Tag: Climate Change

U.N. scientists report world has barely ten years before climate disaster. Does this worry anyone besides me?

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I do not worry but I care. Why worry about the inevitable. We are governed by Governments who live to be re-elected. We no longer have economies we have corporate investment funds. Our Politicians cannot act without considering the opinion of big business. Big Business buys votes and expects to be able to steer Government Policy.

That was how it will continue to be until ‘OMG’ Day. That is the day the collective business light bulb is switched on. On that day torrential rain will flood coal mines, it will flood roads from Petroleum Reserves, it will cut power to businesses and it will make millions homeless. They will not be able to work and will have no money.

Meanwhile on OMG Day in another part of the World a whole City will be burned to the ground by an out of control bush fire and a whole Island will disappear forever beneath a raging tsunami.

Unlikely – No. It will happen. Then and only then when it is too late will Governments and Corporate Business want to do something immediately positive about Climate Change.

Ask the whistle blowers which Governments are preparing for the widespread civil unrest of Climate Change?

Also ask them where the secret bunkers are that will house the chosen few whilst the rest of us have to endure a relentless extreme Climate.

Then there is the Trojan Horse of Climate Change. I have warned the U.S Government about it but of course who am I – nobody. Somewhere in the World right now are an anti-democracy group who will use Climate Change to dominant whole communities and countries. They also believe the World is over-populated so Climate Change and missing nuclear weapons are a positive for them. Time will tell if I am correct.

We can all agree man-made or not our Climate is becoming more extreme.

What did you think of Theresa May’s speech at the 2018 conservative conference?

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It was ok. That’s about it. PM May is out on a limb so much of the focus was on home-grown problems. There were a couple of interesting comments made by PM May that point towards a possible Philosophy emerging but PM May is not really a Philosophy type person more a ‘can do today not tomorrow’ type of person. By that I mean that PM does not have a Sword to bear for any great movement of the People more a ‘what is today’s problem’ and how can we fix it.

PM May said during her speech “to obey the law even when you disagree with it” . Not a very deep Philosophical statement until you start thinking about it.

I do not know what it is intended to mean but I do know where this statement is leading to. Our Governments are about to enter a period of very widespread civil unrest. It is does not matter what you think about Climate Change now as it is a fact that the climate is becoming more extreme. Never mind the skeptics and the Climate Change experts the weather is beginning to effect economies. That is a fact all will agree on. It is also beginning to move vast amounts of people. It will not get better it will only get worse. PM May also has to deal with 65,000,000 on a small island. The pressures of a large population are beginning to tell in the UK – and they will get worse. That statement encapsulates our future – the law will be more in our faces as daily the factors which cause civil disruption increase.

PM May may have not meant it to mean that which I have described but PM May certainly has the Law very much the top of the Government’s’ Agenda.

The other statement that PM May made was also very revealing. PM May thanked ‘Big Business’ for improving the lives of workers.

This is the same ‘Big Business’ who have done nothing about Climate Change, who employ workers on zero hours contracts, whose CEO’s award themselves huge payouts – even if the company is laying off workers, who take tax credits to employ unskilled migrant labour and who send UK taxpayers research funds overseas and export UK Jobs to China and Asia.

PM May has now devolved Social Justice to ‘Big Business’ which is a common UK GOV theme – nothing is their responsibility. That way they cannot be blamed for anything. Which is why they are so keen to ensure Councils get all the ratepayers funds – so they can blame the Councils for lack of Public Funding.

‘However, PM May is doing ok when you benchmark PM May against the likes of Australian Prime Minister’s Turnbull and Morrison – who have no idea whatsoever about economics and continue to rely on the resources sector to pay for their vanity schemes and projects.

PM May needs a grand plan not a daily job list. Nevertheless ‘better a May today than a Corbyn tomorrow’.

Can any human action ever cause an earthquake?

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Yes it is possible and increasingly likely. Our Planet is a system. That means it exists in equilibrium with all the components of itself. If not then it becomes a state of exceeding ‘critical mass’ and is therefore it is not a system and only a set of totally ‘impossible to forecast’ sets of masses acting only in relation to the explosive forces produced and not in relation to each set of equilibrium(s). The state of critical mass is such that the direction of the energy release cannot be predicted by time.

A simple example being a car engine which overheats. The resulting increases in pressure whilst overall can be calculated are not able to be forecasted as individual forces of each component unless each separate mass is tested at each increase in temperature and pressure. Therefore, will it be the radiator that will fail, the cylinder head that will crack, the hose that will blow off etc.

The Planet as a system is constantly contracting and expanding within a set of forecast-able parameters. We know that as the centre of the Planet cools by allowing heat to escape through the surface of the Planet it has an effect on the layers of the Planets construction – in effect a composite lamination of materials – the strata et al.

There are times when the pressure created cannot be contained within the Earth’s physical environment and hence earthquakes and volcanoes.

The Planet’s ability to retain and release heat is being affected by the activities of man. Heat sinks are being torn down – the Amazon. The effect of cooling masses is being reduced – the increases in sea temperature. The pressure systems of Planet Earth’s environment are being made to interact in a way that effects the heat loss/retention or the Earth’s physical matter. The Planets’s cooling masses the Artic and Antarctica are also losing cooling area which changes the rate of heat loss and heat retention of the Earth’s physical matter.

