The end times is not too far away

Monday 6 august 2018

For those who believe that we can still change to stop the environmental changes. It is too late. Read this.

First calculations of man-made climate change in 1896, by researcher Samuel Pierpoint Langley

A Swedish researcher, Svante Arrhenius, used Langley’s observations before 1900.

Arrhenius ‘colleague, Professor Arvid Högbom, who was quoted for a long time in Arrhenius’ 1896 study on the influence of carbonic acid in the air at earth’s temperature

In 1899 Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin long developed the idea that climate change could be due to changes in the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Paleo climates and sunflats, early 1900s to 1950s.

In 1938, a British engineer, Guy Stewart Callendar, attempted to revive Arrhenius’s greenhouse effect theory. Callendar showed that both the temperature and CO2 levels in the atmosphere had increased over the past half century, claiming that recent spectroscopic measurements showed that the gas was effective in absorbing infrared in the atmosphere. Nevertheless, most scientific opinions continued to doubt or ignore the theory

By the end of the 1950s, several researchers claimed that carbon dioxide emissions could be a problem, with someone estimating in 1959 that CO2 would rise 25% by 2000, with potentially “radical” effects on the climate.

In 1969, NATO was the first candidate to handle climate change at the international level. It was therefore planned to establish a focal point for research and measures from the civil society organization that addresses environmental issues

We have known about this for a long time now, and we could have had the Paris and Kyoto protocols and environmental agreements on the table already in the early 70’s. Then the price of this was probably a lot cheaper.

Now it’s too late to do something we’ve come across the date range a long time ago. Our grandchildren and their children will have to live on the limit of extinction.

We have food area for approx. 9 billion, we are already up for 7.64 billion now. It has been born 83.4 million so far this year and there are only 34 million dead. We increase by approx. 50 million per year.

In 25 years we have reached the limit of how many people have food. The areas of food production are decreasing for each year. In addition, there are many zones where it becomes impossible to stay because of extreme heat.

Contamination of the big cities continues and we will increase the number of people living in the cities. 68% of the world’s population is estimated to live in urban areas by 2050, the UN says. Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050.

There will be fewer farmers and people involved in animal husbandry for food production. Synthetic food comes and will reduce the life of us.

The food from the ocean is sinking and the contamination of the fish will have to be done before it comes to the counter or in the freezer dish.

There is more that will go beyond humanity than this.

We are the last generation who wants a decent old age. Those who come after us must clean up a hopeless situation. It’s actually the end of humanity in a few hundred years, if we fail to reverse the development of technology.

Creating a living world on Mars will take too long. We have not yet got missiles to carry out the journey at a “normal” time. We also do not have technology for terraforming, ie creating enough oxygen for a planet and planting growths on a sandy surface.

So it’s hard to escape this virginity. This summer was a taste that awaits. Winter is getting equally damn and we’ll soon get new ice-age temperatures when the Gulf Stream flips from our ocean areas.

I’m glad I’m so old that I do not get it badest. I may be in the age of the 80’s due to very old family members on both sides. But that’s not possible because of Diabetes 2.

Professor: “Climate change is taking place in front of our eyes”

Monday 6 August 2018

Much of the extreme heat in the world this summer is linked to abnormal winds in the atomic sphere – and to man-made global warming.

In Norway, the exceptionally hot summer came almost immediately after the even more abnormal month of May, when the national warmth rule was regularly broken.

The situation in Norway, Sweden and Finland has been one of many extreme weather events in the northern hemisphere. Canada, USA, Northern Europe, parts of the Middle East, Caucasus and Japan have experienced extreme hot or drought.

Many climate researchers believe there can hardly be any doubt that man-made global warming has made the wave of heat waves worse than it would otherwise be.

“Serious climate change is taking place in front of our eyes,” Professor Rowan Sutton told The Guardian.

– No doubt

Bjørn Hallvard Samson at the research center CICERO uses somewhat less dramatic words, but agrees in essence.

“Global warming has made this worse, there is no doubt about it,” he told NTB.

The average temperature of the globe has moved upwards, as emissions of greenhouse gases from coal, oil, transport, industry, deforestation and agriculture. Therefore, when heat waves occur, they will typically be somewhat warmer than before.

Still new heat cores are completely in line with what we can expect. Over the last few months, new records have been set in more than 15 different countries.

– This is not a future scenario. It’s happening now, she emphasizes.

jet stream

Gradual warming of the globe is nevertheless the only trend that affects the heat waves.

The weather will always be influenced by a multitude of coincidences. And climate change can also take place in more indirect ways.

One example is that climate change in many places leads to more severe droughts. If the drought comes with a heat wave, the dried soil can enhance the heat.

In addition, global warming may affect the polar front and a belt of strong winds high up in the nuclear sphere. The belt, a so-called jet stream, stretches around the northern hemisphere, across the polar front.

Jet flow is of great importance to the weather in Norway and other countries on our latitudes. Some scientists believe the wind system now behaves differently than before – and that high pressure therefore more often remains in peace.

