The John James Newsletter 229

posted May 18, 2018, 2:44 AM by Clement Clarke
The John James Newsletter 229

12 May 2018  

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For the $3-trillion spent  bailing-out the shareholders of two corrupt mortgage lenders and a failing bank we could have built enough offshore wind turbines to power the entire planet, fixing dangerous climate-change globally and permanently
David Page

Coal can't compete because the cost of coal is always going to be more than the cost of sun and wind 
Kerry Schott

The world seems to have swung to the right, to limited, measurable, material issues, and left spirit and dreaming and the depths of soul behind
Viki Wright

Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened 
Winston Churchill

Mars Today - A 'Business-As-Usual' Model for Earth Tomorrow
There are parallels between methane explosions in the Yamal and on Mars. The volcanic cones' that populate this terrain are demonstrably more likely to be intrusive permafrost mounds. The dramatic explosion of Siberian permafrost mounds over the last four years seems similar. Can this 'snapshot' of an abrupt, mass-devolatilisation event in-progress tell us anything about current events in Siberia? There is reason to believe that the Siberian explosions are only just beginning as neither the 1000s of onshore lake depressions across the Yamal-Pangody region nor the methane-venting 'pockmarks' of the various Arctic sea-floors show any evidence of explosive genesis, having thermokarstic- and subsidence-origins, respectively. What Mars shows is that once a certain permafrost stability threshold is passed, either through increasing temperature or decreasing pressure, the explosive 'reaction' appears to cascade. Mars' explosions may only hint at the near future for a methane-rich Earth of rapidly rising temperatures if Arctic permafrost-explosion follows suit.
Russian scientists find 7,000 Siberian hills possibly filled with explosive gas
A count of 7,000 pingos was likely an underestimate, in Romanovsky’s view. Across the entire Arctic permafrost, he estimated there may be as many as 100,000. They were not there 25 years ago!

'Valued at zero': WA coastal dwellers face financial ruin as sea rises
Shoreline losses of up to 52 metres in Seabird, 34 metres in Ledge Point 82 metres in Lancelin over the next decade. Sixteen private homes are "highly vulnerable" now. Nearly $700,000 in public infrastructure, plus homes north of town and 16 chalets priced at $2.8 million will be at risk by 2030. Governments are under no legal obligation to buy back land or compensate people if property is lost to the sea; so-called landowners technically own the rights to develop the land, not the land itself, “The reality is that unless some new and innovative protection methods are developed, the costs of maintaining current features will likely become prohibitively expensive ... given current sea level rise predictions,”

Will Congress Authorize Indefinite Detention of Americans? 
Congress is considering writing Donald Trump a blank check to indefinitely detain US citizens with no criminal charges. Alarmingly, this legislation could permit the president to lock up Americans who dissent against US military policy. A president may conceivably claim that a US citizen who writes, speaks out or demonstrates against US military action is a "co-belligerent" and lock him or her up indefinitely without charge.
          FEMA’s Plan to Round-Up Potential “Domestic Terrorists” 
Fema Concentration Camps in Case of Martial Law - Full List
Over 800 prison camps discovered in the US. They are heavily guarded by the national guard full-time, but are empty all the time! These camps are  in case Martial Law take effect in the with just a simple order from President Donald Trump. He will remain, President in the White House, until it is over.
Jesse Ventura - FEMA CAMP Full length version HD
Who is Jesse Ventura, onetime governor of Minnesota
It’s Happening: Thousands of FEMA Camps - Slave Labor Initiated and Lobbyists Back It
America harbors only 5% of the world’s population, however, 25% of the world’s prison population currently sit in OUR prisons. Meaning, we have the largest incarceration rate in the ENTIRE world! We even have half-a-million more in prison than communist China. 
American concentration camps
Fema Concentration Camps

Time’s Up to Save Reefs
A new analysis shows a dramatic increase since 1980 in the rate of catastrophic coral bleaching events striking ecologically and economically crucial reef systems worldwide. That leaves little opportunity for damaged corals to rebound. The coral bleaching that devastated reefs worldwide in 2015–2016 is the new normal, accelerating at a rate that prevents the recovery of ecosystems before the next heat wave hits. Ultimately, few if any reefs will be left untouched.

Plants 'TALK' to each other
Seedlings fire chemicals messages through their roots when they are disturbed. These are released when the seeds think they are growing near other plants. They tell nearby plants where to grow their roots and leaves in order to survive. Plants grow their roots towards quieter regions of soil to avoid competition. 

Middle East teeters on brink of region-wide war after US withdrawal from Iran deal
Trump made clear in Tuesday’s White House address announcing Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement that plans for war with Iran are far advanced. He announced that the highest level of economic sanctions would be imposed against the country, indicating that the next step in an escalation of the conflict would involve military force.
Israeli Defence Minister Asks Russia to Stand Down Syria Air Defences or They Will Be Attacked
Top Russian officials announced that if Israel tries to attack S-300 anti aircraft systems, Russia will retaliate and the consequences would be catastrophic. 