Some will say its only 1 or 2 degrees the Earth can cope. I say the difference between a car overheating and not overheating is .00001 of a degree and the rate of that overheating is not forecastable.

Earthquakes, Tsunami’s and Volcanic interactivity will increase in intensity and frequency. Each set of events increasing the rate of reaction of the next until we are in a constant state of unpredictable climate change.

I have warned the USA of this ‘state of change’ being used by a hostile force to control key parts of the US and other Nations as a Trojan Horse theory – but they have their heads in the sand.

So in summary yes human activities will cause an Earthquake.

What plausible new technologies would most increase the chances of world peace between now and 2050?

 

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It is not an easy question to answer as Climate Change is increasingly beginning to affect the decisions made about our future.

Example. Would you invest in a new fruit farm in California?

Would you build a high-rise on a low-lying coastal area?

Would you increase the Federal Budget for flood and bush-fire damage?

It does not matter if you agree that Climate Disasters are man-made or not you still have to plan for the increase in Climate Disasters.

Therefore, any technology has to take Climate Change into account.

I would say any technology that is related to Disaster Management and Control, any to do with water and food production and any technology that involves Civil Defense will all be in demand.

As for the subject ‘World Peace’, without technology advances in the areas I have just described I believe the possibility of World Peace to be increasingly remote without them.

Climate Disasters will increase in frequency and in magnitude causing vast movements of people – we are already seeing a yearly increase in movements of people affected by Climate Disasters. Countries will seek to manage their borders in order to ensure that food and water is available for their own citizens.

This could lead to an increase in regional Conflicts and perhaps even a constant state of ‘World Conflict’.

If we want World Peace we must be able to address the ‘conflict of interests’ that will occur with Climate Change and for that we will need technologies that will provide, food, water and shelter.

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With all the hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, and volcanoes erupting in the world, could this mean the world is coming to an end?

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Yes. I always use this description to explain Climate Change.

Open the bonnet of your car. Cut the fan belt. Take out the thermostat. Block the radiator and drive it as fast as you can in first gear.

The engine will overheat, you will lose all your water and the head or block will crack.

Have you ever watched the temperature gauge of your car go into the red?

As the red needle or indicator increases the rate of increase gets faster – it accelerates.

Thar is where our Planet is now and the rate of ice melting and loss of the Amazon is increasing. The more ice that melts and the less cooling area we have the faster the rate of increase. Major Climate Disasters also change the way in which our thermal currents and atmospheric pressures interact above and below ground. We stand the risk of creating a new Climate and one which will not be reversible.

Can we reverse the accelerating rate of increase?

Possibly but we are running out of time. We need a ‘No Disadvantage Mandatory Climate Change Agreement’ – not the waste of Paper and money of the Paris Agreement.

I have written such a system but who am I? As far as Theresa May and the U.K Government is concerned – nobody.

Climate change evidence: How do we know?

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Is it realistic for Dyson, the vacuum company, to be building its own electric cars?

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I had to laugh to myself the other day (to myself as nobody in the U.K speaks to me) because I had just been watching a TV ad for one of Dyson’s Super Turbo Vacuum cleaners. I was marvelling at the level of detail and the operating parameters which take into account all aspects of the environment the cleaner operates in. I said to myself ‘ he should design a car’. Then the next day I read about his plans to develop an electric car.

However, he will face many obstacles. First he is in the U.K. As a brand new vehicle manufacturer he will have to ensure compliance to all markets including the E.U. Being outside of the E.U he will find homologation and type approval a lengthy process. I was a Legislation Engineer for Renault Vehicle Industrials at Dunstable. I know the problems he is going to face.

He is also going to have to ask the U.K Department of Transport what their legislation requirements are going to be. We do not know of them yet. Although we will duplicate E.U Vehicle regulations he will not know if that will continue and how the U.K Government intend to enforce Type Approval and Homologation for the U.K.

He does not know how the E.U is going to enforce border controls on his exported vehicles. He does not know how the United Kingdom is going to impose import checks on his imported parts and what the duties will be.

He will also have to ask the Department of Trade and Industry what the U.K requirements for Product Liability are going to be. We do not know what they are going to be.

He does not know what the future E.U regulation will be on electric vehicles as it is highly likely he will not have full membership of the E.U Technical Committees who help draft new vehicle legislation.

He does not know what the APR will be for commercial enterprise’s in 5 years time as Moody’s have again increased the cost of U.K Government borrowing which will effect commercial loans.

He does not know if the whole of the Eastern coast line of the U.K will be able to power electric vehicles when there is flood due to rising sea levels and power cuts because of climate change. As the U.K Government, Opposition and Governments everywhere have no plans for dealing with major flooding as sea levels rise then it may be that electric vehicles may not be totally feasible in the future.

It is not easy and the U.K Government and Labour Opposition do not make it easy.

What he does know is that he will probably manufacture inside the E.U in partnership with an E.U country and company because right now that is what the E.U is doing – taking U.K jobs and Industries.

Is it realistic? Yes. Is it realistic in the U.K? No.