction, migration, disease and war.

    We do not know for certain how disruptive the impacts of climate change will be or where will be most affected, especially as economic and social systems will respond in complex ways. But the evidence is mounting that the impacts will be catastrophic to our livelihoods and the societies that we live within. Our norms of behavior, that we call our “civilization,” may also degrade. When we contemplate this possibility, it can seem abstract. The words I ended the previous paragraph with may seem, subconsciously at least, to be describing a situation to feel sorry about as we witness scenes on TV or online. But when I say starvation, destruction, migration, disease and war, I mean in your own life. With the power down, soon you wouldn’t have water coming out of your tap. You will depend on your neighbors for food and some warmth. You will become malnourished. You won’t know whether to stay or go. You will fear being violently killed before starving to death.

    These descriptions may seem overly dramatic. Some readers might consider them an unacademic form of writing. Which would be an interesting comment on why we even write at all. I chose the words above as an attempt to cut through the sense that this topic is purely theoretical. As we are considering here a situation where the publishers of this journal would no longer exist, the electricity to read its outputs won’t exist, and a profession to educate won’t exist, I think it time we break some of the conventions of this format. However, some of us may take pride in upholding the norms of the current society, even amidst collapse. Even though some of us might believe in the importance of maintaining norms of behavior, as indicators of shared values, others will consider that the probability of collapse means that effort at reforming our current system is no longer the pragmatic choice. My conclusion to this situation has been that we need to expand our work on “sustainability” to consider how communities, countries and humanity can adapt to the coming troubles. I have dubbed this the “Deep Adaptation Agenda,” to contrast it with the limited scope of current climate adaptation activities. My experience is that a lot of people are resistant to the conclusions I have just shared. So before explaining the implications, let us consider some of the emotional and psychological responses to the information I have just summarized."

    Professor Bendell goes on at length to explain "the systems of denial" so prevalent among academicians and professional environmentalists.

    Later, he posits: "One further factor in the framing of our situation concerns timing. Which also concerns geography. Where and when will the collapse or catastrophe begin? When will it affect my livelihood and society? Has it already begun? Although it is difficult to forecast and impossible to predict with certainty, that does not mean we should not try. The current data on temperature rise at the poles and impacts on weather patterns around the world suggests we are already in the midst of dramatic changes that will impact massively and negatively on agriculture within the next twenty years. Impacts have already begun. That sense of near-term disruption to our ability to feed ourselves and our families, and the implications for crime and conflict, adds another level to the discombobulation I mentioned. Should you drop everything now and move somewhere more suitable for self-sufficiency? Should you be spending time reading the rest of this article? Should I even finish writing it? Some of the people who believe that we face inevitable extinction believe that no one will read this article because we will see a collapse of civilization in the next twelve months when the harvests fail across the northern hemisphere. They see social collapse leading to immediate meltdowns of nuclear power stations and thus human extinction being a near-term phenomenon. Certainly not more than five years from now. The clarity and drama of their message is why Inevitable Near Term Human Extinction (INTHE) has become a widely used phrase online for discussions about climate-collapse."

    "Writing about that perspective makes me sad. Even four years after I first let myself consider near-term extinction properly, not as something to dismiss, it still makes my jaw drop, eyes moisten, and air escape my lungs. I have seen how the idea of INTHE can lead me to focus on truth, love and joy in the now, which is wonderful, but how it can also make me lose interest in planning for the future. And yet I always come around to the same conclusion – we do not know. Ignoring the future because it is unlikely to matter might backfire. “Running for the hills” – to create our own eco-community – might backfire. But we definitely know that continuing to work in the ways we have done until now is not just backfiring – it is holding the gun to our own heads. With this in mind, we can choose to explore how to evolve what we do, without any simple answers. In my post-denial state, shared by increasing numbers of my students and colleagues, I realized that we would benefit from conceptual maps for how to address these questions. I therefore set about synthesizing the main things people talked about doing differently in light of a view of inevitable collapse and probable catastrophe. That is what I offer now as the “deep adaptation agenda.” "

    I hope many of you will take the time to read the rest of this excellent and intelligent paper with his surprisingly hopeful conclusion. 