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations 
The environment we live in can make genetic changes. There are many examples of this phenomenon in worms and mice, but the study of environmental epigenetic inheritance in humans is a hotly debated topic, and there's still a lot we don't know. For example, studies have shown that both the children and grandchildren of women who survived the Dutch famine of 1944-45 were found to have increased glucose intolerance in adulthood.  Other researchers have found that the descendants of Holocaust survivors have lower levels of the hormone cortisol, which helps your body bounce back after trauma.

Underestimating Overpopulation
When we used wood for fuel we struggled to keep 600 ml people fed. Only the use of fossil fuel allows us to grow food for 7.4 bl people.
Population changes
The majority of populations of Less Economically Developed Countries are growing very rapidly as they all have declining death rates and high birth rates.

WA residential solar PPA could be “absolute game changer”
Buyers of new-build houses and apartments at a property development in Perth’s northern suburbs are being offered an innovative solar power purchase agreement that promises to cut their daytime power costs by 40%.
Low income homes to be offered “no-cost” solar and batteries
Households that sign up – people can register their interest via the ShineHub website – will be given the opportunity to install between 3-10kW of rooftop solar PV and 5.7-22.8kWh of battery storage, depending on their consumption profiles and energy needs to give the customer somewhere between 70 and 90 per cent “grid independence.”

Air Pollution in World: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map

Repower Australia Plan 
1. Rewrite the rules of our electricity market.  Right now, a few polluting energy companies are locking us into old technologies they control. 
2. Repower the country with clean energy. 
3. Replace the polluters. The first rule when you're in a hole is to stop digging. Plan the orderly closure of our polluting coal stations in a way that makes sure workers and communities land on their feet.  Make sure that everyone knows there is a better way forward than the dirty coal plans the Turnbull Government is pushing. Australians shouldn't be subjected to 10 more years of polluting, expensive coal power. They need to know the truth that renewables are reliable, cleaner, and already cheaper than coal. 

#onebillionhappy – Join this Global Moonshot
It’s not crazy, together we can make this happen. This mission is my attempt to fulfill the task assigned to me by my happiness idol, my wonderful son, Ali. My hope is that by sharing his message -his peaceful way of living- I may be able to honor his memory and continue his legacy. I tried to imagine the positive impact spreading this message could create, and I realized that maybe it is not for nothing that I have a high-profile job with global reach. So I took on an ambitious mission: To help one billion people become happier, a movement that I ask you to join so that together we can create a small-scale global pandemic of Ali-style joy.

Criminals Are Now Using Swarms Of Small Drones To Befuddle Law Enforcement
Trend shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Drones are relatively cheap and powerful and, with a bit of practice, they can be flown by pretty much anybody. High fences, difficult terrain, and no-fly zones are just details to consumer drones, and their ranges are ever-increasing: even mainstream drones can now be operated from two to three miles away. A drone swarm takes a bit more doing, but it’s far from unfeasible.

Map Shows Frightening Pace of Global Deforestation
Globally, more than 2.3 million square kilometres of forest were lost during the last 12 years, 
To see the map in detail click here and then enlarge - its amazing. You can study the property next to you, if you go in close enough. 

Three Billionaires Paved Way for Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal
Trump appears absolutely determined to undo as much of what Barack Obama accomplished as possible. In addition, the sheer perversity of his personality may well explain today’s action. But it may also be useful to follow the apochryphal advice that Watergate’s famous “Deep Throat” offered to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in All the President’s Men, particularly in the unbelievably corrupt swamp of the Trump era. Indeed, today’s unpopular announcement may have been exactly what two of Trump’s biggest donors, Sheldon Adelson and Bernard Marcus, and what one of his biggest inaugural supporters, Paul Singer, paid for when they threw their financial weight behind Trump. 

Tourism's carbon impact three times larger than estimated
Global tourism accounts for 8% of carbon emissions, Driving the increase are visitors from affluent countries who travel to other wealthy destinations. The US tops the rankings followed by China, Germany and India. Tourism is a huge and booming global industry worth over $7 trillion, and employs one in ten workers around the world. It's growing at around 4% per annum. Travellers from Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Denmark exert a much higher carbon footprint elsewhere than in their own countries. 

'Despicable on Every Level’: 
After Massive Gift to Rich, Trump Demands $7 Billion Cut to Child Health Insurance. "This proposal is a shameful betrayal of children. This administration and congressional Republicans passed a massive tax giveaway to their donors and big corporations, and now they want vulnerable children to pay for it." Trump is "sending a plan to Congress that calls for stripping more than $15 billion in previously approved spending," $7 billion of which would come from the broadly popular Children's Health Insurance Program 

‘Here Is the Graveyard of ISIS.’ Mosul Garbage Men Collect Remains.
A group of volunteers collecting unclaimed bodies, most of them thought to be of ISIS fighters, from the ruins of Mosul’s Old City. The decomposed bodies of up to 30 people were piled on top of each other in a room of a destroyed house in the Maydan district. Mohammed Tahar Ibrahim and his relatives beginning the arduous task of trying to rebuild his flattened home (photo). 
Raqqa in ruins: Drone buzzes Syrian city

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