– A key player

Unusual movements in the jet stream are drawn as an explanation of stable high pressure and extreme heat both in Scandinavia, Canada, USA and Japan this summer.

“Jetstream has been a key player in the sensational heat wave across Britain and Scandinavia,” said American researcher Jennifer Francis to the New Scientist magazine.

The connection between the jet stream and climate change is nevertheless uncertain. The theory is faced by, among others, Francis, while other researchers are skeptical.

While researchers continue to understand the consequences of climate change, the consequences of summer’s heat waves have been very concrete and in some cases tragic.

In Japan, more than a hundred people died shortly after more than two hundred died in flooding. Around 70 died in Canada’s heat. The Greek authorities believe climate change contributed to the fires near Athens, where over 90 perished.

Many Norwegians have instead looked forward to delicious summer weather – but not the peasants who have seen crops fade away on the fields.

Why collapsed the Mayan civilization?

Monday 6 August 2018

The answer to the prolonged mystery can be drought.

The remains of the Mayan civilization in Central America are impressive enough as they stand today. They had the capacity to build deep pyramids, temples and cities like Chichen Itza in Mexico.

Here it has lived tens of thousands of people when the Mayans were at their mightiest, between 600-800 AD.

But this was at the end of what we call Mayan civilization. The Mayans built large cities and temples for several hundred years BC, eventually growing into a network of city-states with a long history and complex culture. They developed the most advanced scriptural language in Central America according to the Store Norwegian dictionary, and they had a calendar based on astronomy.

Some would argue that the Mayan calendar said the world would go down in 2012, but it was passed away in security, if not in silence.

Collapse and abandoned cities

But the Mayan world got a bad bite from around 800 to 900 AD. This was not the end of the Mayan, but during this period there was a collapse in the population, and large temples were left to never be used again before becoming a tourist destination in modern times.

Nobody knows what really happened during this traumatic era, but many explanations have appeared. One of these states that the vulnerable Mayan agriculture was hit by particularly powerful and prolonged droughts around this time, and civilization simply failed to produce enough food for the population.

This theory is controversial, but a great knowledge of 2016 states that this is a likely theory of why these mighty cities fell.

A new article in Science supports this theory. An American-British research group has investigated bottom sludge from the Chichancanab Lake in Mexico to see if they can find traces of this dramatic drought, which must have been catastrophic and violent.

That’s exactly what they claim to see.

Capture water molecules

At the bottom of the lake there are things that can tell about the history of the lake. The researchers have taken sediment samples, and find plaster with captured water molecules. These gaps are formed when the lake drops a lot due to drought and evaporation.

When water evaporates, there are more of certain isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen in the water molecules, so researchers can look at these plots and estimate how severe the drying periods actually were. They try to reconstruct the lake’s history.

The laws that originate from the collapse period in Mayarik’s history clearly show signs of extreme drought, according to researchers.

During this period, researchers estimate that it was only half as much rain as usual, and in the worst periods it was up to 70 percent less rain. They also estimate that the luxury would be a lot lower than usual.

This is a sign that the years around the Mayan collapse were particularly dry, but these measurements tell about the area around this lake, which is near Chichen Itza.

Although the Mayan civilization got a bang, it did not disappear. There were still cities, and eventually there were new centers of power, even though they were in a smaller proportion than before.

Slaves in Norway

Monday 6 August 2018

We must become harder against the hard in the face of human trafficking.

A new report from the Global Slavery Index estimates that as many as 9,000 people can live as slaves in Norway.

In the shadows of the organized Norwegian workforce there is the opposition to the Norwegian model. A working life in which people work into big debts, where immigrants are deprived of passports, are housed in small rooms and continuously monitored. Where the wages are so low that they are barely able to live off and there many simply have no choice but to listen to the boss.

This is the everyday of too many people in Norway. We know that because the so-called Lime judgment, almost 1100 pages, has given us a unique insight into the daily lives of the laborers slaves. The victims explained that they worked 12-hour days, but still got so low a salary that they were indebted to their own boss. In addition, they had to live with daily threats. One of the judges must have said about the staff that “they are dogs. They must be treated as dogs ».

Modern slavery is a deeply cynical industry that plays on people’s inner longings and dreams. Modern slave traders make use of people at their most vulnerable and livelihoods on their lack of opportunities to break out of compulsion.

Forcing people to wash cars or sell food is bad enough. But we know that a lot of human trafficking in Norway is also about forcing vulnerable women to sell sexual services. For some, every day consists of both. An apparently normal job of the day and forced prostitution as darkness settles.

Slavery has become part of our everyday lives. We see them when they are in the store, pull the street or wash the car, but we do not know who they are.

What we know, however, is that a completely different priority is needed to investigate and punish those who are looking at the people’s misfortune in this way. We also know that many of the networks that support human trafficking in Norway are international. People who come to Norway and being sentenced for human trafficking should never come in again. It’s time to tighten.