    Dane, so sorry to hear about your family losing your dear ducks, truly heartbreaking. But like you say, what a miracle that 'Bucky' was born. (Buckminster Fuller?)  I had my own pet "miracle" this year too, when I was reunited (just in the nick of time) with a (close to dead) cat that I thought was long dead, as she had disappeared three months earlier (late August) after I had given her a double dose of her seizure medicine. I thought she must have gone out into the woods, curled up and died. When I got a phone call in late November from the Animal Control shelter that they might have a cat of mine, I was incredulously shocked, and drove there straight away to see if it could be possible.  Sure enough, it was my beloved Luna looking so pitiful — barely clinging to life. She was so skinny and scraggly, just dirty matted fur on bones with her eyes so sunk in her head that one couldn't tell they were blue. They let me take her home, doubting she would live through the night. Surely, Luna would not have survived another night in the cold woods, so emaciated was she, when we miraculously got her back that fateful night three months later.  She had somehow survived living out in the woods and was found by some sweet children who rescued her (less that one mile from our house). I took her home from the shelter and she laid on my chest wrapped in a warm blanket as I lay awake on the couch with her all night listening to hear if she was breathing. She did survive the night and slowly over the following days could stand up, walk wobbly at first, and slowly began to drink and eat. Day by day she regained her strength. Now, two months later our dear 13 year-old Luna has regained her health (thankfully and amazingly), has been seizure-free for the past month, and is so happy to be back back home with the six other souls that share this small but cozy space.  

    • BlueSue says:

      Deep Adaptation by Jem Bendell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vwbanH9pgY

      This awake, intelligent, and compassionate human being has endeavored to create a "conceptual map" for "deep adaptation" in light of the inevitable climate, economic, and societal collapse that's coming. He invites us to think imaginatively, as did the defeated American Native leaders when forced to live on reservations, and ponder "what if …  (collapse is immanent) ? "  Many of us know the deep despair he describes, and the transitional phases of denial and grief that we experience while contemplating our bleak future on this devastated planet. I sometimes wonder if we are already facing what the German philosopher-scientist and seer Rudolf Steiner foretold of as the final "War of all against all". 

      As the fabric of our society (and ecosystems) breaks down, reality forces us to reflect on what really matters. We all must do some serious deep "heart thinking" as we seek answers for existential questions. Why are we here? What really matters?  What do we really cherish? How do we want to spend the (precious little?) time that is left before the shit hits the fan? Can we really help change this careening course toward destruction?  Do our good intentions and prayers possess the same power for good as our (right) actions?  Personally, while hoping for the best, but planning for the worst, I am feeling compelled to make some big changes, and soon.  It's hard to know for sure if one's on the right path, but if we're all working for the greater good, like you Dane, there's hope yet for this world.  How we spend our time matters more now than ever.  Let's spend it well.  As Steiner reminds us: "Imbue thyself with the power of imagination. Have courage for the truth. Sharpen thy feeling for responsibility of soul." 

    • Jeanette S says:

      I disagree with and do not like the "sustainable" people having a finger pointed at them of denial. this is simply untrue. I am not sure what the author had in mind when he said the "sustainable" people. you have the people that until lately went by sustainable and theywere the ones getting into saving the forests, getting into organic gardening, attempting to live closer to the land, a prelude to the soil regeneration movement of the present, then you have those that label themselves sustainable and want solar panels on everything, electric cars, etc. which of course this should have been three decades ago. these tech ones are usually from mainstream business hopping on the band wagon. the $ one. It is not that the sustainable both sides of the fence do not know it is that if you run around like chicken little, the ears of the clueless audience immediately close. it is like a coworker asking me well if you think all this, why aren't I upset? and I said believe me some days I want to go in the middle of the street and flail my arms around telling everybody but what would happen? they would 5150 me and I would be neatly tucked away and SILENCED. denial i do not think so. anybody that gets up and does/speaks for the environment is NOT in denial; we have to adjust what we say so that the brainwashed manipulated audience will at least stop to listen. the other parties we have are the masters of manipulation top 1% elite and psycho ceos and then we have the sit in front of the boob toob, stuff their face with gmo popcorn'ers that listen to what ever the top 1%tells them. who are the deniers??

      I have told my berkeley anti gmo crew that the time is getting near and soon there will be no denial of the climate dangers for anybody even the worst of the clueless mainstreamers. and I told them that it is with saddened heart that I say to not help people, as beautiful and generous hearts as my folks are, until the person whose mouth asks you and if it is a group the one that asks and other members of the group affirm that: they know who is to blame for all of the enviro mess we have-the top 1%, that you are there to help them and that they think you have what it takes to help them, that it may too late and/or your knowledge may be limited-you are not Atlas AND lastly that they realize that they are in trouble and ARE already on their deathbed and that by you assisting them, that they can only go up from there and if not it was because it could not be changed or changed in time and had nothing to do with you or your efforts. Having people speak these words may save your life."

      the power structure…"Masters of Manipulation", we hear this every week, right? I totally disavow any finger pointing at anyone who opens their mouth for the environment, anything slightly to do with the environment; they are NOT to blame in any manner for how the world and the environment are. we all know who is.  

    • jeanette S says:

      bluesue, I read the second half of your comment and I too have gone through all those emotions and thoughts. all of those are right on! it is especially good that you brought up "planning for the future" because it is true. we don[t know. it is my opinion that the human race may have been dead ten years ago if not for the extreme monumental effort of all the sustainable/ environmental folk, past and present all the way back to the late sixties and before. so we dont know, things can change. I am in the sf bay area and almost got swallowed up. the founding fathers…one went bankrupt, many came home from the rev. war to find their finances teetering on the edge. grateful yes, but will a buck flow your way. No. and you cannot protect yourself if you need to go into prep mode and the forked tongues and minor league would be quick to point out that you can't even keep a quarter in your change purse why would anyone believe a thing you say? so do spend time on yourself. Last night I went out in the world to see how it was doing, to smile and spread cheer, to make "community" as it is one of the few insurances in bad times. Hopefully, it keeps minds raised a bit. I am a single woman and I am scared to death. what I have done is started looking into prepper things, alternative systems, the make skills (blacksmithing vs. computer tech), survival items, buy your books now folks, thinking about dehydrating food. things that will put my mind at ease. I have also thought about the various travesties that can happen to us and how I can survive them. thanks for bringing this paper and points up.

    • Hawkeye says:

      Thanks for posting this BluSue! A good read but once again " the call to start experimenting with geoengineering" is disappointing. I haven't been able to post for a while. Don't know if its me or something changed here. Hope this works. I thank you all for the great info always. I may not get in here but I got your backs out there! Making some progress planting thousands of seeds and without Dane and all the comments I would not be so successful! Press on my friends!!!

  37. Marie says:

    Sadly the food is under assault as well.  Being dispersed from the sky also. Antibiotic resistance but yet soaking oranges with antibiotics.  Plants and food plants with vaccines being tested for years now.  The latest is this https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2018/oxytetracycline-12-10-2018.php

    Also keep an eye out for transgenic. It is the new word for genetically modified.  You can look forward to transgenic farming ( animals, etc ) plants ( vegetables etc ) – https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/transgenic-animals-in-agriculture-105646080

    https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/transgenic-crops-and-the-environment-2157-7625-1000218.php?aid=81690

    http://cls.casa.colostate.edu/transgeniccrops/faqpopup.html

    https://www.slideshare.net/KajolRoy1/transgenic-plants-ppt

    http://www.biologydiscussion.com/plants/transgenic-plants/top-6-examples-of-transgenic-plants-genetics/84649

    Plants, produce with vaccines : 

    https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jb/2016/4928637/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4769796/

    https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=119866&page=1

    https://www.mcdb.ucla.edu/Research/Goldberg/HC70A_W12/pdf/EdibleVaccines.pdf

    http://fruitvaccine.org

    http://discovermagazine.com/1998/sep/vegetablevaccine1515

    https://www.omicsonline.org/transgenic-plant-vaccine-a-breakthrough-in-immunopharmacotherapeutics-2157-7560.1000147.php?aid=8594

    https://www.who.int/biologicals/vaccines/plant_derived_vaccines/en/

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318361734_Edible_Vaccine_Current_Status_and_Future_Perspectives

    http://www.ijmm.org/article.asp?issn=0255-0857;year=2007;volume=25;issue=2;spage=93;epage=102;aulast=Lal

    The GMO is changing names.  It is being called Transgenic.  Sounds close to transgender doesn't it?  Meaning no male or female but no gender. When there are NO seeds and NO male / NO female.  The seed becomes extinct.  

    https://royalsociety.org/~/media/royal_society_content/policy/publications/2000/10062.pdf

    https://www.reuters.com/article/agriculture-dow-enlist/usda-grants-approval-to-dows-enlist-gmo-corn-and-soybeans-idUSL1N0RI38B20140917

     

    • Paul Vonharnish says:

      Hello Marie:  The civilian population has chosen to remain uneducated in the sciences, whilst forcing their children (and grandchildren to perish from vaccinations and genetically modified crops. Farmers who poison the land are obviously IDIOTS. I could see the environmental bus being driven off the road in high school. That was 50 years ago. The evidence of idiocy is everywhere.

      There are a few gallant survivors attempting to change the situation in the courts – rather than in the streets… >

      Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Demands the Office of the Inspector General and Congress Investigate Department of Justice for Fraud and Obstruction of Justice • Children's Health Defense

      January 14, 2019

      https://childrenshealthdefense.org/press-release/robert-f-kennedy-jr-demands-the-office-of-the-inspector-general-and-congress-investigate-department-of-justice-for-fraud-and-obstruction-of-justice/

    • BlueSue says:

      Thank you Marie for sharing these excellent links providing (not-so) shocking information regarding how we will (not, "could, may, might") next be poisoned through additional and continuing artificial manipulation of our once-wholesome food.

      (From the Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination)

      Transgenic Plant Vaccine: A Breakthrough in

      Immunopharmacotherapeutics

      https://www.omicsonline.org/transgenic-plant-vaccine-a-breakthrough-in-immunopharmacotherapeutics-2157-7560.1000147.php?aid=8594

      Hah! —   im/mu/NO/phar/ma/co/ther/a/PEU/tics

      How's that for a distastefully disgusting bullshit mouthful of syllables! 

      Incase you are wondering like me, what is the difference between inoculation and Vaccination — I found this: (always consider the source)

      Concerning immunization — "In case the difference exists, would it be correct to say that inoculation is purposefully infecting a person with a pathogen in a controlled way, even when the person is already infected, to induce immunity while vaccination is administering dead or weakened pathogens to a healthy person as a preventive measure to check future infections?" https://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/34306/inoculation-vs-vaccination
      "Inoculation and vaccination are two closely related terms. Sometimes they are used interchangeably. Inoculation has a broader meaning compared to vaccination. However, depending on the situation inoculation could mean vaccination. In such cases both are considered as artificial induction of immunity.  Inoculation has various meanings. The term comes from Middle English “inoculaten” which means grafting a plant part to another plant. One definition for inoculation is that it is introducing or placing something which will grow or reproduce. Inoculation of a vaccine or an antigenic substance is also common. This type of inoculation is done to increase immunity towards a specific disease. Vaccination is introducing immunogens to the body in order to stimulate the immune system to produce more antibodies, to fight infections. It is the most efficient and widely used method of immunization. This method has helped people to fight dangerous diseases. Vaccines such as small pox, measles, tetanus, and polio are very popular and effective examples for the above mentioned mission and are used throughout the world.  The word vaccination comes from Latin word “vacca”, which stands for cow. The reason behind this interesting origin is that the first ever vaccine made was from a virus affecting cows."

      https://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-inoculation-and-vs-vaccination/

      One wonders just how the people pursuing such "scientific" things can be so vilely twisted and maleficent.

    • penny waters says:

      wow transgenic food – bizarre

      science huh!

      science seems based on thinking that we, as humans, can beat the system – yes the natural system

      more bizarre!!

      vile and maleficant – nah –  just plain old arrogant and stupid – those two often go hand on hand!

      i pass this way but once……..

  38. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    Repressive [Russian] authority steps up blocking of independent news media
    The Barents Observer
    Obey restrictions imposed by media regulator Roskomnadzor or risk being blocked in Russia.  
    … Over the last couple of years, the number of repressive actions from Russia’s state media regulator Roskomnadzor has been mounting and the targets are no longer only from Russia. Just few days before it sent the letter to the Barents Observer, it warned the BBC that it could face blockage in Russia following what it called «extremist contents» in one the broadcaster’s news reports.
    A big number of Russian independent media organisations fight a practically constant battle against Roskomnadzor and move in and out of court rooms. In August 2018, the independent online journal 7×7 was fined an unprecedented 800.000 rubles and few weeks later the newspaper New Times was fined as much as 22 million rubles. Both media houses managed to cover the fines through crowdfunding and today continue independent reporting.
    Roskomnadzor’s blocking of undesired websites is expanding and more than 330 thousand websites and webpages are now on the authority’s list of internet resources prohibited in Russia.
    In December 2018, the media regulators blocked one of the websites of Aleksey Navalny and earlier the same year the MBK Today, a news site supported by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, was also blocked.

    https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/2019/02/repressive-authority-steps-blocking-independent-news-media

  39. Bettie Ann says:

    DBlot, I farmed organically in NoCal for 30 years and usually had bees kept on our farm.  I often found the bees on me compost piles where I put coffee grounds.  Never figured out why unless they liked caffeine.   Fyi.  

  40. Counsel to persons who are suffering under the illusion that illegal and Unconstitutional gag orders should be adhered to.  The First Amendment guaranties freedom of speech in America, and you also have legal rights as specified here:

    Excerpted from: 5 U.S. Code § 2302 – Prohibited personnel practices | U.S. Code | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute

    "(8) take or fail to take, or threaten to take or fail to take, a personnel action with respect to any employee or applicant for employment because of—

    (A) any disclosure of information by an employee or applicant which the employee or applicant reasonably believes evidences—

    (i) any violation of any law, rule, or regulation, or

    (ii) gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety, if such disclosure is not specifically prohibited by law and if such information is not specifically required by Executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or the conduct of foreign affairs; or

    (B) any disclosure to the Special Counsel, or to the Inspector General of an agency or another employee designated by the head of the agency to receive such disclosures, of information which the employee or applicant reasonably believes evidences—

    (i) any violation (other than a violation of this section) of any law, rule, or regulation, or

    (ii) gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety;

    (9) take or fail to take, or threaten to take or fail to take, any personnel action against any employee or applicant for employment because of—

    (A) the exercise of any appeal, complaint, or grievance right granted by any law, rule, or regulation—

    (i) with regard to remedying a violation of paragraph (8); or

    (ii) other than with regard to remedying a violation of paragraph (8);

    (B) testifying for or otherwise lawfully assisting any individual in the exercise of any right referred to in subparagraph (A)(i) or (ii);

    (C) cooperating with or disclosing information to the Inspector General (or any other component responsible for internal investigation or review) of an agency, or the Special Counsel, in accordance with applicable provisions of law; or

    (D) refusing to obey an order that would require the individual to violate a law, rule, or regulation;"

    There are further definitions of "whistle blower" protective provisions within this Code:

    U.S. CodeTitle 5Part IIISubpart AChapter 23 › § 2302

    5 U.S. Code § 2302 – Prohibited personnel practices

    Complete detailed text: ttps://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/2302

  41. Melissa says:

    It was 57 degrees F today in Billings Montana. The warmest day we have seen yet this winter. Tomorrow our high is 14 degrees F! Seriously no one seems to regard this as odd. They all spew the same Montana rhetoric “ well that’s Montana for you” that somehow it’s normal to plummet 43 degrees!  people in Montana need to wake up and look up. I Planes flying nonstop today spraying in the clouds and weather . Yet no one notices!  It’s so blatantly obvious anymore. I am convinced if these sociopaths would quit ice nucleating us our weather would be in the 50’s all winter. Totally unheard of for winter.

  42. Melissa says:

    It was 57 degrees F today in Billings Montana. The warmest day we have seen yet this winter. Tomorrow our high is 14 degrees F! Seriously no one seems to regard this as odd. They all spew the same Montana rhetoric “ well that’s Montana for you” that somehow it’s normal to plummet 43 degrees!  people in Montana need to wake up and look up. I Planes flying nonstop today spraying in the clouds and weather . Yet no one notices!  It’s so blatantly obvious anymore. I am convinced if these crazy geoengineers would quit ice nucleating us our weather would be in the 50’s all winter. Totally unheard of for winter.

  43. Tad says:

    Definitely feel as if I've found a kindred soul in Dane. The more video presentations/alerts that I watch, the more apparent Dane's earnest passion for nature and other creatures comes through; and his breadth of knowledge concerning politics, economics, science, biology, history, etc is so spot on… I no longer feel like alien sojourner. 

    And his story about the lost ducks really hit home, as something very similar, if not more sinister, hit my family last year. Trying to find meaning in such disasters seems almost impossible… thanks for sharing your story, Dane, as helps to know someone else who "knows."

  44. DblOT says:

    Dane,

    I am a mead maker. My honey sources ,as of last year,have been producing honey that ,in my opinion, was inferior. The color has been darker and some as dark as molasses. I really don't know what the bees are feeding on. They say wildflowers etc.  Anyway, should I be concerned about the presence of Aluminum in my honey supply? 

    • Jeanette S says:

      It is said that bees have 70 times the concentration of nano/aluminum than humans do. they must be getting it from pollen and nectar… If you live in a place where it rains maybe it isnt so bad plants get a rinsing but like here in ca it does not rain so the plants do not get rinsed off. and maybe it depends on the plants whether they uptake the nano-aluminum, but it falls on everything and sticks I'm sure to tacky oily things such as pollen. It is said that the aluminum gets in the plants from water nutrient uptake; I do not know about blowing on them. It is said that the n. a. particles can fit between cells and pierce them. but this is in the food, air and water for humans too. so you would be getting some anyhow, I suppose. and if bees go on flowers, I would think they are clean when they first open and then the longer the flowers last the more aluminum they collect. It is everywhere.

    • liz b netherland says:

      Nano particles from the chemtrails are inundating us, and the bees. They are in the water, air, and soil where everything grows.

       

  45. Benjamin Cehic says:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/366859587212246/?ti=cl

     

    The above link is information regarding the UMSL event February 7th. Please come. It is free, it is important and lets make the changes we need to see. It is very easy to sit back and read the issues but it is more powerful to come together and support these events. 

    I look forward to seeing everyone.

  46. Betty williams says:

    it's getting really bad now, everyone needs to wake up.

  47. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    A Lawless Government / Paul Craig Roberts – Jan.30, 2019
    Today judges permit unethical behavior by prosecutors that deprives defendants of a fair trial, because judges don’t want the bother of trials any more than prosecutors do.   Consequently, according to official statistics 97% of federal criminal cases are settled by a defendant pleading guilty to a charge negotiated by his attorney and a prosecutor.
    As the charge is a negotiated or made-up one, most people in prison are there for confessing to crimes that never occurred.

    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/01/30/a-lawless-government/

     

    • LS says:

      Thanks VSF….This is happening in all courts. I know a women who saw a young women beating on her son and comfronted the girl saying don't come around my family again.  Women makes remarks from a barstool – causes other person to report to authorities. Accusations are actually what she had done to the male. She hid from summons and didn't appear in court. Young man was forced to plea to false imprisonment in order to avoid trail and $7K more to defend himself –  from no evidence. Strong arm tactics of prosecutors run amok.

    • Karl Pomeroy says:

      What you are saying about 97% of defendants taking plea bargains whether guilty or not is absolutely true, as I know from talking to at least four lawyers about charges against a friend of mine. Not only do judges not want to bother with trials, but also, the courts are swamped with illegal aliens. At one hearing for my friend, all of the 30-odd defendants were illegal immigrants except him. What does this have to do with geoengineering? All such injustices are manifestations of world oppression by the powers that be. I want to add that I appreciate Dane Wigington's efforts, and have posted links to his videos on my website.

  48. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    Statement from Nevada Governor Sisolak on U.S. Dept. of Energy’s secret plutonium shipment
    CARSON CITY, NV, Jan. 30, 2019 – Today, Gov. Steve Sisolak released the following statement in response to news that the U.S. Department of Energy shipped half a metric ton of plutonium to Nevada sometime prior to November 2018:
    “I am beyond outraged by this completely unacceptable deception from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Department led the State of Nevada to believe that they were engaging in good-faith negotiations with us regarding a potential shipment of weapons-grade plutonium, only to reveal that those negotiations were a sham all along.
    "They lied to the State of Nevada, misled a federal court, and jeopardized the safety of Nevada’s families and environment. My administration is working with our federal delegation, and we will use the full force of every legal tool available to fight back against the federal government’s reckless disregard for the safety of our state.”

    https://yubanet.com/usa/statement-from-nevada-governor-sisolak-on-u-s-dept-of-energys-secret-plutonium-shipment/

    ***

    Legacy of Contamination / Reuters
    Nationwide, more than 1 of every 10 of the country’s top-priority toxic-cleanup sites belong to the Department of Defense.

    Across the U.S., the military has closed hundreds of bases, often leaving behind a toxic legacy. In San Francisco, the Navy and city grapple with a cleanup 22 years after the closure of Treasure Island Naval Station. A Reuters examination explores why.

    … the toxic legacy the Navy left behind.
    Twenty-two years later, hundreds of families have rented old military homes here – and contaminants are still turning up. To date, the Navy’s $285.1 million Treasure Island cleanup has unearthed concentrations of lead, dioxins, petroleum and more than 1,000 radioactive items.  Among other activities, the Navy had used the island to repair ships with deck markers painted with radium.
    The upshot, public health specialists say, is that the Navy unnecessarily exposed families to radioactive and toxic materials for decades. Since the military pulled out, the island has become home to some 1,800 people, many living in subsidized housing.
    “They never should have allowed anyone to live there,” said health physicist Gaetano Taibi, a radiation safety officer on Treasure Island before joining California’s Department of Public Health.
    … Across the country, the U.S. military has shuttered hundreds of bases under a plan to consolidate operations and save money. Often, a legacy of environmental harm festers long after the armed forces depart: Nationwide, more than 1 of every 10 of the country’s top-priority toxic-cleanup sites belong to the Department of Defense. The Treasure Island cleanup, conducted under yet another federal toxic remediation program, shows the problems that can resurface.

  49. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    Watchdog Groups File Objection To Trump Administration’s Unlawful Effort to Change FOIA Rules and Evade Transparency
    Press Release January 29, 2019
    Democracy Forward and American Oversight Object to Department of the Interior’s Proposed Restrictions on Releasing Public Information

    Proposed Changes to Freedom of Information Act Rules are Arbitrary and Capricious, Issued by Official Who Lacks Lawful Authority
    Washington, DC—  Today, Democracy Forward and American Oversight submitted a comment objecting to the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) proposed changes to the processing of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Among other changes, the proposal, announced last month, purports to:
        •    Authorize DOI to deny requests that specifically identify the records requested simply because the agency may possess many responsive records.
        •    Allow DOI to deny requests that do not identify a specific agency activity pertaining to the requested records, even where the request seeks a narrow and discrete category of records.
        •    Allow DOI to limit the number of records DOI will process for a given requester, potentially hamstringing public interest and news media groups despite their vital role in furthering the transparency interests at the heart of FOIA.
    These proposed changes—among others—violate FOIA and unlawfully fail to consider alternative approaches that would more effectively advance the transparency interests underlying the statute.
    DOI’s proposed rule was issued by Principal Deputy Solicitor of the Interior Department Daniel Jorjani. In today’s comment, the groups further assert that Mr. Jorjani—who has not been confirmed by the Senate to serve as DOI’s Solicitor—does not have legal authority to issue a proposed or final rule on the agency’s behalf.
    “In one of his last public acts before slinking out of Washington, former Secretary Zinke attempted to shield his agency’s repeated wrongdoing with this unlawful rule,” said Democracy Forward Executive Director Anne Harkavy. “We will continue to support the American people’s right to transparency against an administration that prefers to unlawfully operate in the dark.”
    “It is absurd that the Trump administration is attempting to justify this blatant attack on transparency by citing its own failure to process public records requests,” said Austin Evers, Executive Director of American Oversight. “The Freedom of Information Act played a key role in enabling watchdogs and journalists to uncover former secretary Zinke’s wide-ranging corruption. Interior’s proposed rule will hurt Americans’ ability to hold government officials accountable — and in this administration, it’s more important than ever for the public to know what our leaders are doing.”
    The groups assert that the proposed FOIA rule is unlawful because:
        •    It is inconsistent with the text and purpose of FOIA;
        •    DOI’s argument that it lacks resources to respond to FOIA requests results from its own decisions to underfund its FOIA program, and in any event does not justify further shielding the Department from public accountability; and
        •    Limiting FOIA processing rates on a per-requester basis has no precedent under FOIA jurisprudence and could undermine the vital role of public interest and news media organizations in effectuating FOIA’s purpose.
    In their comment, Democracy Forward and American Oversight assert that “the root cause of the problems described by DOI… is DOI’s failure to adequately fund and resource its FOIA responsibilities in the face of increasing FOIA demand.” Under the Trump Administration, the Department of the Interior has committed several serious violations of federal law, including open government laws. The groups submitted their comment to the Department of the Interior on January 29, 2019, following DOI’s extension of the comment period by a single day.

    https://democracyforward.org/press/watchdog-groups-file-objection-to-trump-administrations-unlawful-effort-to-change-foia-rules-and-evade-transparency/

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